Our Sunday NFL betting parlay has you covered from start to finish. We’ve got a one o’clock game picked, an afternoon contest and the Sunday nighter. Here’s a look at our preview and picks:
Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
Odds: Packers -3
The 6-3 Packers are coming off a bye week and they’ve been rolling with four straight victories, powered by Aaron Rodgers getting his game back together after a slow start and a defense that has been getting better by the week. You never know what you’re going to get from the Lions, who come in at 4-5 and need to pick it up if they’re even going to get to .500. The Packers have dominated their NFC North rivals, winning nine of the last 10 overall and seven of the last 10 in Detroit. They’ll do it again on Sunday.
Pick: Packers -3
Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
Odds: Patriots -9.5
The Colts are chugging along at 6-3 and have won four in a row behind a defense that bends, but doesn’t break, while Andrew Luck always gives this team a chance in the fourth quarter if the game is close. The Patriots are basically trying to ride their offense to the Super Bowl, but their secondary is absolutely terrible and doesn’t seem to be improving. This is going to be a shootout and you know Tom Brady will be up for it due to his past meetings with Peyton Manning, the former Indy quarterback, but will the New England secondary hold out? The two have split their last 10 meetings, but New England has won eight of 10 at home. If you are going to bet the NFL, assume the Patriots win in Foxborough – but it’ll be closer than the line suggests.
Pick: Colts +9.5
Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Odds: Ravens -3.5
These teams absolutely don’t like each other, although there is a healthy level of respect between the AFC North powerhouses. The Ravens trashed Oakland in a 55-20 rout that was probably good for their confidence after a shaky few weeks marred by injuries, especially on defense. The Steelers have won their last four games, but they were probably a little fortunate to defeat the New York Giants and Kansas City in the last two weeks; in particular, they were outplayed at home by the Chiefs (arguably the worst team in the NFL), who handed the Steelers an overtime win. The Ravens swept the series in 2011, but the Steelers have won six of the last 10 overall and seven of 10 at Heinz Field. Six of the last 10 overall meetings have been decided by three points, and one more by four points, but with Byron Leftwich in for the injured Ben Roethlisberger, the Ravens should be able to stretch the margin out to a touchdown for the victory.
Pick: Ravens -3.5