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SEC Week 4 Best Bets: Despite Injury, Judkins Ready To Strike Paydirt Again

Keep an Eye on QBs in Arkansas-LSU Matchup

There are five conference games highlighting the Week 4 slate in the SEC led by the Alabama-Ole Miss that has multiple options that could turn into part of NCAA parlay picks.

The quarterback matchup in the LSU-Arkansas game could be worth the price of admission with Jayden Daniels of LSU and KJ Jefferson ready to dazzle while it remains to be seen if it will be another low-scoring affair when Auburn meets up with Texas A&M.

SEC Week 4 Best Bets: Despite Injury, Judkins Ready To Strike Paydirt Again
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There are still five undefeated teams in the SEC. That number might shrink after Week 4.

Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee are all listed by the NCAA football predictions as favorites in non-conference matchups.

Led by No. 1 Georgia, there are six teams from the SEC in the Top 25 in the latest Associated Press poll.

Week 4 in the SEC starts with noon ET kickoffs for the Auburn-Texas A&M and Kentucky-Vanderbilt games on Saturday.

Georgia remains first in both national polls. LSU is 12th, Alabama is 13th, Tennessee is 23rd and Florida 25th in the Associated Press poll. The Bulldogs also have the best odds to win the national title.

Judkins To Double His Pleasure

Yards have been harder to come by for Ole Miss running back Quinshon Judkins this season. However, with four touchdown runs in the first three games of the 2023 season, the sophomore has had no issues finding the end zone.

The Alabama native should have an extra jump in his step when facing the Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend.

Judkins scored twice against Alabama in 2022 and he will be given opportunities to do that once again. Keep that in mind when considering this week’s NCAA football picks. Judkins practiced sparingly heading into last week’s game so keep an eye on any updates heading into the game. It would take quite a serious injury for Judkins to miss this matchup.

With Judkins off to a slow start, his Heisman Trophy odds are trending in the wrong direction. That could change with a huge game this weekend.

College Football Pick: Quinshon Judkins of Ole Miss to score two TDs versus Alabama +200

Will the Alabama Offense Get Going Early?

Eight SEC teams have more points this season than Alabama and the offensive struggles have led to the Crimson Tide fading a bit in the national championship odds.

Alabama coach Nick Saban ended the quarterback drama by naming Jalen Milroe as the starter for the rest of the season after Tyler Buchner had a nightmarish showing in his lone start for Alabama in Week 3.

Milroe and the Crimson Tide should be ready to go early on against Ole Miss and old friend Lane Kiffin and keep that in mind when it comes to NCAAF parlay options.

College Football Pick: Alabama to score first against Ole Miss -158

Plenty of Offense in the Arkansas-LSU Tilt

Even with concerns regarding the health of Arkansas running back Raheim Sanders, there will be plenty of talent on the field when LSU and Arkansas get together.

Much of the focus will be on the two quarterbacks with LSU’s Jayden Daniels and KJ Jefferson of Arkansas able to make plays in both the passing and running games.

Daniels leads the SEC in total offense (377.7 yards per game) while Jefferson averaged nearly 300 yards of total offense a season ago.

How long will it take for their talent to impact the game? We are saying it won’t be much of a wait.

College Football Pick: The first score in the LSU-Arkansas game to come in the first five minutes +122

Saving Their Best for Last?

Vanderbilt still has some work to do while moving up in the pecking order in the talent-laden SEC.

One trend that has been emerging is Vanderbilt’s ability to score late. The Commodores rank ninth nationally in points per game in the fourth quarter.

According to the sportsbook, Vanderbilt has +136 odds to score last in this weekend’s matchup with Kentucky and that is worth a what-the-heck wager.

College Football Pick: Vanderbilt to score last against Kentucky +136

Ready to Get Their Kicks

When Auburn and Texas A&M faced each other last season, there were more field goals made than touchdowns scored.

While Auburn kicker Anders Carlson is gone, Randy Bond of Texas A&M leads the SEC with nine field goals attempted this season. He has been good on seven of them.

Texas A&M is sixth and Auburn is tied for seventh in the SEC when it comes to finishing off drives into the red zone with a touchdown.

This could be a risky pick, but it could pay off if you roll with the first points in the Auburn-Texas A&M game not coming on via a touchdown.

College football Pick: The first points in Auburn-Texas A&M won’t be done with a touchdown +205

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