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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

College Football Predictions "Week 8" 2018 NCAA Division I FBS October 18 to October 20

College Football Predictions "Week 8" 2018 NCAA Division I FBS October 18 to October 20

For Week 7 of the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we finished:
41-14 in picking the winner,
25-30 against the spread,
23-31 against the CFPT average, and
25-30 against the over/under.
 
For the 2018-2019 FBS College Football Season we are a cumulative:
347-114 in picking the winner,
214-234-12 against the spread,
163-196 against the CFPT average, and
240-213-7 against the over/under.


See our Week 1 predictions for an explanation of our system.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

We use opening betting lines ("the spread", "the line"), as far as possible, and thus write "were favored" or "was favored" since odds change over time. We do not compete against changed odds because we are not competing against bettors. We take opening lines primarily from the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT), Sportbet.com, Oddsshark and VegasInsider.com -- also for the over/unders, except for CFPT, which does not have them. We use the College Football Prediction Tracker (CFPT) prediction average as of the date that we find it (this week, Monday, October 15, 2018, 10:27 AM). The CFPT does not include games between FCS and FBS opponents. The teams are FBS teams unless marked as FCS.

THURSDAY, October 18, 2018

Georgia State at Arkansas State
The Red Wolves were favored over the Panthers by 13 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas State by 11.06 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 31-21 for Arkansas State.
Result: ??

Stanford at Arizona State
The Cardinal were favored over the Sun Devils by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Stanford by 0.71 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Stanford.
Result: ??

FRIDAY, October 19, 2018

Colorado State at Boise State
The Broncos were favored over the Rams by 23.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Colorado State by 22.79 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 38-17 for Boise State.
Result: ??

Air Force at UNLV
The Falcons were favored over the Rebels by 14 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Air Force by 9.13 points.
The over/under was 55.5 points.
Our call: 33-24 for Air Force.
Result: ??

SATURDAY, October 20, 2018
(due to time restrictions, these prognostications are freehand, i.e not made according to our ypp system -- the predicted scores are educated guesses)

Oklahoma at TCU
The Sooners were favored over the Horned Frogs by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Oklahoma by 8.45 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 34-24 for Oklahoma.
Result: ??

Michigan at Michigan State
The Wolverines were favored over the Spartans by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Michigan by 6.26 points.
The over/under was 45.5 points.
Our call: 27-20 for Michigan.
Result: ??

Illinois at Wisconsin
The Badgers were favored over the Fighting Illini by 25.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Wisconsin by 24.66 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 41-17 for Wisconsin.
Result: ??

Auburn at Mississippi (Ole Miss)
The Tigers were favored over the Rebels by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Auburn by 0.97 points.
The over/under was 62.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Auburn.
Result: ??

Cincinnati at Temple
The Owls were favored over the Bearcats by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Temple by 0.53 points.
The over/under was 47.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Cincinnati.
Result: ??

Buffalo at Toledo
The Rockets were favored over the Bulls by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Buffalo by 0.44 points.
The over/under was 67 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Buffalo.
Result: ??

Tulsa at Arkansas
The Razorbacks were favored over the Golden Hurricane by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Arkansas by 3.25 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Arkansas.
Result: ??

Northwestern at Rutgers
The Wildcats were favored over the Scarlet Knights by 21.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Northwestern by 21.11 points.
The over/under was 49 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Northwestern.
Result: ??

Maryland at Iowa
The Hawkeyes were favored over the Terrapins by 13.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Maryland by 13.98 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Maryland.
Result: ??

Miami of Ohio at Army
The Black Knights were favored over the Redhawks by 11.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Army by 17.66 points.
The over/under was 47 points.
Our call: 28-20 for Army.
Result: ??

North Carolina at Syracuse
The Orange were favored over the Tar Heels by 12 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Syracuse by 16.81 points.
The over/under was 64 points.
Our call: 41-27 for Syracuse.
Result: ??

