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Mike Handzelek's CFB Week 12 Analysis & Review

By: Point Shaver Handzelek
Date: Nov 19, 2017
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Saturday, November 18, 2017 Central Florida vs. Temple (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 13.5/-110 Temple Pick Title: 9 Star Bowl Game Simulation Play (LOSS) We got to love November as many borderline .500 team that are playing their bowl game (mentality-speaking) before their real one. I feel Temple is one of those teams! The weather shouldn't be good which plays right into the hands of the Owls here. I also feel that UCF doesn't have that same ZIP they had in September. Let's trek to Lincoln RFinancial Field to take HC Geoff Collins & his TEMPLE OWLS as my 9 Star Bowl Game Simulation Play! Michigan vs. Wisconsin (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 7.5/-115 Michigan Pick Title: 8 Star CFB Saturday Upset Special (LOSS) Wisconsin is a talented team, but I feel there's trouble brewing when playing down to teams like Michigan. I look for the Wolves (lost to Wisky 14-7 LY) to cut down turnovers & play smash-mouth football here. They'll establish tempo & try to take the Badgers out of their comfort zone. In Jim Harbaugh we trust as long as he can convince his troops that Ohio State is further down the road. The ere & now mentality is what we're banking on here by Michigan as we go to Camp Randall Stadium to play the MICHIGAN WOLVERINES as my 8 Star CFB Saturday Upset Special! Texas vs. West Virginia (NCAAF) - 12:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -153 West Virginia Pick Title: 9 Star Covering Machine Play (LOSS) HC Dana Holgorsen & his Mountaineers have been covering machines for us & sit @ an accumulative 7-3 ATS this season. Expect them to protect home turf as we go to Mountaineer Field @ Milan Puskar Stadium to eagerly hop on the WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS as my 9 Star Covering Machine Play! Iowa State vs. Baylor (NCAAF) - 2:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 9.0/-110 Baylor Pick Title: 9 Star Barking Out Loud Dogger Play (WIN OFF BUY) This is the type of game where I strongly feel that the Cyclones of Iowa State will play down to the competition on the road . But as I always stress, we need to play it @ our original strategic number ATS. that number for us will be 10 1/2. As I stressed before, some teams are playing their bowl game this week & HC Matt Rhule's Baylor Bears are a prime example. It's been a grueling schedule for the 1st-year HC (5th overall) with many bad bounces & injuries to key players included in the mix. I'm not too sure how much value Baylor puts on their game @ T.C.U. next week since this game is a winnable game AND their home finale. Look for emotions to be riding high as the Bears don't go down without a fight. Let's go to McLane Stadium in Waco to play the BAYLOR BEARS (buying to + 10 1/2 -160) as my 9 Star Barking Out Loud Dogger! Missouri vs. Vanderbilt (NCAAF) - 7:30 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 9.0/-115 Vanderbilt Pick Title: 8 Star Ugly Pig Play Of The Week (LOSS) Every week there's always that team that nobody pays attention to that sneaks up & bites you! 4th-year HC Derek Mason has under-achieved with his Commodores this season. However, getting one last win in front of their home crowd takes some sting out of it. Yes, there's always the rivalry with Tennessee in Knoxville next week in their distant minds. But I'm counting on Vandy to end their last homestand with a flurry of points. Let's go to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville to take the VANDERBILT COMMODORES (buying to our number + 10 1/2 @ -165) as my 8 Star Ugly Pig Play Of The Week! Texas A&M vs. Mississippi (NCAAF) - 7:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Money Line: -120 Texas A&M Pick Title: 8 Star SEC Momentum Grabber (WIN) I like the way HC Kevin Sumlin & his Aggies have played on the road. With the exception of that miracle in the opener @ U.C.L.A., they would be perfect on the road coming into this one. I like the revenge factor here as Ole Miss nipped A&M by a 29-28 count last year @ Kyle Field. Look for a loose 6-4 Aggies' squad to rise to the occasion & execute the revenge "W" here over a mediocre @ best Mississippi team who has a very quick turnaround intrastate rivalry game on deck with the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville on Thankgiving. Let's make tracks to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford to play the TEXAS A&M AGGIES as my 8 Star SEC Momentum Grabber! California vs. Stanford (NCAAF) - 8:00 PM EST Premium Pick Pick: Point Spread: 14.0/101 California Pick Title: 8 Star Late Night Snack (WIN) Let's conclude the night on the right foot here with a rivalry game @ Stanford. Cali's still pursuing win #6 so there won't be any lack of motivation. They're also getting a Stanford team off a very hard-fought win versus Washington. What's left in the tank here? Let's take the CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS (buying to + 14 1/2 @ -119) as my 8 Star Late Night Snack! This season thus far has us buried in mediocrity with a very HIGH percentage of rivalries & low underdog plays being won by mushes & favorites. Look for the upcoming bowl season to be different as the mushes ALWAYS handicap wit that "regular season" mentality & NOT taking into account what rest has done for certain teams. We'll be waiting for December & look for solid & motivated teams til' then. My 2017-18 CFB Overall Seasonal Record is: 31-33 for 48%?????

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