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

As if Tennessee faces enough of an uphill climb this week against No. 1 Alabama, the Volunteers may have to play without their starting quarterback. Freshman Brian Maurer sustained a concussion during last week's victory against Ole Miss, and Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said he's a game-time decision for their 9 p.m. ET kickoff. Alabama is favored by 34.5 in the latest college football odds for Week 8, one of the largest college football spreads on Saturday. That game is the nightcap of SEC action in Week 8, with all but one game involving a ranked team. Elsewhere, Virginia is laying a field goal to visiting Duke in the ACC, according to the latest college football lines, while Penn State is favored by nine at home against Michigan in a blockbuster Big Ten game. Before locking in any Week 8 college football picks for these matchups or any others, you should see the up-to-the-minute college football predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

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) 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 and are 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 off Colorado quarterback Steven Montez 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: South Florida covers as a 14-point road underdog when the Bulls visit Navy.

The Bulls are riding a two-game winning streak after victories against Connecticut and BYU. Running back Jordan Cronkrite ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns as South Florida rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Cougars 27-23 last week. Quarterback Jordan McCloud has taken over the starting role from Blake Barnett and has passed for 624 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

The model projects McCloud to pass for over 200 yards and a touchdown, while the Bulls' defense forces at least two turnovers. Navy wins outright, 31-23, but the Bulls cover the two-touchdown spread in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can also back the over (51.5), which hits well over 50 percent of the time.

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.

Georgia Tech at Miami (Fla.) (-18, 45)
Florida at South Carolina (+5.5, 46)
Clemson at Louisville (+24, 61)
Purdue at Iowa (-17.5, 48.5)
Wisconsin at Illinois (+31, 51)
West Virginia at Oklahoma (-33.5, 63)
Auburn at Arkansas (+19.5, 55.5)
Iowa State at Texas Tech (+7, 55.5)
Oregon State at California (-11, 52)
TCU at Kansas State (+3.5, 44)
Duke at Virginia (-3, 45)
Oregon at Washington (+3, 49.5)
LSU at Mississippi State (+18.5, 61.5)
North Carolina at Virginia Tech (+3.5, 57)
Baylor at Oklahoma State (-4, 68.5)
Missouri at Vanderbilt (+21, 56)
Arizona State at Utah (-14, 45)
Kentucky at Georgia (-25, 46.5)
Kansas at Texas (-21, 62.5)
Florida State at Wake Forest (-2, 68.5)
Texas A&M at Ole Miss (+6.5, 55.5)
Michigan at Penn State (-9, 47)
Tennessee at Alabama (-34.5, 61)

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