The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners play the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday night, and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds, and over/under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at BetMGM.
The game starts at 7 p.m. Central and can be seen on Fox.
Oklahoma and Kansas State come into this Week 4 matchup in very different spots.
The Sooners return home after a statement-making, 49-14, win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Wildcats head on the road following a disappointing 17-10 loss to Tulane.
As we saw in 2021, Tulane’s a well-coached team with some talented players. While Kansas State has some talent as well, this seems to be a mismatch.
Quarterback Adrian Martinez is averaging fewer yards per attempt than running back Deuce Vaughn. There seems to be little trust in Martinez to throw the ball. He’s averaging just 4.6 yards per attempt and has only thrown for an average of 101.33 yards per game through three weeks. Now the Wildcats haven’t needed him to throw much, but when they have asked him to throw, he hasn’t been able or willing to push the ball down the field.
Vaughn is a fantastic player, one of the best in the country. But he’s not enough for the Wildcats to win this game. Kansas State will have to get players such as Malik Knowles involved in the passing game to keep up with the Sooners’ high-octane offensive attack.
Oklahoma will have a defensive plan to slow down Vaughn and when Martinez is forced to throw in obvious passing situations, the Sooners’ pass rush will put the pressure on.
Dillon Gabriel has a sharp week and the Sooners continue to keep defenses guessing with their balanced offensive attack.
The lines, courtesy of BetMGM
Point spread: Oklahoma minus-13
Money line: Oklahoma minus-450 / Kansas State plus-340
Click here to place your bets at BetMGM.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State injury report:
No Injuries to report.
Will Honas, LB: Questionable (Undisclosed), missed the last three games.
Shawn Robinson, LB: Questionable (Undisclosed), missed the last three games.
Taylor Poitier, OL: Out for Season (Knee).
Advice and prediction
Though the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State Wildcats have played several close games in recent years, the Sooners come in on a roll on both sides of the ball.
Their decimation of Nebraska should not be taken lightly. The Cornhuskers have some really good offensive weapons, and the Sooners held them to seven points until a garbage time touchdown provided the final score.
Kansas State may keep this game close in the first quarter, but as we’ve seen from the Sooners, they play great heading into halftime and coming out of the third quarter.
Oklahoma’s offensive weapons overwhelm a Kansas State defense that hasn’t really been tested, and the defense slows down Deuce Vaughn for another impressive win for the Sooners.
The Sooners are 2-1 against the point spread under Brent Venables. They narrowly missed the cover in their Week 2 33-3 win against Kent State. The Sooners were driving late in the game. Facing a fourth down, they presumably could have tried for a long field goal. However, Brent Venables opted to try for the first down. The Sooners didn’t pick up the necessary yardage, which led to the final margin.
Look for the Sooners to keep the edge that they had facing Nebraska last week and easily cover the minus-13 points from Bet MGM.
Take the Sooners minus the points, but stick with the under again this week. Kansas State doesn’t have the offensive firepower to play catchup with the Sooners.
Record against the spread in 2022: 5-1.
Get more betting analysis and predictions at Sportsbook Wire.
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Kansas State: Sooners Wire staff plus expert predictions
Gannett may earn revenue from sports betting operators for audience referrals to betting services. Sports betting operators have no influence over nor are any such revenues in any way dependent on or linked to the newsrooms or news coverage. See applicable operator site for its terms and conditions. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call the National Council on Problem Gambling 24/7 at 1-800-GAMBLER. Must be 21 or older to gamble.
Contact/Follow us @SoonersWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Oklahoma news, notes, and opinions. Let us know your thoughts, and comment on this story below. Join the conversation today. You can also follow John on Twitter @john9williams.