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Spread Em: Week 12

For your OTP staff, there are two things we love without apology. College football and making money. But why should we continue to keep these two passions in private when they go so well together. Each week we’ll be bringing you our picks against the dreaded spread and where we’re actually putting our money. Myself, your fearless OTP leader, as well as RV and a resident newbie to the OTP family will give you our selections to help make your Saturday more exciting, pay for junior’s college fund, or your growing meth habit. We’re not judging. We promise. You can check out Week 11’s picks here as a sort of fact check for the referenced weekly and season records below. RV and Jason had a bump in their road, but your OTP fearless leader had another stellar week.

The spreads are when we placed the wagers, so they may be changing a bit by the time you can either get to a sportsbook, go online, or find a bookie in a seedy backroom of your local watering hole.

RV’s Picks:
Ohio State (+3) @ Wisconsin
Louisiana Tech (+3) v. Utah State
USC (-4) @ UCLA
Miami (FL) (-7) v. South Florida
Penn State (-18) v. Indiana
Baylor (+12) v. Kansas State

Though a lifelong Notre Dame fan and unapologetic homer, RV actually can appreciate other teams and evaluate talent accordingly. RV clocked in at 1-4 in Week 11, bringing his season total to 13-12 against the spread. With a 60% average return before last week’s ghost in the machine, RV is due for a big week.

Jason “Rothstein” Brewer’s Picks:
Clemson (-17) v. NC State
Texas Tech (+10) @ Oklahoma State
USC (-3.5) @ UCLA
Kansas State (-13)  @ Baylor
Oklahoma (-11) @ West Virginia
Indiana (+18) @ Penn State
Louisiana Tech (+3.5) v. Utah State

Last week, Jason clocked in at 2-4, one of his only losing weeks of the season. For the college season, Jason is running along at 20-16, or 56%. Given the clip he runs at, this week’s picks should be highly successful. You can follow along with Jason as he makes his weekly college picks and where he really excels: the NFL at @brewerjason.

Alan’s Picks:
Kent State (+3) @ Bowling Green
Mississippi State (-4.5) v. Arkansas
Vandy (-3) v. Tennessee
Louisiana Tech (+3.5) v. Utah State
Kentucky (-15) v. Samford
Notre Dame (-23.5) v. Wake Forest

Week Ten was bar none the best week of the season for me and week 11 continued the hot streak as I clocked in at 4-2, bringing my season total to 14-7, or 67% against the spread. This week’s picks I feel moderately ok with, but the lack of exciting games across the board means I’m not as voracious in my prep work. Probably a couple more coming later this afternoon on our Twitter site @overthepylon.


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