Tuesday's Bowl Picks: Sharp Round Robin Parlay Bowl Selections

Ross Benjamin

Monday, December 28, 2015 8:10 PM GMT

Our college football analyst shares his three team round robin parlay for Tuesday’s bowl games. Go inside to find out what those college football picks are, and also why he opted for them.

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Three-Team Round Robin Parlay
The upcoming paragraphs detail three of my best college football picks for bowl games to be played on Tuesday 12/29. I’m going to take these three selections and play them in a trio of two-team parlays, otherwise known as a round robin. Quite simply, if you win on two of the three picks, then you walk away with a small profit. The best case scenario of course is winning all three, in which instance, you’ve then hit the jackpot. I never play parlays in any other way, and always refrain from adding a three-teamer to the mix.

 

Air Force vs. California 2:00 PM ET
Air Force enters this bowl contest having won five of their last seven games, and has covered on six of those occasions. Air Force possesses one of the best rushing attacks in the country. They’re averaging 322 rushing yards per game, and average an outstanding 5.5 yards per attempt. The Falcons run a triple option attack, and are extremely precise in their execution. Opponents have a difficult time simulating that style of offense in practice when preparing to take on Air Force.

California was off to stellar 5-0 start in 2015, and then went on to go 2-5 in their final seven regular season games. One of their glaring weaknesses during that final stretch was its inability to stop the run. The Bears defense allowed an average of 250.6 rushing yards per game during their final seven contests.

Although California clearly played a stronger schedule, we can’t discount the fact that Air Force faced seven bowl teams during its regular season slate. The best way to defend California’s potent offense in this game is to control time of possession. Air Force certainly has the tools to do so in that regard. I like the underdog in this Armed Forces Bowl matchup for one of my college football picks.

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College Football Pick: Air Force +7
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

 

North Carolina vs. Baylor 5:30 PM ET
There’s no quarterback controversy at Baylor. However, keeping one of their signal callers healthy enough to play is another story. Sophomore quarterback Chris Johnson is expected to start for the third straight game, and he’s gone 0-2 in his first two. Baylor dropped those final two contests by scores of 28-21 in overtime at TCU, and then were upset 23-17 by Texas as a 21.0 point home favorite during its regular season finale.

North Carolina has enjoyed a magnificent 11-2 season in 2015. After being upset in their season opener against South Carolina, the Tar Heels reeled of 11 wins in a row, and then fell 45-37 to #1 Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. North Carolina’s quarterback situation is an extremely stable one. Senior Marquise Williams has thrown for 2825 yards and also ran for another 867. Williams has thrown 21 touchdown passes and also run for 11 scores.

Give me the small favorite in this Russell Athletic Bowl matchup. Current college football odds provides me with a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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College Football Pick: North Carolina -3
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

 

Texas Tech vs. LSU 9:00 PM ET
Texas Tech has gone 9-3 over the total this season, and their games have averaged a combined 89.2 points scored per contest. The Red Raiders offense has been prolific, averaging 46.6 points and 596.1 yards per game. However, their defense is one of the worst in the country. They’re allowing an average of 42.6 points and 543.0 yards per game.

LSU isn’t anywhere near a dynamic of offense as their upcoming bowl opponent, but they’re still formidable. They’ll also be afforded more offensive possessions than it’s accustomed to, considering Texas Tech opponents run an average of 81 offensive plays per game, and the Tigers have averaged just 66 per contest this season. I’m also looking for star running back Leonard Fournette to have a huge night against a defense (Texas Tech) which allows an average of 275 yards rushing per game. This isn’t a dominating LSU defense that we’ve been used to seeing in recent years. As a matter of fact, they’ve given up 428 yards or more in four of their last five games.

The total is this high for a reason. Despite that mammoth number, I like this game still surpass the mark.

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College Football Pick: Over 73.5 
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle