NCAAF Betting - What We Learned in Week 12 West of the Mississippi River

Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:17 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 9:17 PM UTC

CFP-ranked #6 Washington may be the only team from west of the Mississippi River with a real chance to crack the FBS Final Four but #9. Let’s see what we learned here in Week 12 and offer up a handful of NFL picks.

<p> </p><h2>Talented #6 Washington, #9 Oklahoma Could Still Sneak into College Football Playoff</h2><p>Despite the fact the first five teams ranked in the <a href="" title="Get Free NCAAF Picks From The Best Handicappers">College Football</a> Playoff are from east of the Mississippi, the nature <a href="" title="Compare 2017 CFP National Championship Future Bets From Top Sportsbooks">of the CFP</a> is so wild that maybe two teams from west of Big Muddy can still make it, and right now, it looks like #6 Washington and #9 Oklahoma could have the best chance.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="" style="height:338px;width:380px;" /></p><p> </p><p>On Saturday, Jake Browning and the Huskies walloped Arizona State, 44-18 (WASH -27), failing to Push by a point as Wazoo’s Keishawn Bierria returned an onside kick for a TD with 7 seconds left. Washington (Overs 8-3) heads into Friday’s Apple Cup at Washington State (WASH -4½, 2016 GOTY, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook; FOX, 3:30 p.m. EST) in a good spot. And Baker Mayfield (10/1 to win Heisman Trophy, SuperBook), Dede Westbrook and the Sooners doubled up #14 West Virginia in snowy Morgantown, 56-28 (OK -3) as Samaje Perkins ran for 160 yards and 2 TDs while Joe Mixon (147 yards, TD) also had a stellar day, ending any Mountaineers championship hopes.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="" style="height:424px;width:380px;" /></p><h2>#11 Oklahoma State, #13 USC Win in Week 11, Stay in Hunt But #12 Utah Stumbles in Last Seconds</h2><p>#11 Oklahoma State won 31-6 vs. TCU (OSU -7) but #12 Utah lost 30-28 to Oregon as 12-point chalks (ORE +340 Moneyline, Heritage) on a last-second Ducks TD in SLC to knock the Utes out of contention while #13 Trojans (8-3 SU) fought for a 36-14 triumph over city rival UCLA (USC -13) as USC won its 7th straight game but remain a longshot and will likely have to win the Pac-12 Championship.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="" style="height:174px;width:380px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><h2>Trends Department: Boise State Stinks ATS on Blue Turf Now, Arizona Just Stinks</h2><p>Once feared in their own Private Idaho, Boise State has now L9 Straight ATS at Albertsons Stadium although the Broncos are 6-0 at Home this season and 17-2 SU since HC Bryan Harsin (6-13 ATS Home) took over. Along with Temple, Colorado has the best ATS Record in FBS (9-1) after covering against #22 Washington State, 38-24 (COL -6). Rocky Mountain State rivals Colorado State improved to 9-2 ATS after slicing New Mexico, 49-31 (CSU -7) while Arizona (3-14 ATS L17) still has the worst ATS Record (1-10) after falling 42-17 at Oregon State (OSU -3) with fellow Pac-12 disappointment Oregon 2-8-1 ATS.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="" style="height:170px;width:380px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;">NCAAF Week 12 Early West Picks: Kansas State -28 over Kansas, Wisconsin over Minnesota, Stanford over Rice</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">NCAAF Picks ATS Record: 22-8-0</h2><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;">Must Read: <a href="" title="#5 Louisville Blasted By Houston">What We Learned In Week 12 East Of The Missispi River</a></h2>
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