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Same Game Parlay: How a Bettor Turned $50 Into $15,000 With an NFL SGP on DraftKings Sportsbook

Zach Thompson breaks down how a sports bettor turned $50 into a huge profit with an NFL Same Game Parlay on DraftKings Sportsbook.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL season has gotten off to a great start, and DraftKings Sportsbook provides plenty of ways for you to get involved in every matchup. To raise the odds and returns on your picks, you can combine multiple picks into a Parlay and multiple picks from the same game into a Same Game Parlay (SGP).

In Week 2, one bettor built a straightforward three-pick SGP for Thursday Night Football for the matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. The two NFC contenders played a Week 2 primetime matchup for the second season in a row, and this year, the Eagles emerged 34-28 winners. The game played out just as this bettor predicted it would, and as a result, the $50 SGP turned into a massive payout of $15,000.

Combined, the three following legs all had massive +30000 odds:

  • T.J. Hockenson 1st TD scorer
  • Jalen Hurts 2+ TDs
  • T.J. Hockenson 2+ TDs

Check out Stepped Up Same Game Parlays on DraftKings Sportsbook for big profit boosts! The more legs in the parlay, the bigger the boost! See the Stepped Up Same Game Parlays page for more details!

Before we hit the recap of how the win went down, just a quick reminder that a parlay bet is a bet placed on multiple outcomes to occur. A parlay bet cashes when all outcomes within the parlay are selected correctly. You can learn more about how they work in the DraftKings Sportsbook How To Bet Guide!

This bettor started with two picks in the three-leg parlay that included Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson. Hockenson got off to a strong start to his first full season with the Vikings with eight catches for 35 yards in the team’s Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay, and this bettor picked him to get into the end zone first and to score multiple touchdowns. While Hockenson hadn’t found the end zone in Week 1, he did have three touchdowns last year after joining the Vikings, including a two-touchdown game against the New York Giants.

The Eagles got the ball first, so getting the first touchdown from Hockenson would first rely on the Vikings' defense. Philly put together a good opening drive, but it stalled out at the Minnesota six-yard line when the Eagles were forced to kick a field goal. The teams exchanged punts and then turnovers before Jake Elliott missed a field goal with just 48 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Vikings took over on their own 45-yard line and prepared for what would be the first touchdown drive of the game. The drive didn’t start well, with Kirk Cousins taking a seven-yard sack from Jordan Davis. However, after a defensive penalty and a big 24-yard catch from Hockenson, the Vikings were set up with first-and-goal from the five.

Here’s what happened next:

As you can see from the post on X, Hockenson was a +1700 payout on that pick, but this SGP was just getting started. The Eagles answered back after falling behind for the first and only time in the contest with a rushing touchdown from Jalen Hurts on their next possession. They tacked on a field goal just before halftime and went into the break up 13-7.

The Vikings fumbled away their opening possession of the second half, and Jalen Hurts got his second one-yard rushing touchdown on the ensuing possession to put the Eagles up 20-7 and also make the Jalen Hurts 2+ TDs leg of the parlay hit.

The final leg of the three-leg parlay was Hockenson’s second score. The Eagles built a commanding 27-7 lead, but the Vikings continued to battle back. It took until 1:10 left in the game, but Hockenson got his second score in the highlight below. He finished with two touchdowns as part of his seven catches for 66 total yards.

Hockenson’s second touchdown along with him scoring the first touchdown and Hurts’ two scores resulted in this SGP hitting for a huge $15K payday with just three simple picks!

You can build your own Same Game Parlay with touchdown-reliant picks like these, yardage totals or other props. With a full slate of action every Sunday and plenty of juicy primetime matchups like this one, there are plenty of opportunities to build a Same Game Parlay on DraftKings Sportsbook from a wide variety of sports. You can even build cross-sport parlays that include results from multiple venues and events. There are so many different combinations from different contests to consider. Get started today!

Same Game Parlay (SGP) is available on DraftKings Sportsbook for multiple sports! To place a SGP:

  1. Find a game that has a +SGP icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Toggle “Same Game Parlay” on. Once it’s on, all available bets will appear.
  3. Build your Same Game Parlay. Combine multiple bets from one game. The more bets you combine, the more you can win.
  4. Place your parlay. Add your Same Game Parlay to your bet slip, enter your wager amount, and submit your bet.

Read more about SGP at the DraftKings Sportsbook SGP page!