Betting can be fun, and with the NFL having four games this weekend during the Divisional Round of the playoffs, today we will be creating an NFL parlay of all four games against the spread in order to make a massive profit. Remember to bet responsibly.
It is important to use NFL stats and data when deciding your picks as well, so make sure there is reasoning behind each selection that is made.
Cincinnati Bengals (+3.5) vs. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans were the top seed in the AFC this season and had a week off, but I expect a solid game out of the Cincinnati Bengals here. Running back Derrick Henry is expected to play for the first time since Halloween, but a foot injury could hamper him, and he most likely will be on a “pitch count.”
Cincinnati is a solid passing offense, and Tennessee does not have the secondary to hold Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins at the same time. Remember that running back Joe Mixon has also scored 13 rushing touchdowns this season. This is the scariest game since both sides have a legitimate shot of hitting but go with the Cincinnati Bengals to cover a 3.5 point spread.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers (-4.5)
This line feels like the sportsbooks are begging people to take the Packers, and I will do just that. The 49ers are a bit beaten up, and I don’t trust Jimmy Garoppolo to play mistake-free football, which he will need to do. He basically was the reason the Dallas Cowboys had a chance to win in the Wild Card round. He also has a “slightly” sprained right shoulder and could struggle here once again.
Green Bay is one of the best teams, as their 13-4 record and the top seed in the NFC indicates. Aaron Rodgers is most likely winning the MVP award, and Davante Adams should have a field day. The team is getting healthier with linebacker Za’Darius Smith and cornerback Jaire Alexander potentially playing and left tackle David Bakhtiari re-emerging in Week18 after being injured. They can take another step as a team getting healthy and are the better team. All in all, go with the Green Bay Packers to cover the spread.
Los Angeles Rams (+3) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This is going to be the most controversial game on the list because it is going against Tom Brady, but we need to be realistic. This Rams team can score points as it averaged 27.1 points during the regular season and already holds a win back in Week 3 against this Buccaneers team. Los Angeles has too many skilled receivers for Tampa Bay to defend as Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr both are dominant targets. Their defense featuring Aaron Donald, Von Miller, and Jalen Ramsey should feast here as well. Ramsey held Evans to five catches for 54 yards without a touchdown in their last two games against each other, so that will be a pivotal matchup.
This Tampa Bay team is good, but it is beaten up. Besides already missing wide receiver Chris Godwin and cornerback Richard Sherman, offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs was in a walking boot with an ankle injury, and that’s a huge loss if he is unable to play. They do not have the skill position players to compete in this game. Go with the Los Angeles Rams to cover the spread.
Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5)
A lot of the conversation will be on the Buffalo Bills “perfect offensive game” last week in the Wild Card round against the New England Patriots, but these Chiefs are better. Buffalo’s defense allowed 17 points per game during the regular season and beat the Chiefs in Arrowhead 38-20 early in the season, but that isn’t enough for me to expect them to win.
This game is going to be close, but one stat people are forgetting is Patrick Mahomes is Dee Ford lining up in the neutral zone away from being undefeated at home in the playoffs. Experience matters in the playoffs, and Patrick Mahomes has it thus far. Go with the Kansas City Chiefs to win by a late field goal and cover.
This parlay would be +1230, meaning if you bet $100 on this four-leg parlay and it hits, you win $1,230.33 for your troubles. This seems to be the best way to go for the week, so have fun and let’s watch some NFL Postseason football!