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Best College Football Totals Bets in Week 4

September 23, 2021
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There are a number of exciting matchups as the college football season heads into Week 4. A number of games look particularly appealing to bettors. College football bettors who love betting totals should have these four games on their radar. Here’s a look at the best college football totals bets in Week 4.

 

UCLA @ Stanford (OVER 58.5)

One would think the oddsmakers looked at the history of this matchup. Maybe we’re wrong, but in the not-so-distant past, the Bruins and Cardinal teamed up for some of the following beauties: 48-47, 49-42, 58-34, and 56-35. And all those scores are within the past eight seasons. 

Sure, Stanford is only averaging 30 points per game this season, but Chip Kelly and UCLA are pumping out 40 a game. Neither team is all that good defensively and both trend heavily toward the Over. Ten of the last 15 Stanford games have seen the total go Over.

The total is 4-1 in UCLA’s last five and in the UCLA-Stanford series itself, the total has gone Over in five of the last six games. Maybe we’re missing something, but with this total at 58.5 bettors should lock in on the Over. Now! Bet this pick now

 

Kent State @ Maryland (OVER 68.5)

The Golden Flashes are just 1-2, but they play fast. Maryland, which is 3-0, plays even faster. Kent State averages 75.5 plays per game, which is off their pace last year of 81.8 plays per game. The Terrapins average 77.5 plays per game. 

With more offensive plays, the potential is there to score more points. Kent State is only averaging 25.7 points a game, but some of that is because they played two of the best defenses in the country – No.5 Iowa and No. 6 Texas A&M. In their other game, Kent put up 60 on FCS VMI.

Maryland is averaging 37.3 points a game, including laying 62 on FCS Howard. The passing game is responsible for 343 of the 517 total yards per game. Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 956 yards in the Terps three wins.

Saturday’s total of 68.5 might be too low for these two offenses. Plus, when you factor in the Kent State defense – 27 points per game allowed – this game total has Over written all over it. 

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Notre Dame @ Wisconsin (UNDER 46.5)

Notre Dame struggled in its first two wins of the season before pounding Purdue last week. The 12th-ranked Fighting Irish find themselves favored over No. 18 Wisconsin in a game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. 

Regardless of the outcome, one thing is certain. Defense. The Badgers rank second in the nation in run defense (33.0 ypg) and second in total defense (194.5 ypg). As a result, Wisconsin gives up just 11.5 points per game. That is seventh in the country.

Notre Dame’s defense doesn’t have the numbers like Wisconsin, but head coach Brian Kelly’s unit returned seven starters from last season and has done enough to win. The Irish rank 62nd in total defense (381.0 ypg). 

The Under is 6-1 in Wisconsin’s last seven games. That includes both games this season. Both of the Badgers totals were less than Saturday’s game total of 46.5. And don’t forget, the Badgers passing offense is among the worst in the nation (175.5 ypg, 100th). These two elite defenses will battle and keep the total Under 46.5. Bet this pick now

 

Clemson @ NC State (UNDER 47.5)

If you look at the recent history of this matchup, you’ll see scores of 51-10, 41-7, and 38-31. Let those fade into distant memory. Saturday’s Clemson-NC State matchup will not feature that type of scoring. 

The Tigers offense is not the same as it was the past three years. Clemson is averaging just 22 points per game this season. They didn’t score a touchdown in the season-opening loss to Georgia and then struggled last week to put up 14 on Georgia Tech. 

What Clemson is doing very well though is on defense. The Tigers are allowing just seven points per game so far this season. NC State is doing just as well. The Wolfpack have given up just 10.3 points per game recording a shutout win over South Florida and a 45-7 win over FCS Furman last week. NC State’s only loss was a 24-10 defeat to Mississippi State.

With these two good defenses and a Clemson offense that is struggling, the Under is the play here. It has hit in five of Clemson’s last six games and in four of NC State’s last five. Bet this pick now