Public loves Houston, Toledo in Week 8
The large point spreads facing teams like Houston and Toledo on Saturday haven't scared off public bettors.
Here are the top 5 public plays for Week 8 according to our College Football Public Betting page, which is subject to change so make sure you click the link for the most up-to-date info. All lines are courtesy of oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI.
1. Houston Cougars -21.5 at Central Florida, 12:00PM ET, 88% Public Bets
The Cougars are a perfect 6-0 on the year and 4-2 against the spread. They're also 20-5-1 against the spread in their last 26 road games and 4-1 against the number in their last five games in October. As for the Knights, they're 1-7 at the betting window int hier lat eight games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a loss.
2. Toledo Rockets -14.5 at Massachusetts, 3:00PM ET, 86% Public Bets
Much like undefeated Houston, public bettors are also backing the unbeaten Rockets despite being a double digit road favorite. Toledo is a near-perfect 5-0-1 against the spread this season and is 5-0 against the number in its last five road games. The Rockets are also 5-0-1 ATS in their last six conference games and 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
3. Bowling Green Falcons -14 at Kent State, 1:00PM Et, 86% Public Bets
Yet another heavy road favorite that the public likes in Week 8. The falcons are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games versus Kent, while the road team is 14-5 against the number in their last 19 games between these two teams. That said, the road squad is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
4. Ohio Bobcats -3 at Buffalo Bulls, 3:30PM ET, 86% Public Bets
Public bettors love the MAC this week apparently. Ohio is 5-2 overall and 5-2 against the spread, while Buffalo enters play with a 2-4 record but is 4-2 at the betting window in 2015. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams.
5. Tulane at Navy Midshipmen -24, 1:00PM ET, 86% Public Bets
Navy enters play on Saturday with a 4-1 record and is 4-1 at the betting window, while Tulane is just 2-4 straight up and 2-4 against the spread. The Green Wave have been a horrible bet in this series, covering just once in six attempts on the road versus the Midshipmen. Tulane is also 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games overall versus Navy while the home team is 4-0 against the number in the last four meetings between these two teams.