Week 8 college football odds: Boise State, Duke strong plays as favorites

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Thursday October 16th, 2014

Boise State hosts Fresno State on Friday night and could be a popular play as a 17-point favorite at home. Boise State is 11-2 SU and 12-1 ATS in its last 13 games against Fresno State and a perfect 6-0 SU and ATS in it last six home games against the Bulldogs. Fresno State has struggled on the road recently with a 1-4 SU and ATS record in its last five games away from home.

There will likely be plenty of offense on the menu when the Baylor Bears visit the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. The OVER is 7-2 in West Virginia's last nine games as a home underdog and 3-1 in Baylor's last four games as a road favorite. The total is set at a sky-high 80 points this Saturday, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, reflecting the fire power both offenses possess. Baylor, an 8-point favorite, is 3-0 ATS in its last three games as a road favorite.

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The Virginia Cavaliers visit Duke on Saturday as a 2.5-point road underdog. Duke is 12-0 SU and 10-1-1 ATS in its last 12 games as a home favorite. The Blue Devils are also 5-1 SU and 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games against Virginia.

Michigan State and the OVER could be popular picks Saturday when the Spartans visit Indiana as 14.5-point road favorites. Michigan State is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games as a road favorite and 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games against Indiana. Each of the last six games between these two teams has gone OVER the total.

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