Perhaps we should just skip the rest of the college football season and go right to the national championship game as it sure looks like No. 1 Alabama and new No. 2 Clemson could meet in that game for a third straight season. It might be too early to call though but the teams that we’re going to mention in College Football Week 4 are probably the best choices to parlay on. Here our two top picks for you parlays this weekend, with the latest NCAAF odds for Week 4.
College Football Week 4 Parlay Picks
Bama, Clemson and Oklahoma are pretty obvious playoff picks at this point.But what about that fourth spot?https://t.co/zlv0rBULL3— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 17, 2017
Alabama at Vanderbilt NCAAF Odds & Betting PreviewWhen: Saturday, 3:30 PM ETWhere: Vanderbilt StadiumTV: CBSStream: CBSSports.comRadio: 102.9 FM (Alabama) / WLAC-AM – 1510 (Vanderbilt)Opening College Football Week 4 Odds: Alabama -18.5
Week 3 ResultsThe Tide (3-0) were a bit sluggish in beating Colorado State, 41-23. Sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts collected 351 yards of total offense, while throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another touchdown. The game marked Hurts’ sixth career 100-yard rushing game and his second in a row. In addition to Hurts’ offensive production, the Crimson Tide scored 14 points off two Rams’ (2-2) turnovers. Alabama has defeated 67 consecutive unranked teams under head coach Nick Saban.The last loss to an unranked team came against Auburn to close out the 2007 season. The current streak began with a win over Colorado on Dec. 30, 2007, in the Independence Bowl. Under Saban, Alabama holds a 71-3 (.959) (67-3, .957 after vacated wins) mark against unranked opponents, including a perfect mark in unranked matchups since 2008. Alabama has played 77 games as the nation’s top-ranked team since the inception of the Associated Press Poll in 1936. In those games, the Crimson Tide boasts a 66-11 (.857) record.
How Well Have the Commodores Done So Far This Season?Vanderbilt (3-0) beat No. 18 Kansas State 14-7. Kyle Shurmur scored on a 2-yard run with 8:23 left for the Commodores’ first victory over a ranked, nonconference opponent since 1946. Vanderbilt improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2011 with the Commodores’ first win over a ranked, nonconference opponent since beating North Carolina State. The Commodores also have won five straight at home dating to last season. After outscoring Kansas State by a 7-0 margin in the first quarter on Saturday, Vanderbilt has now outscored its opponents 35-0 in the first quarter of play.
Latest College Football Week 4 Trends
- Alabama is 24-1 SU in the last 25 games
- Alabama is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games on the road
- The total went OVER in 5 of Alabama’s last 6 games on the road
- Vanderbilt is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
- Vanderbilt is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Vanderbilt’s last 5 games when playing Alabama
Boston College at Clemson NCAAF Odds & Betting PreviewWhen: Saturday, 3:30 PM ETWhere: Memorial StadiumTV: ESPN2Stream: WatchESPNRadio: WEEI 93.7 FM (Boston College) / WCCP 105.5 FM (Clemson)Opening College Football Week 4 Odds: Clemson -34
Last MeetingThe Tigers won at Boston College 56-10 last year. Deshaun Watson threw for 266 yards and four touchdowns. Of course, he’s now starting for the NFL’s Houston Texans. Clemson broke three plays of at least 50 yards in the first quarter, two for touchdowns and another that set up a score. The game was then essentially already over.
Week 3 ResultsClemson (3-0) jumped up to No. 2 in the AP poll following a 47-21 crushing at No. 14 Louisville. Kelly Bryant powered Clemson’s offense, passing for a career-high 316 yards and rushing for 26 yards with two touchdowns in his first road start. Ray-Ray McCloud was Bryant’s most popular target, totaling a career-high 115 yards with a touchdown on seven catches.Clemson won its 11th consecutive road game, establishing a school record. The Tigers had also won 10 in a row on the road over the 1939-40 seasons. Clemson’s 11-game road winning streak is tied for second best in the nation with Alabama. Oklahoma has the longest at 12 in a row. Clemson has now won 19 consecutive games before November 1. Dabo Swinney has a 58-16 record against ACC teams, including 4-0 vs. Louisville. Clemson has won 12 consecutive Atlantic Division ACC games, a streak that dates to a 2014 game at Florida State.
How Has the Season Been for Boston College?The Eagles (2-1) were stomped by Notre Dame, 49-20 after trailing just 14-10 at the half. BC wide receiver Charlie Callinan had a career-high seven receptions for 82 yards with two touchdowns, while running back Jon Hilliman recorded his sixth-career 100-yard game as he rushed for 122 yards. The Eagles had three turnovers in the second half, which the Irish turned into 21 points. Notre Dame rushed for 515 yards, tied for the second-most allowed in BC history. Army rushed for 516 yards in 2012, the most yards given up by a BC defense. Army also rushed for 515 yards against the Eagles in 1985.
Latest College Football Week 4 Trends
- Boston College is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Boston College is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College’s last 6 games
- Clemson is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Clemson’s last 9 games