Kansas State at Texas Tech Odds & Weather Report: Wind Could Be a Factor at Bill Snyder Stadium (Saturday, Oct. 3)
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- Kansas State and Texas Tech know all about games with a ton of points.
- Their last respective games delivered a combined 192 points, so you would expect another high-scoring affair.
- However, Mother Nature and her wind have other ideas.
Kansas State at Texas Tech Odds
|Kansas State Odds||-1 [BET NOW]|
|Texas Tech Odds||+1 [BET NOW]|
|Over/Under||62.5 [BET NOW]|
|Time||3:30 p.m. ET|
Texas Tech and Kansas State’s matchup Saturday got a whole lot more interesting following last week’s results.
With Tech taking the Texas Longhorns to overtime and K-State completing a comeback win over Oklahoma, the Wildcats are slight favorites (-1.5) in today’s showdown in Manhattan, Kan.
More prevalent to this article, though, the total is set at 63.5, following point totals of 119 and 73 in those two games, respectively.
And while that may seem like an easy mark to reach (as evidenced by the 65% of bettors taking the over), there is one factor that could keep scoring in check today …
Texas Tech vs. Kansas State Weather Report
The wind will be blowing straight across Bill Snyder field at 15 to 17 mph throughout the entirety of the game.
Historically speaking, that’s been a one-ingredient recipe for the under.
In our database (since 2005), college football games with 13+ mph winds have hit the under at a 57% clip on a sample of nearly 1,000 games (543-417-14). And that makes plenty of sense, too.
With the wind making passing more difficult, big plays should be harder to come by. And as that leads to more of a run-heavy style, the clock should be moving, making it harder for the offenses to rack up a high-point total.
Of course, field-goal kickers won’t be happy with this either, as all kicks will be impacted by the wind, regardless of which direction the offense is moving.
As of 11:45 a.m. ET, the total sits at 63 at PointsBet, which is down from as high as 66 on Tuesday.