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Big Ten Football Week 4 Picks: Betting Odds, Lines, and More

TCR's picks and bets for Week 4 of Big Ten football.

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We are so very, very bad at this. Abysmally bad at it. If we actually bet with loan sharks, none of us would have knees.

And I love my knees! They bend my legs and everything!

So yeah, don't trust us with your money. We will lose it and your ambulatory abilities.

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders vs Illinois Fighting Illini (-6.5), O/U: 61.5

Primiano: $50 on Illinois -6.5

Silich: $100 on Illinois -6.5

Vallese: $50 on Illinois -6.5

Repplinger: $25 on Illinois -6.5

Cain: $100 on Illinois -6.5

Smith: $50 on Illinois -6.5

Vainisi: $25 on Illinois -6.5

Silich: Illinois football is notorious for bouncing back from adversity, right? Anyone? Hello?

North Texas Mean Green vs Iowa Hawkeyes (-24.5), O/U: 53.5

Primiano: $25 on Under 53.5

Silich: $50 on Under 53.5

Vallese: $50 on Iowa -24.5

Repplinger: $100 on Under 53.5

Cain: $50 on Over 53.5

Smith: $50 on Iowa -24.5

Vainisi: $50 on Under 53.5

Vallese: I didn't think the Hawkeyes would put together a 4-0 to start the season and yet, here they are.

Maryland Terrapins vs West Virginia Mountaineers (-17), O/U: 58

Primiano: $50 on WVU -17

Silich: $25 on Maryland +17

Vallese: $50 on WVU -17

Repplinger: $50 on Over 58

Cain: $50 on WVU -17

Smith: $50 on WVU -17

Vainisi: $50 on Over 58

Smith: Terps 'bout to get trounced.

BYU Cougars vs Michigan Wolverines (-5.5), O/U: 44

Primiano: $25 on BYU +5.5

Silich: $50 on Under 44

Vallese: $25 on BYU +5.5

Repplinger: $100 on Over 44

Cain: $100 on BYU +5.5

Smith: $50 on Under 44

Vainisi: $25 on Under 44

Cain: Harbaugh can't beat Utah teams. Also, BYU is good.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Michigan State Spartans (-27), O/U: 54

Primiano: $25 on CMU +27

Silich: $50 on MSU -27

Vallese: $25 on Over 54

Repplinger: $25 on CMU +27

Cain: $25 on Over 54

Smith: $25 on Under 54

Vainisi: $25 on MSU -27

Repplinger: Sparty's defense has yet to give up less than 21 points this season...

Ohio Bobcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (-10.5), O/U: 46.5

Primiano: $100 on Under 46.5

Silich: $50 on Under 46.5

Vallese: $50 on Under 46.5

Repplinger: $100 on Under 46.5

Cain: $50 on Minnesota -10.5

Smith: $25 on Ohio +10.5

Vainisi: $50 on Minnesota -10.5

Vallese: Ohio has started the year 3-0 including a win at Marshall and Minnesota's offense is nowhere to be found.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (-21.5), O/U: 68

Primiano: $25 on Over 68

Silich: $50 on Nebraska -21.5

Vallese: $50 on Nebraska -21.5

Repplinger: $50 on Nebraska -21.5

Cain: $50 on Under 68

Smith: $50 on Nebraska -21.5

Vainisi: $100 on Nebraska -21.5

Smith: 55th year senior quarterback Brett Favre won't be able to beat the Cornhuskers.

Ball State Cardinals vs Northwestern Wildcats (-18.5)

Primiano: $25 on Northwestern -18.5

Silich: $25 on Ball State +18.5

Vallese: $50 on Northwestern -18.5

Repplinger: Brad bet on the over/under, which was not an option. So Brad puts $100 on Ball State.

Cain: $25 on Northwestern -18.5

Smith: $50 on Northwestern -18.5

Vainisi: $25 on Ball State -18.5

Primiano: Stupid successful Wildcats.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio State Buckeyes (-31.5), O/U: 60

Primiano: $50 on WMU +31.5

Silich: $25 on WMU +31.5

Vallese: $25 on WMU +31.5

Repplinger: $100 on Under 60

Cain: $50 on Over 60

Smith: $25 on Over 60

Vainisi: $25 on WMU +31.5

Silich: PJ Fleck is going to win this game and lock up the Illinois job. In my dreams.

San Diego State Aztecs vs Penn State Nittany Lions (-15), O/U: 39.5

Primiano: $25 on Under 39.5

Silich: $25 on SDSU +15

Vallese: $25 on Under 39.5

Repplinger: $25 on Under 39.5

Cain: $50 on Penn State -15

Smith: $100 on Under 39.5

Vainisi: $25 on Under 39.5

Repplinger: Penn State hasn't scored more than 28 points yet this season, and I don't see it happening this week.

Bowling Green Falcons (-2) vs Purdue Boilermakers, O/U: 75

Primiano: $100 on Bowling Green -2

Silich: $100 on Bowling Green -2

Vallese: $50 on Under 75

Repplinger: $25 on Over 75

Cain: $50 on Bowling Green -2

Smith: $25 on Over 75

Vainisi: $50 on Bowling Green -2

Primiano: Well at least we can still laugh at Purdue ... for now.

Kansas Jayhawks vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-13), O/U: 65

Primiano: $25 on Under 65

Silich: $50 on Kansas +13

Vallese: $25 on Rutgers -13

Repplinger: $25 on Rutgers -13

Cain: $50 on Under 65

Smith: $50 on Rutgers -13

Vainisi: $25 on Under 65

Cain: Don't watch this game.

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs Wisconsin Badgers (-24.5), O/U: 50

Primiano: $25 on Wisconsin -24.5

Silich: $50 on Wisconsin -24.5

Vallese: $50 on Hawaii +24.5

Repplinger: $25 on Wisconsin -24.5

Cain: $50 on Wisconsin -24.5

Smith: $25 on Over 50

Vainisi: $50 on Over 50

Smith: Hopefully Hawaii wears those rainbow uniforms.

Season standings:

1. Bryce Smith: +$225 (Last week: -$125)

2. Matt Silich: +$75 (Last week: +$50)

3. Jim Vainisi: -$125 (Last week: -$250)

Trevor Vallese: -$125 (Last week: -$150)

5. Bradon Cain: -$150 (Last week: +$100)

6. Mark Primiano: -$225 (Last week: -$150)

7. Brad Repplinger: -$375 (Last week: -$250)