Week 2: Football Parlay
After the chaos that transpired in Week 1, this Sunday seems set to follow in its footsteps.
In last week’s parlay, my underdog moneyline pick of the Buffalo Bills started the ticket off strong with a win, but it was all downhill from there. The Detroit Lions collapsed down the stretch and found themselves tying the Arizona Cardinals, while the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t cover the massive spread and the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons Over/Under fell just short.
Of course, we get right back into the action despite the loss and focus on profiting this time around. Below is a four-team parlay ticket that again has strong odds and value.
Four Team Parlay Ticket:
Indianapolis Colts Moneyline: +150
Dallas Cowboys Moneyline: -238
Seattle Seahawks Spread (+4): -105
New York Jets Moneyline: +125
Total Odds: +1425
Potential Payout: $10 to win $142.47 profit.
The Tennessee Titans (1-0) pulled off the biggest upset in Week 1 with a dominant 43-13 win over the Cleveland Browns after being a 9.5-point underdog.
Running back Derrick Henry picked up right where he left off at the end of last season as the driving force of the Titan offense. Henry had 19 carries for 84 yards and one touchdown, adding one reception for 75 yards and a touchdown.
The Indianapolis Colts (0-1) showed some serious grit during their 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Despite losing franchise quarterback Andrew Luck to a surprising retirement, the Colts offense showed no signs of slowing down.
Running back Marlon Mack finished with the most rushing yards in Week 1 behind the best offensive line in football. Mack rushed for 174 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown.
This game will be decided in the trenches, and I’m giving the advantage to the Colts defense and offensive line.
The Dallas Cowboys (1-0) looked above and beyond the competition on Sunday, defeating the New York Giants 35-17.
All eyes were on quarterback Dak Prescott who was on point passing for 405 yards on 25-of-32 completions and four touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins (0-1) nearly pulled off an upset in Philadelphia and covered the 10-point spread during a 32-27 loss to the Eagles.
Rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin was a standout in his first game, catching five of seven targets for 125 yards and one touchdown.
The spread is sitting at (-4), and with this being an NFC East divisional game, I’ll take the Cowboys at (-240) to play it safe from a bad beat in a field goal game.
The Seattle Seahawks (1-0) avoided the near upset at home by narrowly defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 and failed to cover the spread as 9.5-point favorites.
Running back Chris Carson made plays all over the field for the Seahawks, rushing 15 times for 46 yards and one touchdown, adding six receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1) had an opening night they’d like to forget, losing to the New England Patriots 33-3.
There weren’t many positives to talk about with regards to the Steelers, but if there was one it would be wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. He looked the part of a number one receiver, catching six of his eight targets for 78 yards.
Take the Seahawks (+4) here. With the number sitting right above a field goal, I feel good about Seattle on the road. The Seahawks are going to compete, and Pittsburgh haven’t shown enough yet to make me think they’re going to win or at least by anything more than a field goal.
The Cleveland Browns (0-1) didn’t exactly live up to the expectations in Week 1, falling to the Titans 43-13.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield had a tough day throwing three interceptions to one touchdown, completing 25-of-38 passes for 285 yards.
The big storyline in this matchup will be wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s return to MetLife Stadium where he spent the latter part of his career playing before being traded to Cleveland this offseason. Beckham Jr. caught seven passes for 71 yards in the Browns loss.
Meanwhile, the New York Jets also had a lackluster opening day, allowing 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and losing 17-16 to the Buffalo Bills.
Newly-acquired running back Le’Veon Bell made a good first impression carrying the ball 17 times for 60 yards, adding six receptions for 32 yards, one touchdown and a two-point conversion.
After a disappointing loss at home last week, I expect the Jets to bounce back in a big way on primetime Monday night football.