Top NCAA Football Week 14 Parlay Picks

Top NCAA Football Week 14 Parlay Picks

Written by on November 26, 2018

Can No. 16 Washington take down No. 17 Utah in their Pac-12  championship pairing on Friday night?

Can 14th-ranked Texas pull off the big upset over sixth-ranked and playoff-hopeful Oklahoma in their Big 12 championship matchup at ‘Jerry’s World’ on Saturday?

Last but most definitely not least, can fifth-ranked Georgia pull off, what would amount to a monumental upset when they host top-ranked Alabama in their humongous SEC Championship showdown on Saturday afternoon?

With the 2018 college football regular season set to close with this weekend’s slate of Week 14 contests, let’s find out why all three of these highly intriguing conference championship showdowns are in the spotlight in the NCAAF odds.

Top NCAA Football Week 14 Parlay Picks

No. 17 Utah (9-3) at No. 16 Washington (9-3)

  • When: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • TV: FOX
  • NCAA Football Week 14 Odds: Washington -4.5 / Total: OFF

The Utes have won three straight and clinched the Pac-12 South with a road win over Colorado in Week 12 and they backed that up by beating BYU 35-27 on Saturday while coming back from a 20-0 halftime deficit. Washington has also won three straight and they pulled off a huge upset by beating in-state rival and eighth-ranked Washington State 28-15 on Friday night to cash in as a 2.5-point road underdog as star running back Myles Gaskin rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries.

Prediction

While Utah has a slight scoring edge over Washington in this matchup, the Huskies have played a lot better on offense in recent weeks in scoring 28 against Washington State last weekend while putting 42 points on the board against Oregon State two weeks ago. Washington has actually scored 27 points or more in five of their last six games and they’ve been outstanding on defense as well in limiting three of their last five opponents to 15 points or less while not giving up more than 23 points in any game during the span.

The Huskies beat the Utes 21-7 in Utah in Week 3 to cash in as a 4-point favorite and they just look a lot more like the championship contender they were supposed to be than the team that lost to mediocre Oregon and Cal in a three-week stretch. Utah is 6-1 ATS in their last seven conference games and the underdog in this rivalry is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. Still, I’m feeling a touchdown win at the least coming for streaking Washington.

NCAA Football Week 14 Pick: Washington 31 Utah 20

No. 14 Texas (9-3) at No. 6 Oklahoma (11-1)

  • When: Saturday, December 1 at 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
  • TV: ABC
  • NCAA Football Week 14 Odds: Oklahoma -7.5 / Total: OFF

No. 14 Texas has won three straight and comes into this contest off a closer-than-expected 24-17 win over Kansas that saw the Jayhawks put 17 fourth quarter points on the board in a furious comeback attempt. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger passed for 154 yards with two TD tosses but he also threw a pair of costly picks that hurt the Longhorns.

Sixth-ranked Oklahoma has won six straight games since suffering their only loss of the season. The Sooners come in the Big 12 championship game off a wild, 59-56 shootout against No. 13 West Virginia on Saturday. Quarterback Kyler Murray passed for 364 yards with three touchdowns while rushing for another 114 yards and one score.

Prediction

Let me start by saying, Oklahoma’s top-ranked offense is nothing short of astounding! The Sooners average a mind-boggling 50.3 points per game and they can strike at any time from anywhere on the field. Having said that, let me also say that Oklahoma’s defense is absolutely atrocious. The Sooners have given up at least 40 points in four straight games and while giving up 46 points or more four times this season.

The Sooners also lost to the Longhorns 48-45 at home in Week 6 while failing to cover the chalk as a touchdown favorite that day. Now, the Sooners are touchdown home favorites again- and already – 55 percent of public bettors are counting on Texas to cover and I believe that’s the right call as well.

First, Texas has not lost a game this season by more than five points. In addition to that, the Horns topped the 40-point plateau three times this season against teams that focus almost exclusively on putting points on the board in their battles against Oklahoma, west Virginia and Texas Tech.

Texas has gone 6-0 ATS in their last six meetings against Oklahoma and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road dates against the Sooners. I’m going with Oklahoma for the SU win, but Texas to cover the chalk.

NCAA Football Week 14 Pick: Oklahoma 42 Texas 38

No. 1 Alabama (12-0) at No. 5 Georgia (11-1)

  • When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: CBS
  • NCAA Football Week 14 Odds: Alabama -13.5 / Total: OFF

I’m not gonna’ lie. Watching unbeaten Alabama basically stomp the life out of a very good Auburn team 52-21 on Saturday reminded me of a UFC mismatch where one guy basically toys with the other for a round before deciding, ‘Oh well, it’s time to finish this’ before putting his opponent into a an agonizing triangle armbar. After going into the half up 17-14, the Crimson Tide outscored the Tigers 35-7 in the second half as Tua Tagovailoa tossed five TD passes and rushed for another.

Georgia has won five straight and comes into this conference championship off a commanding 45-21 smackdown of in-state rival Georgia Tech on Saturday that saw Jake Fromm toss four TD passes.

Prediction

While there’s no way I’m picking Georgia for the outright win, I do believe it’s possible it could happen for Georgia, just not likely. However, when I comes to covering the chalk as a nearly two-touchdown underdog, I think the Bulldogs are a virtual lock – and right now, 60 percent of public bettors are backing the Dawgs.

When these two powerhouses last met in last season’s national championship, Georgia blew, not one, but two, 13-point leads and Alabama was lifted to victory when Nick Saban turned to then, backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who, in turn, tossed three TD passes including the game-winner in overtime. Still, that suggests another close affair is in order although some of last season’s pivotal players are gone for both teams.

While Alabama averages 49.0 points per game (2nd) and limits the opposition to just 13.8 points per game defensively (3rd), Georgia has been outstanding in averaging 40.1 points per game (13th) while limiting the opposition to just 17.2 points per game defensively (10th).

Georgia is playing at home, plus the underdog in this rivalry is a perfect 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings while the Bulldogs have gone 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings. Alabama wins, but Georgia covers the chalk – and there is a slim shot the Dawgs pull off the monumental shocker.

NCAA Football Week 14 Pick: Alabama 24 Georgia 23