NCAA Football Odds: Week 4, Saturday College Football Picks

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College football betting action is here again! Here at Cappers Info, we’re making our running tally of NCAA football picks this year, continuing with action on Saturday, September 24th!

Year To Date Record: 20-13 ATS

Upset Record: 3-6 +$85

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Ohio Bobcats @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2:00 ET
Location: Rutgers Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
College Football Lines: Rutgers -4
Over/Under 50.5
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: ESPN3.com

It’s going to be a bit of a MAC weekend for us, starting right here with the Bobcats against Rutgers. Head Coach Greg Schiano just hasn’t gotten anything going since his team was ranked in the Top 5 in the country back in the mid-2000s, and this is a bad looking game for his team as well. Ohio has one of the more consistent teams in the MAC, and with newly installed QB Tyler Tettleton taking over under center, it has really had an efficient offense. Granted, a defense like that of Rutgers hasn’t been seen quite yet, but there is no way that the Scarlet Knights are that much better than what we’ve seen thus far on the Bobcats’ slate.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Ohio +4

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Toledo Rockets @ Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 12:00 ET
Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
College Football Lines: Syracuse -3
Over/Under 54.5
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: Local TV

More from the MAC… Doesn’t this just look like a bit of an eerie line? After all, the Orange were a bowl team last year, and they didn’t take all that much talent away from this roster, and now, they’re just three point favorites at home against Toledo? The Rockets were blown away by Boise State last week at the Glass Bowl, and there can’t be overly high hopes about coming into the Dome and pulling off the upset… Or are there? Remember that this was the same Syracuse club that was just pushed to the brink by Rhode Island two weeks ago… Upset central?

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Toledo +3

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Bowling Green Falcons @ Miami Redhawks
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 1:00 ET
Location: Fred Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH
College Football Lines: Miami -4
Over/Under 52
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: Local TV

A third straight MAC game??? This is the best of the bunch, though, and it is a glorious, glorious spot for a bettor to be in. The squares amongst us will immediately look at the 2-1 record for Bowling Green and think that it has turned the corner just a bit with its program. Slow down, Cowboy. Losing at home against Wyoming is a disgrace, and beating Idaho and Morgan State is nothing to be proud of. This is still one of the worst teams in the MAC at home against a team off of a MAC Championship last season, who just played two rough road games at Mizzou and Minnesota to start off the season. This is a double digit win for the Redhawks for certain.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Miami -4

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Arkansas Razorbacks @ Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 3:30 ET
Location: Bryant Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
College Football Lines: Alabama -11.5
Over/Under 51
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: CBS

This is going to be a heck of a test for the Crimson Tide after facing two cupcakes, and a game at Penn State that we’re really not sure how to classify. Arkansas isn’t going to be afraid of Alabama, knowing that it had the Tide dead to rights last year in Fayetteville before coughing the game up late. QB Tyler Wilson is going to be facing a tough SEC road test, but remember that he came into the game at Auburn last year after QB Ryan Mallett went down and lit the world on fire. Granted, there’s a big difference playing against those Tigers and this Alabama ‘D’. We do think that No. 2 team in the land is going to pull this one out, but we’re just not so sure that it is by double digits. Arkansas has a history of being very, very stingy on the road in these SEC clashes.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Arkansas +11.5

Week 4 College Football Matchup: LSU Tigers @ West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 8:00 ET
Location: Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
College Football Lines: LSU -5.5
Over/Under 48
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: ABC

We’re tired of hearing all of this baloney about how the Mountaineers are going to stick it to the Bayou Bengals. Sure, this is the biggest game that Morgantown has seen in quite some time, especially with the glitz and the glamour of the ESPN/ABC crew being on the scene. However, let’s be realistic. LSU was good enough to not just beat Oregon at the outset of the year, but it smashed the Ducks as well. Yes, that wasn’t a road game in hostile territory, but the ‘Neers are absolutely nowhere as good as a team that played in the BCS National Championship Game last season. No offense to QB Geno Smith and company, but there’s just no way that we see this one even being remotely close. The Tigers clearly are head and shoulders above WVU.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: LSU -5.5

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Florida Gators @ Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 7:00 ET
Location: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
College Football Lines: Florida -19.5
Over/Under 44
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: ESPN

The Gators looked relatively mortal at times last week defensively, and we can’t help but wonder if we’re going to see the same sort of result this week on the road against Kentucky. The Wildcats seem to think that they have a chance of finally beating the Gators every year, but we know better… every single year… That being said, we’re not laying nearly three TDs on the road in an SEC conference game, but we do think that this one is going to feature its share of points. Don’t let these three low scoring games by the Cats scare you; we don’t exactly think that Louisville, Central Michigan, and Western Kentucky have offensively juggernauts. QB Morgan Newton will get his two TDs on the board, and for a ‘total’ this low, that might be enough.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Florida/Kentucky Over 44

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Nevada Wolf Pack @ Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 7:00 ET
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
College Football Lines: Texas Tech -16
Over/Under 62
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: Local

This is just another one of those great spots for an over/favorite parlay. The Red Raiders have been dropping 50+ on everyone getting in their way this year, and with the way that the Wolf Pack have struggled, we just don’t see any different result happening in this one. Going on the road was tough last week for Nevada against San Jose State, and trust us… Texas Tech is a heck of a lot better than the Spartans. Both of these offenses are going to be flying up and down the field, and there is no doubt in our mind that QB Seth Doege is the better option to be doing just that. The guns will be up in Lubbock, and the Red Raiders will drop 45 on the board in this one.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Texas Tech -16 and Nevada/Texas Tech Over 62

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Vanderbilt Commodores @ South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 7:00 ET
Location: Brice Williams Stadium, Columbia, SC
College Football Lines: South Carolina -16
Over/Under 50
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: ESPN2

Does this look familiar? South Carolina at home as a 16 point favorite against a team that many are underestimating this season… The Commodores legitimately could be a bowl team this year, and this wouldn’t be the first time that they went on the road and figured out how to stay competitive in a game in conference, especially early in the year. We just don’t trust this South Carolina defense to be able to keep up with anyone right now, and until we see differently, we are going to continue fading it, especially against these huge college football odds.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Vanderbilt +16

Week 4 College Football Matchup: Tulsa Golden Hurricane @ Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 8:00 ET
Location: Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
College Football Lines: Boise State -28
Over/Under 62
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: CBS College Sports

If QB GJ Kinne really isn’t going to be playing in this one for the Golden Hurricane, it is clear that this game is going to be a one-sided romp. Tulsa wouldn’t have its two best offensive players at that point, as WR Damaris Johnson is suspended and almost certainly isn’t playing another college game in his career. So with the Golden Hurricane down on offense and ranking No. 117 in the nation against the pass, things don’t look promising. QB Kellen Moore might not have the same weapons that he did a year ago, but he is still as sharp as could be. There’s no doubt that the Broncos are dropping 50 on the board in this game. The question is whether you think Tulsa can score more than 21. We don’t.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Boise State -28

Week 4 College Football Matchup: USC Trojans @ Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 10:15 ET
Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
College Football Lines: Arizona State -2.5
Over/Under 54
Week 4 College Football TV Schedule: ESPN

It took getting all the way to the bottom of the rotation schedule to find one like this, but alas, here it is again… Ranked team at home against an unranked team, yet is favored. The Sun Devils have now been in this spot for three straight weeks. They beat Mizzou right here on this field even though they were unranked favorites and went on the road last week and lost to Illinois as ranked underdogs. Now, the shoe is back on the other foot… again… and we expect another win for the hosts… again.

Week 4 NCAA Football Pick: Arizona State -2.5

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