NCAA Football Week 8 ATS Picks.

NCAA Football Week 8 ATS Picks

Written by on October 17, 2018

Week 7 of the college football season proved to be a little more dramatic than most, with a number of big teams losing to underdogs and seeing their playoff push sidelined. There is still plenty of time for the teams in question to turn things around, with a couple still in control of their own destiny. There is no time to dwell on the past, though, as we now need to start looking forward to Week 8. There are a lot of big games on the schedule for the coming week and we will be delivering a series of picks. Based on the latest college football betting lines, we will start out with some ATS picks, but also be on the lookout for our SU and O/U picks.


NCAA Football Week 8 ATS Picks


Utah State Aggies (-14 ½) vs Wyoming Cowboys

The Aggies come into this one at 5-1 on the season, but perhaps more importantly, they have gone 6-0 ATS to start the year. The success in covering the spread has not just been just in home games, as the Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.


They take to the road this week to go against a Wyoming Cowboys team that is struggling badly at just 2-5 SU on the season. Furthermore, they are 1-6 ATS this season and have failed to cover in each of their last 5 games. In the last 10 meetings between these teams, the spread has been split down the middle at 5-5, but I think the Aggies cover handily here.


Latest NCAA Football Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Utah State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah State is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Wyoming is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games at home
  • Wyoming is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Utah State


Penn State Nittany Lions (-15 ½) vs Indiana Hoosiers

I’m a little concerned about this one, simply because it’s tough to know how the Nittany Lions will react after losing to Michigan State last week. It was a loss that put their playoff hopes in serious jeopardy, and now they need to go on the road to face the Indiana Hoosiers this weekend.


I have a feeling that Penn State will come out with guns blazing as they look to wash out the bad taste of last week. The Nittany Lions have won 18 of their last 19 meetings with the Hoosiers, a team that is just 2-5 ATS this season. I think Penn State wins this game by 20 points or more.


Latest NCAA Football Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Indiana is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Penn State


Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers (-7)

The LSU Tigers are coming off their biggest win of the season, laying a beatdown on the Georgia Bulldogs that has vaulted them back into the playoff conversation. They won that one at home and will once again have home-field advantage when they welcome in the Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend.


LSU is one of the favorites to win at NCAA Football Week 8 action.


The Tigers have been a fantastic bet of late, going 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games. They have won 10 of their last 11 games against the Bulldogs at home, so it’s fair to suggest that they will win this one, too, and I believe they will easily cover the spread.


Latest NCAA Football Week 8 Betting Trends

Mississippi State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 gamesMississippi State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the roadLouisiana State is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 gamesLouisiana State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home


UCF Knights (-21) vs East Carolina Pirates

We all know the story of the UCF Knights and their unbeaten season in 2017, but the big question this year was whether they could repeat the feat. They certainly made things look easy through the first 6 weeks of the season, but they ran into a very good Memphis team in Week 7 and needed to pull that one out late to maintain their unbeaten start.


The Knights should have an easier time of it this weekend against an East Carolina team that is just 2-4 SU and ATS this season. Look for UCF to get back to winning big in this one.


Latest NCAA Football Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Central Florida is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing East Carolina
  • East Carolina is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games
  • East Carolina is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home