With the conclusion of Wild Card Weekend, football fans and bettors are down to six remaining NFL games — and four of them are this weekend as part of the Divisional Round of the postseason. But even though there are just four games this weekend, bettors will have plenty of options to create NFL Playoff parlays and NFL Playoff same-game parlays.
Here are a few of our favorite NFL parlay picks for the Divisional Round, including a couple of same-game parlay bets.
NFL Playoff Parlay Picks: Divisional Round
Let’s take a look at a few NFL parlay picks and NFL same-game parlays for this weekend:
NFL Playoff Parlay Picks for Divisional Round: Saturday
NFL Playoff Parlay No. 1
- Jacksonville +8.5 (-105)
- Giants-Eagles, Over 48.5 (-105)
- Parlay Odds: +281
It will sound crazy, but the Jaguars have a chance against the Chiefs. How so? While Patrick Mahomes can improvise better than anyone, the way to beat him is to keep the pressure on him all day long — and the Jags may be able to do just that. They didn’t rank too high in sacks during the regular season (No. 25 with 35). But they ranked first in knockdowns (77) and sixth in hurries (56).
Only one team had more pressures (hurries + knockdowns + sacks) than they did: the Chiefs (168 versus 178).
Does that mean the Jags can win? Maybe — but don’t count on it. However, there is a good chance they put enough pressure on Mahomes to keep it close and cover the spread. The Chiefs have been one of the worst teams against the spread (ATS) this season (6-10-1). To put their ATS struggles into perspective:
- KC: 7-1 SU, 2-5-1 ATS at home
- KC: 2-5-1 ATS in last eight games
- KC: 2-10 ATS in conference games
- KC: 3-4-1 when favored by 8.5+; 0-3-1 in last four such games
As for the Giants-Eagles game, if the Giants can play like they did last week against the Vikings, they could give the Eagles a good fight — but don’t bank on them winning.
They gave the Eagles a good fight in Week 18, but neither team was at its best in that contest. Saturday’s game is more likely to be like their Week 14 matchup than Week 18, with the Eagles scoring a lot and the Giants enough for the final score to be Over 48.5 points.
A $100 wager could result in a $381 payday, your stake plus $281 in winnings.
NFL Parlay Pick No. 2
- Trevor Lawrence, Over 1.5 passing touchdowns (-114)
- Devonta Smith, Over 64.5 receiving yards (-114)
- Parlay Odds: +252
Lawrence has thrown for multiple touchdowns in eight games this season, and many of those games were against respectable defenses (i.e., Dallas, Baltimore, Philadelphia, etc.). The Chiefs have given up a league-high 1.94 passing touchdowns per game this season. He’ll get at least two because the Jags are competitive or playing catch-up during garbage time.
With their two best secondary players back in the lineup, the Giants will probably try to take away A.J. Brown — which will only free up DeVonta Smith for more targets. He had 64 yards against the Giants back in Week 14, but look for the Eagles to throw more and run a little less to protect Hurts from further injury.
He has 64.5+ receiving yards in his last four regular season games and six of his last eight.
A $100 wager could result in a $352 payday, your stake plus $252 in winnings.
NFL Same-Game Parlay No. 1
- Trevor Lawrence, Over 1.5 passing touchdowns (-114)
- Travis Etienne, Over 69.5 rushing yards (-114)
- Trever Lawrence, +275 passing yards (+162)
- Same-Game Parlay Odds: +541
Etienne only had 45 yards on 11 carries back in Week 14 versus the Chiefs, but the Jags had to abandon the run early after falling into a 20-0 hole. His contribution during Jacksonville’s six-game win streak has driven home just how important establishing the run game can be. So, expect the Jags to try a little harder to get the run established this week.
Etienne rushed for 69.5+ yards in his last four games with at least nine carries.
As for Lawrence’s legs, the Chiefs’ defense gives up more passing touchdowns than every other team in the league. Lawrence will get at least two either in garbage time or because the Jags are competitive. In the process, he’ll clear 275+ passing yards.
A $100 wager could result in a $641 payday, your stake plus $541 in winnings.
NFL Playoff Parlay Picks for Divisional Round: Sunday
NFL Parlay Pick No. 3
- Bengals +5 (-110)
- Cowboys-49ers, Under 46.5 -(112)
- Parlay Odds: +464 (+261 if you take the points rather than the moneyline on the Bengals)
Both teams have solid defenses, but in a playoff game featuring two of the best young quarterbacks, fans can probably count on seeing a lot of offensive production. Whether it translates into points will be determined by how many mistakes either team makes.
Neither team commits a lot of penalties (4.7 per game), but the Bills are more turnover prone. To be more precise — Josh Allen is. The Bills QB tied for the second-most interceptions during the regular season with 14 and put the ball on the ground 13 times, losing five. Last week, the Dolphins were able to get in the game thanks to a pair of Allen interceptions; Allen also fumbled three times and lost one.
If both teams bring their “A” game, this is a close contest that could be decided by whoever has the ball last. But Allen’s propensity for turnovers gives the Bengals the edge (if you don’t feel confident they can win outright, take the points: +5.5 at -110).
As for the Cowboys-49ers game, some late-season struggles as the general perception of the Cowboys trended downward. Yes, they played a stellar game against the Buccaneers last week, but it is hard to forget how they performed in several games down the stretch. If Dak Prescott makes the same errors he made in many of those games against the 49ers’ defense, they will eat him alive.
But what if he doesn’t?
Conversely, you have an offense led by a surprisingly efficient Brock Purdy. However, he has yet to face a team with a strong offense and defense. The Cowboys have both (if they bring their ‘A’ game).
When it comes to who will win, this one could go either way. But look for both defenses to show out and keep the score relatively low and close.
A $100 wager could result in a $564 (or $361) payday, your stake plus $464 (or $261) in winnings.
Same-Game Parlay No. 2
- Dawson Knox, anytime touchdowns scorer (+195)
- Joe Mixon, 50+ rushing yards (-112)
- Same Game Parlay Odds: +460
Knox has recently been on a roll, with a receiving touchdown in his last five games. Cincy is stingy when it comes to passing touchdowns allowed, but that is why Stefon Diggs may get shut out and Knox will get another.
As for Mixon, a good run game will be a crucial component of the Bengals’ offensive plan. They’ll also need the passing game to get on track, but they will look to the run game to help keep Josh Allen on the sidelines. As long as the Bengals do not need to play catch-up, Mixon will get 14+ carries; every time he has this season, he’s gone for over 48.5 yards.
A $100 wager could result in a $560 payday, your stake plus $460 in winnings.