College Football Podcast Week 4
With conference play getting into full swing this week there are a number of crucial games on the Week 4 college football schedule and Brian Blessing and Bruce Marshall from the Gold Sheet break down all of the action in the Week 4 College Football Podcast. The Pac-12 has looked much better this season and they have six teams ranked in the latest AP top-25 poll, the most in almost four years. Brian and Bruce begin the Week 4 breakdown with the game on Friday between Utah and USC. Brian and Bruce also have an interesting betting nugget for the Friday night contest between Air Force and Boise State.
Five games hit the board with spreads north of 30 points in Week 4 and not surprisingly those favorites are all big boys in the college football world. Top-ranked Clemson’s 41-point spread against Charlotte is the largest currently posted. The Tigers dispatched Syracuse last week covering the 28-point closing line and they are 7-0 SU and 4-3 ATS since 2006 when laying at least 40 points. Bruce has a full breakdown of this game on the Week 4 college football podcast.
The ACC has a couple other big favorites on the opening college football betting lines with Miami and Virginia both favored by 30.5 points for their non-conference tilts. The Cavs are 3-0 for the first time since 2005 and pushed the line in last week’s 31-24 win over Florida State. It’s the second time already this year they’ve been favored by 30 or more, covering the 32-point line against William and Mary two weeks ago. Brian and Bruce take a look at the matchup between Old Dominion and Virginia.
There will be a number of SEC games featuring ranked teams throughout the season, but the first of the bunch takes place in College Station on Saturday with Texas AM a 4-point favorite over Auburn in a West Division tussle. Following their loss to top-ranked Clemson two weeks ago, the Aggies dismantled an overmatched Lamar squad 62-3 covering the 45-point closing line to improve to 3-0 against the spread. Brian and Bruce have a full analysis of this game on the college football podcast.
Ohio State hasn’t lost its way after a coaching change and is favored by 39-points to dispatch in-state rival Miami. Alabama has faced some huge lines this season and is doing so again, spotting Southern Miss 38.5-points. The Tide got by South Carolina last week but failed to cover the smallest spread (25.5) they’ve faced this season.
The marquee matchup of Week 4 pits a pair of top-10 teams against each other when Notre Dame visits Georgia. The Bulldogs are coming off a 55-0 cover win over Arkansas State and will present a major problem for the Irish after outscoring opponents 148-23 on the season. UGA is a two-touchdown favorite between the hedges. Notre Dame hasn’t been given this many points since late in the 2016 season, but the Irish are 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in their last four when getting at least 14 points. This is another game that Brian and Bruce dive into for Week 4.
Bruce also has some analysis and a pick on the game between Florida and Tennessee.
Listen to the Week 4 college football podcast to get all of the picks from Brian and Bruce.