Top 5 College Football Predictions vs Spread Week 13 Friday

This week’s top 5 college football list predictions. What seem to be the best bets and tips for Friday’s Rivalry Week games?

The 5 best college football predictions vs Spread Rivalry Week Friday

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Welcome to Rivalry Week—that bittersweet time when the biggest, most entertaining games kick off just as the season is winding down.

We’ve already had a big game – and to be honest I’m kind of shocked Ole Miss lost it – with the state of Mississippi taking the Egg Bowl, but that feeds into Friday’s version of the top 5 predictions against the spread .

You have to adapt to the curve.

Because of all the big games I’ll break this down with five of the best looking predictions against the spread for Friday and then five more will turn up on Saturday morning.

Fair warning: 1) there are only 13 games on Friday, so beating five of them is a stat climb, but I’ll make it (I hope), and 2) the Mountain West has been a bear to find out this year against the spread, and I wasn’t the only one who had problems with it.

Of course, during the craziest and most emotional week of the year, I’m committed to picking three games in the craziest conference, starting with…

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5. New Mexico in the state of Colorado


All you are looking for is 20-16. The overall score for it is just too obscene to discount, but it actually makes sense – and was nicer at 34.5.

What happens when two bad teams play each other?

Sometimes a page turns out to be Yes, really bad, and the result is a caning – like New Mexico State beating New Mexico 21-6. Sometimes the two teams are really bad and they play a really bad game – like Colorado State beating New Nevada 17-14.

And sometimes the two bad teams put together something frighteningly entertaining.

Here’s the thing about Rivalry Week being called off – it is for many teams.

Forget the rivalry aspect, some of these teams just want to walk away with something happy after a long, tough season. That means both sides clear the playbook to do whatever it takes to claim victory.

Trainers take more risks because why not? More fourth down tries, more trick plays, everything – that’s it.

Here’s the problem with that when it comes to New Mexico moving to Colorado State – neither team can score.

Colorado State has yet to score 20 points this season, and New Mexico has only surpassed 14 three times, and once it was a 41-0 win over Maine.

But again, these two teams are equally bad.

New Mexico will allow more than 20 points. Colorado State should retire 14-17.

Overnight at Mountain West…

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