College Football Week 8 Odds and Lookahead Lines: 4 Bets to Make This Weekend

Week 8 College Football odds and lines are officially posted. Find the most updated College Football odds for Week 8 as well as predictions for marquee matchups such as Utah vs USC, Kansas St vs TCU, and Penn State vs Ohio State below.

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Early College Football Week 8 Bets To Place

Alabama and Ohio State could both be tested at home in Week 8, setting up for a critical day that could help decide who goes to the College Football Playoff at the end of the season.

Let’s take a look at the early odds for Week 8 and which bets are worth locking in right now.

Utah (+9.5) vs. USC

Some books have this line at Utah +6.5, and it feels like it’ll settle closer to that than 9-10 points.

The Utes have a recent history of playing USC very competitively, beating the Trojans twice last season and torching their concerning defense both times. Utah’s offense doesn’t look as strong as it did last season, but the Trojans’ defense remains a glaring hole. If Notre Dame has a field day against USC after struggling offensively in three consecutive games, it’s going to make this line narrower entering Week 8.

Utah might not win at USC, but it’s hard for the Trojans to blow good teams out with the way their defense is playing right now.

Penn State (+5.5) vs. Ohio State

Lines are still varying for this blockbuster matchup, so it’s a take your pick at this point. Ohio State probably shouldn’t be favored by more than a few points, considering the slow starts the Buckeyes have had this year.

They barely skated by against Notre Dame, but of course, the offense didn’t look strong for much of their home games against Indiana or Maryland, either. Penn State is one of the few Big Ten teams that can nearly match Ohio State’s NFL-caliber talent, and despite the youth of QB Drew Allar, the Nittany Lions’ offense (30+ points in each game) might simply be too good to let the Buckeyes off the hook like Maryland did in Week 6.

Ohio State hasn’t looked untouchable at home this season, and the safe bet is on Penn State to keep the game very competitive.

Kansas State (-4.5) vs. TCU

Kansas State and TCU are both coming off surprise losses, but the Horned Frogs have been far more disappointing this season.

Losing to West Virginia at home and following it up with a bad road loss to Iowa State is a concern, and the loss of QB Chandler Morris makes Sonny Dykes’ offense a major uncertainty going forward. Josh Hoover didn’t look much better than Morris after replacing him last week, and it wouldn’t be surprising at all if TCU has a hard time keeping up with what’s been a solid BYU offense this week.

Kansas State has a road matchup at Texas Tech this week, against a Red Raiders team that has started to make some strides. The Wildcats lost that game because of Will Howard’s turnover issues, but Texas Tech doesn’t have a ballhawking defense. If he can hold onto the ball, Kansas State can win on the road – that could push the Wildcats closer to touchdown favorites vs. TCU.

Ole Miss (-3) vs. Auburn

Hugh Freeze takes on his former school as Auburn hosts Ole Miss. Jordan-Hare Stadium carries some weight, as we saw when the Tigers kept up with Georgia for part of their matchup two weeks ago, but Auburn’s offense continues to not be a very well-oiled machine. Payton Thorne threw for just 82 yards in the loss to Georgia, and his only games with more than 100 passing yards came against UMass and Samford.

Ole Miss is such a clear level ahead of Auburn that taking the Rebels with the spread being field goal is the smart play right now.

Ole Miss is on a bye in Week 7, but Auburn is not — it’s tough to imagine how the Tigers can possibly keep up with an LSU offense that has been downright dominant since Week 2. With the Jayden Daniels-to-Malik Nabers connection looking as strong as ever, a sizable LSU win against Auburn should set the Tigers back in the eyes of oddsmakers and move this line further in Ole Miss’ favor.

Dan is a lifelong sports fan and graduate of Boston University. He’s covered several sports on Instagram since he was 12 and now writes about everything from betting trends to breaking news for Lineups.

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