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Big 12 Report - Week 9
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Baylor at West Virginia (Thurs. - FOX Sports 1, 7:00 p.m.)
The Bears head to the battle the Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown and they'll find an eager group of angry players waiting to greet them. Baylor is 3-1-1 ATS in their past five road outings, while West Virginia is 3-1-1 ATS in the past five against teams with a winning record. The Bears have covered five of the past six meetings in this series, but the home team has cashed in four of the past five meetings. The over has connected in six of the past eight for Baylor, but the under is 7-2 in their past nine on the road against teams with a winning home record. The under is 7-1 in West Virginia's past eight following a bye week, and 5-1 in their past six at home. In addition, the under is 8-3 in their past 11 overall and 20-9 in the past 29 games against teams with a winning overall record.
Texas Tech at Iowa State (ESPN2, 12:00 p.m.)
The Red Raiders head to Ames, a dangerous place, regardless of Iowa State's overall record. Just ask West Virginia. Texas Tech enters the weekend 5-1 ATS over the past six outings, and 4-1 ATS in their past five league contests. In addition, they're 4-1 ATS in the past five on the road. Iowa State has managed a 5-1 ATS mark in their past six at home, and a 22-6-1 ATS record across the past 29 outings. They're also 21-6-1 ATS in the past 28 inside the conference, and 15-5-1 ATS across the past 21 against tems with a winning overall record.
Texas Christian at Kansas (FOX Sports 1, 3:00 p.m.)
TCU was a ranked team earlier in the year, but they have fallen on hard times and now are simply fighting for bowl eligibility. They cannot slip up against a doormat like Kansas, can they? The Horned Frogs have really struggled against the number, going just 3-7 ATS in the past 10 against losing teams, 0-4 ATS in the past four overall and 0-6 ATS across the past six conference outings. The Jayhawks have posted a 1-4 ATS record in the past five conference tilts, but they're 4-1 ATS in the past five against teams with a losing record. The under has dominated this series, going 5-1 in the past six meetings. TCU is 14-3 across the past 17 road outings, and 20-6 in the past 26 inside the league. For Kansas, the under is 15-5 in their past 20 against teams with a losing overall mark.
Kansas State at Oklahoma (FOX, 3:30 p.m.)
The Wildcats have really struggled offensively, and they're one game below .500 heading into hostile territory. If they're going to secure bowl eligibility they're going to need to start ticking off wins. They're more than a three-touchdown underdog in this one, and not expected to go home with a 'W'. K-State is 4-1 ATS in their past five road outings, and 4-1 ATS in the past five overall. They're also 20-8-1 ATS in the past 29 road games aginst a team with a winning home record, too. Oklahoma is 13-5 ATS in the past 18 at home, while cashing in seven of their past 10 inside the conference. However, they have had trouble getting up for lower-echelon teams, going 0-5 ATS in the past five against teams with a losing record. In this series, K-State is 6-2-1 ATS in the past nine trips to Norman, while the road team is 7-2 ATS in the past nine in the series. The 'over' has connected in eight of the past 10 in this series, too.
Texas at Oklahoma State (ABC, 8:00 p.m.)
The Longhorns roll into Stillwater looking to continue proving that they're back. The Cowboys are skidding hard and looking to avoid a setback which would drop them to .500. They money has been coming in on Texas, pushing the line from -1 1/2 to -3 1/2. The Longhorns have posted an 11-4-1 ATS mark in their past 16 against teams with a winning record, and 5-2 ATS in the past seven road outings against a team with a winning home mark. OK State is coming off a bye, and they have been good on rest. They're 4-1 ATS in the past five following a bye week, but they're just 2-6 ATS in the past eight conference outings. The Longhorns have dominated this series lately, going 4-1 ATS in the past five trips to Stillwater, while the road team is 9-2 ATS in the past 11 in the series. The favorite is also 8-1 ATS in the past nine meetings.