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College Football Betting Preview: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
October 6, 2023
Boone Pickens Stadium will be rocking this coming Friday Night as the Oklahoma State Cowboys will host the Kansas State Wildcats in College Football.
The Kansas State Wildcats started Big 12 play off with a win at home against the UCF Knights while the Oklahoma State Cowboys lost their Big 12 opener against the Iowa State Cyclones which has also extended their losing streak to three games. Will the Wildcats start the season off 2-0 in Big 12 action or will the Cowboys end their two-game losing streak? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Kansas State Wildcats enter this game with a record of 3-1 following a 44-31 win at home against the UCF Knights while covering the 6-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the college football season. Kansas State scored 44 points while compiling a total of 536 yards offensively which included 255 passing yards and 281 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 407 total yards defensively which included 264 passing yards and 143 rushing yards. Will Howard led the team in passing, completing 27 of 42 attempts for 255 yards and an interception while rushing for 64 yards and two touchdowns. DJ Giddens led the team in rushing with 30 carries for 207 yards and four touchdowns while also leading the team in receiving with eight receptions for 86 yards.
Oklahoma State enters this game with a record of 2-2 following a 27-34 loss on the road against the Iowa State Cyclones while failing to cover the 3.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 4 of the college football season. The Cowboys scored 27 points while compiling a total of 409 yards offensively which included 278 passing yards and 131 rushing yards while allowing 34 points and 422 total yards defensively which included 348 passing yards and 74 rushing yards. Alan Bowman led the team in passing, completing 23 of 48 attempts for 278 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for five yards and a touchdown. Ollie Gordon II led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 121 yards while adding four receptions for 14 yards. De’Zhaun Stribling led the team in receiving, catching three of nine targets for 60 yards.
BookMaker has the Kansas State Wildcats listed as 11.5-point favorites on the road against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday evening in week 6 of the college football season. Oklahoma State has won six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while the Wildcats are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. Kansas State is 3-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, 3-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-0 ATS in conference games this season while the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 1-3 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS at home, 0-1 ATS as an underdog, and 0-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
Kansas State has been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. The Wildcats have also been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-1 ATS overall while the Cowboys are 1-3 ATS overall. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Kansas State Wildcats -11 on BookMaker for this matchup on Friday evening.
Spooky Express Pick: Kansas State Wildcats -11
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