Finally, it took 4 weeks, but I got my 1st win. I don’t expect to win every week, but when I do, it is very nice! That’s what I like most about parlays… Yes, I know, I don’t bet big, but the thrill is the same for me no matter the size of the bet.
My one rule – I MUST use the Chiefs in the parlay.
As always, I am using the current line from BetUS.com
Up $40 after a nice win in week 4!
Chiefs @ Colts (-2)
Two teams whose fan bases are actively participating in the “Suck for Luck” campaign. The Colts have looked better with Curtis Painter under center, following the loss of Kerry Collins, but the Chiefs offense is starting to come around despite the loss of star RB Jamaal Charles and starting TE Tony Moeaki.
The Colts are experiencing the loss of a stud franchise QB, and they may actually buy into “Suck for Luck.”
Pick: Chiefs +2
Packers (- 5 1/2) @ Falcons
The Falcons offense has been up and down. Every other week they have scored over 30 points, then less that 2 TDs with PATs… If the trend continues, the Falcons won’t even hit 14 points in week 5.
But really, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers are absolutely rolling. Until they let me down, I may take them to cover the spread in every single game. Remember the mid-2000s USC teams and New England from a few years ago? Same thing here… Over 53 points may be an even better bet.
Pick: Packers -5 1/2
Saints (-6 1/2) @ Carolina
No team has been thrown on less in 2011 than the Panthers… All that will change for sure on Sunday.
Drew Brees and the #2 pass offense in the NFL heads to Carolina, and although Carolina has been tested the least through the air, they are allowing 9.0 yards per pass attempt and 14 yards per completion… The worst in the NFL.
Pick: Saints -6 1/2
Week 5 Recap
$20 bet wins $120.00
Chiefs +2, Packers -5 1/2, Saints -6 1/2
What are your thoughts or your bet?
NOTE: If you are looking for the “5 Reasons the Colts could beat the Chiefs” post, it will be out on Saturday morning instead of Friday morning this week. I am awaiting an email from a few Indianapolis TV and radio sports personalities with their input.