Gary’s 2018 College Football Week 12 Gambling Picks (Against the Spread)

Nov 10, 2018; Iowa City, IA, USA; Northwestern Wildcats running back Isaiah Bowser (25) runs the ball for a touchdown as Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Jake Gervase (30) chases during the third quarter at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Gary’s picks

College Football

Week 12!  To keep up with our record for the year, along with results from each game we pick, please visit our Gambling Picks page!  These lines are where I got it early in the week (usually Monday, or Tuesday).  To see updated lines, visit here.

Northwestern (-3) @ Minnesota   (Saturday / 11am / BTN) 

  • metrics have NW -5.4
  • Northwestern is 15-4 ATS in their last 19 vs Big 10
  • Northwestern is 13-2 ATS last 15 on the road vs Big 10
  • Minnesota’s 41-10 win over Purdue last week seemed fluky as hell


Pitt (-6) @ Wake Forest   (Saturday / 11am / ESPN Extra or ACC Regional)

  • metrics have Pitt -4.6
  • Pitt is 5-0 ATS the last 5 games
  • Wake gives up 5.19 yds per rush (#113 in the country) & Pitt gains 6.49 yds per rush (#4 in the country)
  • I think Pitt runs all over Wake Forest here


Utah St (-28) @ Colorado St   (Saturday / 1pm / AT&T Rocky Mountain Sports Network)

  • metrics have Utah St -25.2
  • Utah St is 9-1 ATS this season, and have covered 4 straight
  • Colorado St is 3-7 ATS this season, and have failed to cover 3 straight
  • Colorado St is #119 in scoring defense, giving up 38.3 ppg vs Utah St’s #1 in scoring offense, scoring 51.3 ppg
  • Utah St is #31 in scoring defense (21.9 ppg) vs Colorado St, #107 in scoring offense, scoring 23.1 ppg
  • Utah St will score early and often, and should put up a TON of points here, while Colorado St won’t be able to keep pace


Georgia St @ Appalachian St (-28)   (Saturday / 1:30pm / ESPN3)

  • metrics have App St -27.12
  • App St is 8-2 ATS this year, and their QB, Zac Thomas, is back and rolling
  • Georgia St is 2-6-1 ATS this year
  • Georgia St QB Dan Ellington did not play last week, and is questionable for this week.


Nevada (-15) @ San Jose St   (Saturday / 4pm / ESPN3)

  • metrics have Nevada -14
  • Nevada is 5-1 ATS in their last 6, including covering 4 straight
  • San Jose St is 5-5 ATS, and had covered 3 straight until not covering last week vs Utah St
  • San Jose St is #121 in scoring defense, giving up 38.7 ppg, while Nevada is #34 in scoring offense (avg 33.8 ppg)… but Nevada has averaged 36ppg over their last 4


Arizona @ Washington St (-9.5)   (Saturday / 9:30pm / ESPN)

  • metrics have Washington St -13.9
  • Wash St is 9-1 ATS this season
  • Arizona is 6-4 ATS and have covered 3 straight
  • Arizona is #90 in the country in passing defense (giving up 248.7 ppg) & #74 in scoring defense (28.1 ppg)
  • Washington St will be able to throw all night, and they’ll score a lot.  Arizona will have trouble scoring on Washington St’s defense


San Diego St @ Fresno St (-15)   (Saturday / 9:30pm / CBSSN)

  • metrics have Fresno St -18.3
  • Fresno is 8-2 ATS this season, and are coming off a SU loss at Boise St
  • SDSU is 2-8 ATS this season (have not covered in 5 straight)
  • Fresno’s offense avgs 6.26 yds per play, while SDSU gives up only 4.64 yds per play
  • SDSU’s offense only avgs 5.42 yds per play, while Fresno only gives up 4.71 yds per play
  • Fresno should bounce back from a last second loss at Boise.
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Gary began his first website in 1998 as a sophomore in high school, writing reviews of cds and live shows in the Memphis area. He became editor of his college newspaper, then moved towards a career in music.He started the infamous blog during the 2006 football season, and was lucky enough to get into blogging just before the coaching search that landed Nick Saban at Alabama. The month and a half long coaching search netted his site, which was known for tracking airplanes, over 1 million hits in less than 90 days. The website introduced Gary to tons of new friends, including Nico and Todd, who had just started the site diving into more than just Alabama news, Gary started up his first installment of in 2012. After keeping the site quiet for a while, it was started back up in April 2016. Gary then joined forces with high school friend Chris Giannini and began a podcast during the 2016 football season that runs at least 2 times a week, focusing on college football, NFL football, and sports wagering, and diving into other sports and pop-culture topics.E-mail: Twitter: @GaryWCE