Rivalry Week College Football Expert Picks From ESPN, Barstool, Cash The Ticket

Written By Drew Ellis on November 25, 2022 - Last Updated on November 27, 2022

It’s hard to believe but we have hit the final week of College Football’s regular season.

Week 13 marks the end, which means our expert pickers are getting a little riskier.

Though next week features a handful of conference title games, Week 13 is the last chance to make up some ground on their season total.

ESPN’s SVP, Stanford Steve & The Bear

Week 12 was a collective winning record for the ESPN trio of Scott Van Pelt, Stanford Steve and The Bear.

SVP and Stanford Steve all were over .500, while The Bear was an even 2-2.

The three are going out chasing some big games in Week 13 as the regular season comes to a close.

SVP (9-1)

  • Arizona State +3.5 at Arizona (Win)
  • Missouri +4 vs. Arkansas (Win)
  • N.C. State +6.5 at North Carolina (Win)
  • Cal +10.5 vs. UCLA (Win)
  • Georgia State +6 at Marshall (Win)
  • Oregon State +3 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Georgia Southern +4.5 vs. Appalachian State (Win)
  • Tulsa +12.5 at Houston (Win)
  • Texas Tech +2 vs. Oklahoma (Win)
  • Washington State +1.5 vs. Washington (Loss)

The Bear (2-2)

  • Penn State -18.5 vs. Michigan State (Win)
  • Vanderbilt +14 vs. Tennessee (Loss)
  • Clemson -14.5 vs. South Carolina (Loss)
  • Missouri +3 vs. Arkansas (Win)

Stanford Steve (2-1)

  • Texas Tech +12 vs. Oklahoma (Win)
  • Indiana +10.5 at Purdue (Loss)
  • BYU -6.5 at Stanford (Win)

Cash The Ticket Picks

Jim Costa had one of the best weeks of the year, going 7-3-1 in Week 12. He’s also hit on 29 of his last 50 picks in college football.

Mike Valenti continued his struggles in college by going 3-5 last week.

The Cash The Ticket podcast duo dive deep into rivalry week, siding with a number of underdogs into this heated rivalry games.

The ‘Costa Lock’ returns to the college picks this week after Costa did Lions fans a favor and put it on the New York Giants last week.

Valenti (4-4)

  • Florida State -9.5 vs. Florida (Loss)
  • Notre Dame +4.5 at USC (Loss)
  • Mississippi State +2.5 at Ole Miss (Win)
  • Auburn +22.5 at Alabama (Win)
  • Washington State +2.5 vs. Washington (Loss)
  • Kansas State -11.5 vs. Kansas (Win)
  • Oregon State +3.5 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Ohio State -7.5 vs. Michigan (Loss)

Costa (5-4)

  • Notre Dame +4.5 at USC (Loss)
  • Auburn +22.5 at Alabama (Win)
  • Oregon State +3.5 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Washington State +2.5 vs. Washington (Loss)
  • Illinois -13.5 at Northwestern (Win)
  • Kansas State -11.5 vs. Kansas (Costa Lock) (Win)
  • Kansas vs. Kansas State Over 62.5 (Win)
  • Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Under 35.5 (Loss)
  • Ohio State -7.5 vs. Michigan (Loss)

Barstool college football picks

You might be wondering why Barstool’s picks are at the bottom this week, given they are usually in the middle.

Well, the reason is quite simple.

After an awful 3-10 showing last week, Dave Portnoy has elected to throw the Hail Mary to try and get over the .500 mark on the season.

He is doing that by making a total of 62 picks in Week 13.

You read that right. 62 picks.

If not interested in all of Portnoy’s picks, Rico and Big Cat actually hit their “Lock of the Week” in Week 12 and might be worth considering this week.

