As we sit in agony, waiting very impatiently for the start of the weekend, and more importantly FOOTBALL to start, we have time to dissect more and more games. Here is a look at some of our week 4 in college football free picks.
Tonight – TCU – 17.5 @ SMU. We have had a change in heart in this game. Don’t take this wrong – the Horned Frogs are a good football team, BUT, the Mustangs WILL cover the three score spread. Why? I wish we had better analysis than “BECAUSE THEY WILL”, but frankly, I am not sure we do. Southern Methodist is 2-1, with their lone loss coming to Texas Tech, and that was a one possession game. Since then, the Mustangs have beat UAB and Washington State. TCU wins the game, but SMU covers. Horned Frogs 34-24.
Despite all the drama, the North Carolina Tar Heels are a two point favorite at Rutgers on Saturday. We like the Heels in this one. North Carolina lost their first two games, and on the flip side the Scarlet Knights have beaten both their opponents to start the year. Norfolk State and Florida International are not nearly as good as the Tar Heels. We like North Carolina 31-17.
West Virginia faces a tough test when they go to Baton Rouge to take on the Tigers of LSU. Two teams within the Top 25, you would not expect the line to be as high as it is. The Mountaineers are 10 point underdogs coming into this game. This is pretty high for a team that is allowing just 12.7 points per game through three games. Sure, the Mountaineers struggled at Marshall, but I think the true team showed up in week three in the downing of Maryland. Look for this to be a tight game – give us 28-24 LSU – Mountaineers cover.