College Football Week 8 Opening Odds

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After picking up their first against-the-spread victory over the weekend, the Michigan State Spartans are pegged as big 17-point favorites for their Week 8 contest against the Indiana Hoosiers at sportsbooks monitored by

The Spartans capitalized on a late miscue by rival Michigan last week to grab a 27-23 road win as a 7-point underdog — improving them to 7-0 straight up on the season and giving them their first ATS victory of 2015. Michigan State is 6-0 SU but 1-5 ATS in its last six games against Indiana heading into their game on Saturday.

Michigan State stays at No. 7 in the updated AP Top 25 for this week, while Ohio State remains at the top after beating Penn State 38-10 last week to improve to 7-0 SU but just 2-5 ATS on the season. Ohio State opened as a 20.5-point road favorite against Rutgers for Week 8; the Buckeyes are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 October road games according to the OddsShark College Football Database.

Elsewhere, No. 3 Utah opened as a 3-point road underdog against USC at the sportsbooks, while No. 5 LSU opened as a 17-point home favorite against Western Kentucky, No. 6 Clemson opened as a 3.5-point road favorite against Miami, and No. 8 Alabama opened as a 14.5-point home favorite against Tennessee.

No. 2 Baylor opened as a huge 37-point home favorite against Iowa State for Week 8. The Bears are 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS on the season with the OVER/UNDER having gone 5-1 in their six contests. The OVER has also gone 8-1 in Baylor’s last nine games at home.

Check out the full list of opening college football odds for the week. Live odds and matchup reports on every game every day, head over to the college football betting section.

Louisiana Lafayette at Arkansas State -6 TUE

Temple at East Carolina -2 THU

Georgia Southern at Appalachian State -6 THU

California at UCLA -6.5 THU

Memphis at Tulsa +11.5 FRI

Utah State at San Diego State +5 FRI

Kansas at Oklahoma State -35

Florida State at Georgia Tech +6.5

Tennessee at Alabama -14.5

Texas A&M at Ole Miss -6

Clemson at Miami +3.5

Auburn at Arkansas -4

NC State at Wake Forest +8.5

Pittsburgh at Syracuse +6.5

Kansas State at Texas -3.5

Army at Rice +14

Iowa State at Baylor -37

Northwestern at Nebraska -6.5

Southern Mississippi at Charlotte +16.5

Houston at UCF +18.5

Boston College at Louisville -8.5

Bowling Green at Kent State +9.5

Fresno State at Air Force -17

Miami-Ohio at Western Michigan -20

Toledo at Massachusetts +9.5

Central Michigan at Ball State +6

North Texas at Marshall -31

Middle Tennessee at Louisiana Tech -8.5

Texas Tech at Oklahoma -14.5

Wisconsin at Illinois +7

Penn State at Maryland +7.5

Indiana at Michigan State -17

Virginia at North Carolina -12

Duke at Virginia Tech -6

Ohio at Buffalo +2

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois -27.5

Hawaii at Nevada -6.5

SMU at South Florida -13

Missouri at Vanderbilt +2

Washington State at Arizona -8.5

Connecticut at Cincinnati -13

Louisiana Monroe at Idaho +3.5

Old Dominion at Florida Intl -14.5

Florida Atlantic at UTEP +5

Western Kentucky at LSU -17

New Mexico at San Jose State -7.5

South Alabama at Texas State -5

Kentucky at Mississippi State -11.5

Utah at USC -3

Ohio State at Rutgers +20.5

Wyoming at Boise State -34

Colorado at Oregon State -3.5

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