College Football Odds & Picks: Everything You Need to Bet Saturday’s Week 8 Games
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Looking to bet Saturday’s Week 8 college football slate but don’t know where to begin?
Our college football staff has worked hard to bring you comprehensive analysis for Saturday’s games, so we’ve taken a page from our NFL betting team’s handbook to compile a simple cheat sheet to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to bet Saturday’s 42-game college football slate: Wall-to-wall coverage for (nearly) every matchup from noon ET all the way through the three-game nightcap highlighted by Texas State at (12) BYU at 10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
We’ve also included links for some of the weekend’s top college football betting promotions, plus information on how and where to legally bet in your state.
College Football Expert Picks
Collin Wilson, The Action Network’s resident college football in-house oddsmaker, analyst, writer and renaissance man, reveals his biggest betting edges for Saturday based on his Week 8 projections.
Those projections also inform our brand new NCAAF PRO Projections, which highlights betting market misvaluations and even displays a grade for the current spread, total or moneyline that you’re interest in betting.
Also check out analysis from Stuckey, the Official King of Degenerate Nation, Prime Minister of Team No Sleep, Action Network Colleges Podcast host and master of ceremonies — not to mention our senior college football writer.
Our College Football Staff’s Best Bets for Week 8
Don’t miss our Staff Best Bets column, which we publish every Friday in preparation for the week’s Saturday slate action:
Big Ten Betting Guide: How to Bet All 6 of Saturday’s Season-Openers
With the Big Ten returning to play this week, four of the five Power Five conferences will have taken the field in 2020. Ohio State will begin its quest for the College Football Playoff with an opening game against Nebraska, while Wisconsin will look to get back to the conference title game with a new-look offense.
Of course, there’s plenty of fun elsewhere, too. Teams like Penn State, Michigan, and Minnesota also have visions of playing in Lucas Oil Stadium ahead of bowl season.
On such a momentous day in college athletics, our staff broke down the best ways to bet each Saturday Big Ten game.
You’re definitely going to want to check this one out:
Our Full Bettor’s Suite of Game Guides & Analysis
We’ve got a huge backlog of game-by-game breakdowns for nearly every matchup on Saturday’s Week 8 card:
Game Guides for the 7:30 p.m. Evening Kickoff Window
Game Guides for the 2 p.m. Afternoon Kickoff Window
Game Guides for the Noon Early Kickoff Window
College Football PRO Report Picks for Week 8
Updated College Football Power Ratings
We’re giving away a free glimpse into our College Football Betting Power Ratings, which power our all new PRO Projections, a tool that automatically highlights the biggest betting edges on our live odds page.
Futures & Exotics Bets, Trackers & Article Resources
From the futures market to round robin moneyline parlays, we’ve got you covered with exotics, too!
- Updated College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Tracker
- Updated 2020 Heisman Trophy Award Odds Tracker
- Real-Time Updates for NCAAF Futures Odds
- Our Favorite Moneyline Underdogs
- Moneyline Round Robin Parlay
Betting Resources & Analysis for Week 8
We don’t just deliver picks. All of our betting recommendations are powered by data. And, since technical analysis is at the heart of what we do, we pull back the curtain to detail how certain advanced metrics affect our position on college football handicaps.
Advanced Stats & Technical Analysis
- Pace Report: Using Advanced Metrics to Target Over/Under Value
- College Football Havoc Ratings & Matchup Analysis
- Projected Odds for Every Week 8 College Football Game
- Misleading Box Scores from Week 7
- Contrasting the AP Top 25 Poll vs. Our Betting Power Ratings
Top Offers & Betting Promotions:
General Betting Education
- Using Advanced Stats to Handicap College Football
- CFB Success Rate Leaders, Examples & Methods
- Explosiveness/IsoPPP in College Football: Definition, Examples, More
- Explaining ‘The Betting Market’ in Sport Betting
- Prop Bet in Sports Betting: Definition, Examples, More
- Round Robin Betting: Definition, Examples, How To
- Arbitrage Definition in Sports Betting
- How to Calculate & Remove Hold on a Futures Bet
How & Where To Bet On College Football
You can find reviews of the best online sportsbooks in your states, their latest promos and more in this hub.
Legal online sports betting is currently available in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Tennessee (Coming soon!)
- West Virginia
Note: It is not currently legal to wager on amateur athletics in the state of New Jersey, which includes the Rutgers college football program, for example.
And here are some of the top online sportsbooks: