NCAA Football Week 8 Betting Picks

by WagerHome Blog on October 18, 2022

For the first time since 2006, the Tennessee Volunteers got a win over Alabama. The Vols won on a final second field goal 52-49, and it gave Tennessee four wins over NCAA teams that were ranked when the Vols beat them. Tennessee is now No. 3 in the country.

Alabama falls to No. 6, their lowest ranking since the end of the 2019 season, while Georgia and Ohio State stay put at No. 1 and No. 2.

Each Saturday in NCAA football, we have championship-level matchups, and this week is no different.

No. 14 Syracuse at No. 5 Clemson (Under 51.1)

It’s 7-0 Clemson hosting 6-0 Syracuse, and we have two of the best defenses in the country going at it in this one.

Florida State gave a bit of a blueprint last week in how to run against Clemson, and that is likely to become the Syracuse plan. Run the ball, work the clock, and keep the Tiger offense on the sideline. And that is why the UNDER in this game is a really attractive NCAA football bet.

No. 24 Mississippi State (+21.5) at No. 6 Alabama

After nearly losing to Texas A&M and actually losing to Tennessee, we’re not quite sure what we’re going to get from Alabama. Bryce Young wasn’t fully healthy last week, but he was fantastic against the Vols. But the Crimson Tide defense was very concerning.

The Bulldogs score a lot of points, except when they lose. They had 16 against LSU and 17 last week at Kentucky but have scored 40 points in four of their five wins.

This offense is good enough to find the end zone against Alabama repeatedly, and they should cover the 21.5-point NCAA football spread.


No. 17 Kansas State at No. 8 TCU (-3.5)

Following TCU’s huge win over Oklahoma State, the expectations for the Horned Frogs are also huge. They have won three straight against ranked NCAA opponents, and they have a chance to make it four in a row with Kansas State coming to town.

K-State plays good defense, but TCU plays great offense, averaging more than 526 yards per game. Quarterback Max Duggan will continue his great season, and he will keep TCU perfect on the year and cover the spread.

No. 9 UCLA (+6) at No. 10 Oregon

No one predicted that UCLA would begin the season 6-0, and a month ago, it was unfathomable to think they could win at Oregon. Yet here we are.

The Bruins have a great offense (as does Oregon), and after wins over Washington and Utah, UCLA will keep this game close. Even if they don’t win, they will cover the 6-point spread.

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