By Jacob Johnson | Published On: Jan 12 2022

NFL Postseason Opening Weekend Parlay

NFL Postseason Opening Weekend Parlay

The NFL regular season has concluded, which means the second season has begun. The NFL playoffs are beginning, and it’s the most exciting time of the year. In 2022, we are lucky enough to have two extra playoff games on Wild Card weekend.

Only the top seeds in the AFC and NFC will receive bye weeks, so there are many more opportunities to bet. This is music to our ears at Let’s win some money and make it happen with our parlay.

NFL Parlays allow us to make a small risk to yield a huge return. This is the game plan this week for the Wildcard games. Here is my parlay for the weekend, and we will start on Saturday.

Raiders vs Bengals ML (-250)

The way parlays work, all legs must hit for the bet to be safe. Since the Wild Card games will be played throughout the weekend, beginning on Saturday afternoon. We want to get this parlay off to a great start on Saturday.

The way to make this happen is by betting the Bengals on the money line. Cincinnati will likely cover -5.5, but I would take the safe market. The team’s money line is -250, so I will ride with Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase.

Derek Carr has been better than expected, but I do not think he will be able to keep up with the Bengals in a shootout. Joe Burrow is in line to win the MVP, and he could improve his odds by winning this game. Look for Burrow to take a lot of shots down the field to Chase. Why not learn more about NFL Spread points with the free learning materials on

The X Factor in this game will be Joe Mixon because The Las Vegas Raiders struggle against the run. The Bengals have multiple ways to attack the Raiders, making the difference in the game.

Patriots ML (+164) vs Bills

The Patriots’ money line bet is going to boost the odds of this parlay. It will allow us to take the Bengals at -250 and still receive a decent payout. New England is +4 against the spread, but I like them to win.

They have played very good on the road at Orchard Park. New England won in a snowy and windy game in Buffalo earlier this year. The Bills then came back and dominated the Patriots in New England.

New England did not finish the season strong, and they lost the AFC East to the Bills. This is their opportunity for revenge. If there is one coach and team you should not bet against in the postseason, it’s Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

The Buffalo Bills are favored because they are the home team, but I am finding it hard to bet against New England, especially with +164 odds. Check out the official NFL Postseason picks for 2022.

Cardinals +4 (-112) vs Rams

This game seems like a coin flip on paper. Do not let the four-point spread make you think Los Angeles will steamroll Arizona. I do not see this game playing out like this on Monday night.

The people in favor of The Rams are claiming this is Matthew Stafford’s chance to shine, but I will say that Kyler Murray is in a similar situation. Books have written off The Arizona Cardinals, who were once the favorite to win the Super Bowl.

The Los Angeles Rams have the advantage through the air, but it’s not like the Cardinals are slouches throwing the ball. When it comes to the ground game, Arizona has a huge advantage. In the playoffs, the best teams are the ones that are well-rounded.

I believe Arizona is a more complete team, and considering they are giving you four points; I would not pass this opportunity.

The combined odds of the NFL parlay is +599. A $100 wager will pay out $699.

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