Nick Bromberg is your betting guide to the biggest matchup on this weekend's college football slate. He breaks down Ohio State hosting Michigan State, Oregon traveling to Utah and much more.
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NICK BROMBERG: Welcome to Yahoo Sportsbook Daily. It is Wednesday, November 17, 2021, and I am your betting guide, as always, Nick Bromberg. It is time to take a look at the week 12-- yes, week 12 college football slate. Let's get going.
First up, noon Eastern ABC. Michigan State-Ohio State, a game that could potentially decide the Big Ten East. Buckeyes favored by 18 and 1/2 in Columbus. The total is 66.5. 80% of the bets, 60% of the money is on Ohio State so far.
Michigan State, 7 and 1 and 2 against the spread this year. Ohio State 5-4 and 1. Both teams have gone over six times and under four times. I like Michigan State plus 18 and 1/2. That extra 1 and 1/2 points above 17 pushes me to the Spartans.
Same time on Fox, Iowa State heads to Oklahoma. Both teams coming off losses in week 11. The Sooners favored by four. Total here is 61. 80% of the money, despite just 50% of the bets, is on Iowa State to cover that number. Both teams 4 and 6 against the spread.
Iowa State 5 and 5 against the total. Oklahoma has gone over six times, under four times. I like over 61 in this game. We saw that Iowa State can put up points in that Texas Tech loss. I think this could be a shootout.
3:30 Eastern on CBS, Arkansas and Alabama. Crimson Tide favored by 20 and 1/2 points. Over under here is 56 and 1/2. 50% of bets, 70% of the money on Alabama. Arkansas is 5-4 and 1 against the spread this year. Has gone over six times.
Alabama 6 and 4 against the spread. Gone over five times, gone under five times. I like the over in this one, over 56 and 1/2 points. I don't think this is going to be like Arkansas-Ole Miss where both teams break 50, but I think this is going to be a relatively high scoring game.
Same time over on ESPN, Cincinnati tries to stay undefeated again in a game that's kind of lost its luster with SMU losing two games. Cincinnati favored by 11 and 1/2 over the Mustangs. Total here, 64 and 1/2.
70% of, bets 80% of money on the Bearcats. SMU is 6 and 4 against the number, while Cincinnati is 5 and 5. You're not making any money on betting on the Bearcats this year. Both SMU and Cincinnati are 5 and 5 on the total.
I like SMU plus 11 and 1/2. I have stopped betting on a Cincinnati breakout blowout win. Since I've done that, maybe this will be the time that Cincinnati blows out a good opponent.
And finally, 7:30 on ABC, Oregon at Utah as the Ducks try to stay in the college football playoff race. Utes here favored by three because the game is in Utah. Total 58 and 1/2. 30% of bets, 80% of money is on Utah.
Both teams 4 and 6 against the spread. Oregon is 5 and 5 against the total. Utah-- eight Utah games so far have gone over to just two unders. I'm going to go against the money right now. I'm taking Oregon plus three. I'm learning my lesson from all the big money favorites that lost last week in the NFL.
So to recap, I like Michigan State to cover 18 and 1/2 points at Ohio State. Over 61 in Iowa State at Oklahoma. Over 56 and 1/2 in Arkansas at Alabama. SMU plus 11 and 1/2 at Cincinnati. And Oregon plus three at Utah.
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