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Ryan’s Ramble: Underdogs Galore

The win streak stays alive!

Ryan’s Ramble is back with another episode following a personal-best NINE straight Saturday’s with a winning record.

Regardless of how these last few weekends turn out, I just want to give a big thankyou to everyone that has tuned in over the course of the season. Sure, having a winning record amplifies the fun parts of sports betting, but all in all I have had an absolute blast doing this podcast regardless of how the picks turn out.

We started out down in the dumps, something around 10-17 after the first few weeks I believe, but then we caught fire. The streak is still alive and going strong as ever. Though we haven’t had an unheard of 12-0 type weekend quite yet, we have slowly but surely grinded for a now 77-57-2 overall record. A 57.5% win percentage.

As always, I’m staying on my toes with or without a win streak. Vegas is a cruel, cruel beast sometimes and can smite me down any given weekend. With that in mind, there will always be that slightly delusional part of me that convinces myself I can beat the house week in and week out.

With the win-streak on the line, we’re playing this weekend rather conservative. Before we dive into my picks for week 12, let’s take a step back and discuss what we learned from last weekend’s slate:

What we learned last week:

  • The committee may have been right to rank 9-0 Oklahoma at No. 8
  • Penn State’s offense is as reliable as a slot machine
  • Oklahoma State is severely underrated
  • Old Dominion is a wagon
  • The future of this year’s playoff lies in the hands of the SEC championship game
  • Texas Tech’s kicker deserves an NFL contract immediately

For more context on each of these talking points, be sure to check out the full-length episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube!

Let’s finish these last few weeks off strong. Without further adieu, here is my full card for week 12 in college football:

All betting lines are pulled from DraftKings Sportsbook and are subject to change


No. 6 Michigan @ Maryland

  • Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Michigan -14.5, Maryland +14.5
  • O/U: 57.5
  • Money Line: Michigan -675, Maryland +475

My pick: Maryland +14.5

No. 11 Baylor @ Kansas State

  • Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: K-State -1, Baylor +1
  • O/U: 50
  • Money Line: K-State -120, Baylor +100

My pick: Kansas State -120

Rutgers @ Penn State

  • Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. CST
  • Spread: Penn St. -17.5, Rutgers +17.5
  • O/U: 47
  • Money Line: Penn St. -1000, Rutgers +625

My pick: Rutgers +17.5

Georgia Tech @ No. 8 Notre Dame

  • Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: ND -17, GT +17
  • O/U: 58.5
  • Money Line: ND -850, GT +575

My pick: Georgia Tech +17

Illinois @ No. 17 Iowa

  • Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Iowa -13, Illinois +13
  • O/U: 38.5
  • Money Line: Iowa -490, Illinois +360

My pick: Illinois +13


No. 3 Oregon @ No. 23 Utah

  • Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Utah -3, Oregon +3
  • O/U: 59
  • Money Line: Utah -150, Oregon +130

My pick: Utah -3

Louisiana @ Liberty

  • Kickoff: 3:00 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Liberty -4.5, ULL +4.5
  • O/U: 53.5
  • Money Line: Liberty -195, ULL +165

My pick: Louisiana +4.5

Virginia @ No. 18 Pittsburgh

  • Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: PITT -14.5, UVA +14.5
  • O/U: 66
  • Money Line: PITT -600, UVA +435

My pick: Over 66


Nebraska @ No. 15 Wisconsin

  • Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Spread: Wisconsin -9.5, Nebraska +9.5
  • O/U: 43
  • Money Line: Wisconsin -410, Nebraska +310

My pick: Nebraska +10 (Buy half a point from +9.5)

Iowa State @ No. 13 Oklahoma

  • Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. CST
  • Spread: OU -3, ISU +3
  • O/U: 59.5
  • Money Line: OU -160, ISU +140

My pick: Under 59.5

For more details as to why exactly I am making these picks check out the Ryan’s Ramble podcast!

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