College Football Week 4 Spreads

IAW went 23-21 last week, moving to 70-64 overall (52.2 percent).

We have a couple ranked vs. ranked games this week, starting early with Michigan at Wisconsin. I took the over on Michigan’s win total to start the year, but also did the same on Wisconsin. Since the season began, I have moved Wisconsin’s power rating up 4.52 points and Michigan down 5.14. The Badgers have steamrolled a couple cream puffs (South Florida 49-0 and Central Michigan 6-10). Michigan meanwhile only beat Middle Tennessee by 19 and needed overtime to hold off Army, 24-21. Vegas has Wisconsin favored by 3.5. My number says Badgers by 5.4. And I have zero trust in Harbaugh as an underdog. Still, I have not laid anything on this game, yet.

In an SEC battle, Texas A&M is a 3.5-point favorite over Auburn. My number has it at a pick ’em. I think A&M wins this game, but I’m not giving four points. Would have to drop under that elusive three-point number for me to consider it. Auburn beat Oregon in week one, handled a decent Tulane (#64 rank) team 24-6 in week 2 and then finally got Bo Nix and the offense going in week 3, but against #117 ranked Kent State. A&M has handled the dregs in week 3 by a combined 103-10. In between, they lost to Clemson, 24-10, failing to reach 300 yards of total offense.

D’Wayne Eskridge
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AwayRTGHomeRTGHFAIAWVegas
Houston32.5Tulane31.82.48-3.2-5.5
Utah18.4USC22.82.731.73.5
FIU41.5La Tech38.42.95-6.1-8
Air Force30.7Boise St23.31.04-8.4-8
UL Monroe42.1Iowa St24.43.37-21.1-19
Miami OH41.5Ohio St7.72.17-36.0-39
Charlotte43.5Clemson1.72.9-44.7-41.5
UConn55.6Indiana29.42.14-28.3-27
UCF17.9Pitt29.21.749.612
UL Lafayette34.9Ohio35.33.19-2.8-3.5
Nebraska24.7Illinois37.31.6910.913
Temple30.8Buffalo46.12.9712.314
Cen. Michigan51.2Miami41.52.5-12.2-30.5
Old Dominion53.0Virginia22.41.97-32.6-29.5
Coastal Carolina46.2UMass61.42.0913.117
Michigan St18.3Northwestern30.22.219.79.5
Troy37.4Akron56.31.5117.417
Boston College33.4Rutgers42.21.627.27.5
Western Michigan33.5Syracuse32.52.22-3.2-6
Ball St44.3NC State27.82.88-19.4-19
Michigan15.0Wisconsin12.73.1-5.4-3.5
Toledo34.7Colorado St32.33.32-5.79.5
New Mexico St53.4New Mexico50.61.58-4.4-4.5
Washington18.0BYU26.92.26.76
Colorado32.3Arizona St26.73.32-8.9-7.5
California28.9MIssissippi28.32.57-3.2-2.5
Tennessee27.3Florida15.01.85-14.2-14.5
Georgia St46.8Texas St47.22.05-1.6-3
Southern Miss34.4Alabama0.02.3-36.7-39
Kentucky26.0Miss St20.43.15-8.8-6
LSU7.5Vanderbilt32.72.4922.723.5
Appalachian St27.3North Carolina29.02.8-1.1-3
Auburn12.6Texas A&M14.51.810.1-4
Wyoming38.6Tulsa38.51.87-2.0-3.5
South Carolina22.9Missouri17.92.14-7.1-9.5
West Virginia31.9Kansas41.81.858.14.5
Oklahoma St21.4Texas19.22.23-4.4-5
Bowling Green54.7Kent St47.51.56-8.8-10.5
SMU31.5TCU23.42.26-10.4-9.5
San Jose St49.1Arkansas33.63.24-18.7-21
South Alabama52.5UAB45.14.18-11.6-9.5
Oregon15.1Stanford28.63.669.810.5
Baylor22.7Rice53.1327.426.5
UTSA52.2North Texas37.62.77-17.4-19.5
Notre Dame13.0Georgia5.41.89-9.5-14
Louisville32.7Florida St26.02.29-9.0-6.5
Nevada41.3UTEP58.91.9115.714.5
UCLA33.0Washington St20.82.94-15.1-18.5
Utah St27.0San Diego St32.52.562.94

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