The college football season is beyond the halfway stage and the push for a bowl game or the College Football Playoff will be really on. There are a couple of big spreads for some of those AP Top 25 teams, especially: No. 4 Ohio State (-28) in Northwestern, West Virginia at No. 5 Oklahoma (-33.5), No. 6 Wisconsin (-31) in Illinois and Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama (-34.5).
The most significant line movement among the ranked teams thus far is UL Monroe in No. 24 Appalachian State at which the Mountaineers opened at -17 and have??fallen into -14.5. The largest total motion is at the No. 6 Wisconsin at Illinois game where the total opened at 52 points and has fallen to 49.5.
Below is a list of all the spreads and totals for most of the games in Week 8.
Have a look at our NCAAF chances page??to find the most up-to-date odds for these games and all of the other school matches of this week.
Temple vs SMU Game Center
Line History
Temple picked up its second victory over a ranked opponent a week by edging then-No. Now, and 23 Memphis the Owls look for a third. Exterior of a nasty loss at Buffalo in Week 3, Temple might be at the 25. The Mustangs are coming off their bye week at Week 7 and then bring a record to the back half of this season. Furthermore, SMU is 5-1 ATS, only failing to cover its final time out from Tulsa.
This line has moved to more than a touchdown for SMU now, and that I find a little surprising as -6.5 seemed like an proper line. The Mustangs have a balance on offense through the air and on the ground, while the Owls lean more on their assault with QB Anthony Russo. Defensively, while the Mustangs are in quitting quarterbacks only so-so Temple is far better and is strong against the run game.
Temple has covered at each of the last three encounters with SMU, including winning two of these games , but this can be their first meeting since 2016. That said the previous 3 competitions involving these schools were -12 (Temple, 2016), -13.5 (Temple, 2015) and -14 (SMU, 2013). I anticipate a bit of a buyback for the Owls and also this line final about -7 for the Mustangs.
Michigan vs Penn State Game Center
Line History
The undefeated Nittany Lions eye victories over ranked opponents after knocking off then-No. 17 Iowa last week 17-12. After getting stomped at then-No around the street. 13 Wisconsin in Week 4, Michigan has rattled off three consecutive wins, including a win over then-No. 14 Iowa, also it showed some offensive prowess in Illinois and Rutgers against groups that are poorer.
The Wolverines have had the Nittany Lions number recently, going 4-1 SU and ATS but that lone loss came in the contest. Penn State won that game 42-13 and it was also the only time the Nittany Lions had been??favored at the last seven meetings over Michigan.
Penn State has had a better offense and defense than Michigan this year but has had any vulnerabilities in its own secondary, surrendering an average of 205.8 passing yards per game. The Nittany Lions will happily let Wolverines QB Shea Patterson try to beat on them as he has the cheapest yards per completion and the smallest pass completion percentage of the career. I could see this line continue to proceed in favor of Penn State.
Boise State vs BYU Game Center
Line History
As it makes its way throughout the Mountain West at 5-1 ATS and 6-0 SU boise State proceeds to climb the rankings. The Broncos faced some adversity because true freshman Hank Bachmeier, their quarterback, left the game but copy Chase Cord filled in admirably. On the opposing side, BYU is coming home when it edged then-No looking for its first win. 24 USC 30-27 in overtime.
Even though the Broncos have experienced the Cougars number recently, winning five of the last seven meetings theyve just covered in two of these matches. Boise State was favored between these groups in every one of the last five contests, with all four of these with a spread of a touchdown or more.
BYUs offense has been anemic this season, averaging 22.3 points a game, which will not bode well this week as Boise State ranks 27th in school soccer with just 19.5 points allowed per game. It is somewhat surprising to observe this line remain stagnant thus far and it might stay there all week, but when it goes, I believe itll move in favour of Boise State.
Oregon vs Washington Game Center
Line History
After falling in its season opener against then-No. 16 Auburn, Oregon has rattled off five consecutive wins. Washington is still a difficult group to judge , falling into Cal and Stanford, while earning a success over then-No. 21 taking good care of business against lesser teams and USC.
The Ducks are a wager against the Huskies, covering seven of those and winning eight of the past ten meetings, but more recently theyre 1-2 ATS within the last three. This past year, Oregon was a 3.5-point underdog at home to Washington and won 30-27. Today were seeing a 6.5-point swing along with the Ducks will be on the road.
Both teams are strong defensively and typical the exact same amount of points per match. On the other hand, the Ducks??defense has allowed the third-fewest points a game this season and has been really tough against opposing running backs, allowing just 107.5 rushing yards per game. That could be a problem for Washington as it averages 178.7 rushing yards per game. If youre a Huskies backer, I believe this line will go to +3.5 as we near kickoff.