The race to glory is officially on now in Week 8 of the 2023 college football season. The playoff picture feels pretty wide open at this point, and there are many teams on the outside looking in, ready to capitalize. Here are three Week 8 best bets with the playoff picture in mind.
College Football Week 8 Best Bets and Picks
Penn State to win over Ohio State (+158)
Penn State is running hot this season. They are 6-0 outright and 6-0 against the spread. Ohio State has offered its fans more questions than answers. Ohio State is going to struggle to put up points in this game – Penn State has held two out of its last three opponents scoreless. Getting +158 for this team is too much value to pass on.
Special plays on Special Teams 🤩 pic.twitter.com/tG5dsKRtYE
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) October 17, 2023
Duke to cover the +13.5 point spread against Florida State
With only one loss in twelve games between these two teams, both have proven that they can win. Florida State is legitimately a top five team in the country – but they shouldn’t be bet on to win by two touchdowns here. Look for Duke to keep this one close all the way through.
That first-career touchdown feeling 😈 pic.twitter.com/V9C3bYsgzA
— Duke Football (@DukeFOOTBALL) October 16, 2023
Ole Miss to cover the -6 point spread against Auburn
These teams are just classes apart from each other. Auburn is currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak. The most recent loss was a brutal 30-point beatdown against LSU, a team that Ole Miss had beaten a week prior. Look for Ole Miss to win by more than a touchdown here.