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Betting the Big 12: Week 3

Good Lord, Kansas, what are you doing?

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Kansas Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Now THAT’s a week to be proud of! Check it out!


Oklahoma State -28 @ South Alabama, WON $36

Charlotte @ Kansas State -36.5, WON $27

Charlotte @ Kansas State, OVER 58, WON $27

Iowa @ Iowa State, OVER 48, WON $27

East Carolina @ West Virginia -24, WON $18

San Jose State @ Texas -26, WON $36

Central Michigan @ Kansas -6, LOST $30

Oklahoma @ Ohio State -7.5, LOST $30


Starting bank: $1,000

Week 2 Won/Loss: +$111

+/1 for the year: +$103

New bank: $1,103

Last week: 6-2

Overall picks: 8-4

That’s probably my best week ever! No long diatribe today, let’s just see if we can keep it going.

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.

Let’s see what we have this week.

Oklahoma State @ Pittsburgh

Line: Oklahoma State -13.5

O/U: 64.5

Moneyline: +400

So Pitt has an overtime win over Youngstown State and a blowout loss to Penn State on its resume so far. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State has cruised over two cupcakes. I’m not confident in Pitt’s ability to score points against legitimate competition, so I wonder if the Under could be in play here. I’m not brave enough to find out.

My bet: $40 Oklahoma State -13.5

Kansas @ Ohio

Line: Ohio -7.5

O/U: 54

Moneyline: +250

Hahaha LOLOLOLOL just 7 points? Are you freaking kidding me here?

My bet: $40 Ohio -7.5 AND $40 on the OVER

Delaware State @ West Virginia


Seriously, West Virginia?

My bet: Dana Holgorsen gets plenty of film study in on his next opponent (the Kansas Jayhawks) and decides he doesn’t need to bother with that and moves on to preparing for TCU.

Iowa State @ Akron

Line: Iowa State -10

O/U: 62.5

Moneyline: +310

Who knows what to make of the Zips; they’ve lost to Penn State 52-0 and beat Arkansas Pine-Bluff 52-3. Sheahon Zenger, are you paying attention to this matchup? This is what a point spread should look like when the Big 12 goes on the road in the MAC. It’s embarrassing. Please do us and yourself a favor and just resign now.

My bet: $30 Iowa State -10


Line: TCU -19

O/U: 64.5

Moneyline: +800

SMU hasn’t been awful yet, starting off 2-0 with big wins over Stephen F Austin and North Texas. But TCU is coming off of dominating Arkansas in Fayetteville. TCU has actually dominated this rivalry lately, so I’m gonna ride the hot hand.

My bet: $30 TCU -19

Tulane @ Oklahoma

Line: Oklahoma -33.5

O/U: 57.5

Moneyline: +7500

Hey, Tulane, I saw you last week almost knock off Navy in Annapolis! But, uh, well, welcome to the Big 12.

My bet: $30 Oklahoma -33.5

Kansas State @ Vanderbilt

Line: Kansas State -3.5

O/U: 46.5

Moneyline: +155

This line makes no sense to me. I feel like K-State is winning this game by three touchdowns. What am I missing? What does Vegas know that I don’t?

My bet: $40 on the OVER

Arizona State @ Texas Tech

Line: -7.5

O/U: 76

Moneyline: +250

So, ASU barely beat New Mexico State in its opener and last week lost to San Diego State. Not a good year so far in Tempe. The offense looks like it is struggling so I really, really doubt they can keep up with Tech this year.

My bet: $30 Texas Tech -7.5

Texas @ USC

Line: USC -16.5

O/U: 67

Moneyline: +525

Texas got back on my good side last week, doing to San Jose State what they should’ve done to Maryland in Week 1. Texas has the athletes, but does it have the coaches? Have the players jelled? Are the schemes there? This program somehow lost to Kansas last year. There are no such questions about USC.

My bet: $30 USC -16.5


$40 Oklahoma State -13.5

$40 Ohio -7.5

$40 Kansas-Ohio OVER 54

$30 Iowa State -10

$30 TCU -19

$30 Oklahoma -33.5

$40 Kansas State-Vanderbilt OVER 46.5

$30 Texas Tech -7.5

$30 USC -16.5

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: 6-0

Starting Bank: $1,000

Week 2 Won/Loss: +90

+/- for the year: +180

New bank: $1,180

Week 3 Picks

I pulled all of these lines on Monday, waiting to see if the lines went in my favor and, yeah, not so much.

Oklahoma State @ Pittsburgh +13.5: Vegas doesn't quite believe in Oklahoma State yet and Pitt isn't good, so I'll keep on betting on Oklahoma State, who by the way, didn't have to try in the fourth quarter against South Alabama last week.

Bet: $40 Oklahoma State -13.5

Northern Illinois @ Nebraska -14: If it takes losing $20 for Nebraska to figure out whatever they hell they’re doing on offense AND defense, I'll gladly make the sacrifice.

Bet: $20 Northern Illinois +14

Wisconsin @ BYU +13: BYU has the definition of front-loaded schedule and they will not be turning around their season this week.

Bet: $30 Wisconsin -13

Purdue @ Missouri -8: As long Missouri continues to be favored, I will be betting against them.

Bet: $30 Purdue +8