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NCAAF Week 5 Parlay: Look for Bears To Bounce Back on the Road

Things are starting to get interesting as some title contenders are being exposed as little more than pretenders after conference play heats up. There are some tough decisions that need to be made for those making NCAA football predictions.

There are 26 Football Bowl Subdivision teams that are undefeated with 20 of those coming from the Power-5 conferences.

NCAAF Week 5 Parlay: Look for Bears To Bounce Back on the Road
NCAAF Week 5 Parlay: Look for Bears To Bounce Back on the Road

Oregon and Penn State are the only Power-5 conference teams that are 4-0 against the spread this season. Rutgers and Syracuse are both 3-0-1 against the college football odds. Powerhouses Georgia and Michigan are among the teams yet to cover ATS in 2023. Still, Georgia (+225) and Michigan (+500) are the front-runners in the odds to win the national title.

Now it is time to take a look at the best three-game parlay heading into Week 5. Baylor is the lone underdog that we are playing.

The Bears as double-digit underdogs at UCF is going to generate plenty of action among those who take part in online college football betting.

Thanks to Rutgers passing on a meaningless field goal in their final possession, it wasn’t a total loss for us in Week 4 with Michigan barely covering. Here’s a look at the three-game Week 5 parlay.

Baylor Bears (+13) at UCF Knights

Game: Saturday, Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. (FS1)

Baylor can’t be as bad as the Bears looked in the loss to Texas, right? UCF is also coming in off a loss as the Knights struggled to defend both the run and the pass against Kansas State.

A double-digit line will generate plenty of action from those who bet online. Keep in mind that Baylor is 4-2-1 against the college football spread in its last seven games as the double-digit underdog.

There’s not much history between these teams and that makes it harder to project what might be coming.

UCF does lead the Big 12 in total offense. However, the 743 yards against Kent State and 600 versus a Football Championship Subdivision Villanova program does make those numbers a little inflated.

After allowing 8.5 yards per play in last week’s loss to Texas, look for Baylor to tighten things up when they head to Orlando this weekend.

College Football Pick: Baylor +13 (-110)

LSU Tigers (-2½) at Ole Miss Rebels

Game: Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN)

LSU was being talked about as a national title contender heading into the season. Some of the shine wore off after a season-opening loss to Florida State. However, this is still one very talented team.

Quarterback Jayden Daniels leads the SEC in passing yards, passing efficiency and touchdown passes while one of the best receivers for Ole Miss (Tre Harris) is questionable while tight end Michael Trigg left the program.

Some of LSU’s defensive numbers are noticeable for all the wrong reasons. Playing against two of the best quarterbacks in the country (Florida State’s Jordan Travis and KJ Jefferson of Arkansas) has something to do with that.

There is no doubt that Ole Miss quarterback Jaxson Dart is playing with more confidence and being given more freedom to air it out. That could be evident in this matchup.

This could be one of the better games of the week and even though the home team has had the upper hand in this series in recent matchups, we’re going with LSU to return to Baton Rouge with the win.

College Football Pick: LSU -2½

Pittsburgh Panthers (-2½) at Virginia Tech Hokies

Game: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network)

Something doesn’t seem right with the North Carolina offense this season and now the Tar

If at first, you don’t succeed … Pittsburgh’s ACC-leading defense underwhelmed against North Carolina and strong-armed quarterback Drake Maye last week as the Panthers allowed a punt to be returned for a touchdown, missed a field goal and had three turnovers.

There is a chance to bounce back against a Virginia Tech team that is coming off a loss to Marshall.

Pittsburgh returned home from Blacksburg with wins four times in the last seven games at Virginia Tech. The two worst offenses in the ACC might be overshadowed by the Panthers’ strong defense.

College Football Pick: Pittsburgh -2½

Bet This Parlay: Baylor +12½, LSU -2½ and Pittsburgh – 2½ (+600)

 

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