2020 NCAAF Betting: ATS Picks for Week 8

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 19, 2020 in

Welcome to Week 8 of the college football season! This week, college football will welcome the return of the Big Ten. With the Pac-12 following suit soon, we’ll finally be able to see all of the Power 5 conferences in play. Let’s take a look at some of the top games of the upcoming week and make some predictions against the spread so you can place your bets against their NCAAF odds.

NCAA Football Against the Spread Picks for Week 8

Syracuse at Clemson (-44.5)

After Clemson laid a 66-point beatdown on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, many just want to fast forward to a Clemson vs. Alabama national championship game. At this point in the season, it doesn’t look like anyone in the ACC can compete with Clemson.

Syracuse would like to think that it can, but the Orange are coming off a 38-21 home loss to Hugh Freeze’s Liberty club. Just when you didn’t think things could get worse for the Orange, now they get to travel to Clemson.

Even though 44.5 is a huge number, we still think that the Tigers will dominate the Orange and will cover the 44.5.

Michigan (-3) at Minnesota

PJ Fleck and his upstart Minnesota program host Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines. Fleck has rebuilt the Minnesota program into a perennial Big Ten championship challenger, while Harbaugh has yet to accomplish what everyone expected him to do in Ann Arbor.

Michigan has a ton of talent, but we think that Fleck and his Gophers will get the win at home.

Alabama (-19.5) at Tennessee

What started as a promising season for the Volunteers has now turned into a disaster. After last week’s home loss to Kentucky, Jeremy Pruitt and his Vols go straight from the frying pan and into the fire as they host the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The Tide once again looks like the dominant team in the SEC after defeating Georgia last weekend. All signs point to the Tide once again being in the SEC title game.

Tennessee doesn’t have enough to stop Alabama. The Tide will roll and will cover the 19.5.

Nebraska at Ohio State (-26)

Nebraska was ready to leave the Big Ten earlier this year when the football season was postponed. So how does the Big Ten punish the Huskers? They reward them with a season opener at the Horseshoe against conference favorite Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes have one of the most talented rosters in the country. They’ve been itching to get out on the field, and Justin Fields and company will want to make their mark and prove that they are one of the best teams in the nation. Ohio State wins this one 42-14.

Cincinnati (-1) at SMU

Cincinnati is trying to get itself into national title contention. The two last undefeated AAC teams will meet this weekend.

Cincinnati will be coming off of a long layoff, as it hasn’t played since Oct. 3. SMU will be tough to beat at home, but the Bearcats want to prove that they belong with the Power 5 teams.

In a close one, Cincinnati wins by a field goal.