Surprisingly, the Eagles-Texans game Thursday night was pretty entertaining. While their team lost, it wasn’t a bad one for Texans fans to bet on—if they took the points. But that game is done, so it is time to look at some of the remaining games for Week 9, which bettors can take advantage of and combine to form NFL parlay bets.
The potential reward goes up with NFL parlay bets, but so does the risk. So, if you decide to put money down on a parlay or two, you may not want to bet the farm. Here are a few of our favorite NFL parlay picks for Week 9, including a couple of same-game parlay bets.
NFL Parlay Picks: Week 9
Yes, the allure of a massive payday can be hard to resist. But remember why that payday is enormous—the odds are long and your chances of winning are negligible. If you are going to bet on an NFL parlay, consider going with two or three-leg parlays over four, five, or six legs (or more). You will not win as much with fewer legs, but you have a better shot at winning.
Let’s go over a few options:
NFL Parlay No. 1: 3-Leg Bears-Dolphins Same Game Parlay
- Justin Fields Under 174.5 passing yards -115
- Justin Fields Over 54.5 rushing yards, +105
- Khalil Herbert Over 49.5 yards +155
- Parlay Odds: +700
The Bears will try to minimize the time the Dolphins offense is on the field by doing what has worked well for them in recent weeks—running the ball. They may try to throw a little more with Chase Claypool on the field, but they will not stray too far from their bread and butter.
Miami has a good run defense (100.6 ypg allowed); it may slow the Bears down, but not enough to keep Fields or Herbert from running for more than their respective totals.
A $100 wager will result in an $800 payday, your stake plus $700 in winnings.
NFL Parlay No. 2
- Jets-Bills Half-Time Total Under 23.5 -115
- Austin Ekeler Over 51.5 receiving yards -115
- Parlay Odds: +249
Buffalo can put up 23 points in the first half on their own. But the Jets defense is pretty good this year and may keep Josh Allen from going off in the first half. As for the Jets offense vs. the Bills defense—don’t expect much.
The Chargers will be without wide receivers Mike Williams and Keenan Allen, but they are facing the NFL’s worst pass defense (Atlanta). So, Ekeler will probably see an increase in opportunities in the passing game this week (targeted 12 times last week; 16 the week before).
A $100 wager will result in a $349 payday, your stake plus $249 in winnings.
NFL Parlay No. 3
- Titans +12.5 -110
- Seahawks moneyline +105
- Dolphins -4 -110
- Parlay Odds: +647
Whether it’s Malik Willis or Ryan Tannehill behind center does not matter. The Titans will look to Derrick Henry to lead them to a win over the Chiefs. He’ll have a good enough game to keep the Titans within 10. Arizona has looked better with Deandre Hopkins in the lineup, but don’t count on the Cards winning in Seattle.
Chicago has been competitive recently, with the run game going for 200+ the last few weeks. But the Bears will not slow down the Dolphins offense enough. It will be a close game in the first half, but the Fins will blow it wide open in the second half.
A $100 wager will result in a $747 payday, your stake plus $647 in winnings.
NFL Parlay No. 4: 2-Leg Colts-Patriots Same-Game Parlay
- Total—Under 40.5 -110
- Deon Jackson Over 59.5 rushing yards +115
- Parlay Odds: +310
Both teams have solid defenses, but neither team has a potent offense. Between both teams, the total has been under 40 in nine of 16 games. Bettors should expect a similar output on Sunday.
Jackson will not carry the entire load out of the backfield, but he’ll get the bulk of it. To take some pressure off Sam Ehlinger, the Colt may run the ball more than usual, making it more likely Jackson goes for at least 60 yards (he has 62 in his start against the Broncos; Patriots are giving up 126 ypg.
A $100 wager will result in a $410 payday, your stake and $310 in winnings.