Expert Picks College Football Week 8

Expert Picks College Football Week 8

We are hitting Week 8 in college football betting action. I have a trio of expert picks you can jump on now.

Expert Picks College Football Week 8

#11 Oklahoma at TCU
When: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 12:00 pm ET
Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Ft. Worth, TX
TV: ABC
Odds: Oklahoma -7.5

Analysis: Oklahoma’s bye week before their Saturday battle with rival TCU must have been interesting because the Sooners lost 45-48 to Texas the week before. Oklahoma can’t stop any opponent from scoring points against it.

The Sooners offense is impossible to stop, though. The only way to beat Oklahoma is to score with them. TCU doesn’t appear capable of more than 28 points in this game, which means the Sooners could blow out the Horned Frogs on Saturday.

Pick: Oklahoma

#1 Alabama at Tennessee
When: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
TV: CBS
Odds: NL

Analysis: The line’s off right now because Alabama hasn’t said if starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa plays. It won’t matter if Tagovailoa plays or not because Tennessee has no shot of keeping it close against the top team in the nation.

The Vols played their best game of the season in Week 7 when they upset Auburn on the road. They won’t upset Auburn and Alabama back-to-back. Almost as important, we mustn’t forget that with Tagovailoa playing only a single half in almost every Alabama game, the Tide averages over 50 points per.

No matter the spread, Alabama covers.

Pick: Alabama

#20 NC State at #4 Clemson
When: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
TV: ESPN
Odds: Clemson -17

Analysis: The Tigers have no real excuse heading into their Saturday matchup with NC State. Clemson put together the best game it’s played this season when dominating Wake Forest 66-3 on Oct. 6.

Going into this game off a bye, the Tigers should dominate an NC State squad that’s 5-0 this season. It’s easy for me to write that because NC State hasn’t beaten much. Plus, in their last outing, the Wolfpack didn’t cover at home versus Boston College as a -6.5 favorite.

Clemson rolls to an easy win and cover.

Pick: Clemson