CFB Bowl Games Parlay Picks for Saturday, December 23 - NCAA Lines

CFB Bowl Games Parlay Picks for Saturday, December 23

Winning a college football parlay isn’t easy and it becomes even more difficult during bowl season, when matchups we’ve rarely seen take place and teams oftentimes are dealing with outside influences. A number of players have already announced their entry into the transfer portal and others have decided against playing due to the risk of injury that could impact their ability to make a living at the next level. Playing in a bowl game used to mean something now for some it’s an inconvenience. The movement of players and coaches will have an impact on the lines and totals so it’s a good idea to take a wait and see approach when sports betting with bitcoin. And no team is immune from the fallout.

I came close to hitting another three-team wager last week but my heater ended when the New Orleans Bowl matchup between Jacksonville State and Louisiana went OVER the total of 60. With that being the first game played of the three on my ticket, there was little excitement around the household for the remainder of the day. My two other picks did hit, though, with Fresno State beating New Mexico State outright as a 3.5-point dog and Texas Tech covering the 2.5-point line in its 34-14 win over Cal. I’ll ride the momentum of those two winning picks as I look for a third college football parlay winner in four weeks. The slate of bowl games for Saturday, Dec. 23 includes seven matchups, two of which saw the spread jump the fence from the opening line and two others with a double digit favorite.

College Football Betting Lines

Saturday, December 23 College Football Bowl Game Parlay Wagers

Utah Utes -6.5

Troy Trojans -7.5

Georgia State / Utah State OVER 59.5

$100 bet to win $637

The only game on the Saturday schedule featuring two Power 5 programs takes place in the Nevada desert when the Pac-12’s Utah Utes face the Northwestern Wildcats from the Big Ten in the Las Vegas Bowl. After all the Cats went through before the season I didn’t think they’d win a game. They proved me and a lot of people around the country wrong winning their last three games to finish 7-5. They were also a solid bet with payouts in each of their last six games. They did play in a weak West Division and got solid play from an underrated defense. However, they lack offensive punch and will most likely struggle to move the football and score against Utah.

The Utes lost all four games to teams ahead of them in the Pac-12 standings, so they took care of business against teams they were expected to beat. There were problems on offense when Cameron Rising was done with the passing game non-existent. They can run the football behind a massive offensive line that will eventually take over this game leading to a Utes cover.

Duke didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard during the season and that was with Riley Leonard calling the shots. Now Leonard is off the Notre Dame via the portal and coach Mike Elko sold his soul to Texas AM. The Blue Devils also lost a number of other players to the portal. If Troy can get anything going offensively they will win and cover. Duke hasn’t won a game when yielding 21 points, so there’s a benchmark. A stingy defense will help shut down the Devils’ attack and more consistency on both sides of the football will help the Trojans cover the 7.5-point line.

Things don’t always go according to plan, but there’s a good chance the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl matchup between Georgia State and Utah State gets plenty of points. There’s always the weather factor to consider with Boise getting awfully cold and snowy around this time of year, but successfully running the football will help these teams overcome the obstacles. Both clubs like offense with defense an afterthought. The Aggies were 120th and Georgia State 105th in scoring defense, so yeah, betting the OVER makes a lot of sense.

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