The Big Ten returns to the fold and Clemson is attempting to break the college football Week 8 odds at BetRivers.com thanks to their 46-point edge over Syracuse.
Five ranked Big Ten teams are in action for the very first time this season, with No.5 Ohio State hosting Nebraska, No. 8 Penn State at Indiana, No. 14 Wisconsin vs. Illinois, and No. 18 Michigan at No.21 Minnesota.
Longtime sports broadcaster and gambling expert Michael Jenkins is here to run through the notable college football Week 8 odds, including some insight on the matchups he has circled and the lines worth your investment.
College Football Week 8 Odds:
Nebraska (0-0) at #5 Ohio State (0-0). 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Nebraska +1050, Ohio State -5000
Spread: Ohio State -26.5
Over/Under: 67.5 points
The Big Ten finally opens play this weekend, and Ohio State comes in as the #5 team in the country without having taken the field once. Good work if you can get it. Heisman Trophy candidate Justin Fields leads the way for the Buckeyes and is currently 6-1 to win the bronze statue at BetRivers.com, trailing odds-on favorite and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (-167). This is a hefty number, but the Bucks have covered four of the last five ATS in this series.
Click here for the full list of Ohio State-Nebraska odds.
Syracuse (1-4) at #1 Clemson (5-0). 12:00 p.m. ET
Spread: Clemson -46
Over/Under: 61.5 points
My head is still spinning from the Tigers absolutely dismantling Georgia Tech last Saturday 73-7, the largest margin of victory in ACC conference play history. The Tigers are laying a monster 46 points this week, but the more interesting number is the total of 61.5.
The Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these teams, and that may just depend on when Clemson decides to pull its starters.
Click here for the full list of Clemson-Syracuse odds.
Baylor (1-1) at Texas (2-2). 3:30 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Baylor +240, Texas -335
Spread: Texas -8.5
Over/Under: 60.5 points
It wasn’t long ago that Texas was considered a legitimate contender for the national title thanks to a weakened conference slate and Tom Herman’s best team to date. Instead, Herman is coaching for his job, and the Horns are fighting not to fall below .500. Texas opened as an 11.5 point-favorite over Baylor on Saturday and bettors immediately hammered that number down to Texas -8.5. It’s not hard to see why. The Bears are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against their foes from Austin. But that didn’t stop an Illinois bettor from wagering $1000 on Texas -10.5 (-107).
Click here for the full list of Texas-Baylor odds.
#17 Iowa State (3-1) at #6 Oklahoma State (3-0). 3:30 p.m.
Moneyline: Iowa State +130, Oklahoma State -162
Spread: Oklahoma State -3.5
Over/Under: 52.5 points
A battle for the top of the Big 12 conference comes to Stillwater on Saturday with Iowa State visiting Oklahoma State. An unexpected matchup has been rendered even more unpredictable now that Cowboys Head Coach Mike Gundy won’t commit to a starting quarterback. Spencer Sanders is healthy again after injuring his ankle in the team’s season opener against Tulsa, but freshman Shane Illingworth has gone 3-0 in his place. Spencer will likely start, but both quarterbacks could see action.
Click here for the full list of Oklahoma State-Iowa State odds.
Texas State (1-5) at #12 BYU (5-0). 10:15 p.m. ET
Spread: BYU -28.5
Over/Under: 61.5 points
The BYU Cougars continue their quest to grab college football’s attention with its searing 5-0 start and #12 ranking. Their results have been impressive, but their schedule has not. Thus, the Cougars will need to light up the scoreboard with Texas State limping into Provo late Saturday night. BYU quarterback Zach Wilson has been stellar thus far, throwing 12 touchdowns and only 1 interception. The Cougars are 4-1 against the number this season, and If you’re feeling frisky and want to take a shot at Wilson winning the Heisman.
Click here for the full list of BYU-Texas State odds.