It’s time to get down and discuss College Football Week 12 Five Star Lock Picks which include some of the top teams in the nation. Washington battles Oregon State as a big time road favorite. Boston College has to travel to South Bend to take on Notre Dame. In the third lock pick of the week, California goes after Stanford on the road.
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A Closer Look At My College Football Week 12 Five ? Lock Picks
Washington at Oregon State
When: Saturday, Nov. 21 at 6:00 pm ET
Odds: Washington -15
Analysis: At 4 and 6, Washington’s record isn’t much better than Oregon State’s 2 and 8. But, the Huskies are allowing 19.6 points and 362.3 total yards per game. Oregon State’s offense averages a terrible 17.9 points per matchup.
UCLA shut out the Beavers in a 41 to 0 win. Michigan held the Beavers to 7 points in a 35 to 7 win. Arizona’s terrible defense also held the Beavers to 7 points in a 44 to 7 Arizona win. How many points is Oregon State going to score against Washington’s excellent defense? 7? 10? 0?
It doesn’t matter. Washington should cover this spread easily since the Beavers allow 34 points and over 430 yards per game on average.
Boston College at No. 5 Notre Dame
When: Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm ET
Odds: Notre Dame -17
Analysis: Boston College has the number one ranked defense in all of college football. The Eagles allow only 14.4 points and 236.5 yards per game on average. Unfortunately for Eagles’ fans, BC scores only 17.3 points per game.
That’s not good news for Boston College in this matchup. Notre Dame’s offense is one of the most prolific in college football. The Irish score 36.2 points per game. The Irish defense allows only 21.5 points per game and Notre Dame has played against Clemson and has beaten USC, Georgia Tech, Temple and Navy, all high-scoring teams, this season. Expect Notre Dame to cover the spread.
Pick: Notre Dame
California at No. 15 Stanford
When: Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 pm ET
Odds: Stanford -11
Analysis: The California versus Stanford matchup is setting up as a big bounce back game for the Cardinal. Stanford lost 36 to 38 to Oregon in their last. As a 10 point favorite, Stanford was expected to handle Oregon in a down year. But, Oregon, once again, took it to the Cardinal.
This Saturday, Stanford plays a California team that has lost 4 out of its last 5. California’s only win has been against Oregon State, the worst team in the Pac 12. Cal has gone 2 and 4 against the spread in its last 6 games. Stanford will roll.