You may want to have a bucket of water ready before you read this article because our college football parlay picks are red hot. We have nailed at least one parlay for three consecutive weeks, and we are rolling in the dough after nailing underdog parlays for each of the last two weeks. All three of the sides we gave out last week won, and we even got a little lucky with the SMU game being moved to Wednesday. That resulted in their leg being voided out prior to their blowout loss at the hands of UCF last night.
As for the other three picks, they were all easy winners. Wake Forest went into Tallahassee and beat Florida State outright as a seven-point underdog, and both Texas and North Texas easily covered the number in their games.
Underdog Moneyline Parlay of the Week
Colorado State ML +142 and Arkansas State ML +330
$100 to Win $940.60
If you’ve been following Colorado State at all this season, you might be wondering what on Earth I’m thinking by putting them in a parlay to win outright. The Rams have been outscored by an average of 30 PPG in their 0-4 start, and they were annihilated by an FCS team the last time we saw them play. It’s been a rocky start for new head coach Jay Norvell, but there’s good reason to believe he’ll pick up his first win this week.
Norvell was the head coach of Colorado State’s opponent this week (Nevada) from 2017 to 2021. He had a lot of success with the Wolfpack in Reno, but he stripped the cupboard bare when he left the program. Nevada returned just two starters on offense and four starters on defense coming into this season, and he brought many of his best players with him to Fort Collins.
Five starters on Colorado State’s offense played at Nevada last year. While the Rams probably won’t have talented, young quarterback Clay Millen this week, they do have one of the most talented receivers in the conference in Tory Horton. Meanwhile, although Nevada got off to a 2-0 start, the Wolfpack might not win another game. They beat FBS minnows New Mexico State and Texas State, but they have since been smashed by their last three opponents including FCS Incarnate Word. It’s going to take some time for this program to dig itself out from under the mess Norvell left behind.
It might seem crazy to bet against James Madison given the Dukes are 4-0 this season. However, this is the time of the year when they are likely to struggle as they just don’t have a lot of depth after their transition to FBS. Opponents now have a considerable amount of tape on this team, and Arkansas State is a team that can find your weaknesses. They have scored at least 26 points on every opponent they have faced except Ohio State, and James Blackman is a very experienced signal caller. That could spell upset in Jonesboro on Saturday night.
Sunflower State Parlay of the Week
Kansas +6.5 vs. TCU and Kansas State -2.5 at Iowa State
$100 to Win $256.92
Lance Leipold isn’t long for Lawrence, as the Kansas Jayhawks are out to a 5-0 start. For the first time ever, College Gameday will be on campus this week, and other programs are falling all over themselves in an attempt to bring Leipold to their school. Kansas is doing some innovative things on offense to confuse its opponents, and the Jayhawks proved they can grit out tough wins last week with their victory over Iowa State. They are close to a touchdown underdog by the CFB betting odds, but TCU is due for a letdown after consecutive wins over SMU and Oklahoma.
Kansas State might end up being the best program in the Big 12. The Wildcats aren’t going to blow a lot of teams out given their style of play, but they have already knocked off Oklahoma on the road and Texas Tech at home to start conference play. Iowa State seems likely to slide back into mediocrity with most of its best players from the Matt Campbell era gone, so it could be a tough year in Ames.