Scott Van Pelt had a rough outing in Week 7, going 2-6 with his college football picks, which brings his overall record this season to 30-32-1. Looking to get back on track in Week 8, Van Pelt has enlisted the help of Stanford Steve to add an extra layer of insight. Together, they are aiming to recalibrate their strategies and make a strong comeback this week.
Scott Van Pelt Week 8 Picks
- James Madison at Marshall – Marshall +3.5
- Rutgers at Indiana – Indiana +5
- South Carolina at (20) Missouri – South Carolina +7
- Washington State at (11) Oregon – Washington State +20
- Minnesota at (23) Iowa – Minnesota +3.5
- (12) Mississippi at Auburn – Auburn +6.5
Stanford Steve Pick
- Virginia at (10) North Carolina – Over 57
James Madison at Marshall
Van Pelt is choosing Marshall at +3.5, noting that while James Madison is strong, Marshall is coming off back-to-back road losses. He believes that the Thundering Herd will have a better performance under the lights at home.
Rutgers at Indiana
Indiana is on what Van Pelt describes as a “struggle bus,” having lost their last couple of games by more than 70 points. Despite this, he is taking Indiana at +5, feeling that they will show a stronger effort with Rutgers coming into town.
South Carolina at (20) Missouri
Scott likes South Carolina at +7, despite the Gamecocks’ recent struggles, including a frustrating loss against Florida. He believes the points offered in Columbia are worth taking.
Washington State at (11) Oregon
Washington State is getting a 20-point spread against Oregon. Despite a tough loss at home last week and Oregon being in a “foul mood” after a close loss against Washington, Van Pelt is still backing Washington State at +20.
Minnesota at (23) Iowa
Van Pelt is going with Minnesota at +3.5, even though his record with the team hasn’t been great. He sees this as Minnesota’s last chance to prove themselves in his picks.
(12) Mississippi at Auburn
Closing out his six-pack of picks, Van Pelt is picking Auburn at +6.5. He believes that the home team will be able to capitalize on the points they are getting.
Stanford Steve’s Pick: Virginia at (10) North Carolina
Stanford Steve is taking the over at 57 for the matchup between Virginia and North Carolina. He notes that Virginia is red-hot after their first win of the year and thinks that North Carolina’s offense is strong enough to contribute to a high-scoring game.