The games in college football are coming thick and fast, with Week 4 of the season right around the corner. We came very close to getting a lot of surprises in Week 3, with some of the bigger teams squeaking out wins in tight games. Of the teams sitting at the top, it was once again the Georgia Bulldogs who delivered the goods in a performance that was solid on both sides of the football. Every team in the NCAA is only as good as their last performance, though, so all the playoff candidates will want to come out and deliver the type of performance that will look good once the playoff committee gets together to begin with their rankings. After hitting all 3 picks in Week 1, we have cooled off and now sit at 4-5 on the season with out ATS picks. Let’s see if we can correct that in Week 4.
Week 4 ATS Picks for the 2021 Season | NCAA Football Betting
Missouri Tigers at Boston College Eagles (+2 ½)
We are starting out this week’s picks by taking a look at an underdog in Week 4. The Boston College Eagles are at home this weekend, but the bookies still have them in as a dog against the Missouri Tigers. Boston College are off to a good start, winning each of their first 3 games and putting some big points on the board along the way. The Tigers are 2-1 on the season, and while they have been scoring, too, their defense has left a lot to be desired. I looked at this one for the OVER, but instead opted to take the Eagles to cover the spread. Missouri has failed to cover in 6 straight games and is just 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Eagles have covered in 5 of their last 6 at home.
Colorado State Rams at Iowa Hawkeyes (-22 ½)
I don’t often go with big double-digit point spreads, but Iowa have proven to be a bit of a lucky charm for me this season, so I am sticking with them. The Hawkeyes started the season by taking out a pair of ranked teams before delivering a comfortable win against Kent. They have covered in all 3 games this season, which has then on a 5-game run of covering the spread. Furthermore, they have covered in each of their last 7 games played on a Saturday. On the flipside, Colorado State has failed to cover in 4 of their last 5 games overall and are also 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road. That all adds up to the Hawkeyes covering the spread this weekend.
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan State Spartans (-5)
I’ll be the first to admit that this one makes me a little nervous, but I like taking a shot when putting together these picks. This is a huge game for both teams, as it will have a definite impact on how things play out in the Big Ten. Nebraska has already dropped a game in conference play, while the Spartans are unbeaten at 3-0, with one of those wins coming in the Big Ten. Where things get a little dodgy here is that the Cornhuskers have covered in 8 of their last 9 meetings with the Spartans. Michigan State has a bit of a miserable record ATS of late, but I have a hunch that they pull this one out.