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Week 3 NFL Betting Parlay – Giants vs. Panthers, Browns vs. Vikings

NFL Parlay of the Week

The underdogs had a slight edge against the spread in Week 2 of the NFL regular season, covering in nine of the 16 games and the total line was evenly split 8-8 for the second week in a row. Looking ahead to Week 3, I have uncovered a couple of matchups that come together perfectly to form my NFL parlay of the week based on lines provided by


Game 1- New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers

Pointspread: Carolina -1
Total Line: 45.5

ATS Matchup Stats | NFL Gambling Insight!

The Giants started the season as most sportsbooks favorite to win the NFC East, but a stunning 0-2 start has put an early dent in those plans. Turnovers and a lack of a running game have killed New York so far, but there are also some issues on defense that has given-up a total of 77 points in these two games. The main thing in the Giants’ favor is a proven ability to circle the wagons when things go south.


Carolina is another team in that dreaded 0-2 boat with losses to Seattle at home and Buffalo on the road to start the year. It will be interesting to see how this team responds this week after losing to the Bills on a last second touchdown throw by rookie EJ Manual. The jury is still out on Carolina’s third-year quarterback Cam Newton, who has thrown for 354 yards while completing just over 60 percent of his passes.

When you look at a matchup between two teams that are both in desperate need of a win, I would always defer to the more talented one which in this case would be New York. The Giants are 4-1 both straight-up and ATS in the last five meetings including a 36-7 rout last season as 2.5-point road underdogs. [soliloquy id=”82219″]

Stick with them to get that much needed win in the front-end of this parlay.

Game 2- Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings

Pointspread: Minnesota -7
Total Line: 40.5

ATS Matchup Stats | NFL Gambling Insight!

Cleveland diverted attention away from its 0-2 start both SU and ATS by trading away running back Trent Richardson, who was the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, to Indianapolis for the Colts first round pick in next year’s draft. Does that mean they are already raising the white flag on this season after just two games? With a grand total of 16 points in losses to Miami and Baltimore that just might be the case.

The Vikings went 10-6 last season which was good enough for a wildcard berth, but as expected by many experts, they appear to have returned to form with a 0-2 start both SU and ATS. With Adrian Peterson in the backfield Minnesota can still run the ball, but the passing game with Christian Ponder at quarterback is ranked 20th in the NFL.

The Browns will be going with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback for this game in place of an injured Brandon Weeden. With Richardson now running the ball for the Colts, it is hard to see this offense scoring more points than it did in the first two games. The total has stayed UNDER in five of Cleveland’s last six road games and in nine of the Vikings last 13 home games against a team with a losing record on the road. This all adds up to a final score that stays UNDER 40 points to complete the back-end of this week’s parlay play.


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