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

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

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer
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 at No. 19 La. Tech (+ 3 1/2)
7:05 -- Wake Forest at No. 3 Notre Dame (-24 1/2)
11:19 -- Ole Miss at No. 8 LSU (-19 1/2)
14:30 -- No. 21 USC at No. 17 UCLA (+4 1/2)
19:15 -- No. 25 Kent State at Bowling Green (-3 1/2)

Best of the Rest Lightning Round

22:30 -- No. 22 Rutgers at Cincinnati (-6 1/2)
24:20 -- No. 10 Florida State at Maryland (+31 1/2)
25:00 -- NC State at No. 11 Clemson (-17 1/2)
26:35 -- Minnesota at No. 16 Nebraska (-18 1/2)
28:00 -- No. 23 Texas Tech at Oklahoma State (-10 1/2)
29:40 -- No. 6 Ohio State at Wisconsin (-3 1/2)
31:15 -- No. 13 Oklahoma at West Virginia (+10 1/2)
33:00 -- No. 2 Kansas State at Baylor (+11 1/2)
34:15 -- No. 13 Stanford at No. 1 Oregon (-21 1/2)
37:50 -- California at No. 15 Oregon State (-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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