Week 12 College Football Picks: Syracuse-Notre Dame Yankee Stadium Clash, WVU at OK State

Each week we’ll be providing our top college football picks.

Also check out our NFL Week 11 “Lookahead Lines” story, finding value (or not) by comparing earlier lines, and identifying recency bias.

Back to the college game. (Season record: 20-15.)

Week 12 College Football Picks, Preview: West Virginia in a Great Spot on the Road and Syracuse Catching Points Against Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium

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Memphis/SMU OVER 72.5 (Friday)

I grew up rooting for the old Pony Express so I’m a closet SMU fan. I know the team well and the Ponies have had little success against Memphis in recent years. In their last four games against SMU, Memphis has scored 48, 63, 51 and 66 points. The Tigers won last year’s meeting 66-45 and we should see another game that approaches 100 points.

SMU’s offense is finally starting to click under new coach Sonny Dykes. The Mustangs have scored 107 points in their last two games with wins over Houston and UConn. Memphis has scored 106 points in its last two games with victories over East Carolina and Tulsa.

While the Mustangs’ offense is rolling, their defense continues to struggle. SMU is allowing 242 rushing yards per game in conference play and now must face Memphis running back Darrell Henderson who is averaging 9.2 yards per carry on the season.

SMU ranks 115th in scoring defense allowing 36.8 points per game, while Memphis ranks 86th giving up 30.5 per contest. Both teams will put up points with ease Friday night in what could be the highest-scoring game of the college football season.

 

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Upcoming Games

Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Green Bay -2.5 -110

Chicago +2.5 -110

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Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland -4.5 -110

Houston +4.5 -110

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Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +2.5 -110

Minnesota -2.5 -110

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Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh +1 -110

Atlanta -1 -110

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Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Denver +6.5 -110

Baltimore -6.5 -110

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Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville -1 -110

Detroit +1 -110

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Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Washington -1 -110

NY Giants +1 -110

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Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +7 -110

Philadelphia -7 -110

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Dec 4th, 4:05 PM

Seattle -3 -110

LA Rams +3 -110

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Dec 4th, 4:05 PM

Miami +5 -110

San Francisco -5 -110

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Dec 4th, 4:25 PM

LA Chargers -3 -110

Las Vegas +3 -110

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Dec 4th, 4:25 PM

Kansas City -3 -110

Cincinnati +3 -110

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Dec 4th, 8:20 PM

Indianapolis +9.5 -110

Dallas -9.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 8:15 PM

New Orleans +6.5 -110

Tampa Bay -6.5 -110

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Dec 8th, 8:15 PM

Las Vegas -5.5 -110

LA Rams +5.5 -110

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Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Houston +14 -110

Dallas -14 -110

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Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +3.5 -110

Tennessee -3.5 -110

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Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +9 -110

Buffalo -9 -110

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Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland +4 -110

Cincinnati -4 -110

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Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Minnesota -3 -110

Detroit +3 -110

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Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia -6 -110

NY Giants +6 -110

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Dec 11th, 1:00 PM

Baltimore -4.5 -110

Pittsburgh +4.5 -110

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Dec 11th, 4:05 PM

Kansas City -6.5 -110

Denver +6.5 -110

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Dec 11th, 4:25 PM

Carolina +7 -110

Seattle -7 -110

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Dec 11th, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay +6 -110

San Francisco -6 -110

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Dec 11th, 8:20 PM

Miami -1.5 -110

LA Chargers +1.5 -110

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