This week we have some selections with teams have had roller coaster rides with the College football betting lines. Consider a Maryland Terrapins team that has at times looked both unstoppable and utterly helpless. This week the Terps are hosting a decent Indiana team that is in the unusual role of a road chalk. Then there is the case of the Syracuse Orange. Despite losing most of their key personnel from a successful 2018 season the Orange are still in the hunt for a bowl. This week they will also be home dogs against a Pitt team that is hardly imposing. Let’s take a look at this week’s Wise Guy free picks selections!
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College Football Week 8 Wise Guy Picks Betting Odds Analysis
Pitt Panthers -3 at Syracuse Orange, Friday, October 18, 2019, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
The Orange have covered two of their last three as home dogs and face a Pitt team that has covered just one of the last four meetings in this head to head series. Pitt ranks 107th in the nation for scoring offense and has not at all been dominant. While Syracuse lacks impressive metrics but is 3-3 straight up compared to a 4-2 Pitt team that barely scraped by Delaware 17-14 a couple of weeks ago. Laying points with Pitt on the road doesn’t look like a great idea at this point.
Indiana Hoosiers -5 at Maryland Terrapins, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:30p.m. ET, BTN
This is a strange matchup and line with the Hoosiers having covered just two of their last seven as road chalks. Indiana is 4-2 and in bowl contention while Maryland is 3-3 and coming off an ugly 40-14 loss at Purdue. The last time Maryland got smoked in a game (59-0 to Penn State) they rallied with a 48-7 win over Rutgers. The Terps rank 28th in the nation for scoring offense and should be in the hunt for the upset against a Hoosiers team that is not used to being in this role.
Arizona State Sun Devils at Utah Utes -12.5, Saturday, October. 19, 2019, 6 p.m. ET, Pac 12 Network
Last week the Utes annihilated the Oregon State Beavers in a 52-7 road payout that was indicative of their status as the favorite in the Pac 12 South Division. Utah boasts the nation’s ninth ranked scoring defense which does not bode well for an Arizona State team ranked 92nd in the country for scoring offense. The Utah tandem of quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss give them the superiority in offensive firepower.
LSU Tigers -18.5 at Mississippi State Bulldogs, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:30 p.m. ET, Check Listings
Right from the start Northeasterner Joe Moorhead seemed like an odd fit as head coach of the very rural and quite southern Mississippi State Bulldogs. And last week’s 20-10 loss at Tennessee hardly inspires confidence. LSU is an offensive juggernaut that has covered four of their six games as the top scoring team in the land.
Baylor Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys -2.5, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4 p.m. ET, FOX
While it is true that Baylor is 6-0 its also true that this is a potential trap spot at Stillwater where the Pokes have covered nine of their last 10 in this head to head series. Okie State has also had two weeks to prepare for this one.
Week 8 Wise Guy College Football Best Bets
This week’s Wise Guy picks combine opposing rare road chalks with taking a couple of power teams to go with a perfect trap with the college football betting lines.
Week 8 Wise Guy College Football Odds Best Bets: Syracuse Orange, Maryland Terrapins, Utah Utes, LSU Tigers, Oklahoma State Cowboys
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