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Betting the Big 12: Week 8

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So this is a couple of days late but, better late than never, right? Yeah it published a few minutes after a couple of the games started, but I promise I made it to the window beforehand.

LAST WEEK

$40 TCU -6 @ Kansas State WON $36

$40 Texas Tech +195 Moneyline @ West Virginia LOST $40

$20 Texas Tech vs West Virginia OVER 75 points WON $18

$40 Kansas @ Iowa State -23 WON $36

$40 Oklahoma -9 vs Texas LOST $40

$40 Baylor +26 @ Oklahoma State $LOST 40

STATUS

Starting bank: $1,000

+/- for the year: +$111

Week 6 Won/Loss: -$30

New bank: $1,081

Last week: 3-3

Overall picks: 22-16

It’s hard to win money when you keep going .500 on your wagers. Right now we’re floating on a couple of big weeks earlier in the season. Hopefully we can start putting a few more ticks in the W column.

Standard reminder that you should never, ever, EVER, bet on sports! Standard reminder that this is for entertainment purposes only. I am not a real gambler. This is monopoly money. Do NOT take my advice (EVER). Never bet more than you can afford to lose. Bet with your head, not over it.

Oklahoma State @ Texas

Line: Oklahoma State -7

O/U: 65

Moneyline: +235

Texas certainly has been playing better ball lately, but on the flip side, Oklahoma State has been tough all year. Yeah the game is at Texas but I think the Cowboys are still the better team. They may not roll Texas but they should certainly be able to cover.

My bet: $40 Oklahoma State -7

Iowa State @ Texas Tech

Line: Texas Tech -7

O/U: 68.5

Moneyline: +265

So these two squads were expected to finish just ahead of Kansas near the bottom of the Big 12 this year. Tech looked really good - for a half - at West Virginia. But Iowa State has looked almost dominant in its last two games. I’ll ride the flaming hot hand here.

My bet: $40 Iowa State +7

Oklahoma @ Kansas State

Line: Oklahoma -14

O/U: 55

Moneyline: +475

It’s been a couple of years now since KSU was competitive with Oklahoma, and with the way the Wildcats have played in their last three or so games, I don’t see them reversing fortune today. Losses to Vanderbilt, Texas, and TCU have soured me a bit on what I thought was going to be an incredible season for K-State. Oklahoma is looking to reestablish itself back into the final four conversation, and can’t afford any slipups.

My bet: $40 Oklahoma -14

Kansas @ TCU

Line: TCU -39

O/U: 61

Moneyline: +6500

I don’t even know what to put here. Kansas didn’t get to 100 yards of total offense until the last play of the game against Iowa State last week. Now they face the best defense in the conference. You just can’t bet on the Jayhawks until they cover for a couple of weeks. Also, what makes you think TCU isn’t scoring 61 points by itself?

My bet: $40 TCU -39 and $40 on the OVER

West Virginia @ Baylor

Line: West Virginia -9.5

O/U: 68

Moneyline: +305

I don’t know that its a foregone conclusion that West Virginia wins this game, but Baylor was not competitive for the first time this year against Oklahoma State last week. That, combined with West Virginia showing some moxie against Tech last weekend, really makes me shy away from the Bears. Well, that and the institutionally sanctioned rape.

My bet: $40 West Virginia -9.5

RECAP

$40 Oklahoma State -7 @ Texas

$40 Iowa State +7 @ Texas Tech

$40 Oklahoma -14 @ Kansas State

$40 Kansas @ TCU -39

$40 Kansas @ TCU OVER 61 points

$40 West Virginia -9.5 @ Baylor

DrCrushALot’s Picks of the Week

Each week, DrCrushALot will provide a maximum of five games that he likes.

Last Week: 3-0

2017 record: 17-5

Starting Bank: $1,000

Week 7 Won/Loss: +135

+/- for the year: +406

New bank: $1,406

Week 8 Picks

Iowa State @ Texas Tech -7: Iowa St is getting no love after the past 2 weeks which is really odd, I wonder if Vegas knows something

Bet: $30 Iowa State +7

Purdue @ Rutgers +9: Purdue will score early and often

Bet: $20 Purdue -9

Oklahoma @ Kansas State +14: Simply put, Kansas St can't score against legit defenses.

Bet: $40 Oklahoma -14