Last Updated on September 24, 2021



Thursday’s are a tradition for Scott Van Pelt. He watches Thursday Night Football, then SportsCenter starts at around midnight eastern time. Each Thursday, he starts his ever-popular “Winners” segment by listing his favorite betting picks for the given week in college football. Then, he goes over a betting pick or two with Stanford Steve. The “Winners” segment has become a popular one for sports bettors, as everyone wants to know who SVP is betting on.

Most importantly, let’s take a look at Scott Van Pelt’s betting picks for this week in college football. Below, you will find his betting picks from his “Winners” segment, a look at his betting history so far in 2021, his overall record since starting the winners segment, and more. Finally, we take a look at the best betting odds for Week 4 in college football.



SVP Picks for College Football Week 4

On Thursday night’s SportsCenter, Scott Van Pelt provides his winners for Week 4. Below is a look at SVP’s full betting card for Week 4 in college football.

Miami (OH) +8.5 vs. Army

SVP starts his “Winners” off with a pick against one of the worst teams in CFB. He likes Miami +8.5.


Florida State +1.5 vs. Louisville

Van Pelt is 4-4 all time when picking Florida State, and he goes back to the well here against Louisville.


Baylor +7 vs. Iowa State

SVP loves the home underdogs, as the Baylor Bears are getting a touchdown at home. In addition, he is 4-1 all time picking Baylor.


Nebraska +5 vs. Michigan State

The spartans are off to a good start, and they are ranked. But, Scott takes Nebraska at just +5 this week because…why not?


Kent State +14.5 vs. Maryland

This game could be a look-ahead spot for Maryland, so Van Pelt takes Kent State getting over two scores.


South Carolina +5 vs. Kentucky

Despite being 1-5 all time picking the Gamecocks, SVP is going with the home dog this week against Kentucky.


Oklahoma -17 vs. West Virginia

Is Van Pelt picking a favorite?! Yes, he is here. He is 21-18 all time picking favorites, will this be 22-18? Time will tell.


Stanford Steve Week 4 Picks

For Week 4, Stanford Steve is taking Minnesota to cover by 31 points against Bowling Green.



Are SVP’s Picks A Good Follow or Fade?

ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt has never expressed his proficiency as a sports bettor, and quite often makes fun of himself. With that said, he has hit on his winners more often than not over the years. Given that he picks a majority of underdogs, that is impressive. In Week 3, he went 4-4 and is now 12-9 on the season. Here is a look at his record each week.

Last week, SVP’s CFB picks went 4-4. Here is who he liked:

  • Illinois +7.5 (Win)
  • Indiana (+3.5 (Loss)
  • Florida +14.5 (Win)
  • Memphis +3 (Win)
  • Purdue +7 (Loss)
  • Colorado State +14.5 (Win)
  • Vanderbilt +12 (Loss)
  • Tulane +14 (Loss)

In Week 2, SVP’s betting picks were 4-4. His selections are below.

  • Colorado +17 (Win)
  • Rice +9 (Loss)
  • Arkansas State +5.5 (Win)
  • Arkansas +7 (Win)
  • Missouri +5.5 (Loss)
  • Appalachian State +9 (Win)
  • Washington +7 (Loss)
  • East Carolina +2 (Loss)

For Week 1, SVP went 4-1. Here is who he picked:

  • VT +5.5 (Win)
  • Penn State +5.5 (Win)
  • Louisiana Lafayette +9 (Loss)
  • UTSA +5 (Win)
  • Florida State +7 (Win)

SVP Winners betting history

CFB betting record in 2021: 12-9

NFL betting record in 2020: 15-12

CFB betting record in 2020: 27-27-1

All time, SVP is 320-307-10 after last week.



What are the best Week 4 college football odds?

Below, you can find a chart of the best college football odds for Week 4. In addition, you get a look at each sportsbook’s price on the given games so you can see which sportsbook to wager on for that best price.

Who is the public betting on this week in college football? Find out here.

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