CFN Big 12 Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

CFN Big 12 Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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CFN Big 12 Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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Oklahoma State Cowboys

If the quarterback situation is settled fast, the Cowboys will be loaded with experience and talent all across the offense. The defensive front was gutted, and new top linebackers have to emerge, but the secondary has the upside to be among the Big 12’s best.

Starting out at Oregon State, McNeese State, and at Tulsa should mean a 3-0 start, and if the team is just that good, beating Kansas and Kansas State in Stillwater should help create a base of five wins. Getting Oklahoma, TCU and Baylor at home helps.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8
2018 Record: 7-6
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Texas Longhorns

There’s a chance Texas gets way overloved early on by the investment community. Tom Herman has created something special, but the offensive line needs a lot of work, almost everyone has to be replaced on the defensive line, and the secondary has to come up with a few new parts at corner.

So how can a team this strong and with so much momentum potentially lose a few games? The date against LSU is a concern, as is the annual showdown against Oklahoma. Road games at West Virginia, TCU, Iowa State and Baylor are all landmines.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 9.5
2018 Record: 10-4
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis    

TCU Horned Frogs

After all of the issues and inconsistencies last season, TCU should be back to form. However, the linebackers have to be replaced, more pass rushers have to emerge, and the offense has to find something that works.

Fortunately, with Arkansas-Pine Bluff, SMU and Kansas early on, the Horned Frogs should have a great start. It’ll take TCU being TCU again to come up with enough Big 12 wins to be a player like it was in 2017, but being a few wins better isn’t asking for the world.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8
2018 Record: 7-6
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Just how quickly can Matt Wells turn Texas Tech into a Big 12 factor again? As long as the quarterbacks are healthy, the offense should explode. The defense, though, needs a while to get things in place with six starters needing to be replaced.

Getting to five wins again shouldn’t be an issue, but with a trip to Arizona and road games at Oklahoma, West Virginia and Texas, there are plenty of most likely losses baked into the slate. Expect the win total line to fluctuate as much as any in the Big 12 throughout the offseason.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6.5
2018 Record: 5-7
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

West Virginia Mountaineers

Neal Brown has a great offensive backfield with Austin Kendall coming in to take over the quarterback situation, but the receiving corps needs some work. The running game should be great behind a veteran O line, and the defensive back seven should be strong.

But can the Mountaineers be better than last year against a harder schedule? Having to go to Missouri and face NC State won’t be easy, and the Oklahoma, Baylor, and TCU games are on the road. There aren’t enough sure-thing wins.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 7.5
2018 Record: 8-4
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

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