5 expert tips for this week

College football week 4 best bets from our expert picks to get you comfortable sitting down to a loaded Saturday board.

Whilst the season may not have started off as well as we were winless in week 0, things have been red hot lately. So with the soccer world heading into a packed Saturday chart, you might want to pay attention to my best bets on Week 4 of College Soccer as we try to keep this run going.

Last week the best bets this week went 4-1-0 with the only loss being the SMU/Maryland Over which was definitely a trap I fell into. But that puts us at a 7-2-1 for the last two weeks and brings the overall record for the season to 7-5-1.

Now, with a tasty Week 4 slate on deck, let’s take aim at our best bets for Saturday, a collection that supports some of the best teams in the country. And if you’re reading this on Friday, consider Syracuse -9.5 vs. Virginia as a little bonus pick. But on the main board!

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College Football Week 4 Best Bets: Against Spread Picks, Totals and More

Georgia 1H -29.5 vs. Kent State (+100)

Kent State has already played two quality offenses in Washington and Oklahoma. They actually suppressed the Sooners for almost the entire first half, but then gave the Sooners 33 unanswered points. But what you need to know is that none of these Power Five opponents are on the same level as Georgia.

The Bulldogs have looked unstoppable on both sides of the ball. I expect Stetson Bennett IV and Co to come out and pour it early on Kent State while choking them on defense. That should bring us to this number, which I would play until 5/30.

Vanderbilt vs. Alabama – Over 58.5 (-112)

Just a season ago, Alabama completely burned Vandy 59-0, which obviously would have equaled that total. And given the ways Wake Forest, Northern Illinois and even Elon have moved the ball with the Commodores this season, it’s easy to believe they’ve dropped another 59 points to the Crimson Tide. But even if they don’t, Vanderbilt are off to a 3-1 start thanks to a vastly improved offense that can effectively move the ball around the field with real weapons. I think that total hits lightly as the ‘Dores are actually contributing to that this season.

Washington State +6.5 vs. Oregon (-105)

It was an awkward start to the season for Washington State as they beat Idaho by just seven points. But the next week they beat Wisconsin away. Oregon wants to use a similar frantic offense, but we know the Cougars are more than capable of stopping it. If you then consider that Bo Nix has been significantly worse on the road in his career (30-2 touchdown interception ratio at home versus 16-16 in games on the road or on neutrals), Pullman might be the point at where we see a surprise . At least I think we’re getting a cover from Wazzu.

Tennessee 1Q -3.5 v Florida (-106)

Josh Heupel deserves every flower thrown at him for the fast turnaround in Tennessee. However, one of his best attributes as Vols head coach was his early game scripts. Tennessee has had one of the best first-quarter offenses in the country so far, and while that rivalry has been one-sided in recent history, I don’t expect that to stop. Florida’s defense has been suspect at best in three games, and Anthony Richardson hasn’t looked right since his big hit against Kentucky. Especially at Neyland Stadium, the Vols will take the lead and try to get the game under control early on.

Michigan -17 vs. Maryland (-110)

Maryland has developed a very simple formula over the years. They’re winning the games they should, and doing so impressively, which makes sense given Taulia Tagovailoa’s talent and multiple NFL-caliber weapons on offense. But when they’re up against the best teams in the Big Ten, the Terps are a doormat.

Last season, Maryland started 4-0 before losing to Iowa and Ohio State by 86 points combined. JJ McCarthy and offense understood that Michigan had been playing a Charmin-soft schedule up to this point, and offense seemed nearly unstoppable and defense should have plenty of answers for the Terrapins as well. I’d play this to 23.5 if we’re being honest, but I like to only take 17.

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John Verrall

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