It is the early part of the season that is very often a minefield of sorts for the top teams in college football. They will have very winnable games through the first few weeks, but these tend to be where the banana peels lie in wait. A loss at this stage of the season means needing to go perfect the rest of the way to have any shot at the playoffs. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger games to bet on in the 2018 NCAA Football Week 4.
2018 NCAA Football Week 4 Betting Picks
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Clemson Tigers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – The Clemson Tigers have been one of the elite programs in the sport for a few years now, and there is every reason to expect more of the same in 2018. This is one of the trickier games on the schedule, as Georgia Tech is always a tough proposition.
You know that they are going to run that triple option offense, and even when you know it’s coming, it can be a nightmare to defend. The Tigers need to shut things down quickly and prevent the Yellow Jackets from getting any momentum. Clemson wins this one going away.
TCU Horned Frogs at Texas Longhorns – They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and they certainly don’t come much bigger than this in-state rivalry. TCU has had the better of this one in recent years, with the Longhorns currently in sleeping giant phase.
There is a belief among some that the Horned Frogs could potentially be a playoff candidate this season, but what we know for sure is that they will once again be an offensive force. I see a lot of scoring in this one, and I see a win for TCU.
Wisconsin Badgers at Iowa Hawkeyes – You need to feel some level of sympathy for this Badgers team, as they went unbeaten all the way to the Big Ten Championship Game last season, only to fall to Ohio State at the final hurdle. That loss cost them a playoff spot, but you can bet that they will have learned from that experience.
This is a big team with a big defensive unit, and they are once again going to be tough to break down. This will be a hard-hitting, low scoring type of game that the Badgers will win in a close one.
Stanford Cardinal at Oregon Ducks – This promises to be one of the most exciting games of the week, as we have a pair of teams that love to play an attacking brand of football.
Stanford is going to have one of the best offenses in the league this year, led by RB Bryce Love, who will probably break the 2,000-yard barrier again this season. While the Ducks are not the team they were a few years ago, there are signs that they are turning things around. A competitive game, but Stanford eventually pull away for the win.
Texas A&M Aggies at Alabama Crimson Tide – There was a moment a few seasons ago when the college football season got turned on its head in a single weekend. One of the major shockers that weekend was seeing Johnny Manziel play the game of his life to help the Aggies knock off the Crimson Tide.
People still talk about that game when these two meet, hoping that we will once again see something similar. I don’t think it’ll be this year, as I like Alabama to get the win here.