NFL Week 6 mega parlay (+962 odds) Sunday 10/16: Back Brady and the Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (7) is congratulated by wide receiver Mike Evans (13) after he scored a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium.

We are into Week 6 of the NFL season, and you know what that means, another mega parlay for Sunday! It can only go up from here after yet another lackluster Thursday Night Football, so we’ve found three edges this Sunday that we’ve turned into a mega parlay.

Here is Sunday’s mega parlay:

Buccaneers -9.5 alternate spread over Steelers (-106)

Vikings -6.5 alternate spread over Dolphins (+144)

 Seahawks ML over Cardinals (+124)

Parlay odds: +962

For this parlay we are going with two favorites against an alternate spread and one underdog on the money line. Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -9.5 over Pittsburgh Steelers (-106)

The Steelers defeated the Bengals in overtime in Week 1, but since then they have lost to the Patriots, Browns, Jets, and Bills – three inferior opponents and then one of the league’s strongest teams that handed them a 38-3 beating. Mike  Tomlin has turned over the quarterback duties from Mitchell Trubisky to youngster Kenny Pickett since his team is obviously in the rebuilding phase. But it’s been a rough start to his rookie season as  Pickett has thrown 4 interceptions in just 2 games, one being a start.

The opposition for Tampa Bay is at best weak, and Brady has healthy and prepared receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. This weekend, Julio Jones might even make a comeback. Especially given that Brady has the greater supporting cast on both sides of the ball, I simply do not see how such a quarterback mismatch could be competitive. While the Steelers are 0-3-1 ATS in their past 4 games overall, the Buccaneers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. In the previous 6 head-to-head meetings, the away team has an impressive 5-1 ATS record. Take the Buccaneers for a big win.

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Minnesota Vikings -6.5 over Miami Dolphins (+144)

The Dolphins never anticipated their seventh-round rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson would start games this year, but with Teddy Bridgewater and Tua Tagovailoa both injured, the Kansas State product is in line to do so. With Thompson at the helm against the Jets last week, things didn’t go especially well for Miami, and I don’t see any reason to think they’ll improve this week either.

The Vikings haven’t been flawless by any means, but they’ve only dropped one game after five weeks, and that was away in a crucial game against an Eagles squad that was still unbeaten. Minnesota has won three straight games by a score of at least 28 points, and Justin Jefferson just put up a huge 154-yard effort in Week 5. Dalvin Cook just had a 2 touchdown performance, and as they grow more comfortable with Kevin O’Connell’s system, this offense should continue to improve.

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Seattle Seahawks ML over Arizona Cardinals (+124)

The fact that this Seattle defense isn’t the best shouldn’t matter when playing against an Arizona Cardinals offense that isn’t currently frightening anyone. Arizona should be able to move the ball and score points at times, but given how unorganized the squad has appeared, I wouldn’t feel comfortable naming the Cardinals the favorites in this game.

Although Kyler Murray has shown flashes of brilliance, the team’s overall performance to this point has been hindered by his inconsistency at the quarterback position. In what may turn out to be a barnburner in the Pacific Northwest, I predict that Arizona’s defense will have a difficult time stopping a potent Seahawks offense. The Seahawks can keep this game close and even complete the upset if they play the way they have through the first five weeks.

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