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Bet College Football - No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers

Bet College Football – No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers

If you like to bet college football, then you’re going to be treated to what should be a thrilling affair when the Oklahoma Sooners visit the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Week 4 showdown that gets underway on Saturday.

No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia
Spread: Oklahoma -11
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
Kickoff: 7:30 PM ET
TV: FOX

The Sooners have jumped out to a 3-0 record in the 2013 college football betting season. Now they will face their toughest test on Saturday when they visit the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 conference betting battle.

The Sooners have not found success against the Mountaineers since they joined the conference, barely winning a pair of games over the past couple years and failing to cover the spread as double-digit favorites both times.

Bet College Football – No. 4 Oklahoma at West Virginia Preview:

Oklahoma: (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) has the look of a legitimate national title contender after moving to 3-0 after laying an emphatic 34-10 smackdown on Tennessee to cash in as a 21-point home favorite in their Week 3 battle.

The Sooners got solid performances from several players including quarterback Travis Knight as the poised signal-caller completed 20 of 33 pass attempts for 308 yards with one touchdown and one interception. 

Oklahoma does have some bad news coming into this contest in the fact that starting running back Keith Ford.

The sophomore suffered a small fracture in his right leg in Saturday’s home win over Tennessee.

"That’ll be a week-to-week," said head coach Bob Stoops. "That could be two weeks, three weeks, it’s always a little bit hard to tell, depending on how it heals, so we’ll just have to wait and see how that goes. For sure, he won’t be able to play this week."

The Sooners will turn to a pair of their young backs in order to replace Ford.

"I think all three of those guys are ready to step in at any time that they are called upon and do great things," Knight said. "You’ve seen through the first three games that all of them have the big-play threat and can run the ball effectively and do what we need to do in our offense."

Defensively, Oklahoma has been an absolute monster as they rank 19th in both total yards allowed (295.3) and rushing yards allowed (86.7) and a stellar 11th in points allowed (9.0).

West Virginia (2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS) has won two straight games,  but they had a tough time in putting Maryland away in its 40-37 Week 3 road win over the Terrapins the last time out, though they did cover the spread as a 3-point road dog to move to a perfect 3-0 ATS on the season.

Senior quarterback Clint Trickett has a career day in leading the Mountaineers to victory.

Trickett completed 37 of 49 passes for 511 yards and four touchdowns while senior wide receiver Kevin White had 13 catches for 216 yards and one score. Trickett ranks third in the nation in passing yards (1,224) while White ranks second in the country in catches (32) and yards (460).

"(The Sooners) are a great team and have a high power offense," Trickett told the school’s official website. "They have a great defense as well and are returning a lot of guys. They are a traditional powerhouse. They are Oklahoma, but I said the same thing with Alabama. There is no such thing as an unbeatable team. We just have to find whatever weaknesses they have, if there are any, and try to exploit them."

West Virginia has to overcome the loss of starting cornerback Daryl Worley who was suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules. The sophomore has 17 tackles and two interceptions on the season.

Oklahoma beat West Virginia 16-7 in Week 2 of 2013 to improve to 2-0 in the series since West Virginia joined the Big 12. Oklahoma also won in West Virginia 50-49 in 2012 and I like them to win and cash in again, mostly because the Sooners’ defense is absolutely voracious.

The Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record and a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five games versus a team with a winning record.

The Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and a discouraging 1-6 ATS in their L/7 conference games while Oklahoma has gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall and a near-perfectfive4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games.

Bet College Football Pick: Oklahoma -11 Points

Bet On College Football No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 11 point favorites in their primetime college football betting matchup with the undefeated Oklahoma Sooners.
Starts: 09/17/2014 7:30PM
Milan Puskar Stadium
Morgantown, West Virginia
College Football Expert Picks – Bowling Green at No. 19 Wisconsin  

College Football Expert Picks – Bowling Green at No. 19 Wisconsin

College football expert picks don’t get much better than the one you’re about to get on Saturday’s Week 4 matchup between the Bowling Green Falcons and ‘semi-desperate’ Wisconsin Badgers.

Bowling Green has won two straight, including their thrilling 45-42 Week 3 win over Indiana while Wisconsin looks to record consecutive wins for the first time this season after pounding Western Illinois 37-3 in Week 2.

Matchup: Bowling Green at No. 19 Wisconsin 
Spread: Wisconsin -27
When:  Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN2

College Football Expert Pick Preview – Bowling Green Vs. Wisconsin

After dropping their regular season opener 59-31 at Western Kentucky, Bowling Green (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) has beaten Virginia Military Institute 48-7 in Week 2 to cover the spread as a 38.5-point home favorite and taken out Indiana 45-42 to cash in against the NCAAF betting line as an 8.5-point home underdog.

