Best College Football Bets Week 12 | CFB Picks & Predictions

Written by: Richard Janvrin
Updated November 16, 2022
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Best College Football Bets Week 12

Week 12 of the College Football season is here, and it’s going to be challenging to determine the four teams that make the playoff.

You know that going into this weekend that the committee is hoping for something to swing in their favor. 

Regardless, plenty of games are set to happen this weekend, and below, we have the three best bets to make. 

Let’s dive in. 

Michigan vs. Illinois

Pick: Illinois +18 (-110) at DraftKings

Michigan is easily one of the best teams in the nation. Still, at home, they’re hosting one of the more difficult defenses in college football, the Illinois Fighting Illini.

They’re not as good as Michigan, but they’re right there. In terms of total defense, Michigan is No. 1 in the country, allowing just 232.8 yards per game, and Illinois is No. 2, allowing 246.9 yards per game. 

Both teams have great running backs, but Corum is somewhat in a league of his own, averaging nearly six yards per carry and has 17 touchdowns.

Illinois running back Chase Brown has 281 carries, so you know he’ll be the focal point of their offense.

That said, Illinois does have quarterback Tommy DeVito who’s completing nearly 70% of his passes, but Michigan does have a rock-solid secondary. DeVito will look to his top receiver Isaiah Williams, who has 64 receptions for 561 yards, and five touchdowns.

This will be a much closer game than Michigan would like. They’ll win at home, but Illinois covers getting a massive 18 points. 

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UCLA vs. USC

Pick: USC ML (-125) at Caesars

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There’s a clear indication of how these teams will operate on offense. USC is one of the best passing attacks in the country, throwing for over 315 yards per game. Quarterback Caleb Williams doesn’t turn the ball over, and wide receiver Jordan Addison will face a UCLA defense that won’t have an answer for him.

On the flip side, UCLA has running backs Zach Charbonnet and Keegan Jones and quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson who’ve combined for 259 carries, nearly 2,000 yards, and more than 20 touchdowns. 

We give the advantage to the passing attack here, as this could come down to whoever has the ball last. 

USC keeps pushing toward the College Football Playoff game. 

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Texas A&M vs. Massachusetts

Pick: Texas A&M -33.5 (-110) at BetMGM

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It would require a modern miracle for UMass to beat Texas A&M, despite how bad A&M has been this year. A&M has been bad but against SEC competition. This week, they take on a UMass team with a quarterback with just two passing touchdowns through four starts and three other appearances. 

A&M running back Devon Achane probably runs for 200 here, as UMass allows 180 rushing yards per game, 4.83 yards per carry, and 22 touchdowns. 

If UMass scores double digits, that should be considered a victory. 

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