College Football Week 12 Betting Preview
Three ranked matchups highlight the college football schedule this week, starting with a top-10 matchup between the No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers and the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes.
At Bovada Sportsbook, the Buckeyes are 20.5-point favorites. The Buckeyes are 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread on the season after last week’s game against the Maryland Terrapins was cancelled due to COVID-19. At home, Ohio State has won 21 straight with an 11-10 ATS record. Against Big Ten opponents, the Buckeyes have won 18 in a row at 12-6 ATS.
Indiana improved to 4-0 SU and ATS last week by blanking the Michigan State Spartans 24-0 as a 7.5-point favorite. On the road, the Hoosiers are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last six, and for totals bettors they’ve been a solid OVER play on the road at 8-2 OVER in their last 10.
Ohio State has dominated this matchup with a 20-0 SU record and 11-9 ATS mark in the last 20 vs Indiana. However, in the last nine matchups between Indiana and Ohio State, the Hoosiers are 7-2 ATS.
Badgers favored on the road at Northwestern
Also in the Big Ten this week, the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers visit the No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats as a 7.5-point favorite.
The Badgers have had more games cancelled than they’ve played, but they did take the field last week to top the Michigan Wolverines 49-11 as a 7-point favorite. As a road favorite, Wisconsin is 21-2 SU and 17-6 ATS in its last 23 games. For totals bettors, the Badgers are 7-1 OVER in their last eight.
Northwestern is 4-0 SU and 3-0-1 ATS on the season following last week’s 27-20 win over the Purdue Boilermakers as a 3.5-point favorite. All four of the Wildcats’ games this season have gone UNDER the posted total. As a home underdog, Northwestern has lost five straight at 2-3 ATS.
Last season Wisconsin defeated Northwestern 24-15 but failed to cover as a 23.5-point favorite. The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last six vs the Badgers.
Cowboys have covered 9 of last 10 as underdog
The final ranked matchup this week is the No. 14 Oklahoma State Cowboys at the No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners as an 7-point underdog.
The Sooners have won four straight both SU and ATS, and last time out they crushed the Kansas Jayhawks 62-9 as a 38.5-point favorite. At home the Sooners are 18-1 SU and 12-7 ATS in their last 19 games. Oklahoma has been a strong OVER play at 9-2 OVER in its last 11 home games.
The Cowboys have won four straight on the road at 3-1 ATS, and they’re 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. As an underdog, the Cowboys are 9-1 ATS in their last 10.
The Sooners have won five straight against the Cowboys while going 4-1 ATS. In the last 17 matchups between these teams, Oklahoma is 15-2 SU and 12-5 ATS.