College Football Week 4 Top Betting Games

Posted by Peter Boysen on September 20, 2016 in

Each week, there are some college football betting games that draw in a lot more online betting than others. Sometimes the matchup is the cause of the uptick in betting, while at other times the line lacks balance and draws wagers. In Week 4, quite a few game should draw interest, so take a look at our expert perspective to find out if these games make solid picks.

Here’s a Closer Look at the College Football Week 4 Top Betting Games

Arkansas (+6.5) at #10 Texas A&M

I like both of these teams a lot. After dropping four of their first six games in 2015 (including a 28-21 decision against the Aggies at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the same neutral site as the place where they meet this week), the Razorbacks won six of their last seven, only losing by a single point to Mississippi State and delivering overtime wins over Auburn and Ole Miss, and routing LSU (on the road), Missouri and Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl.

In 2016, the Razorbacks remain undefeated. Two of their wins have come against weaker teams (Louisiana Tech and Texas State) but they went down to Texas and knocked off then-#15 TCU, 41-38, in double overtime.

What’s my point? Yes, the Aggies have a dynamic, talented offense with a great deal of balance. However, the Razorbacks can put points on the board with anyone, and they make it very hard for other teams to put them away. So when I see this line, I start thinking about taking the Razorbacks to cover, but then again, you just don’t know whether the #10 Aggies are the real deal or not. So while a ton of money will cross the bookies’ tables on this one, personally this is a game that I would avoid. Keep reading for two big games that I feel confident about betting.

Pitt (+7) at North Carolina

Yes, Pitt pushed a soft Oklahoma State defense to the brink, on the road, in a 45-38 barnburner of a loss. However, North Carolina went to the ACC title game last year and came within a controversial call of knocking off Clemson. This year, they have routed one of the top FCS programs (James Madison) as well as a team down in the dregs of Big Ten, in Illinois. They lost to Georgia in Week 1, but that nine-point setback came more as a result of Tar Heel jitters than anything the Bulldogs did significantly better.

So with Pitt coming to town, I like the Tar Heels to keep the gas down all day long and roll to a double-digit win. Their defense — particularly against the pass — needs some work, but it exceeds anything that Pitt has seen so far this year. So take the Tar Heels in this game, and give all seven of those points.

USC (+2) at Utah

USC has gone from Pac-12 South favorite to a tailspin after taking a 52-6 hide tanning from Alabama, whipping up on cupcake Utah State and then falling at Stanford by a convincing 27-10 margin. They head to one of the more difficult road destinations in the Pac-12, where the undefeated Utes await them. Their wins haven’t been particularly impressive (Southern Utah by 24, BYU by 1 and San Jose State by 17), but the Trojans come in on a Friday night with their heads likely down, which makes this a perfect night for a big Ute win.