Expert Picks: Week 13 against the spread, Listener Requests, more

Expect Johnny Manziel to look for Mike Evans early and often against LSU's defense in Death Valley. (USATSI)
Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans will face LSU's defense in Death Valley on Saturday. (USATSI)

With the help of Tom Fornelli and Jerry Hinnen, the Eye On College Football Podcast is back for another round of discussing the CBS Sports Expert Picks for Week 12.

We've reached that week in the season where several Top 25 enter the week as heavy favorites against opponents from lower divisions, so we've opened up the picks podcast to include listener suggestions from outside the Top 25. After breaking down Week 13's biggest games -- including Johnny Manziel's assumed farewell tour at LSU, Baylor's tough Big 12 trip to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State, Missouri-Ole Miss and many more -- we turned to Twitter for your suggestions. What we got was several requests for Illinois-Purdue (which, what?) and some interesting non-Top 25 choices like BYU-Notre Dame and Boise State-San Diego State.

So kick back, relax and enjoy our preview of the best Week 13 action. Come for the picks, but stick around for "Locks and Quarantines," our way of breaking down the best bets and games you should avoid at all costs.

Games covered in the podcast (in order of appearance)

No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies at No. 22 LSU Tigers (-3.5)

No. 4 Baylor Bears at No. 10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (+8.5)

Indiana Hoosiers at No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (-32.5)

No. 17 Arizona State Sun Devils at No. 14 UCLA Bruins (+2.5)

No. 5 Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats (+18.5)

No. 8 Missouri Tigers at No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels (+3.5)

No. 13 Michigan State Spartans at Northwestern Wildcats (+7.5)

No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers at No. 25 Minnesota Golden Gophers (+15.5)

No. 20 Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas State Wildcats (-3.5)

No. 23 Southern California Trojans at Colorado Buffaloes (+21.5)

Brigham Young Cougars at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (PICK)

Vanderbilt Commodores at Tennessee Volunteers (-2.5)

Michigan Wolverines at Iowa Hawkeyes (-6)

Illinois Fighting Illini at Purdue Boilermakers (+6.5)

Boise State Broncos at San Diego State Aztecs (+6.5)

Ways to Listen

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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