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Underdogs Against the Spread: Top Week 12 G5 Football ATS Picks

When times get tough, go with those that have been good to you.

NCAA Football: Navy at Central Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

A lot has changed in two weeks.

After closing down the hole from the early part of the season, the last couple weeks have been brutal to us. We are starting to run out of time to get back to last year’s fantastic mark.

What do you do when you’ve been getting hammered for consecutive weeks? You go to the teams that have been good to you all season long. All five games highlighted this week feature teams that have been consistent in this article for the majority of the season.

We still have a shot to get back to .500 on the season. The final weeks of the 2017 season were really good to us. Let’s hope we get the same luck this season. Here are my picks for Week 12.


Last week: 2-3

Overall: 23-31-1

*All lines are according to Scores and Odds and are accurate at the time posted

FIU Panthers (-5.5) vs. Charlotte 49ers

The last two meetings have been decided by one point, but FIU needs this game to win the C-USA East and the 49ers will be without starting quarterback Chris Reynolds. FIU continues to be good to us with a win by at least a touchdown.

Georgia State Panthers vs. Appalachian St. Mountaineers (-28)

The Mountaineers seem to be forgotten about since they lost to Georgia Southern as a ranked team, but they have responded by pummeling Coastal Carolina and Texas State the last two weeks. Meanwhile, the Panthers have been miserable on the road so for App State to run up the score in this one.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (Over 53)

Coastal has allowed 23 or more points in six of their last seven, while averaging 27.5 points on the season. Georgia Southern has gone over the total in four straight and in seven of their last nine November games. Give me all the points.

UAB Blazers vs. Texas A&M Aggies (Over 45)

UAB has been wonderful for us all season, and I was really tempted to take the 17 points. Then, I saw the total was at a measly 45 points and couldn’t help but go this route. While they both have underrated defenses, each has an offense averaging over 30 points per game.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCF Knights (-7)

The Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven AAC games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bearcats defense could be the best UCF has seen during their magical run, but College Gameday will be in town for the defending champions to make a statement on national television.

Check back with us next week for more and let me know what you think in the comments below or via Twitter. Until next week, SHOW ME THE MONEY!!