The Big 12 football season is here, which means it’s time for our BIG 12 football picks against the spread. Our picks went 1-1 against the spread last week, and we are still 22-16 on the season, so let’s go!
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Texas vs. Iowa State
This is the game of the week in the Big 12 with the winner likely to make the Big 12 Title game. Iowa State is on a roll and played their best game of the season last week vs. K-State. They’re 4-2 against the spread in their last six games. Also, Iowa State is the last penalized team in the Big 12 going up against the most penalized team in Texas. And while about 58% of the bets are coming in on Texas, the line keeps moving for Iowa State. If you need to buy a half or full point, I would just to be safe.
The Pick: Iowa State pick ’em
Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech
The Pokes had a bad loss in Bedlam, mostly because their O-line got smoked. But Tech is 9th in the Big 12 in sacks this season with only 12 sacks in eight games. Meantime, OU was tops in the Big 12 in sacks. Also, Tech comes in with the second-worst rush defense in the Big 12, which should help Chuba Hubbard and the Oklahoma State running game get going. Also, Tech isn’t the same on the road vs. at home. Tech is 0-5 against the spread on the road in their last five games away from Lubbock.
The Pick: Oklahoma State -10.5
Baylor vs. Kansas State
K-State’s offensive line was smoked by Iowa State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. They are three of the top four teams in the Big 12 in sacks this season, while Baylor is 8th in the Big 12 in that category. K-State looked awful last week but they had their COVID-19 issues on top of everything else. I think they’ll get a bounceback game but I would also buy 1/2 a point.
The Pick: Kansas State +6
TCU vs. Kansas
I bet in favor of Kansas once this season and I lost (Iowa State game). I’m not making that mistake again. TCU is 4-3-1 against the spread this year but KU is 0-6-1 on the season. TCU has been sneaky good running the ball this season with 4.4 yards per carry, which is third in the Big 12, while KU is last in the Big 12 in rushing defense (5.3 ypc). I can’t go with KU in this spot.
The Pick: TCU -24
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