It was a disappointing result in Week 1 for my bets, filled with bad beats and close calls. I lost each of my three parlays by only one leg, so it could have been a much better day. We’ll look to bounce back here.
In this article, you’ll find the best football parlay bet along with a longshot and Same Game Parlay for Week 2.
Let’s dive in to discuss the top parlay picks this week.
Best NFL Week 2 Parlay
Frank Ammirante 2023 Betting Record: 5-13 (-5.21 units)
All NFL gameday odds are current as of Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 12 p.m. ET from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Week 2 Top Parlay (+104)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 Units
- Bills ML (-380) vs Raiders
- 49ers ML (-345) at Rams
- Cowboys ML (-395) vs Jets
The top parlay starts off with the Bills, who are coming off a disappointing loss to the Jets, which was mostly due to Josh Allen‘s three interceptions and one fumble.
Buffalo controlled that game because Jets’ quarterback Zach Wilson struggled to move the ball after replacing Aaron Rodgers. The Bills only lost due to turnovers.
This is still one of the best teams in the NFL, so don’t overreact to their Week 1 result.
They should be able to take care of business against the Raiders in their home opener. Las Vegas got a big road win over Denver, but the Broncos are overrated due to the Sean Payton hire.
The Raiders are likely to have a tough time containing this high-octane Bills’ offense.
I’ll add the 49ers on the moneyline in a game where they’re heavy road favorites.
San Francisco dominated Pittsburgh in a 30-7 win where Brock Purdy showed no signs of rust following elbow surgery, completing 19-of-29 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
While the Rams had an impressive 30-13 win over the Seahawks and Matthew Stafford looked back in top form, there’s a legit chance that this Niners team is the best in the NFL.
It’s going to be tough for Los Angeles to move the ball against this dominant defense without Cooper Kupp, even with the emergence of standout rookie Puka Nacua.
It also helps that the Niners have dominated the Rams, winning eight of the last 10 regular season meetings.
I’ll finish it off with the Cowboys, whose elite defense led the way in a 40-0 thrashing of the division rival Giants.
I find it hard to envision a scenario where Zach Wilson is able to have success against this unit, especially with how he showed no signs of improvement against the Bills.
While New York has a strong defense of their own that could help the team cover the large spread, I don’t see them winning on the road, especially after such an emotional win over Buffalo on Monday Night Football.
Look for each of these favorites to get it done in our top NFL bet of the day.
Longshot NFL Week 2 Parlay
Week 2 Longshot Parlay (+389)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.2 Units
- Ravens +3.5 (-118) at Bengals
- Commanders/Broncos: Under 38.5 (-110)
- Giants ML (-258) at Cardinals
The longshot parlay starts off with the Ravens +3.5 on the road against the Bengals.
Baltimore struggled on offense in Week 1, but that didn’t matter because their defense shut down the Texans en route to a 25-9 victory.
The Ravens should get Mark Andrews back for this game, so there’s a good chance that they’ll be more efficient in the passing game this time around.
The Bengals are coming off a blowout loss to the Browns, where Joe Burrow only threw for 82 yards as we was hampered by inclement weather and likely rusty coming off the calf injury.
While I expect Cincinnati to bounce back in this one, I feel like getting the hook at 3.5 points in a close divisional game is too good to pass up.
There’s also a chance that Burrow isn’t 100 percent right now, in which case you could make the argument that this line should be around -1 instead of -3.5.
Look for a close game that comes down to the wire between these two AFC North juggernauts.
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I’ll add the Under in the Commanders vs Broncos game.
Washington’s offense looked out of sync despite an exploitable matchup against the Cardinals. Quarterback Sam Howell took six sacks and one fumble.
Playing at Denver is always a tough environment, so we could see Washington struggle to move the ball once again, especially with this tough pass defense led by Patrick Surtain II.
On the other side, Denver didn’t really show any improvement despite hype over new head coach Sean Payton.
Russell Wilson threw for only 177 yards on 34 passes (5.2 yards per attempt). The former Seahawks’ quarterback could find it tough to get going against an elite Commanders’ pass rush.
While this is a low bar at 38.5 points, I’m willing to take a shot given each of these team’s offensive struggles.
I’ll finish it off with the Giants to knock off the Cardinals in a much-needed road win.
New York looked abysmal in their 40-0 loss to the Cowboys, but this is still a team that made the playoffs last year.
I expect coach Brian Daboll to have his team ready to go against Arizona, who only kept it close against Washington because of a Sam Howell fumble that they returned for a touchdown.
The Cardinals couldn’t get anything going on offense, as Joshua Dobbs threw for 132 yards on 30 attempts (4.4 Y/A). The Giants defense should be able to shut him down.
I’m targeting the moneyline here instead of the spread because I don’t feel comfortable laying 5.5 points on the Giants in a road game.
Target these three picks in our longshot parlay of the day.
NFL Week 2 Same Game Parlay
Chiefs vs Jaguars Same Game Parlay (+365)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.2 Units
- Chiefs ML (-185) at Jaguars
- Chiefs/Jaguars: Over 51 (-110)
- Calvin Ridley: Over 67.5 Receiving Yards (-125)
The Week 2 Same Game Parlay starts off with the Chiefs on the moneyline.
Kansas City is coming off a disappointing home loss against the Detroit Lions. It was clear that this offense sorely missed Travis Kelce.
Even without their star tight end on a night filled with drops from wideouts like Kadarius Toney, the Chiefs still only lost by one point. The difference was a pick-six from Lions’ rookie corner Brian Branch.
In other words, on a night where everything seemed to go wrong, the Chiefs still almost won. I expect much better production from their offense now that Kelce is back in the fold, resulting in a close win in Jacksonville to avoid an 0-2 start.
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This looks like it’ll be a high-scoring affair, as the Jaguars have a high-powered offense led by Travis Lawrence, Travis Etienne, and Calvin Ridley.
Expect Lawrence to be forced to air it out often to keep pace with Mahomes and company. There’s a good chance that this game will fly Over the 51-point total.
It also helps that there’s a positive correlation with betting on the favorite and Over.
I’ll finish off this parlay with Ridley to go Over 67.5 receiving yards. The former Falcon looked terrific in his Jacksonville debut, catching 8-of-11 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Ridley had 97% route participation with a 35% target share. Those are elite numbers fit for an alpha number one receiver.
We’re getting a reasonable bar at 67.5 receiving yards, especially when you consider that this one should be a shootout.
Take these three plays for our Week 2 Same Game Parlay.