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College Football Pick'em Week 13 (Thursday NFL Pick)

College Football picks on top 25 games with the Thursday NFL game. Picks on straight and spread

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Week 13

Spread: 6/16 (38%)
Straight: 9/16 (56%)

Year to date:

Straight: 76%
Spread: 48%

Team

Straight

Spread

Navy Midshipmen @ Houston Rockets (Hou -1)

Navy

Navy

Iowa Hawkeyes @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (Iowa -1.5)

Iowa

Iowa

Oregon State Beavers @ Oregon Ducks (Ore -34.5)

Oregon

Oreg. St.

Baylor Bears @ TCU Horned Frogs (Bay -1.5)

Baylor

Baylor

SMU Mustangs @ Memphis Tigers (Mem -21.5)

Mem

Mem

Ohio State Buckeyes @ Michigan Wolverines (Mich -2)

OSU

OSU

Clemson Tigers @ South Carolina Gamecocks (Clem -17.5)

Clemson

S. Car.

Colorado Buffaloes @ Utah Utes (Utah -16.5)

Utah

Colorad.

UCLA Bruins @ USC Trojans (USC -3)

USC

USC

North Carolina Tarheels @ NC State Wolfpack (UNC -6.5)

UNC

UNC

Alabama Crimson Tide @ Auburn Tigers (Ala -13.5)

Ala

Ala

Penn State Nittany Lions @ Michigan State Spartans (Even)

MSU

MSU

Wisconsin Badgers @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (Wis -2.5)

Wiscon

Wiscon

Northwestern Wildcats @ Illinois Illini (NW -3.5)

NW

NW

Ole Miss Rebels @ Mississippi State Aggies (Miss -1)

Miss

Miss

Florida State Seminoles @ Florida Gators (FSU -2)

FSU

FSU

UConn Huskies @ Temple Owls (Temple -12.5)

Temple

UConn

Notre Dame Fightin Irish @ Stanford Cardinal (San -3.5)

Stan

ND

Oklahoma Sooners @ Oklahoma State Cowboys (Okla -7)

Okla

Ok St.

Navy Midshipmen @ Houston Rockets (Hou -1) - Navy's only loss remains as Notre Dame who I think is really good this year. I take them over Houston easy.

Iowa Hawkeyes @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (Iowa -1.5) - Time for Iowa to prove that they belong among the big boys. Nebraska beat Michigan State and this win keep them in the playoff discussion. I believe in Jordan Canzeri as it gets colder and harder to air out the ball.

Oregon State Beavers @ Oregon Ducks (Ore -34.5) - In a bizarre trend the Beavers are getting blown out at home but keeping road matchups within 30. I say the Beavers with the points.

Baylor Bears @ TCU Horned Frogs (Bay -1.5) - I believe in the Baylor "System" to succeed here.

SMU Mustangs @ Memphis Tigers (Mem -21.5) - Fun fact - on the road SMU has lost all of their last three matchups by at least 21.5 points. Memphis wins and covers.

Ohio State Buckeyes @ Michigan Wolverines (Mich -2) - Buckeyes bounce back strong. This should one of many fun games to watch this week. Ezekiel Elliott will get his fair share of chances to prove his comments.

Clemson Tigers @ South Carolina Gamecocks (Clem -17.5)  - This is why lines are the way they are. If this was 16.5 I'd take Clemson but that extra point is the breaking spot where I take the Gamecocks with the points. Clemson wins by 17.

Colorado Buffaloes @ Utah Utes (Utah -16.5) - I have resigned the fact that I will never understand Utah this year. Utah wins but the Buffaloes with the points.

UCLA Bruins @ USC Trojans (USC -3) - USC with the home crowd behind them. They looked good in their last two home games vs. Arizona and Utah.

North Carolina Tarheels @ NC State Wolfpack (UNC -6.5) - Tarheels, Tarheels, Tarheels. Close to the hottest team in the country right now. Small trip against Hokies but I take them to cover the points in the State Rivalry. The real crutch is the Wolfpacks anemic pass offense (75th).

Alabama Crimson Tide @ Auburn Tigers (Ala -13.5) - Alabama - Nick Saban will look to wrap up the year strong. There might be some Iron Bowl bitterness still lingering in Tuscaloosa.

Penn State Nittany Lions @ Michigan State Spartans (Even) - Mark Dantonio knows all he has to do is get this win to step into the Big Ten Championship. Add in the strong Michigan State Defense against a weak Penn State offense. MSU wins.

Wisconsin Badgers @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (Wis -2.5) - Up until they hit a wall at Northwestern, Wisconsin was putting together a respectable close to a rougher year. They close out with a win in Minneapolis.

Northwestern Wildcats @ Illinois Illini (NW -3.5) - Wildcats are coming in strong to close out the season. Illinois doesn't have much to play for at this point.

Ole Miss Rebels @ Mississippi State Aggies (Miss -1) - Ole Miss lost to a red hot Arkansas team but outside of that beat Texas A&M, Auburn and LSU. I give them the edge on the road against the Aggies.

Florida State Seminoles @ Florida Gators (FSU -2) - Florida is falling apart the last few weeks. Seminoles win and cover.

UConn Huskies @ Temple Owls (Temple -12.5): Temple wins but the Huskies keep it respectable.

Notre Dame Fightin Irish @ Stanford Cardinal (San -3.5) -  C.J. Prosise out hurts the team. I take Stanford to win but Notre Dame with the points.

Oklahoma Sooners @ Oklahoma State Cowboys (Okla -7) - Both Teams came so close to being undefeated going into this matchup. Tough loses down the stretch. This could be the game of the weekend. The Mason Rudolph to James Washington tandem is fun to watch for the Cowboys but top to bottom the Sooners are the better squad. Sooners win but I take Cowboys with the points.

NFL Thursday Night Game

Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions (Even)
Straight: The Lions have beaten good Oakland and Green Bay teams in the last two weeks. I give them the nod on Thanksgiving.
Spread: I like the Eagles as a team better but they are failing on all fronts right now.

Carolina Panthers @ Dallas Cowboys (Dal -1.5)
Straight: Panthers.
Spread: The undefeated team. Panthers cover the points.

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (GB -8.5)
Straight: Packers have found their way back.
Spread: Packers will come out at Lambeau strong and win by 10.