- Former Jets center Nick Mangold is heating up, hitting on each of his last two weekly picks
- Mangold is 3-3 with his weekly picks (-0.89 units) and 7-5 on his MNF props (+1.76 units); he’s 10-8 overall (+0.87 units)
- Entering Week 7, the seven-time Pro Bowl center will construct his first parlay of the season
It took a little longer than I had hoped, but I’ve made it through the three traditional bets you can make on a single game: the moneyline, the spread, and totals (over/under). Next up: parlays!
Like I said back when my sports betting journey started here at SBD, my betting experiences prior to teaming up with SportsBettingDime consisted of four-team parlays every week. But after six weeks of tutoring, I am now aware that loaded parlays aren’t smart plays.
Sure, the big potential payout may be tempting, but your probability of hitting each game is so low. So you’re. very rarely ever going to see that juicy payout. This is why you should limit the number of events you load into you parlays.
Wait! Does everyone here know what a parlay is?
A parlay is just a bet that consists of more than one event. So instead of just taking Team X against the spread, you’re also taking Team Y (from another game) on the moneyline.
You can tie together all the bets you want to make – your max number of events in one parlay is apparently up to the discretion of each sportsbook – so you only have to risk once and get the benefit of a higher potential payout than if you had just bet on each individual outcome.
If you want to learn more, check out SBD’s guide on parlays.
Now let’s get to my parlay for Week 7.
Mangold’s Week 7 Picks
Each of the last two weeks I’ve sided with SBD’s score predictor for my pick. And why change a good thing, right?
Cardinals vs Giants & Eagles vs Cowboys Odds
|Team||Spread at Bovada|
|Arizona Cardinals||+3 (+100)|
|New York Giants||-3 (-120)|
|Team||Spread at Bovada|
|Philadelphia Eagles||+2.5 (+100)|
|Dallas Cowboys||-2.5 (-120)|
|Giants (-3) + Eagles (+2.5)||+267|
*Odds taken October 19
Giants Getting Healthy
SBD’s score predictor is calling for a 24.6 to 14.3 victory for the Giants on Sunday. And I’m thinking the same thing.
Daniel Jones and the Giants offense had a tough night against the Patriots in Week 6. But New England’s defense is one of the best in the league, and Daniel Jones was thrown out there without any of his weapons.
OFFICIAL: RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and TE Evan Engram (knee) WILL play Sunday vs. Arizona.
WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) has been ruled out.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 18, 2019
He now gets Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley back in Week 7 to face a Cardinals defense that has given up the fourth-most points in the league.
Wentz vs Prescott
The score predictor does have Dallas winning this one, but only by 2.3 points … which means Philly covers the 2.5-point spread!
Yeah, it’s a tight one. But Dallas’ offense relies on being able to run the football. The Eagles only allow 3.3 yards per carry, the second-fewest in the league. So Dak Prescott is going to have to shoulder the load.
And with Amari Cooper hobbled by a thigh injury, I don’t love the Cowboys’ odds here. Carson Wentz shines in this one while Prescott’s slump continues.
Even with the spread moving from DAL -3 to -2.5, I’m still siding with the Eagles.
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