NFL  

Parlay Fever: Max Betting Experience On Sunday's WC Games

profile image of Doug.Upstone
Parlay Fever: Max Betting Experience On Sunday's WC Games

L.A. Chargers (12-4 SU, 9-7 ATS) at Baltimore (10-6 SU, 8-8 ATS)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

Free NFL Picks: Chargers and Over

Best Lines: Bookmaker

A few weeks ago, the Chargers were attracting a lot of attention from wise guys as futures bet to win the AFC and the Super Bowl. A home loss to Baltimore cooled that discussion and the Chargers are now a three-point road underdog in spite of having over 70 percent of tickets written on them at sportsbooks. We are going to trust the L.A. coaching staff does its job and learn from loss to Baltimore and makes the proper and obvious changes against the Ravens offense and defense. It also does not hurt the Bolts are 8-1 SU in all non-home games this season.

The total is up a point to 42 and that has over 70% backing from those generating NFL picks. We concur and firmly believe both head coaches will make alterations that will lead to more points and an OVER, just not by much.

Final Score: L.A. Chargers 23-20

The Chargers and Ravens Teasers and First Half Wagering

This is what a 6-point teaser on the side and total would look like for this contest.

  • Side Teaser: Los Angeles +9 or Baltimore +3
  • Totals Teaser: Over 36 or Under 48

The Carson Chargers fall into among our favorite teaser numbers as an underdog, coming off the 3 and climbing over the 6 and 7. Since we are on board the total being accurate, we have no problem backing the OVER for the teaser.

It will come as no surprise that the Baltimore would have a first half lead, with a 16-5 mark in playoff games and 8-0 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

The Chargers vs. Ravens Side Prop Bets

LA Chargers Triplets – Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon & Keenan Allen – O/U 425.5 yards

This figure is roughly 20 yards less than what this trio averaged during the record season and given Baltimore’s defense, that sounds correct. Let’s take UNDER (-115) on this one.

Chargers vs. Ravens – Team to Score 20 Points First

With a strong second half on both sides of the ball, Rivers and company break the 20-point barrier first and make it hold up.

Chargers vs. Ravens – First Turnover of The Game

Look for Rivers to get rid the ball quickly and make smarter throws this time around and Lamar Jackson will not make a dumb throw that will hurt his team. This first miscue will be a fumble (Even).

Philadelphia (9-7 SU, 6-9 ATS) at Chicago (12-4 SU, 12-4 ATS)

Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET (NBC)

Free NFL Picks: Bears and Under

Best Lines: BetOnline

By winning five of their last six and getting a little help, Philadelphia is back to defend their Super Bowl title. One major difference this year compared to last is the Eagles are a 6-seed compared to being the No.1 seed one year ago. Anyone that has seen Chicago knows they are the real deal and that is further backed up by having posted a 12-4 SU and ATS record. The Bears have the best overall defense coming into the NFL Wild Card Playoffs and they have great speed and ability. With an offense built around the team and not just the quarterback, they will make Philly a one and done team and cover the spread (-6) and win by the largest margin of the weekend.

Chicago’s defense will be all over Nick Foles and shut down the Philadelphia offense and this will make a comfortable UNDER for totals players at 41 points.

Final Score: Chicago 23-13

The Eagles and Bears Teasers and First Half Wagering

This is what a 6-point teaser on the side and total would look like for this contest.

  • Side Teaser: Philadelphia +12 or Chicago Pick
  • Totals Teaser: Over 34 or Under 47

No question the Eagles catching a dozen points is noteworthy if you think Philly can and will be competitive. Nevertheless, all we are asking here is the weekend’s biggest favorite to win the game for this teaser. Given our number for the total score, the UNDER is the pick for the totals teaser.

In first half betting action, the Chicago is 10-2 vs. the NFC this season and Philly is 3-13 in road games after outgaining two straight foes by 100 or more total yards.

The Eagles vs. Bears Side Prop Bets

NFL Wild Card Weekend: Lowest Scoring Team

This feels like stealing to take Philadelphia at +375, but we will take it.

Eagles vs. Bears – Team to Score First

With how aggressive Chicago plays on offense, the Bears will scheme their way into lighting up the scoreboard first and we’ll take the -150 for them to do so.

Eagles vs. Bears – Team to Score 10 Points First

We’ll take Chicago on this prop versus 20 points for the game because it only costs -165 vs. -200.