These picks went 2-2-1 ATS last week. They are 8-6-1 on the year. Below are our picks for week 4. We’re taking some home dogs against Top 10 opponents.
Georgia Tech (+9.5) vs. Clemson
Clemson, against FBS, has two one-score wins over Auburn and Troy. This is a short-week, Thursday night game on the road. It’s also a look ahead game with Louisville coming. Clemson’s offense has not lit it up yet. The Yellow Jackets are playing excellent defense. Georgia Tech has won five-straight at home against Clemson, the last two by multiple touchdowns.
UCLA (+3) vs. Stanford
Look ahead spot on the road for Stanford, with a potential Top 10 matchup with Washington next week. The Cardinal are being overhyped. Their offense doesn’t move the ball consistently. UCLA has a good pass defense. Their run defense held Taysom Hill and Jamaal Williams to a combined 21 yards on 24 carries last week. The Bruins pull out a big win at home for Jim Mora, or come quite close.
South Florida (+5.5) vs. Florida State
FSU suffered a deflating, humiliating loss to Louisville last week. The Seminoles have to get up for a second-straight road game against a well-coached Bulls team. South Florida has a solid defense and a very good offense that can spread the ball around. They have an entire team of players passed over by Florida State. Get on the Bus.
Marshall (+26) vs. Louisville
We’ll trust in the trap games list here. This is an epic sandwich game for Louisville. They are fresh off the biggest win in school history against Florida State. They face Clemson the following week. In between, the Cardinals play a road night game against an explosive offense that will run tempo on them. Keep an eye on the backdoor.
Georgia Southern (+7) at Western Michigan: Letdown spot for Western Michigan after two big B1G wins. Georgia Southern has a strong run defense. Their most successful opponent so far, South Alabama, ran for 73 yards on 27 carries. That should throw off the Broncos, who are averaging 54 rushes per game and had nine touchdowns on the ground the past two weeks. Scuttle the boat.