Alabama may be up against No. 1 Mississippi State, but history says you should trust the Crimson Tide as home favorites. Find out what other bets you should make for Week 12 in college football.

By OddsShark
November 13, 2014

No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 25 Minnesota Golden Gophers (+12)

The Ohio State Buckeyes are a perfect 11-0 SU in their last 11 road games against Big Ten opponents. That streak will be put to the test Saturday when the Buckeyes travel to Minnesota to face the Golden Gophers.

Ohio State is a 12-point road favorite, according to sportsbooks monitored by The Buckeyes are 11-1 SU and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Minnesota and 6-3 ATS in their last nine conference road games. The OVER is 9-1 in Ohio State's last 10 games as a road favorite.

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Virginia Tech Hokies at No. 21 Duke Blue Devils (-5)

Duke has been excellent as a home favorite in recent seasons with a 13-0 SU and 11-1-1 ATS record in its last 13 games as one. The Blue Devils are also 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games against ACC opponents while Virginia Tech is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 road games against conference foes. Duke is a 5-point home favorite against the Hokies.

No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs at Kansas Jayhawks (+28.5)

TCU is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games as a road favorite and is all but certain to win on the moneyline on the road against Kansas on Saturday. But will the Horned Frogs cover the spread? TCU is just 1-6 ATS in its last seven games as a road favorite and 1-3 ATS in its last four games against Kansas. The Horned Frogs are favored by 28.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by

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No. 12 Michigan State Spartans at Maryland Terrapins (+12)

Maryland hosts Michigan State on Saturday in search of a rare win as a home underdog. The Terrapins are just 1-13 SU in their last 14 games as a dog at Byrd Stadium. Michigan State is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games as a road favorite and 8-1 ATS in its last nine road games against Big Ten opponents. The Spartans are 12-point favorites Saturday.

No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs at No. 5 Alabama Crimson Tide (-8.5)

Most of the trends point to Alabama when the Crimson Tide host Mississippi State on Saturday. Alabama is 13-0 SU in its last 13 games as a home favorite and 7-0 SU and ATS in its last seven home games against SEC foes. The Crimson Tide are favored by 8.5 points.

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