Parlay Pick College Football Week 9Noah Williams
After a pretty much predictable weekend of college football action in Week 8, it’s time for another trio of college football parlay picks. Five nationally-ranked College Football Playoff hopefuls will all take to the gridiron over three intriguing Week 9 matchups, including arguably the best game of the week when No. 6 Ohio State hosts unbeaten No. 2 Penn State.
Parlay Pick College Football Week 9
Now, let’s get to my trio of expert parlay picks college football bettors.
2-Team Parlay Pick College Football Week 9
- Stanford Cardinal
- Penn State Nittany Lions
No. 20 Stanford (5-2) at Oregon State (1-6)
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET
Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon
NCAAF Odds: Stanford -21
Analysis: After losing two of their first three games, Stanford has gotten its act together in a big way by winning four straight including their 49-7 Week 7 blowout win over Oregon. The Cardinal have a legitimize Heisman trophy candidate in running back Bryce Love, who leads the nation in rushing yards (1,387), a defense that ranks 42nd nationally in points allowed (22.0 ppg) and a quarterback in Keller Chryst that has improved as the season has gone on.
Oregon State has lost five straight games and doesn’t look very good at all despite putting up a good effort in their narrow 36-33 home loss to Colorado in Week 7. Prior to their last contest, the Beavers lost to USC by 28 points, at home against Washington by 35 points, at Washington State by 29 points and at home against Minnesota by 34 points.
Don’t be scared off by the 21-point spread college football bettors. Stanford is the far better team on both sides of the ball and will cover the chalk as three-touchdown favorites despite being on the road. The Cardinals are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings against Oregon State .
Pick: Stanford -21
No. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions (7-0) at No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1)
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
NCAAF Odds: Ohio State -6
Analysis: No. 2 Penn State extracted their revenge on Michigan this past weekend just as I predicted and now, I like them to beat No. 6 Ohio State in their huge Week 9 Big Ten battle despite being on the road. I know Ohio State has looked fantastic in scoring at least 54 points in each of their last four games, but the Buckeyes haven’t exactly beaten a bunch of legitimate national championship contenders in getting past UNLV, Rutgers, Maryland, and Nebraska during the stretch.
Not only does Penn State have arguably the best player in all of college football on their side in running back Saquon Barkley, but the Nittany Lions have held six of their seven opponents this season to 14 points or less and has not given up more than 19 points in any game. After beating the Buckeyes 24-21 at home last season, I can see the Penn State taking it to Ohio State again for the second consecutive season in their Week 9 battle this coming Saturday.
Yes, the Buckeyes have a legitimate star in dual-threat quarterback J.T. Barrett and they’re playing at home, but Penn State has the better defense this season and two Heisman Trophy candidates to counter Barrett with in quarterback Trace McSorley and the versatile Barkley. The Nittany Lions are a near perfect 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 conference games, 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win and 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. Despite their recent string of routs, the Buckeyes are still just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record. Not only does Penn State cover the spread as 6-point road dogs, but they do so by winning outright!
Pick: Penn State +6
3-Team Parlay Pick College Football Week 9
- Stanford Cardinal
- Penn State Nittany Lions
- West Virginia Mountaineers
No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-1) at No. 22 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2)
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
NCAAF Odds: Oklahoma State -8
Analysis: Mason Rudolph and the Oklahoma State Cowboys may have a higher national ranking when they hit the road to take on No. 22 West Virginia, but I’m going to encourage you to back the Mountaineers to at least cover the chalk at home in this matchup seeing as how both of these Big 12 rivals average just over 43.0 points per game and West Virginia allows less than seven points per game more than the Cowboys defensively.
Oklahoma State narrowly avoided suffering their second loss of the season by getting past Texas 13-10 in overtime while West Virginia squeaked past rebuilding Baylor 38-36. The bottom line for me is that Oklahoma State and West Virginia are very evenly matched on both sides of the ball even if the Cowboys do have the bigger name quarterback in Mason Rudolph. The Cowboys are just 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games while West Virginia has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. I say take the Mountaineers and the points to cover at home while pushing the cowboys for the outright win.
Pick: West Virginia +8