Bad break for No. 4 LSU as in their blowout win over little Northwestern State last week, safety Todd Harris suffered a leg injury that will end his season. He will be able to redshirt. Last year, the former four-star recruit played in 11 games as a sophomore, including one start. Harris has played in all three games for LSU this season, and he recorded three tackles, one for loss. Here’s a look at two intriguing college football betting matchups this week that we will parlay together.
2019 College Football Week 4 Parlay Betting Picks
Tennessee at No. 9 Florida (-14)
- When: Saturday, noon ET
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
The Gators being life without starting quarterback Feleipe Franks. He dislocated and broke his ankle in gruesome fashion in last Saturday’s 29-21 win at Kentucky. Franks was 12-of-17 passing for 174 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a lost fumble on the evening. He threw for 524 yards four touchdowns and two interceptions in wins over Miami and Tennessee-Martin prior to this game.
Franks, who started 23 games entering Saturday, suffered the injury during the third quarter with his team trailing by 11 points. Franks was replaced by junior Kyle Trask, who completed his first four passes and ended the drive by pitching the ball to Lamical Perine, who ran 8 yards for a touchdown. Trask then ran in the go-ahead touchdown with 4:11 left in the game.
Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt didn’t see Florida make many drastic changes to its offense after Trask entered the game and he isn’t expecting the Gators to suffer much of a drop-off from Franks to the 6-foot-5, 234-pounder from Texas.
“I think last year, at one time for them, it was close enough that there was a quarterback battle, talking about who’s going to be the starter even into the season,” Pruitt said at his weekly press conference. “This guy’s plenty capable.
What about Florida?
The Gators have won seven straight games dating back to the end of last season under second-year head coach Dan Mullen. The Vols picked up their first win of the year on Saturday against Chattanooga, winning 45-0 in Knoxville. SEC play will begin for Volunteers this weekend after dropping two of three non-conference games to start the year. The Vols have been dominant in the special-teams phase through the first three weeks of the season.
Placekicker Brent Cimaglia has made all eight of his field-goal attempts this season to tie for the national lead and extend his streak to 10 consecutive field goals made. Brandon Johnson recovered a Tyler Byrd blocked punt in UT’s 45-0 win over Chattanooga, with Johnson returning it 24 yards for a touchdown. It marked the first time the Vols have returned a blocked punt for a touchdown since Marquill Osborne did so against ETSU on Sept. 8, 2018.
Florida has won 13 of the past 14 in this series and is 15-4 vs. the Vols in Gainesville, winning the past eight.
College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Volunteers are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Florida
- Volunteers are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Southeast conference
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tennessee’s last 9 games played in September
- Gators are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
- Gators are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 4
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida’s last 9 games against Tennessee
No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia (-14)
- When: Saturday, 8 PM ET
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: CBS Sports Live
It’s arguably the biggest non-conference game in the nation this season and perhaps the toughest ticker ever at Georgia because it’s the Irish’s first-ever visit. Going to be hard for the loser to reach the College Football Playoff because both still have very tough schedules remaining. ESPN College GameDay will be in Athens.
It will be the latest kickoff at Georgia since Labor Day 1985 when Georgia played host to Alabama. Saturday’s matchup will mark the 21st time in history that the Bulldogs have had ESPN GameDay on site for their game. Georgia is 6-14 in those contests, including 3-2 over its last five appearances. Notre Dame is in its 133rd year of football and ranks fifth all-time in the FBS with 899 victories. The Bulldogs, now in their 126th season, have tallied 822 wins. Georgia owns a 2-0 edge in the series with Notre Dame. The first victory over the Fighting Irish remains one of the most celebrated wins in the program’s history as the Bulldogs posted a 17-10 decision in the Sugar Bowl to capture the 1980 national title.
The last time Georgia played host to a top 10 matchup came in 2013 when ninth-ranked Georgia outlasted sixth-ranked LSU 44-41. The last time Georgia had a top 10 non-conference matchup in Athens came in 1966 when seventh-ranked Georgia beat fifth-ranked Georgia Tech 23-14. The Bulldogs are 6-4 all-time in top-10 matchups at Sanford Stadium.
What about Notre Dame?
Notre Dame comes off a 66-14 wipeout of New Mexico. With nine touchdowns scored by eight different players the Irish racked up the most points in a home opener since 1932, when they shut out Haskell (now Haskell Indian Nations University) 73-0. The Fighting Irish had three interceptions in the first half, including Kyle Hamilton’s pick-six to open the scoring, and scored 31 points in the second quarter en route to improving to 2-0 on the season. All told, Notre Dame totaled 591 yards of offense, with Ian Book finishing 15-or-24 for 360 yards and five touchdowns. Book also rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown, giving him six scores on the day.
Book was the first Notre Dame player to account for six touchdowns since DeShone Kizer accomplished that feat at Texas in 2016. It was the ninth time in program history a quarterback has completed five or more touchdown passes in a game. Book joins Brady Quinn (six vs. BYU in 2005 and five in two games), Jimmy Clausen (five in two games), Kizer (five in two games) and Tommy Rees (five in one game) in reaching the mark.
College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Fighting Irish are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
- Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing as the underdog
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Notre Dame’s last 5 games played in week 4
- Bulldogs are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home
- Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Georgia’s last 15 games played in September
Expert 2019 College Football Week 4 Parlay Betting Picks
We are buying both underdogs up to +14.5, and taking the points on a parlay wager.