The Golden Nugget set the over/under on wins for TCU and Oklahoma State at 8.5. Baylor's line is 9, and Oklahoma's is 10.
The predictions are a benchmark for each team. For example, Oklahoma has been pegged to win 10 games and bettors can bet the Sooners finish over with more regular-season victories or under with fewer regular-season victories.
Interesting among the team who were not listed included Texas and Texas A&M. More over/under totals will be released in the next several weeks.
We all had reservations about how this young team would play throughout the season, but looking back on it now, coach Jim Schlossnagle had some insightful things to say about how the squad performed in the 2016 regular season.
“In my mind, this team has overachieved,” he said. “Especially from a pitching standpoint, I think you’ve overachieved in a major way, when you look at the major injuries or the underperformance of some veteran pitchers and how some guys that we weren’t counting on have pitched.”
TCU is 4-0 against the SEC since joining the Big 12 in 2012. The Frogs and Tigers haven't met much, and Auburn has struggled in the challenge over the past few years.
It will be the fourth meeting of the programs, who last met in Dec. 1996, with TCU holding a 2-1 edge in the all-time series.
Auburn has yet to win as part of the annual contest with Big 12 foes, losing all three of its games. The Tigers lost at Iowa State in 2013-14, fell at Texas Tech in 2014-15 and lost to Oklahoma State last season.