Starting last Saturday I will go through and give the point spread of the Big 12 action that day and make my predictions for the slate of games. Last week would have been a good week for me as I went 5-1 against the spread so let's see down below how I fared if I would have had alot of money on yesterdays games.
Below are the games and my predictions made yesterday morning and then the actual result down below.
Colorado Buffaloes at Baylor Bears - This is a game where you see the line and it makes you stop and wonder where it came from. Baylor is a 7.5 point favorite at home against the Buffs. First instinct is to say that is too many points but CU is coming off a tough loss at home and their last road venture to Oklahoma did not turn out well.
MY PREDICTION: I like Baylor to win the game but I think it will be close so I am picking CU to cover the spread.
RESULT: Baylor won 70-66 so I would have won this one, heckuva of a game as well. Tough tough loss for CU.
Oklahoma Sooners @ Iowa State Cyclones - Another huge line for a team that has not exactly been on fire lately. The Cyclones are favored by 10 points over visting OU. The Cyclones are coming off a road loss at Missouri and then dropping a game at home vs Texas Tech while the Sooners have won 2 straight conference games.
MY PREDICTION: Too big of a line for me, I will go with OU to cover the spread but Iowa State to win the game.
RESULT: Oklahoma won in OT 82-76 over the Cyclones so another winner for me yesterday as I didn't think Iowa State would cover.
Kansas State Wildcats @ Kansas Jayhawks - Another double digit spread as KU is an 11.5 point favorite over the visiting Wildcats. K-State has struggled to score and the Jayhawks appear after the CU game to be hitting any shot they put up so this one could get ugly.
MY PREDICTION: I think this is the lock of the week, I like KU to cover this spread very easily and win by about 20-25 points.
RESULT: The one game I would like to brag about as I got this one right with KU EASILY covering with a 90-66 win and my score range of victory was dead on. This was the most obvious game to bet on yesterday I thought.
Texas A&M Aggies @ Nebraska Cornhuskers - The first really close spread and possibly surprise favorite of the day comes in this one. The Cornhuskers enter as 1 point favorite against Khris Middleton and the Aggies. Most everyone expects A&M to win this game but Nebraska can defend and plays tough at home.
MY PREDICTION: I think Nebraska is going to come out and win this game as I think A&M will be looking ahead to their game against Texas. Picking Nebraska to win outright and cover the spread.
RESULT: Another win for me as the Cornhuskers came out and played great D in the 2nd half to win the game 57-48.
Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Texas Tech Red Raiders - The Cowboys enter Lubbock to take on the now surging Red Raiders led by Mike Singletary. Even though Tech has won two straight conference games the Cowboys enter as the 2 point favorite in this one.
MY PREDICTION: I think maybe Tech has figured some things out and is playing better basketball. I like the Red Raiders to win the game and therefore cover the spread.
RESULT: Another winner for me as Tech outlasted Oklahoma State in OT by a score of 75-74. The last few minutes of regulation and OT were really entertaining if anyone missed this one.
Missouri Tigers @ Texas Longhorns - A pretty decent sized line in this game as the Longhorns are a solid 7.5 point favorite playing at home. The Tigers have been pretty hot lately but this will be a tough contest for Mizzou to deal with the size of Texas.
MY PREDICTION: While I think Texas will win the game in the end I like this one to be close all the way to the finish line. Picking Missouri to lose the game but cover the spread.
RESULT: My first loser of Saturday as the Longhorns seem to be the class of the Big 12. They win here 71-58 and cover the spread.
So another 5-1 week for me which combined with last weeks 5-1 record I am now 10-2 in picking against the spread. So what does this mean? Most likely next week the market corrects itself in regards to my picks. But I am going to enjoy actually being mostly right again for a week though let me tell ya.