The oddsmakers have spoken, and we now have the NFL Lines for all of the NFL Week 4 games. In looking over this week’s slate of games, we’ve found three games that we’re very confident in. We think that if you put them in a parlay, you could end up being very happy on Sunday night.
Some Parlay Picks for This Week’s NFL Games | Week 4 Betting Picks
Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5)
We’re going to start with the Thursday Night game, featuring the undefeated Miami Dolphins against the defending conference champions, the Cincinnati Bengals. Miami is coming off of a big win over the Buffalo Bills, while the Bengals won on the road against the New York Jets.
Even though the Dolphins won the game, there are some question marks after last week’s game. The first one being the availability of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. He briefly left last week’s game with concussion-like symptoms. Many, including the NFLPA, feel that he shouldn’t have been allowed to come back. We’ll see if he’s ready to play on such a short turnaround.
The Dolphins only having three days rest could be a huge factor as well. The temperatures on the field last Sunday had the feel of over 115 degrees, so there were a lot of sore and tired players after that game. We’ll see how the players respond in such a short time.
The Miami defense has been giving up a lot of points and yardage this season, and Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense will look to take advantage of this. We expect a high-scoring game with a lot of offense (unless Tagovailoa doesn’t play).
Cincinnati is favored by 3.5 points in this one, and we can see why. We like Cincinnati as well. This is the week that the Dolphins will lose their first game, and they’ll lose it by a touchdown. Go with the home team here.
Chicago Bears @ New York Giants (-2.5)
The Bears may be the worst 2-1 team in the history of the NFL. They snuck by the San Francisco 49ers in a monsoon in Week 1, they were dominated by the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, and they beat a bad Houston Texans team in Week 3.
The Giants also come into this one at 2-1 after suffering their first loss of the season to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. The resurgence of Saquon Barkley has been huge for the Giants’ good start. With a strong running attack to support Daniel Jones, the Giants have been able to put some points on the board.
Justin Fields hasn’t completed more than eight passes in any of the three Bears games this season. Their offense has been average at best, and starting tailback David Montgomery left last week’s game with an ankle injury. Khalil Herbert came in and sparked the Bears offense, but we’re not sure who’ll get a majority of the carries this week.
Even though we’re not sold on either team being very good, we think the Giants are considerably better than the Bears. We like the Giants to win this one by a touchdown.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5)
Don’t look now, but the Jacksonville Jaguars and Trevor Lawrence are turning some heads. After last week’s win against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Jags look like a team that could be a playoff contender. Thus far in the season, the Eagles look like the best team in the NFC. Jalen Hurts has played well, the defense is very strong, and the Eagles are flying.
These two teams will meet in Philadelphia on Sunday. While we think Jacksonville is a good team, we think they’ll have trouble with Philadelphia. They have yet to face a mobile quarterback like Hurts, and they haven’t had to cover two good receivers yet this season. AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith have been a force this season.
Trevor Lawrence hasn’t had to deal with a defense like Philadelphia’s. Even though they got the running game going last week, and Christian Kirk has been a great signing, we don’t think the Jags are quite ready for Philly.
We like the Eagles to win this one by 10 points.