NCAA Football Picks Week 12 top 25 BCS
With Week 12 of College Football upon us starting Wednesday night, 21 of the top 25 teams are in action has the race continues for a BCS major bowl bid. Get live up-to-the-minute betting lines up until kick-off here at Wonder Punter. Here is my quick preview and predictions for each game.
Ball State Cardinals (9-1) @ #15 Northern Illinois Huskies (9-0) Wednesday 11/13- 8:00PM EST
Line: NIU -6.5
NIU looks to win their third straight MAC West Division title against a tough Ball State team.
Georgia State Yellow Jackets (6-3) @ #8 Clemson Tigers (8-1) Thursday 11/13- 7:30PM EST
Line: CLEM -10.5
Clemson’s offense has picked it up since losing to No. 2 Florida State three weeks ago.
Washington Huskies (6-3) @ #13 UCLA (7-2) Friday 11/15- 9:00PM EST
Line: UCLA -2.5
The Bruins have won their last two since losing back-to-back games to Stanford and Oregon. UCLA always tough at home.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) @ Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-5) 11/16- 7:45PM EST
Line: ALA -25.0
Clearly the No. 1 team in the nation… Nick Saban will have his team ready following last week’s big win over LSU.
Syracuse Orange @ #2 Florida State Seminoles (9-0) 11/16- 3:30PM EST
Line: FSU -39.0
With a firm hold on No. 2, I see no let up in sight. Offense is putting up some big numbers.
PICK: Florida State
#3 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0) @ Illinois Fighting Illini (3-6) 11/16- 12:00PM EST
Line: OSU -32.0
The Buckeyes have won 21-straight dating back to last season.
PICK: Ohio State
#4 Stanford Cardinal (8-1) @ USC Trojans (7-3) 11/16- 8:00PM EST
Line: STAN -3.5
Good match-up on Saturday night with the Cardinal coming off their big win last week over then #2 Oregon and now take on a “new” Trojan team since firing Lane Kiffin back on September 28.
Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-3) @ #5 Baylor Bears (8-0) 11/16- 7:00PM EST
Line: BAY -27.0
A month ago this would have a been a great game, but Texas Tech has now lost three in a row and must now face a powerful Baylor team.
Utah Utes (4-5) @ #6 Oregon Ducks (8-1) 11/16- 4:00PM EST
Oregon looks to bounce back after being beaten by Stanford for the second-straight year to end their BCS championship run.
#25 Georgia Bulldogs (6-3) @ #7 Auburn Tigers (9-1) 11/16- 3:30PM EST
Line: AUB -4.0
Auburn looking to stay on course for a showdown with No. 1 Alabama in the coming weeks.
Florida Gators (4-5) @ #10 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) 11/16- 7:00PM EST
Line: SCAR -13.5
The Florida Gators were a top 25 team just a few short weeks ago have been going in a different direction.
PICK: South Carolina
#12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-1) @ #24 Texas Longhorns (7-2) 11/16- 3:30PM EST
Line: OKST -3.0
The Longhorns have fought their way back into the rankings after a shaky start to begin the season. Tough Cowboys team.
PICK: Oklahoma State
#16 Michigan State Spartans (8-1) @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2) 11/16- 3:30PM EST
Line: MSU -6.5
The Cornhuskers are coming off a big win at Michigan, but now must deal with the best defense in the country without their starting quarterback.
PICK: Michigan State
#17 UCF Knights (7-1) @ Temple Owls (1-8) 11/16- 12:00PM EST
Line: UCF -16.5
The Knights should have no problem winning on the road this week against a bad Owl’s football team.
Iowa State Cyclones (1-8) @ #18 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) 11/16- 12:00PM EST
Line: OKLA -24.5
Bounce back game for the Sooners who got blown-out by #5 Baylor last week.
Oregon State Beavers (6-3) @ #19 Arizona State Sun Devils (7-2) 11/16- 9:30PM EST
Line: ASU -13.0
Both teams expected to light up the scoreboard on Saturday night, but ASU is playing well and is a different team at home.
PICK: Arizona State
Houston Cougars (7-2) @ #20 Louisville Cardinals (8-1) 11/16- 7:00PM EST
Line: LOU -15.5
Should be another high scoring game, but too much Teddy Bridgewater in this game.
Indiana Hoosiers (4-5) @ #22 Wisconsin Badgers (7-2) 11/16- 12:00PM EST
Line: WIS -21.0
These teams like to score in bunches but the Badgers will do most of it.
#23 Miami Hurricanes (7-2) @ Duke Blue Devils (7-2) 11/16- 3:30PM EST
Line: MIA -3.0
Miami went from being a top 10 team to losing two straight… don’t be surprised if a good Blue Devil teams beats them.
Good luck with your favorite picks and remember to place your bets early here through Wonder Punter to lock in the best lines for the games of your choice.
By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter