The Big 12 football season is here, which means it’s time for our BIG 12 football picks against the spread.
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Last week our picks went 4-0, so let’s get to it!
Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa
This all comes down to motivation and preparation for Oklahoma State. They are clearly the better team, but Tulsa isn’t a pushover team. They have a ton of returning talent, as does Oklahoma State, and the strangeness of empty stadiums and the weird offseason will play a role. Tulsa needs to control the ball on the ground as its best defense will be a good offense and they can do that with the second-most career rushing yards returning in college football behind Clemson. Oklahoma State will win this game easily, but Mike Gundy is going to ease his guys into the season, the starters won’t play a ton, and Tulsa will get a cover.
The Pick: Tulsa +23.5
Baylor vs. Houston
Is everyone overlooking Baylor? Yes, they are. The money is going 50/50 on both teams in this game, which shows a lot of disrespect for the Bears. Houston had a mess of a season in 2019, going 4-8, while Baylor reached a Big 12 title. The Bears are missing a lot on defense, but there are some overlooked players like LB William Bradley-King. Dave Aranda will be very motivated to prove he’s the man for the job and the Bears will win convincingly.
The Pick: Baylor -3.5