There are plenty of competitive contests on the schedule for Week 12 over the weekend. There are also some lopsided affairs that are interesting from a betting perspective. There are four games that especially stand out.
Three of these games will feature competitive spreads. There will also be one game where a team has a massive advantage from an odds standpoint. If this four-game parlay hits, it will lead to a major reward.
Without further ado, here is our four-game parlay for Week 12.
Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction
The Baltimore Ravens (7-3) and Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) will square off on Sunday.
The Ravens enter this game on a four-game win streak and are listed as a four-point favorite. Meanwhile, the Jaguars have won just one of their past five games.
These are a couple of teams trending in a completely opposite direction.
Offensively, Baltimore is ninth in points per game, 13th in total yards per game, 27th in passing yards per game, and second in rushing yards per game.
The Jaguars are 19th in points per game, eighth in total yards per game, 20th in passing yards per game, and seventh in rushing yards per game.
These offenses are fairly similar. They run the ball more effectively than they throw it, and they gain a similar amount of yards per game.
They are both similar on defense as well, but the Ravens have fared a bit better. And overall, Baltimore excels at finding ways to win games with Lamar Jackson leading the way.
Take the Ravens -4 to open this parlay.
Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals Prediction
The Los Angeles Chargers (5-5) and Arizona Cardinals (4-7) will face off on Sunday. L.A. is listed as a three-point favorite over Arizona.
Both the Chargers and Cardinals have won just two out of their past five games overall. Neither side holds much of an advantage.
They both feature two of the worst defenses in the NFL, as the Chargers are 29th in points against, while the Cardinals are 30th.
Offensively, the Chargers are 14th in points scored, while Arizona is 18th. Los Angeles holds the passing advantage, but Arizona has the rushing advantage.
In the end, the Chargers are the team to roll with. Their offense is more trustworthy, which will help to offset their defensive woes.
Take the Chargers -3.
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Los Angeles Rams at Kansas City Chiefs Prediction
The Los Angeles Rams (3-7) will take on the Kansas City Chiefs (8-2) on Sunday. Kansas City is favored by a whopping 15.5 points in the game.
However, the Chiefs’ defense has lacked consistency this year. Although the Rams will be without Cooper Kupp and Matthew Stafford, they still may be able to string together just enough offense to cover the massive spread.
In the end, I fully expect the Chiefs to win the game. But they have struggled in terms of covering the spread due to their underwhelming defensive effort.
On the season, the Chiefs are just 20th in points against per game and 19th in total yards against per game. We won’t even bother looking at the Rams’ offensive stats since they are reeling from injuries, but I like their chances of upsetting the spread odds.
Take the Los Angeles Rams +15.5.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts Prediction
For our final game in the parlay, we will bet on Monday Night Football as the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-7) take on the Indianapolis Colts (4-6-1).
The Colts have gone just 1-4 over their past five games, while the Steelers are 2-3 during that span. Regardless, Indianapolis is favored by 2.5 points at home. But can they cover that spread?
Both of these offenses have been abysmal. The Colts are 31st in points per game, and the Steelers are 28th. They have both struggled in terms of running the football as well, but the Colts are 10th in passing yards per contest.
Meanwhile, the Steelers’ defense is last in passing yards against.
Defensively, Pittsburgh is 26th in points against, while Indianapolis is 11th. The Colts hold a number of advantages statistically to go along with their home-field advantage. As a result, they should be able to get the job done.
Additionally, they only need to cover a 2.5 spread. As long as they win by a field goal or more, this bet will cash.
Final NFL Week 12 Parlay
This 4-leg parlay is worth the risk. Our one upset selection, the Rams and Chiefs, features a massive spread that should lead to L.A. upsetting the odds.
The rest of the games all feature fairly narrow spreads where the favorite should be able to get the job done. Covering a spread is never an easy task in the NFL, but these have strong opportunities to get the job done.
The Ravens’ road contest with Jacksonville could have had higher odds. The four-point spread should not be too difficult to cover.
The Chargers and Cardinals have endured their share of struggles, but we are putting our trust in Justin Herbert to cover the narrow spread in that game.
The Chiefs and Rams have one of the largest spread margins of the week. We are counting on Kansas City’s defense to surrender enough points to keep L.A. in the game.
And finally, the Colts’ home-field advantage should lead to them covering the spread at home.
In the end, this is a risky bet, but all parlays feature an element of risk. But it would not be surprising to see the four-game parlay cash.