2018 NFL Divisional Round Parlay Picks

2018 NFL Divisional Round Parlay Picks

2018 NFL Divisional Round Parlay Picks

Wild Card NFL football betting provided plenty of nail-biting, ulcer-inducing, heart-pounding action with the underdogs going 4-0 against the spread and 2-2 straight up.

2018 NFL Divisional Round Parlay Picks

Now we are on to the NFL playoff Divisional Championship round and I have a trio of NFL betting picks you can parlay to cash in big.

2-Team Parlay Pick 2018 NFL Divisional Round

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

What: NFC Divisional Championship
Who: Atlanta Falcons (11-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:35 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live
NFL Line: Falcons -2.5
Total: 44.5

Analysis: The Falcons vs Eagles NFC divisional matchup is a pretty simple pick to me. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are on fire, having won seven of their last nine games while playing some hellacious defense by limiting four of their last eight regular-season opponents to 17 points or less.

Despite winning an impressive 13 games during the regular season, the Philadelphia Eagles are now a complete mess without superstar second-year signal-caller Carson Wentz. The Eagles have scored a grand total of 19 points over their final two regular season games and got shut out by Dallas 6-0 in their finale. While backup Nick Foles didn’t play that entire game against the Boys, the fact that the Birds couldn’t find the end zone in the half that he did play, says a lot to me.

The red-hot Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record while Philadelphia has limped to an uninspiring 1-4 ATS mark over their last five games. There’s a reason why the Birds are the first top seed in a divisional round matchup to not be favored and it’s because, again, Nick Foles isn’t inspiring a whole lot of confidence in anyone these days!

Pick: Atlanta -2.5

What: AFC Divisional Championship
Who: Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)
When: Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
TV: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Spread: Steelers -7.5
Total: 42

Analysis: My second parlay pick this week is a simple pick for Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers to extract some serious revenge against a Jacksonville Jaguars team they lost to 30-9 at home in Week 5. That loss, almost three months ago, served as a serious wake-up call for the Steelers as they went on to win their next eight games and 10 of their final 11 games overall.

The Jags, on the other hand, dropped two straight to close out the regular season and they looked pretty damned miserable in their 10-3 home win over Buffalo last weekend despite playing in warm weather at home. Oh yeah, the Steelers take the next step to what has looked like a sure-fire meeting against New England in the AFC title game pretty much, all season long!

Pick: Pittsburgh -7.5

3-Team Parlay Pick 2018 NFL Divisional Round

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Minnesota Vikings

What: NFC Divisional Championship
Who: New Orleans Saints (12-5) at Minnesota Vikings (13-3)
When: Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:40 PM ET
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
TV: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
NFL Line: Vikings -3.5
Total: 44

Analysis: I’ve always admired future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees and I realize that this year’s version of the New Orleans Saints is really good team on both sides of the ball for the first time since they won Super Bowl 44 back in 2009, I just don’t see New Orleans being able to overcome a Minnesota Vikings team that led the league in almost every defensive statistical category this season and one they lost to 29-19 in Week 1.

While I’m also going on record to say that this contest is offering plenty of ‘upset value’ in the end, I’m going to urge you to take the Vikings to play their brand of simple, smash-mouth football and overpowering defense to get the home win and super narrow ATS cover. New Orleans is just 1-4 ATS in their last five games while Minnesota has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against their NFC counterparts.

Pick: Minnesota -3.5