Week 13 college football picks: Oklahoma State hangs with Baylor, LSU pulls away

The calm before the storm, both on the field and off. This week's best college football bets are few and far between, but there are wise picks to be made regardless.

7-12 week brings my season record to 111-102 (52 percent, +$259). Yuck. 55 percent is the goal and the line at which a nice profit is made, and I'll need a big run to get back to that mark. Visit OddsShark.com for trends throughout the week.

This is a light week, as many programs are playing guarantee games before traditional rivalry matchups.

Usually, I will discuss games involving ranked teams here, and we can discuss any other games in the comments section. But because of the short card, I'll discuss all of the wagers.

  • Baylor has not been a good road team under Art Briles, and Oklahoma State's defense is much improved. While I wish I had the 10-point number available earlier in the week, I will still take this.
  • I think LSU will give Texas A&M a big dose of Jeremy Hill, control the tempo, and pull away from the Aggies in Death Valley.
  • I have a ton of respect for Minnesota and what it has done this year, but somehow Wisconsin is still underrated. I like the Badgers' ability to hit big plays with the running game.
  • Tennessee still has strong line play, and I think Vanderbilt is a tad overvalued here.
  • Having seen both Pitt and Syracuse play, I feel that Pitt is considerably stronger and should come away with the win.
  • Oklahoma doesn't have much left to play for, and Kansas State continued to hit its stride. I think they'll be more physical than the Sooners in Manhattan.
  • Arizona State is much more competent on offense than UCLA, and I think they will be able to spread out the Bruins and move the football.
  • Can Ole Miss run the football against Missouri's defense? I think so. Missouri's passing attack does concern me, but how good will James Franklin be in his first game back?

Your turn

Which wagers are you eying this weekend?

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Full Week 13 TV schedule, including five ranked games

How Oklahoma State can shock Baylor

Jameis Winston investigation updates

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