Oklahoma vs. Kansas - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (1-6) at Oklahoma Sooners (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -38.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma Sooners square off Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at Memorial Stadium on FS1.
The Kansas Jayhawks would love an upset victory on the road to dig themselves out of a rough 1-6 hole. The Kansas Jayhawks have not beat a ranked team since their win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2010 season. Montell Cozart is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 831 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Cozart and Ryan Willis have combined for 10 touchdown passes this season. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 1,027 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Shakiem Barbel has 16 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 110.4 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 409 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 36.9 points and 433 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 48 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has seven sacks and Brandon Stewart has two interceptions.
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The Oklahoma Sooners look to build on their solid four-game winning streak and remain in the Big 12 title race. The Oklahoma Sooners have not lost a Big 12 home game since their 2014 loss to Oklahoma State. Baker Mayfield is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 2,348 yards, 23 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield has two or more touchdown passes in every game this season. Dede Westbrook and Joe Mixon have combined for 1,252 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Mark Andrews has 18 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 217.7 yards per contest, and Mixon leads the way with 739 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 36.7 points and 475.9 yards per game. Jordan Evans leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 54 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has seven sacks and Steven Parker has two interceptions.
The Jayhawks are 7-23-1 ATS in their last 31 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games. The Jayhawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Like most teams in the Big 12, Oklahoma has used Kansas as a punching bag over the years, which includes outscoring the Jayhawks 106-14 in the last two meetings. However, I'm not laying this type of number with an Oklahoma Sooners squad that's one of the worst defenses in college football, ranked 116th in yards allowed per game and giving up 40-plus points in four of their last five games. Even Kansas should have some offensive success in this game. Getting nearly 40 points on top of that is just a bonus.
Don't love the pick, but there's value with Kansas and the points.