Top Week 4 college football bets from expert picks you can feel comfortable backed into this Saturday loaded roster.
Even though the season got off to a less than perfect start because we didn’t get any wins in Week 0, things have been white lately. So as the football world heads for Saturday’s loaded slate, you might want to pay attention to our Week 4 college football best bets as we try to keep this race going.
Last week the best bets were 4-1-0 in the week and the only loss was the SMU/Maryland finish, which was definitely a trap to fall into. But still, that makes us 7-2-1 over the past two weeks and moves the overall record to 7-5-1 on the season.
Now with our delicious Week 4 menu on deck, we’re targeting our top bets for Saturday, a group that boasts the support of some of the best teams in the country. And if you’re reading this on Friday, be sure to pick Syracuse -9.5 against Virginia as a sort of extra pick. On the main menu, though!
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College Football Week 4 Best Bets: Against Spreads, Totals and More
Georgia 1H -29.5 vs Kent State (+100)
Kent State has already played two quality crimes in Washington and Oklahoma. They stifled the Sooners in the first half almost completely, but then ceded 33 points unanswered to the Sooners. But what you need to know is that none of these five-power opponents are on the same level as Georgia.
The Bulldog seemed unstoppable on both sides of the ball. I expect Stetson Bennett IV and buddies to come out and pour it on Kent State early while stifling them in defense. This should get us to this number, which I’ll run up to 30.5.
Vanderbilt vs Alabama – Over 58.5 (-112)
A season ago, Alabama completely set Vandy on fire to hit 59-0, which would clearly go up to that total. Given the way Wake Forest, Northern Illinois, and even Elon have passed the ball on the Commodore this season, it makes sense that they could concede 59 points to Crimson Tide once again. But even if they didn’t, Vanderbilt started 3-1 thanks to a much-improved attack that could effectively move the ball around the field with real weapons. I think that total hits easily as Dores is already contributing this season.
Washington State +6.5 vs Oregon (-105)
It was an inauspicious start for Washington State this season as they beat Idaho by just seven points. But the following week, they rolled out of Wisconsin. Oregon wants to use a similar impulsive offense, but we know the Cougars are more than capable of stopping that. When you consider that Bo Nix has been exponentially worse on the road in his career (30-2 home landing interception percentage versus 16-16 in road games or neutral position games), Pullman can be where we see the discomfort. At least, I think we got a cover from Wazzu.
Tennessee 1Q -3.5 vs Florida (-106)
Josh Heupel deserves every flower thrown his way for the rapid transformation he preached in Tennessee. One of his best traits as a Vols coach, though, were the scripts for early matches. Tennessee has had one of the best first-quarter offenses in the country to this point, and while this rivalry is one-sided in recent history, I don’t expect it to stop. Florida’s defense has been in doubt at best through three games and Anthony Richardson hasn’t looked so well since taking a big hit against Kentucky. Especially at Neyland Stadium, the Vols will jump out front and try to dominate the game early on.
Michigan – 17 vs Maryland (-110)
Maryland has come up with a very simple equation over the years. They win matches they are supposed to do admirably, which makes sense given Taulia Tagovailoa’s talent and many NFL weapons in attack. But when they face the best teams in the Big Ten, Terps are possessed.
Last season, Maryland started 4-0 before losing by 86 points to Iowa and Ohio. Understanding that Michigan had played the Charmin-soft schedule up to this point, JJ McCarthy and the attack seemed almost unstoppable and the defense should have plenty of answers for Terrapins as well. I’ll play this up to 23.5 if we’re being honest but we’d gladly only take 17.
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