College Football Bowls Third Round Parlay Picks

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,December 27, 2016 10:41, EST in

With the seemingly endless slate of college football bowl games moving right along, it’s time for some parlay picks on this week’s upcoming action.

Thanks to three trio of expert parlay picks that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in, not once or twice, but three times! Now, let’s get started.

Here’s A Closer Look At The College Football Bowls Third Round Parlay Picks

 

 

2016 TaxSlayer Bowl

Who: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-4) at Kentucky Wildcats (7-5)
When: Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11:00 AM ET
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
TV: ESPN
NCAAF Odds: Georgia Tech -5 / Total: 62

Analysis: Georgia Tech (8-4 SU, 6-5 ATS) won their final three games of the season including their hard-fought 28-27 win over Georgia in their regular season finale.  The Yellow Jackets have put up 28.7 points per game to rank 69th in scoring nationally as quarterback Justin Thomas has passed for 1,454 yards with eight touchdowns and just two interceptions. The Yellow Jackets allow 25.0 points per game to rank 47th nationally in points allowed.

Kentucky (7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS) won their final two games and come into this game off a thrilling 41-38 win over Louisville and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson in the irregular season finale. The Wildcats average 31.0 points per game to rank 53rd nationally in scoring as quarterback Stephen Johnson has passed for 1,862 yards with 12 touchdowns and six picks. Defensively, Kentucky gave up a generous 31.1 points per game to rank an uninspiring 87th in points allowed nationally.

While 57 percent of the betting public likes Kentucky to cover the spread, I disagree seeing as how Georgia Tech is playing its best football of the season coming into this matchup. Kentucky has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an SU win and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games, but the Wildcats are also just 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games.

Georgia Tech is 2-6 ATS in their last eight bowl games, but the Yellow Jackets are also 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record. I’m going with Georgia Tech’s stupendous rushing attack to get the ob done against a Kentucky team that has its issues and simply isn’t as good on both sides of the ball as the Yellow Jackets.

Pick: Georgia Tech 31 Kentucky 24

2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl

Who: North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4) at Stanford Cardinal (9-3)
When: Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET
Where: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
TV: CBS
NCAAF Odds: Stanford -3 / Total: 54

Analysis: North Carolina (8-4 SU, 7-5 ATS) lost two of their final three games and come into this contest off a heartbreaking 28-21 loss to in-state rival NC State in their regular season finale. Offensively, the Tar Heels are putting up a healthy 33.0 points per game to rank 40th in scoring nationally as gifted quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed an incendiary 68.9 percent of his passes for 3,468 yards with 28 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

Defensively, North Carolina gave up 24.9 points per game to rank 46th nationally in points allowed. Andre Smith has led the North Carolina defense with 110 tackles and one sack. Stanford (9-3 SU, 7-6 ATS) has won five straight games and pounded Rice 41-17 in their regular season finale. The Cardinal are averaging 26.4 points per game to rank a mediocre 82nd nationally in scoring as quarterback Keller Chryst has completed just 56.9 percent of his passes for 837 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions.

Stanford’s defense has been rock-solid in limiting the opposition to just 20.1 points per game to rank a stellar 17th in points allowed nationally. I’m going to urge you to go with the 55 percent of public bettors that like Stanford to get the win and ATS cover, even though superstar running back Christian McCaffery has decided to sit this contest out.

Stanford has an elite defense and North Carolina has an inconsistent offense that I believe Stanford will be able to control in this matchup. The Cardinal are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games in the month of December and 6-1 ATS in their last seven bowl games. Conversely, North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, but the Tar Heels are also 0-5 ATS in their last five neutral site games.

Stanford will control the clock and limit talented Tar Heels signal-caller Mitch Trubisky en route to the narrow SU win and ATS cover!

Pick: Stanford 28 North Carolina 24

 

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2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Who: LSU Tigers (7-4) at Louisville Cardinals (9-3)
When: Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11:00 AM ET
Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
TV: ABC
NCAAF Odds: LSU -3 / Total: 59.5

Analysis: Maybe it’s me, but I’m more fired up for this contest than almost any other bowl game matchup. The Louisville Cardinals are (9-3 SU, 6-6 ATS) have lost two straight games and come into this bowl game showdown off a humbling 41-38 loss against lowly Kentucky in their regular season finale.

The Louisville offense is averaging 45.3 points per game to rank first in scoring nationally as Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 3,390 yards with 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions while also rushing for a team-high 1,538 yards and 21 touchdowns in a campaign for the ages. The Louisville defense is giving up 23.3 points per game to rank a respectable 34th in points allowed.

The LSU Tigers (7-4 SU, 5-6 ATS) alternated SU wins and losses over their final five games, but come into this contest off a convincing 54-39 rout of Texas A&M in their regular season finale. The LSU offense is averaging 28.2 points per game to rank 67th in scoring nationally as quarterback Danny Etling has completed 60.0 percent of his passes for 1,906 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

Defensively, LSU has been phenomenal in limiting the opposition to just 16.4 points per game to rank a stellar sixth in points allowed. I’m going to advise you to go with the 62 percent of public bettors that like Louisville to cover the college football betting line, mostly because of the jaw-dropping play of Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson. LSU is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five bowl games. Conversely, Louisville is 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral site games and 15-4 SU in their last 19 games overall.

LSU has boatloads of talent and plays in the toughest conference there is, but Louisville has an unstoppable player in Lamar Jackson and the Tigers often struggle to score the ball.  I like the Cardinals to cover behind a fantastic effort from Lamar Jackson.

Pick: Louisville 31 LSU 27