If you can’t find a College Football Week 12 side or spread to bet on, then consider betting the game total. I have a trio of over/under betting picks for College Football week 12 action.
Over/Under Picks College Football Week 12
#9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Total Points: 71
Analysis: The total should be massive. By massive, I’m thinking around 70 or 72. Even at that spread, it’s hard to see this one not going over. West Virginia averages close to 41 points per game. They only allow 21 per, but in road games, offenses punish the WVU defense.
Oklahoma State scores 39.2 points per. The Cowboys allow over 31 points per, meaning that even if West Virginia doesn’t want to score touchdowns, they’ll end up scoring touchdowns. Last season’s battle produced 89 points when Oklahoma State beat the Mountaineers 50-39.
This year’s battle could be somewhere around that with West Virginia most likely scoring the 50 points.
#17 Boston College at Florida State
When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
TV: ESPN 2
Total Points: 48½
Analysis: Although Boston College failed to win or cover against the Clemson Tigers in Week 11, they did play staunch enough defense to hold Clemson to only 27 points.
BC’s a good football team, one that should have no trouble demolishing Florida State on Saturday. The Seminoles will find it difficult to move the football while the Eagles will play a keep away type game.
Boston College prefers to rush the football and take their time. They could easily beat Florida State 24-3, or 24-10, which means this game should go under the total.
Kansas at #6 Oklahoma
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Total Points: 68½
Analysis: Kansas only averages 22.9 points per, but the Jayhawks should play in a massive over game because if they score their average, which they should, this game could reach over 80 points.
The reason? Oklahoma averages 49 points per game. The Sooners have scored 60 or more twice this season: 63 against Florida Atlantic and 66 against Baylor. Why couldn’t the Sooners score 60 against the Kansas Jayhawks?
I’m going over.