Jay Cutler had a bad season opener. He wasn’t the only one. NFL Week 1 was not the start to the new season that many bettors were hoping for either, with many teams not covering the spread. Like the Bears’ quarterback, the betting public will be hoping to turn their fortunes around in Week 2.
Jay would probably take a 300 passing yards game right now if you offered it to him. He’s going to need a bit of luck and a few things to go his way to get those yards. However, bettors will need a lot less luck to turn their bad start around and to, at the very least, put some of the fun and excitement back into NFL betting. You can’t beat the thrill of waiting on a parlay bet to come in on a Sunday or Monday night.
The reason parlays can create so much excitement for the bettor is because the returns can be enormous but the actual amount staked can be as little as $1.25. You might be sceptical about that but it was a $1.25 three fold correct score parlay that won $47.695 for a Sports Interaction member back in August.
Looking at our Weekly NFL Pick’em contest, over 80% of customers correctly predicted 10 or more of the straight up results from Week 1. If those predictions were translated into a parlay consisting of moneyline bets for Week 2, customers could pocket a cool $300 on a $10 stake!
Given the economic climate at the moment, parlay bets can offer casual bettors the opportunity to get high returns on small investments and thus, keep the excitement and fun in NFL betting. Bettors can look through the college football and NFL schedules and identify the match ups where they are confident of a sure fire favorite, then combine those bets in a parlay and possibly walk away with a nice payout.