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 Divisional Round game between Baltimore and Buffalo 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 @ +1221 - $50 Bet wins $610
Leg 1: Bills -2.5 @ -104
I’ve gone back and forth on this one a bunch of times this week. I like how both these teams are playing right now and think they’re both very good. I ended up on the side of the favorites here because they are more dynamic on offense than the Ravens.
Lamar Jackson is awesome, but I don’t trust him to be able to win a game with his arm. Meanwhile, Josh Allen is throwing the ball extremely well and continues to be one of the best passers in football. Allen can hurt you with his feet and his arm, the Bills’ receivers are better than the Ravens’ wide outs and I don’t think a 3-point win is going to be that hard for Buffalo to pull off.
Leg 2: Under 49.5 @ -118
A brisk, cloudy night in Buffalo is going to lead to a hard fought, low scoring game on Saturday night. The Ravens want to run the ball, and they will. The Bills love to throw it but, like last week, I think we see them rely more on Allen's feet today than they did during the season.
23-20 or 24-17, those are the types of scores I expect to see today in this one. Both these defenses are good (the Ravens defense is elite) and I just don’t see this being any type of high-scoring contest. With the total at almost 50, I’m riding under.
Leg 3: Lamar Jackson Over 79.5 Yard Rushing @ -122
Leg 4: Josh Allen Over 42.5 Yards Rushing @ -122
I’ve hinted at this throughout the parlay, but I expect both these quarterbacks to lean heavily on their legs in the Divisional Round.
Lamar Jackson is one of the best dual-threat QBs we’ve ever seen. He’s outrageously explosive when he breaks the pocket or in designed runs. When things get tough, he understandably relies on his feet to get yards, and when this game gets close he’s going to take off. Greg Roman will have all sorts of designed runs for Jackson, who has broken 80 yards rushing in three straight.
As for Josh Allen, he’s also one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league today. This season, he’s relied on his legs much less often than he has in the past. But, last week, when the game was close he took off, finishing with 54 yards rushing. I expect the Ravens to try and take away Stefon Diggs and make Allen find more creative ways to beat them. There’s a good shot he goes over 50 yards rushing again this week and I’m backing it.