Tuesday MACtion betting preview: Let's get weird with some MACtion plays and parlays
Alright people. You love college football. I love college football. You love making money with DraftKings Sportsbook. I love making money with DraftKings Sportsbook. And now the perfect, most exciting way to combine college football and making money….just one word for you: MACtion!
That’s right, the most exciting gambling football feature since the Same Game Parlay: the Mid-American Conference and all the weird stuff that happens, whenever they lace 'em up on Tuesday and Wednesday nights! You’ve got Northern Illinois, you’ve got Kent State, you’ve got Akron, Toledo and just about every directional-Michigan college you can think of. It’s madness and it’s glorious! Join me and ride some MACtion to the bank!
Here are the picks, but with a twist: Let's be honest, MACtion isn't like the rest of college football. It's weird. It's strange. I mean come on, it's football on Tuesday's!
So what we're going to do is give a few moneyline picks early - and then hit you with a few parlays late, to spice up your action late.
Miami (OH) at Ohio: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Spread: Miami (OH (-7)
Why do I like Miami? Here’s how they prepared for the MAC slate: played at Ohio State, played at Army, and played at sweater-wearing PJ Fleck’s Minnesota squad. That’s a pretty good non-conference slate to prep for some MACtion.
Miami rolls into Athens having won back to back games. And if the cult classic “Bull Durham” taught me anything, that means Miami is about to start a win streak.
The Pick: Miami (OH) Money Line
Ball State (-20.5) at Akron: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network
Spread: Ball State (-20.5)
Akron has already lost three contests on their home field, including to Ohio, which hasn't won another game all year. Buffalo smacked the Zips around 45-10 last week, meaning the Zips they lost back to back conference games by double digits.
Ball State meanwhile has won three of their last four games, including two on the road.
Traveling to Akron ain’t no problem for Ball State, which will win their fourth in five games Tuesday night.
The Pick: Ball State Money Line
Eastern Michigan at Toledo: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Spread: Toledo (-9)
Keep in mind, this is a Toledo team that went into South Bend and almost pulled off the upset against the Fighting Irish. The Rockets did lose two in a row at one point since, but also bounced back with a nice win against Western Michigan last week.
The Pick: Toledo Moneyline
Our can't lose MACtion moneyline parlays are below, but before we get to them - let's first look quickly ahead to Wednesday's MACtion slate:
Wednesday's game highlights the divisional leaders: Northern Illinois against Kent State. NIU opened the season with a win over Georgia Tech and are currently riding a five-game win streak. I’ve got love for Julian Edelman’s alma mater, but the NIU Huskies are playing for keeps, playing for that MAC title. Kent St is no easy place to play - drunk college kids will fill the stands on Wednesday night. But NIU has played AT Georgia Tech and AT Ann Arbor vs Michigan, so I’m confident they will get the road victory on hump day.
Wednesday Pick: Northern Illinois (+3.5)
Alright, now that we've gotten our Wednesday pick out there, let's get back to today.
Again, MACtion is weird - by design. So rather than betting boring old against the spread bets, here are my favorite parlays of the day.
Feeling mild: Parlay moneyline wins for Ball St, Toledo, and Miami OH (total: -112 odds)
Feeling medium: Parlay Ball St moneyline, Toledo cover -9, Miami moneyline (Total: +181 odds)
Feeling spicy: Parlay the over in all the games, because MACtion! (Total: +567 odds)
Let’s do this, people! Tuesday is for MACtion, Tuesday is for profit!
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