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NCAAF Best Bets for Week 8

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We’ve already kicked off the Week 8 slate with a win and have two more pending tonight. These picks are all on Saturday and we are trying to capitalize on a great week last week where we went 3-1 with an underdog winner. I’ll provide and over, under, side, and underdog play for us.

Buffalo at Akron

You guys probably are aware, I love the Buffalo Bulls. They were more fun to watch with Jarrett Patterson last year, but they still have a fun team and three strong running backs. They also have a quarterback in Kyle Vantrease who is having a rough year, but does get some good yardage for the team overall. Akron is not a strong team, but they do have a good QB-WR combo in DJ Irons and Konata Mumpfield. Unfortunately, I think they will need to rely on their running game to slow Buffalo’s offense, and I don’t see it happening. I don’t think Akron will be a matchup for the Bulls. Play Buffalo -12.5 at -110 .

Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green

Neither of these teams are ones you’re going to sit down in front of the TV or streaming service and watch unless you’re an alumnus or have a kid on the team. But, we can still take the money when this game goes under 49.5 . Bowling Green averages less than 20 points a game and even against a defense in Eastern Michigan that is struggling against the run, they likely won’t be putting up a ton of points. The Eagles might be able to score four touchdowns, but I don’t see them allowing three total on top of that.

Colorado at California

Both of these teams are rather low-scoring, but this matchup has some pieces that make me think we have an opportunity to play the over. Colorado is not throwing the ball much this season, but in the nice Californa air, it might be the time to air it out. Especially against a defense that allows 274 passing yards. For Cal, they can unleash Damien Moore and even QB Chase Garbers on the group as Colorado is allowing 151 rushing yards. Both teams, even with past poor performances, should move the ball with ease tomorrow. Play the over 43.5 at -106.

San Diego State at Air Force

San Diego State is coming into this game as an underdog and I think they are the more talented team. Look, what Air Force is doing on the ground is impressive. They are gaining an average of 336 rushing yards per game. That’s an insane amount, they basically don’t throw the ball at all. But, the Aztecs have a great rushing defense. They allow just 61 yards per game, and this is basically going to come down to that. Can their rushing defense stop the Air Force? I say yes and am willing to take the plus money at +136 on the Aztecs.

Written by David Troy

David is a marketing professional and former adjunct professor from Chicago, IL, husband, and father. He is an avid sports lover that has turned his focus to sports betting after originally developing a love for risk, statistics, and gambling from the Texas Hold'em Poker boom. He loves interacting with people and talking about pop culture, and obviously sports. When he isn't watching sports, he's probably coaching his kids, drinking tequila, or watching movies and tv. David may not always be right, but he will give you reasons why he is doing what he does.

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