So, betting against myself kinda worked out. I mean, it didn’t really work out, because I went 3-3. So if I would have bet what I actually thought, I still would have gone 3-3. Although that’s not a true representation of my picks, because I’m throwing $10 on the Kansas moneyline every week. That’s definitely been racking up some L’s for me.
Ok so I just re-read that first paragraph, and even I’m confused. Let’s move on.
Starting bank: $1500
+/- for the year: -$391
Last week’s bank: $1109
Oklahoma @ Iowa State +20.5, WON $27
Texas @ Texas Tech, TTU Moneyline, LOST $40
TCU +7.5 @ Baylor, WON $18
Oklahoma State @ Kansas State -3, LOST $30
Kansas +34.5 @ West Virginia and the KU Moneyline, WON $27 and LOST $10
Week 10 Won/Loss: -$8
Woohoo! After the disasters of Weeks 8 and 9, only losing $8 is totally a WIN!
Last week’s bank: $1109
New bank: $1101
Last week: 3-3
Overall picks: 29-38-1
Fonzie isn’t thrilled with how this week went, but we’re both confident there’s some major profits coming my way, and soon.
K-State is off this week, so I don’t have to worry about that balancing act. TCU also has a bye.
I had planned on adding the basketball game against Indiana to this week’s column, but as of Wednesday night, no lines had been posted. (That’s a link to Yahoo Sports odds, so it is a safe-for-work link.)
Standard reminder that this is purely for entertainment purposes only. I am not actually betting real money on these games. But if you are, obviously don’t take my advice ever, and never bet more than you can afford to lose.
Baylor @ Oklahoma
Line: Oklahoma -16
If Baylor can lose by 40 at home to TCU, they sure as hell can do the same thing on the road in Norman. Baylor football is the Titanic right now – they’re taking on water, they’re sinking fast, and if the people on board are smart, they’ll get off any way possible.
My bet: $50 Oklahoma -16
Iowa State @ Kansas
Line: Iowa State -10
Iowa State can score. Kansas can’t. Still, I think the Jayhawks take this opportunity to put up some yards and points, and that low Over/Under is very inviting. KU knows, whether they’ll admit it or not, that this is their best shot at a win over an FBS team this year (Ohio notwithstanding). The QB situation is in flux, but I think if Carter Stanley gets the nod, the points will come.
My bet: $40 on the OVER, $40 on the Kansas Moneyline
West Virginia @ Texas
Line: Texas -2
So this is another one of those “what the hell” double takes when I look at this line. Seems to me like it’s wrong team favored, so you know that means Texas is gonna knock off another ranked team at home.
My bet: $40 Texas -2
Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State
Line: Oklahoma State -12.5
A week after putting up 43 on one of the better defenses in the conference, I think Oklahoma State just destroys the worst defense in the Big 12. The Cowboys still control their destiny in the conference, and they know it.
My bet: $30 Oklahoma State -12.5
DrCrushALot’s Picks of the Week
Each week, DrCrushALot will provide a maximum of five games that he likes.
Season record: 16-19
Last week: 3-1
Texas A&M -13.5 @ Mississippi State, LOSS
Pittsburgh @ Miami FL -3, WIN
Florida @ Arkansas +5.5, WIN
Alabama -7.5 @ LSU, WIN
Doc turned around his fortunes last week, only whiffing on the Aggies who got bushwacked in Starkville. Can he keep it going?
I’m giving you all a full five games this week, because you deserve it, and because I feel strongly about all of them. After this week, I will be at or above .500.
Boston College @ Florida State -21. Boston College just lost at home to Louisville by a ton and it could have been even worse. I’ll take Florida State to cover easily.
Penn State -6.5 @ Indiana. Penn State is roaring this season (even though they probably shouldn't be playing football currently) and Indiana will not stop them. Penn State in a romp.
Illinois @ Wisconsin -26.5. Wisconsin will win but they don't score enough for this line. Illinois to cover.
Vanderbilt +3.5 @ Missouri. Sorry Missouri, you don't get to be a favorite against anyone this year. Roll Commodores.
Iowa State @ Kansas +10. It’s battle of 1-7 teams and I will take the points and the home team. Let’s go Kansas.
I was considering claiming whatever the line is on Saturday morning for KU since I think money will come in on Iowa State later this week, but this will suffice.