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Each Friday throughout the football season, two handicappers go head to head in a bracket contest. Sixteen contestants were invited to enter for $1,500 each. The Golden Nugget added $1,000 to the prize pool for a total of $25,000.

Each handicapper makes seven selections against the spread, from all college and NFL sides and totals posted on the Golden Nugget board at noon Friday. The seventh selection is designated as the Best Bet for tiebreaking purposes.

Week 12 picks, Nov. 22

Richie Baccellieri (RichieBwins.com)

1) New Mexico State-Florida Atlantic over 55.5

2) Minnesota +16.5

3) UCLA +2.5

4) Patriots +2.5

5) Cincinnati +3

6) Oklahoma State +9.5

Best Bet) Cowboys +2.5

Paul Stone (VegasSportsAuthority.com)

1) Mississippi +2.5

2) Pittsburgh-Syracuse under 49.5

3) Navy +2

4) Oklahoma State +9.5

5) Michigan-Iowa under 46

6) UMass-Central Michigan under 46.5

Best Bet) Boise State-San Diego State over 57.5


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