The Degenerate's Guide to Big 12 Madness

Previews and predictions for each Big 12 game will be published the morning of each game. Until then, enjoy a little look at what ruins makes NCAA basketball great, GAMBLING!

(All times EST)

Thursday Games

KANSAS ST WILDCATS (2 Seed) vs NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN (15) - 2:45pm in Oklahoma City

What Vegas Says: Kansas St -16
What Jeff Sagrain Says: Kansas St -19
What Ken Pomeroy Says: Kansas St -20
Verdict: Clearly J Sags and Ken Pom are Bullish on K-State. Their guard play will get them the necessary 16.

BAYLOR BEARS (3) vs SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS (14) - 2:45pm in New Orleans

What Vegas Says: Baylor -11
What Jeff Sagrain Says: Baylor -13
What Ken Pomeroy Says: Baylor -13
Verdict: Both Ken Pom and J Sags tell us to take Baylor, and I like the smell of that one. Baylor should easily send their in-state opponents packing early with their size and athleticism.

KANSAS JAYHAWKS (1) vs LEHIGH MOUNTIAN HAWKS (15) - 9:30pm in Oklahoma City

What Vegas Says: Kansas -26
What Jeff Sagrain Says: Kansas -26
What Ken Pomeroy Says: Kansas -27
Verdict: 26 is a lot to give up. Both J Sags and Ken Pom think it'll be right there also, so the game might not be worth touching. If I had to choose though, I'd be inclined to take the underdog. I see the Jayhawks saving some energy and getting some of their role players into the fray.

TEXAS LONGHORNS (8) vs WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS (9) - 9:35pm in New Orleans

What Vegas Says: Texas -4.5
What Jeff Sagrain Says: Texas -6
What Ken Pomeroy Says: Texas -5
Verdict: In my mind, this is a toss up, and if you truly believe that 8/9 games pit two evenly matched squads then you might want to take the points.

Friday Games

MISSOURI TIGERS (10) vs CLEMSON TIGERS (7) - 2:35pm in Buffalo

What Vegas Says: Missouri +1.5
What Jeff Sagrain Says: Pick ‘Em
What Ken Pomeroy Says: Missouri +1
Verdict: I would take the Tigers. (Cheap way to get out, eh?) If I had to choose, I think Clemson version will prevail. You never quite know what you're getting with Mizzou.

TEXAS A&M AGGIES (5) vs UTAH STATE AGGIES (12) - 4:45pm in Spokane

What Vegas Says: Texas A&M -3
What Jeff Sagrain Says: Pick ‘Em
What Ken Pomeroy Says: Texas A&M +1
Verdict: I would take the Aggies (The key to humor is repetition, right?). All signs point to taking the points and Utah State.

OKLAHOMA ST COWBOYS (7) vs GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (10) - 7:15pm in Milwaukee

What Vegas Says: Oklahoma St -1.5
What Jeff Sagrain Says: Oklahoma St +2
What Ken Pomeroy Says: Oklahoma St +3
Verdict: Take the money (or in this case, the points) and run.

* All Vegas lines courtesy of bodog and were taken on Tuesday, March 16. Big 12 Hoops and SB Nation do not endorse gambling. This post is purely for fun.

* All J Sags numbers were rounded to the nearest whole number: >.5 were rounded down, <.5 were rounded up

Evan Pfaff, Managing Editor
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