College football Week 12 – Scott Van Pelt’s Winners

We had a profitable week final week with a smaller card, so we’re going to take an inexpensive strategy once more, proper? Nope. What enjoyable is that? This card is screaming at me and I’m listening.

Season: 50-42-3

UConn at Army (-10, 43.5)
Noon ET, Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

Van Pelt’s choose: Army (-10)

Let me ask you — if a 3-6 group is giving extra factors than it scored in both of the final two weeks to a group who simply certified to play in a bowl… you form of should take them, don’ t you? The 3-6 group, I imply. Yes. By rule. Army giving double-digits for some unknown motive to UConn.

SVP: 4-1-1 when choosing Independents this season

no 4 TCU (-2.5, 57) at Baylor
midday ET, McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas

Van Pelt’s choose: Baylor (+2.5)

Through the years I’ve cherished taking TCU as an underdog. Had them this yr in opposition to Oklahoma, ‘member? They crushed the Sooners. But boy am I a dummy to maintain going in opposition to the Frogs now that they are favorites. They’ve caught it to me on this section however I’m nothing if not cussed. Baylor in Waco plus a tiny little helper.

SVP: 8-1 all-time when choosing Baylor

Illinois at No. 3 Michigan (-18, 40.5)
midday ET on ABC, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Van Pelt’s choose: Illinois (+18)

Taking Illinois to profit from their protection and Michigan sneaking a peak at their journey to Columbus subsequent week. Illini plus three scores appears like quite a bit.

SVP: 5-1 all-time when choosing an unranked Big Ten group vs. a Top-3 Big Ten group

UTSA (-13, 56.5) at Rice
1 pm ET on ESPN+, Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

Van Pelt’s choose: Rice (+13)

Steve tried this Week 1 and it was a fiasco — I’m taking a stab at it in opposition to one in all our favourite squads. Rice plus almost 2 TDs at residence. Owls want one win to go bowling. A win may be quite a bit to ask for right here, but when they’ll compete for 60, perhaps we will too.

SVP: 0-3 all-time when choosing Rice, 0-0-1 all-time when choosing in opposition to UTSA

no 15 Kansas State (-7.5, 55) at West Virginia
2 pm ET on ESPN+, Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia

Van Pelt’s choose: West Virginia (+7.5)

West Virginia… that Bad Beat in opposition to TCU nonetheless stings, however our love for you stays as sturdy as ever. We will again you in Morgantown yet another time — obligatory — let’s go Mountaineers, let’s go drink some beers.

SVP: 35-20-2 all-time when choosing residence groups in Big 12 convention video games

Georgia State at James Madison (-9. 52)
2 pm ET ESPN+, Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Van Pelt’s choose: Georgia State (+9)

Who is America’s #1 Sun Belt Tout – you already know that is me. SO, Georgia State plus the factors in Harrisonburg is data it is best to deal with just like the gold it’s.

SVP: 10-1 when choosing Sun Belt groups this season

Western Kentucky at Auburn (-5.5, 52.5)
4 pm ET, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama

Van Pelt’s choose: Western Kentucky (+5.5)

Western Kentucky is not going to attain on Auburn like they do on their Conference-USA brethren. But they’ll rating sufficient to take the factors on the plains, so we are going to take the Toppers.

SVP: 2-1 all-time when choosing Western Kentucky

Marshall (-4.5, 52.5) ​​at Georgia Southern
6 pm ET, Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, Georgia

Van Pelt’s choose: Georgia Southern

Remember the entire Sun Belt factor? Yeah, okay. Georgia Southern. Again. Plus the factors in opposition to Marshall.

SVP: 3-1 all-time when choosing Georgia Southern

(*12*) no 5 Tennessee (-21.5, 66) at South Carolina
7 pm ET on ESPN, Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina

Van Pelt’s choose: South Carolina (+21.5)

Not certain who has stomped on my face extra this yr on this section — TCU or Tennessee. Vols aren’t shedding to South Carolina, however 21 and a half factors? Stand up to your boy, one time, Cocky.

SVP: 1-7 all-time when choosing South Carolina

no 14 Ole Miss (-2.5, 65.5) at Arkansas
7:30 pm ET on SEC Network, Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Van Pelt’s choose: Arkansas (+2.5)

Somehow Arkansas acquired residence for us final week in opposition to LSU – no clue how. We are calling the Hogs once more on this one with Ole Miss off a gutting residence loss to Bama.

SVP: 8-2 all-time when choosing Arkansas

no 7 USC (-2.5, 76.0) at No. 16 UCLA
8 pm ET, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Van Pelt’s choose: UCLA (+2.5)

UCLA over USC of their annual rivalry tilt. The finest uniform matchup within the sport, the Rose Bowl — and also you scored 62 on these guys final yr. Might want that many once more. Should be a shootout.

SVP: 22-12-1 all-time when choosing ranked vs ranked video games in November

I feel that is 11. Whatever it’s — put ’em within the blender. Birdcage. This is a recipe for one thing good. Probably. Maybe. I have no idea. We’ll discover out.

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