College Football Week 8 Betting Odds Preview
Week 8 in college football doesn’t have a single ranked matchup on the schedule. Will that mean easy money for bettors leaning on the Top 25?
In the SEC this weekend, the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide appear to have an easy win in hand when they host the Tennessee Volunteers. At Bovada Sportsbook, Alabama is a 24.5-point road favorite.
Alabama is coming off a 49-9 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs as a 17.5-point favorite, which improved its record to 6-1 straight up and 4-3 against the spread this season. At home, the Crimson Tide continue to be unbeatable at 30-0 SU and 17-13 ATS in their last 30. That includes going 9-1 ATS in their last 10.
Tennessee is 4-3 SU and 3-4 ATS following last week’s 31-26 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels as a 1-point underdog. As an underdog, the Volunteers have been terrible at 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS in their last nine.
Alabama has dominated this matchup with 14 straight wins against Tennessee and a 10-4 ATS record. Last season, Alabama defeated Tennessee 48-17 as a 22-point road favorite.
Cowboys road underdogs vs unranked Iowa State
Over in the Big 12 this weekend, the unranked Iowa State Cyclones host the No. 8 Oklahoma State Cowboys as a 7-point favorite.
Iowa State is 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS following last week’s 33-20 win over the Kansas State Wildcats. The Cyclones are 3-1 ATS in their last four and 8-4 ATS in their last 12. When favored, Iowa State is 12-2 SU and 9-5 ATS in its last 14.
Oklahoma State is 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS and posted an upset win last week over the Texas Longhorns 32-24 as a 3.5-point underdog. On the road, the Cowboys have won three straight both SU and ATS, and as an underdog they’re a profitable 11-2 ATS in their last 13.
Last season, Oklahoma State edged Iowa State 24-21 as a 2.5-point favorite. In the last nine matchups, the Cowboys are 8-1 SU and 5-3-1 ATS.
Fighting Irish, Trojans both coming off bye weeks
Also on tap this week, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the USC Trojans as a 7-point favorite.
Notre Dame is coming off its bye week at 5-1 SU and 3-3 ATS on the season. At home, the Fighting Irish have been extremely tough at 26-1 SU and 15-12 ATS in their last 27 games. However, in their last seven home games, they’re only 2-5 ATS.
USC is also coming off its bye week and is 3-3 SU and ATS on the season. On the road, the Trojans have won seven straight at 5-2 ATS. However, as an underdog, they’ve dropped their last three games while going 1-2 ATS, and they’re 1-9 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10.
Notre Dame has won three in a row against USC at 2-1 ATS. In their last eight meetings with the Trojans, the Irish are 6-2 SU and 4-4 ATS.