Last Updated on December 22, 2021



We are winding down in the NFL regular season, and CFB bowl games are underway. This makes it quite the holiday weekend for football bettors with plenty of markets available to wager on. For ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, this gives him plenty of games to choose from for his “Winners” segment. Will he stay hot picking CFB games? Can he get back on track with NFL picks? Time will tell.

Most importantly, let’s get into Scott Van Pelt’s betting picks for Week 16 in the NFL and the some CFB bowl games. In this article, you’ll get SVP’s full betting card for this weekend in two sports, NFL and CFB. In addition, we take a look at Van Pelt’s record on a week-to-week basis this season along with his career record. Finally, we dive into the best NFL odds for Week 16.



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SVP Picks for NFL Week 16 and CFB Bowl Games

Every week on ESPN’s SportsCenter, SVP gives his favorite betting picks against the spread for the weekend ahead. In the last two weeks, he has pivoted to providing NFL picks as well as college football. For this week, he goes back to the well with some college football picks and looks to get back on track in the NFL after a 1-7 last two weeks. Here is SVP’s full card.

Hawaii +8.5 vs. Memphis

Nothing says Christmas Day like SVP betting on Hawaii.

Ball State +6 vs. Georgia State

SVP betting on a MAC bowl game? He takes Ball State here to break his 12-12 overall MAC record. Why? It’s on TV, SVP says.

Arizona Cardinals -1 vs. Indianapolis Colts

Santa wears red, so does the Cardinals. Take them.

Minnesota Vikings +3 vs. Los Angeles Rams

Will the Vikings figure it out this week? SVP is on the Vikings and he is 3-1 all time picking Minnesota.

Chicago Bears +6.5 vs. Seattle Seahawks

SVP is on Chicago getting far too many points against the Seahawks.

Miami Dolphins +3 vs. New Orleans Saints

The Dolphins on Monday Night Football is getting points, SVP is on them for one of the final prime time games of the season.

Stanford Steve CFB Pick

Steve has Air Force and Louisville over 55.5 for his bowl game pick this week.

Looking for more betting action? Check out Barstool’s picks and locks for the NFL and CFB.



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Do Scott Van Pelt’s betting picks win?

Yes. If you have tailed SVP in 2021, you definitely won money in college football. He has struggled making NFL picks though, especially last week after an ugly 0-4 performance. Each week, he gives his favorite picks for the weekend and we have tracked his CFB and NFL selections for the last few seasons. Below, we look at his week-to-week record.

Week to Week SVP Betting Picks Record

Last week, SVP had CFB and NFL picks. He went 2-0 in CFB and 0-4 in the NFL.

  • Western Kentucky +3 vs. Appalachian State (Win)
  • UAB +7 vs. BYU (Win)
  • Atlanta Falcons +9.5 vs. San Francisco 49ers (Loss)
  • Seattle Seahawks +5.5 vs. Los Angeles Rams (Loss)
  • Denver Broncos -2.5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Loss)
  • Chicago Bears +5.5 vs. Minnesota Vikings (Loss)

Two weeks ago, SVP went 1-3 in the NFL and 1-0 in CFB (Army/Navy).

  • Texans +8.5 (Loss)
  • Lions +10 (Loss)
  • Bills +3.5 (Loss)
  • Rams +2.5 (Win)

Three weeks ago, SVP’s record was 5-1 in his last week of CFB picks for a bit. Here were his picks.

  • UTSA +3.5 (Win)
  • Baylor +5.5 (Win)
  • Cincinnati -10.5 (Win)
  • Utah State +6 (Win)
  • Iowa +11 (Loss)
  • Alabama +6.5 (Win)

For Week 13, SVP’s record was 4-3. His action was as follows:

  • Mississippi State -1 (Loss)
  • Nebraska -1 (Loss)
  • Washington +1 (Loss)
  • Michigan +8 (Win)
  • USC +7 (Win)
  • Florida -2.5 (Win)
  • LSU +6.5 (Win)

In Week 12, SVP was 4-4. Not a bad week, but not a winning week. Here was his action.

  • Air Force +1.5 (Win)
  • Cincinnati -11.5 (Win)
  • Ohio State -19 (Win)
  • Georgia Tech +17 (Loss)
  • Utah -3 (Win)
  • USC +3 (Loss)
  • Kansas State -1 (Loss)
  • Troy +10 (Loss)

For Week 11, SVP’s record was 5-3, yet another winning week. Here was his card.

  • FSU +2.5 vs. Miami (Win)
  • Baylor +5.5 vs. Oklahoma (Win)
  • Ole Miss +2.5 vs. Texas A&M (Win)
  • Penn State +1.5 vs. Michigan (Loss)
  • Maryland +13 vs. Michigan State (Loss)
  • Wisconsin -24.5 vs. Northwestern (Win)
  • Ohio State -21 vs. Purdue (Win)
  • LSU +2.5 vs. Arkansas (Loss)

Scott Van Pelt Winners Record | Weeks 1 – 10 CFB

SVP winners betting record history

CFB betting record in 2021: 61-38-2.

NFL betting record: 16-19.

CFB betting record last year: 27-27-1.

All time, SVP is 368-339-12 after last week’s action.



What are the best Week 16 NFL odds?

What is more important than getting the pick right in sports betting? Getting the best odds. While it seems trivial, odds shopping for the best odds gives you a chance to be more profitable long term as a bettor. This is important in the NFL especially, given how sharp the lines are from legal sportsbooks. Here is a table featuring the best odds at various legal betting apps.

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Want an edge in NFL betting? Check out the public betting consensus. For CFB odds, click here.


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