Predictions and College Football Picks for December 5
The Saturday slate of college football games features big named teams. With playoff implications on the line, this may be one of the most competitive weeks of the season. Before we make our NFL picks we have to focus on college ball. That is why we researched the games, broke out the numbers, and made the College Football Picks for December 5.
BYU vs Coastal Carolina
This is quickly becoming one of the biggest games on the schedule. BYU is trying to make the playoff committee take notice. Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina can shock the world by beating a big named squad, putting their stamp on a fantastic season. Who wins?
Texas AM vs Auburn
The Aggies are giving up 6.5 points on the road, which are too many with the way the offense looked a week ago. Jimbo Fisher cannot afford to see his team fall flat in this game. They will have to remain undefeated if they have any hopes of making the college football playoffs.
Box Nix leads a Tigers team that was dismantled by Alabama but fought to the end. The Tigers are not only 10-3 against the spread (ATS) as a home underdog, in the last six games as a home dog, they have won four of those games outright. This game goes down to the wire and Auburn and the points are the best way to bet on this game.
Stanford vs Washington
The Cardinal come into this game off a big win against Cal. The oddsmakers are not giving them a ton of respect, making them double-digits underdogs against a ranked Washington team. This is the same Huskies team that needed a big comeback to steal a victory against Utah.
Stanford is a good football team, but they have trouble stopping the run. They allow 229 yards per game on the ground which ranks last in the conference. The Cardinal has been a bad bet failing to cover in its last seven games and posting an ugly 3-12-1 ATS record in the last 16 games overall.
The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games following a game in which they did not cover the spread. They get back on track with a blowout win and a cover over the Cardinal.
Texas vs Kansas State
The Longhorns suffered a dreadful loss a week ago against Iowa State. This is the kind of loss that can derail the season for Texas. They now need other teams to lose to play in the Big 12 Championship game. Heading out on the road to play a team on a four game losing streak is a trap game for Texas.
The Longhorns are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. Kansas State coach Chris Klieman knows how to motivate his team as underdogs. In the four games as a home underdog, the Wildcats are 4-0 ATS with three outright victories. The Wildcats have covered 12 of the last 16 games in this series and are a dangerous underdog once again.