This time of year is always a good time to be a fan of college football, as we have games going just about every day of the week. Yes, it is bowl season, and while many of the teams that you will see playing, especially in the earlier bowl games, are not that well known to you, it is still an opportunity to watch football and make some wagers. There is a lot of ground to cover this week, so let’s get the ball rolling with out parlay picks for the opening round of bowl games so you can continue betting against their NCAAF odds.
College Football Parlay Picks for the Bowl Games | Dec. 23rd Edition
Bowl Games SU Parlay – Buffalo, Georgia State, Coastal Carolina
It would be easy to look at the Camelia Bowl and automatically pick Marshall to win. After all, they have won 6-straight against Buffalo, but this Bulls team scores a lot, averaging just shy of 48 PPG. The Bulls have also won 8 of the last 9 games they started as a favorite, which they are here.
The LendingTree Bowl is set for Saturday, with Western Kentucky in there despite going 4-6 on the season. They have failed to win in their last 6 games as the underdog, while Georgia State has won 6 of their last 7 when starting as the favorite.
Not many teams get a shot at an unbeaten season, but that is what the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, who are 11-0 right now, will be looking at when they face the 9-1 Liberty Flames. This should be a fun game, but I am on the Chanticleers to win.
Bowl Games ATS Parlay – BYU (-7), Georgia Southern (-6 ½), Houston (-13)
Neither BYU nor UCF have been entirely convincing against the spread this season, but I am still leaning towards the Cougars covering against the Knights. BYU went an impressive 10-1 SU this season and will look to close things out in style.
The Georgia Southern Eagles had a decent enough season, finishing 2 games above .500, and they will look to improve on that against a Louisiana Tech team that has covered just once in their last 6 games. I like the Eagles to win and cover.
The Houston Cougars and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are set to square off this week, with Hawaii managing to cover just twice in their last 7 games. The trend to pay attention to here is the Cougars covering the spread in 7 of their last 10 Thursday games.
Bowl Games O/U Parlay – Memphis (O49 ½), South Carolina (O48), Louisiana (O57 ½)
While all the initial signs would seem to point to the under in the Cramton Bowl between Memphis and FAU, there are some that point squarely at the OVER. Most notably, 20 of the last 27 games that the Tigers have played against teams with a winning record have gone OVER.
In what has been a strange season, we should probably not be surprised to see a 2-win South Carolina team in a bowl game against UAB. They are in as the underdog here, which is key, as 6 of their last 9 games when carrying that label have gone OVER.
I’ll be the first to admit that I am taking a bit of a chance with the final pick in this parlay. Both Louisiana and UTSA have been trending towards the under of late, but I think we get an open offensive game here and the OVER.