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Ben Gulbranson #17 of the Oregon State Beavers rushes against the Montana State Bobcats during the second half at Providence Park on Sept. 17.
Ben Gulbranson #17 of the Oregon State Beavers rushes against the Montana State Bobcats during the second half at Providence Park on Sept. 17. Photo by Amanda Loman / Getty Images via AFP

Week 4 in college football offers an interesting blend of conference games and high-profile non-conference matchups. Read on for our best parlay picks for Week 4’s college football action.

This week’s three-leg parlay involves a team total, a full-game Under, and a play on an underdog in what appears on the surface as one of the biggest trap lines of the season.

Below, we offer our parlay picks for Week 4 in college football (odds via FanDuel Sportsbook).

College Football Parlay Picks for Week 4

College Football Parlay Predictions for Week 4

West Virginia team total: Under 26.5 (-118)

West Virginia enters this Thursday night showdown against Virginia Tech with the 13th-ranked total offense (513.0 yards per game) and 11th-ranked scoring offense (46.0 points per game). 

Despite these gaudy statistics, quarterback J.T. Daniels is only averaging 7.2 yards per attempt and faces a game Hokies secondary with three starters back from a unit that finished in the top 30 in passing success rate allowed last year.

We also expect Virginia Tech to have success offensively, leading to more sustained drives and time of possession. The Mountaineers allowed 6.1 yards per play and 9.9 yards per attempt in their first two games and are still learning to gel from so much turnover the year before. 

Blacksburg is one of the most intimidating environments in college football, and we look for it to cause problems for West Virginia in its first true road game. 

Boston College-Florida State Under 48.5 (-112)

Boston College endured several injuries to start the season, especially on the offensive line, when the team was down three starters against Maine. Right tackle Kevin Cline has already been ruled out for the season, so the Eagles will again go into its conference road clash shorthanded. 

The young offensive line paved the way for just 3.4 yards per carry (111 yards on 33 attempts) against Maine, and quarterback Phil Jurkovec was under duress for most of the game. That spells doom against a Florida State defense that allows just 20.3 points per game, despite being one of four teams with multiple Power 5 wins.

Florida State has injury concerns of its own, as quarterback Jordan Travis left last week’s game against Louisville with a left leg injury. Travis was well on his way to his sixth consecutive game with at least 200 passing yards before the injury, and if he is ruled out or is limited, it lowers the ceiling for the Seminoles offense.

Oregon State +6.5 (-112)

USC entered last week’s game against Fresno State with an average of 8.6 yards per play (best in FBS), which came a couple of years after Oklahoma set an NCAA record for yards per play under Lincoln Riley. The Trojans also averaged 4.1 points per drive (sixth in FBS) and 80.3% of their scrimmage yards had come from transfer players. To follow that up, they put up 45 points and 517 total yards against the Bulldogs, 

The Trojans still lead FBS in offensive efficiency and their 52 points off turnovers are the second-most in FBS. In addition, the Trojans have scored touchdowns on 11 of 15 first-half offensive possessions.

Those are all reasons why bettors will flock to USC as less than a touchdown favorite this week, but we love the contrarian play on the underdog. Oregon State has two impressive wins over Boise State and at Fresno State to start the season, and its 40-point rout of Montana State has it brimming with confidence entering this week. 

The Beavers had one of the highest percentages of returning production of any Pac-12 team and that continuity will make all the difference in a hostile home environment.

Combined odds: West Virginia team total Under 26.5 (-118) + Boston College-Florida State Under 48.5 (-112) + Oregon State +6.5 (-112) = +561

Where to Bet on College Football Parlay Picks

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College football parlay picks made 9/21/2022 at 6:08 a.m. ET.