College Football Picks for 11/12/22
3:30 PM EST
Miami +1.5 over Georgia Tech (win)
Miami and Georgia Tech had injuries to their QB this season and won’t make any noise in the ACC this year. Georgia Tech might be without QB Jeff Sims for the third straight week, and Tyler Van Dyke is questionable for the Canes. Miami is the better overall team and should get by today due to a Georgia Tech Defense that is one of the worst in college football. The Yellowjackets lost just about everyone from their defensive depth chart last year, and it shows. Take Miami.
4:00 PM EST
South Carolina +8.5 over Florida (loss)
Florida has always been known for their defense, but in 2022 they are one of the worst defenses in the SEC. South Carolina has always been a bottom dweller in the SEC, but head coach Shane Beamer has them playing excellently this season. The Gamecocks have a great defense and plenty of veteran players on offense to challenge Florida. The spread is too high. Take South Carolina.
7:00 PM EST
Kansas/Texas Tech Over 63.5 (win)
America is still trying to figure out how Kansas has gone from the laughingstock of college football to a powerhouse. Kansas has an offense that returns many veterans, and Jalon Daniels and Jason Bean have been great this year at quarterback. Bean starts again with Daniels out and should sling the ball anywhere he wants. Texas Tech has QB issues and has been on a carousel all year, but there aren’t many college football teams that can’t beat the Jayhawk defense. It will feel like playing football in the Northeast today in Lubbock, TX. True football weather. Look for both teams to make this a high-scoring game. Take the Over.
7:30 PM EST
UNC +4.5 over Wake Forest (win)
Sam Hartman was one of the best quarterbacks in the league last year and can get hot against anyone. UNC is undefeated in the ACC, ranked #15 in College Football. When Sam Howell departed to the NFL, you wouldn’t think UNC would pick up where they left off, but they did behind freshman QB Drake Maye. The Deamon Deacons had a goal to get to a big bowl game which won’t happen. The last few times these teams played, it has been a shootout. The Tar Heels won them all. Drake Maye will be in the Heisman discussion tonight. Take UNC.
7:30 PM EST
Texas -7 over TCU (loss)
It’s interesting to see an undefeated TCU be 7-point underdogs vs. Texas, but they have not faced someone like Bijan Robinson. Robinson should run wild tonight. Quentin Johnson will be a game-time decision for the Horned Frogs. TCU and Texas have a lot of veteran, skilled players who will make this a fantastic game. TCU was ranked in the preseason to finish seventh in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs will come back down to earth against a crowd that will be wild in Austin tonight. TCU is one of the best teams in the nation at covering the spread. The oddsmakers made TCU a seven-point dog when they had the better overall record. Tonight’s game feels like a trap game, as the betting public will be all over TCU. Look for a big Longhorn win tonight. Take Texas.