With Christmas fast approaching, having a little extra cash would be nice. While not guaranteed, betting NFL football this weekend could well give you the opportunity to score some money.
The last month, offshore sportsbooks and those in Nevada have been getting hit pretty good, mostly from exposure to parlay and teaser cards, with a number of public favorites winning.
2-Team Parlay - Lions (+4) and Ravens (-5.5)
As I mentioned in the Odds Couple video here, I think Detroit have a real chance to not only cover against the New York Giants, but beat them outright. The Lions and Giants are very similar, playing great defense and everything reliant on the play of the quarterback, with no rushing game in sight. In doing homework, found home favorites like the Giants, off an upset win over a division rival as a home underdog, with a winning record on the season, are 4-23 ATS.
Taking Baltimore is a much about the Ravens as it is not wanting to back Philadelphia. Baltimore has enjoyed a distinct home field advantage for years, especially in non-division games, while Philadelphia limbs in at 1-6 SU and ATS on the road. With the Eagles offense really limited, the Ravens defense feasts on Philly.
3-Team Parlay - Vikings (-4) - Steelers (-3) - Packers (-5.5)
Two of the three picks are based on incredible history. Green Bay heads south to Chicago and the Packers have thoroughly enjoyed playing in Soldier Field. Since 1992, the Pack is 20-5 and 19-6 ATS in downtown Chi-Town and is playing their best football of the season.
Pittsburgh also qualifies as a dominant division road squad with their 21-5 and 19-6-1 ATS record at Cincinnati. At this level of football, just knowing you can beat your opponent can be the difference and the Steelers continue to do so in Cincy.
Though Minnesota is hardly domineering, there defensive front should have their way all day against a porous Indianapolis offensive line, with Andrew Luck getting knocked around for all four quarters. The Vikings have field position edge all day and win by 10 or more.
4-Team Money Line Parlay
When it comes to money line parlays, like to reduce risk and find situations where the teams I am choosing for NFL picks only have to win the game. Here are the four NFL teams I believe will do just that this week.
Chiefs - Patriots - Cowboys- Redskins
If correct, a $100 bet currently should pay $307 and change, which is really nice Christmas bonus.