Spread 'Em! Top College Football Picks Against The Spread for Week 12

Doug Upstone

Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:16 PM UTC

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 12:16 PM UTC

With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, time for football bettors like us to make one last push. At least from this perspective, this is not an easy week to find a bundle of plays.

When you get to this time of year, you can essentially scratch off quite a few games when losing teams are playing each other. Instead, it make more sense for college football picks to find one or two teams that have something to play for, which makes analytical handicapping easier.  

On the season for this article we sit at 17-13-1 against the college football odds and will be aligning ourselves with three underdogs is surprising strong situations.

Take Red Raiders With Points Over Injured TCU

After holding four straight Big 12 foes to 27 total points, TCU was torched for 38 points in 30 minutes against Oklahoma. The Horned Frogs mission is to win out and get another shot against the Sooners in Big 12 championship. TCU did not figure to have an easy time with Texas Tech on the road as they have permitted 32.2 PPG against the four best offenses they have taken on and the Red Raiders match that profile in scoring 38.2 PPG. It has also been a bad week on the injury front for TCU, first losing leading rusher Darius Anderson (season), then QB Kenny Hill not even travel with team and two other defensive starters are not expected to play. The Frogs are 1-4 and 0-5 ATS in Lubbock since 1993. With detractors calling for a new head coach at Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury needs to beat TCU and Texas next week to save his job. The line will be coming down so grab the Red Raiders as early as possible.

Free College Football Pick - Texas Tech (+6.5) covers
Best lines offered: at Heritage

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Temple Put a Scare Into Central Florida

Central Florida is three wins away from undefeated 12-0 season and returning to a Super Six bowl for the first time in four years. The Knights have the top scoring team in the country at 48.6 PPG and their defense is no slouch in permitting only 20.7 PPG. Still there are signs of stress since they are handing over two touchdown spread on the road to Temple. UCF has not covered a spread since Oct. 14th (0-2-1 ATS) and they are facing Owls crew who has improved since September and is 5-1 ATS, after 0-4 spread start. Temple has the passing offense to stay in the game and if the Knights allow 199 or more rushing yards like they have in past five games (on average), the Owls can put a scare into them.

Free College Football Pick - Temple (+15) covers 
Best lines offered: at Heritage (line has dropped to 13 at most shops)

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Pass the Peanut Butter and Jelly at Auburn

In the history of betting terms, Auburn is in absolutely the classic situation. Last week the Tigers laid waste of No.1 Georgia 40-17. This opened up all sorts of possibilities for Auburn playing undefeated Alabama at home next Saturday, having a chance to win the SEC West and SEC championship a week later in a rematch with Georgia. Playing UL- Monroe at home as a 37-point chalk-laden favorite is the very definition of a - sandwich game. The Auburn players know that beating the Warhawks by 30 or 50 means nothing and though Monroe has not faced a defense close to this, they are still averaging 37 PPG. This sure looks like a 45-17 Auburn victory and non-cover.

Free College Football Pick - UL-Monroe (+37) covers
Best lines offered: at Heritage (line has dropped to 13 at most shops)

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