In the Week 3 Best Bets column, I chose 4-4, bringing my overall season record up to 9-7. There were several bad beats on the card, including Georgia vs. South Carolina under 54.5 points on a 55-point total in the game and Syracuse vs. Purdue under 59.5 points on a 61-point total because of the latter. .second touchdown of the game. The column also had a close victory over Oklahoma against Nebraska by under 64.5 points, with a total of 63 points scored.
With that in mind, below is a list of the top eight over/under bets across the entire College Football Week 4 fixture list. Bets consist of four under totals and four over totals. Each bet represents a game from Saturday’s list of games starting at noon ET.
Some of the best games of the week are below: Clemson vs. Wake Forest, Michigan vs. Minnesota, and North Carolina vs. Notre Dame. Other total games include Ole Miss vs. Tulsa, Rutgers vs. Iowa, Wisconsin vs. Ohio State, North Carolina vs. Connecticut, and Oklahoma vs. Kansas State.
Check out the top eight over/under bets for the week four college football schedule below.
Clemson vs. Wake Forest UNDER 56.5
This weekend, the No. 5 Tigers will have their first real test of the 2022 season when they head to the No. 21 Wake Forest. I like it down here for a few reasons. First of all, I still don’t believe Clemson’s quarterback DJ Uiagalelei will light the scoreboard in a big place until he proves otherwise. Clemson scored 41, 35, and 48 points this season, but it came against Georgia Tech, Fuhrman, and Louisiana Tech. Not that the Wake Forest defense was anything special, but I don’t see the Tigers scoring 35 points in this one. This game is more supportive of Clemson’s defense against a Wake Forest offense yet to be contested against VMI, Vanderbilt and Liberty. I think the Tigers make up the 7.5 points difference and that total stays below 56.5 with Clemson’s 34-21 win.
Ole Miss vs. Tulsa OVER 65
The Rebels enter this matchup 3-0 with wins over Troy, Arkansas Central and Georgia Tech. As the favorite in the game with 21.5 points, I think Ole Miss is 40+ points, which brings us more than halfway to 65 points. The reason I like it here is because of the insult to Tulsa. The Golden Hurricanes are led by quarterback Davis Breen, who leads the nation in passing yards with 1,206. He also has 11 touchdowns to just one interception. Ole Miss’s defense has been solid this year so far, but she has yet to counter an offense of the caliber of Tulsa. Ole Miss wins the game 42-24 as Brin will try to keep his team going throughout the game.
Rutgers vs. Iowa UNDER 33.5
The two worst offenses in the Big Ten will converge this weekend under the lights in Piscataway, NJ. The scoring total, currently at 33.5, could be the lowest scoring total in a college football game ever. The Scarlet Knights lead the season 3-0 with wins over Boston College, Wagner and Temple. Last week, the Scarlet Knights scored just 16 points in a six-man win over Temple. As for Iowa, the Hawkeyes are only averaging 4.3 points per game in their first three contests against the states of South Dakota, Iowa, and Nevada. Hawkeyes quarterback Spencer Petras throws less than 50% of his passes this season while throwing just one touchdown against two interceptions. Iowa wins the game 17-10, a record that remains below historical lows.
Michigan State vs. Minnesota OVER 50.5
Minnesota enters the tournament with a 3-0 record and 17 points in three games. So far, however, the Golden Gophers have played weak offense in New Mexico, Western Illinois, and Colorado. Now that I’ve been assigned to play Michigan State’s offense with quarterback Payton Thorne and running back Jalen Berger, I’m expecting a few more points on the scoreboard. Minnesota also has a serious offense with quarterback Tanner Morgan and running back Mohamed Ibrahim, who is currently tied for second in the nation in yards with 464 yards. the score is 28-24, which increases the overall result of the game by more than 50.5 points.
Notre Dame vs North Carolina OVER 55.5
The Notre Dame offense struggled to start the season, scoring 10 points in a loss to Ohio State, 21 points in a loss to Marshall and 24 points in a win over Cal over the weekend. Quarterback Drew Pine made his first career start over the weekend in place of an injured Tyler Buechner and overcame a slow start to win the game. The Tar Heels come into play allowing opposing hitters to score 37.7 points per game, so what better way for Pine and Notre Dame’s offense to start what should be a very close game. North Carolina has a serious offense led by quarterback Drake May, who threw for 930 yards, 11 touchdowns and one interception. I think that both teams have the potential to score 30 points in the game, so I play more than 55.5 points.
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State UNDER 56.5
In their toughest game of the season, Ohio State beat Notre Dame in Week 1, 21–10. Now the Buckeyes will face their next toughest defense on a Wisconsin team that comes into play this year with just 8.0 points per game. Of course, the Badgers haven’t faced an attack of even the close caliber of Ohio State, but I think 56.5 is way too high. As the favorite in the 18.5 game, even if the Bucks score 35 points, I don’t see Wisconsin reaching 24 points. I think Ohio State will win the game 35-17 and the total will stay below 56.5 points.
NC State vs. UConn OVER 49.5
This will be NC State’s last setup before diving into ACC play against Clemson next weekend. The Wolf Pack have a serious offense led by quarterback Devin Leary, who didn’t have the fastest start this season with 570 passing yards and five touchdowns in three games. I think Leary and the Wolf Pack are going to try and fire it up this weekend against a UConn team that got Syracuse to 48 points and Michigan to 59 for weeks on end. The state of North Carolina has the potential to achieve this result on its own without the help of a husky, so I’m betting over. Even with UConn’s terrible offense, one Husky goal can go a long way to boost that total. North Carolina wins 45-7 for a total over 49.5 points.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State UNDER 53.5
Both teams come into this match with solid defense, both averaging 10 points or less per game. Oklahoma’s offense is yet to be tested playing the likes of UTEP, Kent State and Nebraska. The Kansas State offense took a big hit last weekend with a loss to Tulane, and things won’t be any easier this week against Brent Venables and the Sooners defense. Because of the Wildcats’ offense against the Oklahoma defense, and also because the Sooners’ offense hasn’t really been tested yet, I think this game stays below 53.5 points. Oklahoma is currently the favorite in the game with 12.5 points and I think the Sooners are winning by two touchdowns, 31-17, keeping that total below 53.5 points.