It’s the final week of the regular season in college football and there is still an awful lot to play for. The top 4, as it looks now, will definitely not be the same when the Playoff Committee releases their next rankings, as we have the #2 and #3 teams set to square off this weekend, with Ohio State and Michigan set to renew hostilities. The winner of that one will be off to the Big Ten Championship Game and will also likely secure a playoff spot. Elsewhere, it’s rivalry week in college football, so there are some big games on the schedule, making deciding which ones to watch a little more difficult than in other weeks. We certainly have some College Football Betting picks that we like in Week 13, so let’s get to it.
NCAAF Weekend games: Betting Opportunities Worth Taking in Week 13
South Carolina Gamecocks (+14 ½) at Clemson Tigers
We have a ton of huge games coming this weekend, and while this might not be considered one of them, it’s one that is still very important. The Clemson Tigers are 10-1 on the season and on the outside looking in at the playoffs, but they are absolutely not out of the top 4 conversation. They have a tricky home game against South Carolina this weekend, with the Gamecocks coming off a stunning 63-38 win over Tennessee, a victory that killed any hope of the Volunteers making the postseason. Clemson has covered in 4 of their last 5 meetings with South Carolina, but I think they come up a little short here.
Pittsburgh Panthers (-6 ½) at Miami Hurricanes
While their dreams of making the ACC Championship Game are now gone, the Pittsburgh Panthers have not let that little detail get them down. They are finishing the season on a high note and come into this one on a 3-game win streak. The Hurricanes are 5-6 on the season and need this game in order to become bowl eligible, but the reality is that they are a deserving underdog against Pitt. The Panthers have been money on the road, covering the spread in 8 of their last 10 games away from home. Combine that with the fact that Miami is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and you have a very easy pick.
Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide – OVER 48 ½
There will be no Conference Championship Game or playoff spot for either of these teams, but good luck trying to tell everyone involved that this game doesn’t matter. There is a genuine dislike between these programs, which makes the Iron Bowl one to watch every single year, no matter where each team is in the standings. Alabama has been trending toward the UNDER this season, but I have a feeling that we are going to see some back and forth scoring in this one. The OVER has hit in 5 of the last 6 for Auburn, with 4 of their last 5 in conference games also going OVER. I think this number is low enough that these two can quite handily go OVER the total.
UCF Knights at USF Bulls – UNDER 69
This is a game that should end with a comfortable win for the UCF Knights against a USF team that has just 1 win on the season. I think the point total here depends on how much fight USF has in them and how much UCF wants to run up the score. In my opinion, though, all signs seem to point to the UNDER in what is a very big number in the total. The Knights have seen 7 of their last 10 games overall fall UNDER the point total. Perhaps more importantly, though, 6 of the last 9 meetings between these two teams have gone UNDER, so it makes sense to stick with that trend.