Week 4: Football Parlay
Three weeks of NFL season have come and gone with each week getting better and better.
Last week’s parlay was an even split with two of the four bets hitting. The underdog pick of the Houston Texans edged out the Los Angeles Chargers, and the San Francisco 49ers took care of business at home defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Buffalo Bills also defeated the Cincinnati Bengals but failed to cover the six-point spread which busted the ticket early on. The Seattle Seahawks then followed by getting upset at home from the New Orleans Saints.
I’ll keep pushing forward to cash my ticket this week. Check out this four-team parlay ticket with solid value:
Four Team Parlay Ticket:
Kansas City Chiefs (-6), -118
Baltimore Ravens Moneyline, -295
Jacksonville Jaguars, +145
New York Giants Spread (-3), -148
Total Odds: +1096
Potential Payout: $10 to win $119.65
The Kansas City Chiefs remain undefeated following a 33-28 win over Baltimore Ravens thanks to the efforts of Patrick Mahomes. The reigning NFL MVP completed 27-of-37 for 374 yards and three touchdowns.
Running back LeSean McCoy put the league on notice that he’s still got game, rushing eight times for 54 yards and one touchdown, adding three receptions for 26 yards and another score.
The Detroit Lions (2-0-1) pulled off an upset win on the road over the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 with the difference maker coming from Detroit’s defense and special teams. Detroit forced two fumbles, three sacks and had a kickoff return for a touchdown.
I'll be taking Kansas City (-6) for two reasons; they’re the best team in football, and because I’m not buying the Lions hype. If you can buy some points and get stronger odds I’d strongly recommend doing that.
The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) dropped their first game of the season in Kansas City. Quarterback Lamar Jackson was a dual threat as usual throwing for 267 yards while rushing for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Running back Mark Ingram had a career day for Baltimore rushing for three touchdowns on 16 carries for 103 yards.
The Cleveland Browns (1-2) faltered at home on Sunday night, losing to the Los Angeles Rams 20-13. Quarterback Baker Mayfield had a rough night completing 18-of-36 passes for 195 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Baltimore is a seven-point favorite, but I’ll take the smaller odds at (-295) on the moneyline instead to play it safe. Either way, the Ravens should have no problem at home against the drowning Browns.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) snagged their first win of the season with a 20-7 win over the Tennessee Titans. Jacksonville’s defense was a force to be reckoned with, sacking Tennessee nine times and forcing a fumble.
Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew led the charge completing 20-of-30 for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Broncos’ disappointing start to the season continued moving to (0-3) after their 27-16 loss to the Packers.
Running back Phillip Lindsay put the team on his back carrying the ball 21 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns, adding four receptions on five targets for 49 yards.
I’m a big believer in Minshew Mania, so I’m rolling with the Jaguars (+145). The Broncos play tough at home so I’d also consider taking the Jags with the points, but with Denver trending down, I’ll take my chances on the underdog.
The New York Giants (1-2) seem to have found a franchise quarterback in rookie Daniel Jones. Jones led the team to a 32-31 come-from-behind win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, completing 23-of-36 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns, adding four carries for 28 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite the positive outcome, New York suffered a major loss in superstar running back Saquon Barkley who will miss 4-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Washington, on the other hand, struggled on Monday night losing to the Chicago Bears 31-15 and moved to (0-3) on the season. The Redskins turned the ball over an alarming five times, all of which came from quarterback Case Keenum.
Jones is making his home debut, so expect New York to carry over the momentum from last week’s exciting win. I’m taking the Giants to cover the spread (-3).