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Week 4 of the college football season is here, so it’s time for some prop bets. Plenty of options are on the board; we’re here to break it down on WSN. We went two of three in our prop plays last week, so let’s stay hot on Saturday!
Colorado is in their first legitimate game of the season against Oregon. I want to root for Coach Prime and the Buffaloes here because who doesn’t love the story? However, I need to be realistic about betting on this game, and the facts are that Colorado can’t stop a nosebleed.
Bo Nix’s passing yardage total is well over 300 yards, and I do think he hits this number, but Oregon is multi-faceted. They could easily run the ball all over Colorado because their biggest advantage is in the trenches.
The Buffaloes can hang in the secondary. It will be tougher without Travis Hunter, but I still believe the Ducks will pound the rock. This is where Bucky Irving enters the equation.
Irving’s combined rushing + receiving total is listed at 101.5-yard. This is very low, considering the Buffaloes allow 460 yards per game. A few explosive carries and receptions out of the backfield will get Irving to this number, and he will have an increased workload if Oregon can get a lead in this game.
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Penn State is a legitimate contender in the Big 10. They can beat Ohio State, and then anything can happen in November when Michigan comes to Happy Valley. They’ll host Iowa this weekend, and this should be a low-scoring game where the Nittany Lions come out on top.
Penn State has been exceptional on defense against quality opponents like West Virginia and Illinois. On the other hand, Saturday will be Iowa’s toughest game of the season, and they don’t lean on the passing game, which makes their job difficult.
Cade McNamara’s passing yards total is listed at 155.5. He hit this once against Utah State, where he threw for 191 yards. The Hawkeyes don’t throw the ball much, but they’re very inefficient when they do.
He hasn’t had a game where he completed more than 56% of his passes. He was 9 of 19 in his last game against Western Michigan in his last start.
You can make the case that Iowa will play from behind, so McNamara will see an increased workload. Yet, they’re not good at getting the ball downfield, and Penn State allows just 165.5 passing yards per game. McNamara will struggle, and we will see a lot of punts in this game.
Malik Nabers had a career game on the road against Mississippi State last week. He caught 13 passes for 239 yards with two touchdowns. The Bulldogs could do nothing to stop the Tigers, and the Razorbacks should be in a similar spot this week.
Jaylen Daniels isn’t hesitating and is getting the ball downfield to his weapons. He wants to be a pass-first quarterback, which has benefited the offense.
Arkansas’s strength is in their front seven. They’re average in the secondary, but Nabers can get open against the best talent. Arkansas hasn’t faced any receiver as talented as Nabers in their first three games against Western Carolina, Kent State, or BYU.
The Tigers seem like they’re finding their offensive stride. This is a game they should dominate like last week, and if they do, Nabers will play a huge role.
Tanner Kern has been working in the betting industry since 2020. He currently is a social media content creator at DraftKings and contributes to multiple sites in addition to WSN, including Forbes and VSiN. He is also the cohost of the podcast Ride the Line at WSN.More info on Tanner Kern
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