Same Game Parlays & Football: A Match Made in Heaven

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As the market for online sportsbooks becomes more and more competitive, they have all had to come up with ways to keep their experience fresh and exciting. In recent years we have seen the introduction of Same Game Parlays, a new way of betting on sports. A Same Game Parlay (SGP) is a bet with multiple selections on one game combined into a single bet, with all selections needing to be settled as a win for your parlay to pay out. So instead of backing numerous lines as singles in one game you can combine them into one single bet.

Placing your SGP bet is very straightforward. First off if you are not already a player then you will want to create you sportsbook account. Then navigate to the NBA, MLB, NFL or Soccer games and find any game with a ‘+SGP’ logo next to the event. From there, choose your game, toggle ‘on’ for same game parlay and then you can pick your selections and wager. You can pick as many selections as you like but of course the more selections you pick the higher the odds thus less likely you are to win your bet. 

The sports that you are able to place SGPs on may vary but the MLB, NBA & the NFL should have plenty.

With so many options on which sports to bet on, the NFL is undoubtably one of the most exciting leagues to place an SGP on for a number of reasons. Let’s take a look at why betting on the NFL with SGPs is so enjoyable.

There Are So Many Options

One of the best things about same game parlays is that you can combine game lines, game props and player props all into one bet. NFL betting offers so many different lines that there are endless possibilities for your selections. For example, you could combine selections on the moneyline, spread, over/under, player passing yards, rushing yards, receptions, touchdowns, longest reception and so much more. You can stack up your bet to go for a longshot for mega winnings or go for as few as two selections. For example, you could have an SGP in a Cardinals @ Seahawks game made up of:

  • Kyler Murray o/226.5 passing yards
  • Deandre Hopkins to score a touchdown
  • Chris Carson o/67.5 rushing yards
  • Tyler Lockett u/5.5 receptions
  • Cardinals +7.5

With so many different ways of creating an SGP there will always be a bet to entice everyone.

It Enhances Gameday Excitement

It is commonplace for football fans to place a bet and then watch the game in anticipation. Whether you have backed the spread, the over/under or a player prop you are waiting for that one scenario to secure your winnings. Whilst for some that may be exciting enough, SGPs increase that excitement even more. With several selections spread across different props every last snap matter and could get you one step further to securing a winning bet. It will keep you glued to your seat, hanging on every reception.

You Could Potentially Risk Less Money

Same Game Parlays are tougher to win than single bets for obvious reasons. This is elevated even more with every selection you add to your bet. However, although the risk may be higher in terms of successful bets, you could actually stand to lose far less money on losing bets than you would on singles. For example, lets say our previously discussed spread line (Cardinal +7.5) is set at -110.  As we know, you would need to wager $110 to win $100. However, the elevated odds of a same game parlay mean you would not need to stake as much for that same return. Using our example again, lets say the total odds of the SGP came to +500. If you wanted to make a profit of $100 then you would need to wager no more than $20. Although you stand a higher chance of losing the bet due to all selections needing to come in, you can save your budget and bet smarter. The extra $90 can be used to spread across different bets, allowing you to cover yourself if your SGP is to lose.

Same game parlays have undoubtably increased the level of excitement that sports betting already bought to gameday. The ease of accessibility means that anyone of age with an internet connection and legal sports betting in their state can sign in or sign up. As we eagerly await the start of the 2022 NFL season, SGPs are sure to revolutionize the way we bet on football for a very long time. Check out this article to learn more about parlay betting. 


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