The race for playoff places begins in Week 1 of the season, but it begins to feel a little more real when you reach the point where every team has played at least 10 games. This is when the pressure begins to ramp up and the jostling for spots gets serious. A team that gets hot coming down the homestretch can ride that momentum all the way onto the postseason, while a team that is on fire right now can get cold at exactly the wrong time. As we do every week, we have put together a trio of parlay picks that are yours to use any way you wish. Let’s jump right into action so you can make your bets against their NFL odds.
Week 12 Parlay Picks for the 2020 NFL Regular Season
Week 12 SU Parlay – Texans, Cowboys, Steelers
We were set to have a trio of games on Thanksgiving Day, but the Steelers/Ravens game has now been moved to Sunday. The ball gets rolling with the Houston Texans on the road to face the Detroit Lions. Both of these teams are desperate for a win, but I think it’s the Texans that get it.
Hope springs eternal in the NFC East this season, as no team has more than 3 wins. The Dallas Cowboys have a shot at landing on top of the division, for a couple of days at least, with a win over Washington. I like Dallas to get the win at home.
As already mentioned, the Pittsburgh Steelers will now host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday instead of Thursday. If the Steelers get the win and move to 11-0, they will be just about a lock to win the North. With all the disruptions for the Ravens this week, the advantage goes to the Steelers.
Week 12 ATS Parlay – Cardinals (-2 ½), Raiders (-3), Giants (-6 ½)
The Arizona Cardinals looked like a team destined for the playoffs, but they have cooled off of late, losing 2 of their last 3. They will be on the road to face the Patriots this weekend and I think they get back on track with the win and the cover.
The Raiders were a little unfortunate not to pull the double over the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend, but despite the close loss, this is still a very good football team. They will face a Falcons team that is just 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games versus teams from the AFC.
From out of nowhere, the New York Giants have delivered back to back wins and are now in the hunt in the NFC East. They will face a Cincinnati Bengals team this weekend that is still reeling after losing QB Joe Burrow for the season. Giants to win and cover.
Week 12 O/U Parlay – Browns (U49 ½), Dolphins (O44 ½), Chargers (O53 ½)
The Cleveland Browns are having a fine season and are very much in the playoff picture. You would certainly like them to win against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend, but I don’t see this game being big on offense, which is why I am on the UNDER.
The Miami Dolphins will be looking to bounce back after seeing their 5-game win streak snapped with a loss to Denver last weekend. They have a good shot at getting a win over the Jets, and while this matchup usually trends under, I am going in the opposite direction.
If you had to pick one game in Week 12 as a potential shootout, I think a lot of people would be looking at the game between the Chargers and the Bills. Both of these teams are trending towards the OVER in a big way, so let’s follow that trend.