Well after a snow and ice filled week for most of Big 12 country Saturday is finally here and with it a full slate of games. Let's take a look at the point spreads of each matchup and see what the oddsmakers think.
So far the last two weeks have been pretty kind to me on my predictions, I just hope that I am not peaking early and on the downward cycle come the Tournament. And whether I do really good or really bad (likely) I will come back and post the results of my predictions.
Game Spreads and My Predictions Below.
MY CURRENT RECORD PICKING AGAINST THE SPREAD: 12-2
Kansas State Wildcats at Iowa State Cyclones - The Wildcats enter as a 3.5 point favorite even though they have yet to get a road conference win.
MY PREDICTION: Even though I think there is a decent chance Iowa State hits a bunch of 3's and wins this game I am going to say K-State wears down the Cyclones and does just enough to win the game and cover this spread. Maybe like a 5-6 point win.
Oklahoma Sooners @ Oklahoma State Cowboys - It's Bedlam and the Cowboys are a big favorite at 9.5 points over the very hot Sooners.
MY PREDICTION: Too big of a line for me, I will go with OU to cover the spread but Oklahoma State to win the game.
Baylor Bears @ Texas A&M Aggies - A fairly low line I think as the Aggies are only a 5 point favorite in this one.
MY PREDICTION: I have zero confidence in Baylor on the road and am guessing A&M will come out and play much better today. I like the Aggies to cover this spread today and regain some confidence.
Kansas Jayhawks @ Nebraska Cornhuskers - The Jayhawks travel to Lincoln and enter as a 6 point favorite.
MY PREDICTION: While the last time these teams played Nebraska led most of the way and is now playing at home I think Kansas is just playing at a totally different level now. The Jayhawks are simply making every shot they put up it seems so I am going with KU to cover this spread. I like KU to win by 10-15 points on the road.
Colorado Buffaloes @ Missouri Tigers - The Tigers come back home as a 10 point favorite over the Buffs.
MY PREDICTION: This is a tough game as Missouri is much much better at home and the Buffs are not nearly as good on the road but CU did beat the Tigers by double digits earlier this year. This is a big line to cover also so I am going to say Missouri wins the game but CU covers the spread.
Texas Tech Red Raiders @ Texas Longhorns - As one could guess this is the biggest line of the day with the Longhorns favored by 22 points.
MY PREDICTION: Going to pick Tech to cover the spread as 22 points is just too much for me. Maybe Texas has somewhat of letdown after the tough stretch of games they just went through and they maybe only win this one in the low double digit range