Week 13 NCAA Football Picks
The top four ranked teams in the College Football playoff have not changed. The biggest story in college football, of course, is focused on the third-ranked Michigan Wolverines. Head coach Jim Harbaugh was suspended by the Big Ten for the Wolverines final three games of the season. In their first game without Harbaugh, Michigan beat then No. 10 Penn State.
There has been some movement in the coaching ranks with Texas A&M finally firing head coach Jimbo Fisher. Will there be more to come or will teams wait until the season ends? In addition to our Week 13 NCAA football picks, read our Daily Report which looks at trends in the sports world on a daily basis. You might find some CFB coaching news there.
On NCAA Week 13
It’s Rivalry Week
Week 13 is one of the best weeks of the college football season. The best of the best rivalry games in the sport are played over the final weekend of the CFB season. It all gets underway with the Tuesday MAC-tion. Get your Week 13 NCAA football picks ready early.
There is the traditional NFL feast on Thanksgiving Day, but college football fans also get the annual Egg Bowl. That’s the yearly clash between the two major universities in Mississippi – Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The Egg Bowl starts off a weekend full of classic rivalry games.
On Friday, there is the Civil War – Oregon versus Oregon State – which this year has even more meaning. Both teams are ranked in the CFP Top 25 and the Ducks even have an outside shot at making the playoff. Plus, it’s the final year of the Pac-12 for Oregon, which heads to the Big Ten next year.
The Week 13 NCAA football picks really heat up on Saturday. It all starts with the classic Ohio State-Michigan battle. The winner will play for a Big Ten championship and a likely College Football Playoff berth. The loser will probably play in a New Year’s Six bowl game. With the Michigan scandal and Harbaugh not on the sideline, it should be an interesting rivalry game this year.
Then, there’s the Iron Bowl, the annual Auburn-Alabama game. This season, Auburn has been dabbling just above .500 in the Tigers first season under new head coach Hugh Freeze. This year’s game is at Auburn and Freeze’s Tigers would love nothing more than to pull an upset of the likely SEC West winners.
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Best Pick ATS
There are some great Week 13 NCAA football picks to make, but starting with the biggest game of the weekend is a key. The Ohio State Buckeyes visit the Michigan Wolverines, and the winner of this game will likely be the top team in the country.
Ohio State is one of the best offensive teams in the country this season, but they are going to run into a great Michigan defense. This game is going to be tight throughout, but the Wolverines will win this game at home and also cover the small spread.
- Michigan Wolverines -3.5
Best Moneyline Pick
Florida State comes into this game with a perfect 11-0 record, but they are also facing a tough challenge without quarterback Jordan Travis. The Seminoles will now face the Florida Gators in a tough environment, and this is going to be a difficult game for them to win.
Florida needs to win this game to become bowl-eligible, and they are catching a massive break in this game. The Gators are going to get some big stops on defense in this game, and that will allow them to pick up a big win.
Best Total Pick
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking to move to 9-3 on the year with a win at Stanford and they are big 25 point betting favorites in this game. You will want to stay away from the spread in this one though and instead focus on the total number of points.
Stanford is going to try to slow down the tempo in this game, and it’s not like Notre Dame has been a great offensive team this season anyways. Points will be hard to come by for either team, and taking the under 51.5 total points is the way to go in this one.
Best Player Prop
You can also look at player props when making Week 13 college football picks, and you will want to focus on the Iron Bowl. The Alabama Crimson Tide have turned into a great offensive team of late, and they will try to light up the Auburn Tigers.
Jalen Milroe has been getting better throughout the season, and he is going to have a big game against an Auburn Tigers team that is scuffling a bit. Look for Milroe and the Crimson Tide to attack Auburn through the air and have a big game in this one.
Best Team Prop
The Washington State Cougars are set to visit the Washington Huskies on Saturday afternoon for a big game in the Pac-12 Conference. This should be a game in which a ton of points scored as both teams have been throwing the football a ton this season.
