One week after losing a dream-crusher game to the Washington Huskies, Oregon welcomes the 10th-ranked Utah Utes to Eugene for another Pac-12 game with massive implications. It is worth watching how Bo Nix and the Ducks perform after the way they lost in Week 11.
Elsewhere on the west coast, USC and UCLA renew their storied rivalry at the Rose Bowl with a berth in the conference championship game within reach for both programs.
This week also features Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State in the latest edition of the Bedlam Series, TCU as narrow road favorites against Baylor in Waco, and a bevy of Big Ten matchups that may clarify which team will play the winner of Ohio State-Michigan in the conference title game.
Our Week 11 college football player props ended with two of the three plays coming home for those that tailed. Michael Penix Jr. torched Oregon to the tune of 408 passing yards and an outright road victory while Blake Watson and Old Dominion were bottled up for a second straight week in Sun Belt play.
Roman Hemby was less than five yards away from cashing his rushing total over, but a winning week is still a positive outcome. Ahead of some important Week 12 matchups, our next round of player prop best bets are here for the taking.
Will Levis UNDER Passing Yards
Best Available Odds: No Line at Time of Publishing
After picking apart some lesser opponents to begin the season, Levis and the Wildcats are stumbling down the stretch. Kentucky just seems to shoot itself in the foot at the wrong time in most games.
Levis has thrown for 125 yards per game since the team’s victory against Mississippi State, and Kentucky lost at home to Vanderbilt last week for their first loss in that series since 2015.
Georgia’s defense will not provide Levis with a chance to catch his breath. The Bulldogs allow 187 passing yards per game and have intercepted more passes in 2022 than they’ve allowed passing touchdowns. The projected first-round pick will struggle to reach his yardage total yet again in this game.
Antwane Wells Jr. OVER 43.5 Receiving Yards
Best Available Odds: -115 at DraftKings
Wells has had two outstanding games this year for South Carolina against conference opponents, and this matchup with Tennessee presents a chance to repeat that on a big stage.
The Volunteers allow more than 285 passing yards per game, and their ability to score (1st in the nation with 47 points per game) forces opponents to air it out to even if that’s not their strong suit.
Wells has three SEC games this season with a 40+ yard catch, and we project that he’ll do so again against Tennessee in Week 12. The Vols may do a good job of stopping the run but their secondary has struggled all year long.
Blake Corum UNDER 136.5 Rushing Yards
Best Available Odds: -115 at Caesars
This bet would not have been a very profitable one for us to roll over all season, but this specific spot presents a unique opportunity.
Michigan is a week away from the game of their season in Columbus against Ohio State, and they’ll need Corum at full strength. If the Wolverines build any type of big lead, look for Harbaugh to get Corum some much-needed rest.
Illinois is stout defensively against the run and has allowed just 3.0 yards per carry over their 10 games. Not that any team has been able to contain Corum yet this season, but Illinois at least has the personnel and scheme to give them a chance.
Combine that with Jim Harbaugh’s inclination to preserve Corum for their rivalry game next week, and we predict that adds up to this number going under the total.