Top College Football Week 3 Parlay Picks

Top College Football Week 3 Parlay Picks

Written by on September 13, 2016

If you feel like you have some insights about a pair of games for this college football betting weekend, combine those picks into a parlay to increase your overall payouts. After the upsets that roiled the sport in Week 1 and Week 2, having the right insights can really pay off. Take a look at our top parlay picks for Week 3 in college football. The home teams are in all caps.

Top College Football Week 3 Parlay Picks

Alabama (-9.5) over OLE MISS / Ohio State (-2.5) over OKLAHOMA

Yes, Ole Miss knocked off cupcake Wofford last week, but the score was only 38-13 — less of a whipping than we would expect from an SEC contender looking to get the College Football Playoff committee back in its corner after they allowed that giant Week 1 comeback to Florida State. The problem with Ole Miss is that they can’t run the ball. They have a terrific quarterback in Chad Kelly, and it was his arm that led the team to a 28-6 lead over Florida State. However, once the Seminoles decided to go all out on the pass rush and coverage and forced Kelly to hurry his throws, he threw three picks, and when the team tried to turn to the run to start burning some clock, it just didn’t work, as the team only picked up 67 yards on 25 carries, and the Seminoles ended up holding the ball for over 42 of the 60 minutes on the game clock. So the Seminoles won the second half, 32-6, and the game, 45-34. Alabama has an even quicker defense than Florida State, as we saw in their demolition of USC in Week 1. So Kelly will run for his life once again, and some of his hurried throws will end up in the hands of the Crimson Tide. This is a recipe for a blowout — especially since Alabama’s lone loss in 2015 came in unlikely fashion at the hands of the Rebels, and Alabama will come in more than primed to get revenge for that setback. Oklahoma dealt Louisiana-Monroe a 59-17 whipping in Week 2, but Ohio State will present the sort of test that Houston presented in Week 1, when the Sooners fell, 33-23. The Sooners were ranked #3 then, but they fell all the way out of the top 10 and now sit at #14 with Ohio State coming to town. The Sooners could only average 2.7 yards per rushing attempt against Houston, and Ohio State might have even better linebackers when it comes to pursuit. Oklahoma fumbled twice, giving the Cougars some more opportunities, and they only completed 57.5% of their passes. Add that to a special teams debacle in the form of a 109-yard kickoff return by the Cougars, and you have a Sooner team that remains flawed. They might be good enough to win the Big 12 this year, but they’re not good enough to beat Ohio State, or even to cover that line.