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Oklahoma vs. Kansas, Penn State vs. Michigan point spread

 College football is still in full force this week with plenty of games with questionable outcome and today we will start our NCAA football point spread and lines preview with two matchups bound to attract the bettors, Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks and Penn State vs. Michigan. The No. 24 Kansas (5-1) will welcome on Saturday the 25th ranked Oklahoma Sooners (3-3), a battle the outcome of which will give the winner a lift from the bottom of the college football rankings. On the same day the Michigan Wolverines (5-2) will host the No. 13 Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1) in Ann Arbor in hopes of getting back in the 25, a place lost thanks to consecutive loses to Iowa and rival Michigan State.

 Unfortunately for the Wolverines' fans, both the odds makers and the stats are against Michigan this week. The last time Michigan welcomed Penn State in October of last year, the Wolverines lost the game 46-17. And judging from the latest spread and lines on this college football games, the Michigan fans are up for another disappointment this weekend. At the popular sports betting website Bookmaker, the Michigan Wolverines are underdog with odds +160, while Penn State will come out in Ann Arbor as -190 favorite to win the college football game. The Penn State vs. Michigan point spread is currently set at -4 points chalk the Nittany Lions with the total set by the odds maker at 47.5 points. Bettors should keep in mind that Penn State is 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games when playing Michigan and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games when playing Penn State. At Michigan running back Brandon Minor was upgraded to probable, well recovered from ankle injury and only running back Carlos Brown is listed as questionable, nursing concussion. At Penn State running back Stephfon Green is also questionable for the Week 8 college football game, with linebacker Michael Mauti out for the season.

 Equally important Week 8 game is in front of the Oklahoma Sooners, who have managed to deliver in only half their games this season and on Saturday will have to face the though Kansas Jayhawks at the Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. Here the odds makers at Bookmaker are much more generous to the Sooners - Oklahoma, winning last year's matchup with the Jayhawks 45-31, are holding the favorite -320 odds to beat Kansas on the road, while the Kansas Jayhawks will come out in front of home audience as big underdog with odds +270 on a victory. The Oklahoma vs. Kansas point spread is currently at -8 points chalk the Oklahoma Sooners and the total expected by the bookmaker is listed as 55.5 points. It's worth noting that Oklahoma is 6-1-1 against the spread in its last 8 games on the road and the total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games. A small advantage for the Jayhawks is the clean injury list, while at Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is out for Week 8 with shoulder injury, defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger is out indefinitely with back injury and both tight end Jermaine Gresham and linebacker Tom Wort are out for the season with knee injuries.

 Published on 10/23/2009

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