NCAA Football Week 12 Lines: Betting Odds & Predictions

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Last week’s college football action was some of the best in recent memory with several big upsets and some great games. At the top of the list was LSU at Alabama, and the game mostly lived up to the hype. LSU got off to a fast start and was able to hold off a late charge by the Crimson Tide and walk away with a 46-41 victory.

In the Big Ten, No. 4 Penn State was defeated by No. 17 Minnesota in an impressive victory for the Golden Gophers. We also saw both Iowa and Iowa State lose on failed two-point conversion attempts, and a pair of top 25 upsets in Kansas State (Texas) and Wake Forest (Virginia Tech). Baylor remained undefeated with a win over TCU and New Mexico State remained winless (0-9) after losing 3-41 to Ole Miss.

Here’s a look at what we have to look forward to this week.

Week 12 College Football Vegas Odds & Free Picks Against the Spread

While this week lacks a single marquee game like LSU v. Alabama last week, there are still some excellent matchups to key an eye on.  No. 4 Georgia plays at No. 12 Auburn, No. 10 Oklahoma visits undefeated No. 13 Baylor, and undefeated No. 8 Minnesota plays at No. 20 Iowa.

We also wanted to mention Ohio State versus Rutgers with the Buckeyes installed as 51-point favorites. It’s always staggering to see a spread this high, but it’s actually happened 77 times since 1987 and already three times this season (TCU -53.5 vs Arkansas Pine Bluff, Alabama -54 vs New Mexico State, and LSU -51.5 vs Northwestern State). The big difference here is that most cases include one team from FCS playing a Power Five conference school. In fact, going back to 1987 again, we were only able to find five instances of two major programs playing with a spread this high.  Three of those games actually came in the 1987 season with Oklahoma -57.5 against Kansas State, Nebraska -51.5 versus Kansas State, and Oklahoma -54 against Kansas.  Oklahoma was also favored by 51 points against Kansas in 1988 and the Sooners were favored by 53 against Baylor in 2003.

The sample size of games in this spread range is small, but it will not surprise you that no team favored by more than 50 points has lost the game outright. What might surprise you is that they don’t fair well against the spread. Of the 77 games we found, these teams were just 32-44-1 (42.1%) in covering their outrageous point spread.

The table below give the odds for every matchup this week, plus a betting preview for each game (link posted as they become available).  For a free prediction from one of our professional handicappers, but sure to check out BetFirm’s free college football picks.

Week 12 College Football Odds (From 5Dimes)

Date/Time Matchup Spread Total Preview
Tue Nov 12th
7:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Akron
-16.5
16.5
46.5 Preview
Tue Nov 12th
7:30 PM
Western Michigan
Ohio
-1
1
63 Preview
Wed Nov 13th
9:00 PM
Bowling Green
Miami Ohio
18
-18
49 Preview
Wed Nov 13th
9:00 PM
Northern Illinois
Toledo
2.5
-2.5
52.5 Preview
Thu Nov 14th
8:00 PM
Buffalo University
Kent State
-6
6
55.5 Preview
Thu Nov 14th
9:00 PM
North Carolina
Pittsburgh University
4
-4
50.5 Preview
Fri Nov 15th
8:00 PM
Louisiana Tech
Marshall
2.5
-2.5
56 Preview
Fri Nov 15th
10:30 PM
Fresno State
San Diego State
1
-1
42.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Tulane
Temple
-4.5
4.5
55.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Indiana
Penn State
14
-14
53.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Massachusetts
Northwestern
39
-39
56.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Kansas
Oklahoma State
18
-18
65.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
TCU
Texas Tech
-3
3
56.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Michigan State
Michigan
13.5
-13.5
44 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Florida
Missouri
-6.5
6.5
50.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Alabama
Mississippi State
-21
21
63.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
1:00 PM
Wisconsin
Nebraska
-14.5
14.5
51.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
2:00 PM
UTEP
UAB
18
-18
45 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
3:30 PM
Navy
Notre Dame
9
-9
54 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:00 PM
Louisiana Monroe
Georgia Southern
7
-7
58 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:00 PM
Troy
Texas State
-8
8
61 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Arkansas State
12.5
-12.5
60 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
West Virginia
Kansas State
14.5
-14.5
47.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech
-5.5
5.5
52.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Ohio State
Rutgers
-51
51
61 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Wake Forest
Clemson
32.5
-32.5
59 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Central Michigan
Ball State
2
-2
57.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Georgia
Auburn
-3
3
41 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Texas
Iowa State
7
-7
66.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Memphis
Houston University
-10
10
69 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
4:30 PM
Kentucky
Vanderbilt
-9
9
44 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Duke
10.5
-10.5
54.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
5:00 PM
Minnesota University
Iowa
3
-3
44.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
5:00 PM
Wyoming
Utah State
6.5
-6.5
49.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
5:00 PM
Hawaii
UNLV
-6.5
6.5
74.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
5:30 PM
Rice
Middle Tennessee State
13
-13
47.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
5:30 PM
Stanford
Washington State
10.5
-10.5
64 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
6:00 PM
Louisiana Lafayette
South Alabama
-28.5
28.5
53.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
7:00 PM
Southern Mississippi
Texas San Antonio
-17.5
17.5
52 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:00 PM
Cincinnati University
South Florida
-14
14
50 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:00 PM
Air Force
Colorado State
-10
10
61 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:00 PM
LSU
Mississippi
-21.5
21.5
65 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:30 PM
Louisville
North Carolina State
-3.5
3.5
58.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:30 PM
Appalachian State
Georgia State
-16
16
62 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:30 PM
Arizona State
Oregon State
-2.5
2.5
58 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:30 PM
South Carolina
Texas A&M
10
-10
50.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
8:30 PM
Oklahoma
Baylor
-10
10
67.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
9:00 PM
UCLA
Utah
21
-21
51.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
11:15 PM
New Mexico
Boise State
28
-28
59.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
11:30 PM
Arizona University
Oregon
27
-27
67.5 Preview
Sat Nov 16th
12:00 AM
USC
California
-6.5
6.5
48.5 Preview

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