When it comes to college football, there are few who deserve the “expert” tag quite like Barrett Sallee. The CBS Sports writer and analyst hosts shows on SiriusXM College, writes for CBSSports.com and appears regularly on CBS Sports HQ as well as countless radio shows across the nation as a guest.
Sallee debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a BIG way. He went 59-35-2 (63 percent, plus $2,037) on all his college football picks for SportsLine in 2019, and after going 7-2 on his best bets over the past three weeks, he enters Week 12 of the 2020 college football season on a sizzling 62-33 streak on his best bets since the start of last year. Anybody who has been following him is WAY UP.
Now, he’s turned his attention to the Week 12 college football odds from William Hill Sportsbook (check out the latest college football lines for each game this week on our college football odds page) and is revealing his three top plays. A parlay on these three picks would return 6-1.
We can tell you Sallee is taking the Over 44.5 in the No. 13 Georgia vs. Mississippi State matchup at 7:30 ET on Saturday.
“JT Daniels is scheduled to get the start under center for Georgia, and coach Kirby Smart will do all that he can to open things up in the passing game as much as humanly possible.” Sallee said. “Because of that, the Over will hit with ease.”
Sallee has also found two other college football picks he loves, including a play on an undervalued team that “looks the part of a College Football Playoff contender.” You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any college football picks.
Here are Barrett Sallee’s picks and write-ups for Week 12 (picks made on Nov. 19):
MISS. STATE @ GEORGIA | 11/21 | 7:30 PM ET
I understand the thought process that Mississippi State’s offense will struggle due to tough competition, COVID-19 issues and a season that seems lost. I also understand the thought process that Georgia’s offense will continue to struggle because … let’s be real … it has struggled for the better part of the season. This week is different, though. JT Daniels is scheduled to get the start under center for Georgia, and coach Kirby Smart will do all that he can to open things up in the passing game as much as humanly possible. Because of that, the Over will hit with ease.
LSU @ ARKANSAS | 11/21 | NOON ET
The Tigers have massive quarterback issues, are still dealing with a depleted roster due to COVID-19 and are on the verge of mailing it in after a disappointing season that included a horrifying story involving sexual assault this week. Yes, Arkansas’ defense got lit up like a Christmas tree last week at Florida. But the Gators are going to do that to a lot of teams. LSU isn’t equipped to do that. This one will be sloppy enough to hit the Under with ease.
WISCONSIN @ NORTHWESTERN | 11/21 | 3:30 PM EST
This is the Super Bowl for the Wildcats, but just another game for a Badgers crew that has been lighting it up on offense through two games. They are averaging a whopping 6.07 yards per play, have the top rushing offense in the Big Ten (261.5 ypg) and have a defense that has shut down Illinois and Michigan in blowout wins. I’d love to know how Northwestern is going to keep up with a Badgers team that looks the part of a College Football Playoff contender.