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Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals preview and spread

Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals preview and spread The Big 12 Tournament continues on Friday from the Sprint Center in Kansas City with the Round 2 quarterfinal games. The first game in the Big 12 Tournament line-up will match No.9 Oklahoma State and No.1 seed Texas, and the Longhorns are naturally the big favorite today. At the online bookmaker BodogLife Texas is listed with odds -330 to win the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal game and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are underdog with odds to win at +265. The point spread on the Texas vs. Oklahoma State game is sitting at -7 points chalk the Longhorns with the total at only 132 points.

 The Big 12 Tournament will continue Friday with the quarterfinal game between Colorado (beating  Baylor 84-91 in second overtime yesterday) and Oklahoma. The point spread at BodogLife is currently favoring the Oklahoma Sooners -8.5 points with the total expected posted at 119 points. Keep in mind that Oklahoma is 11-5 against the spread in its last 16 games when playing Colorado and the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 5 games. Colorado has no injuries to reports, but Oklahoma's Blake Griffen remains day-to-day with knee injury.

 Another Big 12 Tournament favorite today is the second-seeded Kansas for the quarterfinal game against seventh seed Nebraska. At BodogLife the Jayhawks are -14.5 points against the spread and the total is sitting at 128 points. Nebraska has won 5 of its last 7 games, but the Cornhuskers are 0-5 against the spread (and 0-5 SU) in its last 5 games when playing Kansas. Another betting trend to keep in mind - the total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 5 games when playing Nebraska. Kansas, third in the league in field goal percentage at 50.6, has no injuries reported, but Nebraska's guard Cookie Miller is day-to-day after a shoulder injury.

 The final Big 12 Tournament game tonight will match up Texas A&M, having no problem against Iowa State last night for the final 60-47, with Kansas State, in what appears to be the best Big 12 quarterfinal game. The point spread on the Texas A&M vs. Kansas State is sitting at only -1 point chalk Kansas State and the total is at 136 points. Texas A&M is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas State and 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games when playing the Wildcats. The Aggies have no injuries on the sheet, but Kansas State Davis Hoskins is out for the season with knee injury.

 Published on 03/14/2008

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