NFL parlays carry more risk than straight-up bets, even if they look like sure picks. So as not to get carried away, we’ll be bringing you two-team or two-leg parlay selections for this NFL Primetime Parlay column.
This NFL Week 1 installment looks at the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys and the Monday Night Football matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.
We’ll look at the latest news, stats, reports, and NFL odds for both matchups and serve up NFL predictions for a two-team parlay to consider.
NFL Week 1 Primetime Two-Team Parlay
Parlay 1 Game Information
Buccaneers (0-0) vs Cowboys (0-0)
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 11
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Dallas
- How to watch Buccaneers vs Cowboys?
Buccaneers vs Cowboys Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Buccaneers vs Cowboys Prediction
Bookmakers have snubbed the Dallas Cowboys in sports betting markets for their season home opener, cornering their Week 1 Sunday Night Football clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers instead.
BetUS Sportsbook prices the Buccaneers as the -140 favorites on the moneyline while the Cowboys are tipped at +120. The point spread is set to 2½ while the total is projected to 50½ points.
Cowboys are underdogs vs Buccaneers
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— Andre’ Jackson (@therealdre_jack) September 7, 2022
Winning on the road in the first week of a brand new season is a big task, but the markets are high on the Buccaneers going into 2022. There’s also the fact that Tom Brady has never lost to the Dallas Cowboys in his decorated career, and he takes a 2-0 head-to-head edge against Dak Prescott into this game – a mark that includes last year’s season-opening 31-29 thriller in Tampa Bay.
There’s a lot to like about the Buccaneers, even though they bid adieu to several noteworthy players, including Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski. Brady has new weapons to target, such as Russell Gage, Julio Jones, and Kyle Rudolph. This is in addition to Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Leonard Fournette.
By comparison, the Cowboys’ offense might be looking a bit thin with Amari Cooper departing, Ezekiel Elliott coming off a modest season, and Michael Gallup set to miss several weeks with an injury. In other words, the weight of expectations will be on CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Buccaneers have the edge. New head coach Todd Bowles worked the D-line into a respectable unit over the last two seasons. They should give Prescott headaches and test him early.
Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -145
Parlay 2 Game Information
Broncos (0-0) vs Seahawks (0-0)
- Date: Monday, Sept. 12
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
- How to watch Broncos vs Seahawks?
Broncos vs Seahawks Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Broncos vs Seahawks Betting Prediction
Russell Wilson will lead the Denver Broncos into their Week 1 contest against his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, on Monday Night Football.
The Broncos are the runaway betting online favorites over the Seahawks for various reasons, but mostly because of their quarterback advantage. As it is, Wilson will be going up against his former backup Geno Smith in Week 1.
The Seahawks acquired Drew Lock via trade for Wilson, but they’ve settled on Smith because the veteran had most of the preseason snaps. Perhaps, maybe, coach Pete Carroll also felt it was only right and fair that he gets the chance after years of sitting in Wilson’s shadow.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 6, 2022
The Broncos are expected to be a playoff team, thanks to Wilson’s arrival. They’ve built a solid roster around the Super Bowl-winning quarterback, furnishing the offense with plenty of playmakers to help him move it.
It will be strange for Wilson to face his old team, but who better than him to dissect the defense? On the flip side, the forecast for Denver’s defense is positive, and we’re likely to see them in their element against Smith, who’s easily rattled under pressure.
This is going to be a must-win game for Wilson and the Broncos if only to underscore their favorable NFL betting outlook.
Pick: Denver Broncos -260
As highlighted above, we’re combining the Bucs and Broncos in a two-team primetime parlay for Week 1. Betting $10 will yield a payout of $23.74 as per the Odds Calculator – BetUS Sportsbook & Casino,
Parlay: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -140 and Denver Broncos at -260