With 6 games to choose from, there is plenty to choose from when it comes to putting together that perfect parlay on Wild Card Weekend. Thanks to the powers that be in the NFL offices there is now a full slate of action as a result of playoff expansion in 2020.
There are a number of different parlays to choose from, but in this article, we will explore the construction of a moneyline parlay ticket. Tickets such as these reward bettors that side with the underdog. Looking back to last season’s WC Weekend, form held in five of the six contests, with the home teams and favorites winning. The lone upset was the 6th-seeded 49ers upending the Cowboys.
Being able to a) depend on a favorite and b) find an underdog with some value that can win are keys to cashing profitable parlays. Simply investing a large amount of your bankroll into a ticket with multiple favorites is nearly always a recipe for disaster. With all that in mind, let’s dive into our parlay picks for the Wild Card Round so you can place your bets on the NFL Playoffs Odds.
Parlay Best Bets for the 2023 Wild Card Round Weekend
Most Likely Favorite to Win
There are a pair of teams favored by more than one touchdown, the Buffalo Bills over Miami by nine and San Francisco giving 10 to the Seahawks. While we are pretty confident both of these teams will prevail, given that the Buffalo line (and corresponding money line) has moved towards Miami, we love the Bills in this spot to be our favorite to build tickets around.
At this stage of the game, both the Bills and 49ers are -480 on the moneyline. We feel as though the Bills are a true team of destiny following the injury to defensive back Damar Hamlin, and love them at home against a Miami team that may or may not have their regular quarterback in Tua Tagovailoa.
Obviously, as news leaks about his status, the line will move. However, this could benefit us by playing against the flow of the money is a profitable NFL betting tactic.
Looking for some Value
Of the four remaining games, there is one underdog we feel as a great shot to win: the New York Giants. The Giants are 3-point underdogs and are +135 on the money line. The teams are very familiar with each other as the Vikings edged Big Blue 27-24 on Christmas Eve. In that contest, Giants outgained their hosts 445 to 353 and sacked Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins four times.
Minnesota is the epitome of a team that finds ways to win but doesn’t look great on paper. While they are in the top 10 in the league in both total yards and passing, their defense has been putrid, currently ranking 31st in total yards against.
There’s something about this Giants team which catches our eye. They played in an extremely difficult division, a group which sent three teams to the postseason as opposed to Minnesota, which is the lone NFC North representative in the playoffs.
Our parlay play for the weekend is the Bills and the Giants on the moneyline. The price for this at the current time is +183.