Week 8 NCAAF Picks — October 20

These are the condensed versions of picks for the following October 13 college football games for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below and all times listed are Eastern:

No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee
Buffalo at Toledo
Eastern Michigan at Ball State
No. 16 N.C. State at No. 3 Clemson
No. 2 Ohio State at Purdue

Confidence rating is in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Game 1: No. 1 Alabama at Tennessee:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Alabama -28.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 57 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Alabama -20 (5/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 32 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 2: No. 2 Ohio State at Purdue:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State -13.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 65.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Ohio State over 40.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ohio State -7 (5/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 35 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to score in first 5:00 (3/5) — LOSS!

Game 3: No. 16 North Carolina State at No. 3 Clemson:

Side Prediction/Full Game: North Carolina State +17.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 57.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: North Carolina State under 20.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/Half Time: North Carolina State +10 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 29.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to score in first 5:30 (3/5) — LOSS!

Game 4: Buffalo at Toledo:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Buffalo +1.5 (4/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 67 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Buffalo Pick’ em (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 30.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Game 5: Eastern Michigan at Ball State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Ball State +3 (2/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 51.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game:
Side Prediction/Half Time: Ball State +1.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 22.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Half Time:

Previous Week’s Record: 10-14 (.417)
Season Record: 136-126 (.519)

1-star play record: (0-0, .000)           Season: (0-0, .000)
2-star play record: (0-1, .000)           Season: (0-2, .000)
3-star play record: (5-8, .385)           Season: (83-72, .535)
4-star play record: (3-2, .600)           Season: (26-31, .456)
5-star play record: (2-3, .400)           Season: (27-21, .563)

Author: Chris Altruda

Currently a freelance sportswriter on the hunt for full-time work. If you like my work or have constructive criticism, please share it and/or contact me at chris.altruda@hotmail.com or via Twitter at @AlTruda73 My portfolio of clippings can be viewed at http://www.clippings.me/caltruda And thank you for taking time out of your day to read my posts.

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