Must-Bet College Football Week 7 Parlay for Saturday

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Another big week came as our adjustments to the early season slate have worked. We’re settling into form as the midway point of the schedule arrives. October means big plays and matchups all over the country.

The early look at Week 7 is promising. It’s not too heavy on top matchups. This isn’t a bad thing for bettors. We’re looking to play the smaller games that oddsmakers have overlooked but we can still play bigger games if the lines are right.  Check out our breakdown of each of our top plays.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Saturday, October 16, 2021- 3:30 PM EDT at Lane Stadium

Virginia Tech has played five games this season, but it’s still hard to figure out which team shows up each week. Is it the Hokies team that upset North Carolina in Week 1 when UNC was ranked No. 10 in the Preseason AP Top 25 Poll and lost to Notre Dame by only three points last week? Or is it the VT team that lost to West Virginia and narrowly beat Richmond?

The score of last week’s 32-29 defeat against Notre Dame does not reflect the nature of the game. Virginia Tech finished the fourth quarter ahead 22-21 against the No. 14 ranked team in the country. With less than four minutes left, the Hokies jumped to a 29-21 lead. Even though ESPN gave VT a 96.1% chance of winning, they still found a way to lose the game.

While Virginia Tech’s head coach Justin Fuente has made some questionable decisions, he has put together a strong defense. The Hokies have allowed only 20.8 points per game this season, which puts them at No. 30 in the FBS. On the other hand, the Pittsburgh Panthers have put together an explosive offense that is averaging 46.2 points per game — the third-most in the FBS.

One week after dropping 52 points on Georgia Tech, they’ll be looking to continue their high-scoring trend against the Hokies. The Panthers pass-heavy offense is led by dynamic quarterback Kenny Pickett. Unfortunately for Pickett, V-Tech has a strong passing defense. The question is if Pitt, on the road, can come out with a win against a dangerous Virginia Tech team.

NCAAF Pick: Virginia Tech +4.5 (-110) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

Virginia Tech +4.5 (-110)
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NCAAF Pick: Under 57.5 (-110) with BetOnline

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Utah State Aggies vs. UNLV Rebels

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00 PM EDT at Allegiant Stadium

With a large slate of college football games each weekend, it is tough to notice the best games to bet on. Saturday night’s Mountain West Conference matchup between the Utah State Aggies and the UNLV Rebels is one of the best games to bet on this coming weekend, even if it is not the most compelling game from a non-betting perspective.

Last year both teams finished at the bottom of the conference standings, as UNLV was 0-6 and Utah State was 1-5. This year UNLV is winless again, while Utah State has a winning record. The Aggies have been boosted this year largely by new head coach Blake Anderson.

For years, Anderson had quietly been one of the better head coaches in the country at Arkansas State, where his teams were perennial Sun Belt Conference contenders. Since joining Utah State, Anderson has installed his explosive offensive led by former Arkansas State quarterback Logan Bonner.

Utah State currently averages 41.2 offensive plays per game which is the ninth-most in the country. UNLV allows 36.8 points per game, which puts them near the bottom of the FBS. When you combine the Aggies aggressive offense with UNLV’s horrid defense, we should expect to see a wildly entertaining game.

The Rebels might be winless, but their last two losses were by only a touchdown against a strong Fresno State team and an undefeated UTSA team. The question for Saturday night is if Utah State can “make it rain” against UNLV by covering as touchdown favorites.

NCAAF Pick: Utah State -7 (-115) with BetOnline

Utah State -7 (-115)
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NCAAF Pick: Under 62 (-110) with BetOnline

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Arizona State Sundevils vs. Utah Utes

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00 PM EDT at Rice-Eccles Stadium

If you are a night owl, there is a great game at 10:00 PM EDT on ESPN between Arizona State and Utah. This year, Arizona State has a legitimate chance of making the Rose Bowl and possibly even winning. But first, ASU must beat Utah on the road.

The Sun Devils started the season off with high hopes, and I was skeptical. In the 2020s shortened season they went 2-2, and I was worried that they were overhyped because Herm Edwards is well-known from his time as a head coach with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. However, Arizona State has lived up to the hype.

While ASU lost to a ranked BYU team as a 3-point favorite, they had a decisive victory against then-No. 20 UCLA as a 3-point underdog, and they easily beat a dangerous Stanford team last week. With Edwards being a defensive-minded coach, it is not a surprise that the Sun Devils are stout on that side of the ball.

Utah won’t be a pushover against Arizona State, and accordingly, this game has been set by oddsmakers as close to a tossup. Outside of last week’s USC game, the Utes haven’t really been able to put points on the scoreboard this season.

NCAAF Pick: Arizona State PK (-115) with BetOnline

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NCAAF Pick: Under 50.5 (-110) with BetOnline

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