By Dave Golokhov | | 4 mins
Top NFL Four-Team Parlay Bet to Consider Backing in Week 14
- Parlay the Ravens (+7) & Bengals-Chargers (under 48.5) & Saints-Bucs (over 57) & Lions-Cardinals (under 40.5) at +1251 with 888sportt
Our Week 13 parlay delivered three out of four, as the Cleveland Browns couldn’t see the deal for us. But if NFL betting fans played the plays individually, it was still a positive day. Let’s take a look at the board for Week 14 and see if we can connect four for our parlay.
Pick #1: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
Everyone keeps doubting Lamar Jackson and this Ravens offense, but they keep doing enough to win games. That could be case once again on Sunday.
The Ravens will visit the Chiefs in what could be a preview of a playoff matchup. The Ravens enter with the league’s top-ranked defense in yards per game and points allowed. They’re also the No. 2 ranked pass defense.
More importantly, they have a ground game that’s very effective right now and could do to the Chiefs what the Dallas Cowboys did to the New Orleans Saints. The Ravens also lead the league in top of possession over their last three games, compiling a whopping 37:20 per contest.
The Chiefs will surely get their fill of points, but they also give up 5.1 yards per carry (worst in the NFL). Even if Baltimore can’t win, they should be able to run, control the clock a little bit and keep this closer than expected.
Pick #2: Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Chargers (O/U 48.5)
By all accounts, this game should be a blowout. The Bengals offense looked nothing short of incompetent last week in their first game without Andy Dalton, totaling just 311 yards and 10 points. Jeff Driskel actually looked okay by going 25-38 with 200 yards passing and a touchdown, but he also had an interception and a fumble.
Cincinnati has now lost six of seven while averaging just 19.0 points per game. That includes their 37-point outburst against Tampa Bay, who has one of the league’s worst defenses. When you remove that from the equation, they’re averaging just 16.0 points per game in that span.
The Chargers are a huge favorite, but this is a prime spot for a letdown. They had a huge win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week and host the Kansas City Chiefs next week. I look for their offense to take their foot off the gas a little bit here and maybe even be a bit sloppy, helping keep this under.
Pick # 3: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (O/U 57)
A lot of people will be on the Saints here for a couple of reasons. First, the Saints lost to Tampa Bay in Week 1 and are eyeing revenge. And secondly, the Saints are coming off a loss, so they’ll be looking to bounce back.
The Saints offense was awful in Dallas last Thursday, but Dallas has a good defense and a good running game. Tampa Bay does not. The Bucs have held their last two opponents to a combined 26 points but don’t put too much stock into that.
Turnovers were a big issue as the Bucs won the battle 6-1. They still gave up 342 yards to San Francisco and 444 to Carolina. And their running game is awful (26th in NFL), so they won’t be able to play ball-control like Dallas.
At the same time, Jameis Winston has played clean football since being reinserted into the lineup as he six touchdowns and one pick in three games. That’s why I’m expecting a high-scoring affair here.
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Pick #4: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals (O/U 40.5)
Two of the league’s lowest-scoring teams will clash in this showdown as Arizona is dead-last in the NFL in points per game (14.6) and Detroit is 22nd (21.2). It’s worth noting that Detroit is down to 16.7 points per game over their last six (five of which they’ve lost).
Arizona has an underrated defense with a pass rush that has been quite effective. They are second in the league in adjust sack rate and that’s bad news for a Lions team that’s giving up 36 sacks (ninth most). On top of that, Detroit really has one receiving weapon in Kenny Golladay, who should be shadowed by Patrick Peterson.
As for the Cardinals, their offense is pathetic. Both sides will have a tough time running the ball and both sides should struggle in the red zone.
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