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Big 12 Point Spread Game Predictions: March 5, 2011

Well the Big 12 regular season has flown by hasn't it?  We are down to the final Saturday of conference games and the Big 12 tournament starts up March 9-12 in Kansas City. Last week was much better to me in picking games than the previous week as I went 5-1 against the spread. So once again a listing of the games below along with the spread and my predictions on what I expect the outcomes below. Let me know what you think is going to happen and which game is your favorite line of the day. Mine is definitely the Colorado vs Nebraska game.

Game Spreads and My Predictions Below.


Kansas Jayhawks at Missouri Tigers - Bill Self and the Jayhawks are a 3 point favorite on the road.

MY PREDICTION:  Wow tough one right out of the gate, I could see this game going either way. Even though we all know Missouri is a different team at home I don't think they are playing great ball right now and Kansas is rolling. Although the last time I thought KU was rolling was right before the road game in Manhattan. Even though Missouri is undefeated at home so far this year I am going to pick KU to win the game outright and cover the spread.

Iowa State at Kansas State - The Wildcats are a 13.5 point favorite at home on Senior Day.

MY PREDICTION: Jacob Pullen's last home game in his career comes against an Iowa State that is looking to knock off KSU for a second straight year on Senior Day in Manhattan. First off you have to be impressed with the effort that Fred Hoiberg and the Cyclones are showing as they had every reason to pack it in and just try to finish out the year quietly but they have went out and beat NU & CU in their last two games. I think this game may be closer than what some people think, gonna say Iowa State is competitive and hits some 3's and K-State wins but does not cover the spread.

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas A&M Aggies - A&M is favored by 10 at home.

MY PREDICTION:  Even though Tech has shown the ability at times to step up and make some games close and A&M doesn't have the firepower other teams do I still like A&M to win this game rather easily. Going to go with the home team here to win and cover the spread.

Oklahoma State Cowboys at Oklahoma Sooners - Another round of Bedlam and the visiting Cowboys enter as a 1 point favorite.

MY PREDICTION: Can't say I have been impressed by either team here lately and this one is pretty much a toss up game in my opinion. Just gonna throw a dart basically and go with the Cowboys to win the game on the road and cover the spread.

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Colorado Buffaloes - The final regular season meeting between the two traitors leaving the Big 12 and the Buffs are only a 5 point favorite at home in this one.

MY PREDICTION:  Very interesting game here as both teams had legitimate chances to make the NCAA Tournament but couldn't beat Iowa State on the road. In my opinion this line is way too low and is easily my favorite bet of the day. As much as I hate to jinx Alec Burks & Cory Higgins I would say the Buffs should win this game and easily cover the spread. (Naturally this means bet everything on the Cornhuskers)

Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears - The Longhorns enter as a 4 point favorite on the road.

MY PREDICTION:  So here is another game where who the heck knows which team is going to show up for either squad. Baylor can look great at times and at other times simply just play matador defense and jack up bad shots while Texas has suddenly dropped 3 out of 4 games. I think Baylor will come out with a lot of energy in this game but I think the Longhorns find a way to rise up and pull out a game to kind of right themselves here late. I like UT to win and cover the spread here.