College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 8: Proven computer model loving Oregon, Clemson

The Southeastern Conference once again has the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country, as top-ranked Alabama held on to its spot by defeating No. 24 Texas A&M last week. Should the Tide once again be among your top Week 8 college football picks? LSU vaulted from No. 5 to No. 2 on the strength of a decisive 42-28 home victory over No. 7 Florida. This marks the 27th time the SEC has had No. 1 and No. 2 since 2000, and it’s the 11th time the Tide and Tigers have been No. 1 and No. 2. This week, Alabama gets rival Tennessee at Bryant-Denny Stadium and is giving the Volunteers 34.5 points, according to the latest college football odds. LSU is on the road Saturday, favored by 19 against Mississippi State at Davis-Wade Stadium, one of the largest college football lines of the week. Before locking in any Week 8 college football picks for those matchups or others, look at the college football predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine. They’ll help you navigate an array of college football odds.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen huge returns. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread.

The model enters Week 8 of the 2019 season on a strong run, going 80-51 on its top-rated college football picks. It also called Texas (+11) staying within the spread against Oklahoma and Alabama (-17) covering against Texas A&M in two of the biggest games last week. Anybody who has been following it is way up. Now, its Week 8 college football predictions are in. 

One of the Week 8 college football picks the model is recommending: No. 12 Oregon (-3.5) covers on the road against No. 25 Washington

Since losing its season opener to Auburn, Oregon has been on a roll. The Ducks have won five straight games, all by double-digits. They’re 3-1 against the spread against FBS competition during that stretch as well. They’re coming off a dominant 45-3 win over Colorado last week. It was a complete effort, as the offense piled up points and the defense picked Colorado quarterback Steven Montez off four times.

The model predicts that Oregon holds Washington quarterback Jacob Eason to just 185 yards passing, while Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert throws for almost 250 as the Ducks cover in well over 60 percent of simulations.

Another one of the 2019 Week 8 college football predictions from the model: No. 3 Clemson covers as a 23-point favorite at Louisville.

The defending national champions are somehow moving down the polls each week, falling another spot even though the Tigers demolished Florida State 45-14 last weekend. The Tigers won their 21st straight game in the process. Meanwhile, Louisville is 4-2 and riding a two-game winning streak, both were unconventional wins against Boston College and No. 19 Wake Forest.

The Cardinals allow 439.3 yards and 31.5 points per game, and, as a result, the model projects Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to pass for almost 275 yards and two touchdowns for a decisive 44-14 victory. Clemson covers the spread 65 percent of the time, while the under (62.5) cashes in 60 percent of simulations.

The model also has made the call on every other FBS matchup in Week 8, including the monster Big Ten showdown between No. 16 Michigan and No. 7 Penn State, and is calling for a national title contender to go down hard this week. You need to see its college football picks before locking in any of your own. 

So what college football picks can you make with confidence in Week 8? And which national title contender goes down hard? Check out the latest Week 8 college football odds below, and then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $4,200 in profit over the past four seasons.

South Alabama at Troy (-15)
Louisiana at Arkansas State (+6)
UCLA at Stanford (-6.5)
Marshall at Florida Atlantic (-5.5)
Ohio State at Northwestern (+27.5)
UNLV at Fresno State (-14)
Georgia Tech at Miami (Fla.) (-19)
Clemson at Louisville (+23)
Purdue at Iowa (-17)
Wisconsin at Illinois (+29)
West Virginia at Oklahoma (-33.5)
Auburn at Arkansas (+18.5)
Iowa State at Texas Tech (+6)
Oregon State at California (-11)
TCU at Kansas State (+2.5)
Duke at Virginia (-3.5)
Oregon at Washington (+2.5)
LSU at Mississippi State (+19)
North Carolina at Virginia Tech (+3.5)
Baylor at Oklahoma State (-3.5)
Missouri at Vanderbilt (+21.5)
Arizona State at Utah (-13.5)
Kentucky at Georgia (-24.5)
Kansas at Texas (-23)
Florida State at Wake Forest (-2.5)
Texas A&M at Ole Miss (+5.5)
Michigan at Penn State (-7.5)
Tennessee at Alabama (-34.5)

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