Virginia at Duke
The Blue Devils were favored over the Cavaliers by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Duke by 10.16 points.
The over/under was 45.5 points.
Our call: 24-23 for Virginia.
Result: ??

Idaho State (FCS) at Liberty
The Flames were favored over the Bengals by 6.5 points.
The over/under was 76.5 points.
Our call: 30-27 for Liberty.
Result: ??

Bowling Green at Ohio
The Bobcats were favored over the Cardinals by 16.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio by 16.88 points.
The over/under was 69.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Ohio.
Result: ??

Utah State at Wyoming
The Aggies were favored over the Cowboys by 14.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah State by 14.22 points.
The over/under was 53.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Utah State.
Result: ??

Florida Atlantic (FAU) at Marshall
The Thundering Herd were favored over the Owls by 2.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Marshall by 0.80 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 31-24 for FAU.
Result: ??

Charlotte at Middle Tennessee State
The Blue Raiders were favored over the 49ers by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored MTSU by 14.99 points.
The over/under was 52.5 points.
Our call: 31-30 for Charlotte.
Result: ??

Eastern Michigan at Ball State
The Eagles were favored over the Cardinals by 3 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Eastern Michigan by 5.87 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 31-27 for Eastern Michigan.
Result: ??

Western Michigan at Central Michigan
The Broncos were favored over the Chippewas by 5.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Western Michigan by 6.26 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Western Michigan.
Result: ??

Alabama at Tennessee
The Crimson Tide were favored over the Volunteers by 28.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Alabama by 28.74 points.
The over/under was 57 points.
Our call: 47-17 for Alabama.
Result: ??

North Carolina State at Clemson
The Tigers were favored over the Wolfpack by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Clemson by 14.28 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Clemson.
Result: ??

Colorado at Washington
The Huskies were favored over the Buffaloes by 17 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington by 11.86 points.
The over/under was 51.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Washington.
Result: ??

Penn State at Indiana
The Nittany Lions were favored over the Hoosiers by 13 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Penn State by 15.45 points.
The over/under was 61 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Penn State.
Result: ??

Coastal Carolina at Massachusetts
The Minutemen were favored over the Chanticleers by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UMass by 1.39 points.
The over/under was 74.5 points.
Our call: 36-35 for Coastal Carolina.
Result: ??

Houston at Navy
The Cougars were favored over the Midshipmen by 10 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Houston by 9.29 points.
The over/under was 61.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Houston.
Result: ??

SMU at Tulane
The Green Wave were favored over the Mustangs by 8 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Tulane by 7.98 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 38-31 for Tulane.
Result: ??

Akron at Kent State
The Zips were favored over the Golden Flashes by 4.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Akron by 8.32 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 34-23 for Akron.
Result: ??

Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) at Appalachian State
The Mountaineers were favored over the Ragin' Cajuns by 25 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Appalachian State by 26.37 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our call: 48-17 for Appalachian State.
Result: ??

UTEP (Texas El Paso) at Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs were favored over the Miners by 26.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Louisiana Tech by 28.11 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 38-7 for Louisiana Tech.
Result: ??

Wake Forest at Florida State
The Seminoles were favored over the Demon Deacons by 11 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Florida State by 6.22 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 27-24 for Florida State.
Result: ??

Minnesota at Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were favored over the Golden Gophers by 5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Minnesota by 5.53 points.
The over/under was 56 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Nebraska. As a Husker alum we think that if the Big Red can cut back their penalties and reduce the number of errors, they can start winning games again. The talent base is surely thin, but players are improving with time.
Result: ??

Kansas at Texas Tech
The Red Raiders were favored over the Jayhawks by 18 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Texas Tech by 20.28 points.
The over/under was 60.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Texas Tech.
Result: ??

Memphis at Missouri
The Tigers of Missouri were favored over the Tigers of Memphis by 7 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Missouri by 8.03 points.
The over/under was 74 points.
Our call: 41-40 for Missouri.
Result: ??

