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Big 12 Report - Week 8
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|2018 BIG 12 STANDINGS|
Oklahoma at Texas Christian (ABC, 12:00 p.m.)
The Sooners roll into Fort Worth as eight-point favorites, at least that's the line as of early Thursday morning. They haven't been great against the number lately, going 1-4 ATS in the past five games overall and 1-5 ATS in the past six on the road. Oklahoma lost two weeks ago in the Red River Rivalry game and had the bye week to stew about it. They are an impressive 26-12 ATS in the past 38 games following a straight-up loss. TCU has been horrendous at home, at least against the number, going just 5-17 ATS in the past 22 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. They're also a dismal 1-6 ATS in the past seven against teams with a winning record, 2-7 ATS in their past nine overall and 0-5 ATS in the past five inside the conference.
The total trends for both sides are completely the opposite. For Oklahoma, it's all about the over lately, going 6-1 in their past seven overall and 4-1 in the past five inside the conference. The over is also an impressive 20-8 in the past 28 inside the month of October. The under is 20-8 in TCU's past 28 games overall, while hitting in seven of their past nine against teams with a winning overall mark. The under is also 35-17 in the past 52 conference tilts for the Horned Frogs, while cashing in seven of the past nines in this series.
Kansas at Texas Tech (FOX Sports 1, 3:30 p.m.)
It's a short and sweet schedule in the Big 12 on Saturday, with just one noon kick and another at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Red Raiders of TTU are favored by 18 1/2 as of early Thursday morning. The Jayhawks have topped two FBS teams so far this season, which is already considered a successful season compared to recent years. But they need a conference win, and a victory against a strong Red Raiders team would be quite the miracle. The Jayhawks head in just 2-6 ATS in the past eight against winning teams and 15-35-1 ATS in the past 51 games on the road, while going 7-20 ATS in the past 27 on the road against teams with a winning home record.
In typical Texas Tech fashion, they're putting up gaudy offensive yardage and point totals and hitting against the spread along the way. They're 4-1 ATS in the past five overall and 6-1 ATS in the past seven against teams with a losing overall mark. While they have cashed in five of the past seven at home against teams with a losing road record, they're just 2-5 ATS in the past seven at home.
If you're considering the total, the under is 5-2 in the past seven on the road for Kansas, while going 5-2 in their past seven against winning sides. The under is also 7-3 in the past 10 league games for Kansas and 9-4 in their past 13 overall. The over is 4-0 in Texas Tech's past four at home, while going 5-2 in their past seven overall. However, the under is 5-1 in their past six league outings. The under is also 4-1 in the past five meetings against Kansas in Lubbock, while the favorite has cashed in four of the past five in this series.
Teams On A Bye
Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia