We will all be waiting patiently for the latest rankings from the College Football Playoff Committee, although I don’t expect to see any changes to the top 4. Each of the current top 3 were made to work for their wins this past weekend, but they eventually all came away unscathed to move to 11-0 on the season. What we can guarantee is that the top 4 will change after the final week of the regular season, and we can say that because #2 Ohio State and #3 Michigan are set to meet this coming weekend. That game will not be making it into our ATS picks for Week 13 of the college football season, but it might just show up in our SU picks, which you can find in a separate piece. For now, let’s focus on the ATS picks we do like this weekend so you can get ready to make your bets against the College Football Lines.
ATS Week 13 Betting Picks | 2022 College Football Analysis
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.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (-7 ½) at Florida Atlantic Owls
I was more than a little tempted to add this game to my O/U picks for the week, as I really like the OVER here. I decided to stick with the point spread, though, as I think we can have a winner on both of those selections. WKU has been a fantastic point spread pick, going 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. As good as that is, their road record is even better, with the Hilltoppers covering the spread in 5 of their last 6 games away from home. It has been a disappointing season for FAU, and one where they have not been a great bet. They are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games versus teams from Conference USA.
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.