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.

Updated Power Ratings, PRO Projections, single-game betting guides, matchup breakdowns, expert picks, best bets — whatever you’re looking for, odds are we’ve got you covered.

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

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.

Read about Collin’s favorite betting positions this week.


Stuckey

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.

Friends of the podcast, check out Stuckey’s and Collin Wilson’s Week 8 Moneyline Underdogs, plus check out Stuckey’s comprehensive Mountain West Conference Betting Preview below:


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

South Carolina at LSU, 7:00 p.m. ET | by Mike Ianniello

(18) Michigan at (21) Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

Maryland at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. ET | by Matt Wispe

Virginia at (11) Miami, 8:00 p.m. ET | by Mike Ianniello

(9) Cincinnati at (16) SMU, 9:00 p.m. ET | by Mike Bainbridge

Texas State at (12) BYU, 10:15 p.m. ET | by Collin Wilson


Game Guides for the 2 p.m. Afternoon Kickoff Window

Tulane at UCF, 2:00 p.m. ET | by Pat McMahon

Florida Atlantic at (22) Marshall, 2:30 p.m. ET | by Mike Calabrese

(8) Penn State at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. ET | by Darin Gardner

Iowa at Purdue, 3:30 p.m. ET | by Collin Wilson

(3) Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. ET | by Mike Bainbridge

(17) Iowa State at (6) Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m. ET | by Ace DeCardano

(2) Alabama at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET | by Collin Wilson

Baylor at Texas, 3:30 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

Houston at Navy, 3:30 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

(19) Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

Georgia Tech at Boston College, 4:00 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

Kentucky at Missouri, 4:00 p.m. ET | by Stuckey

Game Guides for the Noon Early Kickoff Window

Nebraska at (5) Ohio State, 12:00 p.m. ET | by Collin Wilson

Rutgers at Michigan State, 12:00 p.m. ET | by Matt Wispe

Oklahoma at TCU, 12:00 p.m. ET | by Darin Gardner

(23) NC State at (14) North Carolina, 12:00 p.m. ET | by Reed Wallach

Kansas at (20) Kansas State, 12:00 p.m. ET | by Ace DeCardano

Auburn at Ole Miss, 12:00 p.m. ET | by BJ Cunningham

Temple at Memphis, 12:00 p.m. ET | by BJ Cuningham

Georgia Southern at (25) Coastal Carolina, 12:00 p.m. ET | by Mike Calabrese


College Football PRO Report Picks for Week 8

Using our new NCAAF PRO Report, Danny Donahue details three Week 8 games offering betting value, including Kansas vs. Kansas State:


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!


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


Top Offers & Betting Promotions:

Alabama at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET

Penn State at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. ET

Iowa at Purdue, 3:30 p.m. ET

Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. ET

West Virginia at Texas Tech, 5:30 p.m. ET

Michigan at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. ET


Nebraska at Ohio State, 12 p.m. ET (EXPIRED)


General Betting Education


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:

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:


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