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Week 4 college football best bets: Is revamped LSU worth a wager?

Will all the turnover at LSU be too much for Ed Orgeron's Tigers? Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Every Thursday during the college football season, Doug Kezirian (0-1 last week, 1-1 overall), Bill Connelly (2-2, 5-2), Preston Johnson (0-1, 1-3), Seth Walder (1-1, 3-1) and David M. Hale (3-0, 4-2) will provide their top plays across the college football landscape.

Here are their best bets for Week 4 of the college football season.

Note: Lines from Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill as of Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday's game

UAB Blazers (-6, 47.5) at South Alabama Jaguars

Hale: Sure, South Alabama has seemed frisky this season, beating Southern Miss (and getting a coach fired in the process) before blowing a big lead in the second half against Tulane. But this is still a team that finished 2-10 last season and lost to UAB 35-3. ESPN's Football Power Index and SP+ both rank UAB well ahead of South Alabama, and if anything, the Blazers' loss to Miami on Sept. 10 now looks like a relatively impressive showing.

Pick: UAB -6


Saturday's games

Mississippi State Bulldogs at No. 6 LSU Tigers (-16.5, 56.5)