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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas State Wildcats (5-5) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-2)

College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)

The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Kansas State Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Saturday in college football action at Boone Pickens Stadium.

The Kansas State Wildcats look for a win after losing four of their last six games to become bowl eligible for an eighth straight season. The Kansas State Wildcats have won five of their last seven road games. Skylar Thompson is completing 54.8 percent of his passes for 306 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Thompson enters this game with 42 career pass attempts under his belt. Byron Pringle and Dalton Schoen have combined for 1,009 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Isaiah Zuber has 42 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 191.4 yards per contest, and Alex Barnes leads the way with 593 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 25.1 points and 429.5 yards per game. Trent Tanking leads the Kansas State Wildcats with 81 tackles, Will Geary has three sacks and D.J. Reed has four interceptions.  

Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys hope for their ninth win of the season to remain in the Big 12 title conversation. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won seven of their last nine home games. Mason Rudolph is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,690 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rudolph has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. James Washington and Marcell Ateman have combined for 1,987 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Jalen McCleskey has 40 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 194.8 yards per contest, and Justice Hill leads the way with 1,198 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 29.9 points and 414.1 yards per game. Trey Flowers leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 58 tackles, Jordan Brailford has four sacks and A.J. Green has four interceptions.

The Wildcats are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cowboys are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Oklahoma State, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the underdog is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

I know Kansas State has injuries to its quarterbacks, which isn't a good thing when going up against a scoring machine such as Oklahoma State. However, Bill Snyder usually always has the deck stacked against him and finds a way to compete regardless. Kansas State is almost always outmatched in terms of talent but still four of its five losses this season have been decided by seven or less points. The Wildcats hang around, and I expect no different here. There's also Oklahoma State's defense, which is downright pitiful if we're being kind. There's no way I'm laying this much chalk with the Cowboys who allow touchdown after touchdown after touchdown. I'll take my free 17 points with the hook and call it a day.

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