One of the absolute best things about FanDuel has been the addition of the Same Game Parlay. The Same Game Parlay allows users to parlay game bets, like spread, moneyline and total, with player and game props from one game.
There are four bets for the Wild Card Round game between Washington and Tampa Bay that I have my eyes on, and I’m going to take advantage of FanDuel’s generosity and package them in a 4-leg parlay to try and win big.
4-Leg Parlay @ +1121 - $50 bet wins $560
Leg 1: Buccaneers -9.5 @ -112
It has been fun to watch Washington tough out a playoff spot this season. Not many people gave them a shot to compete this year, and they won the entire NFC East. But, they are far from a good football team and the Buccaneers have looked great.
Despite the fact that the Washington defense has looked great, their offense has struggled to put up points. Alex Smith can dink and dunk with the best of them, but he starts to struggle when he has to get the ball downfield. I expect the Buccaneers to start fast and Washington to have difficulties keeping up.
Leg 2: Washington Under 17.5 Total Points @ -124
I thought about taking the total for the game, but I don’t really know how many points the Buccaneers are going to be able to score. I do know that the Washington offense is not good, and I feel comfortable riding their team total under.
We don’t even know for sure that Alex Smith will be able to start on Saturday night. Washington may have to start Taylor Heinicke under center which would turn a bad offense even worse. If they can score more than two touchdowns, I’ll be shocked, so I’ll ride the team under.
Leg 3: Rob Gronkowski Over 32.5 Receiving Yards @ -110
Tom Brady’s first playoff game in a jersey other than the Patriots and he’s coming in with a banged up Mike Evans. I expect the game’s best playoff quarterback to look for a security blanket against one of the NFL’s top defences, which should be Gronk.
Gronk going over 32 yards doesn’t seem like something that is going to be hard to do. The Bucs are going to air it out all game long, and the GOAT should be hooking up with his favorite tight end quite often.
Leg 4: Antonio Gibson Over 47.5 Rushing Yards @ -110
As mentioned previously, the Washington offense, specifically their passing game, leaves a lot to be inspired. They throw short routes and rely heavily on the run game. If they’re going to hang around tonight they’re going to have to run the ball a fair amount.
Antonio Gibson has rushed for over 47 yards in four of his last five games. The only time in that span that he rushed for fewer than 47 yards was against Pittsburgh, when he was hurt in the first quarter and never returned. Gibson has been a workhorse this season, he’ll see a ton of carries Saturday night.