College Football Week 13 Lock Picks

College Football Week 13 Lock Picks

College Football Week 13 Lock Picks

Parity has been the name of the game this season in college football. But that doesn’t mean that football handicappers can’t find a few college football week 13 lock picks here and there. Click here for more NCAAF odds.

Ole Miss battles Arkansas in an SEC game that, surprisingly, doesn’t mean that much. Arizona takes on Utah in a Pac 12 fight that does mean a lot and then Wisconsin looks to put a beating on Iowa in what should be another somewhat meaningless affair.

Analyzing My College Football Week 13 Lock Picks

No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels at Arkansas Razorbacks
When:  Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 pm ET
TV: CBS
Betting Line: Ole Miss -3

Analysis: Ole Miss has gone 0 and 3 against the spread in their last 3 games after starting out the season going 6-0-1 against the spread. The Rebels still have one of the best defenses in all of college football, though. It only allows 11.9 points per game while holding opponents to 310.3 yards per contest.

Offensively, the Rebels are scoring 33.4 points per game and racking up 447.4 yards per. Arkansas has gone 8 and 2 against the spread this season and are coming off the most important victory so far in the Beilama era, a 17 to 0 win over LSU at home as a 1 point home dog. Arkansas’ defense has really stepped it up lately. Mississippi State could only score 17 against it two games ago while LSU put up a goose egg.

The Razorbacks are the pick.

College Football Week 13 Lock Pick: Arkansas +3

No. 13 Arizona Wildcats at No. 21 Utah Utes
When:  Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 pm ET
TV:  ESPN
Betting Line: Utah -4  

Analysis: At 8 and 2, Arizona is still in the hunt for a berth in the Pac 12 Championship. This is especially true since Oregon State upset Arizona State last Saturday. But the Wildcats are one of the worst teams in the Pac 12 at covering spreads.

Arizona has gone 3 and 7 against the spread this season. Not only that, but the Wildcats are yielding 445 yards and 26 points per game this season and Arizona’s offense has looked down right pathetic at times, like when it scored only 7 points against UCLA.

Utah beat Stanford on the road 20 to 17 in their last as a 10 point dog and is 5 and 1 against the spread in their last 6. They should easily handle Arizona on Saturday.  

College Football Week 13 Lock Pick: Utah -4

No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers at Iowa Hawkeyes
When:  Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 pm ET
TV:  ABC
Betting Line: Wisconsin -9.5

Analysis: The Badgers were unreal, well at least one of them was, in Wisconsin’s 59 to 24 victory over Nebraska as a -4.5 point home favorite. Running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Badgers average 351.2 yards per game on the ground and a total of 493.2 yards per game while scoring 39 points per. Iowa’s defense isn’t terrible statistically, but it did give up 51 points and 291 rushing yards to Minnesota two games ago.

Gordon should pad his stats in this contest on his way to what should be a Heisman Trophy. Wisconsin is just too good defensively, it allows 244 yards and around 15 points per game, and the rushing attack is too solid for Iowa to keep it close.  

College Football Week 13 Lock Pick: Wisconsin -9.5