Each week, ESPN’s own Scott Van Pelt gives his favorite picks for College Football on SportsCenter, in a segment called Winner$.
Last week, SVP was 2-3 to continue his “worst year of Winner$ we’ve ever had.
SVP Picks Record to Date: 41-49
SVP Week 13 College Football Picks
SVP likes five games this week, all five being underdogs and three being home dogs. Let’s take a look:
- Indiana +9.5 vs. Michigan
- Duke +7 AT Wake Forest
- Texas +5.5 AT Baylor
- Northwestern +13.5 vs. Minnesota
- Colorado +14 vs. Washington
In the segment, SVP is clearly upset at his record but defers to Stanford Steve, who likes UCLA +13.5 against USC.
SVP Pick by Pick Analysis
Indiana +9.5 vs. (#13) Michigan
The B1G battle between a surprising 7-3 Indiana team and #13 Michigan has SVP’s eye, as he picks Indiana with the points. The Hoosiers can score, averaging 33.3 points per game and nearly 450 yards of offense, so Michigan will need to match them to cover.
Duke +7 AT Wake Forest
SVP picks Duke, AGAIN! All time, SVP is 2-1 when picking Duke and they have a tough one on the road at Wake Forest this week. Wake is 7-3, and Duke has struggled on the season with just four wins. Wake has one of the better offenses in the ACC, averaging 449 yards per game, so Duke +7 will be a tough one.
Texas +5.5 AT (#14) Baylor
The “Fighting McConaughey’s” as SVP calls them, are getting only 5.5 points this week, despite playing on the road in a conference game against a one-loss team. Matt Rhule and the Baylor Bears lost a tough one last week to Oklahoma, likely ending their hopes for the college football playoff.
Northwestern +13.5 vs. (#10) Minnesota
Minnesota lost their first game of the season last week to Iowa, and like Baylor, likely ending their chance at the playoff. But P.J. Fleck will have the Gophers ready to go against a Northwestern team that lost seven straight before a 45-6 win over UMass last week.
Colorado +14 vs. Washington
The Washington Huskies had high hopes for this season, but a disappointing 6-4 record has them as only 14 point favorites against Colorado. SVP likes Colorado at home after their 16-13 win against Stanford two weeks ago.
Now that you are ready for to make your college football picks, go check out the Cowherd Blazing 5 Picks for your NFL action.