Longshot Parlay: Picks To Pay For Your Weekend

Small stakes for big wins! Check out our parlay bet at huge odds this weekend
The Stats Guy
Sat, March 7, 6:42 AM EST

5-Leg Parlay Odds +9993: Turn $20 into $1998!

Saturday, March 7

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers @ Golden State Warriors - Warriors +2 @ -110

- The 76ers are a league-worst 9-22-2 ATS on the road this season and will be without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

NBA: Houston Rockets @ Charlotte Hornets - Under 222 @ -110

- The Rockets have gone over the total in just 42.6 percent of their games, and the Hornets do so just 46.2 percent of the time

UFC: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero - Adesanya by TKO/KO @ +165

- Adesanya is 18-0 with 14 of his 18 wins coming by way of knockout

Sunday, March 8

Golf: The Arnold Palmer Invitational - Rory McIlroy to win  @ +280

- The world's No.1-ranked player, McIlroy enters the weekend tied for 4th at 5-under par. He won the event in 2018

XFL: St. Louis BattleHawks @ DC Defenders - DC Defenders (ML) @ +175

- The Defenders started the season out hot, going 2-0, but have hit a losing skid of late. DC Returns to Audi Field on Sunday, where they are undefeated on the year.

So, what is a parlay?

A parlay is a single bet that relies on winning two or more wagers and is used to generate larger potential payouts for bettors. Parlays allow you to combine moneyline bets, prop bets, spread bets and pretty much anything else you can think of from different games in order to substantially increase your odds and give you a high-risk, high-reward chance at winning big.

How many selections need to win in order for me to win my parlay bet?

In short, all of them, but there are a few exceptions. A parlay bet is counted as a winner if none of the wagers lose, so there are circumstances like game cancelations/postponements and pushes that can result in an adjustment of odds instead of a loss. For instance, if you have a five-team parlay and three of the bets cover but two of them push, your parlay bet won’t be counted as a loss, your odds will just readjust to reflect a three-team parlay between your three winning bets. However, the second one of your teams don’t cover, the entire bet is counted as a loser.

How do I place a parlay bet?

Parlays are a popular wager type among bettors, and most sportsbooks have recognized this and made it easy for users to create their own.

As you navigate through a sportsbook and add different wagers to your betslip, you’ll usually be given two different options for how you can bet. The first is to bet all your different selections as independent straight bets.

However, sportsbooks also give you the option to parlay all four of those bets together, taking your potential profit and increasing it based on the amount of wagers in the parlay and their individual odds. If you took those same four wagers and combined them into a four-leg, $40 parlay, you’d increase your potential profit to $342.78.

Obviously, your odds of winning a bet decrease substantially when you make a win dependent on hitting all your wagers, but parlay bet payouts can often be substantial enough to entice bettors to take the risk.

Why should I use Oddschecker for my parlay bet?

Simply put, parlays are like every other type of bet in that your potential profit is completely dependent on your odds. At Oddschecker, we do the hard work for you, compiling odds from every major sports book and letting you know which gives you the best chance at striking it rich. Betting on anything, especially parlays, without checking where you can get the best odds is leaving free money on the table. Our odds grids make it easy for you to find which site is giving you the best value before you place a bet.

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