After a promising Week 3, Clay Travis is back with his Week 4 College Football Picks. With a recent record of 6-4, Travis has steadily climbed to a commendable season record of 23-19, marking a 55% win rate. Confident and always aiming high, he’s setting his sights on an ambitious 14-0 for this week.
Clay Travis’ Week 4 College Football Picks
- Rutgers +24 at Michigan
- Florida State -2.5 at Clemson
- Auburn at Texas A&M, over 52.5
- Kentucky at Vanderbilt, over 49.5
- Colorado at Oregon, over 70
- UCLA at Utah, under 52.5
- Ole Miss +7 at Alabama
- Maryland -6.5 at Michigan State
- UTSA +20 at Tennessee
- Georgia Tech at Wake Forest -3.5
- Arkansas +17.5 at LSU and the over 55.5
- Ohio State at Notre Dame +3.5
- Iowa +14.5 at Penn State
Rutgers +24 at Michigan
Clay dismisses rumors about his sentiments towards Greg Schiano, highlighting Rutgers’ 3-0 record. He points out that Michigan’s performances so far have been pedestrian. Travis predicts a Michigan victory with a score of 31-10, allowing Rutgers to cover.
Florida State -2.5 at Clemson
The Seminoles had a close call at Boston College, but Travis feels they had their sights set on this matchup. He remains confident in his preseason pick of Florida State winning the ACC. He expects the Seminoles to defeat Clemson by at least a touchdown.
Auburn at Texas A&M, the over 52.5
Travis emphasizes the importance of knowing the coaches in college football gambling. He believes Freeze and Petrino will push for an offensive showdown with a fast pace. This should result in a high-scoring game, making the over a good bet.
Kentucky at Vanderbilt, the over 49.5
Kentucky’s offense is in good form, and Vanderbilt’s defense has been lackluster. This combination suggests a high-scoring game. Travis is so confident that he labels this as a “blood bank guarantee.”
Colorado at Oregon, the over 70
Clay thinks Oregon is going to dominate Colorado, who hasn’t faced a team of Oregon’s caliber yet. After the Travis Hunter injury, Colorado’s defense was exposed, and he expects the trend to continue. He predicts Oregon will lead by a significant margin, but late scores might put the cover at risk.
UCLA at Utah, the under 52.5
Utah has a reputation for their strong defense, which can stifle any team, including UCLA. Even with UCLA’s commendable performance this season, Travis expects Utah’s defense to dominate. The outcome should be a low-scoring affair.
Ole Miss +7 at Alabama
Travis predicts that Lane Kiffin might finally achieve a win over Nick Saban this year. Drawing parallels with other former Saban offensive coordinators, he sees Ole Miss covering the spread. He comments on Alabama’s offensive line struggles and Ole Miss’s quiet 3-0 record.
Maryland -6.5 at Michigan State
Michigan State’s decision to let go of Mel Tucker has visibly affected their performance. Their lackluster showing against Washington is a testament to their struggles. Travis expects Maryland to exploit this and achieve a double-digit victory.
UTSA +20 at Tennessee
There’s an evident issue with Tennessee’s recent performances, especially their game against Florida. Their struggle against Austin Peay further magnifies their problems. Given these factors, Travis believes UTSA will cover the spread.
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest -3.5
Wake Forest showcased their resilience by overcoming a significant deficit against Old Dominion. With this momentum, Travis expects them to start strong against Georgia Tech. He’s backing Wake Forest to maintain their undefeated status.
Arkansas +17.5 at LSU and the over 55.5
The history of this matchup suggests close games, with most decided by a touchdown or less. Arkansas’s recent loss to BYU and LSU’s motivation to prove themselves makes this a tricky prediction. Travis, however, feels the point spread is too high and expects Arkansas to cover, with the game going over 55.5 points.
Ohio State at Notre Dame +3.5
While Notre Dame often falls short in big games, Travis feels this might be their moment. Ohio State’s inconsistency gives Notre Dame a chance, especially under Marcus Freeman’s leadership. Travis expects an outright win for Notre Dame but suggests taking the points for safety.
Iowa +14.5 at Penn State
Iowa is known for their defensive prowess, often making games low-scoring. Penn State’s streak of scoring 30+ points will be tested in this matchup. Travis predicts a Penn State victory by 27-17, allowing Iowa to cover the spread.