We are on to the playoffs as we look to find more winning NFL parlay picks for you.
There is a terrific slate of games as the Divisional Playoffs take center stage – four stellar matchups for football bettors to enjoy. We start in Tennessee on Saturday afternoon, and finish at Arrowhead on Sunday night. Beautiful.
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Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday January 23, 3pm ET)
The Rams head into Florida to face the Super Bowl champions as a 3-point underdog for Sunday’s NFC Divisional playoff matchup. And we cannot understand why.
Yes the Bucs have Brady, yes they are defending champions, yes they are home. But everything else points to the Rams having a big day here.
Tampa has major doubts about RT Tristan Wirfs and C Ryan Jensen, both hobbled by ankle injuries during last weekend’s win over Philly. Even if they suit up, we expect Aaron Donald to have a big day busting up the middle to pressure Brady. Remember the blueprint to beat Brady is pressure up the gut – the Giants did it twice in Super Bowls.
On the other side of the ball, Matthew Stafford was acquired for days like this and he shoud have a good day against a Tampa secondary which is anything but stellar.
The strength of the Bucs defense is up front, but the run game is pretty much an afterthought for Sean McVay and co.
This should be a beauty but we have a hunch the Rams might end Tom’s quest for #8 by covering AND winning. That 3-point edge is just too good to pass up.
Two parts of our Sunday parlay come in this game, and the second one is Rams TE Tyler Higbee to have Over 40.5 Receiving yards.
Higbee has been a favorite target for Stafford in recent weeks and he has gone over this week’s mark in his last five games. Expect him to make it six in a matchup where the Rams will need to make most of their gains through the air.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs (6.30pm ET)
An absolute beauty in Arrowhead to end Divisional Playoff weekend, a game worthy of the Super Bowl itself.
Red-hot Josh Allen brings his Bills into the cauldron to face Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. The two best teams in the AFC fighting it out to reach the AFC Championship game vs Cincinnati next weekend.
They met twice at Arrowhead in 2021 – the first time the Chiefs prevailed in the title game to reach Super Bowl LV. The Bills then gained some revenge by blasting KC 38-20 during the 2021 regular season.
Buffalo is riding the crest of a wave heading into this one after that incredible 47-17 rout of Bill Belichick’s Patriots last Saturday night. A perfect game offensively – zero punts, field goals or turnovers.
The Chiefs are also in pretty good shape – the defense is much improved and Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce et al can score in a hurry.
We expect a terrific game with plenty of points, and we expect the Bills to cover a two-point spread. When in the right mood they are just unstoppable, and confidence will be super high on the back of last week’s sensational win.
Enjoy the games and as ever, good luck with your picks!
OddsCritic NFL Parlay Picks – Divisional Playoffs
- Tyler Higbee Over 40.5 Receiving yards for Los Angeles Rams @ -115
- Los Angeles Rams (+3) to beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ -115
- Buffalo Bills (+2) to beat Kansas City Chiefs @ -115
A $20 parlay with PointsBet wins $110.70 and gives a total payout of $130.70
NB: All odds and lines correct on January 22, 2022
What is a parlay?
A parlay is a bet where winning and losing comes down to a number of selections – not just one.
So for example on an NFL Sunday you could put 6 teams into one parlay bet. All your wagers need to come up for you to win the parlay bet.
The odds multiply as your selections (hopefully) win, a bit like compound interest from your bank.
So the positive thing about a parlay is that as well as being terrific fun – you can win really big.
The downside is you have to get multiple things right to win. Getting one bet right is not easy – how about 3, 4, 5 or maybe even more.
What is the best NFL parlay strategy?
The best strategy when you are doing a parlay is play it safe and simple. Do not go for crazy big odds – remember everything has to hit for you so don’t take risks. And don’t go for exotic bets or markets. Spread or money line is good.
Our advice would be to pick a max of five selections that you are very confident in and don’t even think about the odds unless they are absolutely terrible. The fact they all multiply means you’ll get a nice payout if they all come up.
The reason we’re suggesting this strategy is that online sportsbooks just LOVE parlays. Simply because they are tough to hit on. That should tell you all you need to know. Like we say, go for surefire winners – not hopeful long shots.
Another thing we’d advise as a fun play is to pick the winners of each NFL division before the season starts and put them in a parlay. Eight teams yes, but gives you interest (hopefully) throughout the season. And could be a terrific payoff to buy you a nice holiday in the offseason.
How much does a $100 parlay pay?
Well, that really depends on what the odds are.
There are parlay calculators out there that help you work out the odds. But we’ll give you a couple of examples
Example 2: A $100 parlay where your three selections are +200, +400 and +600
You would win $10,400 and with your $100 stake back too, your total payout would be $10,500
Example 2: A $100 parlay where your four selections are +150, -120 and +210
You would win $1320,82 and with your stake back too your total payout would be $1420.82