It’s Thanksgiving week, which means traditional rivalries, important conference tilts, and an interesting slate of college football Week 13 odds at BetRivers.com.
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Longtime sports broadcaster and gambling expert Michael Jenkins is here to run through the notable college football Week 13 odds, including a classic rivalry between winless teams and two very important Big 12 showdowns.
College Football Week 13 Odds:
Stanford (0-2) at Cal (0-2). 4:00 p.m. ET (Friday)
Moneyline: Stanford -103, California -118
Spread: California -1.0
Over/Under: 53 points
It’s a shame that one of the most underrated rivalries in college football features a couple of winless teams, but maybe it’s appropriate that either Cal or Stanford will finally get a victory when they’re playing each other. David Shaw’s trademark ground game has all but disappeared for the Cardinal, with the team relying on the arm (and legs) of quarterback Davis Mills.
Cal has a bit more of a balanced attack with quarterback Chase Garbers at the controls, though he can be turnover prone. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings, but this game is essentially a pick’em.
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Penn State (0-5) at Michigan (2-3). 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Michigan -127, Penn State +104
Spread: Michigan -2.5
Over/Under: 58.5 points
This game absolutely has to be the biggest bust on the schedule compared to the pre-season expectations for both teams, so why not punish yourself and put some money on it? The Nittany Lions have completely fallen apart, still winless on the season and failing to cover a single spread this year.
I suppose Michigan can brag about an extra couple of wins, its most recent coming in a triple-overtime affair against… Rutgers. Both the Wolverines and Nittany Lions used two quarterbacks last Saturday, a sign that each squad desperate to make something happen, and we could see more of the same on Saturday. Michigan is 1-6 ATS in its last seven.
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Maryland (2-1) at #12 Indiana (4-1). 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Maryland +295, Indiana -385
Spread: Indiana -11.5
Maryland has battled COVID-19 issues coming into this game but has surprised after getting smoked by Northwestern in its season opener. Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has come alive in victories against Minnesota and Penn State, tossing six touchdown passes and only one interception.
The Hoosiers are 5-0 against the number in every game this season and proved they are worthy of their lofty ranking after an inspired 42-35 loss to Ohio State. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. through for an incredible 491 yards and five touchdowns in Columbus. The Over is also 4-1 in Indiana’s last five.
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Texas Tech (3-5) at #21 Oklahoma State (5-2). 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Texas Tech +295, Oklahoma State -385
Spread: Oklahoma State -10.5
Over/Under: 55.5 points
Texas Tech enters this game looking for back-to-back wins for the first time all season, coming off a 24-23 victory against Baylor. Red Raiders head coach Matt Wells says he’ll go with the “hot hand” at quarterback, so expect to see both Alan Bowman and Henry Colombi take the field versus the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State limps back to Stillwater after suffering a disappointing 41-13 loss to rival Oklahoma. Quarterback Spencer Sanders should get the call on Saturday, though he was knocked out early against the Sooners only to return in the fourth quarter. Texas Tech is 0-4 ATS on the road and averages only 18 points per game on offense away from home.
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#14 Oklahoma (6-2) at West Virginia (5-3). 7:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Oklahoma -500, West Virginia +310
Spread: West Virginia +10.5
Over/Under: 54.5 points
The Sooners continue to carve up the Big 12 after starting 0-2 in conference play and have scored at least 30 points in every game this season. Last Saturday against Oklahoma State, quarterback Spencer Rattler threw for 301 yards and four touchdowns and got plenty of help on the ground, with Rhamondre Stevenson rushing for 141 yards.
West Virginia has had an extra week to get ready for his primetime matchup, and the Mountaineers bring to the table the best pass defense in the conference, which is ranked 13th nationally. West Virginia is 5-0-1 against the number in its last six games in Morgantown.
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