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Big 12 battle will decide BCS and Heisman odds

Graham Harrell or Sam Bradford for Heisman. Oklahoma or Texas Tech for the BCS Championship game. Plenty is on the line Saturday when the unbeaten Raiders visit the Sooners.

College football odds

No. 2 Texas Tech (10-0) at No. 5 Oklahoma -7 (9-1) O/U 75.5

If the Red Raiders win this game, they will win the Big 12 South Division. This game will be all offense, baby, as the Red Raiders have the nation’s top-ranked passing offense while the Sooners are ranked third.

The Sooners have a slight advantage, as their passing offense is not only legit but they can also run the ball ranking 24th in the nation in rushing offense. Harrell – the Heisman Trophy odds betting frontrunner - and Tech will not be denied, as they will win this game in a shootout and advance to the Big 12 Championship game.


College football bettors would be wise to take the Over in this game, even if it were set at 85.5.

No. 17 Michigan State (9-2) at No. 7 Penn State -15.5 (10-1) O/U 48

The Nittany Lions rank ahead of the Spartans on defense and passing and rushing offense. Penn State is also undefeated at home this season.

The Nittany Lions and their fourth ranked defense will have to stop Spartans RB Javon Ringer (1548 yds 20 TD), who is second in the nation in rushing yards. Penn State must win this game to keep their BCS Bowl hopes alive.

Even though Ringer is a great RB, he is only averaging 4.4 yards per carry and the Nittany Lions and their tough front line will contain him and win this game and cover the spread.

No. 16 BYU (10-1) at No. 8 Utah -7 (11-0) O/U 54

Utah has to win this game to keep their slim hopes of a National Championship alive. The Utes defense ranks 11th in the nation and they will be facing a Cougars offense that ranks seventh in passing yards per game.

Utah relies on the run and they will have to control the clock to keep the dynamic offense of the Cougars on the sideline. The Utes will not be denied and they will win this game and cover the spread.

Both teams can score, so the Over is also a good pick.

NFL odds

New England Patriots (6-4) at Miami Dolphins (6-4) PK O/U 42

This is a huge AFC East match up, as both are tied for second in the division, one game back of the Jets, who play the undefeated Titans this Sunday. The Patriots really need to win this game, as the Dolphins will hold the tiebreaker since they beat the Pats earlier this year.

Coming into this game, the Fish are hot winning their last four while the Pats have lost two of their last three. Look for the Dolphins to run the Wildcat offense and control this game on the ground beating the Pats at home.

New York Giants -3 (9-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-3) O/U 48.5

Both teams have comfortable leads in their respective divisions and now are trying to secure home field in the playoffs.

The Giants defense is ranked second in the league and they will have their hands full trying to stop Kurt Warner (3,155 yds 20 TD 7 INT) and the Cardinals WR’s Larry Fitzgerald (67 rec 939 yds 6 TD) and Anquan Boldin (62 rec 792 yds 10 TD). The Cardinals are undefeated at home this season.

The Cards will send a statement to the NFL that they are for real, as they will upset the Giants.