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College Football Week 8 Best Bets: Composite Ratings Picks The Winners

The Composite is ready to help you enjoy a profitable and successful weekend.

We’ve reached the business end of the season.

We’ll start to get clarity on which conference races matter and who’s a real contender for the College Football Playoff, but what really matters is who’s rounding in form for you at the window.

So, who can you really trust as Against The Spread (ATS) stalwarts?

 The following teams are 80% or better against the spread this season ( no team is undefeated):

  • Syracuse
  • Kentucky
  • Bowling Green
  • UTSA
  • Michigan State
  • Coastal Carolina
  • Cincinnati
  • UNLV
  • Michigan
  • Pitt
  • Charlotte

Most of those teams are great so far straight-up (SU), in addition to ATS. Charlotte, UNLV, Bowling Green and Syracuse aren’t exactly elite squads, yet they're hard to pin down by the books.

You know what they say: Good teams win, great teams cover.

Last week: 24-26-1 48%
Season: 169-195-4 46.5%

Check out the odds at SI Sportsbook

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The process behind the picks is briefly explained in my Week 1 column. Most of the time, the computer spits out something within one or two points of the real line (and at that point, sharp plays and whale plays are what’s moving the line anyway). But if the computer gives something more than three points, it’s worth a second look.


-San Jose State (-5) over UNLV
-Wake Forest (-3) over Army
-Eastern Michigan (-3) over Bowling Green
-Buffalo (-11) over Akron


-Miami [OH] (+4.5) over Ball State
-Colorado (+9) over Cal
-LSU (+9) over Ole Miss

The Big Dogs

-UMass (+36) over Florida State
-Illinois (+24) over Penn State
-New Mexico (+20) over Wyoming
-ECU (+13) over Houston
-Tennessee (+25) over Alabama
-Indiana (+21) over Ohio State
-South Carolina (+21) over Texas A&M 

Check out the odds at SI Sportsbook

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