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Betting the Big 12: Week 4 Edition

After a rough week 3, it’s time to hop back on the winning boat

Texas v Oklahoma State
Ok Buddy Boy!
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Well, poopy pants. I put my Cyclone allegiance on the line for the annual CyHawk game and am not going to apologize for my behavior!

If we would have posted this article later in the week (spread got up to ISU +2.5), I would have WON my bet, but had to take the Monday line of ISU -1, as ISU lost 18-19. It was West Virginia that pissed me off. After posting duds, they slammed the door on NC State and beat the Wolfpack by 17.

I was 1 for 3 in week 3, with a loss of nearly half my balance, down to $455k.

The only way we can go now – is UP!

This week has five games, two conference showdowns, and we see Oklahoma, K-State and Texas Tech carrying byes.

Here is Week 4 of Betting the Big 12

SATURDAY September 21st GAMES

SMU (3-0) at #25 TCU (2-0) | 2:30 P.M. on FS1 | TCU -10

Gary Patterson and the always pesky Horny Toads went into Purdue’s house and knocked their socks off in impressive fashion. The defense held the Boilermakers to only 13 points, but it was the running game that stirred the drink, rushing for nearly 350 yards.

SMU has one of the most electric offenses in all of college football, and come with a faster tempo than Patrick Mahomes’s release. Not so fast my friends, I think Patterson has a secret recipe, and shuts them down.

I see TCU winning, but SMU will most likely cover the battle of both Dallas/Fort Worth schools.

West Virginia (2-1) at Kansas (2-1) | 3:30 P.M. on ESPN+ | WVU -5

Indiana State v Kansas
I don’t know what we are yelling about!
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What in the H-E-L-L is up with these teams?

I can’t figure either one of these teams out, as both looked as bad as that homeless drunk guy always looks like outside EAST gate of Jack Trice. (Makes ya feel bad sometimes)

KU loses to Coastal Carolina, and then follows it up with a road upset victory at BC. And then West Virginia loses to Mizzou by 31, only to come back and kick NC State’s ass.

All I know is both of these teams are bad, and none worse than KU. So give me the Mountaineers and I would swallow the 5 points.

Baylor (2-0) at Rice (0-3) | 6:00 P.M. On CBS Sports Network | Baylor -26

Rice is 0-fer and just got shellacked at Texas last week. This time they get to play the Baylor Bears at home, but are just getting thrown around for Big 12 pleasure.

It will be no different, as the Bears coming off a Bye will take care of business, and win going away.

That spread keeps me a bit hesitant, especially with Baylor on the road. I will slightly lean towards Baylor on that one, but with as much confidence as a drunk tailgater asking a cop to jimmy his door as the keys are locked inside.

Here are my best bets for Week FOUR of the 2019 Season

Louisiana-Monroe (1-1) at Iowa State (1-1) | 11:00 A.M. on FS1 | Iowa State -19.5

Back to the weekly grind, as ISU finishes their non-con schedule with a legitimate Sun Belt opponent in Louisiana-Monroe. Believe it or not, the WarHawks staged a frantic comeback against Florida State two weeks ago, and were a missed extra point away from entering double OT.

After losing a heartbreaker in an emotional College GameDay and rain-soaked fashion, the Cyclones play their third straight home game, and are 19.5-point favorites.

Give me the Clones with the win, but not covering the nearly 20 points. ISU just doesn’t run the kind of offense where they put up 50, and their tempo slows this game down.

I’ll take $250k on ULM and their 19.5 points spread.

Oklahoma State (3-0) at #12 Texas (2-1) | 6:30 P.M. CST on ABC | Texas -7

NCAA Football: McNeese State at Oklahoma State
Party in Stillwater!
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What an offensive showdown this will be! The Cowboys are on a tear, and Texas is still reeling after that LSU loss. I believe Spencer Sanders and Sam Ehlinger are two of the best QBs in the Big 12, and both will be given plenty of chances to score on Saturday.

The more exciting line might be the over/under, currently sitting at 70.5. I will be all over the OVER bet, BETTING $200k on the OVER 70.5, but am not as ready to stake my claim for the spread.

I think Texas playing at home helps their cause, and the touchdown spread is probably the right number. I’ll take the Longhorns with the victory, but wouldn’t touch the line.

2019 WRNL College Football Betting Results

Begin the Year with $1,000,000

Week 1: 2 for 3, PLUS $80k

Week 2: 1 for 3, MINUS $65k

Week 3: 2 for 3, MINUS $560k

Running Total $455,000