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Betting the Big 12: Week 6

Good grief Mike, what were you thinking?

Oklahoma State v Texas Tech Photo by John Weast/Getty Images

Hahaha. Back to reality! 1-2 this week not including the bonus parlay that was an utter failure as home teams went just 1-2 against the spread last week.

Oh well.

Such is the life of a sports bettor (or so I would imagine). It’s definitely a roller coaster.


Texas @ Iowa State OVER 63.5 points, LOST $40

Baylor @ Kansas State OVER 59 points, LOST $40

Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech UNDER 83.5 points, WON $36

Parlay all home teams to cover, LOST $20


Starting bank: $1,000

+/- for the year: +$183

Week 5 Won/Loss: -$64

New bank: $1,119

Last week: 1-2

Overall picks: 17-11

So I’m slowly getting worse as the season wears on - or Vegas is getting better. One of those. Either way, we’ll soldier on.

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.

Iowa State @ Oklahoma

Line: Oklahoma -28

O/U: 68.5

Moneyline: +3000

Iowa State played Texas really tough, so that means the Hawkeyes have a chance in this one, right? RIGHT?? I mean, I doubt it, but 28 points is a LOT to cover against a conference foe, even at home.

My bet: $40 Iowa State +28

Texas Tech @ Kansas

Line: Texas Tech -17.5

O/U: 80.5

Moneyline: +600

Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaha! ::Passes out:: We are going to get creamed. But seriously, Coach Bro’s boys can (and will) score, and when they try they can even play some defense, holding Houston to 24 points and top-10 FCS Eastern Washington to 10 points. And even if Kansas keeps it close, like they have a recent history of doing against Tech, it doesn’t mean anything.

My bet: $40 Texas Tech -17.5

Western Virginia @ TCU

Line: TCU -13.5

O/U: 68.5

Moneyline: +415

I think Western Virginia may have the second-worst defense in the Big 12. I guess we’ll find out on Saturday. But TCU should have no problem naming their score.

My bet: $40 TCU -13.5

Kansas State @ Texas

Line: Texas -3.5

O/U: 50.5

Moneyline: +150

The home team has won the last four matchups in this series, but it’s hard to bet against the White Wizard. I’m really torn on this one. K-State just seems to have UT’s number in general, so let’s roll with that.

My bet: $40 Kansas State +3.5


$40 Iowa State +28 @ Oklahoma

$40 Texas Tech -17.5 @ Kansas

$40 West Virginia @ TCU -13.5

$40 Kansas State +3.5 @ Texas

DrCrushALot’s Picks of the Week

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

Last Week: 1-2 (dammit Mikeville’s Wednesday line rule) - I would have been 1-1-1.

2017 record: 12-3

Starting Bank: $1,000

Week 5 Won/Loss: -33

+/- for the year: +268

New bank: $1,268

Week 6 Picks

Louisville @ NC State +3.5: Louisville may not be in Clemson's league right now, but they are better than NC State.

Bet: $20 Louisville -3.5

Penn State @ Northwestern +14: I hate how quickly Penn St has rebounded from what should have been the death penalty.

Bet: $30 Penn State -14

Illinois @ Iowa -18: Illinois is throwing away this season. They started 10 true freshman against Nebraska and played another eight. Iowa should roll easily at home in this game.

Bet: $40 Iowa -18

Missouri @ Kentucky -10: Missouri has yet to score 15 points against an FBS school and the Kentucky offense can score.

Bet: $40 Kentucky -10