If you’re using online sportsbooks to bet on the NFL each week, there’s a good chance you’ve tried betting parlays, which are the most popular bets outside of the standard moneyline, spread, and total.
These bets let you combine multiple sides into the same wager for a larger payout than normal, and they can be incredibly exciting on Sunday. There is a huge number of variations across the betting market and below, we’ll offer a few examples as our Week 13 parlay picks.
Week 13 NFL PARLAYS | BEST PARLAY BETS THIS WEEK
If you’re into other bet types aside from parlays, feel free to check out some of our other weekly NFL betting content:
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- Week 13 NFL Computer Picks
- Picks For Every Week 13 NFL Game
- Week 13 Survivor Picks
But if you are indeed looking to build your own parlay, each sportsbook offers a huge range of markets and individual betting options for every game. If you’re looking for suggestions before building your own, keep on reading.
*odds are subject to change after writing*
NFL Week 13 Parlay Picks | Side/Total Parlays
For each individual NFL contest, sportsbooks also offer bettors the chance to link the moneyline or spread together with the over/under. Think of this as a sort of same-game parlay (SGP), just without any props.
Correlation bets featuring a team and the total are growing in popularity and are offered in diverse ways at sites like FanDuel and BetMGM, among others. Even if the site you’re using doesn’t offer them, you can still create an SGP that includes both elements.
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins (1 p.m. ET)
Giants +7.5 & Under 45.5 (+130 or better): Miami has won four games in a row and is making a charge toward the postseason. Big Blue is playing out the string with a GM and head coach that may not be back. But still, we see value in the road team here.
Under Joe Judge, the G-Men are actually 9-3 ATS as underdogs, and road underdogs are crushing it against the spread this season in general.
The Giants’ defense has been stout over the past month and even with Tua back and healthy, the Dolphins’ 28th-ranked DVOA offense isn’t really scaring anyone. New York allowed just 20 points to the Chiefs and 16 to the Raiders, though that second one was at home.
We’ve covered a couple of key numbers to get more than a touchdown, and we added a few points to this very low total. We still like the under at 41 points, but this provides some breathing room for the price of a few bucks on the overall odds.
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (4:25 p.m. ET)
49ers ML & Under 48.5 (+180 or better): The Niners are fresh off a high-scoring win over the Vikings and we see this team winning again, just in a different way.
The Vikings can’t stop the run while the Niners can’t stop the pass, and it had all the ingredients for an over. But the Seahawks can stop the run, and it could make things a little more difficult for the Niners’ passing offense, which ranks 5th in DVOA but 21st according to Pro Football Focus.
While the experts aren’t in agreement over this unit, it’s not debatable that the Niners need the run game at least a little bit considering they are 29th in pass play percentage. On the other side, the Seahawks have played every game but one to the under as its offensive line does seemingly less and less each week to protect Russell Wilson.
In the end, we see a fairly low-scoring game that goes in favor of the visitors as the Seahawks continue to spiral.
Week 13 NFL Parlay Picks | Three-Team Parlay
One consistently popular NFL parlay strategy is to link several favorable lines into the same bet. That can be moneylines or alternate lines that are modified in your favor in exchange for lesser odds. The goal is to build a safer wager while enhancing the payout, even though the odds aren’t astronomical like we see with some parlays.
This week, we’re getting +385 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook for the following:
- Chiefs/Broncos Under 47.5
- Ravens ML
- Patriots +3.5
Any game with the Chiefs used to be an automatic over bet, but recent weeks have us thinking the opposite. Kansas City is third in the NFL in EPA per play on defense since Week 8, while the Broncos are 11th.
The Ravens aren’t really playing their best football right now, but this is a fade of the Steelers. Mike Tomlin’s record as an underdog speaks for itself, but Pittsburgh has blown it in several situations where the stats and trends were in their favor. Most recently, it was the run defense getting trampled by the Bengals for 200 yards.
After seeing that, we can only imagine what Lamar Jackson will be able to do. And considering the Steelers’ offensive line can’t stop a nosebleed from getting to its immobile QB, we’re taking the Ravens to win on the road at Heinz Field.
Road underdogs have been a great bet this season at well over 60 percent, and this feels liek a great spot for the Patriots against a Buffalo team that everyone wants to bet on because they’re playing the evil empire.
The Patriots are up near the top of the league in EPA per play over the past month on both sides of the ball while this is currently PFF’s second-ranked offense and sixth-ranked defense. Buffalo is more explosive than New England, but it’s also a bit one-dimensional. Expect New England to control the ball, and this game will likely be won and lost on third down, as many NFL matchups are.
Week 13 NFL Betting Odds
HOW DO NFL PARLAYS WORK?
Parlays are bets which consist of two or more selections, resulting in the odds being boosted higher than you’d see from a typical straight bet. The potential to win much more than you risk is one of the reasons why parlays are so popular.
Exact parlay odds depend on multiple factors including the number of selections and the exact lines of each one, but all parlays will feature enhanced odds in some fashion. Remember that all legs of your parlay need to win for you to receive the full payout, and a push will remove the selection and keep the parlay alive.
You can include moneylines, spreads, totals, and even props in many cases, and bettors can choose to link together just two sides, or up 12 or more depending on the sportsbook. Parlays are wholly customizable, meaning bettors get to choose how big they want the odds to go, how many sides will be included, and how difficult to make each leg of the parlay.
While some bettors want high odds and a huge payday, just like you see on social media. But just because the occasional big wins are what you see go viral, they are closer to the exception and not the rule.
The way to establish consistency is to have just two or three sides and avoid chasing astronomical odds. Of course, it’s fine to take your shot at a massive payout as well, but be sure to only risk money you’re prepared to lose.