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Texas Tech at Texas Christian (Thurs. - ESPN, 7:30 p.m.)
The Red Raiders and Horned Frogs are each rested after byes, so you can likely expect a high-scoring affair. Texas Tech heads to Fort Worth as a touchdown underdog as of Wednesday morning. Texas Tech is 5-1 ATS in their past six appearances on Thursday, while going 11-5 ATS in the past 16 games after a straight-up loss and 8-3 ATS in the past 11 following a cover. TCU enters just 2-6 ATS in the past eight games overall, while going a dismal 5-16 ATS in the past 21 games at home. They're also 1-5 ATS in the past six against teams with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in the past four league outings. The over has cashed in five of the past six for the Red Raiders, but the under is 4-1 in the past five road contests. For TCU, the under is 4-0 in their past four after a bye, and 21-6 in the past 27 inside the conference.
Oklahoma State at Kansas State (ESPNU, 12:00 p.m.)
The Cowboys look to rebound after suffering their second loss of the season at home against Iowa State, 48-42. Offense wasn't a problem, but the defense couldn't stop anyone. K-State has struggled mightily on offense, the Pokes should be able to make improvements on D. The Wildcats badly need a win or their hopes of bowl eligibility will be in serious jeopardy. The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their past seven on the road against teams with a losing home record, but they're just 2-5 ATS in the past seven inside the Big 12. K-State is a solid 4-0 ATS in their past four following a straight-up loss while going 34-16-2 ATS in the past 52 in the month of October. They have also handled their business against the Cowboys, going 5-2 ATS in the past seven meetings in Manhattan, and 6-1 ATS in the past seven meetings overall. The over is also 11-1 in the past 12 in this series, and 5-1 ATS in the past six at K-State.
Baylor at Texas (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.)
The Longhorns officially announced that they are back, topping Oklahoma in a thrilling Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl last season. Can they avoid a hangover against a lesser, but still dangerous, team from Waco? The Bears haven't had a lot of success against the number lately, going 4-9-1 ATS in their past 14 on the road and 1-4-1 ATS in their past six overall. Texas is 8-2-1 ATS in their past 11 against teams with a winning record, while posting an impressive 5-0-1 ATS mark in their past six games in the month of October. The total trends for both of these sides is quite contrasting. It's all about the over, going 6-1 in the past seven for Baylor, and 4-1 in their past five on the road. The under is 11-4 in the past 15 at home for Texas, and 39-14 in their past 53 conference battles. However, the over easily hit last week against Oklahoma. The road team is 14-6 ATS in the past 20 meetings in this series, with Baylor 4-1 ATS in their past five trips to Austin. The under is 5-0 in the past five meetings, too.
West Virginia at Iowa State (FOX Sports 1, 7:00 p.m.)
QB Will Grier leads his Mountaineers into Ames for a primetime battle, and West Virginia finds themselves as just a 6 1/2-point favorite as of Wednesday morning. Is this a trap game? The Cyclones are just 2-3 SU/3-2 ATS, but they won and covered as heavy underdogs at Oklahoma State last week. West Virginia has been hot against the number, going 4-1 ATS in their past five overall, and 14-3 ATS in the past 17 on the road against teams with a losing home record. I-State has also been good against the spread, going 13-3-1 ATS in the past 17 against winning teams, while cashing in four of their past five at home. They're also 21-6-1 ATS in the past 28 overall, and 20-6-1 ATS in their past 27 league games. West Virginia has dominated the series, going 3-0-1 ATS in the past four meetings, and the road team is 4-1-1 ATS in the past six.
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