College Football Week 4 Parlays - NCAAF Picks & Parlays
With so many games to choose from each week in College Football, this allows us more opportunities to find the best picks to parlay together and cash in.
Here, we’re looking at DraftKings Sportsbook to craft this parlay. There are three legs, and the odds are +701, providing a great chance at cashing in big.
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Ohio State vs Wisconsin
Pick: Under 57.5 (-110) at DraftKings
After dropping 77 in Week 3, a total of 57.5 may feel low for the Buckeyes.
Going up against the Wisconsin Badgers, the Buckeyes will see a better matchup here, as the Badgers have one of the best defenses in the nation.
That said, the Badgers competition this year has been less than fierce, going up against the likes of New Mexico, Illinois State, and Washington State.
The Buckeyes should have wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba go for an entire game this week after playing just 14 passing down snaps against the Toledo Rockets. His presence will only create more trouble for a Badgers secondary that has cornerback Ricardo Hallman but holes elsewhere.
The pass rush, headed by edge rusher Nick Herbig, will also be an exciting challenge for the Buckeyes offensive line.
However, we land on the under here because, while the Buckeyes may not post 70+ points again, they’ll still score enough that puts the Badgers in a position to have to throw and not focus on running the ball.
With Graham Mertz at quarterback for the Badgers, yes, he’s been better than last year, but he’s not a player you want attempting 35+ passes. In Week 2, he had over 30 attempts and threw an interception against Washington State.
Suppose he throws even one interception in this game. In that case, that can turn into a touchdown for the Buckeyes and create a domino effect where the Badgers need to throw and will be unsuccessful.
Look for the Buckeyes to finish in the 30s while the Badgers remain in the teens.
UTEP vs Boise State
Pick: Under 45.5 (-110) at DraftKings
The home team, UTEP Miners, have not been a good football team in 2022.
Their quarterback, Gavin Hardison, is completing less than 50% of his passes this season and threw three interceptions in a 27-10 loss against New Mexico.
As for the Boise State Broncos, they’re more than a two-touchdown-favorite here, but we opt for the under as quarterback Hank Bachmeier is an untrustworthy signal caller.
After eight putrid attempts, he was yanked from the starting role in Week 1. According to Pro Football Focus, he went on to have two more turnover-worthy plays against Tennessee Martin. The Broncos have yet to score above 31 points this season, including games against Oregon State, Tennessee Martin, and New Mexico.
Broncos running back George Holani should be who they rely on here. With a rushing attack-led offense, this usually caters to an under.
The Miners may have trouble scoring, period, too.
Boise State 30, Miners 10.
Iowa State Cyclones vs Baylor Bears
Pick: Baylor ML (+120) at DraftKings
The No. 17 Baylor Bears travel into the heart of Iowa to take on a Cyclones team that could be on its way to being ranked.
The Cyclones haven’t allowed more than 10 points in a game. However, they have only faced Ohio, Southeast Missouri, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes are notorious for having non-existent offenses.
On defense, they have notable players in cornerback T.J. Tampa, MJ Anderson off the edge, and linebackers Colby Reeder and O’Rien Vance.
The offense is pretty one-dimensional, however, as quarterback Hunter Dekkers targets wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson plenty of times. He has 27 more targets than the next most-targeted player on the team.
The Baylor Bears have quarterback Blake Shapen, who isn’t the greatest slinger of the football in the world. Still, he can manage an offense while a four-headed committee of Craig Williams, Qualan Jones, Taye McWilliams, and Richard Reese get the job done.
This will be a relatively low-scoring game, so we’d understand if you want to opt for the under here.
However, we lean toward the moneyline as the Baylor offensive, and defensive lines are the better units, and the defense knows exactly where this passing attack is going.
The Bears also played tough on the road against fellow-top-25-ranked BYU before losing in overtime. They should have a bit of an easier time against the Cyclones here.
Baylor squeaks out a 17-16 win.
What Is a College Football Parlay?
A college football parlay follows many of the same premises as a standard parlay bet.
With a parlay, you’re wagering on multiple contests on one ticket. For a parlay to be successful, each contest—also known as legs—must settle as a win.
With this added risk comes better odds than if you were to simply wager each contest separately or add them together.
Certain states throughout the United States have some restrictions on college football betting.
What Type of Bets Can Be Included in a Parlay?
A few bets are off-limits when it comes to a parlay. An example of something that cannot be parlayed together is two futures bets, such as betting on the National Championship winner and also the Big Ten winner.
You can, however, include them in a parlay if you choose one and something from another category.
College Football Parlay Betting Tips
Over the last few years, many online sportsbooks have begun allowing Same Game Parlays. These are great because now you can create parlays within the same game with choices that are correlated with one another.
For example, say you think Alabama will cover the spread. You could arrive at that conclusion by thinking quarterback Bryce Young will go over his passing touchdowns prop line of 3.5.
So, you could parlay these both together.
For non-Same Game Parlays, it’s always best to odds shop, and generally speaking, the fewer “legs,” the better.
You should also never change up a single pick just for the sake of boosting the odds. Be sure to analyze each game by itself and see if a parlay works, but don’t force it.
How to Bet on College Football Parlays?
To create a parlay bet, you just need to create an account, make a deposit, and head over to the list of games and make selections. The betslip will populate with your picks, and this is where you’ll place your bet.
You can create college football parlays at any online sportsbook throughout the United States.
Here are some states with college football betting restrictions:
|Arizona||Cannot place prop bets on teams or players.|
|Connecticut||Can only bet on college teams based in the state if they participate in an intercollegiate tournament.|
|Illinois||Cannot wager on teams located in the state.|
|New Jersey||Cannot wager on teams or events happening in the state.|
|New York||Cannot bet on teams located in the state.|
|Oregon||Cannot bet on college sports whatsoever.|
|Tennessee||Cannot wager on in-game prop bets for players or teams.|
|Virginia||Cannot bet on teams located in the state.|
So, depending on your state, these restrictions may or may not apply to you when creating a college football parlay.
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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.