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Week 13 College Football TV Schedule and Vegas Mike picks against the spread

Mike is 51-42-2 picking AAC games.

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Cincinnati (6-3, 4-1) at Connecticut (2-7, 1-4 American)

After a huge win last week for Cincinnati, most would say this is a let down game. I am not buying it. The Bearcats offense is too good to have a let down. Connecticut gets their playmaker Geremy  Davis back from injury this week. Although, that will help UConn's offense, it still cannot compete with the Bearcats' aerial attack.

Only one of Connecticut's seven losses have been by less than nine points - a three-point loss at South Florida. Last game out, the Huskies were down by a touchdown, but threw an interception that was returned 99-yards for a touchdown with 28-seconds left to lose by 14. Although, Cincinnati's defense is not very good and Connecticut's offense is improving, I will take the Bearcats to win 33-13. If this game goes over the 56 point over/under, that means Connecticut's offense is clicking and they have a good chance to win this game. I would gladly go 0-3 in this game for a UConn victory.

Pick: First half Cincinnati -5.5

Pick: Cincinnati -9.5

Pick: Under 56

Tulane (3-7, 2-4) at East Carolina (6-3, 3-2)

The way that you beat Tulane is by throwing the ball. The way that you defeat East Carolina is by throwing the ball. One team has a quarterback who has completed 62.9-percent of his 418 passes and averages 7.69 yards per attempt. He also has a 20 to five touchdown to interception ratio. While the other team's quarterback completes 55.4-percent of his 260 attempts with a 5.97 yard per attempt and a 12 to 13 touchdown to interception ratio. Give me the former - Shane Carden over Tanner Lee. Five of ECU's eight games against FBS schools have gone under 56.5 total points. Eight of Tulane's 10 games have gone under 56.5 points in regulation. Last week it took two interceptions for returned for a touchdown for Memphis to score 38 points.

Pick: ECU -19
Pick: First half under 29
Pick: Under 61

Tulsa (2-8, 2-4) at Houston (5-4, 3-2)

Tulsa has not played well in the second half of games. The Golden Hurricane have been outscored 94-29 - 18.8 to 5.8 average - in the second half over their last five games. Those five games were against Temple, South Florida, Memphis, Southern Methodist, Central Florida. Not exactly the most prolific offenses of all time. If it wasn't for two missed chip shot field goals and a fumble on a punt return that led to a touchdown, UCF could have easily defeated Tulsa 37-0 last week. UCF also pulled off the gas in the fourth quarter. There is a 70-80 percent chance of rain tomorrow with 12+ miles per hour wind.

Houston's quarterback, Greg Ward Jr. threw one interception is his first 100 passes, but threw four in the 45 attempts against Tulane. I believe we will see a sloppy game, with Houston prevailing by at least three touchdowns. The over/under for the first half is 29, it is hard to believe these teams will combine for four touchdowns in the first half, especially with all the rain, unless there are defensive touchdowns.

Pick: Under 57
Pick: Houston -21

Southern Methodist (0-9, 0-5) at Central Florida (6-3, 4-1)

Southern Methodist might not just be one of the worst teams in the country, but THE WORST TEAM IN THE COUNTRY. But SMU still only got their first win of the year last week against South Florida. SMU led 13-0 with 10 minutes left in the game. SMU score 10 of their 13 points off of turnovers. SMU had  been outscored 141-33 in the first half this season, but somehow led USF 13-0 at halftime. SMU outgained by 121. Even with SMU averaging a touchdown more on the road than at home, I really expect SMU to be shutout in this game. No way I go worse than 2-2 in this prediction.

Pick: First half UCF -17
Pick: First half under 24
Pick: UCF -28
Pick: Under 48

South Florida (4-6) at Memphis (7-3)

Willie Taggart is 9-4 vs. spread as double-digit road dog and is 1-1 this year when in that role. Memphis had two pick-sixes, otherwise would have won last week by 17. Half of Memphis' six FBS victories have been by more than 20-points. Six of USF's nine FBS games have went under 46 points. I apparently do not expect much offense in the American Conference this weekend.

Pick: USF +20
Pick: Under 46

Thu, Nov 20, 2014
7:00 PM ET
FS1
(12) Kansas State at West Virginia
7:30 PM ET
ESPN
North Carolina at Duke
9:30 PM ET
ESPNU
Arkansas State at Texas State
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
1:00 PM ET
Kent State at Buffalo
8:00 PM ET
FS1
UTEP at Rice
9:30 PM ET
CBSS
Air Force at San Diego State
9:30 PM ET
ESPN2
San Jose State at Utah State
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Fordham at Army
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Eastern Kentucky at Florida
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Charleston Southern at (10) Georgia
12:00 PM ET
BTN/BTN2
Rutgers at (11) Michigan State
12:00 PM ET
BTN/BTN2
Indiana at (6) Ohio State
12:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Northwestern at Purdue
12:00 PM ET
ESPN3/ESGP
South Alabama at South Carolina
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2
Penn State at Illinois
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
(25) Minnesota at (23) Nebraska
12:00 PM ET
FS1
Kansas at (21) Oklahoma
12:00 PM ET
AMSN
Marshall at UAB
12:00 PM ET
FSN
Texas-San Antonio at Western Kentucky
12:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Southern Methodist at UCF
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3/ESGP
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Appalachian State at Louisiana-Lafayette
1:00 PM ET
PAC12
Washington State at (13) Arizona State
1:00 PM ET
FCS
Louisiana Tech at Old Dominion
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Western Michigan at Central Michigan
1:30 PM ET
ROOT
New Mexico at Colorado State
2:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Ball State
3:00 PM ET
BYUTV
Savannah State at BYU
3:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Tulsa at Houston
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3/ESGP
Georgia State at (22) Clemson
3:30 PM ET
ABC/ESPN2
Boston College at (2) Florida State
3:30 PM ET
BTN/BTN2
Maryland at Michigan
3:30 PM ET
NBC
(24) Louisville at Notre Dame
3:30 PM ET
ESPNU
Syracuse at Pittsburgh
3:30 PM ET
CBS
(8) Mississippi at Arkansas
3:30 PM ET
ABC/ESPN2
(16) Wisconsin at Iowa
3:30 PM ET
FSN
Texas Tech at Iowa State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN
(15) Arizona at (17) Utah
3:30 PM ET
AMSN
FIU at North Texas
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Tulane at East Carolina
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Western Carolina at (1) Alabama
4:00 PM ET
FS1
Stanford at California
4:00 PM ET
ESPN3/ESGP
Louisiana-Monroe at New Mexico State
4:00 PM ET
ESPNN
South Florida at Memphis
4:30 PM ET
PAC12
Colorado at (2) Oregon
7:00 PM ET
ESPN2
Miami (FL) at Virginia
7:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Samford at (14) Auburn
7:00 PM ET
AMSN
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee
7:30 PM ET
ESPN
(20) Missouri at Tennessee
7:30 PM ET
FOX
Oklahoma State at (7) Baylor
7:30 PM ET
SECN
Vanderbilt at (4) Mississippi State
8:00 PM ET
ABC
(19) USC at (9) UCLA
8:00 PM ET
CBSS
Cincinnati at Connecticut
10:15 PM ET
ESPN2
Boise State at Wyoming
10:30 PM ET
PAC12
Oregon State at Washington
10:30 PM ET
ESPNU
Fresno State at Nevada
11:00 PM ET
OCPV
UNLV at Hawaii