Week 8 NCAA Football Picks
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On Week 8 NCAA Football
Betting CFB Rivalry Games
As we get deeper into the college football season, the conference schedules heat up. That means there are plenty of rivalry games coming. Week 8 doesn’t disappoint. There is the annual Michigan-Michigan State, Big Brother-Little Brother rivalry in East Lansing on Saturday. Tennessee plays at Alabama, and Penn State is at Ohio State in another huge Big Ten matchup.
Betting rivalry games can be tricky. Our expert handicappers have done the research and have found that bettors need to understand a few key points before making their Week 8 NCAA football picks. One, understand the rivalry. Identify any home-field advantage and then look for value in the underdog. Too often, in these types of games, the public jumps all over favorites. Sportsbooks know this and compensate for that. Bettors must compensate as well.
As mentioned previously, Sports Hub cappers have been hard at work all season long to bring you the best content, the best picks, and the answers to all of your Week 8 NCAA football picks questions. There are a number of great games this week, and Sports Hub has gathered the data and sifted through the schedule to bring you the best of the best.
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Best Pick ATS
Looking for the best Week 8 NCAA football picks against the spread is a great place to start, and there is a good opportunity in the SEC this weekend. The Tennessee Volunteers visit the Alabama Crimson Tide, and the home team is a big favorite.
Alabama still isn’t a team that is great on the offensive side of the football, and that is going to give Tennessee a chance to keep this game closer than you might expect. The Crimson Tide are going to pick up a win in this game, but you want to take the 8.5 points in this one.
Best Moneyline Pick
The Big Ten West Division is loaded with mediocre teams, and no team seems to want to take hold of the division and run away with it. Wisconsin visits Illinois this weekend, and the Badgers are slight 3.5-point betting favorites.
The Badgers have been horrible on offense at times this season, and they are facing an Illinois team that just picked up a huge road win at Maryland. Look for the Fighting Illini to continue that momentum this weekend as Illinois will pull off another upset win.
Best Total Pick
The Northwestern Wildcats visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers this weekend, and both teams are currently sitting at 3-3 on the year. It’s been a good run for each of these teams of late, but they still struggle to do much when they have the football.
Now that the weather is starting to turn colder, it’s time to start thinking about betting the under when making Week 8 NCAA football picks. You will want to do that in this game, as these two teams are going to struggle to score points on Saturday afternoon.
Best Player Prop
Penn State and Ohio State are set to meet up this weekend, and this is going to be the best game on the schedule. The betting lines for this game are tight, and that is how the game should play out as well.
Penn State has been terrific on offense this season, but they are going to need the defense to step up and come up with a big day. That just won’t happen in this one, as Marvin Harrison Jr. is going to rack up at least 100+ receiving yards.
Best Team Prop
The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Iowa to face the Hawkeyes on Sunday, and this is a big game in the Big Ten West Division. Minnesota has struggled on defense at times this season, and that will give Iowa a chance to make some noise.
Iowa is throwing for just 116 yards per game this season, and they don’t have Cade McNamara at quarterback anymore. While the passing attack for Iowa has really struggled, take the over 125 passing yards for Iowa on Saturday afternoon.
USF Bulls vs. UConn Huskies
There are plenty of Week 8 NCAA football picks to make this weekend, as there are going to be some great matchups. One game to watch takes place in Connecticut as the Huskies are set to host the USF Bulls.
USF is simply a better overall team in this game, and they are going to have what it takes to get this thing done. Bet on the Bulls to not only win but to cover the 2.5-point betting spread.
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
A pair of struggling ACC teams meet up this weekend when the Pittsburgh Panthers visit the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Both teams have had some good moments this year, but there have also been some times in which each team has struggled.
This is going to be a game that goes back and forth for four quarters, but the location of this game is going to be the difference. Bet on Wake Forest to win this game outright with the moneyline odds at -115.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Auburn Tigers
Ole Miss and Auburn are two SEC teams that don’t play the way that other SEC teams traditionally play. Defense is optional at times for these teams, but they are two programs that are absolutely loaded with offense.
There are going to be some big plays made in this game, and it’s going to be a game that is won on the offensive side of the ball. It might take 35 points to win this game, and that is why taking the over is the right play in this matchup.
Utah Utes vs. USC Trojans
Utah and USC are trying to stay in the Pac-12 title conversation, and those two teams are going to be battling it out on Saturday. USC is a team that wants to win games on offense, while Utah is one of the best defensive teams in the country.
USC quarterback Caleb Williams has been struggling to make some plays of late, and he is going to be harassed all night long in this game. Take the under 56.0 total points, as the defense of Utah is going to be the difference in this matchup.
Clemson Tigers vs. Miami Hurricanes
The Clemson Tigers and Miami Hurricanes are both trying to finish their season strong and potentially get back into the title race in the ACC. These two teams still have a chance to win the ACC this season, but they are going to need some help along the way.
Clemson has an offense that has really struggled to move the ball at times, but they are facing a Miami defense that struggles to get stops. Miami has the ability to score right along with Clemson, and that is going to allow the Hurricanes to pull off the slight upset at home.
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Week 8 NCAA Football Picks FAQs
What does “buying the hook” mean?
In sports betting, the hook refers to the half-point associated with a point spread. For example, if Notre Dame is a 7.5-point favorite over Stanford, the extra 0.5 is the hook. Bettors can “buy the hook” or an extra half-point and move the spread in their favor. In this case, buying the hook would move the spread to Notre Dame -7.
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How do I “fade the public?”
The majority of the public are bettors who are not betting professionally. The public is more often wrong than right, which is why, in many cases, it is wise to “fade the public.” This is a phrase that simply means that a bettor should bet against what the public is betting on. In college football, the public typically bets on favorites and Overs. If you fade the public with your Week 8 NCAA football picks, you are just betting against most bettors.