Funny how good parlays look before the games start when it comes to betting NFL football. That happened to me last week and I am out to correct one mistake I made and will share it with you.
For this article last week, I made a bad decision and used Denver in two different parlays after winning two-teamer. I was so confident Denver at the very least would win, but they did not and cost me money at A-rated Intertops. Using the same team in multiple parlays that are no more than four teams, can work for or against you, and when it goes wrong, I, in this case, paid for it. We all mistakes, learn from me and make wise choices.
Went over the NFL odds and have this trio of parlays that have real possibilities.
2-Team Parlay - Bears (-2.5) and Texans (-3)
Chicago is a little better off with Brian Hoyer at quarterback and going against Jacksonville defense, I suspect coach John Fox will game plan much better to get WR Alshon Jeffries into the contest early and often. I'm not saying this officially, nonetheless, Blake Bortles is showing Jay Cutler tendencies, which would doom Jacksonville franchise. I completely understand all the negatives associated with the Bears at Soldier Field, but with the Jaguars 1-13 ATS facing NFC teams recently and I am on Da Bears.
Houston paid Brock Osweiler a good junk of change and already the murmuring has started, Osweiler might not be the QB Houston needs after all. The Texans offense has only gone past 23 points once and with a defense lacking in J.J. Watt's presence, Houston has to score more points. With the physical tools in place and the Indianapolis defense hardly noteworthy in surrendering 29.6 points per game, I like Houston to have a breakout game and will use them in this parlay for NFL picks.
3-Team Parlay That is Doggone Good - Browns (+7) - Bengals (+9) - Rams (+3)
This is a bit of an unusual parlay in playing all underdogs, but here is what I like about each one.
Cleveland is a bad team, but is Tennessee really deserving of giving any team a touchdown when they are 2-12 ATS when facing losing teams? I think not.
I know I will have some doubters, nonetheless, I am convinced Cincinnati will play their best game of the season in New England and keep final score to a touchdown or less against the Patriots.
Los Angeles is no prize, but Detroit is certainly no better than the Rams and sportsbooks installed them as tradition three-point home favorites, making my point. With the Lions only 34-55 ATS off a home victory, L.A. can win this outright.
4-Team Money Line Parlay
For this money line parlay, I am betting on three favorites to come through and just win the game, which they certainly seem capable of doing. Also adding Baltimore and here is why: In the past five years teams that their fired offensive coordinator are 24-12 SU the rest of the year and the Ravens are 9-0 ATS as a road underdog if the opponent is off a loss.
Ravens - Patriots - Steelers - Seahawks
If correct, a $100 bet currently should pay $584 and change, which is a really nice payout.