The NFL Christmas Slate is an exciting one. With games spanning both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, building a festive parlay is bound to be an activity many fans enjoy this holiday season.
We’ve built a monster +2380 parlay for this weeks’ NFL lineup.
New York Jets -3 vs Washington Commanders
I’m not a huge fan of backing the Jets this NFL season, but fading a Commanders team that has lost 5 in a row and is now on the road for Christmas? I’m in.
The Jets have shown signs of life this season before being humbled by both the Dolphins and Texans, two premier AFC sides. They now face an NFC bottom-feeder which should provide them with a nice platform to end the year on a high.
Houston Texans +3 vs Cleveland Browns
The Texans and Browns are two teams trending in the right direction, but outside of a big outing against the Jags, Cleveland’s offense just hasn’t been able to put up more than 20 points regularly. They rank 29th in yards per play, which is scary when you consider that Houston’s defense ranks 5th in this metric over the last 3 weeks.
We get the better team and some points to work with.
Dallas Cowboys -2 vs Miami Dolphins
Realistically, the Cowboys need this game more than the Dolphins do. The Bills are two wins back of Miami, while the Cowboys essentially have to win-out if they have any hopes of securing an NFC East crown.
Keen to avenge a blowout loss to the Bills, the Cowboys will have to treat this as a must-win game, whereas the sense of urgency for Miami might not be there.
Jacksonville Jaguars +1 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Trevor Lawrence missing this game would obviously be a huge swing for the Bucs, but a return from concussion protocol would mean just as much to the Jags.
The latest update is that T-Law traveled with the team ahead of the Christmas Day contest, which is a positive sign. That’s enough for me to bet on a +1 point advantage for a Jags team needing to end a disappointing 3-game losing skid.
Green Bay Packers -4 vs Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers finally won a Football game! Their 9-7 win over the Falcons was their first since the end of October and they now face a Green Bay team still on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs.
With more incentive to win the game, the Packers should cover this comfortably. It’s hard to imagine 9 points being enough to beat the Packers, and Carolina has struggled to move the ball consistently all year long. I’ll back the better QB and the better defense.