Massive Ten play returns in Week Eight of the school soccer season, and with a prime-time matchup between No. 18 Michigan and No. 21 Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
The battle for the Little Brown Jug is considered one of 4 video games between ranked groups this week. No. 23 North Carolina State travels to No. 15 North Carolina at midday, No. 17 Iowa State meets No. 6 Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. and No. 9 Cincinnati travels to No. 16 SMU at 9 p.m.
The Mountain West Convention additionally returns this weekend, and it is the fullest school soccer Saturday so far. It is also an opportunity to enhance our document towards the unfold in AP Prime 25 matchups.
Here is a take a look at our observe document this season:
Final week: 8-4 S/U, 7-5 ATS
General: 62-22 S/U, 37-40 ATS
Prime 25: 52-17 S/U, 32-36 ATS
Now, a take a look at our picks towards the unfold for Week 8:
Friday, Oct. 23
Ilinois at No. 14 Wisconsin (-20)
It is Massive Ten soccer on Friday evening. The Illini shocked the Badgers 24-23 final season, and the Badgers could have payback on their minds. Graham Mertz is in for an injured Jack Coan, and Wisconsin has a brand new supporting forged round him. The offensive line ought to nonetheless be good.
Decide: Wisconsin wins 34-13 and COVERS the unfold.
Syracuse at No. 1 Clemson (-45)
The unfold is ridiculous, however Clemson simply beat Georgia Tech 73-7. It is powerful to guess when Dabo Swinney can decide the rating, and that is a kind of cases. The Orange are 2-Three ATS as an underdog this season.
Decide: Clemson wins 54-9 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.
Nebraska at No. 5 Ohio State (-26)
These Massive Ten fan bases have been vocal about bringing soccer again, and now the Buckeyes get to debut what ought to be a nationwide championship contender with Justin Fields at quarterback. There may be some kinks, however the line dropped some extent. We’ll take the worth with the Buckeyes.
Decide: Ohio State wins 49-20 and COVERS the unfold.
No. 20 Kansas State (-18.5) at Kansas
The road has moved down a contact from its open. Kansas State has gained 11 in a row within the collection, however the previous two conferences in Manhattan have been determined by a mean of fewer than 10 factors per recreation.
Decide: Kansas State wins 33-21 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.
No. 23 North Carolina State at No. 15 North Carolina (-16.5)
The Wolfpack have been on a roll, however the lack of quarterback Devin Leary to a damaged leg is a critical blow. Bailey Hockman stuffed in properly in a victory towards Duke, however the Tar Heels current too many challenges.
Decide: North Carolina wins 33-20 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.
Georgia Southern at No. 25 Coastal Carolina (-6.5)
The Chanticleers are ranked with the assistance of an offense that averages 40.Eight factors per recreation, however they’ve misplaced the previous two conferences to Georgia Southern. The quarterback matchup between Grayson McCall and Shai Werts ought to be thrilling.
Decide: Coastal Carolina wins 30-24 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.
Florida Atlantic at No. 22 Marshall (-16.5)
The Thundering Herd have gained each recreation by 18 factors or extra and are 4-Zero ATS this season. Florida Atlantic has performed only one recreation, however this matchup ought to play proper on that line.
Decide: Marshall wins 37-20 and COVERS the unfold.
No. 2 Alabama (-21) at Tennessee
The Crimson Tide re-established its big-game mojo in a victory towards Georgia, and the Vols will likely be in desperation mode after back-to-back losses the previous two weeks. The Crimson Tide make it 14 in a row within the Third Saturday in October.
Decide: Alabama wins 48-24 and COVER the unfold.
No. Three Notre Dame (-9.5) at Pitt
Pitt is 1-5 ATS, however Notre Dame is not significantly better at 1-4. Kenny Pickett did not play final week due to an ankle harm, and his standing may result in some line motion. Seven of the previous eight conferences have been determined by seven factors or fewer, however the Irish are 5-Three S/U in these video games. We like them just a little extra this week now that they put on that No. Three label.
Decide: Notre Dame wins 31-20 and COVERS the unfold.
No. 17 Iowa State at No. 6 Oklahoma State (-6.5)
The Cyclones have an enormous alternative to take management of the Massive 12 race, and Iowa State did win the final assembly in Stillwater in a 48-42 shootout. It is a likelihood for Breece Corridor and Chuba Hubbard to placed on a present.
Decide: Iowa State wins 35-33 in an UPSET.
No. Eight Penn State (-6.5) at Indiana
The Nittany Lions will not have linebacker Michah Parsons or operating again Journey Brown, and that makes this opener in Bloomington just a little extra attention-grabbing. Indiana has misplaced the previous two conferences by a mean of six factors per recreation.
Decide: Penn State wins 31-24 and COVERS the unfold.
No. 19 Virginia Tech (-7.5) at Wake Forest
Each groups are averaging greater than 40 factors per recreation, which is a far cry from the Frank Beamer meme. Count on your typical ACC shootout because of this, and the over is an efficient play, too.
Decide: Virginia Tech wins 38-35 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.
No. 18 Michigan (-2) at No. 21 Minnesota
The Massive Ten will get the prime-time highlight between two polarizing coaches in Jim Harbaugh and P.J. Fleck. Michigan gained the final assembly 33-10 in 2017, however the Gophers have an actual shot on the upset right here. The X-factor is new Michigan quarterback Joe Milton. Is the hype actual?
Decide: Michigan wins 31-24 and COVERS the unfold.
Virginia at No. 11 Miami (-11.5)
The Cavaliers’ protection is unhealthy. Virginia has allowed 38 or extra factors in every of its previous three video games, and Miami is 4-Zero ATS as a favourite this season. Persist with that pattern.
Decide: Miami wins 38-24 and COVERS the unfold.
No. 9 Cincinnati at No. 16 SMU (-3)
It is a battle of AAC unbeaten groups, and the street workforce has gained the previous two conferences. The Mustangs have a plus-Four turnover margin, so the strain is on the Bearcats to guard the soccer. We like their possibilities.
Decide: Cincinnati wins 34-31 in an UPSET.
Texas State at No. 12 BYU (-30)
The Cougars are rising as one of many 12 months’s finest tales, and so they fill the late-night void till the Pac-12 returns. BYU is 4-1 ATS, however Texas State is 2-Three ATS as an underdog this 12 months.
Decide: BYU wins 44-16 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.