Portnoy (26-35-1)

  • Ole Miss -2.5 vs. Mississippi State (Loss)
  • Western Michigan +7.5 vs. Toledo (Win)
  • Toledo vs. Western Michigan Over 52.5 (Loss)
  • Central Michigan -1.5 at Eastern Michigan (Loss)
  • Boise State -16.5 vs. Utah State (Win)
  • Cincinnati -2 vs. Tulane (Loss)
  • Texas -8 vs. Baylor (Win)
  • Arizona State +4 at Arizona (Win)
  • N.C. State +6 at North Carolina (Win)
  • New Mexico +7 at Colorado State (Loss)
  • Missouri +3 vs. Arkansas (Win)
  • Iowa -10.5 vs. Nebraska (Loss)
  • Cal +10 vs. UCLA (Lock of the Week) (Win)
  • Florida State -9.5 vs. Florida (Loss)
  • Fresno State -14.5 vs. Wyoming (Win)
  • Michigan +7.5 at Ohio State (Win)
  • Georgia State +6 at Marshall (Win)
  • West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State Over 64.5 (Loss)
  • Clemson -15 vs. South Carolina (Loss)
  • Army -20 at UMass (Win)
  • South Alabama -15 vs. Old Dominion (Loss)
  • Liberty -24 vs. New Mexico State (Loss)
  • Georgia -35.5 vs. Georgia Tech (Loss)
  • Maryland -14 vs. Rutgers (Win)
  • James Madison -13.5 vs. Costal Carolina (Win)
  • Kent State +3.5 at Buffalo (Win)
  • Temple +5.5 vs. East Carolina (Win)
  • Northern Illinois -10 vs. Akron (Loss)
  • North Texas -14 vs. Rice (Loss)
  • Louisville +3 at Kentucky (Loss)
  • Arkansas State +13.5 vs. Troy (Loss)
  • Duke +3.5 vs. Wake Forest (Win)
  • Wake Forest vs. Duke Over 66.5 (Loss)
  • Northwestern +13.5 vs. Illinois (Loss)
  • SMU -4 vs. Memphis (Loss)
  • Auburn +22 at Alabama (Push)
  • Indiana +10.5 vs. Purdue (Loss)
  • Oregon State +3 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Wisconsin -3 vs. Minnesota (Loss)
  • San Jose State -14.5 vs. Hawaii (Loss)
  • UTSA -17.5 vs. UTEP (Loss)
  • Louisiana Tech +17.5 vs. UAB (Win)
  • Penn State -18 vs. Michigan State (Win)
  • Iowa State +10 at TCU (Loss)
  • Texas State +4.5 vs. Louisiana (Loss)
  • Southern Miss -3 at UL Monroe (Win)
  • UNLV -12.5 vs. Nevada (Loss)
  • Georgia Southern +5 vs. Appalachian State (Win)
  • Appalachian State vs. Georgia Southern Over 62.5 (Win)
  • Middle Tennessee State -19.5 at FIU (Loss)
  • UCF -9.5 at South Florida (Loss)
  • LSU -10 at Texas A&M (Loss)
  • Houston -12 vs. Tulsa (Loss)
  • Tulsa vs. Houston Over 66.5 (Win)
  • Vanderbilt +14 vs. Tennessee (Loss)
  • Notre Dame +5.5 at USC (Loss)
  • Texas Tech +2.5 vs. Oklahoma (Win)
  • Boston College +11 vs. Syracuse (Win)
  • Pittsburgh -6.5 at Miami (Win)
  • Kansas +12.5 at Kansas State (Loss)
  • San Diego State +2 vs. Air Force (Loss)
  • Washington State +2 vs. Washington (Loss)
  • Stanford +6.5 vs. BYU (Loss)

Big Cat’s Lock of the Week

Notre Dame +5.5 at USC (Loss)

Rico’s Lock of the Week

Kansas State -12 vs. Kansas (Win)

College football Week 13 lines at Michigan Sportsbooks

Some of these picks are made early in the week and may have had the lines change. If you’re betting on college football, be sure to get your best value. Here’s what’s available at Michigan sportsbooks for each game this weekend.

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