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CFB Props Week 8

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2023

We went 2-2 in Week 7. USC struggling to score points on the road against Notre Dame and Brock Bowers exiting with an ankle injury in Georgia’s win over Vanderbilt handed us two losses on prop bets.

Meanwhile, North Carolina scored five touchdowns on Miami and Graham Mertz easily cleared his Over of 216.5 passing yards against South Carolina for two wins.

Here are our best game props and player props in Week 8.

Skyler Carlin CFB betting record: 14-13-0 (-0.89 units)

CFB Week 8 Best Props

Michigan State Under 10.5 (-135)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Jim Harbaugh has Michigan playing stifling defense this season, and next up on the team’s schedule is a road meeting with neighbors Michigan State.

The Wolverines lead all of college football in scoring defense, limiting opponents to a measly 6.71 points per game.

Michigan’s defense has yet to allow more than 10 points in its first seven games of the season.

Meanwhile, Michigan State is starting redshirt freshman Katin Houser at quarterback. Houser is making just his second collegiate start, and the Spartans are registering only 22 points per game offensively.

Even though Michigan hasn’t faced stiff competition yet, this defense is one of the most dominant units in the nation.

Given Michigan State’s unlikely chances of scoring many points against Michigan, this is one of our best CFB prop bets in Week 8.

Oklahoma Over 42.5 (-110)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Oklahoma is coming off its bye week in Week 7, but it notched an impressive 34-30 road win over Texas in Week 6 in the latest installment of the Red River Rivalry.

The Sooners will face UCF on Saturday, with quarterback Dillon Gabriel lighting it up from under center.

Gabriel is completing 72.3 percent of his passes for 1,878 yards, 16 touchdowns, and only two interceptions.

While the defense is playing much better this season for Oklahoma, the Sooners are logging the fourth-most points per game (45.2) in the nation.

The Sooners have scored at least 50 points in three of their first six games, and they just put up 34 points on a Texas team that is giving up the 15th-fewest points per game (16.33) in the nation.

On the flip side, UCF has surrendered an average of 43.7 points per game in its last three games (all of those games came against Big 12 opponents).

With the Knights expected to put up a better fight with quarterback John Rhys Plumlee returning, the Sooners are going to score with ease in Week 8.

Track our reports on the best NCAAF props this weekend:

CFB Week 8 Player Props

Luther Burden III: Over 99.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

It was a rare low output from Luther Burden III in last week’s 38-21 victory for Missouri over Kentucky.

The Tigers aired it out for only 206 passing yards in Week 7, and Burden finished with only two catches for 15 yards.

Before last week’s outing, Burden had 114-plus receiving yards in five consecutive appearances. He also had at least seven catches in each of his first six games this season.

This week will be a perfect get-right spot for Burden, as Missouri will host South Carolina on Saturday.

The Gamecocks are allowing the most passing yards per game (321.7) in the nation.

South Carolina has also had an opposing wideout tally at least 104 receiving yards in three straight games, making Burden a player to wager on this weekend.

Mar’Keise Irving: Over 87.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

After losing a tough battle against Washington in Week 7, Oregon has fallen to 5-1 on the season ahead of a Pac-12 meeting with Washington State in Week 8.

Despite the loss, Mar’Keise Irving performed well for the Ducks, rushing for 127 yards and a score on the Huskies.

Irving has tallied 88-plus rushing yards in three straight games, and he’s now eclipsed that number in four of his first six games this season.

Washington State is permitting 147.2 rushing yards per game, and it has given up a 100-yard rusher in three of its last four games.

Even in last week’s 44-6 loss to Arizona, the Cougars allowed two players to total 70 rushing yards. With Oregon needing to get back in the win column, Irving should be busy again in Week 8, as he’s averaging 7.2 yards per attempt.

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Skyler Carlin

Before joining The Game Day, Skyler has written for various sites for 5-6 years and his work has been (or is) currently featured on Bleacher Report, USA TODAY, and SB Nation. Skyler can be reached at @skyler_carlin on Twitter and he loves to talk about movies, TV shows, and anything sports. He has taken part in multiple well-known fantasy contests like RazzBowl, Scott Fish Bowl, and NFL DFS Wars.

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