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Overall, of the 697 regular season games involving IA opponents in 2012, the point spread differed from the actual result by an average of 12.10 points. While that may intuitively seem high considering the reverence with which the point spread is regarded, keep in mind that the smallest amount the point spread can differ from the actual result is zero, while the largest amount is theoretically infinite (if realistically about 55). Consider that it takes about six reasonably accurate spreads (say a difference of five points) to bring the huge UCLA/Arizona outlier down to the twelve point average.

From an interesting look at Vegas vs. college football by the good folks at College Football by the Numbers.

2012 Bowl Picks

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From Nevada-Arizona to Notre Dame-Alabama.

F/+ Picks, Week 14

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Championship Week commences!

F/+ Picks, Week 13

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Another good streak begins?

F/+ Picks, Week 12

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Picks and projections for Week 12 of the 2012 college football season.

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Here's to a rebound.

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Picks and projections for Week 10 of the college football season.

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Picks and projections for Week 9 of the 2012 college football season.

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Lots of road favorites? I smell a crazy week coming...

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Picks and projections for Week 7 of the 2012 college football season.

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