College Football Week 12 Over/Under Predictions

College Football Week 12 Over/Under Predictions

We are getting into crunch time in the sport of college football, and teams are seemingly playing their way out of the College Football Playoff each week. There are a number of terrific games on the schedule this weekend, but our focus for this article is on over/under predictions.

Here are five of the best over/under predictions for games taking place on Saturday.

Michigan State at Ohio State Week 12 Total

Michigan State vs. Ohio State Prediction

Best Bet: Under 67.0

The Big Ten Conference is loaded with great teams, and two of them will be on the field Saturday in Columbus. The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Michigan State Spartans, and oddsmakers are predicting a high-scoring affair.

Ohio State is averaging 46 points per game, but they are facing a Michigan State team that can get some stops. Kenneth Walker III has racked up 1,473 rushing yards for the Spartans, and his running ability should shorten the game as well.

Thirty points should be enough to win this game, and it’s hard to see these teams getting close to 67 total points. Take the under in this top-10 matchup on Saturday.

Iowa State at Oklahoma Week 12 Total

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma Prediction

Best Bet: Under 61.0

The Big 12 Conference is known for having explosive offenses and some high-scoring affairs. The matchup between Oklahoma and Iowa State on Saturday is not going to be played out that way.

The Sooners are coming off of a stunning loss to Baylor, and they managed just 13 points in that loss. Iowa State is a team that is giving up just 21 points per game, and that defense has the ability to shut down any team.

This game could get close to 61 total points, but taking the under is the right way to go.

Rutgers at Penn State Week 12 Total

Rutgers vs. Penn State Prediction

Best Bet: Over 47.0

The Big Ten Conference has been wildly unpredictable this season, and we are using that logic when making this pick. Rutgers and Penn State looks like it would be a defensive battle on paper, but that’s not what will play out on the field.

Rutgers just scored 38 points in a win over Indiana, and Penn State has a passing attack that can be explosive at times. Both teams are already out of Big Ten title contention, and there really isn’t a ton of pressure in this game.

Look for each team to hit on some big plays, and it’s going to be a competitive game as well. This total is going to be more than 50 points, and the over is the right play.

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame Week 12 Total

Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame Prediction

Best Bet: Under 60.0

The 9-1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the 3-7 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a game that could get out of hand on Saturday. Notre Dame has been winning games in a variety of ways this season, but it is usually the defense that sets them apart.

The Fighting Irish held Virginia to just three points in a Week 11 win, and Notre Dame should put up a low number against a struggling Yellow Jackets squad. Most of the scoring on Saturday will be done by the Fighting Irish, but they aren’t getting anywhere close to 60 points.

This game might finish at the 40s, and taking the under 60.0 points feels like a safe play here.

SMU at Cincinnati Week 12 Total

SMU vs. Cincinnati Prediction

Best Bet: Over 65.0

One of the best games of the day will take place in the American Conference as Cincinnati plays host to the SMU Mustangs. Each team has been solid on defense this season, but they are also both scoring right around 40 points per game.

This should be a game that goes back-and-forth all afternoon, and there are going to be some big plays made. There will be some defensive stops at times, but this is going to turn into a shootout.

It’s going to take at least 40 points to win this game, and that will push the total to more than 65.0 points.