Kansas State Vs Baylor College Football Week 15 ATS Odds

Kansas State Vs Baylor College Football Week 15 ATS Odds

No. 12 Kansas State at No. 7 Baylor College Football Week 15 ATS odds opened with the home town Bears at -9.

Without their quarterback, Baylor could have trouble putting up their usual amount of points. That might give the edge to Kanas State. In any case, K-State versus Baylor figures to be one of the most competitive games of the weekend since both Baylor and Kansas State are top teams in the ultra-tough Big 12 Conference.  

No. 12 Kansas State Wildcats at No. 7 Baylor Bears
When:  Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:45 pm ET
TV:  ESPN
Odds: Bears -9

Analyzing The No. 12 Kansas State at No. 7 Baylor College Football Week 15 ATS Odds

Bryce Petty, Baylor’s starting quarterback, may be held out of this game against Kansas State due to a concussion that he suffered in Baylor’s 48 to 46 win over Texas Tech. If Petty can’t go, Baylor’s chances of winning this game much less covering any spread, have to be downgraded.

Even if Petty can go, Baylor is in tough against a very good Kansas State team. Baylor averages 581.1 yards and over 49 points per game, but Kansas State’s defense allows 20.3 points and 341 yards per game. It’s true that K-State gave up 41 points to TCU a few game back, but that was the only time this season that Kansas State has given up more than 40 points in a game. Only one team, Oklahoma in a Kansas State victory, has scored 30 points against the Wildcats and only two teams have scored 28 points against the K-State D. In fact, Kansas State has held seven teams to 20 points or less this season:  Stephen F. Austin, Auburn, Texas Tech, Texas, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Kansas.

Baylor gave up 28 points to Oklahoma State and 46 points to Texas Tech in its last two games. Kansas State averages 428.1 and 36.6 points per game. The Wildcats should have no trouble moving the ball against a Baylor defense that has been great at times, but more often than not has simply failed to stop teams from getting into the end zone against it.

The college football betting trends are telling in that neither team has an edge. Both Baylor and Kansas State have been very good against the spread this season and both teams have strong trends that pertain to this particular matchup. Baylor is 23 and 5 ATS in their last 28 games. Kansas State is 4 and 1 against the spread in the last 5 meetings between these two and 21-6-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record.

Without a trend edge, picking the winner against the spread in this game becomes much easier. The betting odds will be finalized depending on whether or not Baylor QB Bryce Petty plays. If Petty plays, there is a good chance that Baylor is the favorite. If he doesn’t, Kansas State becomes the favorite by a slim margin.

Either way, Kansas State figures to beat Baylor straight up in this matchup. The Wildcats have the much better defense and the offense should be good enough versus a reeling Bears’ defense. Kansas State, no matter what the odds, is the pick to cover the spread in this Big 12 contest.      

Pick: Kansas State ATS