The college football lock of the week stumbled last week as Purdue could not get the job done against a rejuvenated Wisconsin team. The Lock of the week still has a winning record and this week the best bet in college football Week 8 is in the Pac-12.
The Stanford Cardinal are off an emotional loss against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Stanford played toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the country but they could not pull out the victory. The game was marred by the last play of the
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Because of that close game, the Stanford Cardinal has become the popular bet in week 8. The line opened with the Cardinal as a slime (-2.5) point favorite and the public has jumped on the bandwagon. As of the writing of this article, the Cardinal has consumed the betting public as 79 percent of the early money is flying in on the road team. That is just another sign that Stanford will lose this weekend.
Another thing against the Cardinal is the schedule. This will be their third game on the road in the last four games overall and they have played back-to-back overtime games. The last game against Notre Dame and a high scoring affair at home against Arizona. These games will take their toll on this Stanford team.
The Cal Bears are led by senior quarterback Zach Maynard and that experience under center has made this team competitive. The Bears can move the ball on offense and will perform well against the Cardinals had problems on the road this season.
The college football trends also point to the Golden Bears in this conference contest. The Golden Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
The Cardinal is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and Cardinal are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss. The Cardinal are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings and will struggle again as they Bears devour the Cardinal and win big.
College Football Week 8 Picks and Predictions