Our two-team parlay for Friday consists of a pair of college football showdowns. The Syracuse Orange visit the Louisville Cardinals for an Atlantic Coast Conference clash, while the Purdue Boilermakers visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a Big Ten battle.
Syracuse Orange at Louisville Cardinals: LOU -18; Total 56.5
Louisville is 18-point chalk at home for this Friday night showdown and the OVER has cashed in each of the last seven games that the Cardinals were the favorite and in four of the last five games Louisville has played Syracuse. Even though both Louisville and Syracuse have had problems on offense, the defenses are even worse as they are allowing a combined 60.1 points per game. The defense against the run for Syracuse is one of the worst in the country allowing an average of 220 yards per game on the ground and will be facing the Cardinals dual-threat quarterback Malik Cunningham, who ran for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals loss to Virginia last weekend. The defense for Louisville is weak against the run and will be facing Syracuse's Sean Tucker who is averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Louisville has not allowed that many yards passing but it's because most opponents have not needed to pass against such a weak running defense. Points will be scored early and often in this matchup therefore take the OVER to cash.
1st Part of College Football Parlay: over 56.5
Purdue Boilermakers at Minnesota Golden Gophers: PUR -3 Total 62
Purdue has one of the top aerial attacks in the nation as quarterback Aidan O'Connell has passed for 916 yards in just three games. Purdue is coming off a 27-20 loss to Northwestern last Saturday, but O'Connell did his part for the Boilermakers offense, passing for 263 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Zander Horvath is O'Connell's favorite target and caught nine passes for 100 yards in the loss to the Wildcats. Minnesota was defeated by Iowa 35-7 last week. The Golden Gophers played poorly on both offense and defense as quarterback Tanner Morgan threw for only 167 yards and was intercepted twice and the Golden Gophers defense gave up 111 yards rushing and 235 yards passing. Iowa scored four touchdowns through the air. Minnesota began the season with high expectations following 11 wins last year but the defense is giving up an average of 7.6 yards per play and 35.8 points per game. The per play average of 7.6 yards that the Golden Gophers defense allows is the worst in the nation. Purdue behind the arm of quarterback Aidan O'Connell will attack the defensive secondary of Minnesota from the start and will easily cover as 3-point road chalk.
2nd Part of College Football Parlay: Purdue Boilermakers -3
Two-game Parlay Payout - $100 pays $264.46