Big 12: Unpredictable season, with no clear favorite

This is just what most bettors did not wanted to hear – an unpredictable season on the horizon in the Big 12. It will just be that much harder to pick the over/under win totals, weekly games and point spreads, making it something to look forward to week in and week out.

Parity is king in the Big 12. For the past four consecutive seasons, a new Big 12 conference champion has been crowned. The unpredictability should continue this season as well.

The media barely picked the Oklahoma State Cowboys to take the title, but Texas Christian is liked by many. Of course, the Texas Longhorns can never be counted out with 19 of 22 starters returning from last season and a high preseason ranking in the nation.

With online betting site Bovada, the Longhorns have the highest win total at 9.5 of any other team in the Big 12. Oklahoma University has been given a win total of 9 UNDER-145, while TCU is set at 8 wins OVER-130, which is due to the brutal full season schedule TCU has as they face LSU at home and the likes of Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma on the road.

Kansas State, the defending champion, has been given 7.5 wins OVER-140. The Wildcats are only one of many conference teams looking to replace their quarterbacks.

Those interested against the spread should consider than last season on topbet Kansas State was 9-3-1 ATS, while 11-2 SU, Baylor was 9-4 ATS while 8-5 SU. The Wildcats, during Coach Bill Synder’s tenure are 139-95-4 ATS, which is 17th amongst coaches still active. Since 2009 his record ATS the spread is even better at 31-18-1.

The Big 12 team with the worst record last season ATS was Kansas at 4-7-1, while they were 1-11 SU. Kansas is 0-21 over their last 21 conference games, but should be more competitive in their second year with Charlie Weis at the helm.

While checking out betting trends for the Big 12 on sites like Bovada, topbet, betonline or sportsbook.com, you will see that Baylor is 8-3 ATS over the past two seasons as an underdog.

Kansas State has a record of 17-9 ATS over the last four years when an underdog.

Texas is just 9-17 ATS over the past three years in conference play, while Oklahoma State against the Kansas Jayhawks is 8-2 ATS over the last 10 head to head games.

In the past seven games between Iowa State and Kansas State, the UNDER has cashed out in 5 and the OVER in 2.

The Texas Longhorns are 3-0 SU as well as ATS in their past three games versus Texas Tech.

TCU has drawn some action online to win the BCS Championship. The Horned Frogs have fallen from their starting rate of 75 to 1 down to 40 to 1. They open with LSU and a win there would put them on the radar for many.

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