College Football Highlight For Week 8 Expert Predictions!

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,October 21, 2016 11:53, EST in

The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers – and two ‘barking’ Week 8 underdogs highlight my expert college football predictions for Week 8. With that said, let’s find out which teams are offering a ton of value in their respective Week 8 matchups.

A Closer Look At The College Football Highlight For Week 8 Expert Predictions!

 

 

No. 10 Wisconsin at Iowa

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Kinnick Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Wisconsin -3

Analysis: I love the 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers this weekend seeing as how they’ve suffered two straight heartbreaking losses against nationally-ranked conference rivals the last two weeks. Iowa (5-2 SU, 3-4 ATS) got past Purdue 49-35 in a high-scoring affair last weekend but for me, seeing the Hawkeyes give up a whopping 35 points against a mediocre Perdue team leads me to believe they’re in trouble against a much better Badgers ballclub.

I’m expecting Badgers running back Corey Clement to build on his impressive outing this past weekend while redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook continues what I believe is a nice progression in his maturation. Wisconsin is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games while Iowa is just 3-5-1 ATS in its last nine games.  Making matters worse, Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last five road games while Iowa has gone 1-7-1 ATS in its last nine home games. The Badgers win and cover the spread with room to spare.

My Pick: Wisconsin -3 Points

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 may not be a legitimate College Football Playoff contender, but the Nittany Lions have looked rock-solid the last couple of weeks and I believe they’ll cover the college football betting line against Ohio State as a nearly three-touchdown home underdog on Saturday.

Ohio State was extremely lucky to escape Wisconsin in overtime this past weekend and I believe they’re in for a tough affair on the road at Happy Valley. After watching Badgers running back Corey Clement torch the Buckeyes this past weekend, I think Ohio State is I for another dose of stopping an elite runner in Penn State’s Saquon Barkley.

My Pick: Penn State +19.5 Points

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 love Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (who doesn’t?) and I believe the Cardinals are still in line to at least challenge for a shot at a berth in the four-team CFB Playoff, but it is the North Carolina State Wolfpack (4-2 SU, 5-1 ATS) that are my pick to over the college football betting line in this Week 8 matchup against the seventh-ranked Cardinals.

Louisville (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) got past Duke in a hard-fought matchup this past weekend, but NC State is limiting the opposition to just 18.6 points per game this season to rank 17th nationally in points allowed and I believe the Tar Heels will find a way to keep the final score much closer than the nearly three-touchdown point spread. While Louisville has gone 6-2 ATS in its last eight games, North Carolina State has gone 5-1 ATS in its last six games and a bankroll-boosting 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Cardinals get the SU win but the ATS cover goes to North Carolina State.

My Pick: NC State +18 Points

 

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Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders

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

Analysis: The Oklahoma Sooners (4-2 SU, 2-4 ATS) have won three consecutive games while the Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-3 SU, 4-2 ATS) have dropped two straight. Still, for me, Texas Tech is the pick to cover the high point spread against a Sooners team that hasn’t been able to stop running water this season.

I love underrated Texas Tech signal-caller Patrick Mahomes and I fully believe the Red Raiders’ high-scoring offense will find way to not only keep the final score well inside the two-touchdown spread, but actually push the Sooners for the outright win!

My Pick: Texas Tech +14 Points