2019 SEASON RECORD: 67-63
Week 12 Game of the Week
#4 Georgia at #12 Auburn (+3) Under 45 – Saturday 2:30pm
Game Preview: A struggling Georgia offense plays a really good Auburn defense. A freshman quarterback faces a really good Georgia defense. In conclusion, this game will be a low scoring slug fest. Auburn wins in a close one.
Pick: Auburn 20-17
#10 Oklahoma at #13 Baylor (+10) – Saturday 6:30pm
Game Preview: Oklahoma has struggled with Kansas State and Iowa State. They are favored on the road at Baylor who has Gameday for the first time in about four years. This may be the best defense Jalen Hurts has faced and Baylor could slow their offense down. Baylor will be ready to play in a close one. Oklahoma pulls it out though.
Pick: Oklahoma 34-31
Top Picks of the Week (All Times CST)
#5 Alabama (-17.5) at Mississippi State– Saturday 11:00am
This line only makes sense if Mac Jones is starting. Even if he is this line is too low. Alabama wins big in a bounce back game.
Tulane at Temple (+6)– Saturday 11:00am
Temple plays really good defense and Tulane’s QB struggles to throw the ball. Temple could win this game so I’m definitely taking the six points at home.
#19 Texas (+7) at Iowa State – Saturday 11:00am
It will be cold… but not enough to lay seven points with the Cyclones. Texas is the better team and not only will cover, but will win. Definitely worth a money line sprinkle.
Wake Forest (+34.5) at #3 Clemson – Saturday 2:30pm
Clemson will blow out the rest of their ACC opponents, but this will be the best team they face in the regular season. 34.5 is way too many points. Wake Forest keeps it interesting going into the second half… before they lose by 21. Clemson 45-24.
#8 Minnesota at #20 Iowa (-3) – Saturday 3:00pm
Minnesota’s historic run ends here. Iowa’s defense will do a much better job against Minnesota at home than Penn State did. Iowa wins a close low scoring game at home.
Rice (+14.5) at Middle Tennessee State – Saturday 3:30pm
Both teams are bad, The 0-9 Rice Owls can keep it close enough. I still don’t think Rice is THAT awful and could even get their first win here.
#1 LSU (-21) at Ole Miss OVER 65 – Saturday 6:00pm
LSU won’t stop scoring and they could get 50 points by themselves. Ole Miss has scoring potential on offense too. LSU wins big in a blowout high-scoring game.
South Carolina at Texas A&M (-11) – Saturday 6:30pm
South Carolina has gone down hill ever since beating Georgia. Texas A&M at home off the bye should win big and be ranked next week.
UCLA (+21) at #7 Utah OVER 51.5 – Saturday 7:00pm
Not only do I like UCLA to cover, but I think this is going to be a Utah loss. UCLA and their offense has turned it around and won their last three games by double digits. Utah is very beatable and has played some close games against average teams. The key will be UCLA slowing down Zack Moss and the running game. I like the over and UCLA to win throwing a huge wrench in the Pac-12 South.