NFL Parlays Week 3

Jovan Alford
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2023

After not winning a parlay in Week 1, our Week 2 parlay column picked up a couple of victories.

Our top parlay came through, with the Buccaneers and Saints handling their business against the Bears and Panthers. We also hit our same-game parlay (Rams +7.5 + Rams Over 17.5 Points), which came down to the wire, but we got the backdoor cover thanks to a 38-yard field goal from Brett Maher.

I’ll try to carry that momentum into Week 3, where nine teams are still searching for their first wins this season.

Let’s dig into my favorite NFL parlay picks for Week 3.

NFL Week 3 Parlay Picks

All NFL betting odds used in our Week 3 parlay picks are current as of Wednesday, Sept. 20, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Parlay: MIA -6 + BAL -7.5 (+276)

Longshot Parlay: SEA ML + LAC-MIN Over 54 + TEN ML + LV ML (+1058)

Same Game Parlay: DET -3.5 + ATL Under 21.5 Points (+150)

NFL Week 3 Best Parlay Bet

Week 3 Best Parlay (+260)

  • Dolphins -6 (-105) vs Broncos
  • Ravens -7.5 (-108) vs Colts

Miami survived a scare from the Patriots in Week 2, holding on for a 24-17 win despite 14 fourth-quarter points from New England. The Dolphins return to South Beach for their home opener against the Broncos, who have suffered back-to-back losses to the Raiders and the Commanders.

Since 2022, Miami is 4-2 against the spread as a home favorite and 7-3 ATS after a win. The Dolphins offense is clicking at all cylinders, which is bad news for a Denver defense that was carved open by Commanders QB Sam Howell in Week 2.

Miami might be without WR Jaylen Waddle (concussion), but Denver still has to account for the speed of Tyreek Hill. Could the Broncos figure it out in a must-win spot? Yes, but it’s tough to trust them to close the deal against the Dolphins’ explosive offense.

I’m pairing Miami with the Baltimore Ravens, who could face Colts backup QB Gardner Minshew as Anthony Richardson remains in concussion protocol.

Baltimore picked up a huge road win last week against Cincinnati. The Ravens ran the ball well (4.8 YPC) and showcased their aerial attack, with Lamar Jackson throwing for 237 yards and a pair of scores.

John Harbaugh’s squad will face an Indianapolis defense that has allowed 287 passing yards per game this season. With their playmakers at the skill positions and a veteran defense, the Ravens should cover this number.

NFL Week 3 Longshot Parlay Bet

Week 3 Longshot Parlay (+1044)

  • Seahawks ML (-230) vs Panthers
  • Chargers vs Vikings Over 54 (-112)
  • Raiders ML (-135) vs Steelers
  • Titans ML (+145) vs Browns

The Week 3 longshot parlay kicks off with the Seahawks to win outright over the Panthers on Sunday. Seattle is coming off an overtime road win over the Lions, while Carolina has lost two straight games to start the year.

Geno Smith and the Seahawks offense looked like their old selves in Week 2 and will play a Panthers defense that lost starting LB Shaq Thompson for the season. And on top of that, Carolina might not have rookie QB Bryce Young, who is dealing with an ankle injury. If Andy Dalton is forced to start, the veteran shouldn’t have much success in the Panthers’ pedestrian passing game.

Additionally, I like the Over to hit in the matchup between the Vikings and Chargers. Minnesota is scoring 22.5 points per game, while Los Angeles averages 29. This contest features two quarterbacks (Kirk Cousins and Justin Herbert) who can fill up the boxscore and defenses that give up 25-plus points per game.

  • Check out our top moneyline, ATS, and Over/Under plays in our NFL Week 3 picks.

I’ll round out my longshot parlay with the Raiders and Titans to win outright. Las Vegas lost by 28 points to the Bills in Week 2 but could sneak away with a win against the Steelers, who have allowed 193 rushing yards per game this season.

QB Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown three interceptions this season, which isn’t ideal after what we saw from Pittsburgh’s defense (four takeaways) against the Browns. Therefore, it will be imperative for Garoppolo to take care of the ball.

The Titans are 3.5-point underdogs this week, but since 2022, they are 5-2-1 ATS as road underdogs. With that in mind, we will take them on the moneyline, as their defense shouldn’t have any issues stopping a Browns’ offense without Nick Chubb.

Ultimately, Sunday’s game will come down to which quarterback (Ryan Tannehill or Deshaun Watson) makes a critical mistake.

NFL Week 3 Same Game Parlay Bet

Falcons vs Lions Same Game Parlay (+150)

  • Lions -3.5 (-110)
  • Falcons: Under 21.5 Points (-120)

There has been a ton of line movement in this game as the Lions have lost C.J. Gardner-Johnson, James Houston, and David Montgomery to various injuries.

However, bettors shouldn’t be scared to take Detroit to cover the short number. The Lions are 12-9 ATS after a loss since 2021.

The Falcons have been one of the surprise stories in the NFL this season. Their running game, led by Bijan Robinson, has helped them get off to a 2-0 start. Atlanta has scored 24.5 points per game through the first two weeks but only produced five touchdowns (16th in the NFL).

If Detroit’s defense can pressure Falcons QB Desmond Ridder, who has only been sacked five times this season, Atlanta might settle for field goals instead of touchdowns.


Jovan Alford

Jovan Alford is currently a freelance writer at The Game Day. Before TGD, Jovan was a content producer at The Sporting News, focusing on betting and fantasy sports. He also worked at DraftKings Nation and was previously a sports editor at the Philadelphia Metro. Jovan loves betting on player props and playing daily fantasy sports.

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