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College football picks, schedule: Predictions against the spread for key top 25 games in Week 4

After a few slow weeks to start the 2019 college football season, Week 4 comes at us strong with three games between AP Top 25 ranked opponents along with a number of rivalry showdowns. Conference play has begun in earnest, which means college football is ripe for upsets that could shake up the college football rankings and teams’ candidacy for the College Football Playoff.

With action starting early in the day and continuing late into the night, let’s take a look at the biggest games on the schedule Saturday along with our college football picks and predictions for what will transpire in those contests. Our CBS Sports college football experts have picked every game both straight up and against the spread, giving you ample opportunity to decide how to make your picks ahead of kickoff.

This is the fourth straight season that Michigan and Wisconsin have met, and the home team has won each of the last three. That bodes well for Wisconsin here, but I don’t expect there to be a lot of points scored in this game. These are two very good defenses going against one another, and points will be at a premium. So while Wisconsin might make it four straight for the home teams, I’m not convinced it covers the spread. Plus, Michigan could easily win this game straight up, so that makes it even more difficult to pass up the points.  Pick: Michigan (+3.5) — Tom Fornelli

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