The Week 13 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Michigan-Ohio State, Washington-Washington State, Auburn-Alabama and South Carolina-Clemson. Additionally, conference matchups such as Wisconsin-Minnesota, Texas-TCU, Kansas-Kansas State, and Arkansas-Missouri feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 13. Here are 10 predictions or picks against the spread for this weekend's action:
10 CFB Picks Against the Spread for Week 13
Auburn (+17) over Alabama
It’s always dangerous to bet against the mighty Crimson Tide, but Auburn has been very good on defense this season. In seven league games, the Tigers have allowed a total of 10 touchdowns. Only LSU (eight) has given up fewer.
Ohio State (-6.5) over Michigan
In its last two games, Michigan has a total of 485 yards of offense and three offensive touchdowns. It’s tough to envision a scenario in which the Wolverines win in Columbus without significant improvement from the offense.
Washington (-6) over Washington State
Washington State can accomplish two very important things on Friday: Ruin the season of the hated rival and advance to the Pac-12 title game. It sounds appealing — but it won’t happen.
South Carolina (+24) over Clemson
Clemson is clearly the better team — and far better program right now — but this just seems like too many points for the Gamecocks, who have identified some playmakers on offense in the latter half of the season.
Texas (-2.5) over TCU
The Texas players claim they love head coach Charlie Strong and want him to retain his job (not going to happen). Maybe they should have played better at Kansas last week.
Oregon (-3) over Oregon State
Oregon State has shown some fight in Year 2 of the Gary Andersen era, but Oregon is on uptick after a nice win at Utah last week.
Missouri (+7.5) over Arkansas
The absence of running back Damarea Crockett is a huge blow to the Tigers’ attack, but I still think team is better than its 1–7 record in the SEC. The offense is capable of putting up enough points to make this very interesting.
Kansas (+27) over Kansas State
Kansas broke through with its first FBS win in over two years last Saturday against Texas. Will the Jayhawks make it two straight? No, but they will at least make it competitive.
Minnesota (+14.5) over Wisconsin
The Gophers have quietly had a very solid 2016 season. There aren’t many (any?) quality wins on the résumé, but they are still 8–3, with all three losses coming by seven points or fewer.
Georgia Tech (+4) at Georgia
The Yellow Jackets are 2–2 in their last four trips to Athens and have scored 30 points or more in three of those four games.
Last week: 6-4