College Football Parlay: This $5 Bet Could Win $2,386

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Penn State is a contender in the college football betting odds market.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Sep 29, 2022, 11:59 AM
  • College football parlays can pay huge returns if successful.
  • Just $5 on this 14-leg college football parlay would pay about $2,400.
  • This week’s parlay bets on teams who won last week but are still getting points.

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

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

Some time in the middle of the week, I build a parlay with incredible odds – 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 decide to 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.

Some people buy a $5 coffee at Starbucks every morning; I buy this ticket every week. 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 game.

Here’s every leg of the parlay for Week 5 of the 2022 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.

BYU -25 (vs. Utah State)

BYU is a legitimate top-25 team, and Utah State (last year’s Mountain West champion) has really fallen off a cliff this year. It’s a big number, but I expect a big win from the Cougars. 

Iowa +11 (vs. Michigan)

Weird things happen at Kinnick, and this is a lot of points to give a team with an excellent defense and a legendary punter.

Air Force -610 (vs. Navy)

Air Force has the best team of the service academies, and Navy has been the worst.

Memphis -1150 (vs. Temple)

This should be another easy win, as Temple is one of the worst teams in the American conference.

Utah -380 (vs. Oregon State)

Oregon State was impressive in its game against USC last week, but Utah remains the top team in the Pac-12. It should handle business at home.

Penn State -26.5 (vs. Northwestern)

Penn State looks like a true top-10 team in college football, and Northwestern has turned out to be among the worst in the Big Ten.

Michigan State +8.5 (at Maryland)

This is a buy-low on Michigan State after two bad outings. I’m betting on the Spartans to get it turned around this weekend. Maryland has multiple key offensive players known to be game-time decisions for injury reasons, which is relevant, too.

Rutgers/Ohio State Under 59

This one is from my college football best bets column. Given Ohio State’s philosophical changes this year, I don’t see a 60-point offensive explosion on the horizon, as has happened in several previous years between Rutgers and Ohio State.

Mississippi State -170 (vs. Texas A&M)

Unranked favorites against ranked teams have an outstanding record, but I’ll stick to the moneyline here because I’m unwilling to lay the hook in a game with a total this low.

Washington State -190 (vs. Cal)

Washington State has proved how good it is throughout the first month of the season.

Louisiana-Monroe +7 (at Arkansas State)

Arkansas State is one of the worst teams in the Sun Belt. I’m a bit shocked it’s laying seven points to a team that beat Louisiana last week.

Texas Tech +11.5 (-160) at Kansas State

I liked my experimentation with alt lines last week and am deploying one again for a little extra cushion with Texas Tech.

Minnesota -435 (vs. Purdue)

Minnesota is a legitimate Big Ten West title threat. That’s clear after its win in East Lansing last week. It should handle business at home against Purdue.

Green Bay Packers -460 (vs. New England Patriots)

Here’s our NFL capstone, which could hypothetically provide a huge middle window if the ticket makes it to Sunday.

I’ll likely look for in-play opportunities, though, as I’m struggling with the idea that Brian Hoyer could win outright in Green Bay.

College Football Parlay Picks

Here’s the full bet all in one place:

  • BYU -25
  • Iowa +11
  • Air Force -610
  • Memphis -1150
  • Utah -380
  • Penn State -26.5
  • Michigan State +8.5
  • Rutgers at Ohio State: Under 59
  • Mississippi State -170
  • Washington State -190
  • Louisiana-Monroe +7
  • Minnesota -435
  • Texas Tech +11.5 (-160)
  • Packers -460 

That’s a 14-leg parlay with +47624 odds. A $5 bet online pays out $2,386.22.

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This week, Trysta Krick joined the show to outline her handicapping strategy and some of her favorite bets from this weekend’s NFL & college football schedule.

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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.