Weekend Picks Panel -- Week 12 expert picks against the spread

Utah State is the unlikely favorite traveling to No. 19 Louisiana Tech. (US Presswire)

The Weekend Picks Panel has assembled and, after bloody debate, we can present a podcast below with your best guesses locks of the week. Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) and Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) join me again to discuss all of the Top 25 action from the oddsmakers' angle, giving you at least one good reason and pick for each game.

We begin with a review of last week's "Five For Fighting" segment, which saw Tom make a clean 5-0 sweep in their debated picks. Jerry makes his case for why he was robbed with some bad beats, and hopes to bounce back with a clean slate of five games to score for next week. After Tom and Jerry finish vehemently defending their picks, we move to the lightning round to get explanations and game picks for the best of the Top 25 action left on the board. Let me know your best against-the-spread wins/losses in Week 12 on Twitter (@cnpatterson3), and I'll include them in the Week 12 Rewind Podcast with Tom on Monday.

If you are in a hurry, I encourage you to use the guide below to find specific picks.

0:00 -- Five for Fighting intro
2:00 -- Utah State Aggies at No. 19 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (+ 3 1/2)
7:05 -- Wake Forest Demon Deacons at No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-24 1/2)
11:19 -- Ole Miss Rebels at No. 8 LSU Tigers (-19 1/2)
14:30 -- No. 21 Southern California Trojans at No. 17 UCLA Bruins (+4 1/2)
19:15 -- No. 25 Kent State Golden Flashes at Bowling Green Falcons (-3 1/2)

Best of the Rest Lightning Round

22:30 -- No. 22 Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Cincinnati Bearcats (-6 1/2)
24:20 -- No. 10 Florida State Seminoles at Maryland Terrapins (+31 1/2)
25:00 -- NC State Wolfpack at No. 11 Clemson Tigers (-17 1/2)
26:35 -- Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers (-18 1/2)
28:00 -- No. 23 Texas Longhorns Tech at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-10 1/2)
29:40 -- No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes State" data-canon="Ohio Bobcats" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> at Wisconsin Badgers (-3 1/2)
31:15 -- No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Cavaliers (+10 1/2)
33:00 -- No. 2 Kansas State Wildcats at Baylor Bears (+11 1/2)
34:15 -- No. 13 Stanford Cardinal at No. 1 Oregon Ducks (-21 1/2)
37:50 -- California Golden Bears at No. 15 Oregon State Beavers (-9 1/2)

Got questions you want answered on a future podcast? Let me know on Twitter (@cnpatterson3) or send them to podcast@cbsinteractive.com. Feedback - both love and hate - is encouraged as well.

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