Washington State just hasn’t been able to slow down opponents all season long, and that’s going to be a major problem in this one. Focus on the Washington Huskies in this matchup and take the over 35.5 total points on Saturday.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
The Kansas Jayhawks visit the Cincinnati Bearcats in Week 13 and the visitors are looking to cap off a monster season. Kansas did just blow a late lead to Kansas State, but they are back in the Week 13 NCAA football picks to make.
Cincinnati has had a tough time in the Big 12 Conference this season, and they aren’t good enough to win this game. Bet on Kansas to pick up another big win and cover the spread to finish off the season.
Colorado Buffaloes vs. Utah Utes
It’s been a rough season for the Colorado Buffaloes this season, and they are limping into their regular season finale against Utah. Colorado has been an abysmal defensive team, and they are facing a Utah team that has been able to score some points.
The over/under for this game is way too low at just 52.5 total points as Utah is going to score more than 40 on their own. Colorado is always looking to make a big play, and they will help push the point total to over.
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals
The Louisville Cardinals are looking to finish the year at 11-1, but they have a tough test in hosting the Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky has gone just 6-5 on the year, but they have also faced a much tougher schedule in the SEC.
There is a great chance to bet on a big upset this weekend as Kentucky is going to play some great defense in this one. Louisville will suffer a bad loss to end the regular season as Kentucky will get a big upset win.
Texas A&M Aggies vs. LSU Tigers
The Texas A&M Aggies have already fired their head coach this season, and now they head to LSU to finish out the season. Texas A&M is going to have no answer for Jayden Daniels in this game as the LSU Tigers will roll on offense.
Look for Daniels to put a cap on what should be a Heisman Trophy campaign as he can make plays with his legs and his arm. Take the Over 99.5 Rushing yards for Daniels as he is going to rush for at least 100 yards in a win.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
It’s rivalry week in the Pac-12 Conference and two in-state rivals from Arizona are set to meet up. Arizona has been one of the most surprising teams in the country this season, and they are going to finish off the regular season with a massive win.
Arizona State is going to miss out on a bowl game again, and that defense is going to struggle to get stops in this game. Arizona has been lighting up the scoreboard all season long and they will win and cover the spread in this one.
Week 13 NCAA Football Picks Determine Conference Title Tilts
Several of these rivalry games in Week 13 will determine next week’s conference championship game lineups. The Ohio State-Michigan winner, as mentioned, will represent the East Division in the Big Ten championship game next week. A win for the Hawkeyes in the Iowa-Nebraska rivalry will send Iowa to the conference title game too.
There are five teams in the Big 12 with a legitimate shot at the two spots in the confernece’s championship game. Even the Mountain West Conference’s final week will help determine its championship game participants. Air Force, UNLV, Fresno State, Boise State, and San Jose State all have a shot at playing in the title game. Check our Week 13 NCAA football picks to see who to back.
Even though it’s the final week of the regular season, keep coming back to Sports Hub for CFB pick, content, and betting tips for the postseason. The bowl season will start in mid-December and continue through early January.
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Week 13 NCAA Football Picks FAQs
How long is the college football season?
The college football season runs 15 weeks in total. Teams play their regular season games over the first 13 weeks. The final week of the regular season is usually the weekend after Thanksgiving. Conferences play their championship games in Week 14 and the traditional Army-Navy game is played in Week 15. Sports Hub has Week 13 NCAA football picks as well as picks for each week of the season.
What is the CFP Top 25?
The College Football Playoff committee develops its Top 25 rankings. They release their first Top 25 after Week 8 of the season then release a new poll every week. After the conference championship games in Week 14, the committee then makes its final Top 25. The top four teams play in the College Football Playoff. The rankings this week will surely affect your Week 13 NCAA football picks.
How can I bet on totals this week?
Here’s one thing to keep in mind as you make your Week 13 NCAA football picks on game totals this week. When you have two teams whose scoring averages add up to more than the set game total, be careful. The public will jump on the Over, but more often than not, the Under is the best play…especially late in the season. Overall, just Over 58 percent of the time in this situation, the Under is the winner. In Week 13 games, that number is closer to 60 percent.