The Week 13 college football schedule is also known as Rivalry Week, and this year’s version brings plenty of massive matchups that will impact the College Football Playoff picture. Ohio State, Michigan, Florida State, Alabama, Washington and Georgia are just some of the teams in the playoff hunt who face a rival. The latest Week 13 college football odds via SportsLine consensus list No. 3 Michigan as a 3.5-point favorite against No. 2 Ohio State in a rivalry simply known as The Game.
No. 5 Florida State is -6.5 at Florida as the Seminoles will carry on without quarterback Jordan Travis (leg). No. 4 Washington is -16.5 vs. Washington State in the Apple Cup, No. 8 Alabama is -14.5 vs. Auburn in the Iron Bowl (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS) and top-ranked Georgia is -24 against Georgia Tech. Before locking in any Week 13 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.
Top college football predictions for Week 13
One of the top college football picks Marshall is recommending for Week 13: He says Clemson (-7) covers at South Carolina in a 7:30 p.m. ET matchup on Saturday in a rivalry known as the Palmetto Bowl. He also likes the Under (52) in that matchup
The Gamecocks stunned the Tigers in last year’s matchup, derailing a potential playoff campaign for Clemson. Even though Clemson isn’t playing with any ACC or playoff implications on the line this year, Marshall still believes the revenge factor very much works in Clemson’s favor.
Clemson had also covered in four of the past five previous Palmetto Bowl matchups, so despite last year’s result, that has been the general trend to follow in this series. Additionally, four of the past five South Carolina games have gone under the total, making that the value play on the total for this one. See which other picks to make here.
How to make college football picks for Week 13
Marshall has evaluated every other matchup and he’s fading a team that’s 1-11 against the spread in its last dozen games. Get betting analysis for each matchup at SportsLine.
So what college football picks can you make with confidence, and what team should you fade? 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 13 games
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Ohio State vs. Michigan (-3.5, 46.5)
Alabama vs. Auburn (+14.5, 49)
Washington State vs. Washington (-16.5)
Florida State vs. Florida (+6.5, 51)
Clemson vs. South Carolina (+7, 52)