You know what they say! Saturday’s are for the boys. And the boys love watching and betting on college football, hoping that a parlay or two can cash throughout the day and night.
The parlay I’ve constructed won’t be a massive payout, but it’ll be a solid enough payout to brag. Here goes nothing!
Leg #1 Boston College via FanDuel (-130)
Right now, it just seems like Boston College is so underrated. This team is already 6-4, bowl eligible, and will play a game at home against a 4-6 Florida State team. While Florida State certainly looks better recently, so does Boston College. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec is back under center and week-by-week, he’s getting more comfortable.
He’s the leader of this team and it’s crucial to have him back out there, replacing his backup in Dennis Grosel, who threw seven interceptions and just six touchdowns.
Boston College has one of the best secondaries in the ACC and has done extremely well tackling in the open field. The only area where Florida State could succeed is in the ground game, but again, Boston College has done fine against the run, despite what the box score might say. Plus, the offense for Boston College is going to be one of the best in the ACC now that Jurkovec is back in the lineup.
Give me Boston College -130 to start off the parlay.
Leg #2. USC +3.5 via FanDuel (-120)
If you’re looking for a bigger payday, don’t be afraid to take USC on the moneyline at +134. We’ll stick to the +3.5 and play if safe here. USC needs wins in two games to become bowl eligible. It’s been such a down year for this program, especially after firing Clay Helton as head coach earlier this year.
To make matters worse, Kedon Slovis won’t be playing for USC at quarterback as he’s dealing with a lower leg injury. That means freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart will get another chance to sling it for Southern California. Everyone’s excited to see what he can bring to the table in this game.
Dart should be able to have a field day against a terrible UCLA secondary, however, the run game will also need to get going a little bit as well.
At the end of the day, this is a rivalry game between UCLA and USC. I went back and forth thinking about if USC has waved the white flag. I’ve concluded that they haven’t. At home, against UCLA, this should be a thriller. Plus, some of the new guys get a chance to shine in this game and prove what they’re able to do for next year. I’ll ride USC here.
Leg #3. Baylor -104 Moneyline
The Baylor Bears have just two losses all year and are coming off a big home win against Oklahoma. Baylor became the first team this season to knock out Oklahoma, who was still fighting for a chance at the College Football Playoff at the time.
Baylor has had road woes this season and is on the road against Kansas State. I don’t read into all that road talk. Baylor played four of their last five games at home and just improved at home throughout the last month and a half.
There’s a lot at stake in this game for Baylor. A Big 12 Championship is one of them. The bowl game is another. Putting together a trophy season isn’t easy but you know Baylor will be prepared for this game after beating up Oklahoma.
Baylor’s rushing for over 230 yards per game and Kansas State, via the analytics, have struggled against the run and have been awful tackling this season in the open field and behind the line of scrimmage. Once Baylor starts getting the run game going, it’ll open up the entire playbook and Kansas State won’t be able to get stops like Baylor will be able to.
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