Saturday, November 7, 2020, Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m. ET
Jayhawks at Sooners Betting Preview: Jayhawks (+38.5), Sooners (-38.5)
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview
Kansas coach Les Miles will be making his first visit to Norman since he was at Oklahoma State back in 2003, and he doesn’t necessarily look fondly on that memory.
His Cowboys came into the game ranked No. 14 to take on a top-ranked Oklahoma team, and the Sooners romped 52-9. That’s a score that Miles’ Jayhawks (0-6, 0-5 Big 12) could be looking at this Saturday.
The Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium won’t be quite the way Miles described it.
“That’s a great place. It’s a historic field,” Miles said. “It sounds very much like the inside of a jet engine. That crowd’s loud.”
Of course, the crowd won’t be nearly as loud this time around with capacity extremely limited because of COVID-19 restrictions. Miles will have other concerns for his Jayhawks, who have lost their six games by an average of 30 points per outing. Their closest game was a 38-23 loss to Coastal Carolina in their opener.
The Jayhawks have averaged only 151.5 yards a game passing. Freshman Jalon Daniels has taken over at quarterback and passed for 372 yards his last two starts. Velton Gardner has rushed for 325 yards on 72 carries.
Oklahoma Sooners Betting Preview
After some early struggles that resulted in two losses, the No. 19 Sooners (4-2, 3-2 Big 12) have surged lately and welcomed back Rhamondre Stevenson and Ronnie Perkins from suspensions just in time for a 62-28 rout of Texas Tech their last outing.
Stevenson rushed for a game-high 87 yards and three touchdowns and Perkins was credited with four tackles, two for losses, in their season debuts.
The Sooners also got another solid game out of quarterback Spencer Rattler. He avoided an interception for a second consecutive outing since being benched briefly against Texas on Oct. 10 and completed 21 of 30 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite their noticeable improvements across the board, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said his team was far from a finished product.
“There’s definitely a lot more,” Riley said. “That’s the world of overreaction, which we get. That’s the world we live in. You lose a game to Iowa State and everybody thinks you’re the sorriest team that’s ever played, and then you go win big this week and all of the sudden we’ll be the ’85 Bears.”
Jayhawks at Sooners Betting Pick for November 7, 2020
Opponents seem to play “name that score” when going up against the Jayhawks, who have given up an average of 46.2 points a game in their six losses while scoring at a 16.2 clip. The Sooners have averaged 43.5 points a game and are coming off a 62-28 thumping of Texas Tech. The Sooners have scored 151 points their last three games.
Jayhawks at Sooners Betting Pick:
Sooners 52, Jayhawks 10
Jayhawks at Sooners Best Bet for November 7, 2020
The Sooners have outscored the Jayhawks 748-206 over the last 15 meetings, averaging winning by a 43-14 count. The last six games they have a 303-80 advantage or a 51-13 average.
They won 45-20 last year in Lawrence, but the last meeting in Norman was a scoring fest for both teams with the Sooners emerging with a 55-40 victory.
Hurricanes at Tigers Best Bet: UNDER 65.5