Early College Football Bowl Parlay Picks

2014-15 College Football Bowl Games Parlay Picks

College Football’s 2014-15 Bowl Game betting odds are already out for the big games, meaning that football handicappers should make early college bowl parlay bets simply because betting lines are likely to go up the closer we get to the first bowl games.

Boise State battles Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl while Ole Miss and TCU duke it out on the grid-iron in the Peach Bowl. For three-team parlay bettors, Mississippi State versus Georgia Tech, the night-capper on the final day in 2014, is a game to use.

2014-15 College Football Bowl Games Parlay Picks

  • Boise State Broncos +4       
  • Ole Miss Rebels +3.5    

Fiesta Bowl
No. 20 Boise State Broncos vs. No 10 Arizona Wildcats
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 
Start Time: 4 p.m. ET 
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Stream Info: WatchESPN.com
Radio:  Arizona Vs  Boise State
Point Spread: Wildcats -3
Game Total: N/A

Analysis: Arizona has shown signs of brilliance, like when they beat Arizona State and Utah, and signs of being the worst team in the Pac-12, like when they put up one of the most horrific performances imaginable in the Pac-12 Championship, a 13 to 51 loss to Oregon.

Which Arizona team is likely to show up in the Fiesta Bowl?  It probably won’t matter. Boise State has turned into a solid football team. The team that plays on the blue field hasn’t missed a beat since Chris Petersen, their former celebrity coach, took off to Washington. The Broncos are 11 and 2 straight up this season and have outscored their opponents a combined 141 to 47 in their last 3 games.

Arizona should be competitive, but it’s asking a lot for the Wildcats to beat a very good team in a bowl game after the Pac-12 Championship debacle. Go with Boise State.

Peach Bowl
No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs vs No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Atlanta , Georgia
Stadium: Georgia Dome
TV Info: ESPN
Stream Info: WatchESPN.com
Radio:  TCU Vs  Ole Miss
Point Spread: Frogs -3
Game Total: 70

Analysis: Talk about a slap in the face. TCU was ranked ahead of Florida State before this past Saturday. That’s right, TCU was ranked third in the College Football Playoff, but since they could only beat Iowa State 55 to 3, and Ohio State routed Wisconsin, TCU was left out of the College Football Playoff.

It’s amazing. The truth is that the Selection Committee probably shouldn’t have put TCU in the CFP before the other power conferences had played their championship games. It just seems wishy-washy the way that the Selection Committee performed the whole thing.

No matter. TCU’s loss is Ole Miss’s gain. The Rebels are ecstatic to be playing in one of the top bowls this season. Whatever ailed Ole Miss appears to be long gone as well since the Land Sharks held Dak Prescott and Mississippi State to 17 points in a 31 to 17 victory.

TCU probably won’t have enough fire in the belly to play their best against Ole Miss on Dec. 31. The Rebels are the pick.

2014-15 College Football Three-Team Parlay Pick

  • Boise State Broncos +4       
  • Ole Miss Rebels +3.5    
  • Mississippi State Bulldogs -4        

Orange Bowl
No. 7 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs No. 12 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Dec. 31, 2014 
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Miami, Florida
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Radio: Georgia Tech Vs  Mississippi Sate
Point Spread: Bulldogs -7.5
Game Total: N/A

Analysis: Any way you cut it, Georgia Tech blew a major opportunity to hang a loss onto Florida State. It wouldn’t have propelled G-Tech to the College Football Playoff but it would have ended Florida State’s dream of defending its title in the National Championship.

Up until Nov. 15, Mississippi State was the number one ranked team in the nation and looked to be on their way to the College Football Playoff. Even after Nov. 15, Mississippi State had a shot at the final spot in the CFP, but a 17 to 31 loss to in-state rival Ole Miss ended the dream.

Even though Georgia Tech is one of the best rushing teams in the nation, it averages 333.6 yards per game on the ground, it may have a tough time against Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are good against the rush while being soft against the pass.

Mississippi State also has one of the best quarterbacks in the nation under center in Dak Prescott. They can handle Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.