10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 8

10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 8

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10 Best Predictions Against The Spread: Week 8


What ten college football games appear to be the best bets and the best picks against the spread going into Week 8? Here you go. Enjoy.

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Here are the ten games that look to be a wee bit favorable …

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10. Kentucky at Georgia

LINE: Georgia -24.5, o/u: 48.5
ATS PICK: Georgia
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The only question is whether or not Georgia really is capable of taking its game up another level to do what it’s supposed to do at home.

The Bulldogs actually outplayed South Carolina last week … outside that little four turnover thing. Yeah, they only beat Vanderbilt by 24 in the opener, and yeah, they needed a half before turning it on against Tennessee, but Kentucky is running on fumes.

Let’s put it this way. If Georgia really is that good, and if the South Carolina thing really was a blip, it wins this by 25.

9. Oregon State at Cal

LINE: Cal -11.5, o/u: 51.5
ATS PICK: Oregon State
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Cal just doesn’t score enough.

The Bears will win, and the defense will keep the Oregon State offense from doing much of anything – LOVE the under on this – but Cal only scored more than 23 points against Ole Miss and UC Davis, and it’s more likely to hang around the low 20s than go off and score in the 30s. Oregon State got hammered by Utah 52-7 last week, but Cal’s O isn’t Utah’s.

8. Florida State at Wake Forest

LINE: Wake Forest -2.5, o/u: 68.5
ATS PICK: Wake Forest
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Do you want to buy into the team with the unstoppable high-powered offense – and a little bit of a defense – or the team with no defense and the emerging offense?

Florida State absolutely has the talent and skill to quickly get past the blowout loss to Clemson and come up with a big performance on the road. However, the Noles don’t take the ball away enough to screw up the Demon Deacons. It’ll be a back-and-forth shootout with the home team bouncing back.

Wake Forest – who turned the ball over four times on teh year and never more than once in a game – isn’t going to turn it over three times like it did against Louisville.

7. West Virginia at Oklahoma

LINE: Oklahoma -33.5, o/u: 63.5
ATS PICK: West Virginia
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West Virginia might be struggling, and it might be getting rocked by double-digits in its three losses, but 33.5 are a whole lot of points – even against Oklahoma.

The Mountaineer offense should be good enough to get to at least 14 points – you’re asking Oklahoma to score 48, which is possible, no one has scored more than 42 on the Mountaineer attack. The Sooners beat UCLA by 34 and Texas Tech by 39, but coming off the Texas game, watch out for them to get up fast and take their foot off the gas just enough to matter.

6. Michigan at Penn State

LINE: Penn State -8.5, o/u: 45.5
ATS PICK: Michigan
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And it’s going to go up. The line is at 9 at some spots, and it should be hammered hard by the Michigan public that normally skews the number a little bit.

The Penn State defense has been phenomenal, allowing fewer than 14 points in all six games so far – and it’ll be that good again. However, Michigan’s defense will do its part and keep the Nittany Lions attack under wraps. Think PSU’s 17-10 win over Pitt and 17-12 win over Iowa – low scoring and close …

And Michigan might be able to pull this off outright.

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