For those partaking in betting college football, we have quite a few more larger spreads on the board this week. Finding real value this Saturday takes a pick, shovel and a helmet with a lantern.
But some weeks, that how it is and being able to rise to the challenge against the college football odds at wagering outlets like A-rated Bovada, who is offering a 100% sign up cash bonus, is what you have to do to take some cash from their coffers.
Here are three parlay possibilities to consider for college football picks. (Hit 4-Teamer last week)
2-Team Parlay - Arkansas and Western Michigan
Arkansas has pushed Texas A&M to OT the last two years but lost both times as underdogs, covering the nine points in 2014 and earning a Push last year at +7. While the Aggies have looked sharp in wins over UCLA and Auburn, the Razorbacks not only have motivation but look more balanced on offense. Take the +6.5 with the Hogs who could win this one outright.
Western Michigan has already defeated two Big Ten teams on the road and if you watched, they did so in convincing fashion. The Broncos were at Georgia Southern last year and were embarrassed 43-17, giving up 413 yards rushing against the Eagles option offense. If you know anything about Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck, he is ultra competitive, look for the Broncos to cover the -7 and move to 10-1 ATS in September the last three years.
3-Team Parlay - Mississippi, Iowa and Southern Miss
Mississippi was 20 points ahead of both Florida State and Alabama and lost both games. The Rebels are going to want to take out their frustration on somebody and Georgia appears to be the right opponent. The Bulldogs beat FCS Nicholls by two points and needed last minute touchdown to come from behind against Missouri 28-27. The Ole Miss passing offense will be too much for Georgia, who loses by 11.
Speaking of frustrated, that has to be Iowa, losing at home to North Dakota State. Kirk Ferentz has been running tough practices all week for his Hawkeyes players to make them forget about the stunning loss and to get their focus back. Look for Iowa to cover the -13 at Rutgers, with an 8-0 ATS Big Ten mark as road favorites.
One other team that was caught by surprise was Southern Miss last week, being upset at home by Troy. Don't look for the Eagles to take UTEP lightly as they move to 17-5 ATS after gaining 475 or more total yard over their last three games.
4-Team Money Line Parlay
With this wager, you want to find reasonable money lines on teams that could be a little iffy to cover the spread as favorites. Here are my four selections.
Oregon- Florida State - Nebraska - Tennessee
If correct, a $100 bet currently should pay $224 and change, which is not a bad payout and reduces risk.