College Football parlay picks: Three-game parlay (+593) for New Year's Day Bowl Games

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Bowl season is in full swing and this Friday we get the first College Football of the New Year. Generally these games are considered the most prestigious, which gives us the opportunity for a parlay. A College Football parlay is a great way to incorporate several games and have some fun with the chance of hitting big. One side and two totals pays nice odds of +593 with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Let’s get into Friday’s free College Football parlay picks. Feel free to add, subtract or mix and match plays which you like!

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs, Over 50.0 Points (-110), 12 p.m ET

I like the over a lot here, mainly because of how much the Dawgs have improved since switching to JT Daniels at quarterback. This Georgia defense has also had their fair share of struggles this season and now they have quite a few notable absences on their defense. As for the Cincinnati defense, their numbers need to be taken with a grain of salt because they have not played anyone worth noting. UCF was probably the best team they played this season in terms of a team that can score and they allowed 33 points to the Knights.

The Bearcats offense as we know has Ridder. He is a difference maker as well, so expect Cincinnati to be able to move the ball an attack the areas of the field where Georgia will be missing their top guys. Six of nine games have surpassed the total we have here for both sides, so Georgia and Cincinnati are used to seeing quite a few points.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Over 65.5 Points (-110), 4 p.m ET

Notre Dame is not going to cover if it fails to score a ton of points. You know Alabama is going to light up the scoreboard. The Crimson Tide have put up at least 41 points in each of their last 10 outings. They boast the top two Heisman Trophy favorites in receiver DeVonta Smith (-200) and quarterback Mac Jones (+200).

Meanwhile, running back Kyren Williams has been outstanding for Notre Dame. He has 1,061 yards and 12 TDs after exceeding the 100-yard mark six times in 2020. This includes three times in the past five contests. The over is 4-1 in the Fighting Irish’s last five non-conference outings. It is also 6-2 in the Crimson Tide’s last eight against opponents with winning records and 22-8-2 in their last 32 at neutral sites. Go with the over.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Clemson Tigers -7.5 (-110), 8 p.m ET

The second semifinal in the College Football Playoff pits the Clemson Tigers against the Ohio State Buckeyes. This time around it’s the Sugar Bowl after they faced each other in the Fiesta Bowl last season. That game was won by the Tigers that propelled them into the championship (lost to LSU). Clemson is favored to take care of business once again — and they are favored for good reason. The Tigers are 10-0 in 2020 when Trevor Lawrence is under center. They only lost only to fellow CFP participant Notre Dame when Lawrence was sidelined because of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Buckeyes have played only six games, so the jury is still out on just how good they are. They were far from convincing in wins over Indiana and Northwestern and they haven’t run into any opponent tougher than that this whole year. Ohio State is 0-4 ATS in its last four against opponents with winning records. The Tigers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 against opponents with winning records and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 bowl games. As a result, we will look for Clemson to get back into the title game with no issue.

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