College Football Biggest Betting Mismatches For Week 8

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,October 20, 2016 1:01, EST in

It doesn’t matter whether you’re betting on the favorite or the underdog. This expert look at the biggest betting mismatches on the Week 8 college football schedule will both inform and entertain collegiate gridiron gaming enthusiasts looking to increase the annual online betting bankroll. Now, let’s get started.

A Closer Look At The College Football Biggest Betting Mismatches For Week 8

 

 

Illinois at No. 3 Michigan

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Michigan Stadium
TV: BTN
NCAAF Odds: Michigan Wolverines -35

Analysis: All I can say is that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has no conscience whatsoever and if he can run the score up on the overmatched Fighting Illini, then that’s what you should expect – or maybe you missed the Wolverine’s 78-0 shutout over Rutgers two weeks ago.

Oklahoma State at Kansas

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Memorial Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Oklahoma State -24.5

Analysis: The Cowboys average almost 19 points per game more than Kansas while giving up seven fewer points per game defensively.  Maybe it’s me, but I’m thinking Kansas should just stick to what they do best – basketball.

Purdue at No. 8 Nebraska

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Memorial Stadium
TV: ABC, ESPN2
NCAAF Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers -24

Analysis: The first thing you need to know about this Big Ten matchups is that Purdue is allowing a whopping 34.3 points per game and just fired their head coach following last weekend’s latest loss. Oh…and if you didn’t know, Nebraska has an elite defense that limits the opposition to less than 19 points per game.

UMass at South Carolina

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium
NCAAF Odds: South Carolina -20.5

Analysis: I know no one outside the state of South Carolina will be watching this contest featuring a super-stingy Gamecocks defense looking to shut down a mostly incompetent and completely overmatched UMass squad, but this matchup looks like a virtual lock if you ask me.

Ohio State at Penn State

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Beaver Stadium
TV: ABC
NCAAF Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions +19.5

Analysis: Penn State has heated up nicely the last few weeks and now I believe they’ll cover high spread against an Ohio State team that was lucky to escape Wisconsin in overtime this past weekend.

 

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North Carolina State at No. 7 Louisville

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Louisville -18

Analysis: I know Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is the Heisman trophy frontrunner right now, but NC State nearly beat Clemson last weekend and it’s clear they could do the same to a Cardinals squad that is eerily similar to the Tigers.

Oklahoma Sooners (4-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-3)

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Jones AT&T Stadium
TV: FOX
NCAAF Odds: Oklahoma -14

Analysis: Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is touted as a Heisman Trophy contender, but I say Texas Tech’s unheralded Pat Mahomes II is as good as any quarterback in the country…well at least those not named Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson.