Well Saturday turned out to be a crazy day in the Big 12. Nebraska got some revenge over Texas by knocking off the conference leading and expected the be #1 team in the country. K-State improved their NCAA Tourney chances while Baylor took a step closer to the NIT and the Oklahoma State vs A&M came down to the wire.
As for my picks well it was one of those weekends for me. Not much went right for me in my predictions and honestly I had been waiting for a weekend like this to happen. Maybe I got it out the way and will come back strong next weekend.
Game Spreads and My Predictions Below along with the Actual Results.
Missouri Tigers at Iowa State Cyclones - The Tigers are a 4.5 point favorite on the road.
MY PREDICTION: Really torn on this game as I watched a good portion of the Iowa State vs A&M game the other night and was impressed with the Cyclones while Missouri on the other hand has not been stellar on the road as you have probably heard ad nauseum. That being said I am going to pick the Tigers to win this game and cover the spread.
RESULT: Missouri gets the road win with a 76-70 victory. It was close throughout but the Tigers made enough plays to not only win the game but cover the spread so I actually got this right.
Texas Longhorns at Nebraska Cornhuskers - Longhorns are a 6.5 point favorite playing in Lincoln.
MY PREDICTION: Going to go with Texas to butt whoop Nebraska out of the Big 12 in basketball the same way they did in football. I like the Longhorns to not only win this game but easily cover the spread.
RESULT: The Cornhuskers shock everyone and win this game 70-67. Needless to say my prediction could not have been more wrong as I thought Texas would roll so I obviously lose this one.
Colorado Buffaloes at Kansas Jayhawks - The Jayhawks are a 15.5 point favorite over the Buffs.
MY PREDICTION: A very big line as is to be expected with an angry KU team coming back to the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse. I am going to say KU wins this game but CU somehow does not let them cover.
RESULT: The Jayhawks blew out the Buffs in their final Big 12 contest by a score of 89-63 and easily cover the spread. I should have known that KU would do this, I even wrote that they would be an angry team. Another loss for me spread wise.
Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas State Wildcats - The Wildcats are a 13.5 point favorite over the slumping Sooners.
MY PREDICTION: Too big of a line for me to jump on with this K-State team. They may prove me wrong but after the season KSU has had and the huge win they are coming off of I am expecting a letdown. While I expect K-State to win this game somehow I don't think they cover.
RESULT: K-State wins 77-62 over the visiting Sooners. The Wildcats got hot late in the game and did just enough to cover the spread. It was a 5 point game fairly late in the 2nd half and my prediction looked good but KSU's late surge caused them to cover the spread so another loss for me.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Baylor Bears - Baylor is a 12.5 point favorite at home.
MY PREDICTION: Plain and simple I expect the Bears to win this game and cover this spread as I think Tech will give up after their close loss to Missouri on the road.
RESULT: The Red Raiders win in another stunner by a score of 78-69. Needless to say I did not see this coming and was once again WAY off in my prediction.
Texas A&M Aggies at Oklahoma State Cowboys - Closest line of the day by far in this one as the Cowboys are a 1 point favorite at home.
MY PREDICTION: Well even though I picked A&M in the predictions we have on Big 12 Hoops I have to change my tune for my picks as I am going with the Cowboys to win and cover this spread. At the time of the predictions I liked A&M to win this game but just think now that Ok State will win this game.
RESULT: The Aggies once again find a way to win as they get the victory by a score of 67-66.
PREVIOUS RECORD AGAINST SPREAD BEFORE SATURDAY: 20-6
CURRENT RECORD NOW AGAINST SPREAD: 21-11