All For One, and One For All: Our favorite NFL Week 2 parlay and teaser picks


Parlays and teasers are exploding in popularity for NFL bettors, who love to wager a little to win a lot. Books love them too, because they’re hard to hit. Just look at our parlay/teaser picks for Week 1.

All six of our staffers laid a goose egg on their accumulators, with plenty of close calls. But close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, and if you know how parlays and teasers work, one wrong pick and your entire play is down the tubes.

We dust ourselves off and get back on the betting horse for our NFL Week 2 parlay and teaser picks. If you missed Week 1, here are the rules: Six guys from Covers share their favorite multi-wager plays each week, giving at least a three-game parlay or three-game teasers (standard 6-point wiggle) for full-game spreads and totals this football season. Odds used will be our Covers Line (the ultimate industry consensus odds) at 2 p.m. ET every Friday.

In the end, whoever provides the most profits will claim office superiority (which means a closer parking spot and the good toilet paper, not that thin stuff) and a case of beer (a dozen for those who aren’t cool or think they can get away with just a sixer).

Now on to the Week 2 picks!



Dallas Pick’em
Tennessee +2.5
Kansas City-Oakland Over 47.5

The Cowboys should be favored by more like a TD. This is an overreaction to one good half of football from Washington. No Andrew Luck. Titans went 2-0 vs the Colts with Jacoby Brissett at QB in 2017. The Chiefs dropped 40 on the Jags D. What are the Raiders gonna do?


Atlanta +10 ❌
Kansas City +2.5 ✅
New England +0.5 ✅



N.Y. Giants +8
Kansas City -1
Cleveland -0.5

I love moving the Giants through a few key numbers at home against a mediocre Bills team. For the other two games, the Chiefs will not lose to the Raiders (I don’t care where the game is being played) and the Browns looked awful in Week 1 but should be able to handle Trevor Siemian and the Jets on Monday night.


Baltimore -0.5 ✅
Philadelphia -4 ✅
Pittsburgh +11.5 ❌



Tennessee +2.5
Green Bay +3.5
Pittsburgh +2.5

Strategy is pretty simple here: I’m taking three home faves and turning them into dogs, as I believe all three have a solid chance of winning outright.


San Francisco-Tampa Bay Over 45 ✅
Baltimore -0.5 ✅
Seattle -3.5 ❌



Kansas City -1
San Francisco-Cincinnati Over 40
Minnesota-Green Bay Over 37

The Chiefs should be a given and I’m expecting more offense from the other two games. Plus, you get to cheer for points, which is fun.


L.A. Rams-Carolina Under 50 ❌
Baltimore -6.5 ✅
Cincinnati +9.5 ✅



New Orleans-L.A. Rams Over 46
Kansas City -1
Cleveland -0.5

The Saints and Rams have two of the most explosive offenses in the league and lived up to that billing last week. There’s no way Oakland is winning two straight games especially against a Super Bowl contender like the Chiefs. The Browns will look to bounce back from a Week 1 loss as they take on Jets team that couldn’t beat the Bills last week and now have Trevor Siemian at QB. Yikes!


San Francisco-Tampa Bay Over 45 ✅
Houston-New Orleans Over 47 ✅
Denver +4 ❌



Kansas City -7
Tennessee -3.5
Washington +6

Chiefs looked great in Week 1, opened -8.5 vs Raiders, now -7. I’ll lay seven, sure. Titans are better than we thought, so I’ll lay -3.5 at home versus Colts. The Redskins with parlay-busting Week 1 road cover. I’ll take +6 at home versus Cowboys.


Carolina +1.5 ❌
Kansas City -3.5 ✅
L.A. Chargers -6.5 ❌

Canucks vs Golden Knights picks and predictions for Game 1


Perhaps no team has been more fun to follow during the NHL playoffs than the Vancouver Canucks, and hockey bettors can still get the Canucks at +1,300 to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Vancouver is coming off a thrilling series win against the defending champion St. Louis Blues, but now a much more difficult challenge awaits. The Vegas Golden Knights are +350 favorites to win it all, and they’ve certainly looked the part while dropping only one playoff contest.

Game 1 of this series gets underway Sunday, so we’re here to bring you our NHL picks and predictions in this Western Conference semifinal showdown.

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights betting preview

Starting Goalies

Canucks: Jacob Markstrom – playoffs – 7-3, 2.44 GAA, .929 SV% (season – 23-16, 2.75 GAA, .918 SV%)

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner – playoffs – 5-1, 2.44 GAA, .904 SV% (season – 19-10, 2.89, .920 SV%)

If this game was actually played in Las Vegas, then Markstrom could easily spend a few hours performing with Cirque du Soleil. The 30-year-old dazzled against Blues with an eye-opening array of acrobatic saves and an impressive 7-3 record. He’ll need to provide more of the same against a dangerous Vegas squad.

The Knights will likely roll with Robin Lehner, who has taken over the spot as Vegas’s starter in the crease—and rightfully so. Still, the Knights have the luxury of having Marc-Andre Fleury as their “backup.” The five-time All-Star matched an NHL record this season with his 14th consecutive playoff appearance.


Vancouver: Tyler Myers D (out), Tyler Toffoli RW (out), Micheal Ferland LW (out), Josh Leivo LW (out)

Vegas: Tomas Nosek LW (out)

Betting Trend to Know

Canucks are 0-6 in their last six Sunday games. Find the latest NHL betting trends for Canucks vs. Golden Knights.


The Canucks have been a force with the extra man during the postseason, converting 26.2% of their power plays. While the Knights are known for their offensive firepower, it’s their stingy defense that allows them to suffocate opponents—as evidenced by an 86.4% penalty kill during their playoff run. Vancouver is the only team in the league to never beat Vegas in regulation, going 0-11 all time. That’s something I just can’t ignore.

PREDICTION: Vegas ML (-175)


Each team is filled with loads of offensive talent. Vancouver’s Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller have combined for 11 goals thus far. Elias Pettersson has racked up 13 points, tied with Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon for the playoff lead.

The Knights can match Vancouver’s scorers, but they’re more balanced—Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch and Mark Stone have each lit the lamp four times during the postseason. The difference is on defense, where Vancouver has allowed the most high-danger chances of all remaining playoff teams.

PREDICTION: Over 5.5 (-110)


Though I like Vegas to win, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Canucks kept it close and continued their offensive success. I’ll take a flyer on Vancouver scoring at least three goals.

PREDICTION: Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)

Canucks vs Golden Knights Betting Card

  • Vegas ML (-175)
  • Over 5.5 (-110)
  • Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)
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Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook