College football’s conference championship week is here. This season just flew by, and it’s almost bittersweet that this will be the final full week of regular season college football. We will of course have plenty of bowl game coverage, though, so the journey isn’t quite over yet.

In this writeup, I will highlight a few of my favorite parlays that I feel we can take advantage of and end the regular season with a healthier bankroll.

 

 

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. NIU Huskies

(Kent State -3.5, O/U 74.5, DraftKings Sportsbook)

DraftKings is offering same-game parlays on every single game this weekend, which offers us some truly intriguing spots to target. MACtion football tends to be played at a frenetic pace with lots of scoring. It’s exactly the type of game I love to target for a same-game parlay. I am going to be targeting the Kent State moneyline here as they simply have more weapons in the war chest than the Huskies do. The Golden Flashes are 6-0 overall in games when they score more than 33.5 points. I’m clearly expecting them to hit that total and beyond.

The last time these two teams met, they hit a total of 99 points, and with both teams being subpar, they will have every opportunity to shoot out again. Kent State games have gone over 74.5 total points in five of their 12 chances this year. Dustin Crum and the boys win the MAC title this weekend, but I’m fully expecting Rocky Lombardi to go toe to toe with him.

Best Bet: Kent State ML and OVER 74.5 Total — Combined +210

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Utah State Aggies vs. San Diego State Aztecs
USC Trojans vs. Cal Golden Bears

(SDSU -6, O/U 50; Cal -4.5, O/U 57.5, DraftKings Sportsbook)

Utah State and their opponents have combined to score more than 50 points in eight of their 12 games. The combined PPG of these two teams is 59.9, which makes this total of 50 feel a little too low. Utah State’s defense is giving up over 26 PPG, while SDSU’s defense has been holding teams under 20. This may scare you a bit, but Utah State’s defense has been paper thin in conference play and the Aztecs offense has been rolling the past few weeks. Lead rusher Greg Bell is a major matchup problem and should be able to take advantage as the Aggies defense is giving up just under 170 yards per game on the ground. The Aztecs defense isn’t as stout as it appears on paper either. They’ve struggled against deep threat WRs like Deven Thompkins (138 targets, over 1,500 yards) and Utah State has enough firepower to push this total over 50.

The USC/Cal matchup is a late night makeup game from a few weeks back when it had to be postponed due to COVID-19. I’m attacking the total in this game as well and feel extremely confident that it goes well over 60. USC and their opponents have combined to score more than 57.5 points in seven of their 10 games. Cal has been involved in back-to-back blowout games, both of which went over 50 points. Neither team is bowl eligible so this game serves as a fantastic opportunity to turn their offenses loose and end the year on a high note.

Best Bet: Utah State-SDSU OVER 50 and USC-Cal OVER 57.5 — Combined +264