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Big 12 Best Bets: Week 8 gambling odds/picks

Putting our Monopoly money on the line. This is how we’d bet today’s games.

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Welcome to Best Bets: Week 8. Here, we gamble with no money, and attempt to tell you how you should gamble with yours. Should be a fun week of college football.

Here’s how the guys fared last week, and so far this season:


Week 7 Record: 3-3 vs Spread, 4-2 vs Total, 1-0 vs Upset Pick

Season Record: 15-14-3 vs Spread, 20-12 vs Total, 2-3 vs Upset Pick


Week 7 Record: 3-3 vs Spread, 5-1 vs Total, 0-1 vs Upset Pick

Season Record: 17-12-3 vs Spread, 17-15 vs Total, 1-4 vs Upset Pick


Week 7 Record: N/A vs Spread, N/A vs Total, N/A vs Upset Pick

Season Record: 14-9-3 vs Spread, 16-10 vs Total, 2-2 vs Upset Pick


Week 7 Record: 3-3 vs Spread, 4-2 vs Total, 0-1 vs Upset Pick

Season Record: 16-13-3 vs Spread, 16-16 vs Total, 1-4 vs Upset Pick

Hey, we’re consistently average if nothing else. On to week 8!

(10)Oklahoma State (-7) at Texas (64.5)

Joel: The Cowboys cover -7, I’ll take the over as well.

Cullen: I’ll take the Pokes to cover and also the under.

Will: OSU/under

Cory: OSU and under

(9)Oklahoma (-14.5) at Kansas State (54)

Joel: OU should cover easily here, K State can’t do much on offense with the backup they have in. I’ll take the under as well.

Cullen: I’ll take OU and the over.

Will: OU/under.

Cory: OU and under.

Iowa State (+7) at Texas Tech (68.5)

Joel: I’ll take the Red Raiders -7 at home, and the over.

Cullen: I’ll take Tech and the over.

Will: ISU and the over.

Cory: ISU and under.

Kansas (+38.5) at TCU (58.5)

Joel: I won’t fade the KU line, this is going to be a bloodbath. TCU and the under.

Cullen: Kansas and the over. That’s a huge line to cover for TCU.

Will: TCU and the under.

Cory: TCU and under.

(23) West Virginia (-9.5) at Baylor (67.5)


Cullen: I’ll take West Virginia and the under. I wouldn’t count Baylor out of this one though.

Will: West Virginia/over

Cory: West Virginia and under

National Games

(19) Michigan (+9.5) at Penn State (45)

Joel: Penn State and the under.

Cullen: Penn St and the under.

Will: Michigan and the under

Cory: Penn State and under

(11) USC (+3.5) at (13) Notre Dame (65.5)

Joel: Notre Dame and the over.

Cullen: Notre Dame and the under.

Will: USC and the under

Cory: Notre Dame and under

Upset Pick of the Day

Joel: Tulane +11.5 at home against South Florida, and the over.

Cullen: I like Northwestern to upset Iowa (-1.5) this week.

Will: Cal at Home (+3) over Arizona and the under

Cory: As a 17-point underdog, Syracuse travels to Miami and knocks off their second top-10 opponent in as many weeks.