It’s been an odd start to the college football season. While some teams have looked like they are playoff-worthy, we have yet to see one team dominate the competition like we have in years past.
This comes into play in the gambling world, as it has been tougher for the huge favorites to cover this season. Let’s take a look at some games where we think you can make a few dollars if you’re willing to risk a few by betting against the NCAAF odds.
Expert Predictions for Week 4 of the 2021 College Football Season
Arizona Wildcats @ Oregon Ducks (-27.5)
Arizona’s season officially hit rock bottom last Saturday with a 21-19 loss to Northern Arizona. Arizona was a 26.5-point favorite heading into the game. Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse, you now have to go to Eugene to take on the 4th-ranked Oregon Ducks.
Oregon pounded Stony Brook last Saturday, winning 48-7. Oregon has already defeated Ohio State at Columbus this season, so the Ducks are legitimate National Championship contenders.
With a very good offense and a defense that has been better than expected, the Ducks are looking to run the table and put themselves in prime position for a playoff spot.
We can’t see the Wildcats hanging with Oregon in this one. Arizona is in rebuild mode, and they just want to get through the rest of the season. Oregon wins this one big and covers in the process.
West Virginia Mountaineers @ Oklahoma Sooners (-19.5)
The Sooners survived a scare from their former rivals, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, on Saturday. West Virginia looked good in their 27-21 victory over Virginia Tech.
Spencer Rattler is having a great season for Oklahoma. He has thrown for 761 yards with seven touchdowns in their three victories. Oklahoma’s defense has been playing well, as they held Nebraska to just 95 yards rushing.
The 19.5 points may seem like a lot. Oklahoma was a big favorite over a Nebraska team that was beaten by Illinois to open the season. That same Illinois team then lost to UTSA the following week. However, the Sooners have owned the Mountaineers as of late. West Virginia is 0-5-1 against the spread in its last six games versus the Sooners.
Oklahoma is 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 games. We’re ready for the Sooners offense to explode, and we see it happening on Saturday against West Virginia. Go with the Sooners in this one!
Georgia Bulldogs @ Vanderbilt Commodores (+31)
Georgia is 3-0 on the season and is coming off of a 40-13 drubbing of South Carolina. Georgia may have the best defense in the country this season. JT Daniels is back under center for Georgia, and he will have the offense ready for Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt is 1-2 on the season after losing to Stanford on Saturday night. While Vanderbilt was able to compete with Stanford, the Cardinal is no Georgia. That’s why we’re going with Georgia to win big in this one.
Georgia is just too good for Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games. After this one, they’ll be 1-5 in their last six.