Last Updated on November 20, 2020

All of the sudden, it is Week 12 in college football and Week 11 in the NFL. After Thursday Night Football each week, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt provides a list of his favorite picks for the weekend ahead in CFB and the NFL. At ActionRush, we have tracked his history for two seasons, including this year. It has been a good one for SVP to date, as he looks to improve on a positive record this week.

Scott Van Pelt, self-admittedly, is not a professional handicapper by any stretch of imagination. Nevertheless, SVP has turned in one of the more entertaining segments in sports media each and every week with his “Winner$” and “Bad Beat” segments of SportsCenter and has turned in some winners from time to time.

Last week, SVP did not have a “Winner$” segment as he was at the Masters. Two weeks ago, SVP went 2-4 and brought his overall record to 28-24-1. This will be a big week for him to stay above .500.


SVP College Football Picks – Week 12

After a break last week at the Masters, SVP is back for Week 12 in college football. As he does each week, the ESPN personality makes his favorite college football picks against the spread for the week at hand. This week is Week 12, and here are his picks.


UCLA +13.5 vs. Oregon

For this one, SVP’s expert analysis is “I don’t have any intel here, the Bruins are the pick”.


Tennessee +11 vs. Auburn

Tennessee has had a game postponed, have lost four straight and has had plenty of issues. Naturally, SVP likes them with the points.


UCF +6 vs. Cincinnati

SVP continues to go against Cincy, taking UCF with the points over the #7-ranked team in the country.


Hawaii +14 vs. Boise State

SVP said it’s been awhile since they have picked Hawaii games, and that’s who he is going with this week against Boise State.


Penn State +2.5 vs. Iowa

“Is Penn State really going to start 0-5?” asks SVP. He takes Penn State again this week with the points.



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Scott Van Pelt NFL Picks – Week 11

After making his CFB picks, SVP moves on to the NFL where he has not had as much success. With that said, he has been hot over the last month after going 3-0 heading into last week (no picks). Here is a look at who SVP likes for Week 11 in the NFL.


Denver Broncos +3 vs. Miami Dolphins

SVP mentions that the Dolphins are good, but he mentions “dumb things happen”. He likes Denver +3 in his only pick this week despite the Dolphins’ hot start.






SVP College Football picks record sits at 18-16-1

With no picks last week, SVP’s CFB picks record remains the same at 18-16-1. Two weeks ago, he went 1-4 in CFB which brought him much closer to .500, but still above .500. Here is a look at his history this year, on a week-by-week basis.

Year-to-date record: 18-16-1


SVP 2020 NFL picks record stands above .500 entering Week 11

Last week, SVP made no NFL picks against the spread as he was in Augusta covering the Masters. With that said, he has been 1-0 in three straight weeks leading up to last week, bringing SVP over .500 for his NFL betting picks. Here is a look at his week-to-week record.

Year-to-date record: 10-9


Week 12 College Football Odds

Week 12 is a massive week for college football, as there are a ton of top-tier games between ranked opponents. After a number of PPD games last week, this is a large slate of games. Here is a look at the Week 12 schedule and best odds for each game.

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Week 11 NFL Odds

With just over two months left in the NFL regular season, it is Week 11 already. The week is off to a great start with the Cardinals and Seahawks on Thursday Night Football, but here is the rest of the Week 11 schedule and odds from your favorite legal sportsbooks.

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