We move to Week 12 of the College Football season. The week brings some excellent action that starts on Friday night this week. Let’s take a look at the Week 12 betting spreads for the Pac-12:
Colorado Buffaloes +4.5 at Washington State Cougars
Both teams sit with identical 4-6 records. This leaves one of them to be eliminated from a bowl game with a loss here. The Buffaloes have dropped four straight games, including a game at home to Arizona last week. For Washington State, their struggles have been long standing, with six straight losses. The Cougars could not find a win at California last week. Both teams need it, and they need it badly. Taking the athleticism of the Buffalo, despite being on the road, is the pick to make here.
Utah Utes +0.5 at Arizona Wildcats
A pair of ranked teams getting together in a huge Pac-12 game. The Utah Utes and Arizona Wildcats are both 7-3 on the season. Utah had a chance, but could not take down Washington last week. The Utes are going to face a red-hot Arizona team. The Wildcats have won four straight games, including a road game at Colorado last week. The Wildcats offense is finding ways throughout the field. Look for a fun one, but taking the home Wildcats is the way to go here.
UCLA Bruins +6.5 at USC Trojans
A battle of Los Angeles will take place at the Rose Bowl. Both teams have four losses on the season. This is the final game for the Trojans before their bowl game. Look for Caleb Williams to go out with a bang here. The Bruins defense has been pretty solid all season, but Williams and the Trojans expose them big time here. Taking USC at home by a couple touchdowns is the bet to make in this game.
Oregon Ducks -24 at Arizona State Sun Devils
The sixth ranked Oregon Ducks are 9-1 on the season. But, they cannot overlook the Sun Devils. Arizona State came away with a big win last week on the road at the UCLA Bruins. The Ducks are one of the best offensive teams in the country. Arizona State has found their defensive shoes as of late, allowing 15 points against Washington and 7 against UCLA. Oregon should win this game, but push comes to shove, the Sun Devils are going to compete again. The Sun Devils appear to be well coached, and that’s a big factor here.
California Golden Bears -6.5 at Stanford Cardinal
The Golden Bears have a chance to get to a bowl game. With their win over Washington State, they have four wins. If California can go on the road and beat Staford, they will have a Week 13 battle at UCLA to see if they can get their 6th win or knot. California has scoured 110 points over their last three games. For Stanford, they are 3-7 on the season, and coming off a blowout. Their highlight was earlier in the season when they upset Colorado in a major come from behind win. Look for the Golden Bears to impose their will and win this game on the road.
Washington Huskies +1 at Oregon State Beavers
In a weekend full of great games in the Pac-12, this one takes the cake. The Washington Huskies are looking to remain unbeaten on the season, and they have the Oregon State Beavers in their way. The Beavers have moved up to 12th in the most recent rankings. Oregon State is coming off a game where they scored 62 points at home over Stanford. The Beavers can really get off it on both sides of the ball, and you better believe this Oregon State team is going to be locked and loaded to take down the Huskies. In a great quarterback battle, the Huskies find a way, and move to 11-0 as they take on their rivals Washington State in an effort to move to 12-0.
Enjoy the Week 12 action. There are some amazing games in the Pac-12, and we cannot wait for them. We will be back next week with our Week 13 thoughts on the games as well. The bowl games are just around the corner, as well. Best of luck!