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College Football Week 13 Afternoon Parlay Picks

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College Football Week 13 Afternoon Parlay Picks
Emory Jones #5 of the Florida Gators. Photo by James Gilbert / Getty Images via AFP.

The final full week of the 2021 college football season is upon us. It should be a major playoff and Heisman Trophy elimination weekend – one that starts with a lot of good games on Black Friday. Here, though, we will stick to Saturday afternoon for our Week 13 parlay picks.

I generally stick to moneyline picks and try not to pick moneyline favorites higher than -300 because that’s just too easy and obviously lowers the parlay winnings. That said, I don’t see a ton of value out there on Saturday’s afternoon slate (we are limited with so many Friday games), so I’ll throw one spread pick into the mix.

Here’s a look at my top parlay picks for the Week 13 college football action (Odds via DraftKings; pick confidence is based on a 1-to-5 star scale).

Week 13 Parlay Picks

Florida State vs. Florida (-130) ★★★
Oregon State vs. Oregon -6.5 (-110) ★★★
Louisiana Tech (-180) vs. Rice ★★★★

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College Football Parlay Picks

Florida State vs. Florida (-130)

What a rough season it has been in the Sunshine State football-wise with these two, Miami, Central Florida, and South Florida. They’re all mediocre to bad and that just shouldn’t happen in a state with so much high-school talent.

Florida fired coach Dan Mullen following last Saturday’s overtime upset loss to Missouri. Mullen was offered the chance to coach this game but declined as he didn’t want to be a distraction. Maybe it’s not the worst thing that Mullen won’t be on the sideline and assistant Greg Knox will run the show as Mullen was 2-9 in his past 11 games versus Power 5 opponents.

The Gators should be plenty motivated here because they need a win – as does FSU – to be bowl eligible. Earlier this week, it was reported that usual UF starting quarterback Emory Jones was going to be unavailable. However, Jones practiced Wednesday and will be good to go. He probably will still split time in some form with the more mobile Anthony Richardson but that opens up more offensive options as Jones is the better passer.

Florida has won two straight in this series by a combined score of 81-31 and outgained FSU 1,003 yards to 543. This will not be that lopsided.

Confidence Meter: ★★★

Oregon State vs. Oregon -6.5 (-110)

Oregon could have clinched the Pac-12 North last week but was crushed by Utah, which ended the Ducks’ playoff hopes. However, they can get a rematch in the conference title game next week with a win Saturday.

Why do I like this spread? Because Oregon State could be hugely deflated. The Washington-Washington State Apple Cup is Friday. If the Cougars win that game, then the Beavers can’t reach the Pac-12 title game, even with an upset of Oregon. Should Wazzu lose, then Oregon State would be in with a win.

Oregon’s shaky play on the road has been a theme this year, other than the Sept. 11 win at Ohio State. At Autzen Stadium, the Ducks have been dominant for the most part. They have won 18 straight at home, the third-longest streak in the country behind Clemson (34) and Cincinnati (26). This year, Oregon is averaging 39 points at home (tops in the Pac-12) and allowing 20.

All four of Oregon State’s losses have come on the road. The Beavers upset Oregon last year but haven’t won back-to-back in the series since 2006-07. I wouldn’t like this line at Ducks -7 but I do at -6.5 for our college football parlay picks.

Confidence Meter: ★★★

Louisiana Tech (-180) vs. Rice

I simply think Louisiana Tech is a better team … and better than its 3-8 record. The Bulldogs could be 7-4 with a break or two in four close losses. Six of Tech’s 11 games have been decided by a single possession, the most since seven were in 2011. The Bulldogs have a very veteran defense and that unit has forced 15 fumbles and recovered 12.

Rice has been hit hard by quarterback injuries this season. In last week’s loss to UTEP, Jake Constantine went down on a third-down scramble and it’s not clear if he will play in this one. That could mean Nebraska transfer Luke McCaffrey, who only joined the program in June, will start. Not sure it matters for the Owls, who have dropped four straight and back-to-back by double digits. They also have lost six straight in this series.

ESPN’s SP+ predictive data has Louisiana Tech winning by 10 points. I’m not sure I buy that, so we’ll be safe on the moneyline.

Confidence Meter: ★★★★

Combined odds: +425

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College football parlay picks made 11/24/2021 at 8:41 p.m. ET