Due to some laptop issues on my part (thanks Apple), we unfortunately have missed out on the last two weeks of college football but have no fear because we are back and here to make sure you make up for all the lost money opportunities since then. With Tua Tagovailoa out for the year, one of the surest bets in college football is gone but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other great places to secure your winnings. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of your best bets this weekend in college football.
While parlays are always the riskiest bets you can place compared to spreads, we’ll break down the safest parlay you can place, another will make you some money but carries some risk, and the riskiest but most fruitful one you can place. For this article, we will take a look at 3-team parlays based on each team’s money line with each one based on its level of risk. For the NCAAF Week 13 parlay bets, LAFB Network is bringing you the best three-team money lines to place your bets on. The best money lines come from the best website to place your bets and that is Mybookie.ag so be sure to check out their website for convenient online gambling both in and out sports!
3-team parlay: Michigan (-380) vs. IND, USC (-550) vs. UCLA, Oregon (-600) vs. ASU
As per usual given our past few articles, when we say safe, we mean absolutely safe. The Wolverines have had their struggles this season but there is little to no reason to believe they are on upset alert against the Hoosiers. This line is surprisingly small for a top-15 team going against an unranked one but I think that is mostly because Indiana is at home. While Jim Harbaugh is constantly facing criticism given his contract, Michigan’s only two losses this year have come against teams in the top 15 and other than that, they’ve thoroughly handled every unranked opponent since their close call against Army. Expect at least a double-digit win against Indiana this week.
Rivalry games are always risky to bet on given the extra hostility in the atmosphere and motivation each team has but when it comes to Chip Kelly’s UCLA squad, USC is a very safe bet. UCLA has two impressive wins this season, one in that amazing shootout against Washington State earlier this season and the other against Arizona State but they also have proven themselves extremely inconsistent by losing to teams like Oregon State, Arizona, San Diego State, and Cincinnati. Meanwhile, USC has proven they can still perform despite the absence of JT Daniels by beating everyone they should have but losing to every team that is probably better than them. I’ll let you guess which category the Bruins fall under.
Oregon has managed to keep their season afloat after a Week 1 loss against Auburn and rightfully so. Granted they still have the Civil War battle against Oregon State to cap off their season but given how the Beavers’ season has gone, this feels like the last true test of their season. With Justin Herbert still healthy and playing better than ever, expect the Ducks to pull out the win against the Sun Devils this week.
3-team parlay: Michigan (-380) vs. IND, USC (-550) vs. UCLA, Baylor (-220) vs. Texas
Baylor has been one of the hardest teams to predict this season given their high ranking paired with their seemingly constantly close games. They weren’t able to pull out the win after blowing a 28-3 lead against Oklahoma so it is understandable why this line against a struggling Texas team is so close. All season the Longhorns have tended to play up to their competition particularly against ranked opponents. After beating #16 Kansas State, their other two games against ranked teams include one-score losses to Oklahoma and LSU. While I’m confident Baylor will still win this, considering their last three games being decided by one score including two against unranked teams, this game is still a perfect place for the riskier parlay.
3-team parlay: Michigan (-380) vs. IND, Baylor (-220) vs. Texas, SMU (+145) vs. Navy
It seemed like the playoff committee is just looking for an excuse to drop SMU out of the top 25, especially after losing to Memphis and barely beating Eastern Carolina. Much like Baylor, SMU has enjoyed a lot of success this season but there have been too many close games to really inspire confidence in the squad. They have won only one of their road games by double digits and Navy is undefeated at home. However, the Midshipmen rely heavily on the run and the SMU defense thrives against the run. The Mustangs struggle against the pass and Navy averages less than 100 passing yards a game so it is more than reasonable to expect SMU pulls off the upset on the road.