College Football Week 8: Latest Odds, Trends

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The Big Ten and Mountain West are back in action this week, meaning we have our biggest college football slate of the season thus far.

William Hill has 16 college football Week 8 games up that involve top-25 teams, including three ranked matchups. And all three have had interesting betting patterns thus far at William Hill.

The biggest battle in the Big Ten this weekend is No. 18 Michigan vs. No. 21 Minnesota. After opening as a 2-point road favorite at William Hill, the Wolverines are up to -3.

As of now, this showdown has caused the most division from William Hill bettors for any Week 8 game’s spread. Minnesota has brought 51% of the total number of tickets, while Michigan has gotten 51% of the total dollars wagered.

The other two ranked matchups are the only two games this week involving at least one top-25 team in which the underdog has attracted the majority of the tickets and dollars.

For No. 23 North Carolina State vs. No. 14 North Carolina (-15.5), the Wolfpack are generating 77% of the total number of tickets and 84% of the total dollars wagered. In a crucial Big 12 affair between No. 17 Iowa State and No. 6 Oklahoma State (-3.5), the Cyclones are capturing 64% of the total number of tickets and 66% of the total dollars wagered.

The most lopsided betting action in a top-25 game is in the ACC. No. 11 Miami is a 13.5-point home favorite against Virginia, and most William Hill bettors believe that the underdog won’t be able to weather the storm. The Hurricanes are receiving 93% of the total number of tickets and 94% of the total dollars wagered.

Virginia vs. Miami is also one of two ranked games that has had spreads shift by multiple points from the opening number. The Hurricanes were originally listed at -11.5 before rising by two points. Additionally, No. 19 Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest has gone from Virginia Tech -7.5 to -10.

The biggest Week 8 college football wager thus far, though, comes in an unranked Big Ten contest. A Nevada bettor placed $9,900 on Rutgers +13 (-110) at Michigan State for a total potential payout of $18,900. The Scarlet Knights are now 13.5-point underdogs at William Hill.

Check out William Hill’s latest college football Week 8 odds and trends for every game involving a top-25 team.

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