We’ve got one last week before the college football championship games are played. Now that Week 13 is here, some teams have conceded, teams that are playing for a bowl game, and teams that are fighting for something bigger than just a bowl game, including getting the chance to play in the conference championship.
Here’s a simple parlay that can hopefully help you make some extra cash this weekend.
Leg #1 Ole Miss/Mississippi State Over 61.5 (-106)
To start the parlay, you’ve got to throw in a Thursday Night matchup between the two best offensive minds in college football. Mike Leach’s Bulldogs and Lane Kiffin’s Rebels have combined for nearly 970 yards of offense per game this season.
Matt Corral, quarterback of Ole Miss, stated he’ll be joining the NFL Draft after the season is over. For now, he’s still trying to help his draft stock and lead Ole Miss into a New Year’s 6 Bowl. On the other hand, Mississippi State is 7-4 on the season and could put together an 8-4 season.
Both teams are going to want this one. The Egg Bowl is always extremely competitive and always so much fun. The one area where Ole Miss struggled defensively has been the run game. Mississippi State might come out and surprise folks but running the football a little bit more. They’ve done this before against teams like Kentucky, and it’s worked.
On the other hand, Mississippi State has been more balanced on the defensive end. It’s going to be hard to defend this Ole Miss offense, even at home. So give me the over in this matchup to start the parlay!
Leg #2. Ohio State vs. Michigan: Michigan +7.5 (-110)
The entire public is going to be all over Ohio State this week. And why not? They’ve dominated Purdue and Michigan State back-to-back. However, Michigan has been just as sensational as Ohio State has been and will get a home game in front of their fans.
If Michigan wants a chance at the Big Ten title and a chance at making the College Football Playoff, a win against Ohio State is extremely necessary. Cincinnati fans don’t want to hear about this, but if Michigan beats Ohio State, they’ll be in the College Football Playoff with a Big Ten Championship win as well.
Michigan’s defense is one of the best in the nation. They’ve held teams to 306.8 yards per game and don’t have massive flaws. The rushing defense has been terrific, the pass rush has been outstanding, and the coverage has done wonders. This defense is way better than Ohio State’s and having that home-field advantage is crucial. With Ohio State averaging 559.5 yards, it will be no easy task for Michigan on the defensive end. Still, even if Michigan can hold Ohio State to just 400 yards on offense, they’ll have a chance to win this game outright and cover.
Leg #3. Michigan State Moneyline -110
Don’t get so down on Michigan State now. After two losses in their last three games, Michigan State is a pick-em against Penn State. The Nittany Lions are 7-4 but might have to settle with playing a freshman quarterback in Christian Veilleux. He looked solid against Rutgers last week but won’t look solid against Michigan State.
The Spartans are running the football over 185 yards per game and have accumulated 429.1 yards per game on the offensive end. While Penn State has been sensational on the defensive end, teams like Michigan and Ohio State have scored enough points to beat Penn State because that Nittany Lions offense doesn’t get the job done against these powerhouse Big Ten defenses.
Take Michigan State with confidence and take a vacation to Michigan with the money we make on those Michigan teams this week!
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