PlayUSA NFL Bets Navigator Week 18: Teams Looking To Finish Strong

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on January 7, 2022 - Last Updated on January 12, 2022
NFL Teams For Week 18 PlayUSA Bets To Watch

Welcome back to the PlayUSA Bets Navigator!

We have arrived at the final week of the NFL season. It has been a long winding road to get to this point, but we made it.

Sure, the record doesn’t look good but, it’s been fun.

There are a handful of teams vying for the final playoff spots, but the most important one is in the NFC. It’s a win, and you’re in a scenario for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers.

The Saints make the playoffs with a win + 49ers loss.

San Francisco makes the playoffs with a win or tie + Saints loss or tie.

To better understand, PlayUSA put together this handy NFL Playoff Clinch Scenario Guide to help you follow the action.

As Covid-19 continues to cause headaches for teams off-field and on the field, we also have the Covid-19 Live Updates page detailing every player that will be out this week.

For those needing a refresher, each week, PlayUSA will gather three bets we are watching throughout the NFL betting season.

You should know, were are not professional oddsmakers in any way, shape, or form. Although we follow the legal US betting market and NFL odds, this content is strictly personal. In short, we want to have a little fun with it.

Now, let’s dive into NFL Week 18.

Bets we are watching: NFL Week 18

Last week was close! It started off strong with New England putting on a clinic against Jacksonville, beating down the Jaguars  50-10.

Then came the 3-leg parlay. Cincinnati and Arizona both took down Kansas City and Dallas, respectively. However, Miami was no match for a dominant Tennessee Titans team.

Let’s finish off the season strong!

This week’s bets come by way of DraftKings Sportsbook. More odds below:

Season record: 7-20

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

  • Point Spread: -3.5 Saints

New Orleans will do what it has to do to make the playoffs. That begins with a Win in Atlanta. The edge goes to the Saints against a depleted Falcons team crawling to the finish line.

There is a chance New Orleans can get a 10 point win in this game if pro-bowl running back Alvin Kamara can have a stellar game.

Remember, this is a point spread bet. The Saints need to win by more than 4 points to win the bet.

Chicago Bears over Minnesota Vikings

  • Moneyline: +195 Bears

With both Chicago and Minnesota eliminated from playoff contention, this game is all about bragging rights.

Never bet with your heart, but in this case, my heart tells me Chicago finishes with a win then completely fires its entire coaching staff on Black Monday.

This is a classic moneyline bet. Thus, the Bears have to win the game to win the bet.

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Najee Harris + Travis Kelce + DeVonta Smith all to score

  • 3-Leg Parlay: +1105

Najee Harris is the lone bright spot for Pittsburg and can help some bettors cash in their futures bets on Harris rushing for more than 7.5 touchdowns.

Kelce will attempt to help Kansas City claim the No.1 overall seed in the AFC.

Lastly, Smith has 61 catches for 875 yards and 5 touchdowns this year. Hopefully, he can snag one more before the playoffs begin.

Since this is a parlay bet, all three players listed above need to score.

If you enjoyed the above selections, be sure and follow the PlayUSA Picks Navigator each week for more exciting content. Be sure also to check out how I’m tracking future odds for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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