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3 Best Pac-12 Week 8 Prop Bets: Go Over With Williams, Under With Ward, and Just Enough With Sturdivant

The Pac-12 conference continues to heat up this season with some of the best teams and matchups around, something all fans looking for free NCAAF picks and parlay strategies have been keeping an eye on.

As week 8 rolls in, let’s get to talking about what really matters here, scoping out some of the best prop bets the Pac-12 has to offer for this weekend of football. With two QBs in contrasting scenarios and a WR looking to once again rise to the occasion for his team, let’s dive right in.

3 Best Pac-12 Week 8 Prop Bets: Go Over With Williams, Under With Ward, and Just Enough With Sturdivant
Bryson Barnes #16 of the Utah Utes | Chris Gardner/Getty Images/AFP

A low risk, high value prop bet involving Caleb Williams? Sign me up

If we’re basing ourselves solemnly on Caleb Williams’ performance against Notre Dame last week, then by all means spike up the online betting odds for this prop way higher.

In a performance nobody could have seen coming, perennial Heisman Trophy odds favorite Williams took a proverbial beating from ND’s defense, pushing to fans all around starting to question if hyping the player up so much is causing an issue.

So what now? Will Williams fall again this Saturday?

I’m going with a hard no here. As a matter of fact, playing against a team like Utah, who Williams scorched with eight TDs in USC’s two games against the Utes last season, I honestly feel like the over in Williams’ passing TDs is way, way too good to pass up.

The cornerback position is Utah’s weakest link on defense, which could end up becoming a pivotal factor in Williams’ favor. In a game where USC will surely be looking to have a strong passing strategy to topple a Utah defense that’s very strong against the run, take Williams and his over, which stands at +154 in our sportsbook.

College Football Pick: Caleb Williams Over 2.5 passing TDs (+154)

Bet on Ward’s under in passing yards against Oregon’s vicious defense

If I were Cam Ward, Washington State’s starting QB, I would either be praying to the football Gods to send a massive dose of inspiration for this weekend, or getting ready to get squashed by one of the best defenses in the Pac-12 conference.

It’s not enough that Washington State is being pitted to fall hard against an Oregon team that is looking to assert its dominance once again after falling to Washington last week. Considering Ward’s last performances, please do yourself a favor and bet the under in passing yards.

In Ward’s last two games, against UCLA and Washington State, Ward couldn’t go past the 200 passing yard barrier. I can get that happening against UCLA. The Bruins have one of the best secondaries around, but against Arizona? Sorry, but if you want one of the easiest college football prop bets to play, again, bet Ward’s under in passing yards against Oregon.

College Football Pick: Cam Ward Under 248.5 passing yards (-115)

From me to you, a UCLA pick to sweeten your weekend

If you don’t count last weekend’s performance against Oregon State, UCLA WR J.Michael Sturdivant has been on a rather strong streak in the three games before last Saturday. Putting up two 60-yard performances against NCCU and Utah, followed up by a 55-yard game against WSU, Sturdivant could end up becoming a strong weapon for QB Dante Moore once again this weekend.

After a lackluster performance from Moore against Oregon State, it’s clear that UCLA will be looking to its game against Stanford as a chance for rebounding and redemption. It’s no wonder why the Bruins are overwhelming college football odds favorites in this matchup.

Be it that you’re a UCLA fan looking to score a couple of bucks in this game, or are looking for a college football parlay pick to spruce up a betting ticket, take Sturdivant with at least 59 receiving yards. It could end up being one of this week’s top steals.

College Football Pick: J.Michael Sturdivant at least 59 receiving yards (+114)



Questions Of The Day

Which Pac-12 player is most likely to record an interception in Week 8?

If I have to put my money on a player recording an INT this week, I’m going with stout UCLA CB Alex Johnson. Leading the Pac-12 in interceptions this season, take Johnson to give Stanford’s passing offense hell.

Which player in the USC vs Utah game has the highest projected totals for sacks in Week 8?

Utah’s Jonah Ellis, this season’s Pac-12 leader in the sacks department is the best bet to record the highest number of sacks this week when his team plays USC.


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