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College Football: Week 11 Picks and Parlays

We all know that college football is a tricky sport to bet on. There are a lot of games played every week and there are matchups at times that have a ranked team playing against a team that doesn’t have a win on the season. You can see spreads of 50+ points at times. I want to take a look at three games, just betting on the money line, that I think could hit, and what the parlay would payout if the three outcomes actually come true. Let’s get into things.

North Carolina Tar Heels (+190) vs Pittsburgh Panthers

If you take a look at the preview of the North Carolina vs Pittsburgh game here, you will see that since the start our experts have believed that North Carolina is going to win against Pittsburgh this week. The North Carolina Tar Heels are coming off a huge victory against the 9th ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons last week. The Tar Heels haven’t won consecutive games since weeks two and three, but I think that’s going to change this week as they travel to Pittsburg to take on the Panthers. North Carolina is averaging 38.9 points per game on 488.8 total yards of offense. Pittsburg on the other hand is averaging 45 points per game on 543.1 points per game. These numbers are deceiving, especially for the Tar Heels.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Tar Heels give up 33.4 points per game on 420.9 total yards. Pittsburg is giving up only 22.7 points per game on 344.1 total yards per game.

When looking at the numbers it seems like Pittsburg is going to easily come out victorious in this matchup, but I have a feeling that the Tar Heels are going to continue playing week and not only cover the 6.5 point spread, but end up winning this matchup straight up.

Syracuse Orange (+135) vs Louisville Cardinals

The Syracuse Orange are looking for the all-important sixth win. That sixth win will ensure that they are eligible for Bowl Season this year. The Orange have been averaging 29.4 points per game on 415.1 total yards per game. Those 415.1 total yards break down to just 167.4 passing yards and 247.7 rushing yards per game. On the other side of the field, the Cardinals are averaging 28.8 points per game on 442.4 total yards per game. The Cardinals’ 442.4 total yards break down to 237.4 passing yards and 205 rushing yards per game.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Orange are giving up 22.6 points per game on 316.7 total yards per game. Those 316.7 total yards per game break down to 191.1 passing yards and 125.6 rushing yards per game. On the Cardinals’ side of the field, they are allowing 27.4 points per game on 407.6 total yards per game. The Cardinals’ 407.6 total yards per game break down to 274.6 passing yards and 133 rushing yards per game.

Look for the rushing attack fr the Syracuse Orange to be the difference in this matchup, with Syracuse coming out victorious.

Purdue Boilermakers (+700) vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Experts only give Purdue a 9.1% chance to come out victorious against the Buckeyes on Saturday. This is the pick that can really make or break this parlay, but the Boilermakers have already defeated two teams ranked in the top three in Iowa (ranked number two), and Michigan State (ranked number three). The Boilermakers are averaging 24.8 points per game on 409.7 total yards per game. Those 409.7 total yards break down to 332.6 passing yards and 77.1 rushing yards per game. For the Buckeyes, they are averaging 44.9 points per game on 541.8 total yards per game. Those 541.8 total yards break down to 352.8 passing yards and 189 rushing yards per game.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Boilermakers are giving up only 18.4 points per game on 329.8 total yards per game. Those 329.8 total yards per game break down to 185.3 passing yards and 144.4 rushing yards per game. For the Buckeyes, they are giving up 19 points per game on 356.3 total yards per game. Those 356.3 total yards break down to 247.2 passing yards and 109.1 rushing yards per game.

Whereas the numbers seem like the Ohio State offense is going to be too much for the Purdue defense, it could be really interesting if the Boilermakers can hold back CJ Stroud and the Ohio State passing game.

Parlay Odds

Now for the fun part, if these three teams, (North Carolina, Syracuse, and Purdue) all come out on the winning side of the ball this week, the parlay will hit at +5,352. To break that down in case you’re not fully sure what that means, if you bet the money line for all three of these games, and put a $10 bet on the parlay to hit, you will win $545.20.

I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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