New off a 33-30 win over Texas Tech, the 6-0 Baylor Bears travel to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State enters Week 8 with a 4-2 record, coming off a bye week. Despite their record, Baylor still remains an underdog with this card.
Baylor remains balanced. Together with Charlie Brewer below centre, Baylor ranks 25th in pass yards per game (281.6). This sets up well against an Oklahoma State defense allowing 268.4 passing yards per game in their own coverage.
In their last game act, Texas Techs Jett Duffey notched 424 passing yards onto this Oklahoma State defense. Also bringing dual-threat capability, Brewer maintains the capacity to exploit.
On Chuba Hubbard and Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State relies on the opposing side to create huge plays in the game sport. Oklahoma State now runs the ball 62.4-percent of the time, permitting Hubbard to direct the country in rushing.
However, Baylor remains stout against the run, allowing only 112.4 rushing yards per game. As a whole, their defense ranks 23rd in the country, which presents a issue for Oklahoma State.
With matchup benefits pointing towards a line and Baylor moving in Oklahoma States favor, NCAAF odds point to Baylor as a value play in Week 8.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 06:00 PM EDT in Rice-Eccles Stadium (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Line: Utah -13.5
One of the more entertaining games on the background, the No.17 Arizona Wildcats face the No.13 Utah Utes. Reputation at 5-1, Arizona State recently withdrew Washington state 38-34.
5-1 stands out, coming off a win over Oregon State. Seeking to Week 8, Utah stays 13.5-point favorites, despite 71% of wagers favoring Arizona State.
Examining at Arizona States crime, Jayden Daniels continues to impress in his rookie season. Arizona State ranks 44th in the nation in passing yards per game after dicing Washington State for 363 yards up.
Utah plays with defense but stays far more vulnerable. Utah ranks 2nd in run defense, but 82nd in pass protection.
The Utes rely on the run, with a run speed that is 65-percent. Utah still has their work cut out for them against a stout Arizona State front, while stud running back Zack Moss last week.
So far this year, Arizona State lets only 101.6 rushing yards to opposing rushers. This mark ranks 15th in the country.
With matchup advantages on defense and offense, NCAAF chances point to Arizona State as a value in Week 8.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 03:30 PM EDT in Gerald J. Ford Stadium (University Park, Texas)
Line: SMU -7
5-1 to begin the year, Temple enters Week 8 fresh off a victory over Memphis. On the other side, SMU remains after beating Tulsa 43-37 in their latest victory perfect.
Last week, SMU started as 7-point favorites Temple, but the wagers remain relatively split. Only 54% of bets favor SMU, providing Temple some significance on this card.
Considering the offense of Temple, the Owls look effective at exploiting weaknesses. So far this season, SMU allows 259.3 passing yards per contest, although Temple remains a highly efficient passing attack.
Passing the ball around 48% of the time, Anthony Russo should continue to locate openings for Branden Mack and Jadan Blue.
Into a Temple shield in Week 8, SMU runs on the other side. Temples defense currently ranks 35th from the pass and 52nd against the run. SMU has scored 37 points in every game this year, but Temple looks like their toughest opponent so far.
Even though a longshot, Temple contains the firepower to outlast SMU inside this shootout. In the Week 8 card, a underdog play is nevertheless provided by Temple with wagers split down the middle .
Very best Bet: Arizona State +13.5