Colts vs Broncos Same Game Parlay for Thursday Night Football (+697 Odds for Simple Three-Leg Parlay)

Courtland Sutton ranks seventh in the NFL in receiving yards (343) despite Denver's slow start offensively
Courtland Sutton ranks seventh in the NFL in receiving yards (343) despite Denver's slow start offensively / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps the two most disappointing teams of this young NFL season square off on Thursday Night Football when the Denver Broncos host the Indianapolis Colts.

Despite an underwhelming start to the year, both squads sit just one win behind the lead in their respective divisions. If you're not sure which sputtering offense to back, you're in luck.

I've cooked up a beauty of a parlay over at FanDuel Sportsbook: a simple, realistic three-legger with +682 odds! Without further ado, let's jump into it:

Best Same Game Parlay for Thursday Night Football (+697)

  • Colts vs Broncos Under 42.5 (-114)
  • Courtland Sutton Over 66.5 Receiving Yards (-113)
  • Alec Pierce Over 34.5 Receiving Yards (-113)

Odds of +697 would profit $69.70 on a $10 bet, and I love our chances of winning big with these three picks. Here's why I like each part of the parlay:

Colts vs Broncos Under 42.5 (-114)

There's a lot of reasons to like the under in this matchup. Nine consecutive Colts games have gone under the total, while it's 6-2 in the Broncos' last eight contests as home favorites. It's a primetime game as well, which historically go under at a high clip.

Looking into the specifics of the matchup, we should have a low-scoring game. Indianapolis is dead-last in the NFL in points per game (14.3) while Denver ranks 30th (16.5).

The Broncos, in particular, favor a slow game-script, ranking 27th in seconds per play (30.6). Each defense is a strength, with Indy allowing the sixth-fewest yards per play (4.8) and Denver immediately behind the Colts in seventh (4.9).

Each franchise is scrambling in the backfield, too, with star running backs Jonathan Taylor and Javonte Williams missing tonight's contest.

Two struggling, slow offenses missing a stud back taking on an excellent defense? Plus a history of going under the total? Yeah, sign me up for the under in this one.

Courtland Sutton Over 66.5 Receiving Yards (-113)

By all accounts, Sutton is emerging as one of the NFL's best wide receivers. He's cleared this prop in three of four games, scoring a TD in the only one he didn't, and ranks among the league leaders in a number of categories.

He's seventh in yards (343) and 18th in targets (35) while averaging 14.3 yards per catch. I expect more emphasis on the passing game as Denver adjusts to life without Williams, which should mean more targets for Sutton.

With Sutton's high yards per catch rate, we only need him to snag a few passes to clear this prop and I think he clears this prop for the fourth time in five games.

Alec Pierce Over 34.5 Receiving Yards (-113)

Pierce is emerging as the Colts' No. 2 option in the passing game, hauling in seven catches for 141 yards over the last two weeks. He averages a ridiculous 20.1 yards per catch as Indy's deep option.

With nine targets over the last two weeks, we really only need Pierce to snag a couple of passes to clear this prop. As Denver commits extra attention to Michael Pittman Jr and Patrick Surtain II possibly shadowing him, Pierce should have room to get loose for a few bombs.

I'll be stunned if Pierce's receiving props stay this low in a few weeks, so let's strike now and round out this parlay by backing the rookie out of Cincinnati.

Bang, bang! With just three easy picks, we've got a +697 same game parlay for Thursday Night Football. Feel free to pick your own favorite plays to add to these three, but I'm going in firing with the under, Courtland Sutton, and Alec Pierce.

In a battle of disappointing teams, we'll still come out ahead. Best of luck - let's get after it.

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