The Wang would like to welcome all his readers to the penultimate edition of the Buffalo Wild Wang’s weekly Big 12 picks. I am going to keep this short because I have apparently been accused of plagiarizing a column in the Tulsa newspaper that I haven’t read in over a year. Second, it’s a relatively slow week in the Big 12, at least in terms of number of games being played. We do have one game this week which holds some sort of national significance.
Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to ask Homerism to officially tally up the scores to this point. After going 4-1 last week and increasing my ever expanding lead, I have a feeling that this lead is has now become insurmountable.
On to the games…
Texas Tech at Oklahoma (-7)
The Wang wants to go on the record as saying I am extremely confident in the Sooners this weekend. Maybe even a bit overconfident. Homerism has done a good job dissecting the game and trying to find some of the hidden numbers that could make a difference. The bottom line is that the Sooners are too good at home. A primetime Saturday night game for OU in Norman with a possible trip to the title game is a recipe for disaster for the Red Raiders. The interesting subplot obviously lies in the Harrell-Crabtree-Bradford Heisman race. The player who puts up the best numbers, and whose team wins, will be in the driver’s seat for the coveted award.
OU is averaging 47.3 points in the last three games, wait… I mean the last three FIRST HALVES. I know the Red Raider offense is on fire right now, but I don’t think they can match the points OU is going to put up. The Sooners are 6-1 all-time against Tech at home, and I have no reason to think that trend will change come Saturday night.
Let the games begin, this is going to be one for the ages…
The Pick: Sooners win and head to Stillwater on a roll, 51-35.
Iowa State at Kansas State (-10)
“Bueller….Bueller…” Raise your hand if you care about this game.
Oh, who am I kidding? This is nothing more than two bad teams playing each other in a meaningless game at the end of the season.
The Pick: The Wang will take the Wildcats here.