My main goal on a weekly basis is to get a part of heavily favored teams expected to win, but limit the exposure by pairing them up on the moneyline with other teams also thought to have solid shots of coming out on top; preferably in underdog roles.
The most important aspect of this wagering philosophy is identifying at least two to three teams that can build the foundation of numerous parlay selections. For Week 10, I believe the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles are those teams.
NFL CHALK PARLAY LEG #1: GREEN BAY PACKERS -552
After suffering a pair of tough defeats against the Rams and Patriots out of their bye, I can’t help but think the Packers will be all business on Sunday when they return to Lambeau Field in nearly a month to host Miami. It’s been a rough go of it for Green Bay the first half of the season, but the team looks to finally be healthy and still has a fighting chance to make some noise in the NFC North. For that to occur, this is a must win spot with road games against Seattle and Minnesota upcoming. Makes no difference is it’s the Brockness Monster or china doll Tannehill under center, Green Bay won’t drop this game on the best offshore odds!
NFL CHALK PARLAY LEG #2: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -330
Rested and ready to go with a new toy in hand. That’s the story of the defending champion Eagles as they get set to welcome in the Dallas Cowboys for an NFC East showdown on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys are a franchise in disarray right now. Many are questioning whether it needs to simply just get rid of Jason Garrett or go through a complete overhaul from Jerry Jones down the ladder. Making this spot all the more tough is the fact that they’re yet to win a game away from Big D and have looked pretty awful in each contest. I firmly expect the Eagles to hold serve and defeat their division rival for the fourth time in the last six tries.
NFL UNDERDOG PARLAY PICK LEG #1: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS +135
It’s put up or shut up time for the Jaguars who look to have jumped the shark the first half of the season after being one of last year’s great stories. Indianapolis has experienced minimal success under the watch of a new coaching staff, but it’s still only amounted to a trio of wins. The Jags have owned them in recent seasons winning four of the last six meetings overall as well as each of the last six against the closing NFL odds. They won’t need any points in this tilt!
NFL UNDERDOG PARLAY PICK LEG #2: NEW YORK GIANTS +144
The Niners looked like world beaters last week at home against a terrible edition of the Oakland Raiders to snap their six game losing streak. Nick Mullens looked more than competent in his first career start, but it came against one of the worst defenses the league has to offer. Let’s see what he can do against a rested and determined Giants defense that should be able to keep San Francisco’s passing game in check. So long as it doesn’t allow Matt Breida and company to go HAM on the ground, New York’s advantage through the air should allow them to snap their five game losing streak out of the bye.
NFL UNDERDOG PARLAY PICK LEG #3: BUFFALO BILLS +245
Though the Bills got steamrolled at home by Chicago last week, I still came away extremely impressed with the defense. It held the Bears to less than 200 yards of combined offense and did so a week removed from giving the Patriots all they could handle through three quarters. Veteran Josh McCown is likely to get the start this week for the injured Sam Darnold. That spells trouble for the home team in my book considering the offense has been terrible the last three weeks in averaging just 11.0 points per game. Regardless of who starts under center for Buffalo, I’m hitching my wagon to the Bills defense and expect it to lead me to a lucrative ticket cash at offshore sportsbooks.