CFB Week 12, NFL Week 11 Picks Against Spread: A California Dream

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CFB Week 12, NFL Week 11 Picks Against Spread: A California Dream
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UCLA has the home field, and the motivational edge

Rivalry week in college football typically peaks over Thanksgiving weekend.

But for fans in Southern California, it's already begun.

Actually it started before the opening game of the season in and around UCLA.

And up in Oakland, Raiders fans are as desperate as their players for a good showing after allowing 97 points in two games.

Last week's article featured a pair of NFL teams playing in Florida, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3) and Tennessee Titans (as a six point underdog at Miami) were my week's top plays.

This week we'll keep with a beach setting and go from Florida to California for a college/NFL split selection, starting in sunny Southern California and ending up 375 miles north in Oakland for an over/under selection on Sunday.

With 56 weekly articles in the books (all predictions) and a record of 36-17 and three ties, I'll put these two selections to the test and look for a better chance of going 2-0 than 0-2 in lieu of a boring 1-1 split.

Read on for the reasons why, and good luck!

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