Hard to believe but we are already on Week 8 of the 2017 college football regular season, which is roughly the half-way point for a lot of teams. Most programs have played 6 of their scheduled 12 games.

Upsets are becoming a thing of the norm. After watching two Top 10 teams in Oklahoma and Michigan go down against unranked opponents in Week 6, there were four more that fell in Week 7.

It started with Friday night’s double-header. First it was No. 2 Clemson losing 24-27 at Syracuse. Then came a stunning 37-3 win at home by Cal over No. 8 Washington State. On Saturday an LSU team that was left for dead rallied from 20 down to stun No. 10 Auburn 27-23. Later that night No. 5 Washington laid an egg in a 7-13 defeat at Arizona State.

Week 8 College Football Preview Schedule & Betting Odds

It seems like the only safe pick to make the 4-team playoff is No. 1 Alabama (7-0), who is 1 of 6 Power 5 teams that have not lost. Based on the rankings right now, the other three teams that would be in are No. 2 Penn State (6-0), No. 3 Georgia (7-0) and No. 4 TCU (6-0).

The other two without a loss are No. 5 Wisconsin (6-0) and No. 8 Miami (5-0). After that there’s a ton of teams with 1-loss who are still in the mix. We do have a couple Group of 5 teams out of the American still undefeated. Those being No. 17 USF (6-0) and No. 20 UCF (5-0).

Plenty of great games on the schedule, but just two that feature two Top 25 teams going against each other. Out of the Big Ten we got No. 19 Michigan visiting No. 2 Penn State. The other is a non-conference clash between No. 11 USC and No. 13 Notre Dame. It just so happens both are scheduled for 7:30 under the lights Saturday night.

Week 8 NCAAF Game Lines & Free Picks Against the Spread & Total

I’ve put together a full FBS betting schedule, with game odds, start times, TV listings and links to our game previews. Each of our previews comes with a free lean on the spread or total. Links will be added throughout the week, so be sure to check back often.

Click here for free Week 8 college football picks from our expert handicappers on staff.

Week 8 College Football Odds (From 5Dimes)

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Time (TV)MatchupOpenCurrentTotalPreview
7:30pm (ESPNU)UL-Lafayette
Arkansas State
+12
-12
+12.5
-12.5
 64 Preview
8:00pm (ESPN)(25) Memphis
Houston
+3.5
-3.5
+3
-3
 61.5 Preview

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Time (TV)MatchupOpenCurrentTotalPreview
6:00pm (CBSSN)Western Kentucky
Old Dominion
-8
+8
-9.5
+9.5
 48.5 Preview
7:00pm (ESPN2)Marshall
Middle Tennessee
-1.5
+1.5
-2.5
+2.5
 50 Preview
9:30pm (CBSSN)Air Force
Nevada
-8.5
+8.5
-5.5
+5.5
 65.5 Preview
10:15pm (ESPN2)Colorado State
New Mexico
-7
+7
-7.5
+7.5
 60 Preview

