We’ve got three bets for Week 13 in college football from OddsTrader’s computer predictions. Which ones do you agree with?
- Wake Forest +2.5 (-110) at Unibet
- South Carolina +7 (-110) at Bet365
- Iowa State-Kansas State Over 47.5 (-110) at BetRivers
Saturday, November 25, 2023 – 02:00 PM EDT at JMA Wireless Dome
Our AI Model likes Wake Forest to lose, 22-20, as 2.5-point favorites. That would allow Wake Forest to sneak in with the cover.
The Syracuse Orange have fired Dino Babers. Therefore, Nunzio Campanile will take over as the interim head coach for the final game of the regular season.
Bowl Game Hopes?
If Syracuse wins this game, they’ll go bowling. But don’t count on it. Syracuse has lost four of its last five games, with the lone win coming against Pittsburgh at home. Now they’ll take on a Wake Forest group that has lost four straight games.
However, Wake Forest’s losses have come against Florida State, Duke, North Carolina State, and Notre Dame. Those are much more reasonable losses. Wake Forest defeated Pittsburgh at home too.
While Wake Forest doesn’t have a chance to earn six wins, they’ll be motivated by the fact that they can add another win before heading into next season.
Syracuse simply doesn’t have a reliable pass rush. The run defense is really good, and the secondary has played lights out. But without a pass rush, the secondary can only do so much.
Wake Forest’s Quarterback
Meanwhile, Wake Forest has played several quarterbacks this season. They’re set on Michael Kern, who has a 44.2 QBR in three games. His experience against some of the best teams in the nation should help him against Syracuse, who will be playing with a new interim coach on their home field.
Take Wake Forest.
NCAAF Pick: Wake Forest +2.5 (-110) at Unibet
Saturday, November 25, 2023 – 07:30 PM EDT at Williams-Brice Stadium
Our AI Model believes South Carolina will only lose to Clemson 28-25. With the Gamecocks sitting at +7, the value is on the home team.
The Clemson Tigers have responded nicely over the last three games. Clemson isn’t used to having four losses in the regular season, and they were called out for it. But since that moment, they’ve won three games against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina.
Now they’ll play a rivalry game against South Carolina. This was a game Clemson lost last year. Now they’re on the road against the Gamecocks this year. Clemson is typically much worse on the road, while South Carolina usually dominates at home. This sets up well for South Carolina.
Clemson’s the better team on paper. However, South Carolina has the more reliable quarterback in Spencer Rattler.
The Gamecocks should be able to play good enough defense to keep this rivalry game close at home. There’s no weakness on the defense. They’re just not elite in any area like Clemson. But again, South Carolina’s offense, including the pass protection, is much better.
I like the Gamecocks to stick around in this game. Take South Carolina +7.
Saturday, November 25, 2023 – 08:00 PM EDT at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
The AI Model suggests Iowa State and Kansas State will combine for 56 points. But with the total sitting at just 47.5 on BetRivers, there’s a lot of potential for the Over.
It didn’t look like the Iowa State Cyclones would make a bowl game earlier this season. But after three wins in their last five games, Iowa State has added six wins on the season.
Strong Offenses Face Off
The offense is led by Rocco Becht, who has thrown for 2,444 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. However, his 65.2 QBR is 50th in the nation. The run game has been far from excellent. However, Kansas State hasn’t always been great against the run this year.
Iowa State’s potential on the ground is only higher against the Wildcats behind Eli Sanders. Sanders has rushed for 4.7 yards a carry on 102 attempts this season.
Meanwhile, Kansas State’s offense is terrific, with Will Howard leading the way. Howard has thrown for 2,355 yards, but also has 23 passing touchdowns. Howard won’t have to worry about Iowa State’s pass rush because it’s been inconsistent throughout the season.
If Howard has enough time in the pocket, he’ll make good decisions, and the Iowa State secondary will eventually break down.
The same could be said about Kansas State’s pass rush. It’s not nearly as good as the rest of the defense. It’s just that Iowa State’s offensive line isn’t as good.
Still, both teams should have success offensively in this game. Take the Over 47.5 and ride with the AI Model.
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