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College Football Week 4 Betting Trends: Home Isn’t Where Heart Is For Panthers, Chanticleers

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in College Football

Sep 22, 2022 · 5:00 AM PDT

College football Week 4 betting trends
Sep 17, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trey Sanders (6) runs the ball against the UL Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama won 63-7. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
  • Home teams are 0-5 straight up all-time in the Georgia State vs Coastal Carolina series
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide have won 22 in a row SU over the Vanderbilt Commodores
  • All of the best Week 4 college football betting trends are assessed in the story below

You want college football Week 4 betting trends, you’ll get college football Week 4 betting trends.

Virginia is playing Syracuse and the Orange haven’t beaten the Cavaliers since 1977. Boise State is 6-0 straight up all-time against UTEP and have won all six games by double-digit margins.

Clemson has won 13 in a row over Wake Forest. Florida is 16-1 SU in the last 17 vs Tennessee. Michigan is 9-1 in the last 10 against Maryland. And TCU is also 9-1 in the past 10 when facing SMU.

Vanderbilt hasn’t won against Alabama since the Reagan Administration was serving its first term in the White House. When Texas and Texas Tech clash, the numbers on the scoreboard change like they were spinning on a slot machine. And if you should happen to talking to any members of the Georgia State Panthers or Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, it’s best not to suggest that there’s no place like home.

Let’s delve more deeply into some key college football betting trends and see where the smart money will be going in the Week 4 CFB odds.


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Panthers, Chanticleers Find Home Cooking Distasteful

The 0-3 Georgia Panthers and the 3-0 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are meeting for the sixth time on Saturday, September 24. The best news for the Chanticleers may be that they are traveling to the game.

At home against the Panthers, Coastal Carolina is 0-3 both straight up and against the spread. Last year, the Chanticleers fell 42-40 to Georgia State as 12.5-point home favorites.

On the road, though, Coastal Carolina is 2-0 both SU and ATS. The Chanticleers covered as 4-point road favorites in a 51-0 rout two years ago. In 2018, Coastal Carolina was the 2.5-point road chalk at Georgia State and won 37-34.

Coastal Carolina is a 2-point road favorite Thursday at 7:30pm ET on ESPN2. It can also be live streamed on fuboTV. The  Chanticleers are among 32 FBS schools that are still unbeaten.

Do The Math: Longhorns And Red Raiders Adding Up

The total on games between the 2-1 Texas Longhorns and 2-1 Texas Tech Red Raiders hasn’t gone under 50 points since 1998. Amazingly, though, the over is only 13-9 during that span.

Lately, however, they’re getting over on it in a big way. Last year, with the total set at 62.5, Texas doubled Texas Tech 70-35. In 2020, the total was established at 71 points. The Longhorns outscored the Red Raiders 63-56 in a game that went to overtime.

They also covered the total of 65 points (Texas 49-24 win) in 2019 and 62.5 points (41-34 Texas victory) in 2018. That’s four successive hits on big overs.

However, in 2016, the Longhorns and Red Raiders combined for 82 points in a 45-37 Texas triumph. Astonishingly, that wasn’t enough to go over. The total that year was set at an enormous 85.5 points.

This year, Texas is a 6.5-point road favorite on Saturday at 3:30pm ET. The total is set at 60 points – the lowest number for this game since 2017. ESPN is carrying the broadcast, or it can be live streamed on fuboTV.

Commodores Very Accommodating To Crimson Tide

Things are looking up for the Vanderbilt Commodores. They’re 3-1 for the first time since 2018. Considering they were a combined 2-19 over the previous two seasons, that alone is impressive.

The last time Vandy got off to a better start was in 2008. The Commodores opened 5-0 under then-head coach Bobby Johnson.

Too bad they’ve got the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide on the agenda for Week 4. Alabama, 3-0, is Vanderbilt’s kryptonite. Then again, you could say that about a lot of schools.

The Tide have rolled over the Commodores so often, they make it look easy like a Sunday morning. Alabama has won 22 in a row SU against Vanderbilt. The Commodores last victory over the Crimson Tide was in 1984. The Tide have covered in the past three meetings. However, Vandy is 4-3-1 ATS in the last eight games against Alabama.

Alabama is established as a 40.5-point favorite in this game. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm ET on Saturday. The broadcast is being carried by the SEC Network and live streamed on fuboTV.

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