The 2KParlay: This $5 Bet Could Win $2,465 In Week 13

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Toledo cornerback Micah Cherry (15) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in Muncie, Ind.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Nov 21, 2023, 12:11 PM
  • College football parlays can pay huge returns if successful.
  • Just $5 on this 16-leg college football parlay would pay $2,465.

Everyone loves a good college football parlay. They’re obviously a lot of fun, and successful parlay bets can pay a lot of money.

For about seven years now, I’ve had my own special relationship with college football parlays.

I build a parlay with incredible odds in the middle of the week – just for fun. Then, I share it with you guys a little closer to the weekend. It’s called the 2KParlay.

College Football Parlay: Building the 2KParlay

Every week during college football season, I build a $5 parlay with odds of at least +40000. 

The price means the payout is at least $2,000 – hence, the 2KParlay.

Before you join me on this ticket, here’s something to keep in mind: I don’t look at this as an actual handicap. 

Obviously, winning the two grand would be great, but this is more of an exercise in seeing how far the ticket can go before it folds. I’m not banking my future retirement on this. Instead, I track how far the ticket goes into Saturday while I’m monitoring my other bets. 

Some people buy a $5 coffee at Starbucks every morning; I buy this ticket every week. As I said, it’s more of a game than a bet.

That said, I have connected on multiple 2KParlay tickets in the past. So despite its less serious nature, it has ultimately been a profitable little game for me.

Here’s every leg of the parlay for Week 13 of the 2023 college football betting season. You can tail the whole thing and play the same game I do; alternatively, you can use this as a reference point for individual college football parlay picks.

Oklahoma -400 (vs. TCU)

Oklahoma is playing for a potential berth in the Big 12 Championship Game, and we know by now that TCU isn’t what it was last season.

Iowa at Nebraska: Under 26.5

First to 10 wins?

Memphis -450 (at Temple)

Temple is at the bottom of the American standings with Tulsa and East Carolina for a reason. It’s actually a bit surprising to see a moneyline of only -450 in a matchup like this. 

Toledo -400 (at Central Michigan)

The only danger here is that Toledo sits key starters in a meaningless conference game ahead of the MAC Championship. But with a NY6 game still vaguely possible, the Rockets should have strong incentive to run their win streak to 11. 

Missouri -7.5 (at Arkansas)

There is a real case that Missouri is the second-best team in the SEC this season, but the Tigers continue to be underpriced in many spread markets because of their lack of brand power. 

Texas -500 (vs. Texas Tech)

Despite dominating the Big 12 for most of the season, the Longhorns technically need to win this weekend to guarantee themselves a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game.

Oregon State +13.5 (at Oregon)

The annual Civil War game is about as intense and competitive as rivalries come, which makes a double-digit favorite awfully valuable.

Michigan -165 (vs. Ohio State)

I’m sticking to my guns on this. I trust the Michigan defense more than just about any other unit in college football this year. 

Louisville -275 (vs. Kentucky)

I had high hopes for a Kentucky-based college football team with a new face in a key position. I just thought it’d be Devin Leary, not Jeff Brohm. 

Troy -800 (at Southern Miss)

This game, which should fly way under the radar for most observers, stands to be one of the most lopsided matchups of the entire November schedule.

Miami (OH) -6.5 (at Ball State)

The Redhawks are MAC Championship-bound and one of the best cover teams in FBS this season. All six of its conference wins have been by at least two scores. 

UL Monroe +12.5 (at Louisiana)

Five of the last six rivalry games between the Warhawks and Ragin’ Cajuns have been one-possession affairs. 

Auburn +14.5 (vs. Alabama)

Alabama hasn’t won by more than two scores in a road Iron Bowl since 2011. Even after an outright loss to New Mexico State, the history of this rivalry says Auburn and the points are awfully valuable. 

Arizona -450 (at Arizona State)

Arizona can technically still make the Pac-12 Championship Game, which means the Wildcats should be fired up to win big in Tempe. 

West Virginia -350 (at Baylor)

West Virginia has handled business against the bottom of the Big 12 for most of this season, and Baylor is, inexplicably, one of those bottom-of-the-standings teams. 

Wyoming -450 (at Nevada)

The Cowboys are 0-4 on the road this year, but those losses came at the hands of Boise State, UNLV, Air Force, and Texas. Nevada (2-9, 2-5 Mountain West) should prove a much more winnable game.

College Football Parlay Picks

Here’s the full bet for Week 13 all in one place:

  • Oklahoma -400
  • Iowa/Nebraska Under 26.5
  • Memphis -450
  • Toledo -400
  • Missouri -7.5
  • Texas -500
  • Oregon State +13.5
  • Michigan -165
  • Louisville -275
  • Troy -800
  • Miami (OH) -6.5
  • UL Monroe +12.5
  • Auburn +14.5
  • Arizona -450
  • West Virginia -350
  • Wyoming -450

That’s a 16-leg parlay with +49207 odds. A $5 bet online pays out $2,465.36.

Want More College Football Analysis?

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.