College football betting is starting to get interesting. While last week was full of marquee matchups and even bigger upsets, this week in college football looks tame…at least at first look.
Here are my CFB week 4 upset picks that you need to bet on before the odds shift against you.
Why You Should Bet My College Football Week 4 Upset Picks
BYU +5.5 at Michigan
BYU should probably be undefeated. In Week 3, BYU lost 23 to 24 to UCLA after running out to a 16 to 7 lead after 3 quarters. The Cougar defense is very good. It got worn down by UCLA’s rushing attack in the fourth quarter, but before that it had controlled the Bruins for most of the game. Michigan’s defense has really come together. It allowed UNLV to score only 7 points in Week 3 after shutting down Oregon State to only 7 points in Week 4. But, the Michigan offense doesn’t look good enough to stick with BYU’s offense. BYU is the more complete team. They should beat the Wolverines in this matchup.
Pick: BYU +5.5
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) September 22, 2015
Navy -6.5 at UConn
UConn’s 22 to 17 win over Army in Week 2 wasn’t all that bad. UConn didn’t cover the spread in that game. But, the Huskies managed to win. What’s more impressive is that the Huskies held Missouri, a 21 point favorite, to only 9 points in a 6 to 9 loss in Week 3. In this Week 4 battle, UConn plays Navy at home. They’re getting 6.5 points. The line already dropped from 8 to 6.5. It might be Navy -4.5 by the time they kick this one off. UConn should be considered for a money line play versus Navy.
Pick: UConn +6.5
Northern Illinois +4 at Boston College
Northern Illinois gave Ohio State one of the toughest games that the Buckeyes have had in a long time. Ohio State used QB Cardale Jones and QB JT Barrett. Both guys were ineffective against N. Illinois’ defense. The Buckeyes beat Northern Illinois only 20 to 13 as a -34 point favorite. Boston College lost starting QB Darius Wade in a 0 to 14 loss to Florida State in Week 3. The Huskies should have enough to beat the Eagles in this game. Without Wade, BC might find it difficult to move the ball against a Northern Illinois defense that really came together versus the number one ranked team in the nation.
Pick: Northern Illinois
Tennessee +2 at Florida
Tennessee lost in overtime to Oklahoma in Week 2, but bounced back with a great 55 to 10 win over Western Carolina in Week 3. Florida’s defense is as good this season as it was last season. Unfortunately for the Gators, the offense appears to be just as bad as it was last season. Florida beat Kentucky 14 to 9 on the road in Week 3. They shouldn’t be able to stop Tennessee’s high-powered offense.
— ESPN (@espn) September 17, 2015
No. 9 UCLA at 16 Arizona +3.5
UCLA was all out to beat BYU at home. There are 2 things that were disturbing about the win. First, QB Josh Rosen threw 3 interceptions. Second, UCLA’s defense allowed BYU to go for 405 yards. Arizona’s offense averages 586.7 yards per game. It’s going to be very tough for the Bruins’ D to stop the AZ offense.
Pick: Arizona +3.5