We entered yesterday on a high, having won our first parlay of the week. We took our winning ways into a single-game parlay featuring the Brooklyn Nets. That was a mistake.
We believed the Nets would get the victory, cover the spread, and hit the under against the struggling Phoenix Suns, and we were very wrong. We are now 1-4 in our weekly parlays and 7-8 on our individual picks. Let’s turn our attention to the NFL playoffs for our next parlay.
Cincinnati Bengals +5.5 over Buffalo Bills (-110)
Neither Cincinnati nor Buffalo looked particularly great in their Wild Card weekend wins, with the Bengals and Bills both escaping with narrow victories as heavy favorites. Weather will likely play a role in this game and affect both offenses.
We’ve been big supporters of Buffalo sports but watching the Bills’ defense struggle against the Miami Dolphins, and Skylar Thompson has us concerned about how they will deal with the Bengals’ offense.
With the weather being a potential factor, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow’s dynamic passing offenses may rely on the running game and check-down passes. Whether the Bengals win or lose, they have the offense to keep this close on the road. We’ll take the Bengals +5.5, but don’t be surprised if the Bills win with a last-second field goal.
New York Giants +7.5 over Philadelphia Eagles (-110)
The New York Giants exposed a bad Minnesota Vikings defense, while Daniel Jones had a spectacular game. The Giants will likely need to rely on their running game to control the clock, counter the Eagles’ number-one-ranked passing defense, and keep Philly’s offense off the field. We expect Saquon Barkley to play a much larger role in this game.
With the ball being on the ground more for the Giants, we expect them to grind and keep this one close until the end. The Eagles will likely win their third straight game this season against the Giants, but we don’t think they will cover another 7.5-point spread as they did on December 11.
Moreover, the Giants are 14-4 against the spread this season and 5-1 in the last six games in Philadelphia. We’ll take the Giants +7.5, but expect the Eagles to move on to the NFC Conference Championship.
San Francisco 49ers -4 over Dallas Cowboys (-110)
Dallas is 10-7-1 ATS this season, while San Francisco is 12-6 ATS and has covered the spread in five of the last six games. San Francisco won the last matchup 23-17 with a -3.5-point spread on January 16, 2022.
Dallas’ offense is facing the number one ranked defense in yards per game (300.2 ypg), second in rushing yards per game (77.7 ypg), and first in points scored (16.3 ppg). We expect San Francisco to continue to roll with Brock Purdy continuing his unexpected and excellent play and the 49ers running game dominating and opening up the passing game.
San Francisco wins this game and does it covering a 4-point spread.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.