Best Bets for NFL Parlays in Week 6, 2020
Things didn’t go as planned with last week’s NFL parlay picks. I really thought the Eagles had it in them to go into Pittsburgh and get a big upset, and for a second there, it almost looked like they’d do it.
While that and one other pick missed, we were at least 50% there, as two picks did convert.
You need them all to deliver a winning parlay bet, of course. Hopefully, you attacked the two winning wagers as solo bets and lived to fight another day.
Either way, we’re back at it again, with my favorite parlay picks for NFL week 6. The play here isn’t to just hand you a bunch of bets I think are locks. If you want reliability, try our week six NFL locks.
This is about safety partially but also combining it with some nice value to score a big takedown. With that, let’s see what combination I like for this week’s NFL parlay.
Chicago Bears to Win (+120)
Before the season even started, I pointed out the Bears as a sneaky playoff threat. They’ve certainly tempted fate through the first five weeks, but 4-1 is 4-1.
Chicago has won despite spotty quarterback play, which is a credit to their coaching, defense, balance, and resilience. They honestly have the offensive weapons to be an elite team, if they can just iron out the wrinkles.
Regardless, this week they’re nice +120 underdogs against the Panthers. Carolina has looked pretty good during a three-game winning streak, but I don’t really see them carving up a sound Bears defense.
Carolina’s defense is also good, but this should be an ugly game, and those tend to favor the Bears.
Cleveland Browns (+3.5) -115
Don’t look now, but the AFC North is suddenly loaded. The top three teams are 4-1 or better, and in week six we get a battle for first place with Cleveland headed to Heinz Field to take on the Steelers.
Well, the Browns still lose a tiebreaker with the Ravens, but this is still a massive game. Losing here would send the Browns down to a distant third place, and it would quickly erase the memory of a promising 4-1 start.
Is Cleveland not quite as good as their record indicates? Perhaps, but bettors need to consider that the solid offseason moves, underrated defense, and litany of offensive weapons are finally coming together.
If the Browns are ready for a climb up the NFL’s ladder, this would be a pretty good time to declare it. I like them to win in my week 6 NFL upset picks, but for this parlay, we can cool things down a bit and just bet on the spread.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Win (+120)
I’ll close things out with the Buccaneers, who also grace my week six underdog picks. There’s a few reasons for that, but the big one is that Tampa Bay is at home and needs this win after losing to the Bears.
Tampa Bay already loses the tiebreaker with the Saints in the NFC South, and if the Panthers keep winning, the Bucs would suddenly be looking at third place in this division.
That doesn’t sound like a Tom Brady-led team.
Green Bay is averaging over 38 points per game and has Aaron Rodgers looking like the NFL MVP favorite. In theory, a team cooking like this coming off a bye week feels dangerous.
However, this is a tough road game against a pretty talented opponent. Tampa Bay’s run defense is stingy, and they can generate pressure upfront. My guess is we still get a shootout of sorts, but Rodgers could be running for his life a bit here.
All those tweets featuring zero Rodgers interceptions will likely finally die, too.
Most attempts by a QB with 0 INT this season:— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) October 12, 2020
Aaron Rodgers: 139
Drew Lock: 38
C.J. Beathard: 37 pic.twitter.com/06AZyUuJQO
I love Rodgers and the Packers this season, but they have to lose eventually. On the road against a good team that could be a title contender seems to be a good spot to bet against them.
Top Week 6 NFL Parlay Bet
- Chicago Bears to Win (+120)
- Cleveland Browns (+3.5) -115
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Win (+120)
Last week I offered four picks to produce a pretty high-upside parlay. Only two picks converted, so I’ll scale things back a bit in week six.
That cuts down the upside, but this three-wager parlay still can turn $100 into a cool $824 if all three picks pan out at Bovada.
If you want to add to this bet, check out my safest NFL bets for week six, or get some extra insight by taking a look at all of our week six NFL game previews at our picks page.