Some teams have separated from the pack in the last two weeks in college football. One of those teams is Baylor who is now ranked third in the nation. Baylor battles overmatched Kansas on Saturday.
Another one of those teams is Utah who is ranked in the Top 10 for the first time in a long time. Utah got a bye in Week 5. They should be fresh while taking on one of the top scoring teams in the nation at home in California. The three team parlay pick is a game between Georgia, who got smacked around by Alabama this past Saturday, and Tennessee, a team that somehow keeps losing even though they’re in the game until the fourth quarter.
A Closer Look At My College Football Week 6 Two-Team Parlay Pick
- Utah Utes -7.5
- Baylor Bears -41.5
No. 23 California Golden Bears at No. 5 Utah Utes
When: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:00 pm ET
Odds: Utah -7.5
Analysis: Utah is one of the top teams in the nation. The Utes are one of the few teams that have a good defense and a good offense. Utah’s defense is allowing only 373.2 yards and a total of 18.8 points per game.
The offense isn’t too shabby either. The Utes’ offense averages 393.5 yards and 38.8 points per game. Those aren’t flashy numbers, but we have to remember that Utah’s entire offensive system is based around controlling the football. Utah is going to need to control the football versus California, a team that can seemingly score at will. The Golden Bears are averaging 43.4 points and 527 yards per game.
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Unfortunately, the Bears’ defense isn’t very good. It gave up 44 points to Texas, 24 points to Washington and 28 points to Washington State in California’s last 3 games. Utah’s defense is too good to allow California to reach its averages. Expect Utah to cover the spread.
No. 3 Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks
When: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 12:00 pm ET
Odds: Baylor -41.5
Analysis: Man, 41 points is a lot to give up. But, Baylor is used to covering huge spreads. They beat Rice 70 to 17 earlier in the season as a -33 point favorite. The Bears beat Kansas 60 to 14 last season and are coming off of a 63 to 35 win over Texas Tech.
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The Bears aren’t going to give anybody excuses to not put them into the College Football Playoff this season. Baylor’s offense is actually better in 2015 than it was in 2014 because QB Seth Russell is an incredible player. He can run and pass. The Bears average 745.2 yards per game. Baylor scores 63.8 points per game. The offense is incredibly balanced. The Bears average 376.8 yards per game on the ground and 368.5 yards per game through the air. Again, 41.5 points is a lot to give up but Kansas allows an average of 40.2 points per game on defense.
The Jayhawks have played San Diego State, Memphis, Rutgers and Iowa State so far this season. Baylor should beat the Jayhawks by at least 50 in this matchup.
A Closer Look At My College Football Week 6 Three-Team Parlay Pick
- Utah Utes -7.5
- Baylor Bears -41.5
- Tennessee Volunteers +2.5
No. 19 Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers
When: Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3:30 pm ET
Odds: Georgia -2.5
Analysis: Georgia got exposed for the bad team that it is. Granted, RB Nick Chubb is going to find it much easier to run against Tennessee’s defense than it was versus Alabama’s, but the Crimson Tide exposed the Bulldogs as being one-dimensional on offense. Alabama shut down Chubb enough to where Georgia had to throw the ball. Georgia’s defense isn’t very good either. It gave up 189 rushing yards to the Tide.
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Tennessee’s offense averages 417 yards and 37 points per game. The Volunteers are not as bad as their 2 and 3 record would imply. The Vols lost 27 to 28 to Florida in The Swamp. They lost by only 4 points, 20 to 24 to Arkansas. Florida just beat Ole Miss and Arkansas took Texas A&M into overtime a couple of weeks ago.
Tennessee wins this game straight up.