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Baylor Opens as 33-point Favorite over Rice

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I'm going to be honest: I did not see that coming.

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Two weeks ago, Baylor took the field as a 36.5-point favorite over SMU in a game they eventually won by 35.  According to VegasInsider, if the Bears took the field today against Rice, they'd do it as a 33-point favorite over the Owls, who are coming off a 38-24 win over the UNT Mean Green.

I expected that Baylor would be a healthy favorite for this game at home, but I don't know if I expected this. Rice, if you recall, was a 14.5-point underdog to Texas two weeks ago for a game they lost by 14 in Austin, and I thought we'd see something like Baylor -23 or -24.  But -33?  Vegas apparently has a bit more confidence in us than even I did.

Vote in the poll below and give me your thoughts about this spread.  Also, check out a few more notable spreads from the Big 12 for Week 4:

Oklahoma State -4 @ Texas
West Virginia -16.5 vs. Maryland
TCU -9.5 @ Texas Tech (INTERESTING)
Kansas @ Rutgers -13

And I guess that's it.  OU, Kansas State, and Iowa State are all off this week before starting Big 12 play on 10/3.