$1,000 Pro Football Challenge

Fairway’s Football Forecast Shoots for Profits and Parlays in the $1,000 Pro Football Challenge.

Each week during the NFL season, I post four (4) pro football underdog picks and plays. I came up with a fun idea and decided to post plays and provide NFL fans and bettors of all levels some selections and additional ways to bet these underdogs. Straight wagers, money line, and a money line parlay and straight parlay are part of our Pro Football Challenge.

We’ll use a $1,000 bankroll each week, and keep a running tab going throughout the season. The weekly links below will take you to our selections posted initially at the Offshore Gaming Association (osga.com), and can also be found on VegasSportsZone.com. Our goal is to provide winning selections and show a profit, knowing that it’s very difficult to hit a money-line underdog parlay, or even a straight 4-team parlay.

While straight wagers are a more prudent play, and we’ll document those results as well, I know from experience that bettors like a bigger score (like this one) with less risk. So I’ve included a pair of parlay for profit plays and a money-line wager on each of these underdogs. With fewer games each week in pro football, we’ll consider some very short favorites and include in our parlays and plays along the way.

Here’s how it works. We’ll use widely available lines and money-lines from both leading offshore sports books and Las Vegas sports books at time of post the end of each week.

FairwayJay’s $1,000 Pro Football Challenge – 4 Underdog Plays

A $200 wager on each team to cover the point spread ($800).

A $40 wager on the money line for each underdog to win the game outright ($160).

A $20 wager on a 4-team Money Line Parlay ($20)

A $20 wager on a 4-team Parlay ($20)

Week 1:  +$253 (3-1 week – 1 outright winner). 3-1 side plays +$380

Week 2: -$240…YTD +$13 (2-2 week – just missed 2 outright ‘Dogs including SF +14). 2-2 side plays -$40…YTD 5-3 = +$340

Week 3: -$34…YTD -$21 (2-2 week with 2 outright underdog winners). 2-2 side plays -$40…YTD 7-5 = +$300

Week 4: +$401…YTD +$380 (3-1 week with 2 outright underdog winners). 3-1 side plays +$380 YTD 10-6 =+$680

Week 5: +$476…YTD +$856 (3-1 week with 3 outright underdog winners). 3-1 side plays +$380 YTD 13-7 =+$1,060

Week 6: +$482…YTD +$1,338 (3-1 week with 3 outright underdog winners). 3-1 side plays +$380 YTD 16-8 = +$1,440

Follow along each week as we shoot for more Winners and Green and Parlays for Profit.

NFL Week 6 betting review

Week 6 was another good one on our underdog plays, going 3-1 with three outright underdog winners on the Vikings, Rams and Chargers. Now 16-8 YTD (66%) with some very close losses. We’ll keep Firing for the Green and try to avoid the Hazards in our weekly pursuit of profit.


Author: FairwayJay

FairwayJay is a leading national sports and betting analyst providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. His work, writing and content is provided to various sites and leading sources. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay