It took a teaser to get there, but last week the sports betting Prime Time Parlay hit paydirt. This week a return to a normal parlay with a shot at a much higher payout. The BetUS Sportsbook offers these wagers right now for your NFL betting action. Get down on three TV games in a single wager.
Atlanta Falcons (51½) at Carolina Panthers (-2)
Without RB Christian McCaffrey and a dinged-up LT Russell Okung (also not happening), we’re taking the over. Somehow, this line dropped to 49 over the last day or so, but has since jumped back up above its opener.
It makes sense, as WR Julio Jones has been particularly chatty about how good he feels, and WR Russell Gage is also cleared to play. We’d prefer to have caught over 51 as it’s a pretty key number in regard to totals, but for the sake of our wager (and the fact that we expect the number to only go up, not down), we’ll stick with what’s on the board.
Parlay Leg #1: Over 51½
Dallas Cowboys (43½) at Philadelphia Eagles (-9)
Get ready, America, for the Ben DiNucci Show! The seventh-round draft pick out of James Madison will stand behind a historically bad offensive line on Sunday night, and … well, this could be awful. The Eagles’ defensive quarterback pressure stats are likely to improve by next week.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are signaling they might be returning a number of players from injury this game, most notably TE Dallas Goedert, LT Jason Peters, and WR Jalen Reagor. They still have to be activated first, though, and it’s questionable if they’ll be eager to rush anyone back into action a week before their bye.
Backing Doug Pederson’s team to cover this many points is treacherous, but it’s the preferred choice over expecting the Cowboys to keep it within the margin. We’ll expect the Eagles to try to build an aggressive lead and hang on through garbage time. The Eagles and their sad little 2-4-1 record control their own destiny. Sweeping the divisional games grants them a playoff berth and Philly’s playoff run starts Sunday night. (Not counting the five non-divisional games in which they might get crushed like a grape.)
Parlay Leg #2: Philadelphia Eagles -9
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-11) at New York Giants (46)
Early in the week, reading the injury tea leaves can be tricky for Monday night’s game as teams start to practice a day later. All that’s known so far is Buccaneers’ WR Chris Godwin is out after having surgery to his fractured finger. Also, no one should be under the impression WR Antonio Brown will be joining the team this game. His suspension isn’t over yet.
As awful as it may seem, we can’t lay 11 points with a Tampa Bay team that would be thrilled to take a Bruce Arians perfunctory 4-point win without injury. The Bucs are certainly the trendiest bandwagon in football and it makes sense their betting line is priced to reflect that.