Three college football parlays for Thursday’s CFB bowl games with +249 odds or greater

Bowl season rolls on Thursday with four games on the schedule. With a healthy slate of props for each game, bettors will have plenty of options for creating college football parlays.

Let’s examine a selection of props and a few college football parlays based on Thursday’s games: the Fenway Bowl, the Pinstripe Bowl, the Pop-Tarts Bowl, and the Alamo Bowl.

College football parlays: Thursday, Dec. 28 Bowl games

If you like to risk a little and win a lot, then college football parlays are for you. However, the house’s edge is even more significant regarding parlays. So, when putting money down on them, do what you can to minimize your risk.

Rather than add another leg and go for the massive payday, keep your parlays short (two or three legs).

Let’s review a few college football parlays using Thursday’s bowl games.

College football parlay No. 1 (Caesars)

  • Fenway Bowl: SMU-BC UNDER 48 points -110
  • Pinstripe Bowl: Mark Fletcher Jr. UNDER 58.5 rushing yards
  • Parlay odds: +249

SMU had the No. 6 scoring offense in the country during the regular season, but that was with Preston Stone at quarterback, who is out with a broken leg. Kevin Jennings started the ACC title game.

While the Mustangs won 26-14, it was not impressive.

Boston College has a solid pass defense but struggles against the run. Their offense averages more rushing yards a game than passing yards (193.5 to 189.2).

This game will be all about establishing the run game and keeping the other team’s offense off the field, which will keep the score low.

As for the Pinstripe Bowl, both teams were hit hard by the transfer portal, which will impact how they call plays. Miami will likely lean on the run, which could mean Fletcher is in for a good day. But he’ll share carries with at least two other running backs.

Miami ran for 242 yards against Boston College in their regular-season finale. Fletcher has just 44 yards on 12 carries in that game.

A $100 wager will result in a $349 payday, your stake plus $249 in winnings.

CFB Parlay No. 2 at DraftKings

  • Pop-Tarts Bowl: Brennan Armstrong OVER 224.5 passing yards -110
  • Alamo Bowl: Noah Fifita OVER 2.5 passing touchdowns +108
  • Parlay odds: +301

Armstrong cleared that number three times this season, but he’ll face a Kansas State defense hit hard by the transfer portal and opt-outs. He’ll also benefit from the Wildcats losing quarterback Will Howard to the portal and offensive coordinator Colin Klein to Texas A&M.

If the Wildcats offense struggles to stay on the field, Armstrong will have more time to rack up passing yards.

Fifita had five games this season with 2.5+ touchdown passes, including the season finale against Arizona State, where he had five. He’ll face an Oklahoma defense that was not strong against the pass this year (No. 97, 242.2 ypg allowed).

The Sooners were hit hard by the transfer portal and opt-outs on the offensive side of the ball and lost offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby to Mississippi State. With so many new pieces to work in, it may take a half for the Sooners offnese to get on the same page.

Arizona’s offense (and Fifita) will have more time to shine while the Oklahoma offense struggles.

A $100 wager will result in a $401 payday, your stake plus $301 in winnings.

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College football parlay No. 3: same-game parlay Featuring the Alamo Bowl (FanDuel)

  • Noah Fifita OVER 290.5 passing yards -114
  • Tetairo McMillan, anytime touchdown -158
  • Jacob Cowing, anytime touchdown -122
  • Noah Fifita OVER 2.5 touchdown passes +135
  • Same game parlay odds: +433

Oklahoma’s defense is relatively intact, but the offense is in shambles after losing several players and a coach to the portal, opt-outs, and a new job. They’ll need to lean on the defense more to stay in the game.

While that may work for a half, the Arizona passing attack will wear them down.

Fifita ended the regular season on a high note with 527 yards and five touchdowns against Arizona State. He will not have a similar game against the Sooners, but he’ll clear 290.5 yards.

Assuming he does, he’ll likely be throwing to his top two targets, Tetairo McMillan and Jacob Cowing, early and often. McMillan accounted for ten touchdowns this season, scoring in nine of 12 games, including one in each of his last five. Cowing scored 11 times, with one in eight of 12 games, including three of his last four.

If Fifita throws for 290.5+ yards, there is a solid chance he’ll hook up with McMillan and Cowing at least once in the end zone. So, he’ll need just one more touchdown to go OVER his TD passes total. In his eight starts, he had 3+ touchdown passes in five.

A $100 wager will result in a $533 payday, your stake plus $433 in winnings.

Additional props to consider

Fenway Bowl

  • Kye Robichaux OVER 59.5 rushing yards (Caesars)
  • Thomas Castellanos OVER 60.5 rushing yards -114 (FanDuel)

Castellanos is not a good passer; he’s completed just 57% of his passes and has thrown almost as many interceptions as touchdowns (13 interceptions to 15 touchdowns). The Eagles must establish the run game if Boston College has a shot.

Castellanos led the team in rushing this season and had 130 in his last game against Miami. Before exiting the game early against Miami, Robichaux had four games in a row with 70+ yards rushing.

SMU has a solid run defense, but BC will run the ball often enough for both guys to go OVER their total.

Pop-Tarts Bowl

  • Kevin Concepcion, OVER .5 receiving touchdown -105 (DraftKings)
  • Kevin Concepcion, OVER 64.5 receiving yards -114 (FanDuel)
  • Kevin Concepcion, 2+ touchdowns +270 (FanDuel)

Armstrong will likely target the ACC Rookie of the Year much like he has all season. While he only had four games where he went over 64.5 yards, with a chance for a 10-win season, Armstrong will look to his favorite target to have a big day.

While he only scored in five games this season, he had two touchdowns each.


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