Dave's Top 10 Best Bets College Football Week 13

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on another Saturday of college football with numerous games cancelled or postponed. Recapping last week’s top picks for Scores&Stats, I posted three wins against three losses with the other four games off the board.


Best College Football Week 13 Predictions


Turning to this Saturday’s slate of games, here are another 10 picks with hopes that all the matchups will still take place since most are highly anticipated heated rivalries.

Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Wolverines Pick

Best Bet: OVER 58½ Points

It is hard to believe that Penn State is still looking for its first win of the year either straight-up or against the spread. Michigan has not been all that much better at 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS. The total has gone OVER in four of those five contests.

Georgia Southern Eagles at Georgia State Panthers Pick

Best Bet: Georgia Southern -1½

Georgia Southern has covered the closing spread in four of its last six games against Georgia State. The Eagles are also 4-2 ATS in their last six games overall. The Panthers are 7-13 SU in their last 20 Sun Belt games.

Miami (Ohio) Redhawks at Akron Zips Pick

Best Bet: Miami-OH -14

This in-state matchup in the MAC should be a one-way affair with the Zips struggling to a SU 0- 3 start (1-2 ATS). The Redhawks have covered the closing number in seven of their last 10 games going back to last season.

(#20) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Texas State Bobcats Pick

Best Bet: Coastal Carolina -17

At 8-0 SU with a profitable 6-1-1 record ATS, now is not the time to go against the Chanticleers. The Bobcats have played a full schedule with just two SU wins against nine losses. Texas State should be out of this game by halftime.

(#22) Auburn Tigers at (#1) Alabama Crimson Tide Pick

Best Bet: OVER 62½ Points

As one of the biggest rivalries in college football, anything can happen. However, the gap between these two teams this season is rather wide. Look for both offenses to put on a good show to take this total OVER.

(#11) Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan State Spartans Pick

Best Bet: Northwestern -13½

Coming off the big upset against Wisconsin, the Wildcats could run the table this season with a current record of 5-0 SU (4-0-1 ATS). Michigan State (1-3 SU and ATS) is just riding out the string. I also like the half point in Northwestern’s favor on the two touchdown spread.

Mississippi State Bulldogs at Mississippi Rebels Pick

Best Bet: UNDER 67½ Points

Neither of these teams have a SU winning record this season coming into this SEC in-state rivalry. However, this should still be a hard-fought battle that keeps scoring lower than expected. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of the last nine meetings at Ole Miss.

Tennessee Volunteers at Vanderbilt Commodores Pick

Best Bet: Vanderbilt +12

Tennessee has gone 2-5 SU in seven games with a 1-5-1 record ATS. The Commodores are still looking for their first SU win of the year but they have played teams tough at 4-3 ATS. Vanderbilt is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games against the Volunteers.

(#13) Georgia Bulldogs at South Carolina Gamecocks Pick

Best Bet: Georgia -21½

Georgia is in the midst of a very disappointing season with losses to Alabama and Florida. Yet, this is a game that the Bulldogs should win with relative ease. South Carolina has failed to cover in four of its last five games.

(#14) Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers Pick

Best Bet: Oklahoma -11

The Sooners have rebounded from a slow start to win their last five games both SU and ATS. They have posted a combined 165 points in their last three outings. West Virginia has failed to cover in its last six games against Oklahoma.

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A big part of the services that my marketing company, Blue Pointe Advisors, LLC offers is written content for sports betting websites.  I have been working as a full-time sports betting writer for the past nine years following a previous career in the field of sales and marketing.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to write about my true passion in life; the world of sports. I also enjoy concentrating the bulk of my pieces towards the betting angle in sports.

It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.

The main objective with my writing style is to create insightful articles on a wide variety of sporting topics that can provide an edge to today's sophisticated online player. While there are times when my predictions fall well short of the actual outcome, I still enjoy trying to come up with a logical explanation to support my views on every pick I make.

My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.

I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.