College Football Betting: Week 12 NCAAF Picks and Parlays

min read
college football week 12
BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Nov 15, 2021, 6:23 AM

This week’s college football slate features several intriguing matchups that are sure to cause havoc in the polls. The College Football Playoff committee will have its work cut out.

Parlays become an attractive way to raise your odds as the college football betting season reaches this critical point.

Do you want to know this week’s best NCAAF picks and parlays? Read on to learn my top picks to parlay.

Rutgers vs. Penn State U47

Penn State was the darling of the NCAA college football season during the season’s first half. They were ranked top ten in the AP Poll, and rumors swirled about James Franklin’s departure.

Then they lost to Iowa and have only won one game since. All four games since Iowa went under the total.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano proves you can go home again, and Rutgers continues its march toward respectability in the Big Ten. The problem? Rutgers can’t score.

The offense averages a paltry 23 points per game, and four out of the last five Rutgers games went under the total.

This game is a virtual lock to go under and is one of the best NCAAF picks this week.

Missouri vs. Florida (-8.5)

I’d want to believe Florida bounces back this week. Though I don’t expect domination, I predict a Gators’ ATS win.

The administration gave head coach Dan Mullen a vote of no confidence after Week 11’s narrow victory over Samford, and the fanbase is growing impatient. As a result, Mullen sits firmly on the college football hot seat.

With their backs against the wall, Florida goes on the road to face a stagnant Mizzou team that has trouble stopping teams from scoring. They rank 129th in rushing yards allowed per game (249.5).

Scoring is the only thing this Florida team does well, averaging 33.5 points per game.

Quarterback Emory Jones threw for 464 yards and six touchdowns last week. Meanwhile, Jones and the platoon of Florida running backs average 227.8 yards per game.

I expect Florida’s talent on offense to shine through this game and for Florida to cover. But, perhaps it’s too little, too late for Mullen.

Cincinnati vs. SMU (+375)

I like to include at least one money line pick in my NCAAF parlay bets. Predicting an outright win is a little bit easier than picking a spread or total, and I believe SMU should be in at least one of your NCAAF parlays.

College football pundits are all baffled by the lack of respect shown to Luke Fickell’s Bearcats team. After all, they’re undefeated. So why don’t they deserve a spot in the College Football Playoffs?

They don’t because their resume stinks. Aside from beating Notre Dame early on, Cincinnati doesn’t have a marquee win.

Their offense, led by QB Desmond Ridder, continues to sputter. The Bearcats scored only 27 and 28 points against Navy and Tulsa, respectively.

Now, they face a ranked SMU team hot off a 55-28 win versus UCF. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai delivered a masterful performance that won him AAC Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.

SMU running back Tre Siggers also contributed three rushing touchdowns.

The Bearcats looked like they found their groove last week, scoring 45 against USF. However, they’ve yet to face an offense as potent as SMU.

This week will end the Cincinnati post-season arguments as I believe they lose this game outright.

This Week’s NCAAF Picks and Parlays

If you combine this week’s NCAAF picks and parlays, your odds are a whopping +1631. So a simple five-dollar bet could yield a payout of $86.56.

Do you feel lucky this week? Sign up with BetMGM for the best in online football betting. Create an account today and receive a risk-free initial bet worth up to $1,000.

Bet on College Football at BetMGM

At BetMGM, you can bet on college football with updated college football lines, One Game Parlays, college football live betting, and more. The best online sports betting experiences are at the BetMGM sportsbook throughout the season.

Jamie Foxx holding a mobile phone next to the BetMGM's risk-free bet offer.
About the Author

BetMGM Staff

Read More @BETMGM

Our BetMGM authors are sports experts, with a wealth of knowledge of the sports betting industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news across players, teams and coaches, providing betting previews and predictions, fun facts and more.

Our BetMGM authors are sports experts, with a wealth of knowledge of the sports betting industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news across players, teams and coaches, providing betting previews and predictions, fun facts and more.