College Football Week 8 Opening Lines


Six college football teams remain undefeated this season, with five of them in action in Week 8, and at least one of them ending the week with their first loss of 2014. Here’s a look at the opening Week 8 college football betting lines.

The top five teams in the AP Top 25 for this week are all 6-0 SU on the season – Mississippi State, Florida State, Ole Miss, Baylor, and Notre Dame. As well, No. 25 Marshall has also cracked the rankings after starting the season 6-0 SU. New No. 1 Mississippi State is on a bye this week, while Florida State and Notre Dame will clash in the week’s top matchup – with the Seminoles opening as big home favorites at 5Dimes.

Matchup Reports: Notre Dame vs. Florida State | Marshall vs. FIU | Stanford vs. Arizona State

No. 2 Florida State opened as a 12-point home favorite against No. 5 Notre Dame on the college football betting odds for Week 8, after they dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 for this week. The Seminoles are 6-0 SU but 1-5 ATS on the season, with the Fighting Irish 6-0 SU, 4-2 ATS and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as road underdogs according to the Week 8 college football betting trends.

No. 4 Baylor opened as a 9-point road favorite at West Virginia at 5Dimes for Week 8, with No. 3 Ole Miss opening as a 17-point home favorite against Tennessee. No. 25 Marshall opened as a 21.5-point road favorite against Florida International as they look to continue their climb up the rankings.

Elsewhere, No. 11 Oklahoma opened as a 9.5-point home favorite against No. 14 Kansas State, with No. 7 Alabama opening as a 12.5-point home favorite against No. 21 Texas A&M, and No. 12 TCU opening as a 9-point home favorite against No. 15 Oklahoma State.

And in the final ranked matchup of Week 8 No. 23 Stanford opened as a 3.5-point road favorite against No. 17 Arizona State at 5Dimes, with the Cardinal 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games against the Sun Devils and 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 road games against teams from the Pac-12.

College Football Week 8 Opening Betting Lines at 5Dimes (Posted As Available)

8:00pm ET – Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State (-3)

7:30pm ET – Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (+3)
10:00pm ET – Utah at Oregon State (+2)

8:00pm ET – Fresno State at Boise State (-15)
9:00pm ET – Temple at Houston (-6.5)

12:00pm ET – South Florida at Tulsa (-1)
12:00pm ET – Tulane at UCF (-20)
12:00pm ET – Syracuse at Wake Forest (+3.5)
12:00pm ET – Baylor at West Virginia (+9)
12:00pm ET – Kansas State at Oklahoma (-9.5)
12:00pm ET – Iowa at Maryland (-3.5)
12:00pm ET – Purdue at Minnesota (-13.5)
12:00pm ET – Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic (+3)
12:00pm ET – UTSA at Louisiana Tech (-7)
12:00pm ET – Furman at South Carolina ()
12:30pm ET – Virginia at Duke (-3)
2:00pm ET – Akron at Ohio (+5)
2:00pm ET – Western Michigan at Bowling Green (-3)
3:00pm ET – Eastern Michigan at Massachusetts (-12.5)
3:00pm ET – Appalachian State at Troy (-6.5)
3:30pm ET – Texas A&M at Alabama (-12.5)
3:30pm ET – UCLA at California (+7)
3:30pm ET – New Mexico at Air Force (-11.5)
3:30pm ET – Army at Kent State (+5.5)
3:30pm ET – Ball State at Central Michigan (-7.5)
3:30pm ET – Rutgers at Ohio State (-18.5)
3:30pm ET – UAB at Middle Tennessee (pick’em)
3:30pm ET – North Carolina State at Louisville (-14)
3:30pm ET – Cincinnati at SMU (+14)
3:30pm ET – Clemson at Boston College (+7.5)
3:30pm ET – Michigan State at Indiana (+14.5)
3:30pm ET – Kansas at Texas Tech (-14.5)
4:00pm ET – Oklahoma State at TCU (-9)
4:00pm ET – Georgia at Arkansas (+3.5)
4:00pm ET – San Jose State at Wyoming (pick’em)
5:00pm ET – New Mexico State at Idaho (-4.5)
5:00pm ET – Miami-Ohio at Northern Illinois (-14)
6:00pm ET – Marshall at Florida International (+21.5)
6:00pm ET – Colorado at USC (-20.5)
7:00pm ET – Tennessee at Ole Miss (-17)
7:00pm ET – Missouri at Florida (-4.5)
7:00pm ET – Southern Miss at North Texas (-10.5)
7:00pm ET – Utah State at Colorado State (-5.5)
7:00pm ET – Georgia Tech at North Carolina (+1.5)
7:30pm ET – Nebraska at Northwestern (+7)
7:30pm ET – Georgia State at South Alabama (-17)
7:30pm ET – Kentucky at LSU (-10.5)
8:00pm ET – Washington at Oregon (-21)
8:00pm ET – Iowa State at Texas (-12.5)
8:00pm ET – Notre Dame at Florida State (-12)
10:15pm ET – Nevada at BYU (-11)
10:30pm ET – Hawaii at San Diego State (-9.5)
10:30pm ET – Stanford at Arizona State (+3.5)


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