NFL Thursday Night Football same game parlay (+1144 odds): Green Bay Packers vs Arizona Cardinals

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Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season gets started with a huge matchup as the 6-1 Green Bay Packers take on the 7-0 Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. The Packers have been rocked by Covid issues that have ruled out defensive coordinator Joe Barry and will likely cause star receiver Davante Adams to also miss the game. However, Green Bay still has the opportunity to make a statement while the Cardinals will look to stay undefeated and claim a major scalp in the process.

This will no doubt be a tremendous matchup, and to add to the excitement we’ve come up with a same game parlay that pays at +1144 odds with FanDuel Sportsbook! This parlay is also available at +1600 odds with bet365, but the line for James Conner is 2 yards higher.

I’ve been on fire with these TNF SGPs, having cashed my last three. Let’s make it four in a row!

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Green Bay Packers +7.5 (-140) *alt spread*

Aaron Jones to score a touchdown (-110)

James Conner over 47.5 rushing yards (-114)

James Conner to score a touchdown (+110)

Parlay odds: +1144

The benefit of same game parlays is that you can combine plays that on paper appear slightly contradictory to boost the odds, when there isn’t actually too much crossover. That’s what we’re going for here. The Packers +7.5 and Jones touchdown makes sense, while betting on Conner to have a good day appears contradictory. However, I don’t think they conflict all that much. Green Bay has struggled against the run and Conner’s line looks very gettable, and I wouldn’t bet against him finding the endzone either. The Packers just need to keep this within a touchdown, which they should be more than capable of doing. Let’s break it all down.

Green Bay Packers +7.5 (-140) *alt spread*

Although the Packers will be without their defensive coordinator and their top offensive weapon, I still expect them to keep this within a touchdown. The team has been playing with great confidence to win 6 games in a row, and Aaron Rodgers has been on fire since that horror show in Week 1 against the Saints. Green Bay has been crushing teams, and I wouldn’t expect them to be dominated by anyone right now. Even if Adams was able to suit up, the area that the Packers’ offense should look to exploit against the Cardinals is their run defense. The Cards have given up a huge 5 yards per carry this season, which is the second-most in the NFL, and I’m expecting a big day from Aaron Jones.

As for the Packers’ D, they’ve really stepped up lately and allowed no more than 17 points in 3 of their last 4 games. Kyler Murray has been superb so far this season but Green Bay has been hot against the pass and it will be interesting to see how the signal-caller performs. The Packers’ DC might be missing, but I believe this unit will be highly motivated and look to make a statement in his absence. In a big-game environment like this, give me the experienced heads of the Packers.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Green Bay Packers vs Arizona Cardinals

Aaron Jones to score a touchdown (-110)

The Cardinals have been very poor against the run and with Adams likely missing the Packers will lean on their star running back even more. Jones’ rush yardage prop isn’t available at time of publishing, but I’d be interested in adding that to this SGP too if it’s in the low-60s. Jones hasn’t found the endzone in his last 4 games, but this is a great opportunity for him to prove why he is one of the league’s best running backs and he should be able to power through a Cardinals defense that has been exploitable on the ground.

James Conner over 47.5 rushing yards (-114)

James Conner to score a touchdown (+110)

The best way to crank up the odds in a same game parlay is by weaving in a couple of contradictory plays, and that’s the plan here with Conner. The former Steeler has built up a solid tandem partnership with Chase Edmonds but Conner is getting more and more touches and has been red-hot lately. He’s already scored 6 touchdowns this season and has found the endzone in 4 of his last 5 games. The Packers’ defense has also struggled against the run, allowing 4.9 yards per carry, so expect the Cards to look to exploit Green Bay with their ground game. Conner has gone over this line in 3 of his last 4 games and should be in for another great performance.

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