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College Football Bowl Season Parlay Picks – Owls + Lobos + Red Wolves = ?

The 2015-16 College Football Bowl Season starts this Saturday, Dec. 19 and here are my college football bowl season parlay picks for the first week of action. The first team in the parlay is Temple who climbed back into the Top 25 after falling out late in the season.

Temple battles Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl. The second bowl game for the parlay pits Arizona against New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl. The third game for the parlay has Arkansas State battling Louisiana Tech in the New Orleans Bowl. Also at the end of my post is my bonus 6-team college football bowl season parlay pick.

College Football Bowl Season 2-Team Parlay Pick

  • No. 24 Temple -1.5
  • New Mexico +9.5

What: Marmot Boca Raton Bowl
Who: Temple Owls (10-3) at Toledo Rockets (9-2)
When: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET 
Where: Boca Raton, FL
Stadium: FAU Football Stadium
Spread: Temple -1 .5
Moneyline: Toledo +105 vs Temple -125
Game Total: 53
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Analysis: Toledo was undefeated until Nov. 3 when they lost 27 to 32 to Northern Illinois. The thing to worry about Toledo in this bowl game is that they gave up 27 points to the Huskies, a team that could score only 21 against Ohio and 14 against Bowling Green.

Temple’s offense found a way to score 20 against Notre Dame in a 20 to 24 loss on Oct. 31. The Owls are 11 and 4 in their last 15 games after a straight up loss. Temple dropped the AAC Championship game to 1 loss Houston in their last. Temple has a solid defense. The defense holds opponents to 19.2 points per game while the offense averages 370 yards and 31 points per game. Toledo isn’t a bad team, but the Rockets didn’t play the same quality of teams that Temple played during the regular season. Go with the Owls.  

Pick: Temple

What: Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Who: Arizona Wildcats (6-6) at New Mexico Lobos (7-5)
When: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Kickoff: 2:00 PM ET 
Where: Albuquerque, NM
Stadium: University Stadium (NM)
Spread: Arizona -9.5
Moneyline: Arizona -390 vs New Mexico +320
Game Total: 63
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Analysis: The odds dropped quite a bit from the opening line of Arizona -12. The Wildcats, on a good day, can blow teams out. The offense will get QB Anu Solomon back for this. But, the Lobos play Arizona in their home state. That gives them a huge advantage. Not only do the Lobos get home field advantage but they also go into the New Mexico Bowl hot. The Lobos go into this after having beaten Utah State, Boise State and Air Force in 3 out of their last 4 games. New Mexico should be fired up for this game as well while the Wildcats of Arizona are most likely going to see this game as a disappointment after starting out the season going 3 and 0 and being ranked in the Top 20.  

Pick: New Mexico 

College Football Bowl Season 3-Team Parlay Pick

  • No. 24 Temple -1.5
  • New Mexico +9.5
  • Arkansas State  +2  

What: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Who: Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-3) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-4)
When: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET 
Where: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Spread: Lousiana Tech -2
Moneyline: Arkansas State +110 vs Louisiana Tech -130
Game Total: 67
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Analysis: Here’s another team with a slight home field advantage. Louisiana Tech takes on Arkansas State in the Superdome in New Orleans. That just doesn’t seem fair for Arkansas State fans.

It may not matter. The Red Wolves have a distinct advantage with their powerful running game in this matchup. While Louisiana Tech relies on the pass, 311 yards per game, Arkansas State relies on the rush, 236.7 yards per game on the ground. That ability to run the football will give the Red Wolves an advantage in time of possession. It might be all that Arkansas State needs to win the game outright much less cover the spread.

Pick: Arkansas State

College Football Bowl Game Bonus 6-Team Parlay Pick

  • No. 24 Temple -1.5
  • New Mexico +9.5
  • Arkansas State  +2
  • Western Kentucky -3
  • Akron  +6.5
  • Georgia State +3.5