4 Best Predictions, Picks for College Football Saturday: Smartest Bets Include Iowa State vs. Oklahoma, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin
Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images. Pictured: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers
The college football Week 12 slate has everything we want as bettors, including early games, late games, big games and low-profile games all offering value.
This doesn’t mean that our betting tools are suggesting to make more college football wagers than on a typical Saturday, but that the smartest sides and totals come from games that will be both public and under-the-radar matchups.
With the help of The Action Network’s PRO Report value indicators, let’s detail Saturday’s four smartest college football bets.
College Football Picks & Predictions
*Odds and betting data as of Friday afternoon
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma Betting Pick
12 p.m. ET | FOX
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma is about as clear-cut as it gets for one-sided, sharp betting action.
This spread opened at Cyclones +5.5 at PointsBet and behind multiple waves of sharp betting has been driven down to a consensus spread of +3.5.
In addition, Iowa State has attracted just 40% of the tickets, but 68% of the money wagered on this spread, showing that big bettors taking the points has forced oddsmakers to adjust this line.
And while the current consensus spread is +3.5, BetMGM is still hanging +4 as of the time of writing, so be sure to snag that number if you plan on tailing the wiseguys in this matchup.
PRO Report Pick: Iowa State +4
Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Betting Pick
3:30 p.m. ET | ABC
Not only are the pros getting down on Nebraska vs. Wisconsin, but two separate historically-profitable betting systems are also aligned with the sharp side of this game.
The latest Nebraska vs. Wisconsin spread sits between Badgers -8.5 and -9, but as I just mentioned, smart money has already shaped this number.