Sept 12, 2020, Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) hands off to Seth McGowan (1) who takes the ball in for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Norman, Okla.. Mandatory credit: Sue Ogrocki/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Three NCAA best bets for Week 4

Making correct college football picks is tough at the best of times and pandemic days are far from the bets of times. We handicapped three winners. Good luck.

Kansas State Wildcats at Oklahoma Sooners Pick | Matchup Report | Odds -28/60.5 at BetRivers Sportsbook

The Sooners are coming off a 48-0 drubbing of Missouri State as a 47.5-point favorite. Obviously they’ll get a tougher test this week against Kansas State. Even with last week’s win the Cowboys are only 2-5 against the spread in their last seven.

Kansas State has been a strong underdog play at 4-1 ATS in their last five and 8-2 ATS in their last 10. Last season the Wildcats upset the Sooners 48-41 as a 23.5-point underdog. We don’t think Kansas State will win straight up again, but we’ll definitely take them at +28

Florida State vs Miami pick | Matchup Report | Odds -11.5/53.5 at SugarHouse NJ

Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes (-11.5/53.5) – The Hurricanes breezed past Louisville 47-34 as a 2.5-point favorite last week to improve to 2-0 ATS in the season. Miami lives up to their billing at home against teams with losing records with a 4-1 ATS mark in their last five games.

Florida State is coming off an embarrassing 16-13 loss to Georgia Tech in which they were a 13-point favorite. That was their third straight loss ATS, and they’re 2-7 ATS in their last nine. On the road the Seminoles are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine. Take Miami -11.5 with confidence.

Mississippi State Bulldogs at LSU Tigers  | Matchup Report | Odds -16.5/57.5 at BetRivers

LSU, the defending national champs, get their season started this weekend and we really like the total in this game. Mississippi State has been Under machines, going Under the posted total in eight of their last 10 games. In conference games Mississippi State is 14-4 Under in their last 18 matchups. The Tigers are replacing Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow at quarterback, and they’ll be doing that without spring practice to get the offense in gear. In their first game you shouldn’t expect new QB Myles Brennan to immediately shoot the lights out. The last five matchups between the Bulldogs and Tigers all went Under the posted total. Make it six, and take the Under on the 57.5 total.

Upcoming Games

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Hawaii

UCLA

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Southern Utah

San Jose State (24)

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Nebraska

Illinois

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UCONN

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UTEP

New Mexico State

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Jacksonville State

UAB

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East Carolina

Appalachian State

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LIU

Florida International (FIU)

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Weber State

Utah

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Southern Utah

Arizona State

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Western Illinois

Ball State (23)

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North Carolina (18)

Virginia Tech

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USF

NC State

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UC Davis

Tulsa

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Ohio State (2)

Minnesota

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Houston Baptist

New Mexico

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Eastern Washington

UNLV

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Northern Colorado

Colorado

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St. Francis-PA

Eastern Michigan

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Old Dominion

Wake Forest

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Clemson (3)

Georgia (7)

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Duke

Charlotte

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The Citadel

Coastal Carolina (14)

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Florida Atlantic

Florida (13)

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Central Michigan

Missouri

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Colgate

Boston College

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Montana

Washington

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Northern Iowa

Iowa State (9)

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Louisiana-Monroe

Kentucky

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Bowling Green

Tennessee

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Fresno State

Oregon

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Eastern Illinois

South Carolina

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Army

Georgia State

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East Tennessee State

Vanderbilt

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Kansas State

Stanford

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Kent State

Texas A&M (4)

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Akron

Auburn

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Utah State

Washington State

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Southern University

Troy

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Rice

Arkansas

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NIU

Georgia Tech

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Nevada

California

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Missouri State

Oklahoma State (20)

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LA Tech

Mississippi State

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Monmouth-New Jersey

Middle Tennessee

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San Jose State (24)

USC (21)

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Southern Miss

South Alabama

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Northwestern State

North Texas

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Louisiana-Lafayette (15)

Texas (19)

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Wagner

Buffalo (25)

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Baylor

Texas State

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Syracuse

Ohio

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Alabama (1)

Miami-FL (22)

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Duquesne

TCU

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Arkansas State

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Norfolk State

Toledo

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LSU

UCLA

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Arizona

BYU (11)

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UTEP

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Campbell

Liberty (17)

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Tennessee-Martin

WKU

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Miami-OH

Cincinnati (8)

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Holy Cross

UCONN

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Houston

Texas Tech

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Nicholls State

Memphis

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Massachusetts

Pittsburgh

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Boise State

UCF

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William & Mary

Virginia

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South Dakota

Kansas

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Abilene Christian

SMU

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Marshall

Navy

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Oklahoma (6)

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UTSA

Illinois

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New Mexico State

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Portland State

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Indiana (12)

Iowa (16)

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West Virginia

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Western Michigan

Michigan

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Michigan State

Northwestern (10)

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Lafayette

Air Force

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Montana State

Wyoming

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Oregon State

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Temple

Rutgers

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Wisconsin

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South Dakota State

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