Week 3 was a chance for several teams to stake their flag as a must bet on college football team in 2015. While a few teams lived up to the hype, there were several BIG upsets that shook up all of the major rankings.
I am here to give you an expert look at college football week 4’s top games not only to bet on, but also to watch!
Top NCAA Football Week 4 Games:
No. 21 Stanford at Oregon State
Stanford stepped it up versus USC in a stunning 41 to 31 win. Since Stanford was a +10 point favorite, you have to believe that whatever ailed them in Week 1 when they lost to Northwestern is well in the past.
No. 18 Utah at No. 13 Oregon
Utah has something that Oregon still doesn’t have. It’s called a defense. Oregon hasn’t allowed less than 28 points in any game this season. That’s not good. The Utes defense will stop Oregon on a couple of drives.
No. 22 BYU at Michigan
The 24 to 23 loss to UCLA was tough for the Cougars. They had that game. Beating Michigan in Michigan won’t be easy. BYU is the better team. They should come out on top.
Central Michigan at No. 2 Michigan State
Michigan State should win this game handily. Then again, the Spartans only beat Air Force 35 to 21 as a -24.5 point favorite. Central Michigan might be able to keep it closer than the 4 touchdown number.
Pick: Michigan State
No. 20 Georgia Tech at Duke
Georgia Tech faces a much easier defense in Duke than it what it faced in South Bend. Notre Dame ran out to a huge lead over the Yellow Jackets and then held on for the 31 to 22 victory. Yellow Jackets bounce back with a win this Saturday.
Pick: Georgia Tech
No. 8 LSU at Syracuse
LSU should suffer a bit of a letdown after thumping rival Auburn 45 to 21 in Week 3. Syracuse is undefeated. LSU should pull out the win, but the ‘Cuse is going to make it tough.
Rice at No. 5 Baylor
Baylor will win, but Rice can score against the Baylor defense. The line right now is Baylor -33. That’s probably not a wise wager. Baylor to win but not to cover.
Western Michigan at No. 1 Ohio State
Yet another cupcake for Ohio State to beat up on in Week 4? Northern Illinois actually played the Buckeyes tough. Beating Western Michigan by 40 is not going to help the Buckeyes when they face Michigan State.
Pick: Ohio State
No. 24 Oklahoma State at Texas
The upset alert banner on ESPN will be turned on early in this game. Texas is 1 and 2. They’re going to be .500 after they beat Oklahoma State by close to 3 touchdowns. Longhorn QB Jerrod Heard is awesome.
Massachusetts at No. 6 Notre Dame
The Irish has no business not winning this game by at least 30 to 35 points. A 40 to 50 point blowout is not out of the question.
Pick: Notre Dame
Louisiana Monroe at No. 12 Alabama
Alabama will bounce back with a great game. What was Kiffin and Saban thinking starting Bateman over Coker? The loss to Ole Miss was bad.
No. 3 TCU at Texas Tech
TCU figures to win the matchup, but don’t be fooled. Texas Tech can put up points. In fact, Tech should keep it close up until late in the fourth quarter. In fact, let’s just go with Tech and call another upset.
Pick: Texas Tech
No. 14 Texas A&M at Arkansas
Texas A&M is ranked and has looked really good. The Aggies have a great offense and a much improved defense. Arkansas is reeling after losses to Toledo and Texas Tech as a big fave. Arkansas’ program is a mess.
Pick: Texas A&M
Vanderbilt at No. 3 Ole Miss
Vanderbilt will play Ole Miss tough for about a half. The Rebels have every right to take a step back after beating Alabama so handily in Tuscaloosa in Week 3. But, eventually the best team in the SEC will win.
Pick: Ole Miss
No. 25 Missouri at Kentucky
Missouri got really lucky when beating Connecticut 9 to 6 as a -21 point favorite. The Wildcats of Kentucky are favored by 3 in this. They should be favored by 6.
No. 9 UCLA at No. 16 Arizona
UCLA was all out to beat BYU 24 to 23 as a -16.5 point home dog. Last season when these 2 teams played, Arizona held its own in a low-scoring 17 to 7 affair. This season, the Wildcats look capable of pulling off the upset. The ‘Cats are averaging 54.3 points per game.
Hawaii at No. 22 Wisconsin
It’s all about matchups in football. That’s why after losing 17 to 35 to Alabama in Week 1, Wisconsin has outscored its last two opponents 76 to 3. Hawaii has no shot.
No. 19 USC at Arizona State
ASU is 0 and 3 against the spread this season. They had trouble beating Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo by 14 in Week 2. Then, in Week 3, they could only beat New Mexico by 24 points. USC looks like the play.