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The business half of the college football season is in full swing, and the battle for postseason position is at the forefront of matchups all across the country in Week 10.
Heisman frontrunner Michael Penix Jr. will take on the reigning winner Caleb Williams as No. 5 Washington meets No. 20 USC, while the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs will be in action against the No. 12 Mizzou Tigers.
Here are our favorite betting picks for college football Week 10 combined into a parlay.
LSU boasts the most prolific offense in college football and averages 47.4 points per game. Bama barely makes it into the top 50 at exactly number 50 and 30.6 points, including 29.6 points per game and a 5-0 record against SEC opponents.
The LSU offense is led by Heisman candidate and quarterback Jayden Daniels (3,094 total yards, 30 touchdowns, three interceptions), whose 91.8 QBR is the second-best in the country. They are 13th in rushing offense (213 yards per game) and third in passing yards (339.9 yards per game) and scored an average of 48.7 points against their last three SEC opponents, two of which were ranked.
The Crimson Tide hold opponents to 16.5 points per game but are about to get their toughest challenge of the year. LSU is tied for 73rd in scoring defense (26.5 points per game) and has holes to help encourage an occasionally fleeting Alabama offense. This is a strength against strength and weakness against weakness matchup, and we think it shapes up to an over.
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How far the Jayhawks have come! They just beat the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners 38-33 and are 6-2 on the season. QB Jason Bean has thrown four interceptions in his last two games but has still played well, and the KU running game ranks 12th in yards per game (213.6). Their defense looked suspect against two ranked opponents but has kept unranked teams to 25.3 points per game.
Iowa State enters the matchup on a three-game win streak and is 0-1 against ranked teams with a 50-20 loss to Oklahoma. Freshman QB Rocco Becht averages 212.8 yards per game and has 13 touchdowns to six interceptions, while the running game is 102nd in yards per game (122.9). The defense is ranked 27th and gives up 19.8 points per game even with the 50-burger they got from OU.
The Cyclones need to keep this game as low-scoring as possible to pull out the victory. They’re favored and have only lost once against Big 12 opponents, but we think Kansas’ momentum and ability to move the ball down the field will win out in the end.
There’s no question that both of these teams are driven by their offenses, and specifically, their quarterbacks. Penix and Williams are two of the best players in all of college football and are first and second in yards per game with offenses that rank second and third in scoring. Both also have highly productive but underrated running backs and great weapons on the outside.
Where they split paths is on defense. The Huskies are 33rd in points allowed per game (20.6), whereas the Trojans are 109th (32.6) and gave up an average of 42.6 over the last five weeks. That includes 34 to a lowly Utah offense run by a backup quarterback and 48 to a Notre Dame team that had scored more than 21 against a Power Five opponent just once.
Washington has a real chance to make the College Football Playoff. They’ll still need to beat Oregon later in the Pac-12 Championship Game to effectively lock up a spot, but they can boost their credibility even further with a win against a USC team that could be starting to check out mentally.
A college football parlay is a combination of multiple college football picks into one large bet.
In order for the bet to hit, every individual pick, known as a leg, must come true. Parlays offer bettors the chance to win exponentially larger payouts if they are willing to accept the extra risk.
Certain jurisdictions do not allow users to bet on in-state colleges. If you cannot find a local school on your sportsbook, that could be why.
Parlays can include standard major markets such as spreads, moneylines, and points totals, as well as props, if your state allows you to bet on college props.
The number-one rule to finding the best value for college football parlays is to line shop across different sportsbooks.
It’s also important to remember not to place contradictory bets. For example, it would be conflicting to take an underdog team to win but for their star quarterback to hit the under on his passing yards.
You should never include bets just to bump the value of your parlay. Stick to what you are the most confident in and leave it at that.
Users can also try adding safer alternate lines for the total or spread to lessen the risk of their parlay. For example, moving a spread of +4 to +7.5 would provide a full touchdown of comfort without greatly affecting the value of the parlay.
All that you need to do to place a college football parlay is to create an account (or log into your account) at a sportsbook, submit a deposit, add your favorite picks to your bet slip, and then assign a stake to the parlay.
Users can monitor the status of their parlays in the sportsbook. If one leg misses, the parlay will instantly be marked as a loss.
Restrictions for college football betting vary by state. More information on the rules can be found in our college football betting guide.
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