Week 12 college football betting nuggets – ESPN


Last week, Boston College was the top trend, and while it lost on the closing line, the Eagles pushed on the number posted here (+20).

This week, the top trends point to Syracuse, Oklahoma State and Duke. All three are underdogs, and all three are facing top 10 teams. Trust the trends!

Here are the rest of the betting trends that should help you navigate this weekend’s slate.

All lines are courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook


Ohio State Buckeyes (-14, 58.5) at Maryland Terrapins – 12 p.m. ET

• Maryland is 3-13 ATS in 16 games against ranked Big Ten teams since joining the conference in 2014.

• The over is 4-0 in the four meetings between these teams since Maryland joined the Big Ten in 2014.

Penn State Nittany Lions (-27, 50.5) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 12 p.m. ET

• The under is 4-0 in the four meetings between these teams since Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014.

Arkansas Razorbacks at Mississippi State Bulldogs (-21, 46.5) – 12 p.m. ET

• Arkansas is 6-1 ATS in its past seven games as an underdog.

Northwestern Wildcats at Minnesota Golden Gophers (-1, 47) – 12 p.m. ET

• Northwestern is 12-2 ATS in its past 14 games in Big Ten play.

• The under is 7-0 in the past seven meetings between these Big Ten West rivals.

Michigan State Spartans (-2.5, 49) at Nebraska Cornhuskers – 12 p.m. ET

• Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in its past six games after starting 0-4 ATS this season.

• Nebraska is 7-1 ATS in the past eight meetings between these teams.

• The over is 14-2 in Nebraska’s past 16 games as an underdog.

Utah Utes (-7, 48) at Colorado Buffaloes – 1:30 p.m. ET

• Utah is 1-4 ATS with three outright losses in its past five games as a road favorite.

• The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the seven meetings between these teams since they both joined the Pac-12 in 2011.

Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-10.5, 65) – 2:30 p.m. ET (Bronx, NY)

• Syracuse is 3-0 ATS with two outright wins in three games as an underdog this season. The only outright loss came at Clemson, a game that the Orange lost 27-23 as 25-point underdogs.

• Syracuse is 6-1 ATS in its past seven games as a double-digit underdog.

West Virginia Mountaineers (-5, 72.5) at Oklahoma State Cowboys – 3:30 p.m. ET

• Oklahoma State is 7-1 ATS with six outright wins in its past eight games as an underdog. This includes a 37-20 win as four-point underdogs when the Cowboys last hosted West Virginia in 2016.

Boston College Eagles (-1.5, 49) at Florida State Seminoles – 3:30 p.m. ET

• Boston College is 11-1-1 ATS in its past 13 games in ACC play.

• Florida State is 2-12-1 ATS in its past 15 games in ACC play.

USC Trojans (-3.5, 55) at UCLA Bruins – 3:30 p.m. ET

• USC is 5-16-1 in its past 22 games.

• The under is 11-1 in the past 12 meetings between these Pac-12 rivals.

Miami Hurricanes (-5.5, 51.5) at Virginia Tech Hokies – 3:30 p.m. ET

• Miami is 2-11 ATS in its past 13 games against ACC opponents.

• Miami is 2-13 in its past 15 games against Power 5 opponents.

Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Wolverines (-28.5, 53.5) – 4 p.m. ET

• Michigan is 7-1 ATS in its past eight home games. The over is also 7-1 in those eight games.

• Indiana is 1-7-1 ATS in its past nine road games.

Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies (-33.5, 58) – 4:30 p.m. ET

• Washington is 0-6 ATS in its past six games in Pac-12 play.

• Oregon State is 13-4 ATS in its past 17 road games against Washington.

Duke Blue Devils at Clemson Tigers (-28, 58) – 7 p.m. ET

• Duke is 6-0 ATS with six outright wins in its past six games as an underdog. Going back further, the Blue Devils are 25-9-1 ATS with 19 outright wins in their past 35 games as an underdog.

Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma Sooners (-36.5, 69) – 7:30 p.m. ET

• The over is 9-2 in Oklahoma’s past 11 games.

• The home team is 6-1 ATS in the past seven meetings between these teams.

Stanford Cardinal (-2, 45) at California Golden Bears – 7:30 p.m. ET

• California is 11-4 ATS in 15 games as an underdog under head coach Justin Wilcox. This includes a 17-14 loss as 13.5-point underdogs at Stanford last season.

Cincinnati Bearcats at UCF Knights (-7, 60) – 8 p.m. ET

• UCF is 4-1-1 ATS in its six games as a single-digit favorite or underdog during its current 22-game win streak.

• The under is 9-2 in Cincinnati’s 11 road/neutral games under head coach Luke Fickell.

Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Longhorns (-3, 46.5) – 8 p.m. ET

• Iowa State is 17-6 ATS in 23 games as an underdog under head coach Matt Campbell.

• Texas is 2-7 ATS in its past nine games as a favorite.

Arizona Wildcats at Washington State Cougars (-9.5, 62.5) – 10:30 p.m. ET

• Washington State is 9-1 ATS this season (best in FBS).

• Arizona is 0-4 ATS with a -31.8 PPG margin in its past four road games against ranked teams. This includes a 69-7 loss as 16-point underdogs at Washington State in 2016.

San Diego State Aztecs at Fresno State Bulldogs (-14.5, 42) – 10:30 p.m. ET

• San Diego State is 8-1 ATS with eight outright wins in its past nine games as an underdog.

Arizona State Sun Devils at Oregon Ducks (-3.5, 64) – 10:30 p.m. ET

• Arizona State is 10-4 ATS with seven outright wins in its past 14 games as an underdog.


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