Top NFL Parlay Picks of Week 1

Posted by Peter Boysen on September 5, 2016 in

If you’re going to bet big on Week 1 in the NFL, why not get some big betting odds while you’re at it? Take advantage of our research and insight as you put together your wagers for the week — and use our parlay suggestions to turn winning two games into winning the pair — and bringing home a lot more cash.

Let’s Take a Look at the Top NFL Parlay Picks of Week 1

Prime Time Special: Carolina (-3) over Denver (Thu) and Arizona (-6) over New England (Sun)

The Thursday and Sunday night national broadcasts begin with a Super Bowl rematch in the Mile High City and then continue with a trip by the New England Patriots to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals. In both cases, we have a team that desperately wants redemption taking on a team that will not have their starting quarterback in the lineup. The Panthers head to Denver to take on a Bronco squad that lost Peyton Manning to retirement, tried to replace him with Mark Sanchez but instead chose Trevor Siemian, backed up by rookie Paxton Lynch. If you don’t think the Panthers will be dialing up the pass rush all night long, you don’t know the Panthers. Sure, the Broncos still have that ironclad defense, but Cam Newton and the Panther O will be more motivated, while the Broncos are not as likely to have that hunger since they have a Vince Lombardi Trophy still twinkling in their cabinet.

New England has lost Tom Brady for the first four games as the consequences for DeflateGate have finally been upheld by the court system. So Jimmy Garoppolo, who looked quite pedestrian in the preseason, will be leading the Patriot attack for the first four games, and that Cardinal defense is still fearsome. So I like both the Cardinals and the Panthers to win and cover in these two matchups — the Pats and the Broncos simply won’t be able to move the ball enough to keep up.

Sunday Doubleheader: Oakland (+1) over New Orleans and Dallas (PK) over N.Y. Giants

The Oakland Raiders head down to the Crescent City to take on a Saints team that is still trying to get quarterback Drew Brees (who hasn’t done all that much for his team lately, by the way) signed to a contract extension. The Raiders have one of the most dynamic offensive pairs in the NFL with Derek Carr and Amari Cooper. However, on the other side of the ball, Bruce Irvin is just as dangerous, leading a Raider pass rush that will chase Brees all over the Superdome.

One state over, the Dallas Cowboys welcome the New York Giants for a Week 1 NFC East matchup. The Cowboys will start rookie quarterback Dak Prescott thanks to some fractured vertebrae that sidelined Tony Romo in Week 3 of the preseason. Dallas did sign Mark Sanchez, but he will strictly serve as a backup in case something happens to Prescott. Given the way Prescott looked in the preseason, he should be able to lead the Cowboy offense reasonably well against the Giants. That stout Cowboy offensive line will also open some huge holes for rookie tailback Ezekiel Elliott and free-agent signee Alfred Morris while giving Prescott time to throw the ball.