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Best College Football Parlay for December 31st (2021)

by December 29, 2021
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Well past the halfway point in what has been a muddy 2021 college football bowl season, the College Football Playoff takes us into the new year with a couple of other bowl games to boot. Before the CFP gets underway, there’s another game I have my eye on where I think there’s some value.

Let’s take a closer look at the full slate as I note my three favorite plays of the day.

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Leg #1. Wake Forest -14.5 | -110 at DK Sportsbook

To be honest, out of the gates, I expect things to get ugly in this one quick. As the only team competing in a bowl that had a losing record this season, Rutgers quite literally came off the couch to play this one. With most of their kids were home for the holidays, it was announced Rutgers would replace Texas A&M, who was scheduled to play Wake Forest in the Gator Bowl but had to withdraw due to COVID issues within the program.

One of the worst offenses in the country, scoring just 20.5 points per game this season in the Big 10, the Scarlet Knights will now have to keep up with one of the most elite units in the country. Coming into this week, Wake Forest is averaging 41.2 points and 469.2 points per game, both amongst the top of college football.

Look for the Scarlett Knights to get boat raced in this one.

Leg #2. Alabama -13.5 | -105 at DK Sportsbook

A lot of people, and bettors apparently, are starting to trickle in on the Bearcats as a trendy underdog in this one. I’m not biting.

While the Bearcats defense has been nothing short of impressing, allowing just 304.9 yards and 161 points per game this season, the level of competition the two have faced have been drastically different. For the Crimson Tide, the numbers read similarly as their defensive unit has allowed just 304.6 yards and 20.2 points per game.

Additionally, while they were slow out of the gates led by freshman quarterback Bryce Young, this Crimson Tide offense has also come around. They finished the season scoring 42.5 points per game, including 41 in the SEC Championship game against the vaunted Georgia defense.

Leg #3. Georgia/Michigan Under 45 | -105 at DK Sportsbook

Speaking of that vaunted Georgia defense, I expect a bounce-back in their CFP semi-final in the late game on Saturday. This is the same defense that ended the regular season allowing a staggering 9.5 points per game and ranked inside the top 4 in every major defensive category.

As for the Wolverines, the tale of the tape reads similar as their 16.1 points per game were good for #4 in the country. With a passing game that has left a lot to be desired, I like for the Wolverines offense to contribute further to a low-scoring affair in this one.

Total Odds: +627 at DraftKings

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