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Texas Tech vs Baylor - Week 5 Odds

A look at this week's odds, and a recap of last week's picks, including what opened as the largest over/under in a college football game to date.

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Week 4 Recap

Well after 4 weeks, I think some of us are starting to get the hang of this whole picking against the spread thing. However, college football does not always go the way we think they do. Georgia Tech was shut down by Duke, and 2 games had a whole number for the spread, which is exactly how those games ended so nobody was awarded any points. First a look at the overall standings for the group.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Overall

Ryan

20-9-1

375

18-11

311

15-9

197

10-12

130

53-29-1

1013

Hunter

19-10-1

358

15-14

272

12-12

150

8-14

105

46-36-1

885

Drew

21-8-1

331

17-12

273

10-14

106

13-9

142

48-34-1

852

Jonathan

15-14-1

274

14-15

229

10-14

136

10-12

125

39-43-1

764

Conner

20-9-1

341

13-16

179

10-14

131

10-12

107

43-39-1

758

Nathan

20-9-1

372

15-14

239

N/A

0

N/A

0

35-23-1

611

Ryan remains in the lead, however Drew was the only one able to pick over .500 this past week. Confidence points are really starting to count for the standings, as Conner and Ryan both picked 10 games correctly, but were separated by 23 points. Let's look at the conference game results

Kansas 14
Rutgers (-12.5) 27

Maryland 6
West Virginia (-17) 45

Oklahoma St 30
Texas (+3) 27

TCU 55
Texas Tech 52 (+7)

Rice 17
Baylor (-34.5) 70

Ryan

Rutgers (8)

Maryland (10)

Oklahoma St ( 13)

Texas Tech (14)

Baylor (15)

Hunter

Kansas (8)

West Virginia (10)

Oklahoma St (14)

Texas Tech (15)

Baylor (16)

Drew

Rutgers (4)

Maryland (9)

Texas (1)

Texas Tech (16)

Rice (10)

Jonathan

Rutgers (9)

West Virginia (11)

Oklahoma St (15)

Texas Tech (21)

Baylor (16)

Conner

Kansas (8)

West Virginia (10)

Texas (14)

Texas Tech (15)

Baylor (16)

The UT-OSU game messed everyone up with the game ending in the exact spread, so in the future beware of assigning high point values to whole point spread games (like most of us did). Everyone seemed confident in our own game, with at least 14 points committed. With conference play starting, there will only be at most 5 Big 12 games each week the rest of the year.

As far as this week goes, the big news was our own game. The over/under opened up at 90.5, the highest ever for a college football game, and many believe taking the over is a smart decision. There are some saying the OU-WV winner will have the inside lane for the Big 12 title. Apparently the hype for Baylor and TCU has diminished and it won't be a 2-horse race.

Week 5 Games

Big 12 Conference

Texas @ #4 Texas Christian (-15)

#23 West Virginia @ #15 Oklahoma (-7)

Kansas @ Iowa St (-16.5)

Texas Tech @ #5 Baylor (-17)

Kansas St @ #20 Oklahoma St (-7.5)

Top 25 Games

Purdue @ #2 Michigan St (-21.5)

Minnesota @ #16 Northwestern (-3.5)

Iowa @ #19 Wisconsin (-7)

#22 Michigan @ Maryland (+15.5)

#1 Ohio St @ Indiana (+21.5)

#13 Alabama @ #8 Georgia (-2.5)

#11 Florida St @ Wake Forest (+19.5)

Washington St @ #24 California (-18)

#3 Ole Miss @ #25 Florida (+7.5)

Eastern Michigan @ LSU (-45.5)

Arizona St @ #7 UCLA (-14)

#21 Mississippi St @ #14 Texas A&M (-6.5)

#6 Notre Dame @ #12 Clemson (-1.5)

Arizona @ #18 Stanford (-14)