Big 12 Week 12 Betting Odds: Defending Champion Baylor Looks to Take Down Undefeated TCU

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Matchup Playing Second Fiddle in 2022

Kansas State Looks to Move Closer for Spot in Big 12 Title Game

Texas Christian continues to find ways to win and now comes a showdown with defending conference champion Baylor. That game is the headliner when looking at the Big 12 Week 12 betting odds. With all five games having single-digit point spreads, this could be a fun week for Big 12 football fans.

Kansas State will look to move a step closer to joining TCU in an improbable Big 12 championship game matchup.

There are already six of the 10 teams in the conference that are bowl eligible. Texas Tech and Oklahoma can join the group with wins on Saturday.

TCU (+140) and Kansas State (+155) have the best odds to win the Big 12 title.

The totals range from 48 for the Texas Tech-Iowa State matchup to 64.5 for the Oklahoma State-Oklahoma showdown.

Game of the Week

Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Baylor Bears

Date, time (TV):
Line: Texas Christian -3
Moneyline: TCU -145, Baylor +125

When the season started, it figures that defending champion Baylor would be the one heading on to playing in the Big 12 title game instead of undefeated TCU. This is the best game when it comes to the Big 12 Week 12 betting odds.

Freshman Richard Reese leads the Big 12 with 13 scoring runs for Baylor (6-4, 4-3). However, he got just nine carries in last week’s 31-3 loss to Kansas State.

It hasn’t always been pretty, but TCU has passed every test to date. While the Horned Frogs have already earned a spot in the conference title game, they need to win out to remain in the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings.

After impressing while sharing carries, Kendre Miller has emerged into a star as the unquestioned No. 1 back for TCU (10-0, 7-0). He is second in the conference with 1,147 yards and tied for the conference lead with 13 TD runs.

With 25 touchdown passes and two interceptions, Max Duggan is the top-rated passer in the conference. TCU is not only 10-0, but 8-1-1 against the college football betting lines this season. The Horned Frogs have covered in each of the last five games at Baylor.

The line opened at 1.5 and moved to 3 so keep an eye out more line moves.

Other Games to Watch

Kansas State Wildcats at West Virginia Mountaineers

Date, time (TV):
Line: Kansas State -7
Moneyline: Kansas State -285, West Virginia +235

It is simple, if Kansas State (7-3, 5-2) beats West Virginia and Kansas, the Wildcats will appear in the Big 12 championship game for the first time since 2003. Things could get a little interesting with the tiebreakers if the Wildcats stub their toe.

Kansas State is the only Big 12 team to have more interceptions than touchdown passes allowed. Kobe Savage and Daniel Green lead the way with five interceptions between them while Felix Anudike-Uzomah leads the conference with 7.5 sacks.

West Virginia is coming off a 23-20 win over Oklahoma and also beat Baylor earlier in the season. Backup quarterback Garrett Greene replaced an ineffective JT Daniels and accounted for three touchdowns against the Sooners.

The Mountaineers are the only team in the Big 12 with two NCAAF players with more than 600 receiving yards as Bryce Ford-Wheaton has 641 yards on 58 catches and Sam James has recorded 41 receptions or 624 yards.

Kansas State’s second-leading tackler Kobe Savage is questionable for the game.

West Virginia is 4-1 over the last five meetings with Kansas State.

Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks

Date, time (TV):
Line: Texas -9
Moneyline: Texas -340, Kansas +275

Texas (6-4, 4-3) can still play its way into the Big 12 title if Kansas State stumbles in one of its final two games.

The Longhorns played well enough defensively to take down first-place TCU last week. However, 28 yards on 22 carries and 199 yards of offense isn’t good enough. With Texas favored according to the Big 12 Week 12 betting odds, Texas is expected to bounce back.

Texas running back Bijan Robinson ran for just 70 yards in last year’s wild 57-56 loss to Kansas.
The Jayhawks (6-4, 3-4) are already bowl eligible and a win would secure the program’s first winning season since 2008. A victory would be the fourth in conference play, matching the total from the previous six years combined.

Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels is expected to play after missing the last four games. Kansas is undefeated when Daniels plays the entire game this football season.

Kansas has covered against the college football odds in each of the last five games against Texas.

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Iowa State Hawkeyes

Date, time (TV):
Line: Iowa State -3.5
Moneyline: Texas Tech +148, Iowa State -170

Texas Tech (5-5, 3-4) can become bowl eligible with a win on Saturday when the Red Raiders take an offense that has the second most yards and most passing yards in the Big 12 against Iowa State (4-6, 1-6), the only Big 12 team to allow less than 300 yards per contest.

The Red Raiders have been held under 250 passing yards in each of the last three games while Iowa State has given up a total of 444 yards in the last two outings. Texas Tech’s second leading receiver Jerand Bradley is questionable due to a concussion.

Iowa State has covered the NCAAF odds in five of the last six games against Texas Tech.

Oklahoma State Cowboys at Oklahoma Sooners

Date, time (TV):
Line: Oklahoma -7.5
Moneyline: Oklahoma State +230, Oklahoma -280

Concluding Our Big 12 Week 12 Betting Odds Preview: It might take some searching to find the last time that a meeting between the Cowboys and Sooners had less on the line.

Oklahoma State (7-3, 4-3) would need to win its final two games and have Kansas State drop its final two contests in the regular season to have a chance to return to the Big 12 title game.

Oklahoma (5-5, 2-5) is playing to become bowl eligible rather than competing for conference and national titles as was expected when the season began.

Both teams regressed defensively this season. The Cowboys had the top defensive unit in the Big 12 a season ago as they went from allowing 298 yards per game to a conference-worst 453. Oklahoma is giving up 40 more yards than it did a season ago.

Oklahoma has won eight of the last nine meetings at home against Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State defensive end Tyler Lacy is questionable. He has 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.
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