NCAAF Betting: 2020 Season Week 8 Odds & Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 20, 2020 in

In what has already been a crazy season, Week 8 is sure to see even more surprises. With the Big Ten returning to action, four of the five Power 5 Conferences will be in action. Let’s take a look at some of this week’s top games, and we’ll give you our predictions against the spread so you can place your bets against their NCAAF odds.

2020 College Football Week 8 Odds, Overview and Picks

Cincinnati (-1) at SMU

The Bearcats are 3-0 on the season and are rising in the national polls. They have yet to play much competition, but they have been dominant in their three victories. Cincinnati has a very powerful offensive unit that can put up points in a hurry.

SMU is undefeated as well, coming in at 5-0. In this battle of undefeated AAC teams, the Mustangs will need strong play from their defense. SMU has played in a lot of close games, and it has won its last three games by an average of seven points.

Cincinnati is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games against an opponent with a winning record. SMU is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven conference games. Cincinnati’s offense will be too much for the Mustangs to handle, as the Bearcats defeat SMU by a touchdown.

Nebraska at Ohio State (-26)

With all of the issues that Nebraska has had with the Big Ten’s postponement to start the season, this may be their biggest issue. After all of the Cornhuskers’ complaining, the Big Ten decided that Nebraska should open up the season at Columbus.

Nebraska lost five of its last six to end the 2019 season. It will be looking to rebound against one of the most talented teams in the country in Ohio State.

Ohio State’s offense should put up a ton of points, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Justin Fields. Ohio State will have a lot of newcomers on defense, so that could be a problem. Nebraska has a lot of talent at its skill positions, so it should be able to put up some points.

Nebraska is 1-5 against the spread in its last six meetings with Ohio State. We’ll see a lot of points in this one, but we like the Buckeyes to win by 28, covering the spread.

Alabama (-20) at Tennessee

The Crimson Tide just keeps on rolling. After defeating Georgia, Alabama has shown everyone that it is the top team in the SEC. Led by Heisman Trophy candidates Mac Jones and Najee Harris, along with speedy wide receivers Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle, the Tide’s offense is as strong as ever.

Just when things were starting to look up for Jeremy Pruitt and his Tennessee Volunteers, they hit a huge wall as they were defeated at home by Kentucky by a score of 34-7. Tennessee’s offense has been atrocious, and now it is going to run into the stingy Crimson Tide defense.

Alabama covers over 60% of the time, and this Saturday will be no different. The Tide are just too good for Tennessee, and they’ll continue on their path to the national championship game. Alabama wins by more than 20.