After missing out the last two weeks of the NFL season, LAFB Network is back to give you the best NFL parlay bets for Week 12. Following a week in which the seemingly marquee matchup between the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens turned into a boring blowout and near upsets by the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, and Detroit Lions, betting can be intimidating. However, there are still some bets that are safe with a good return and others that have reasonable risks, so without further ado let’s take a look at some.
While parlays are always the riskiest bets you can place compared to spreads, we’ll break down the safest parlay you can place, another will make you some money but carries some risk, and the riskiest but most fruitful one you can place. For this article, we will take a look at 3-team parlays based on each team’s money line with each one based off its level of risk. For the NFL Week 12 parlay bets, LAFB Network is bringing you the best three team money lines to place your bets on. The best money lines come from the best website to place your bets and that is Mybookie.ag so be sure to check out their website for convenient online gambling both in and out of sports!
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3-team parlay: Cleveland Browns (-550) vs. Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints (-500) vs. Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons (-210) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While two -500 or more favorites is not the most exciting thing in the world, we call this the safest parlay for a reason. The Browns are usually a team to stay away from this season with any kind of bet but then again, the Dolphins will always be that team. Baker Mayfield is coming off two straight weeks with multiple touchdowns and with Kareem Hunt continuing to find his place in the offense, I think this is where Cleveland gets their third straight win.
The Saints rebounded well from a surprising loss against the Atlanta Falcons by beating the Bucs and picking off Jameis Winston four times. Another quarterback who threw four interceptions last week? Kyle Allen. Over the last three Panthers games, Allen has thrown three touchdowns and six interceptions and with a New Orleans defense that is surging, that could lead to a big Saints victory.
Sticking in the NFC South, our next safe bet is the Atlanta Falcons. I know it seems insane to say trust one of the most disappointing teams of the season for a safe bet but they seemed to have turned it around the last two weeks. After holding Drew Brees to under 300 yards and no touchdowns, the Falcons defense had the aforementioned performance against the Panthers last week. The defense has only allowed 12 points over the past two weeks and before that nearly beat the Seattle Seahawks. Jameis Winston is leading the league in interceptions and this will likely be his last year in Tampa Bay, and I think that case will only be further proven this week.
3-team parlay: Cleveland Browns (-550) vs. Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints (-500) vs. Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers (-290) vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Picking the Steelers as a riskier bet than the Falcons when they’re going up against the winless Bengals may seem asinine but there’s a reason for it. Both James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster have both been ruled out so Pittsburgh’s already hampered offense is even more so. Mason Rudolph is also coming off the worst performance of his young career and hasn’t thrown multiple touchdown passes in a game since Oct. 28th against the Dolphins.
I can hear the responses of “they’re still playing the Bengals!” and I know that. Ryan Finley is still inexplicably starting for Cincy and while they are the worst team in the league, they have kept a majority of their games close. Of their 10 losses, six of them were by 10 points or less including last week’s 17-10 loss to Oakland. Do I think the Bengals will win this game? No, but I do think the game will be closer than most people think and placing your bet on the Steelers will be more fun than you think.
3-team parlay: Cleveland Browns (-550) vs. Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers (-290) vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks (-105) vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Normally I like to throw in an underdog in this section but there are truly just no underdogs I trust to pull off the upset. The closest thing I could find is what I lovingly call “The Battle of the Birds” in the Seahawks vs. Eagles matchup. I’m surprised the Seahawks are such small favorites given they have largely looked like the best team in the NFC and Russell Wilson is likely the leading MVP candidate.
The Eagles, on the other hand, did play the Patriots close last week but some of their other losses have been truly puzzling. Losses to the Falcons and Lions are concerning as is an absolute blowout at the hands of the Cowboys. Not to mention, they are riddled with injuries. Lane Johnson has been ruled out, forcing first-round pick Andre Dillard to play right tackle for the first time since he was 14. Jordan Howard and Nelson Agholor are both unlikely to play after not practicing this week and Alshon Jeffery is still up in the air. So the better team with that big of an advantage over a decimated offense? Give me the Seahawks.