The NFL continues and we have included four teams in our NFL Parlay of the Week.
Headlining the parlay are the Tennessee Titans, who rallied past the Seattle Seahawks in overtime last week. Bettors get value odds with the sportsbook, so they anchor our four-team parlay. We also feature the Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots, and Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders.
Indianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
We haven’t been impressed with the Indianapolis Colts after two weeks, so we don’t have much faith in them covering the spread on Sunday.
They failed against Seattle in the opening week before losing to the Los Angeles Rams by three points last week. Despite facing two solid teams, playing on the road against the resurgent Titans could pose some problems.
Movin’ on up! 👑 pic.twitter.com/J6PmkJ6wpS
— Tennessee Titans/Oilers (@Titans) September 21, 2021
Tennessee fought bravely to beat Seattle last week and Derrick Henry was in full beast mode. Henry is often the determining factor between the Titans winning and losing, so we’re predicting another big game.
There are concerns surrounding Carson Wentz, so the Las Vegas NFL odds for Titans -5 are worth including in the parlay.
We expect the -5 to stay at that line despite money coming for the Colts early.
Pick: Tennessee Titans -5 (-110)
Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Betting against the Kansas City Chiefs at home isn’t for the faint of heart, but we’re going for the Los Angeles Chargers at +6½.
Despite losing to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2, we were impressed by what the Chargers had to offer. Second-year quarterback Justin Herbert has a good head on his shoulders, and his confidence will continue to grow over the next few weeks.
He should have no problems picking up big-yardage plays against a Chiefs defense that is allowing 32½ points per game.
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— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) September 21, 2021
Kansas City had its chance to beat the Baltimore Ravens late on Sunday, but a fumble by Clyde Edwards-Helaire sealed its fate. It was a disappointing loss after the Chiefs held a decent second-half lead.
Returning home doesn’t give the Chiefs an automatic win, as we saw in the opening week when they struggled to get past Cleveland. We have no doubt the Chiefs will be tough to beat, but the Chargers have a great chance to steal a win on the road.
Take the +6½ for more insurance and our NFL predictions are confident with this pick.
Pick: Los Angeles Chargers +6½ (-105)
New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
The New Orleans Saints showed how enigmatic they can be last week. They looked outstanding when beating Green Bay 38-3 in the opening week, but they couldn’t have been any worse against the Carolina Panthers in a 26-7 loss.
There was plenty of hype around Jameis Winston, but when has he ever put back-to-back solid performances together? Bettors don’t know what to expect each week from the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, so we’re going with the Patriots this week.
Rookie Mac Jones has made an impressive start to his NFL career. The former Alabama quarterback could lead the Patriots to the playoffs and we like their chances against the Saints.
It feels good,” Jones told ESPN. “It’s what everyone is saying: It’s hard to win in the NFL. You’ve got to take it for what it’s worth. We’ll get better. Anyone who watched the game would agree that the offense can play better.”
Our NFL picks against the spread have the host Patriots as an excellent chance to cover the -3, which is a generous line.
Pick: New England Patriots -3 (Ev)
Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET
We don’t like the chances of the Miami Dolphins without their starting quarterback. Tua Tagovailoa (rib) is out for this game and he joins the likes of Will Fuller V on the sidelines.
Miami would have been hard-pressed to win with Tagovailoa at the helm because the Las Vegas Raiders have looked stunning.
They won in dramatic fashion against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1 before putting the hurt on the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-17 last week.
Derek Carr is now considered as one of the top quarterbacks in the league, which goes to show what some confidence can do.
Bookmakers have the line at -4, which is likely to move to around 6½ throughout the week. Bettors should lock in the value line while it’s available.