Biggest College Football Bets - Week 8

The college football season heads into its second half with plenty of big showdowns between major conference heavyweights on Week 8’s slate, but we remain focused on the matchups that have the potential to provide a big payday for anyone who enjoys wagering on the games.


To get you ready for all the action, here is a look at the biggest line moves, biggest underdogs, and biggest battles for this week’s slate of games. All lines quoted are provided by TopBet.


Tennessee vs Alabama Betting Preview

The No. 1 team in the land, 6-0 Alabama, stays on the SEC road for a trip to Knoxville and a visit with 3-3 Tennessee Saturday night (7 pm ET, ESPN).

The Tide, who have beaten the Vols five times in a row, were early 19-point favorites over UT, which has given up 92 points in losing back-to-back road games. It was bet up to -20 as of Friday at BetOnline.

The database shows that Alabama is 6-1-1 ATS in eight recent games with the Vols.


Game 5 NLCS Betting Odds

St. Louis can return to the World Series tonight with a win over San Francisco in Game 5 of the NLCS.

The odds say they will, up 3-1 in the series, and seemingly charmed in the playoffs the past few seasons.

San Francisco puts its faith in starter Barry Zito to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 15-8 and send the series back to SF. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Lance Lynn, who owns a 17-5 record on the season with a 3.81 ERA. [ Watch for opening Game 5 lines at BetOnline this morning ]


Harbaugh decision costs 49ers bettors


We’re midway through football season, and everything is going the sportsbooks’ way.


San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to decline a penalty that would have resulted in a covering safety caused a “five-figure” swing in favor of, a representative told The 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks 13-6 Thursday.



Wolverines vs Spartans Betting Matchup

In the battle for the Paul Bunyan trophy 4-2 Michigan, which has won its last two games by a combined score of 89-13, hosts 4-3 Michigan State Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, Big Ten Network).

The Wolverines, who have lost their last four meetings with the Spartans, including the last two at the Big House, were early 11-point favorites over MSU, which just got upset at home by Iowa.


South Carolina Florida Betting Preview

In another one of those really big games down in the Southeastern Conference 6-0 Florida welcomes 6-1 South Carolina to the Swamp in Gainesville Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, CBS).

The Gators, who are No. 2 in this week's BCS rankings, were early three-point favorites over the Gamecocks, who are coming off a tough loss at LSU.

But South Carolina has covered the spread in the past three meetings and five of the past seven. But they have lost 7 of 8 here in the Swamp ging back to the 1990s.

Of note, 6 of the past 7 games featuring the Gamecocks as an underdog went OVER the total. Florida has only lost once in a dozen games as favorite as well, so they are tough as chalk. [ Bet on SEC football action and pocket a huge bonus while you enjoy the best South Carolina underdog spread - visit Bovada ]


NFL Odds: Week 7 NFL Line Moves

After losing two key defensive players last week the Baltimore Ravens find themselves sinking on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks heading into their Sunday matchup on the road against the Houston Texans.

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (knee) and linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps) were both placed on injured reserve this past week, dealing a blow to Baltimore's defensive unit. The Texans opened as 4.5-point favorites on the NFL lines at 5Dimes against the Ravens, but that spread is now up to 7.5 points.


Bellator 77: Clementi vs. Sarnavskiy Odds

The Bellator 77 fight card will feature Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bouts, and the sportsbooks are already offering moneyline action on the four main-card events.

The most anticipated of the four quarterfinal fights features the Bellator debut of undefeated Russian prospect Alexander Sarnavskiy. He will be bringing his 20-0 record to Bellator to face 35-year-old veteran Rich Clementi.


Giants Cards NLCS Game 4 Bet

St. Louis aims for a 3-1 series vs San Francisco and the NLCS Game 4 betting odds favors the home team at -130 at most shops.

The battle, Thursday night at Busch Stadium, pits Adam Wainwright out against Tim Lincecum for the Giants. Wainwright is 14-13 with a 4.09 ERA on the season, while Lincecum is 10-15 on the year and has a 5.18 ERA.

Sportsbooks such as had the Cards as -130 favorites, while the total was sitting at 7.


Yankees vs Tigers: Game 4 Betting

The Detroit Tigers can go back to the World Series if they can handle the visiting New York Yankees again on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

The Game 4 ALCS betting odds are very tight with a pair of top-flight starters doing battle.

New York puts its faith in starter CC Sabathia to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 17-6. Getting the ball for the Tigers is Max Scherzer, who owns a 16-7 record on the season with a 3.64 ERA.



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