Oklahoma -13 vs. Mizzou:
Oklahoma is coming off a tough loss to a solid Wisconsin team. Oklahoma’s season has been all over the map, but nothing cures those woes more than coming home. If you’ve followed the Big 12 recently, you’ll notice how much better the likes of Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor, and Texas play at home. Over the past 5 years these teams have been almost identical, as far as consistent play. Oklahoma will look like world beaters at home against anyone, other than Kansas in the Big 12. Mizzou is extremely young and inexperienced. Their best player is a freshman guard. They barely beat Southeast Missouri State at home! It’s bad timing to be headed to a top 25 level place, like Norman Oklahoma, to play. Oklahoma wins 87 – 63.
Kansas -7 vs. Florida:
The Jayhawks have one of the deepest teams in the country, which is a testament to how truly great Kentucky is this year! Don’t be fooled, Florida has talent. Michael Frazier, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Jon Horford provide some seasoned scoring, but none of that has showed up this year. Florida’s biggest problem is they have no leadership at guard this season. Though they still defend well, a lack of consistent scoring, and lack of confidence catches up to the gators. Kansas has a stellar top 5 in Perry Ellis, Cliff Alexander, Wayne Seldon, etc. The difference in this is playing at Allen Fieldhouse. Gators hang within 8 in the first half, but Kansas pulls away for a 75 – 60 win late.
Texas @ Kentucky Over 121.5/Kentucky -13:
Losing your starting point guard, and best player before playing the best team in College Basketball, over the past 10 years, is not an ideal scenario. Now throw in the fact that you have to go to Rupp Arena and try to pull out a win. Kentucky will asert itself early and often. Texas will have issues scoring against the length of Kentucky, but this game will get out of hand from the start. Kentucky will EASILY cover the 13, and we think Texas can score over 50 points, to get over the 121.5. Kentucky sticks it to the Longhorns 82 – 53.