Two AFC clashes highlight this two-team parlay for Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts visit the Cleveland Browns. Two young talented quarterbacks will be featured in the AFC North showdown between the Bengals and Ravens while a tough Indianapolis defense will try to keep the potent Cleveland Browns offense from scoring 40 points for a second consecutive week.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens: BAL -12.5; Total 50.5
Although Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson missed the early part of practice this week, he did return Friday and is expected to start on Sunday. Weather could play a factor in this matchup as it is expected to rain on Sunday afternoon in Baltimore. It seems that when two teams from the AFC North clash against one another the games end up being much closer than what one would think when looking at talent. Sunday's game between the Bengals and Ravens is no exception. The underdog has covered the number in 9 of the last 12 meetings between the two and Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in the last six visits to Baltimore. Cincinnati rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has completed 70% of his passes the last two weeks and Cincinnati is 1-0-1 SU to show for it. The running attack is also improved for the Bengals as Joe Mixon rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns a week ago. At the end of the day, Baltimore wins but the Bengals will stay close on a rainy Sunday afternoon and cover the number. Take the points and the road dog.
1st Part of NFL Parlay: Cincinnati Bengals +12.5
Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns: IND -1; Total 47.5
Indianapolis and Cleveland have played very well to start the season, as both are 3-1 after finishing .500 last season. Cleveland enters as a 1-point home dog in a clash between a Colts team with a tenacious defense and the Browns with an equally explosive offense. Both the Colts and Browns lost their season openers but bounced back for three consecutive victories. Indianapolis has been led by its defense as the Colts have allowed an average of just 9.7 points per game during their three-game winning streak, while Cleveland has scored an average of 39.3 points per game during its current three-game winning streak. Indianapolis does not have that strong of an offense even though quarterback Philip Rivers has been a huge addition, while Cleveland is leading the NFL in takeaways with 10. That could come into play in this game as Philip Rivers is known to throw into tight coverage and be intercepted. Take the one-point and the home dog’s explosive offense to overpower the Colts defense and win by at least a touchdown.
2nd Part of NFL Parlay: Cleveland Browns +1
Two-game Parlay Payout - $100 pays $264.46