Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 09/24/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, September 24, 2022
Venue:  Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  KSU +13, OU -13; Over/Under:  53 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  KSU +12.5, OU -12.5; Over/Under:  53 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  KSU +13.5, OU -13.5; Over/Under:  53 points
 

Season Record

Kansas State Wildcats:  2-1 (9th place, Big 12)
Oklahoma Sooners:  3-0 (3rd place, Big 12)
 
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Kansas State Wildcats:  lost their last game at home against the Tulane Green Wave 17-10.
Oklahoma Sooners:  won their last game on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers 49-14.

 

Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Analysis

 
KSU is entering this game with a 2-1 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 1st road game of the season here. This will also be their 1st conference game of the college football season this year. They lost against the Tulane Green Wave in their last game at home 17-10. Adrian Martinez started that game at QB and he completed 21/31 passes for 150 yards and 1 touchdown. Deuce Vaughn led the team in rushing with 81 yards on 20 rushing attempts. Malik Knowles led the team in receiving with 52 yards on 5 receptions. Kobe Savage led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 0 assisted tackles. Austin Moore and Felix Anudike led the defense in sacks with 1 each while Kobe Savage and Daniel Green each came away with 1 interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
Oklahoma is entering this game with a 3-0 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 3rd home game of the season as they are 2-0 in their home games this year. This will also be the 1st conference matchup on their conference schedule this season. They won against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in their last game on the road 49-14. Dillon Gabriel started that game at QB and he completed 16/27 passes for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns. Eric Gray led the team in rushing with 113 yards and 2 TDs on 11 carries. Marvin Mims led the team in receiving with 66 yards on 4 receptions. DaShaun White and Key Lawrence led the defense in that game with 4 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles. DaShaun White, Ethan Downs, Jalen Redmond, and Jonah Laulu all led the defense in sacks with 1 each while Key Lawrence came away with the only interception for them in that one.

 

Kansas State vs Oklahoma Prediction

The current betting odds have Oklahoma listed as a 13 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Oklahoma looked really good in their last game against Nebraska and that was their 1st road test of the year too. They answered the call with a very dominant performance from start to finish on both defense and offense. Their offense was struggling in their games before that one but they fixed whatever problems they were having as they put up their highest number of points in a game all season and every possession they had the ball, they looked very dangerous with it getting into scoring position most of the time. KSU just had a terrible game where they lost at home to Tulane but they haven't been winning a lot of their games convincingly either. They are more of a defensive team as they don't score a lot of points with their offense but KSU will not be able to keep up with Oklahoma here and this game could get ugly quickly. Oklahoma has always had a good offense but it looks a lot different this year under head coach Venables and he has also added the element of a good defense which they were lacking for years before. Oklahoma has the potential to be a very dangerous team this year with Dillon Gabriel leading the offense and Brent Venables revamping this defense. The best way to place a bet here is on Oklahoma to cover the spread in this game.
 
Kansas State Oklahoma Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, September 24, 2022 (8:00 pm ET start time) is Oklahoma 48 KSU 13.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Kansas State Wildcats: 22-15 ATS as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points. 28-13 ATS after scoring 14 points or less last game. 18-6 OVER off an upset loss as a favorite.
Oklahoma Sooners: 9-18 ATS after allowing 17 points or less in 3 straight games. 24-15 OVER off 2 or more consecutive unders. 6-1 OVER after playing their last game on the road. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Kansas State Wildcats:  W. Honas (LB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed. S. Robinson (LB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed. T. Poitier (OL) out for season - Knee.
Oklahoma Sooners:  None.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Teams are going to key on Deuce because he's a special player. We've got to ways to get the ball to Malik (Knowles) and Phil (Brooks) and Kade (Warner) and those guys, and let them have opportunities with the ball in space. We've got to be more efficient." - Chris Klieman after his team’s loss against Tulane in their last game.
 
 
"We've not done anything but win our first road game. No one here is beating their chest. Today was a good, strong win and I think we improved today in lots of different ways." - Brent Venables after his team’s win against Nebraska in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Kansas State Wildcats
WR Knowles, Malik
WR Warner, Kade
WR Brooks, Phillip 
TE Wheeler, Sammy
QB Martinez, Adrian
RB Vaughn, Deuce
FB Moore, Christian 
 
Oklahoma Sooners
WR Wease, Theo
WR Farooq, Jalil
WR Mims, Marvin 
TE Willis, Brayden
QB Gabriel, Dillon
RB Gray, Eric 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Kansas State Wildcats
Passing: A. Martinez (304)
Rushing: D. Vaughn (352)
Receiving: W. Swanson (92)
Touchdowns: D. Vaughn (3)
 
Oklahoma Sooners
Passing: D. Gabriel (759)
Rushing: E. Gray (286)
Receiving: M. Mims (310)
Touchdowns: M. Major (5)
 
Coaches:
Kansas State Wildcats: Chris Klieman (4th season)
Oklahoma Sooners: Brent Venables (1st season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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