College Football Betting Cheat Sheet: Odds, Picks & Insights for Early Saturday Games

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  • College football odds for Saturday's early games are moving fast.
  • Action EDGE members can get our picks for those games, and we've compiled some snippets from those pieces below.

College football Week 4 rolls on Saturday with a few marquee games at 12 p.m. ET, and some others we wouldn’t describe as marquee that you should be paying attention to (and maybe betting) anyway.

Wisconsin and Michigan meet in Madison, while Florida tries to prove it’s still a contender under a new quarterback.

After that, Action Network favorites UMass and UL-Lafayette are in action and hoping to score upsets.

Don’t know how you should you be betting these games or looking for more insights? You’ve come to the right place. Action EDGE members can get complete access to all our betting picks and insights for Saturday, but we’ve pulled out some snippets from those pieces below.

College Football Betting Odds & Picks

Wisconsin vs. Michigan Number Swing

Sportsbooks listed Michigan as anywhere from a 4-point to 7-point favorite over Wisconsin in this game during the summer. After just two games each for these teams, the line has swung dramatically in the Badgers’ favor.

Is that the right move? Or should you go against it and grab the points with the Wolverines? We broke down this pivotal Big Ten game in-depth here.

Upset Alert?

They’re a short underdog, but UL-Lafayette has all the makings of an underdog that could win outright on Saturday afternoon when it faces Ohio.

The Ragin’ Cajuns have a potent rushing attack that could exploit the Bobcats.

Get Stuckey and Collin Wilson’s other favorite moneyline underdogs here.


Elon vs. Wake Forest is one of three FCS games grabbing the attention of our experts on Saturday. The Demon Deacons are 3-0 and coming off an emotional win over North Carolina, then begin ACC play next week.

Stuckey, Collin and Kyle Miller covered their favorite FCS games on Saturday here.

Power Ratings Discrepancy

UMass is catching almost 17 points at Coastal Carolina, which is way off from what our power ratings say the game should be.

You can join Collin Wilson in betting this ugly, ugly contest. He’d greatly appreciate it.

Saban A Massive Non-Con Favorite

Nick Saban is just 12-17 ATS as a favorite of 35 points or more. The Tide are -38 against Southern Miss on Saturday. The bigger the favorite, the less often he covers.

The under is 15-10 in those games, as well.

Florida vs. Tennessee Model Prediction

We’re giving away some of Collin’s projections for Saturday’s games for free — including Tennessee vs. Florida. He has the point spread right on the money at Gators -14, but his total is off from what the betting market projects.

College Football Odds & Line Shopping for Key Games

Our live game pages allow you to compare odds at several legal United States sportsbooks to find the best prices on each contest. You can also get live scores and live odds in-game.

Here are links to those pages and odds for Saturday college football games, as of Friday night.

Michigan State at Northwestern (+9, 37)
Michigan at Wisconsin (-3, 44.5)
California at Ole Miss (-2.5, 41.5)
Tennessee at Florida (-14, 48.5)
Southern Mississippi at Alabama (-38, 61.5)
LSU at Vanderbilt (+24, 62.5)
Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State (-38.5, 56)
UCF at Pittsburgh (+10.5, 61)
Washington at BYU (+6.5, 51)
Auburn at Texas A&M (-4, 47.5)
Notre Dame at Georgia (-14.5, 57.5)
SMU at TCU (-8, 55)
Central Michigan at Miami (Fla.) (-29.5, 48.5)
Kentucky at Mississippi State (-6, 47.5)
South Carolina at Missouri (-9, 61)
Oregon at Stanford (+10.5, 57.5)
Charlotte at Clemson (-41.5, 61.5)
Oklahoma State at Texas (-7, 72.5)
Nebraska at Illinois (+13.5, 62)
Colorado at Arizona State (-8.5, 48.5)
UCLA at Washington State (-18.5, 58)

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