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Best College Football Bets Week 8 | CFB Picks &Predictions

CFB Week 8 Picks 2022

It’s time for Week 8 of the College Football season. Here, we’re looking at the best bets to make this week, including the Alabama Crimson Tide, who lost stunningly just a week ago.

Let’s dive in.

Wisconsin vs. Purdue

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After giving up just 21 points in regulation a week ago against the Michigan State Spartans, they would lose, surrendering 13 additional points in double-overtime.

Purdue has allowed plenty of points as of late, but where they shine is in run defense, where the Badgers like to run their offense through.

Running back Braelon Allen had 29 carries last week but averaged just 4.2 yards per carry. Now, against Purdue, if the rushing attack can’t get going, there’s not a whole lot of faith in quarterback Graham Mertz to make the offense go.

Purdue's rushing attack is fine, but their offense operates best when quarterback Aidan O’Connell completes passes to wide receiver Charlie Jones.

These are two good defenses that do well against the strengths of the other—Purdue ranks 19th in rushing yards allowed per game, and Wisconsin holds teams to around 215 passing yards per outing.

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Ohio State vs. Iowa

Pick: Ohio State -28.5 (-110) at FanDuel

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With a total floating around 49 or 50 points, a spread of 28.5 seems like many points to lay.

However, the Iowa Hawkeyes’ offense is almost non-existent. This season, they’re averaging under 15 points per game and have many single-digit scoring games.

The Buckeyes rank seventh and ninth in the country in passing yards and rushing yards allowed per game, respectively.

That, combined with an already lackluster Hawkeyes offense, the Buckeyes should cover this number.

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Alabama vs. Mississippi State

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Surrendering 52 points last week, the Alabama Crimson Tide’s defense has not been exactly imposing this year. In the previous three weeks, they’ve allowed 20 or more points, all of which were SEC competition—Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

The passing attack for Mississippi State was shut down most last week against Kentucky. Still, on the season, Rogers has over 2,300 passing yards and 23 touchdowns.

The Crimson Tide will rebound in this one, but the Mississippi State passing attack will only be able to do so much. If they put up 20, that should be a success, but it’s somewhat hard to rely on Alabama to post 35-40 points.

After all, other than Tennessee, they’ve only scored 35 or more once against ranked competition, not including Tennessee.

This could end up close to going over, but it’ll fall just under.

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.

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