ESPN, Barstool And Cash The Ticket Week 4 College Football Picks

Written By Drew Ellis on September 23, 2022 - Last Updated on September 25, 2022

If there’s one thing that’s clear about the 2022 College Football Season through three weeks, it’s that nothing is clear.

The top prognosticators around the country and locally are mostly struggling to find their prediction footing heading into Week 4.

With dozens and dozens of games to choose from, Michigan online sports bettors might need some direction from those putting in time to make correct picks.

Perhaps Week 4 will be the weekend that the experts back up their label.

ESPN’s SVP, Stanford Steve & The Bear

ESPN personalities Scott Van Pelt, The Bear and Stanford Steve offer up weekly college football picks against the spread.

Credit to The Bear, who is 11-6-1 on the young season. Stanford Steve isn’t having as much luck, sitting at 4-9. SVP is 3 over .500, which isn’t too bad for betting picks.

Here’s who they like this week.

SVP (7-2)

  • Virginia +10 at Syracuse (Win)
  • Missouri +7 at Auburn (Win)
  • SMU +2 vs. TCU (Loss)
  • Texas Tech +7 vs. Texas (Win)
  • Washington State +6.5 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Arkansas State +5 at Old Dominion (Win)
  • Wisconsin +19 at Ohio State (Loss)
  • Kansas State +12.5 at Oklahoma (Win)
  • Oregon State +6.5 vs. USC (Win)

The Bear (6-0)

  • Ohio State -18.5 vs. Wisconsin (Win)
  • Texas Tech +6.5 vs. Texas (Win)
  • New Mexico State -4.5 vs. Hawaii (Win)
  • Northern Illinois +26.5 at Kentucky (Win)
  • Connecticut +38.5 at N.C. State (Win)
  • Iowa -7.5 at Rutgers (Win)

Stanford Steve (3-0-1)

  • Texas Tech +6.5 vs. Texas (Win)
  • James Madison +7 at Appalachian State (Win)
  • Arkansas +2 vs. Texas A&M (Push)
  • Kansas -7 vs. Duke (Win)

Barstool college football picks

The folks over at Barstool are certainly not shy about making picks in college football.

Dave Portnoy, Big Cat and Rico are each throwing their picks out, but none of the three have been particularly successful.

Portnoy leads the way at 35-34-2, while Big Cat sits at 57-59-3 (nearly 120 picks already in CFB), and Rico is 17-31-0.

Buckle up for their Week 4 picks! We will keep it to Portnoy and Big Cat until Rico can get it together.

Portnoy (9-8)

  • Clemson -7 at Wake Forest (Loss)
  • Kansas -7.5 vs. Duke (Win)
  • Notre Dame +1.5 at North Carolina (Win)
  • Florida +10.5 at Tennessee (Win)
  • Washington State +7 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Ole Miss -22 vs. Tulsa (Loss)
  • Cal -3 vs. Arizona (Win)
  • Arkansas +1.5 vs. Texas A&M (Loss)
  • Rutgers +7.5 vs. Iowa (Loss)
  • Wisconsin +18 at Ohio State (Loss)
  • Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Over 57 points (Win)
  • South Carolina -22 vs. Charlotte (Win)
  • Miami (Ohio) +7 at Northwestern *Lock of the week (Win)
  • Purdue -20 vs. FAU (Loss)
  • N.C. State -39 vs. UConn (Loss)
  • Oregon State +6.5 at USC (Win)
  • Oregon State vs. USC Over 70.5 (Loss)

Big Cat (10-18)

  • Virginia Tech +1.5 vs. West Virginia (Loss)
  • West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Over 50.5 (Loss)
  • Georgia State +2.5 vs. Coastal Carolina (Loss)
  • Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State Over 62 (Win)
  • Syracuse -9.5 vs. Virginia (Loss)
  • Air Force -24 vs. Nevada (Win)
  • Boise State -15.5 at UTEP (Loss)
  • Clemson -7 at Wake Forest *Lock of the week (Loss)
  • Eastern Michigan -6.5 vs. Buffalo (Loss)
  • TCU -2.5 at SMU (Win)
  • Baylor +3 at Iowa State (Win)
  • Indiana +17 at Cincinnati (Loss)
  • Florida vs. Tennessee Over 62 (Win)
  • Notre Dame vs. UNC Over 56 (Win)
  • North Carolina -1.5 vs. Notre Dame (Loss)
  • Appalachian State -7 vs. James Madison (Loss)
  • James Madison vs. Appalachian State Over 58.5 (Win)
  • Tulsa vs. Ole Miss Over 65.5 (Loss)
  • Arizona vs. Cal Over 50.5 (Win)
  • Old Dominion -5.5 vs. Arkansas State (Loss)
  • Iowa vs. Rutgers Over 35 (Win)
  • Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Over 48.5 (Loss)
  • Kentucky -26 vs. Northern Illinois (Loss)
  • Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Over 57 (Win)
  • Oklahoma -13 vs. Kansas State (Loss)
  • Louisiana-Lafayette -9 at Louisiana-Monroe (Loss)
  • Stanford vs. Washington Over 64 (Loss)
  • BYU -22.5 vs. Wyoming (Loss)

Cash The Ticket Picks

Both Mike Valenti and Jim Costa have been open and honest with their struggles thus far picking college football games. Valenti is 14-20, Costa is 16-25. It’s a bit of a shift from strong NFL picking records for the two.

Still, Valenti and Costa clearly put in the work and time to try and get things right on their Cash The Ticket podcast.

Here are their picks for Week 4:

Valenti (4-3)

  • Virginia Tech +1.5 vs. West Virginia (Loss)
  • Georgia State +2.5 vs. Coastal Carolina (Loss)
  • Tennessee -10.5 vs. Florida (Loss)
  • Cincinnati -16.5 vs. Indiana (Win)
  • Air Force -23.5 vs. Nevada (Win)
  • Washington State +6.5 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Oregon State +6.5 vs. USC (Win)

Costa (4-4)

  • Virginia Tech +1.5 vs. West Virginia (Loss)
  • Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia Under 50.5 (Win)
  • Arkansas +1.5 vs. Texas A&M (Loss)
  • Michigan State +3 vs. Minnesota (Loss)
  • Cincinnati -16.5 vs. Indiana (Win)
  • SMU +2.5 vs. TCU (Loss)
  • Washington State +6.5 vs. Oregon (Win)
  • Oregon State +6.5 vs. USC (Win)

College Football Week 4 lines at Michigan sportsbooks

Some of these picks are made early in the week and may have had the lines change. Be sure to get your best value. Get a look at the latest College Football odds at Michigan’s top sportsbooks for Week 4.

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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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