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2023 college football Week 12 picks against the spread, betting odds, trends: Top Vegas expert reveals picks

Top-ranked Georgia can tie the longest winning streak in SEC history (28) when it travels to Knoxville to play Tennessee on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs jumped Ohio State for the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings with their 52-17 win over Ole Miss last week, clinching the SEC East in the process. Georgia is a 10-point road favorite in the latest Week 12 college football odds via SportsLine consensus, as Tennessee is coming off a lopsided 36-7 loss to Missouri. Should you back the Bulldogs with your Week 12 college football bets?

One of the other key Week 12 college football spreads features Oregon State vs. Washington. The Huskies have won their first 10 games this season, but they are 2-point road underdogs in the Week 12 college football lines. Before locking in any Week 12 college football picks on those games or others, be sure to see the college football betting guide from legendary Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall

For years Vegas-based Marshall was synonymous with The Gold Sheet, the famed sports betting newsletter. With a background in play-by-play work and sports information while in college, Marshall joined TGS in 1981 when hired by the legendary Mort Olshan and served as executive editor for many years. He now supplies his unique and colorful brand of football and basketball analysis to SportsLine members.

An in-demand guest on numerous sports talk radio and TV shows across the country, Bruce’s vast array of editorial work has been featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the New York Post and many other outlets. He has won various handicapping titles and also is working on several book projects.

Now, using his Tech Corner technique, Marshall has turned his attention to the latest college football odds for Week 12 and evaluated each matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top college football predictions for Week 12

One of the top college football picks Marshall is recommending for Week 12: He is backing No. 19 Notre Dame to cover the 24.5-point spread against Wake Forest in a 3:30 p.m. ET matchup in South Bend on Saturday.

Wake Forest took advantage of some favorable matchups early in the season, but it has lost six of its seven games since then. The Demon Deacons have dropped four of those games by at least two touchdowns, including a 26-6 blowout against NC State last week. They finished with just 163 yards and went 1-of-12 on third down, while the Wolfpack racked up nearly 400 total yards.

Notre Dame had a week off following its game at Clemson two weeks ago, and the Fighting Irish have only played two games since Oct. 14. They cruised to a 58-7 win against Pittsburgh after their first bye, and they are poised for another dominant performance on Saturday. Senior quarterback Sam Hartman has thrown for 2,272 yards and 18 touchdowns, while junior running back Audric Estime has racked up 988 rushing yards and 13 scores. The Fighting Irish have too much firepower for Wake Forest to deal with, and they are well-rested coming into this contest. See which other picks to make here

How to make college football picks for Week 12

Marshall has evaluated every other matchup and he’s found an alarming 17-1 spread trend that makes one pick a huge value on Saturday. Get betting analysis for each matchup at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence, and what alarming 17-1 trend makes one pick a huge value? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams to back, all from the legendary Vegas expert who has won multiple handicapping titles, and find out.

College football odds for top Week 12 games 

See Week 12 college football picks at SportsLine

Thursday, Nov. 16

Boston College vs. Pittsburgh (-3, 46.5)

Friday, Nov. 17

USF vs. UTSA (-15.5, 67)

Colorado vs. Washington State (-4.5, 64)

Saturday, Nov. 18 

Michigan vs. Maryland (+21, 50.5)

Louisville vs. Miami (Fla.) (+1.5, 47.5)

Rutgers vs. Penn State (-20.5, 43)

Oklahoma vs. BYU (+24, 57)

Utah vs. Arizona (PK, 44.5)

North Carolina vs. Clemson (-7.5, 58)

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame (-24.5, 47.5)

Georgia vs. Tennessee (+10, 59)

Illinois vs. Iowa (-4, 30.5)

Minnesota vs. Ohio State (-28.5, 49)

Oklahoma State vs. Houston (+7.5, 59.5)

Oregon vs. Arizona State (+22.5, 54)

Kansas vs. Kansas State (+7.5, 55.5)

Florida vs. Missouri (-11, 59.5)

Washington vs. Oregon State (PK, 64)

Texas vs. Iowa State (+9, 48.5)

LSU vs. Georgia State (+31.5, 71.5)

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