It is always a little sad when the NFL season starts to near the end, but that just means it’s time to make the most of the betting opportunities that remain. With six games on deck for Wild Card Weekend, bettors will have plenty of options to create NFL Playoff parlays and NFL Playoff same-game parlays.
Three games feature division rivals, so those opponents have already faced off twice; the other three are rematches from the regular season, too. With the need for revenge and the desire to get one step closer to Super Bowl 57, the action will be intense.
Here are a few of our favorite NFL parlay picks for Wild Card Weekend, including a couple of same-game parlay bets.
NFL Playoff Parlay Picks: Wild Card Weekend
Let’s take a look at a few NFL parlay picks and NFL same-game parlays for this weekend:
NFL Playoff Parlay Picks for Wild Card Weekend: Saturday
NFL Playoff Parlay No. 1
- Seahawks-49ers Under 42.5 (-105)
- Jaguars +2.5 (-118)
- Parlay Odds: +260
The Seahawks were not competitive in their Week 2 game against the 49ers. While the score may say otherwise, the game in Week 15 was not competitive either. Since the Seahawks scored in garbage time to close the gap to eight points (21-13), it is hard to trust San Francisco can cover a 9.5-point spread.
However, while the 49ers’ offense is efficient under Brock Purdy, it doesn’t put up many points. Seattle will likely struggle to score against the San Fran defense as it did in the two regular season games. It would not be shocking if the final score is similar to the two regular season games (27-7 and 21-13).
As for the Jaguars, it’s easy to go with Jacksonville because of their Week 3 win over the Chargers in Los Angeles. But the difference maker in this game will be Travis Etienne, who will run amok against the weak run defense of the Chargers.
A $100 bet could result in a $360 payday, your stake plus $260 in winnings.
NFL Playoff Parlay No. 2
- Kenneth Walker III rushing yards, Under 59.5 (-114)
- Travis Etienne, 80+ rushing yards (+100)
- Parlay Odds: +275
Kenneth Walker III has had a solid rookie season for the Seahawks and is coming off three straight 100+ yard days to end the regular season. But the run defenses of the Rams, Jets, and Chiefs do not compare to the 49ers. San Francisco has been hard to run on this season (77.7 yards per game allowed; No. 2 in the league) and has only allowed one rusher to run for 59.5+ yards.
Walker had 47 yards on 12 carries against the 49ers’ defense in Week 16.
As for Etienne, the Jags’ young running back is facing one of the worst run defenses in the NFL (No. 28; 145.8 yards per game allowed). He only had 45 yards in Week 3 against the Chargers, but James Robinson had 100 yards on 17 carries. But he’ll likely get around 20 carries this week against a team giving up a league-high 5.4 yards per carry.
A $100 bet could result in a $375 payday, your stake plus $275 in winnings.
NFL Playoff Same-Game Parlay No. 1
- Travis Etienne, 80+ rushing yards (+100)
- Jaguars (+114)
- Under 47.5 points (-110)
- Same-Game Parlay Odds: +480
Travis Etienne has been a beast for the Jags down the stretch. He’ll likely be one again on Saturday, as long as he doesn’t get hurt. The final score has been Under the listed total in nine of 17 games for the Jags this season. For the Chargers, the final score was Under the total score in ten games, over in six, and one was a push. It was 45.5 in Week 3; the final score (38-10) went over the total. The game will be closer than it was in Week 3, with the Jags winning again.
A $100 wager could result in a $580 payday, your stake plus $480 in winnings.
NFL Playoff Parlay Picks For Wild Card Weekend: Sunday
NFL Playoff Parlay No. 3
- Bills -13.5 (-110)
- Giants +3 (+138)
- Bengals -8.5 (-105)
- Parlay Odds: +787
Expecting two teams to cover large spreads is asking a lot but in this case, it may not be an unreasonable expectation. Miami’s offense will struggle to score points, with the Dolphins starting Skylar Thompson at quarterback this week. Miami does not have a bad defense, but it is not good enough to win the game.
The only question mark is whether Buffalo takes its foot off the gas too soon and lets the Dolphins score a couple of touchdowns in garbage time.
As for the Ravens-Bengals, it is not looking good for Lamar Jackson or Tyler Huntley this week. With the Super Bowl in their crosshairs, do not expect the Bengals to have a second-half letdown like they had last week after building a 24-7 lead. They’ll cover 8.5 points with ease.
Minnesota beat New York in Week 16 thanks to a 61-yard field goal as time expired and a ton of mistakes by the Giants. Brian Daboll will have his team more focused this week, so expect fewer mental errors from the G-Men. Look for Daniel Jones to have another solid outing against a poor Minnesota defense. The Giants will win if they don’t turn the ball over this time.
A $100 wager could result in an $887 payday, your stake plus $787 in winnings.
NFL Same-Game Parlay No. 2
- Ja’Marr Chase, receiving yards Over 74.5 (-114)
- Tee Higgins, anytime touchdown scorer (+170)
- Same Game Parlay Odds: +397
With how banged up the Ravens’ secondary is, it would be foolish for the Bengals not to pass the ball early and often. Burrow will undoubtedly target his superstar receiver throughout the game — much like he has all season.
Chase was targeted 10+ times in nine of the 12 games he played (and in seven of the last eight). He’s gone over his yardage total in the last seven home games; this game will make it eight.
Higgins had an uncharacteristically bad game against the Ravens last week, catching just one of the seven passes thrown his way for seven yards. But he had recorded a touchdown in each of the previous four games. Since the Ravens’ defense will likely be more concerned with Chase, the coverage on Higgins could be light, making him a prime target in the red zone.
A $100 wager could result in a $497 payday, your stake plus $397 in winnings.
NFL Playoff Parlay Pick For Wild Card Weekend: Monday
NFL Playoff Same-Game Parlay No. 3
- Tom Brady, passing yards Over 275.5 (-114)
- Tony Pollard, receiving yards Over 19.5 (-114)
- Ezekiel Elliot, anytime TD scorer (+115)
- Same-Game Parlay Odds: +568
Tampa Bay had issues on offense when they faced the Cowboys in Week 1 and for much of the regular season. However, Brady has gotten the passing game on track in recent weeks, with 280+ yards in four of the last five games (not counting Week 18). While the Cowboys’ pass defense is solid, Brady will throw the ball 40+ times and the yardage will add up.
Tony Pollard is one of the more dynamic playmakers on the roster for Dallas, but he will have a hard time finding running lanes against a solid Buccaneers run defense. So, Dallas will find ways to get the ball into his hands in the passing game.
Elliot recorded a rushing touchdown in nine straight games before last week’s debacle against the Commanders. The Cowboys will get him back in the end zone this week.
A $100 wager could result in a $668 payday, your stake plus $568 in winnings.