Anyone who took the Over in Thursday night’s Steelers-Browns game had to appreciate Mike Tomlin opting to kick a field goal late in the game. Had he gone for it on fourth down and missed, the Browns would have probably run the clock out, and the final score would have added up to 37. Thanks to Tomlin’s decision, parlays tied to the Over are alive heading into NFL Sunday.
With 15 more games to come in Week 4, bettors have a wide selection of bets they can combine into NFL parlay bets.
Parlays are risky, of course, harder to win, and tilt the advantage even further toward the bookmaker. But they can be a fun way to risk a little and win a lot. The following are a couple of our favorite NFL parlay picks and a same-game parlay for Week 3.
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When making your NFL parlay picks this week, try not to overreact to what you just saw. Parlays are hard to win; sportsbooks have an even greater edge than usual when it comes to parlays. So, when choosing bets for the legs of your NFL parlay, be smart with your choices.
Could Joe Flacco pull off another miracle with a 300+ yard, four-touchdown day? Sure. Are we going to see another great day out of Geno Smith? It’s possible. Is Joe Burrow going to have another off day? Well, if he gets sacked six or seven times again, it is possible.
Then again, Burrow got sacked nine times against the Titans in the playoffs last year and still led the Bengals to a win.
There is no reason to think Flacco will have another such day; he’s never had three 300+ yard games in a row or back-to-back four-touchdown performances. Smith’s track record speaks for itself; since leading the Seahawks on three scoring drives in the first half against Denver, Smith has engineered zero scoring drives (six quarters).
Anything can happen on any given Sunday. But if you are a fan of the game, you know it is unlikely Flacco and Smith get the job done this week. They could, but do you really want to bet money on them doing so?
NFL Week 2 Parlay No. 1
Let’s start with an NFL parlay featuring the picks our writers made in the following game previews. The odds listed are as of Friday afternoon from various sportsbooks and may be different than what’s quoted in the articles. They also may not represent the best odds for these plays. Bettors should always shop around various sportsbooks to find the best odds for their wagers.
- Packers vs. Buccaneers Odds & Prediction: Running Game’s Key in Epic QB Duel
- Packers to win, 24-20: With the spread being +1 for the Packers, consider the moneyline for this one (+100 or even-money).
- 49ers vs. Broncos Odds & Prediction: Betting Line Shifts in San Francisco’s Direction
- 49ers to win, 24-16: Our writer is predicting an eight-point win, which could cover the -1.5 spread (-110).
- NFL Week 3 Betting Picks & Predictions: Targeting 2 Favorites and 1 Total
- A couple of favorites from Ken Bates:
- Bears -2.5
- Bengals -6
- A couple of favorites from Ken Bates:
With legs of +100 -110, -11o, and -110, the odds for this parlay is +1,291. If you bet $100, you’ll receive a payout of $1,291, plus your original $100 stake.
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NFL Week 2 Parlay No. 2
Is there a better person to get betting advice from than a bookie? Probably not. So, for this parlay, let’s take a look at some of the consensus picks from this week’s Bookie Battle (a contest we run where bookies from various sportsbooks pick games ATS each week):
- Bills-Dolphins: Bills -4.5
- Ravens-Patriots: Ravens -3
- Raiders-Titans: Raiders -1
- Jaguars-Chargers: Chargers -7
- 49ers-Broncos: 49ers -1.5
A five-leg parlay is incredibly ambitious; with odds of +2435, it has a 3.94% chance of being a winner. But if it hits, a $100 bet will make you the life of the party.
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NFL Week 3 Same-Game-Parlay
If you have a strong feeling about multiple markets for a single game, you’re in luck. Most sportsbooks offer same-game-parlays that allow you to combine bets from a single game into a parlay. For this week, let’s go with the Bills-Dolphins game.
- Stefon Diggs, anytime touchdown scorer +100
- Tyreek Hill, anytime touchdown scorer +130
- Josh Allen, over 1.5 touchdowns -224
- Stefon Diggs, over 81.5 receiving yards -142
- Josh Allen, over 281.5 passing yards -115
- Tyreek Hill, over 71.5 receiving yards -117
- Parlay Odds: +1500
With odds of +1500, a $100 wager will result in a payout of $1600 if you win (your stake plus $1500 in winnings).
Both teams will be looking to get their respective passing games on track early (if they can). Buffalo will probably not have too much trouble against the Dolphins’ defense, but it is hard to say whether the Dolphins will have the same luck against the Bills’ defense. However, Miami will get to a point where they have no choice but to throw the ball if they’re going to stay/get back in the game.
Stefon Diggs is Josh Allen’s favorite target; it would be shocking if he didn’t produce. Since the Bills are a pass-first offense, chances are good Allen has another 300+ yard day (or at least a 281.5+ yards day). Tyreek Hill is the best weapon the Dolphins have. Any shot they have at being competitive involves him playing a significant role.
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