There are few times more exciting in sports betting than when it’s conference championship week. While a number of high-profile and Top 25 teams will square off this week, we also have numerous non-Power 5 matchups featuring some of the most underrated teams in the country. Specifically, there are five conference titles on the line outside of the Power 5 games, and as enjoyable as this week is, it can also be extremely tough.
Finding the best college football bets today will go beyond just the spread and total on these title games, as some of the best bets on the board actually come from player props. After sifting through each game, there were a number of appealing player props that stood out, but we narrowed it down to three total — two over/under bets involving top running backs and an anytime touchdown parlay with solid odds.
Here’s a look at some college football odds to consider!
Roll With Toledo Star RB Boone
The Mid-American Championship Game features two teams that had incredibly impressive seasons, headlined by the 11-1 Toledo Rockets, who went unbeaten in MAC play, against the Miami (Oh) RedHawks, who were 10-2 with a 7-1 conference record. This game could prove to be a revenge spot for Miami if it can pull off the upset as eight-point underdogs, considering Toledo was the team that handed them the lone conference loss this year.
While the RedHawks have allowed 131.4 yards per game, which is far from awful, they’ll get the task of facing one of the nation’s top running backs in Toledo’s Peny Boone. The junior ranks No. 5 in the nation in rushing yards this season with 1,359 and is tied for the eighth-most touchdowns on the ground with 15.
The fact Miami held Boone somewhat in check in their previous matchup (17 carries, 73 yards) has helped bring his over/under for rushing yards down to a modest 109½. Considering the magnitude of this situation and how dominant Boone has been through much of this season, I think he clears that mark, which he’s done in eight of the last 10 games this season.
College Football Pick: Toledo RB Peny Boone over 109½ rushing yards (-114)
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Boise State RB Jeanty Set for Strong Matchup vs UNLV
Speaking of top running backs, Boise State sophomore Ashton Jeanty has been a force this season, averaging 6.1 yards per carry, and upping that mark to north of 6.8 YPC in each of the last five games. He checks into the Mountain West Championship Game with an over/under of 77½ rushing yards, a mark which he’s cleared in six of the last seven games.
Tack on the fact that the UNLV run defense has allowed 151.8 yards per game and it creates a solid matchup for an excellent running back. I think we see Jeanty possibly log a 20-plus carry day if he can get rolling early, and he should be able to top this mark with ease if so.
College Football Pick: Boise State RB Ashton Jeanty over 77½ rushing yards (-114)
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Parlaying TD Scorers in MAC Title Game
While going back to one of the nation’s top running backs may seem a bit risky, I like this spot with Toledo’s Boone and the running back for his opponent, Miami’s Rashad Amos, as a potential parlay. Both players have been on absolute tears when it comes to finding the end zone, and their anytime touchdown odds in this game aren’t brutally tough to swallow either.
So I’m targeting Boone (-143), who’s scored seven rushing touchdowns over the past four weeks, with at least one in each of those games. Pairing Amos (+120) with Boone in NCAA football picks sets up odds just under +300 for two players who have been rolling.
In terms of Amos’ recent stretch of touchdowns, he’s racked up seven over the past five games and 10 scores over the span of the most recent nine games. Most importantly, Amos has managed to score in every game over that stretch with the exception of one.
College Football Pick: Toledo RB Peny Boone (-143) and Miami (OH) RB Rashad Amos (+120) anytime TD parlay (+291)
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.