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The college football regular season is nearly halfway over, and teams around the league are entering the heart of their conference schedules.
The Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan Wolverines look to be in a separate tier from the rest of the national contenders, while no team built its stock more than the Oregon Ducks did with a 42-6 win against the team of the moment, the Colorado Buffaloes.
With another weekend of games around the corner, we’ve put together a college football parlay with our best bets from Saturday. Here’s how that parlay looks.
No team in the country has an offense that is more potent than USC. Reigning Heisman winner Caleb Williams leads the betting odds to win the award again, and if he does, he will become only the second player to ever win it twice. He’s got 18 touchdowns with zero interceptions through four games and is a major reason why USC is averaging an NCAA-leading 55 points per game.
Colorado has been scoring nearly 42 points per game until it was trounced by the Ducks on the road. This game represents an opportunity for get-back against a tough conference opponent who is among the favorites to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. Shedeur Sanders is one of the few players who can hold a candle to Williams (though he’s still not at his level) and has been able to generate late-game scoring drives in every game barring last weekend’s.
Neither team is built on its defense, and the Buffs especially are dreadful at both running the ball and stopping the run. This will be a morning game in local time, but we expect the players to be anything but lethargic when they step onto the field for a game sure to draw the attention of the nation.
Clemson gave their best effort at home against Florida State last weekend but came up short in overtime. Getting the game that far, and even being in position to win in regulation, was a win, and they’ll take that momentum into a matchup with a Syracuse team they are flat-out better than.
QB Garrett Shrader has helped lead the Orange to a 4-0 start but is yet to play a team of Clemson’s caliber. Their on-paper stats are exemplary (44.3 points per game, sixth; 10.8 points allowed per game, seventh), but they’ve come against the likes of Colgate, Western Michigan, Purdue, and Army. They’re an exciting team with plenty of potential to cover the seven points, but one that doesn’t have the ability to topple Clemson.
The Tigers’ offense looks much better than it did last year, and their run defense is exemplary. Expect Shrader to take the game into his hands but to make a key mistake that allows Clemson to walk away with a win.
The Bulldogs have not covered the spread once despite being a perfect 4-0 thus far. This is the week that changes as they are in a strong position to cover against an SEC rival in the Auburn Tigers.
UGA has won 31 straight regular-season games, and QB Carson Beck is coming off a career day (337 yards, three touchdowns, zero interceptions). Their running game has also shown improvement as of late, and they still have their hallmark defense that ranks 14th in yards allowed (and is notably seventh against the run).
Auburn started 3-0 but fell by 17 to Texas A&M last week. Three quarterbacks saw action during the loss, with number-one Payton Thorne throwing for 44 yards on 6-12 passing. They still ran for 144 yards and averaged just under 200 per game but are going to struggle to find gaps against this Bulldogs defense. Expect the blossoming Georgia passing attack to combine with the stout defense to hold the Tigers at bay in UGA’s first cover of the season.
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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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