College Football Week 8 Best Bets to Make

Best and worst ATS and Over/Under College Football Bets
  • by Anthony Carpenter
  • October 19th, 2017
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Online sportsbook players are prepping for Week 8 of the 2017 college football season. Integral to betting on college sports is the spread line, which offers a more dynamic betting option than just picking a team straight up. Betting the spread also allows college football betting players to cash in on more lucrative odds than would normally be available on a heavy betting favorite. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the best sportsbook bets to be made on the spread in Week 8.

Akron vs. Toledo

Akron zips their way into this Week 8 matchup sporting a 4-3 record that has sportsbook sites to peg them as a massive +500 underdog against Toledo. Toledo rockets into this matchup with a near flawless 5-1 record, leading NCAA bookmakers to peg them at -700 odds. However, if you want to bet on the Rockets, you can cash in on a better payout by taking the 16-point spread predicting – offering a much better -110 payout. Considering that Toledo is coming off a game in which they beat their opponent by 20 points, that’s not a bad bet to make. However, bettors should be aware of the fact that the Rockets are 2-4 against the spread this season, and 0-3 ATS at home. The Zips are 3-1 against the spread on the road, so go with your gut on this one.

Maryland vs. Wisconsin

The 3-3 Terrapins will be traveling to Wisconsin to take on the Badgers – who are flaunting a 6-0 unblemished record. Wisconsin, being the No. 5 team in the country, should have no qualms about pummeling Maryland this Saturday and online sportsbooks share that sentiment considering they have Wisconsin pegged as a -2750 favorite straight up. Fans looking to cash in on a bigger payday can bet on the 24 ½ point spread. That’s a massive spread to cover for Wisconsin who are 3-3 ATS this season. Maryland has the same record against the spread. This might seem like a tricky bet to make but considering that the Pins give up 36.5 while the Badgers only give up 13.3, it seems like the best sportsbook bet to make on Wisconsin.

Idaho vs. Missouri

The 2-4 Idaho Vandals look to hold off the 1-5 Missouri Tigers this weekend. This might seem like an obscure matchup but it undoubtedly has some great value, especially on the upset. Missouri is pegged as a -630 favorite while Idaho is at +465. Considering that Vandals give up 25.7 points per game while the Tigers give up a massive 42.2 per outing, Idaho seems like a great option for this Saturday’s action. The spread is listed at 14 with a -110 payout so the upset pick is much more lucrative on this one.

Louisville vs. Florida

The Seminoles came into the 2017 college football betting season with a No. 3 nationwide ranking. Since then, Florida has flopped and has now fallen out of the national rankings. However, that isn’t stopping online sportsbooks from pegging FSU as a -275 favorite on the money line. Fans can cash in on a more lucrative -105 payout by betting Florida State on the spread. The Seminoles are currently pegged as -7 favorites on the spread.