The Falcons are ranked 29th in the nation in scoring (41.3 ppg) and racked up a whopping 526 yards of offense against VMI and 571 yards against Indiana, thanks to their suddenly-blossoming sophomore signal-caller, James Knapke.

The poised underclassman set school records for attempts (73) and completions (46) against the Hoosiers while tossing three TD passes and one interception.

"I think the players and the team had some juice stolen from them early in the season. And we got a little bit of that back," coach Dino Babers said.

Wisconsin (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS) bounced back nicely from their 28-24 season-opening loss against LSU to beat Western Illinois badly behind an outstanding performance from junior quarterback Tanner McEvoy.

The strong-armed junior completed 23 of 28 passes against the Leathernecks for three touchdowns and one interception while adding another 55 rushing yards and one score on nine carries.

College Football Expert Pick Analysis – Bowling Green Vs. Wisconsin

I’ll get right to the point by saying that I like Wisconsin to win this Week 4 matchup but Bowling Green to cover the college football betting line – with room to spare.

Yes, I know Bowling Green is more of a mid-major kind of program than an elite, national title contender, but the Falcons can certainly score the ball and I believe they will against the Badgers, at least enough to keep the final score close.

While I’m a bit leery of the fact that the Badgers have compiled an incendiary 10-1 ATS mark in their last 11 games following a bye week, I like the fact that Bowling Green has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games in the month of September and an even more impressive 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an SU win.

The Badgers are just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games and have struggled mightily to cover the spread in going 0-5 ATS in their L/5 games overall.

Last but not least, the Falcons have posted an impressive 19-7 ATS mark in their last 26 games overall while also going 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 road games.

Again, I like Wisconsin for the SU win but the Bowling Green Falcons to cover the spread with a solid effort.

My College Football Expert Pick: Bowling Green +27 Points

NCAAF Betting Odds Bowling Green vs No. 19 Wisconsin
The 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers are 27 point favorites when they host the Bowling Green Falcons
Starts: 09/17/2014 12:00PM
Camp Randall Stadium
Madison, Wisconsin
Week 4 CFB Betting Odds Utah at Michigan

Week 4 CFB Betting Odds Utah at Michigan

If you’re looking to cash in on some Week 4 college football betting odds, then you’re going to have a good opportunity to do just that when the Michigan Wolverines look to hand the unbeaten Utah Utes their first loss of the 2014 season in an intriguing matchup on Saturday.

Matchup: Utah at Michigan
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
TV: ABC
Spread: Michigan -6

Week 4 CFB Betting – Utah at Michigan Preview

Utah (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) is coming off an emphatic 59-27 win over Fresno State in Week 3 while covering the spread as a 13-point home fave to remain unbeaten against the spread.

The Utes got a stellar outing from junior quarterback Travis Wilson as he completed 11 of 20 passes for 181 yards with a whopping five touchdowns. Utah also rushed for a whopping 258 yards in the win while scoring 56 or more for the second straight game.

"I just need to keep on playing how I’ve been playing, "Wilson said. Take easy throws, make smart decisions with it."

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said winning the turnover battle is crucial in this contest.

"Turnover battle is huge every week," Whittingham said. "Right now on the season we’re even in the turnover margin. We’re doing a very good job offensively taking care of the football. We’re doing a very average job, at best, of taking the ball away. My guess is whoever wins the turnover margin will win this game – that’s how important this is."

Michigan (2-1 SU, 1-2 ATS) is coming off a commanding 34-10 win over Miami-Ohio but failed to cover the college football betting line as a 31-point home favorite.

Senior quarterback Devin Gardner completed 13 of 20 passes for 184 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while sophomore running back Derrick Green added 137 rushing yards and two additional scores on 22 carries.

"It looks like he (Gardner) understands the system," Utah defensive coordinator Brian Blechen said. "He doesn’t try to do too much. But when he has to, he’s a great athlete, he’s got a strong arm. He’s got good receivers around him and a big O-line. He can get you on the ground or in the air."

Week 4 CFB Betting Odd Analysis:

I really like the Utah Utes to cover the spread in this Week 4 matchup – by getting the outright road win against a Wolverines team I have lost all confidence in.

The Utah Utes are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against Big Ten teams and an impressive 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 non-conference games.

The Michigan Wolverines are 2-5 ATS in their L/7 games against a team with a winning record and just 1-5 ATS in their last half-dozen non-conference games.

Utah’s offense is far too explosive for them to lose this contest.

My Week 4 CFB Betting Pick: Utah +4.5 Points

College Football Matchup – Utah at Michigan
The Michigan Wolverines are 6 point home favorites in CFB week 4 betting odds as they host the Utes from Utah.
Starts: 09/20/2014 3:30PM
Michigan Stadium
Ann Arbor, Michigan