I expected Baylor to be a home favorite this weekend with all of the uncertainty swirling around TCU's football team, but I'll be honest and say that I didn't expect the opening line to be this big. 6.5 points is a fairly healthy line for a conference game, and even though I definitely think we'll cover handily, I wasn't sure if the oddsmakers would agree. According to Oddsshark, the very early action has already shifted the spread up a half-point to Baylor -7, and I'd expect that line to shift again if/when TCU decides to update everyone about Casey Pachall. A line of Baylor -10 around game time wouldn't surprise me in the least.
In other Big XII news, OU opened at -3 over Texas in the Red River Shootout, Oklahoma State -21 over Kansas, Kansas State -7.5 over Iowa State (PICK KANSAS STATE!), and West Virginia somewhat shockingly only got 5.5 over Texas Tech. I ... think I might put my entire life savings on WVU in that game.