Nick Bartlett’s Fearless Week 13 SuperWest Predictions

Posted on November 25, 2022




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  By Nick Bartlett, SuperWest Sports

Wand the consulting bettor Nick’s Tips on Nonsense Betting before entering the sports book.

As they say in the old beer commercial, it doesn’t get any better than this. I went 10-0 in week 12.

Combine that with 7-2 in Week 11, 8-1 in Week 10, 6-2 in Week 9, 7-1 in Week Eight, 1-6 in Week Seven, 6-1 in Week Six, 7-2. Week five, 8-1 in week four, 10-2 in week three, 9-2 in week two and 11-2 in week one. and I went a solid 90-22 on the season.

That’s a whopping 80% success rate.

But enough chest pounding. Week 13 Time to make my picks.

As always, my picks have incredibly accurate game scores and enough commentary to keep you up to date with my pickup hoops game in Seattle’s beautiful Shoreline District.

utah state espnUtah State at Boise Stateespn2Bboise2Bstate

Friday, November 25
9 p.m. PT, CBS

THow much should Boise State really try?

The Broncos clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game last week, so they’re playing for nothing.

But it’s also a grown-up night, so they play for everything when it comes to pride.

It should be interesting to see how Andy Avalos handles this situation and what players he throws in there.

That’s huge for Utah State. But their 99th-ranked scoring offense will likely struggle against BSU’s defense.

Plus, Boise doesn’t feel like a Black Friday town.

Broncos 14.

Final score: Boise State 31, Utah State 17

espn asu 1Arizona State at Arizona StateArizona football Pac-12

Friday, November 25
12pm PT, FS1

Jayden de laura hurt her feelings last week. de Laura had his worst game of the season against his former team in Washington State.

Luckily for him, Arizona stinks.

The Sun Devils enter the Territory Cup on a three-game losing streak and 3-8 overall. They also condemned their last two visits.

Arizona needs to remember that they are good. The combination of Jacob Cowing, Dorian Singer, Tetairoa McMillan and de Laura should be enough to win this competition.

It may be a competitive game, but ultimately it still takes talent to win.

Wildcats seven.

Final score: Arizona 37, ASU 30

espn uclaNo. 18 UCLA, Calespn2Bcal

Friday, November 25
1:30 p.m. PT, FOX

California’s win over stanford last week meant the season. Everything else was depressing.

The Golden Bears will need to control the tempo of the game if they want to continue to feel good. That means playing dirty, defensive football.

UCLA needs to rediscover the meaning of its season.

Two weeks ago the Bruins took an outside shot at the College Football Playoff, now there’s an inside look at the Alamo Bowl.

Cal Tree may have smoked, but everything else was depressing.

This is the rest of everything else.

LA wins big.

Final score: UCLA 42, Cal 20

espn2BwyomingWyoming at Fresno Stateespn2Bfresno2Bstate

Friday, November 25
7 p.m. PT, FS1

Tis his Fresno State one of those weird games where you have to ask how much he really has to try?

The Bulldogs clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game last week, so they’re playing for nothing.

But it’s also a grown-up night, so they’re playing for them. . . You get the idea.

All in all, this is a matchup between two solid programs that should be fun to watch.

Fresno State may have caught a break in their win against San Diego State, but they will be going to the Championship Game either way.

Wyoming can’t afford to play spoiler, but a win in Fresno is solid.

It would also give them a chance to win nine overall, which would have been a program record under Craig Bohl.

Bohl won’t get nine this year.

Dawgs eleven.

Final score: Fresno State 35, Wyoming 24

Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12No. 9 Oregon, No. 21 Oregon Stateespn2Boregon2Bstate 1

Saturday, November 26
12:30 p.m. PT, ABC

IDoes Bo Nix have sore ankles? Could it be true? Or is an Oregon team in the spotlight going to plow their way through Oregon?

Well, let’s start with the quarterbacks.

Nix will probably play, let’s keep it real. And that alone should be enough to give the Ducks some kind of advantage.

Ben Gulbranson is getting better, but he still feels responsible.

As good as the Beavers defense is, they won’t be able to contain Oregon’s offense all night.

OSU is creeping up on being elite, but UO is already there.

Ducks 15.

Final score: Oregon 35, Oregon State 20

espn utahNo. 14 Utah at Coloradoespn2Bcolorado

Saturday, November 26
1 p.m. PT, Pac-12

BI laughed out loud before I even wrote this particular preview.

If Colorado wins this game, we need help. You need help, I need help, they need help, we all need help.

The Buffaloes face not just Utah, but an angry Utah.

The Utes were better at practically every position on the field, so should we move this game to the crosshairs of the West?

I’m done trying.

Utah is winning a lot.

Final score: Utah 45, Colorado 7

espn2Bnotre2BdameNo. 15 Notre Dame No. 6 USCusc logo

Saturday, November 26
4:30 PT, ABC

USC’s win last week was the first of a three-game stretch that will determine whether they are in the College Football Playoff.

Obviously, they’ll need some help, but blowing out Notre Dame could be the statement needed.

The Fighting Irish entered this contest on a five-game winning streak, but lost to Stanford. Stanford. And not only did they lose to the Cardinal, but Cal outscored them in the fourth quarter in South Bend.

ND feels like a paper tiger.

SC with seven.

Final score: USC 38, Notre Dame 31

espn2Bair2BforceAir Force One at San Diego Stateespn2Bsdsu

Saturday, November 26
6 p.m. PT, CBS Sports

Llet’s get one thing straight: San Diego State would be in the Mountain West title game if it weren’t for a botched shot.

Or at least control your destiny. Realistically, the Aztecs have a great chance to finish the season on the right note.

Air Force is 8-3 and enters this contest on a three-game winning streak. They also took down the other schools of the Academy.

SDSU just has to rely on its defense. The Falcons may have an elite pick-and-roll style offense, but the Aztecs have players everywhere.

7-4 over 8-3.

SDSU seven.

Final score: San Diego State 27, Air Force 20

Washington football pac-12Washington State No. 13 in Washingtonespn2Bwsu 3

Saturday, November 26
7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN

ICoug, baby. A lot of people think Washington is pretty cool, and I do.

The Huskies are riding a five-game winning streak and are the new girls in town. They could even technically make it to the Pac-12 title game.

Want to know who doesn’t care? Washington State.

The Cougars enter this matchup riding a three-game winning streak and boasting a nationally top-25 scoring defense. It will be loud, cold and dirty.

Coughs spit it out.

WSU three.

Final score: Washington State 27, Washington 24

espn2BbyuBYU at Stanfordespn stanford

Saturday, November 26
8 p.m. PT, FS1

WHat left to say about Stanford football at this point?

They bring a four-game losing skid into the contest and are 3-8 overall. Throw in last week’s loss to Cal, and Tree’s season feels completely lost.

This program needs an overhaul and they need it now.

As for BYU, this year has been strange, to say the least. But if the Cougars can skeet the Cardinal, they will finish this season on a three-game winning streak.

Both teams have good defenders, but only one team has a team.

Cougars seven.

Final score: BYU 28, Stanford 21


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