The lack of seeded rivalries doesn’t mean there isn’t a number of big, important matches we can sink our teeth into.
Let’s take a look at a parlay bet for college football this week, which has a solid payout.
College Football Week 2 betting tips:
Houston to win – -200
Kentucky vs. Florida Over – -111.11
Cincinnati to win – +105
Combined parlay total at +445 with 5Dimes
Leg 1 – Arizona vs. Houston
12PM EST, Saturday, September 8
Arizona lost their season opener, at home no less, falling to BYU 28-23. The Wildcats made it close scoring 13 points in the 4th quarter, but came up short. On the other side of the coin Houston won their first game of the season beating Rice 45-27. Houston racked up 577 yards in the game, but they did have two turnovers. However, they rushed for 257 yards and face an Arizona team that gave up 183 rushing yards in their loss to BYU.
These teams met last season at Arizona the Cougars beat the Wildcats 19-16 in a defensive battle. Houston has Heisman candidate Ed Oliver, who is a junior DT who may be the #1 pick in the next NFL draft. The Houston defense was really not overly impressive in their win over Rice, but they will be in this game. The Cougars will be legit on both sides of the ball beating Arizona for the 2nd straight season.
Tip: Houston to win at -200 with 5Dimes
Leg 2 – Kentucky vs. Florida – Over 49.5 points
7:30PM EST, Saturday, September 8
Kentucky opened the season beating Central Michigan 35-20 where they racked up 427 yards. They rushed for 299 yards and they head to the Swamp where they are double-digit underdogs facing Florida. However, for this SEC matchup we are looking at the totals bets and in four of the last five games between these teams at Florida the total has gone Over four times.
Florida laid a 53-6 beat down on Charleston Southern in their opener where they raced out to a 38-0 halftime lead. The Gators racked up 444 yards and they forced three turnovers without committing one. Florida is not known as a team that has a dynamic offense, but while not playing a good team in Charleston Southern they put up 53 points. On top of that the Gators have an Over record of 5-1 in their last six games in September.
These teams combined for 88 points in their respective season openers and while they will not combine for that many in this game the Over is still THE pick.
Tip: Over 49.5 points at -111.11 with 5Dimes
Leg 3 – Cincinnati vs. Miami of Ohio
8PM EST, Saturday, September 8
Cincinnati won their opening game of the season beating UCLA in La La Land. While their defense was impressive in the game and Miami of Ohio lost their season opener the RedHawks are still the betting favorite. Not really sure why that is the case, as Miami was at home in their first game and lost to Marshall, who are not a football powerhouse.
Cincy beat UCLA 26-17 where they gave up 10 first quarter points, but then held the Bruins to only seven more points the rest of the game. The Bearcats played the run and the pass pretty well in the win over UCLA and they also forced two turnovers.
Miami had more yards than Marshall (446 to 443), but they only rushed for 89 yards and they were only 5 for 15 on 3rd down conversions.
While Cincy is only 1-4 ATS in their last five games facing Miami of Ohio the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last five games between these Midwest teams. The latter trend will continue, as Cincy will win and they will win easily as well.
Tip: Cincinnati to win at +105 with 5Dimes
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