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Big 12 Report - Week 5
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West Virginia at Texas Tech (ESPN2, 12:00 p.m.)
The Mountaineers hit the road for Lubbock to battle the Red Raiders in a game which could be a high-scoring affair. West Virginia, the No. 12 team in the land, will have their hands full with the Air Raid Offense of Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in the past five against teams with a winning record, but they're just 2-6 ATS in the past eight home games against a team with a winning road record. The 'under' has cashed in four of the past five conference games, while going 6-2 in their past eight overall dating back to last season. The under is also 20-8 in their past 28 against teams with a winning record, too. The 'over' gas cashed in four of the past five games at home for Texas tech, but the 'under' has hit in four in a row inside the conference.
Oklahoma State at Kansas (No national TV, 12:00 p.m.)
The Jayhawks fell back to Earth last week after their two-game win streak was halted. Now, they'll look to avoid a two-game skid when the Cowboys come calling. OK State is favored by just 17 points as of Friday morning, and the public has been in on the Cowboys at nearly a 2-to-1 clip. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS over the past five conference games, while the Jayhawks are 1-5 ATS in the past six against teams with a winning record. Something's gotta give. Oklahoma State is 12-3 ATS in the past 15 meetings, including 5-2 ATS in their past seven trips to Lawrence. The home team has hit in six of the past seven meetings, however. As far as the total is concerned, the 'over' is 5-1 in the past six Big 12 battles, while going 7-3 in the past 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Kansas' past five at home, while going 6-2 in the past eight conference battles and 8-3 in the past 11 overall.
Baylor at Oklahoma (ABC, 3:30 p.m.)
The Bears invade Norman looking to stun the Sooners and rise back to prominence. Vegas isn't buying them, as Oklahoma opened as a 26 1/2-point favorite, but the public likes the Bears, betting the line down to just 23 1/2 as of Friday morning. Baylor enters the game 3-1-1 ATS over the past five road outings, but they're just 0-3-1 ATS in their past four following a straight-up win. The Sooners have cashed in 12 of their past 16 home games while going 5-2 ATS in the past seven inside the league. They're also 12-3 ATS in the past 15 games against teams with a winning record. However, they have hit in just one of the past five games overall, while going 0-4 ATS in the past four games following a straight-up win. Baylor has posted a 7-1 ATS mark in their past eight trips to Oklahoma, while the Bears are 5-2 ATS in the past seven meetings with the underdog also going 5-2 ATS during the span. The road team has also cashed in 16 of the past 22 in this series.
Texas at Kansas State (FOX Sports 1, 3:30 p.m.)
The Longhorns pull into Manhattan looking to add to the woes of the Wildcats. K-State has struggled on offense this season, averaging just 8.0 points per game (PPG) while giving up 33.0 PPG in two games against Power 5 teams this season. Overall they're 1-3 ATS in their four games, with the 'under' going 3-1. After a loss to Maryland to open the season, Texas has come alive with wins in each of the past three. That includes impressive wins against USC and TCU by an average winning margin of 19.0 PPG. However, both of those signature wins were in Austin, and they lost 34-29 in their only game away from home. However, the Longhorns are 5-2 ATS in their past seven true road contests, while the Wildcats are 1-4 ATS intheir past five at home and 1-4 ATS in the past five against teams with a winning record.
While Texas looks like a slam-dunk, know they have struggled over the years in Manhattan, going 0-5 ATS in their past five trips to K-State and 2-8-1 ATS in the past 11 in this series. The home team is also 5-0-1 ATS in the past six meetings. The 'under' is also 4-1 in the past five meetings in this series.
Iowa State at Texas Christian (ESPNU, 7:00 p.m.)
The Cyclones head down to Fort Worth, and they'll be facing an angry Horned Frogs side that was humped up on by the Longhorns last weekend. Iowa State has posted a 6-1-1 ATS mark over the past eight games on the road, while going 19-6-1 ATS in their past 26 contests overall. They're also 18-7-1 ATS in the past 26 games inside the conference. TCU hasn't been very good against the number lately, going 2-5 ATS in the past seven overall, while going 1-4 ATS in their past five inside the league. They're even worse at home, going 3-14 ATS in their past 17 games at home. The 'under' has connected in six road games, while going 6-2 in their past eight conference tilts. While the over is 4-0 in TCU's past four at home, the under is 5-1 in the past six against teams with a losing record, 20-6 in the past 26 inside the conference while going 10-4 in the past 14 overall. In this series, the under has also cashed in four of the past five.