Week 9 saw five underdogs win outright and seven of them cover the spread - the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Last Sunday, my parlay was over before it started. Jacksonville, my lone underdog pick, started the day bright and early with a loss in London. The ticket was all downhill from there as all three favorites - the Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers - followed with ugly losses.
If you’ve been fading me, you’ve cashed for a second time this season. Whether you decide to roll with me or against in Week 10, there is sure to be profit on one side or the other.
Check out this four-team parlay ticket with strong odds and good value:
Four Team Parlay Ticket:
Buffalo Bills Spread (+3), -117
Detroit Lions Moneyline, +125
Kansas City Chiefs Spread (-6.5), -110
Los Angeles Rams Moneyline, -200
Total Odds: +1093
Potential Payout: $10 to return $119.25
Buffalo Bills (+3) @ Cleveland Browns, 1:00 PM:
The Buffalo Bills (6-2) covered the 10-point spread at home with a 24-9 win over the Washington Redskins.
Quarterback Josh Allen took care of the football and completed 14-of-20 for 160 yards and one touchdown, adding eight carries for 12 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Rookie running back Devin Singletary had the best day of his young career rushing for 95 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries with three receptions for 45 yards.
The Cleveland Browns (2-6) continued the ongoing dumpster fire of a season and dropped a fourth consecutive game in ugly fashion to the Denver Broncos 24-19.
Cleveland’s offense was nonexistent behind the struggling efforts from quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield completed 27-of-42 for 273 yards and one touchdown.
I’m taking the Bills with the points (+3). Buffalo is off to one of the franchise’s best starts since the early 90’s and have found themselves in playoff contention. Meanwhile, Cleveland has all but hit rock bottom, and I’m not going to go down with them.
Detroit Lions (+125) @ Chicago Bears, 1:00 PM:
The Chicago Bears (3-5) dropped a fourth consecutive game and fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 22-14.
Chicago’s offense looked lost totaling an abysmal nine yards in the first half, yet still managed to find the endzone twice in the second half.
Running back David Montgomery was responsible for those scores, rushing for 40 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns.
The Detroit Lions (3-4-1) lost for the fourth time in the last five games, falling to the Oakland Raiders 31-24.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford filled up the stat sheet, completing 26-of-41 for a season-high 406 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. both finished with over 100 yards. Golladay had four receptions for a team-high 132 yards and one touchdown, while Jones Jr. caught a team-leading 8 of 11 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown.
Roll with the Lions to win outright (+125). The Lions have had success against Chicago as of late, winning 9 of the last 12 meetings with Stafford under center
The Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) pulled off the home upset win over the Minnesota Vikings 26-23 on a 44-yard Harrison Butker time-expiring field goal.
Quarterback Matt Moore was solid in the absence of reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes, completing 25-of-35 for 275 yards and one touchdown.
The Tennessee Titans (4-5) snapped a two-game winning streak after losing on the road to the Carolina Panthers 30-20.
Tennessee couldn’t get anything going on offense and were shut out 17-0 in the first half.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was a nonfactor getting sacked four times and throwing two interceptions while completing 27-of-39 for 331 yards and one touchdown, and added a garbage time rushing touchdown.
Roll with the Chiefs to cover the spread (-6.5). Whether Mahomes starts or not, the line sitting at six-and-a-half is too low and the Chiefs should cover this number.
Los Angeles Rams (-200) @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 PM:
The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Los Angeles Rams looking to complete the three-game home sweep.
Pittsburgh (4-4) picked up a second consecutive win after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 26-24 on a missed field goal as time expired.
Running back Jaylen Samuels was a difference maker catching all 13 of his targets for 73 yards.
Los Angeles (5-3) return from the bye week on the heels of a second straight win, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 24-10 in London.
Wide receiver Cooper Kupp went off with seven receptions for 220 yards, including a crucial 65-yard touchdown that broke a 10-10 tie in the second quarter.
I’m taking the Rams on the moneyline at (-200). The Rams are (3-1) on the road with three of those games begin decided by one possession. The spread is sitting at three points in favor of Los Angeles, but I’m going to avoid a bad beat and take the moneyline.