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Best CFB Week 12 bets

Jonathan Taylor and the Badgers face Michigan this weekend. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Our experts are back with their Week 12 college football picks. Every Thursday, Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica will pick out their top plays from some of the week's best matchups. It's all here in one file for your perusing pleasure.

Here are the best bets for Week 12 of the college football season.

ATS record:

Phil Steele: 3-4-1 Week 11 (38-48-3 season)
"Stanford Steve" Coughlin: 1-4 in Week 11 (34-18-2 season)
Chris Fallica: 2-4 in Week 11 (42-35-1 season)

Note: Lines from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Thursday morning.


Common games

No. 24 Michigan Wolverines at No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (-7.5)

Steele: Michigan is on the second of back-to-back away games and has rival Ohio State on deck. The home team has won seven of the past eight in this series, and Michigan's most recent win in Madison was in 2001. While Michigan has a top-notch defense, it is just average on offense. Wisconsin is even better on defense, as the Badgers are holding their opponents to 127 yards per game below their season average, while also averaging a full touchdown more per game on offense. Jonathan Taylor has run for 1,525 yards, while averaging 7.0 yards per carry. Wisconsin has the stronger run game, offensively and defensively, and has the more experienced quarterback. And don't forget about the home field edge, which is huge in Madison.