NCAA Football Top Picks of the Week

Week eight of the 2019 NCAA Football season is already here, and teams are starting to separate themselves in one way or another. There are plenty of terrific betting matchups on the schedule again this week, and there are some large point spreads that look pretty tempting. We have identified the top three betting picks of the weekend, and have provided a breakdown and a pick for each game below. Take a look:

Michigan Wolverines +9.0 at Penn State Nittany Lions:

The biggest game of the weekend will take place in the Big Ten Conference. The Penn State Nittany Lions have a perfect 6-0 record so far this season, and they pulled off an impressive win at Iowa a week ago. Penn State has allowed less than 10 points per game this season, and their defense will need to show up in a big way against Michigan. The Wolverines have won three straight games since getting blown out by Wisconsin almost a month ago, but playing in Happy Valley is never an easy task. Michigan is going to need Shea Patterson to have one of the best games of his career if they are going to pull off this big upset. Everything points to the Nittany Lions winning this game at home, but Michigan should be able to keep it close.Take the +9.0 points and bet on Michigan in this game.

Arizona State Sun Devils +14.0 at Utah Utes:

The Pac-12 Conference has been extremely hard to predict this season, and it's hard to determine who the best teams are. Utah and Arizona State are both 2-1 so far in conference play, and this game could help decide the winner of the South Division. Utah is outscoring teams by over 21 points per game this season, and their defense has been playing incredible of late. Arizona State is just three points away from being undefeated this season, and they have an electric offense. Utah is at home in this game, and that should help them win this huge Pac-12 Showdown, but it's going to be tight.Taking the +14.0 points and betting on Arizona State is the right play in this game.

Appalachian State Mountaineers -14.5 vs. UL Monroe Warhawks:

Appalachian State might be one of the most underrated football teams in the country, but they are really good. The Mountaineers will host UL Monroe on Saturday in a battle of first place Sun Belt teams. Appalachian State has been outscoring opponents by 17 points per game this season, and the spread is -14.5 points. UL Monroe does a lot of things really well, but play defense isn't one of them. The Warhawks have allowed 35 points per game this season, and that will haunt them in a big way against the Mountaineers. UL Monroe will need to do almost everything right to stay in this game, but they just don't have the talent to compete.Appalachian State has a terrific offense, and they will easily cover the -14.5 point spread in this game.