NCAA Football Week 8 Parlay Picks

NCAA Football Week 8 Parlay Picks

Written by on October 16, 2018

Can the once, championship-hopeful Auburn Tigers get their act together to beat an Ole Miss team that has exceeded expectations through seven games? Can the 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers keep their big-time bowl game hopes alive after seeing their own championship hopes go down the drain by suffering two losses already? Last but not least, are the seventh-ranked Michigan Wolverines going to both, win outright – and cover the chalk – when they take on in-state rival Michigan State in their annual Big Ten battle on Saturday? If you’re looking for some value-packed NCAA Football Week 8 betting picks you can string together as part of a potentially powerful parlay, then, let’s get to my expert picks right now.

NCAA Football Week 8 Parlay Picks

Auburn (4-3) at Mississippi (5-2)

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Mississippi NCAA Football Week 8 Odds: Auburn -4 / Total: 62.5 Auburn’s preseason championship hopes are completely gone with the Tigers dropping two straight games including atheir 30-24 loss against mediocre Tennessee last Saturday, as a whopping 15.5-point home favorite. Auburn fell at Mississippi State 23-9 as a 3-point road fave in Week 6. Quarterback Jarrett Stidham, once touted as a first round NF draft pick, has thrown just seven touchdowns and four picks this season as Auburn has fallen outside the national rankings altogether. Ole Miss has won two straight since getting spanked by LSU in Week 5. The Rebels come into this contest off a 37-33 shootout win over Arkansas last weekend. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu had a phenomenal game by passing for 387 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 141 yards and another score on 17 carries.

Prediction

Auburn has looked completely and utterly awful the last two weeks, but I’m going to take the Tigers to snap out of their funk and get past an Ole Miss team that has been spanked both times they’ve faced elite teams this season. While the Rebels have a big edge on offense, Ole Miss is pretty uninspiring defensively in allowing a whopping 35.1 points per game while Auburn, despite their struggles, limits the opposition to just 16.5 points per game. Auburn is 6-1-2 ATS in its last 9 games against Mississippi and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road dates against the Rebels. The Tigers were a top national championship contender for a reason and they’ll show it against Mississippi’s awful defense. NCAA Football Week 8 Pick: Auburn 35 Ole Miss 24

Illinois (3-3) at No. 19 Wisconsin (4-2)

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin NCAA Football Week 8 OddsWisconsin -25 / Total: 57 Illinois got hammered in their 46-7 Week 7 loss to Purdue while never coming close to covering the chalk as a 10-point home underdog. Quarterback A.J. Bush Jr. passed for 170 yards with one interception and the Fighting Illini were held to just 69 rushing yards in the rout. “You have to give Purdue credit,” said Illinois coach Lovie Smith. “We would have liked to run the ball and we couldn’t. We couldn’t establish drives and it hurts the running game when you only have the ball for short periods of time.” Now, 19th-ranked Wisconsin saw their championship hopes completely vanish in their humbling 38-13 road loss against now, No. 7 Michigan on Saturday. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook had a miserable game by going 7 for 20 for 100 yards with one touchdown and two costly interceptions. “There’s a lot of things we could’ve done better,” Hornibrook said. “I’m not going sit here and make excuses or complain about anything. We just got beat.”

Prediction

Wisconsin might be struggling right now, but Illinois is completely clueless for the most part and I think Lovie Smith might be in his final year. Illinois has lost a whopping 13 of their last 16 games while going 7-14 ATS over their last 21 games.  Wisconsin might be 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games, but the Badgers are also a seriously consistent 18-3 SU over their last 21 games and 4-2 ATS in their last six games against Illinois. The 25-point spread might look high, but after watching the Fighting Illini last weekend against Purdue, I like Wisconsin to cover it. NCAA Football Week 8 Pick: Wisconsin 42 Illinois 14

No. 7 Michigan (6-1) at Michigan State (4-2)

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan NCAA Football Week 8 Odds: Michigan -7 / Total: 41.5 Seventh-ranked Michigan pounded the snot out of previously, 15th-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday by rolling up 320 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Quarterback Shea Patterson passed for 124 yards and added 90 rushing yards and one score while running back Karan Higdon rushed for a team-high 105 yards and one score. “It’s just a start,” said Higdon. “We’re not done yet.” Michigan State bounced back from its Week 6 loss to Northwestern to beat Penn State 21-17 on Saturday and easily cover the chalk as a 13.5-point underdog. Quarterback Brian Lewerke passed for 259 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while running back La’Darius Jefferson rushed for 60 yards and one score. “We didn’t want to play to try and tie it,” Dantonio said “And quite honestly, I felt like Penn State was too explosive with (QB Trace) McSorley creating too many plays, that eventually they would find their way back down the field.”

Prediction

Michigan is putting 38.1 points per game on the board to Michigan State’s 26.1 points per contest. The Wolverines also limit the opposition to just 15.4 points per game defensively while the Spartans give up a more generous 22.3 points per contest. While it’s clear that Michigan is clearly superior on both sides of the ball this season, I just don’t like the Wolverines to march into East Lansing to hand the Spartans an 8-point home loss. Hell, I don’t even know if Michigan is the right pick to win at all. Michigan State has won eight of the last 10 meetings in this series and four of the last five overall. The Spartans have averaged 26.1 points per game over the last 10 meetings while Michigan has put up a discouraging 16.6 points per game during the stretch. Michigan is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road and 0-5 ATS in their last five games against the Spartans and an identical 0-5 Ats in their last five road dates against the Spartans. Michigan State has won six of their last seven home dates, leading me to think an upset is brewing in this one! NCAA Football Week 8 Pick: Michigan State 27 Michigan 24