College football betting picks, Week 13: Michigan-Ohio State to be a brawl

Kirk Irwin

Michigan-Ohio State! Florida-Florida State! It's college football betting picks for Week 13! A rough Week 12 (6-8, -$280) brings the column's record to 78-75 (-$440). Let's give you another reason to watch the games over the weekend other than avoiding your family. Consult SB Nation partner Odds Shark for all your odds, and check Bill Connelly's advanced picks for every game.

This week's rivalry games offer some opportunity to bring in the cash.

Michigan at Ohio State Under 55: Both of these offenses have been humming good at points of the season, but I have a feeling this game is played more conservatively. Both defenses have improved as the season has developed.

Mississippi State at Ole Miss -1: Mississippi State righted the ship last week against Arkansas, but again, that was Arkansas. Ole Miss is coming off two emotional losses, but they can take a moral victory from playing that well in Death Valley. If Ole Miss can avoid special teams blunders, it has a good shot to win the Egg Bowl.

Florida at Florida State opinion only: I would take Florida if the line were +10 or more, and would take Florida State at a TD or less, probably. But it currently sits at -8, and that's no man's land. The under, when it comes out, should work.

Miami at Duke Over 66: Miami can score, and its defense gets lit up by almost every competent passing attack it faces. Duke can throw the ball around and its defense is terrible. Over makes sense here.

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma -7: The Sooners are traditionally great at home, and the Pokes are, well, not as good on the road. I've made money on Okie State this season, but that was mostly against middling Big XII teams. This is different.

Louisiana Tech at San Jose State -3.5: The Spartans are an impressive team, and this is a long road trip for Louisiana Tech.

Louisiana Monroe at Florida International +5: Louisiana Monroe is a pretty good Sun Belt team, and this line feels pretty short. So short, in fact, that I feel the boys in Vegas know something. And I like to be on their side 'round the holidays.

West Virginia at Iowa State +1.5: West Virginia is coming off a draining, emotional loss last weekend to Oklahoma. I don't see the Mountaineers being too fired up for this one, and expect Oklahoma to beat them twice. Iowa State is getting improved quarterback play of late.

Rutgers at Pitt -2: Rutgers took care of Cincinnati last weekend, but that game was more about Cinci losing than it was Rutgers winning. Rutgers did not look very good. Pitt has improved over most of the season, and I expect a strong effort here in the home final from Pitt.

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