The NFL season is winding down and the playoff picture is coming into focus. As teams fight for a spot in the playoffs, Week 16 is sure to be an exciting week of football. If you’re looking to make some money on the side, then NFL picks and parlays are the way to go. Here are some of the top picks and parlays for Week 16 that could help you pad your bankroll.
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets
The holiday season has brought us a truly delicious matchup between two rookie quarterbacks. Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Zach Wilson of the New York Jets were both selected with the first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, setting the stage for a much-anticipated showdown. The Jets have gone 0-13 this season before winning two in a row, narrowly missing out on the chance to take Lawrence. This line has moved from 2.5 to 1, and amazingly, the Jets have covered seven straight against AFC opponents. This could be an entertaining battle, as both teams will be hungry to prove themselves.
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens
The matchup between Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder and Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley this Christmas Eve is unlikely to be one to remember. In Week 15, the two teams combined for just 21 points in what was a low-scoring game. And judging by the two teams’ recent form, another low-scoring affair may be on the cards. With Baltimore struggling to put up points and Atlanta’s defense making strides, expect this one to be an underwhelming encounter. This could easily be one of the lowest scoring games of the week, so bettors should look elsewhere when making their picks and parlays.
Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers
This week’s sleeper pick for “Game of the Day” is the matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Carolina Panthers. Both teams have defied expectations and remain firmly in the playoff picture despite a late season push. The Lions have been especially impressive, having covered seven straight spreads to stand second in the league against the spread with a 10-4 record. Meanwhile, the Panthers have the opportunity to secure the NFC South title if they manage to win their last three games, with a trip to Tampa Bay awaiting them next week.
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns
The Saints are on a mission to get the No. 2 seed in the NFC. The Browns need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Cleveland’s defense is a big concern, as they’ve allowed at least 24 points in every game since Week 7. The Saints can exploit that, and the over looks like a good bet here. Drew Brees has been a consistent performer throughout the season and his passing ability should help the Saints get the Win.
Week 16 of the NFL season promises to be exciting with plenty of intriguing matchups. While some teams are looking to strengthen their playoff seeding, others are trying to finish the season strong. As always, there is plenty of action to be had in terms of picks and parlays, so be sure to stay informed and choose your bets wisely. Good luck this week!