NCAA Football Week 1 Parlay Picks

NCAA Football Week 1 Parlay Picks

Written by on August 30, 2018

If you’re looking to string some wagers together as part of a value-packed parlay that could potentially increase your winnings exponentially on the first week of college football action, then look no further collegiate gridiron gaming faithful!I’ve got a trio of NCAA Football Week 1 betting picks that fits the bill perfectly just for you.

NCAA Football Week 1 Parlay Picks

Texas at Maryland

When:September 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET Where: FedExField NCAA Football Week 1 Odds: Texas -13.5 / Total: 54Maryland is coming off a dismal 4-8 campaign in 2017 and they’ve got some very serious drama surrounding suspended head coach D.J. Durkin, which is why I’m going to advise you to back Texas to cover the chalk as a double-digit road favorite in this regular season opener.The Terps return all five starters on their offensive line, but they also have question marks on both sides of the ball. Yes, Maryland has a handful of talented players like defensive end Jesse Aniebonam and linebacker in Jermaine Carter Jr., but Texas is heading into Year 2 of the Tom Herman era and I believe they’re going to  improve on their 7-6 mark from a year ago.The Longhorns were pathetic at rushing the ball last season as they finished 110th nationally, but I think dual-threat sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger could turn out to be an absolute revelation this season after Herman switched quarterbacks like a woman changes shoes last season.Maryland smacked Texas senseless last season and I believe the Longhorns are out for revenge against what is surely a depressed Maryland squad. Texas is 5-1 ATS in their last six road games while Maryland has gone 2-6 ATS and 1-7 SU in their last eight games overall.Texas wins going away everyone!

Latest NCAA Football Week 1 Betting Trends

 
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games on the road
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games on the road
  • Maryland is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Maryland is 1-7 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Maryland’s last 9 games
 NCAA Football Week 1 Parlay Pick: Texas 31 Maryland 14

Washington State at Wyoming

Are the Cougars a safe betting pick for Week 1?When: September 1, 2018 at 3:30 PM ET Where: War Memorial Stadium-WY NCAA Football Week 1 Odds: Washington State -1 / Total: 45Washington State went 9-4 a year ago while Wyoming recorded a respectable 8-4 mark in 2017. the Cougars lost record-setting quarterback Luke Falk to the NFL Draft, but Wyoming also saw their starter, Josh Allen leave for the NFL. Having said all of this, Washington State is the easy pick for me in this contest for several reasons. First and foremost, the Cougars have more overall talent and play better competition in the Pac-12 that Wyoming does in the Mountain West.Washington State also has one of the best offensive minds in all of college football in head coach Mike Leach and they’ve got some new blood this season with a new offensive line coach and defensive coordinator.Wyoming needs to identify its starting quarterback and the Cowboys have some big question marks at cornerback. Although they do have a pair of all-Mountain West performers in senior end Carl Granderson and junior tackle Youhanna Ghaifan.In the end though, this game will be decided by overall talent and that edge goes to Washington State in a big way. The Cougars have a really nice line as a 1-point road favorite and this is a game they know they should win and will – as they look to nab as many victories before Pac-12 play begins.I know Wyoming is 5-1 ATS in its last six home games and that Washington State is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight road games, but with this spread being a virtual Pick ‘Em, I like the Cougars to cover – by getting the outright road win.

Latest NCAA Football Week 1 Betting Trends

 
  • Washington State is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games on the road
  • Washington State is 17-7 SU in the last 24 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Washington State’s last 5 games
  • Wyoming is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 games
  • Wyoming is 8-3 SU in the last 11 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Wyoming’s last 8 games
 NCAA Football Week 1 Parlay Pick: Washington State 31 Wyoming 2

UNLV at USC

When: September 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM ET Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum NCAA Football Week 1 Odds: USC -26.5 / Total: 63.5UNLV went an uninspiring 5-7 last season while USC went 11-3. Nevertheless, the Runnin’ rebels are my pick to cover the chalk as nearly four-touchdown road dogs when they visit Los Angeles for their Week 1 regular season opener.USC needs to replace star quarterback Sam Darnold and that could be easier said than done, particularly seeing as how head coach Clay Helton is going with a true freshman in J.T. Daniels, just the  second true freshman to start at quarterback for USC since Matt Barkley did so in 2009.I know UNLV has had just two winning seasons since 1995, but the Runnin’ Rebels have a talented quarterback in Armani Rogers who won Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors last season despite missing two games with a concussion. As a matter of fact, Rogers is so gifted that he was one of only five players in the nation to average at least 140 yards passing and 75 yards rushing per game last season, along with  2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, USF’s Quinton Flowers, Nick Fitzgerald of Mississippi State and Arizona’s Khalil Tate.The Rebels also have an excellent rushing attack that finished 18th in the nation in 2017 and should once again be very good thanks mostly to the return of underrated senior Lexington Thomas who rushed for 1,336 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.While I’m certainly not picking UNLV for the upset win, I also don’t think they’re going to come close to losing this game by the whopping 26.5 points they’re getting.UNLV is a near-perfect 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games while USC has gone 1-5 ATS in their last six home dates. The Runnin’ Rebels cover the chalk with room to spare!

Latest NCAA Football Week 1 Betting Trends

 
  • UNLV is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games on the road
  • UNLV is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of UNLV’s last 9 games
  • USC is 3-9 ATS in the last 12 games
  • USC the 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total wentOVER in 6 of Southern California’s last 9 games at home
 NCAA Football Week 1 Parlay Pick: USC 35 UNLV 24