College football Week 4 odds: Can Alabama cover spread vs. Florida?

Thursday September 18th, 2014

The No. 20 Kansas State Wildcats are 6-4 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog at home. They'll be an underdog when they play host to the No. 5 Auburn Tigers Thursday night.

Kansas State has been tough at home in recent years with a 20-4 SU and 15-9 ATS record over its last 24 games, but Auburn has been dominant everywhere over the last calendar year with an 11-2 SU and 13-0 ATS record in its last 13 games. The Tigers are 8.5-point road favorites at sportsbooks monitored by, and that seems like a number that the Tigers can cover.

• SCHNELL: Overlooked QB Jake Waters now shining at Kansas State

The line on the No. 22 Clemson vs. No. 1 Florida State game fell from Florida State -20 to Florida State -17 Wednesday morning when it was announced that Jameis Winston would be suspended for the first half of the game. There was already a case to be made for Clemson with the points as the Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against the Seminoles. A first half without Winston offers a huge opportunity for Clemson to keep this game close.

College Football
Florida set to begin stretch to show where program stands; Walkthrough

The No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide could be a strong play at home against the Florida Gators. Alabama is 7-1 ATS in its last eight games against Florida and 3-0 SU and ATS over its last three. The Crimson Tide are also 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five home games against SEC opponents. Alabama is a 14.5-point favorite according to sportsbooks monitored by

When SMU hosts No. 6 Texas A&M on Saturday, the Aggies are almost certain to win outright as a 33.5-point road favorite. But trends point to a potential cover for the Mustangs. Texas A&M is just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games as a road favorite and 1-4 ATS in its last five games against AAC opponents. SMU meanwhile is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games as a home dog. The OVER is 4-1 in Texas A&M's last five games as a road favorite and 4-1 in SMU's last five as a home dog.

• STAFF:'s experts make their picks for Week 4's biggest games

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.