The college football season is in full swing, and another great slate of games is on the schedule in week four. Let’s take a quick look at the four best college football games to bet on this weekend with a prediction and a pick for each game.
Illinois +28.0 vs. Penn State
The Fighting Illini will host the Nittany Lions for a rare Friday night game Big Ten Conference game. The Big Ten Conference has looked unimpressive so far this season, but Penn State comes in with a 3-0 record and a top-10 ranking. Illinois has one of the youngest rosters in college football, but are starting to show signs of improvement under head coach Lovie Smith. Quarterback Trace McSorley has been playing at an elite level for Penn State, and he should be able to pick apart the Illinois defense in this game. This game won’t be competitive, but the Illini will put up enough fight to keep it under a 20 point spread. Bet Illinois +28.0 in this game.
Wake Forest +8.0 vs. Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play their first road game of the season as they travel to Wake Forest. Notre Dame is 3-0 this season, but all three of their wins have been close games. Wake Forest looked impressive in their first two games before losing a shootout to Boston College in week three. Notre Dame should be able to win this game, but they have yet to play a complete football game and they still have issues at the quarterback position. Wake Forest should be able to keep this close, and might even hand the Irish their first loss of the season. Bet Wake Forest +8.0 in this game.
Texas vs. TCU -3.5
Old rivals will meet on Saturday as Texas hosts TCU. Texas has bounced back nicely after losing their season opener to Maryland, and they blasted USC in week three to move to 2-1. TCU suffered a disappointing 40-28 loss to Ohio State last weekend and will be looking to bounce back in this game. TCU has one of the best defenses in college football, and they will be able to put a ton of pressure on Texas in this game. The Longhorns still have plenty of question marks, and they will be exposed in this one. Bet TCU -3.5 to go on the road and blow out the Longhorns.
Oklahoma State -13.5 vs. Texas Tech
This matchup between Oklahoma State and Texas Tech will be a shootout, with both teams likely topping 40 points. Oklahoma State looked impressive in their week three win over Boise State with their defense and special teams chipping in for some scoring. Texas Tech put up 63 points in week three against Houston, and freshman quarterback Alan Bowman three for over 600 yards. Both teams will try to capitalize on big plays in this game, but the Oklahoma State defense will be too good to let that happen often. Bet Oklahoma State -13.5 to win a wild game on Saturday.
Enjoy the College Football weekend!