It was another 3-1 type of day for us in our Week 14 NFL parlay, as we cashed three but fell short on the Bucs-Saints over. Let’s see if we can deliver NFL betting fans a perfect parlay betting week this week.
Best NFL Week 15 Parlay
Pick #1: Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams (-9)
The Rams are laying a big number here but this figures to be a tough spot for the Eagles.
While they are technically still in the playoff race – just one game out of the final wild-card spot – this is a situation where they could be flat. They’re coming off a hard-fought overtime loss to their rivals from Dallas last week in what might have been the Eagles’ best performance in the last couple of months. They still fell short.
The Eagles defense is ravaged by injuries in the secondary and this won’t be a good matchup against a Rams team with a passing game looking to bounce back. They were held to a season-low six points last week at Chicago.
They are ranked fifth in the league in passing yards per game and should rebound well against an Eagles defense that is allowing the third-most passing yards per game. Take the Rams and give the points at 888Sport.
Pick #2: Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars (-7.5)
So, we’re laying points with the Jaguars? Seems like a bad idea, right? They’re fresh off a game where they got flattened 30-9 at Tennessee. However, I like them in this spot for a few reasons.
To start, their defense has been much better at home than on the road. They’re allowing a league-best 13.5 points per game at home compared to 27.5 on the road, which is 11th worst. Secondly, they’ve had 10 days to prepare. Thirdly, they are facing a Redskins team that is not only banged up but has all but packed it in for the season.
Washington has lost four in a row and will either be starting Mark Sanchez, who was benched last week, or journeyman Josh Johnson at quarterback this week. Either way, it’s ugly. They’re averaging just 17.1 points per game over their last six. They’d be lucky to hit that mark on the road in Jacksonville. Take the Jaguars -7.5 with 888Sport.
Pick #3: Oakland Raiders (+3) at Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
Call me crazy, but I’m riding with the Raiders this week. No, it’s not an overreaction to their win over Pittsburgh last week. This Raiders team has won two of their last four and has been fighting tooth and nail over the last month. Their two losses were on the road in Baltimore where the Ravens needed a late score to pull away and at home to the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the best team in the AFC.
There’s not much to like about the Bengals. Overall, the team has lost five in a row by an average of 14.8 points per game. Jeff Driskel doesn’t inspire any confidence under center. Their defense allows 30.3 points per game at home, which is the second-worst mark in the league.
These are two flawed teams and while the Bengals are at home, the Raiders are playing harder these days and have the edge at quarterback. I’ll take the Raiders plus the points at 888Sport.
Pick #4: Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills (-2.5)
The Lions are in a tough spot as they are playing their second road game in as many weeks. They won just one of their first five road games this season, so expecting them to win back-to-back on the road is asking too much.
The Lions also banged up as Kerryon Johnson and Marvin Jones are out on offense and Ezekiel Ansah is out on defense. The Lions will also have a number of other question marks in regards to players who left last week’s game like right tackle Rick Wagner, corner Marcus Cooper and wideout Bruce Ellington.
The Bills are the furthest thing from a sure bet, but at home, in the cold, in December is usually a good edge. They did lose at home last week but it was mostly turnovers (three) and special teams that killed them. They allowed an 86-yard kickoff return, missed a field goal and had another blocked.
They still outgained the Jets 368-248, had 24 first downs compared to their 15 and won time of possession by nearly seven minutes. They’ll clean up the mistakes this week and earn the win. Bet Buffalo and give the points.
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Bet the Chiefs-Chargers (under 53) & Jaguars (-7.5) & Raiders (+3) & Bills (-2.5) at +1240 with 888Sport.