California at Oregon State
The Bears were favored over the Beavers by 7.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored California by 4.55 points.
The over/under was 60 points.
Our call: 31-24 for Cal.
Result: ??

Georgia Southern at New Mexico State
The Eagles were favored over the Aggies by 13 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Georgia Southern by 13.81 points.
The over/under was 54.5 points.
Our call: 34-20 for Georgia Southern. The Eagles were 2-10 in 2017 and are 5-1 in 2018, with a lone loss to Clemson 38-7.
Result: ??

UCF (Central Florida) at East Carolina
The Knights were favored over the Pirates by 24 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored UCF by 24.52 points.
The over/under was 64.5 points.
Our call: 49-23 for UCF.
Result: ??

Mississippi State at LSU
The Tigers were favored over the Bulldogs by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored LSU by 8.65 points.
The over/under was 44 points.
Our call: 31-27 for LSU.
Result: ??

Connecticut at South Florida (USF)
The Bulls were favored over the Huskies by 31 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored South Florida by 28.93 points.
The over/under was 69 points.
Our call: 49-17 for USF.
Result: ??

UTSA (Texas San Antonio) at Southern Mississippi
The Golden Eagles were favored over the Roadrunners by 16 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Southern Miss by 11.24 points.
The over/under was 44.5 points.
Our call: 30-20 for Southern Miss.
Result: ??

Texas State at Louisiana Monroe (ULM)
The Warhawks were favored over the Bobcats by 11.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored ULM by 12.18 points.
The over/under was 59 points.
Our call: 37-27 for UL Monroe.
Result: ??

Ohio State at Purdue
The Buckeyes were favored over the Boilermakers by 12 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Ohio State by 14.17 points.
The over/under was 65.5 points.
Our call: 38-23 for Ohio State.
Result: ??

Oregon at Washington State
The Cougars were favored over the Ducks by 2 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Washington State by 3.32 points.
The over/under was 66 points.
Our call: 34-31 for Oregon.
Result: ??

Vanderbilt at Kentucky
The Wildcats were favored over the Commodores by 11.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Kentucky by 16.01 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Kentucky.
Result: ??

Fresno State at New Mexico
The Bulldogs were favored over the Lobos by 16.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Fresno State by 16.03 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 34-17 for Fresno State.
Result: ??

Rice at FIU (Florida International)
The Golden Panthers were favored over the Owls by 24 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored FIU by 25.54 points.
The over/under was 53 points.
Our call: 44-17 for FIU.
Result: ??

North Texas at UAB
The Blazers were favored over the Mean Green by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average favored North Texas by 0.83 points.
The over/under was 52 points.
Our call: 27-26 for UAB.
Result: ??

Old Dominion at Western Kentucky
The Hilltoppers were favored over the Monarchs by 5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Western Kentucky by 4.15 points.
The over/under was 57.5 points.
Our call: 34-33 for Old Dominion.
Result: ??

USC at Utah
The Utes were favored over the Trojans by 6.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Utah by 8.11 points.
The over/under was 49.5 points.
Our call: 27-26 for Southern Cal.
Result: ??

Arizona at UCLA
The Wildcats were favored over the Bruins by 1 point.
The CFPT prediction average favored UCLA by 4.21 points.
The over/under was 55 points.
Our call: 31-24 for UCLA.
Result: ??

San Jose State at San Diego State
The Aztecs were favored over the Spartans by 27 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored San Diego State by 29.60 points.
The over/under was 48 points.
Our call: 38-7 for San Diego State. The Aztecs have not scored more than 28 points in any one game and still sport a 5-1 record.
Result: ??

Nevada at Hawaii
The Warriors were favored over the Wolf Pack by 3.5 points.
The CFPT prediction average favored Hawai'i by 2.46 points.
The over/under was 70.5 points.
Our call: 34-27 for Hawaii.
Result: ??