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Betting the Big 12: Week 12

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Only two more weeks of football left to go!

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Argh. This is kinda like fantasy football. Almost every week I ask myself, why do I do this? It’s so frustrating.

Last Week

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State +6.5, LOST $40

Baylor @ Texas Tech -8.5, WON $36

West Virginia @ Kansas State, WVU Moneyline +110, WON $44

Kansas at Texas, Parlay UT -33.5 and Over 55, LOST $40

TCU +6.5 @ Oklahoma, LOST $40

I tried to get cute with that Kansas game and it just didn’t work. Should have just stuck with the over, although I am pretty stunned that the Jayhawks covered the point spread.

STATUS

Starting bank: $1,000

+/- for the year: -$207

Week 11 Won/Loss: -$40

New bank: $753

Last week: 2-3

Overall picks: 26-29

Well, at least I didn’t go 0-fer again!

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.

TCU @ Texas Tech

Line: TCU -7

O/U: 52.5

Moneyline: +200

Will TCU be crushed after last week’s loss to Oklahoma or out for blood? I’m betting on the latter, mostly because there have been several instances this year when I haven’t been too impressed with Coach Bro and Texas Tech.

My bet: $40 TCU -7

Texas @ West Virginia

Line: West Virginia -3

O/U: 54.5

Moneyline: +140

K-State absolutely shut down West Virginia in the second half of their game last week, but the Mountaineers had scored enough in the first half that it didn’t matter. But similar to Texas Tech, the Longhorns’ offense has stalled in multiple matchups this year. I’ll take the home team this time.

My bet: $40 West Virginia -3

Iowa State @ Baylor

Line: Iowa State -8.5

O/U: 51

Moneyline: +270

I’ve been impressed with Iowa State this year despite the results of their last two games. I feel like Baylor is in line for a pretty big beat-down here.

My bet: $80 Iowa State -8.5

Oklahoma @ Kansas

Line: Oklahoma -37.5

O/U: 68.5

Moneyline: +14,000

The Sooners will get into the 50s at least, the question is, can Kansas put up 17+ points? Every team OU has played not named UTEP, Tulane, and Ohio State have scored lots of points on these Sooners, and the Kansas offense showed some grit in Austin last weekend. LOL who am I kidding, this has 70-7 written all over it.

My bet: $40 Oklahoma -37.5

Kansas State @ Oklahoma State

Line: Oklahoma State -19.5

O/U: 64

Moneyline: +800

I know K-State is playing here, but I just feel like this Over is going to get obliterated. OSU’s offense has only failed to put up 40+ points once this year, and do you really think K-State is going to hold them under that?

My bet: $40 Over 64 points

RECAP

$40 TCU -7 @ Texas Tech

$40 Texas @ West Virginia -3

$80 Iowa State -8.5 @ Baylor

$40 Oklahoma -37.5 @ Kansas

$40 Kansas State @ Oklahoma State OVER 64

I just realized that I took four favorites. This probably won’t end well.

DrCrushALot’s Picks of the Week

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

Week 11 was the comeback week I needed.

Last Week: 3-0

2017 record: 23-10

Starting Bank: $1,000

Week 11 Won/Loss: +117

+/- for the year: +400

New bank: $1,400

Week 12 Picks

TCU @ Texas Tech +7: I see a bounce back week for TCU after the Oklahoma let down.

Bet: $30 TCU -7

Virginia @ Miami -19: “The U” proved they’re back last week. Mark Richt was a steal for Miami.

Bet: $50 Miami -19

Nebraska @ Penn State -26: Everyone at Nebraska back in 2014 who made the decision to bring in Riley should be embarrassed and never work in college football again. If the line was only -21, I would have went $150. At least you KU fans have basketball season to look forward to.

Bet: $50 Penn State -26