SportsTalkATL Staff’s College Football Gambling Locks: Week 8

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Jake Gordon’s Locks (@cantguardjake)

Season Record: 27-18

Almost a perfect week, if it wasn’t for those pesky VAWLS…

Clemson (+3.5) at Pittsburgh

It’s going to be ugly, but somehow, I like Clemson to win this game. Even if they don’t, they could still cover.

Cincinatti (-28) at Navy

The Bearcats will be way too much for one of the worst Navy teams in recent memory. Hammer it.

LSU at Ole Miss, under 76.5

LSU scored at will against Florida, but that’s not who they are. These Ole Miss totals have been way too high in recent weeks, and I think that’s the case again this week.

Oklahoma State (+7) at Iowa State

It’s a total trap, but I’m here for it. Iowa State has been overvalued all season, and though I think they could win, I’ll take the Cowboys and the seven points.

Chase Irle’s Locks (@IrleChase)

Season Record: 23-16

Cincinatti (-28) at Navy

Navy has a terrible football team this year. Perhaps they can run some clock and cover this number because of the triple option, but I think Cincinatti will overpower them. This game could be something like 52-3.

Michigan (-23.5) vs. Northwestern

Big number to lay here on a Michigan offense that doesn’t always show up, but this is a bad Northwestern team. The Wolverines should handily take care of business.

Ole Miss (-8) vs. LSU

I hate betting against my own team, but I still think LSU’s win last week was a fluke over Florida. Ole Miss remains in the playoff picture with just one loss. They should roll at home over the Tigers.

UCLA (-1) vs. Oregon

Outside of one win over Ohio State, the Ducks haven’t covered all season, which is why they are a slight underdog on the road against UCLA. I like the Bruins to win this one.

Tennessee (+25) vs. Alabama

The Vols are a better team this year, and while I don’t expect them to win or even keep it very close, 25 is a very big number for an Alabama team that has had trouble covering this season.

NC State (-3.5) at Miami

This could be a trap, but I’m taking the cheese. Miami is awful. NC State should win this comfortably.

Larsen Griffeth’s Locks

Season Record: 14-8-1

Iowa State -7 vs Oklahoma State

Vegas knows what they’re doing in this one, setting this line where everyone will rush to bet the undefeated Cowboys. I’m not buying it. Oklahoma State played a bad game earlier in the year against Tulsa and should’ve lost at Boise State. Their record looks good and shiny, but that’s not who they are. Iowa State at home gets it done.

Wake Forest at Army, over 52

Feels kinda strange to take the over with a triple option team, but Army is capable of scoring a lot of points. Wake Forest will put up their fair share as well . I’m expected a really good, high scoring game in West Point. Army wins 30-28.

Arkansas -28 1H vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff

This one is off the board in some places, but if you can find it, then run with it. Pine Bluff is 1-5 this season and is absolutely awful. Arkansas is looking for a get right game before a bye week, and they’ll be wanting to rest their starters by halftime. For the record, the full game spread is Arkansas -51.5…I’ll lay the points in the first half.

Wisconsin -3 at Purdue

I usually love fading Wisconsin in some form or fashion, but not this week. Purdue is in the ultimate let-down spot here after a huge win at Iowa. Not to mention, there are experts all over Wisconsin. I’ll close my eyes and bet the Badgers.

Pitt -3 vs Clemson

Clemson isn’t that good. Pitt is a one untimely turnover away from being 6-0 and ranked in the top 15. Pitt is just more than three points better than Clemson right now. I would also look at going over on Pitt’s team total because they score a lot of points. I think Clemson’s poor season continues, and as a Dabo hater, I’m delighted.

Toledo +2 vs Western Michigan

MACTION! Honestly, I don’t have a great reason for betting this. Just trust me, I like it. Come on, look at my record up there. Toledo is gonna win.



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