Saturday’s College Football Betting Predictions, Picks: Smartest Week 8 Bets Include USC vs. Notre Dame, West Virginia vs. TCU

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  • According to our college football betting predictions and picks, USC vs. Notre Dame and West Virginia vs. TCU lead Saturday's smartest Week 8 bets.
  • In addition, Western Michigan vs. Toledo and South Carolina vs. Texas A&M are also showing as savvy college football betting picks.
  • Using our PRO betting tools, we examine the top college football betting predictions for Saturday's Week 8 slate.

Saturday’s college football Week 8 slate is what our PRO betting tools were designed for.

No, this doesn’t mean that Saturday’s top bets will win at a higher rate than normal, but that this weekend’s college football is a mixed bag when it comes to betting value.

At the time of writing, The Action Network’s College Football PRO Report’s best bets are sprinkled throughout prominent conferences, like the SEC, and lower-profile ones, like the MAC.

Below we examine Saturday’s smartest college football bets, no matter how big (or small) the matchup.

College Football Week 8 Betting Predictions

*Odds and data as of Friday afternoon

Western Michigan vs. Toledo Betting Prediction

3:30 p.m. ET | CBS Sports

Western Michigan vs. Toledo is about as classic as sharp betting action gets from a market perspective.

The Rockets were 3-point home underdogs earlier this week, a line that now sits at a consensus of +1.5 thanks to big money from respected bettors.

Even now through the key number of 3, our college football betting model projects this spread at Toledo -0.2, meaning there’s still a 2.5% edge for those late to the party.

And if you plan on tailing the pros on this one, make sure to shop for the best line as a couple of shops, like BetMGM, are still hanging Rockets +2.

PRO Report Pick: Toledo +2

USC vs. Notre Dame Betting Prediction

7:30 p.m. ET | NBC

Big bets and a betting model edge you say? USC vs. Notre Dame would like a word …