Saturday, October 21th, 2017

Time (TV)MatchupOpenCurrentTotalPreview
12:00pm (ESPN2)Iowa
Northwestern
PK
PK
-1.5
+1.5
 47.5 Preview
12:00pm (FOX)Maryland
(5) Wisconsin
+23.5
-23.5
+24
-24
 55 Preview
12:00pm (ABC)(10) Oklahoma State
Texas
-5.5
+5.5
-7.5
+7.5
 63.5 Preview
12:00pm (ESPNU)Tulsa
Connecticut
-6.5
+6.5
-6
+6
 70 Preview
12:00pm (ESPN3)Akron
Toledo
+14
-14
+14
-14.5
 55.5 Preview
12:00pm (BTN)Purdue
Rutgers
-7.5
+7.5
-8
+8
 46.5 Preview
12:00pm (ESPN)Louisville
Florida State
+6.5
-6.5
+6.5
-6.5
 56.5 Preview
12:00pm (SECN)Idaho
Missouri
+13.5
-13.5
+14
-14
 62 Preview
12:00pm (FS1)Iowa State
Texas Tech
+6
-6
+6.5
-6.5
 67.5 Preview
12:00pm (CBSSN)Temple
Army
+6.5
-6.5
+5.5
-5.5
 47 Preview
12:20pm (ACCN)Pittsburgh
Duke
+7.5
-7.5
+8
-8
 50 Preview
12:30pm (ACCN)Boston College
Virginia
+6.5
-6.5
+7
-7
 48.5 Preview
2:00pm (ESPN3)Troy
Georgia State
-11
+11
-9
+9
 45 Preview
2:00pm (ESPN3)Kent State
Ohio
+20
-20
+19.5
-19.5
 49 Preview
2:00pm (ESPN3)Northern Illinois
Bowling Green
-13.5
+13.5
-12.5
+12.5
 49.5Preview
2:00pm (ESPN3)Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan
-4
+4
-4
+4
 50Preview
2:30pm (ESPN3)Buffalo
Miami (OH)
+3
-3
+3
-3
47Preview
3:00pm (ESPN3)Central Michigan
Ball State
-2.5
+2.5
-3
+3
 48Preview
3:30pm (CBS)Tennessee
(1) Alabama
+34
-34
+34.5
-34.5
 50.5Preview
3:30pm (ESPN)Syracuse
(8) Miami
+14.5
-14.5
+17
-17
 58Preview
3:30pm (ESPN2)North Carolina
(14) Virginia Tech
+21
-21
+21
-21
 51Preview
3:30pm (ABC)Indiana
(18) Michigan State
+7
-7
+7
-7
 45.5Preview
3:30pm (CBSSN)(20) UCF
Navy
-6.5
+6.5
-8.5
+8.5
 66Preview
3:30pm (ESPN3)Coastal Carolina
Appalachian State
+25.5
-25.5
+24
-24
 55Preview
3:30pmGeorgia Southern
UMass
+6.5
-6.5
+6.5
-6.5
 56Preview
3:30pm (FS1)Arizona State
Utah
+10.5
-10.5
+8.5
-8.5
 55.5Preview
3:30pm ()Illinois
Minnesota
+14
-14
+14
-14
 46.5Preview
4:00pm (FOX)(9) Oklahoma
Kansas State
-12
+12
-12.5
+12.5
 57Preview
4:00pm (SECN)Kentucky
Mississippi State
+10
-10
+10.5
-10.5
 52.5Preview
4:00pmOregon
UCLA
+6.5
-6.5
+6.5
-6.5
 71Preview
4:00pm (ESPNU)SMU
Cincinnati
-7
+7
-8.5
+8.5
 54Preview
5:00pm (ESPN3)UL-Monroe
South Alabama
+5
-5
+5
-5
 61.5Preview
5:00pm (ESPN3)North Texas
FAU
+6
-6
+3.5
-3.5
 62.5Preview
6:00pmUtah State
UNLV
+3
-3
+4.5
-4.5
 61.5Preview
6:30pmUAB
Charlotte
-4.5
+4.5
-7
+7
 51.5Preview
7:00pm (ESPN2)(16) South Florida
Tulane
-10.5
+10.5
-12.5
+12.5
 57.5Preview
7:00pmSouthern Miss
Louisiana Tech
+4
-4
+2
-2
 54.5Preview
7:00pmRice
UTSA
+18
-18
+21.5
-21.5
 51.5Preview
7:00pm (CBSSN)BYU
East Carolina
-7.5
+7.5
-5.5
+5.5
 55.5Preview
7:15pm (ESPN)(24) LSU
Ole Miss
-7.5
+7.5
-6.5
+6.5
 57.5Preview
7:30pm (ABC)(19) Michigan
(2) Penn State
+11.5
-11.5
+10
-10
 43Preview
7:30pm (NBC)(11) USC
(13) Notre Dame
+3
-3
+3.5
-3.5
 59.5Preview
7:30pm (SECN)(21) Auburn
Arkansas
-13.5
+13.5
-14.5
+14.5
 55Preview
7:30pm (ESPNU)Wake Forest
Georgia Tech
+8.5
-8.5
+7
-7
 47.5Preview
8:00pm (FOX)Kansas
(4) TCU
+37
-37
+37.5
-37.5
 61.5Preview
8:00pm ()(23) West Virginia
Baylor
-8.5
+8.5
-9.5
+9.5
 69.5Preview
8:00pm ()Arizona
California
-1
+1
-3
+3
 63Preview
10:15pm (ESPN2)Wyoming
Boise State
+14.5
-14.5
+13.5
-13.5
 45.5Preview
10:30pm (CBSSN)Fresno State
San Diego State
+11.5
-11.5
+7.5
-7.5
 47.5Preview
10:45pm (ESPN)Colorado
(15) Washington State
+11
-11
+10.5
-10.5
 56Preview

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