College Football Week 1 Parlay Picks - Football Lines

College Football Week 1 Parlay Picks

We got a sampling of the college football season with a limited Week 0 schedule. That changes with a full slate of Week 1 games on tap starting on Thursday and extending through the Clemson/Duke ACC matchup on Labor Day. And with more games there is a helluva lot more wagering options. So if you have some spare cash lying around and want to increase the entertainment value of your football weekend, Bitcoin Betting on college football parlays is a fun method.

It’s hard enough hitting a single wager so think about the odds when making multiple bets on the same ticket. Betting a 12-team parlay in Week 1 probably isn’t the wisest decision with so many unknowns, but it is an option at most sportsbooks. And you can have different types of bets on the same ticket, but they all must win in order to pay out. A straight moneyline bet is one option, but you can also bet the spread and total of a game. Most shops also take player prop bets as well as margin of victory.

College Football Betting Lines

Let’s look at some games on the Week 1 college football schedule to get some insight as to which teams have a chance of making a winning parlay card so we can beat the house.

All the Tigers have done the last 12 seasons under Dabo Swinney is win football games. In that time frame they boast a 142-24 overall record for an astonishing .855 winning percentage. When there are problems Swinney wastes no time addressing them. Following a 31-14 Orange Bowl loss to Tennessee, offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter was fired and replaced by TCU’s Garrett Riley to improve the offense.

Week 1 College Football Parlay Card Wagers

Florida +6.5

Stanford/Hawai’i UNDER 59.5

San Jose State +16.5

I’m going to ease into the season with a straightforward three-team parlay in Week 1. The negative with a multi-bet parlay is that the odds of the house winning increase with every wager. But the positives are worth it. A much higher payout is there if you connect, and there are always college football games that oddsmakers don’t give their full attention to since the marquee programs generate the biggest handle. That takes more research on your part, but it’s definitely worth it with this three-team parlay paying out $635 on a $100 wager.

I’m backing the Florida Gators for a few reasons in their opener at Utah. I’m sure Billy Napier never felt the intense pressure to win during his time in Lafayette, Louisiana that he’s feeling now. Many pundits have him on the hot seat after just one year with the Florida program, so winning is paramount. Napier is a good coach, the Gators landed a strong recruiting class and hit the portal hard to change their fortunes. And they also beat Utah in last season’s opener by running for more than 500 yards.

They don’t have the nimble Anthony Richardson behind center, but the Gators could have a stronger passing game with transfer Graham Mertz taking over. A solid aerial attack with a punishing ground game makes the Gators a tough out. And with Utah still uncertain about their quarterback spot with Cameron Rising’s recovery from offseason knee surgery, I’ll back the visitors and the points.

Both Stanford (112th) and Hawai’i (123rd) struggled mightily preventing teams from scoring last year finishing in the bottom third of the national rankings. I guess that’s why the total is pushing 60 for their Week 1 matchup. However, both teams also had problems producing points and it’s much easier to play defense early in the year than it is to play offense. Stanford is a far cry from previous years under David Shaw with new coach Troy Taylor having little to work with as far as returnees.

Last week’s final result against highly-ranked USC was a bit overblown. San Jose State trailed just 21-14 at intermission and moved the ball easily against the Trojans. However, they couldn’t stop Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams and ended up falling 56-28. The Spartans stayed within the 31.5-point spread and probably feel much better about this week’s matchup against another Pac-12 opponent Oregon State. We don’t often see a Power 5 program visit a G5 school so I expect the Spartans will be pumped. And having a game under their belt is a plus against a team making its season debut.

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