Sport College football odds, lines, picks, bets, predictions for Week 4, 2021: Proven model backing LSU, UCLA
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Katy Perry is viewed as something of a good luck charm for Ole Miss fans because of her famous appearance on ESPN’s “College GameDay” nearly seven years ago.Kiffin shared a video on Twitter this week urging Ole Miss fans to come out and support the team in Saturday night’s home opener against Austin Peay. He gave Perry a shout out in his tweet, and the pop icon responded by saying she is “all aboard the Lane Train.” Perry also endorsed Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral for the Heisman Trophy.
The SEC had a light first round of conference play last weekend and No. 1 Alabama and No 2. Georgia both failed to cover as favorites in their respective games againstand . This weekend, the conference's top matchup between No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Arkansas is also one of the most anticipated on the Week 4 college football schedule. The Aggies are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Week 4 college football odds from Caesars Sportsbook, but Arkansas has been one of the surprise teams of the season.
Will the SEC's top teams fare better against the spread this week? The Week 4 college football lines feature a few other interesting games that feature non-traditional top 25 programs. Before making any Week 4 college football picks on those games or others, be sure to.
Kansas QB Jason Bean is the real deal
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The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,000 for $100 players on its top-ratedagainst the spread. It also enters Week 4 of the 2021 season on a 72-58 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 4from Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. .
Top Week 4 college football predictions
One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for Week 4:(-2.5) covers at in an SEC West matchup at noon ET on Saturday. Both teams are 2-1 straight-up, while LSU is 1-1 against the spread in FBS play and Mississippi State has a 1-2 ATS mark. There were certainly some controversial calls, but Mississippi State ultimately came away with a 31-29 loss against underdog last week.
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Zerrick Cooper found Damond Philyaw-Johnson for a 59-yard touchdown to win the game. Jacksonville State just did that to FSU pic.twitter.com/cgU962vnOT — Mike Cugno (@MikeCugnoCBS4) September 12, 2021 What a play. Video: Jacksonville St. vs. Florida St. Football Highlight (2021) (ACC Digital Network) Your browser does not support this video And just like that, Jacksonville State won 20-17, sending Florida State to 0-2. This is not a good start to the 2021 season for FSU.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports.
LSU hasn't been tested since its Week 1 loss to, but the model sees the Tigers as the more balanced team in this matchup. The simulations show Mike Leach's squad barely cracking 50 yards of rushing, while LSU goes for over 100 on the ground. With both teams easily topping 300 yards of passing, that's a big difference in the sides. LSU takes this one by seven points in the simulations, covering almost 60 percent of the time. You can also back the over (57) since the model is projecting 61 total points.
Another one of the college football predictions from the model: No. 24 UCLA (-6) covers on the road against Stanford at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday. Unlike the SEC, there is room for new teams to make a move to the top of the Pac-12 this season. UCLA has positioned itself to challenge for one of those spots, and the Bruins have a great chance to push forward this week against the Cardinal.
Even in a close loss last weekend to Fresno State, UCLA quarterbackthrew for 278 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bruins running back has a 10.5-yard per carry average and Stanford's defense surrenders more than 210 rushing yards per game. That sort of offensive output supports why the model's simulations show UCLA covering the spread 60 percent of the time.
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How to make Week 4 college football picks
The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 4 college football schedule, and it's calling for a Top 25 favorite to go down hard..
So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which Top 25 favorite goes down hard? Check out the latest college football odds below, then, and find out.
Week 4 college football odds (via Caesars)
Here are the college football lines for some of Week 4's most notable matchups:
Thursday, Sept. 23
vs. (-7.5, 57)
Friday, Sept. 24
MTSU vs.(-2.5, 56.5)
vs. (-4, 67)
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vs. (+6, 52.5)
vs. (+31.5, 58.5)
Saturday, Sept. 25
vs. (+34, 51)
vs. (-5.5, 46.5)
UMass vs.(-36, 67)
vs. (-18.5, 51.5)
vs. (+10, 47)
vs. (+6.5, 47.5)
vs. (-23, 44.5)
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Unlike many programs, Nevada does not have its own indoor practice facility or access to any similar local venue. The team plans to hold walk-throughs, meetings and weight training at an off-campus hotel or other location and won't be using Stanford's locker room or shower facilities and, thus, won't be subject to Stanford's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Nevada's first home game is set for Sept. 11 against the Idaho State Bengals. Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools.
vs. (+5.5, 48)
vs. (-27, 57)
UCLA vs.(+6, 58.5)
vs. (-5, 51.5)
vs. (-6, 45)
vs. (+12, 63)
vs. (-49, 67.5)
vs. Southern Mississippi (+45, 57.5)
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vs. (+16.5, 59)
USF vs.(-23, 52)
vs. (-28, 58)
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