Friday Locks | Week 12

We went 6-3 last week!!! Unfortunately all three of those losses were my picks though. Here’s our latest attempt at picking some Top 25 games against the spread. Feel free to let us know where you agree and disagree by dropping a note in the comments section.

Last Week’s Picks

This Week’s Picks


UCLA (+2.5) vs. USC | Call me a hater if you want, but the Trojans have been waiting to get exposed all season. I’m taking the Bruins to hand USC their second loss on the year.

West Virginia (+7.5) vs. Kansas State | Kansas State could be in a bit of trouble here. Adrian Martinez is likely out, so how will this offense respond in Morgantown? I’m taking West Virginia all the way in this one.

TCU (-2.5) at Baylor | I’m fully on board with TCU making the CFP. And in order to do that they’ll need to run the table. This will be a tough game in Waco, but the Horned Frogs will escape with a victory.


Navy (+15.5) at Central Florida | Navy has an impressive 6-2 mark against the spread over its last eight games and the Midshipmen are 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games.

Illinois (+17.5) at Michigan | This is a big spot for Michigan as they eye a date with Ohio State next week for a berth in the Big 12 championship game and possibly a return to the College Football Playoff. I’m looking for this to be a low scoring affair with both sides taking shots at stretching the defenses vertically after first softening the defenses with the run game. That trends as an advantage for the three-score underdogs from Illinois.

West Virginia (+7.5) vs. Kansas State | A quarterback change gave the Mountaineers new life last week against Oklahoma. Bowl hopes are still alive for West Virginia should they win out so look for them to come out swinging.


Penn State (-19.5) at Rutgers | The Nittany Lions have throttled a lot of their opponents this season, and I think they’re going to do the same to Rutgers on Saturday.

TCU (-2.5) at Baylor | I’ve been a TCU doubter for a chunk of the season, but at this point, it’s kind of hard to continue on that path. Baylor has had a weird season, full of weird losses and surprising wins, but they’re not going to pull off the upset in Waco.

Ole Miss (-2.5) at Arkansas | Ole Miss just offered Lane Kiffin a fat contract, and despite dropping their second loss of the season last weekend to Alabama, the Rebels are solid, and I expect them to roll over the Razorbacks on the road.

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