College football Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Same Game Parlay picks: Will Howard powers the ‘Cats at +954 odds

Oct 29, 2022; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Will Howard (18) takes the snap from center Hayden Gillum (55) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium
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Why wait for Saturday when you can have college football games on Friday? The schedule makers actually gave us some action on Wednesday and Thursday, as well, in advance of Friday’s competition in the Big 12 and Big Ten. This slate includes a showdown between the Kansas State Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys, 2 teams that may not be at the very top of the Big 12 standings but at least have bowl-game aspirations.

Here is my Kansas State vs Oklahoma State Same Game Parlay for the festivities, which will be televised starting at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN. Also, be sure to check out our NCAAF picks for all the weekend’s big games.

Kansas State -13.5 alternate spread (+112)

Will Howard to throw 3+ passing touchdowns (+270)

Alan Bowman Over 230.5 passing yards (-114)

Same Game Parlay odds: +954

Part of the value in a Same Game Parlay, of course, is that all of its components can be correlated if you so choose. That is some of the plan here, as Kansas State quarterback Will Howard throwing multiple touchdown passes would obviously work well with a big victory for the Wildcats. At the same time, plays that aren’t correlated drive up the overall payout of the parlay. That is the case with backing Oklahoma State QB Alan Bowman to rack up his fair share of yards. But even if that happens, there is no reason why KSU can’t take care of business. Let’s break down each of the 3 legs.

Kansas State -13.5 alternate spread over Oklahoma State (+112)

The Wildcats still have Big 12 title aspirations despite their lone loss to Missouri. Oklahoma State is not exactly in the same spot with 2 losses, 1 of which has come at the hands of a conference opponent (Iowa State). It seems like the Cowboys are still stuck in the mud after ending last year on a down note (they started 5-0 and then went 2-6 the rest of the way). Losses to Iowa State and South Alabama already in 2023 have not helped matters. Meanwhile, Kansas State won the Big 12 Championship last season and is the third favorite to do so again this year. The Wildcats are a high-powered unit that is led by quarterback Howard and other weapons such as running back DJ Giddens (66 carries for 423 yards and 4 touchdowns). KSU is 7-2 against the spread and straight up in its last 9 games dating back to last season. OSU is 1-6 ATS and 2-5 SU in its last 7. I think the ‘Cats can win this by 2 touchdowns.

Check out our full Kansas State vs Oklahoma State predictions

Will Howard to throw 3+ passing touchdowns (+270)

Howard heads into Friday’s affair with a 65 percent completion rate to go along with 1,072 yards, 13 total touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He has thrown 3 touchdown passes in 2 of the last 3 games and there is no reason why he can’t do the same against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are allowing just 3.8 yards per rushing attempt, but they are giving up 233.8 passing yards per game on 7.8 yards per attempt. They have surrendered 8 TDs through the air compared to 4 on the ground. In last year’s head-to-head matchup, Howard torched the Cowboys for 296 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Wildcats rolled 48-0.

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Alan Bowman Over 230.5 passing yards (-114)

This actually correlates pretty well with Kansas State winning big, as Oklahoma State will have to air it out early and often if it is playing from behind the whole night. Bowman is coming off a 278-yard performance against Iowa State, during which he threw 2 TDs but was also picked off twice. He should have a good chance to produce against the Wildcats, who are giving up 264.3 passing yards per game on 7.8 yards per attempt. By contrast, KSU boasts one of the best run defenses in all of college football (73.3 yards per game on 2.5 yards per carry). The way to do damage against the ‘Cats is through the air. This is a number Bowman should exceed without too much trouble.

We also have a Nebraska vs Illinois Same Game Parlay for tonight at +1103 odds


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