NFL Week 17 Parlay Picks

NFL Week 16 Parlay Picks

NFL Week 17 Parlay Picks

Its the last Sunday of regular season football this week which means its time for my weekly NFL Parlay Picks for the final time.There are plenty of motivated teams that should help handicappers with their picks. The four games below look attractive to us for two-team and three-team parlays.

NFL Week 17 Three-Team Parlay Picks

  • San Diego Chargers +2.5
  • New England Patriots -10.5

San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
When: Sunday, Dec. 28 at 1:00 pm ET
Betting Line: Kansas City -2.5

Analysis: San Diego is in the driver’s seat for the sixth seed in the AFC Playoffs. All the Chargers need to do is beat Kansas City on the road. The Chiefs will need some help to make the playoffs, but they’re not dead yet and should be motivated in this game.

The problem for KC is that their motivation may not mean anything. The Chargers have been absolutely awesome lately. Well, maybe not so much the Chargers as much as their quarterback, Phillip Rivers. Rivers’ QB rating against San Francisco in Week 16 wasn’t great, it was only 82, but he is the person that orchestrated the comeback against the Niners to set up San Diego’s possible playoff berth.

Rivers should be the difference this Sunday. Kansas City has a very good defense and a top notch player in Jamal Charles, but they don’t have Phillip Rivers as their quarterback. He’ll will the Chargers to a straight up victory.    

Pick: San Diego Chargers +2.5

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
When: Sunday, Dec. 28 at 1:00 pm ET
Betting Line: New England -10.5

Analysis: The Patriots are a big enough favorite for most football handicappers to go the other way in this game. Only 42% of football bettors are looking to back the Pats to cover the spread in this matchup.
First, Buffalo failed miserably when losing straight up to Oakland in Week 16. That’s an issue. Second, Buffalo’s offense is only averaging about 21 points per game. So, even if Buffalo’s defense holds the Pats to only 19 points, which is what Buffalo allows per game on average, the Bills will need to hit its offensive average of 21 to win by 2 points.

Finally, the Patriots are 5 and 2 against the spread at home this season and are coming off of a scary game where they only beat the Jets at home 17 to 16. New England figures to bounce back in a big way against the Bills on Sunday.

Pick: New England Patriots -10.5

NFL Week 17 Three-Team Parlay Picks

  • San Diego Chargers +2.5
  • New England Patriots -10.5
  • Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
When:  Sunday, Dec. 28 at 1:00 pm ET
Betting Line: Pittsburgh -3.5

Analysis: The Steelers are in the AFC Playoffs. The question is whether or not the Steelers will win the AFC North. This game against Cincinnati on Sunday figures to answer that question.

Pittsburgh should have no trouble beating Cincinnati at home because, historically, Cincinnati does very well on the road when they face the Steelers. Pittsburgh’s D has started to pick it up. The Steel Curtain hasn’t allowed more than 21 points in Pittsburgh’s last 3 games and it shut down a very good offensive team in Kansas City in a 20 to 12 Pittsburgh victory in Week 16.

Cincinnati is a very good team but the Bengals’ QB, Andy Dalton, just isn’t as good as Pitt’s QB, Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh is the team to back in this matchup. Yet another NFC North title belongs to the Steelers!

Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5