Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 13:51 PM
Week 16 Parlay, Teaser & Prop Best Bets
Week 16 of the NFL season is here and VI is getting you ready for this weekend’s slate of games with another bundle of free parlay and teaser suggestions to help bettors cash winning tickets or inspire them to build their own exotic selections.
After cashing my Week 15 six-point Teaser and all three of my anytime touchdown prop selections, I have decided to come back with another teaser in this piece, in addition to my weekly money line parlay and touchdown props.
My best bets for Week 16 can be found below.
NFL Week 16 Parlay Best Bets
2-Way Money Line Parlay
- Philadelphia Eagles (-142) at Dallas Cowboys
- Pittsburgh Steelers (+106) vs. Indianapolis Colts
Payout: +251 at BetMGM
Ever since the Eagles made the switch at quarterback from Carson Wentz to Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia’s offense has looked like a completely different mechanism, averaging over 25 points per game, 180 rushing yards per game, and most importantly only 0.5 turnovers per game for the first time over a 2-game stretch this season.
The Eagles chances of making the playoffs are slim, but not impossible given the current structure of the NFC East. Philadelphia must win its remaining two games and Washington and New York must lose out for Doug Pederson’s guys to sneak into the playoffs.
Hurts and the Eagles actually looked like a decent football team against the Saints (W) and Cardinals (L), and I expect them to run all over a Cowboys’ rush defense ranking dead last in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (161.8) and 31st in rushing yards allowed per attempt (5.0).
I’ll take the Eagles on the money line to start this parlay.
After getting off to an 11-0 start to the season, the Steelers have now lost three games in a row (Washington, Bills, Bengals) and everybody is hopping off the Pittsburgh-bandwagon at an alarming rate.
The Steelers are not the best team in the NFL and I don’t think anybody ever really thought they were, but Pittsburgh is still a very well coached and talented football team that deserves more respect than they are currently receiving.
Colts’ quarterback, Phillip Rivers, is extremely susceptible to defensive fronts that excel at putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks considering his lack of mobility.
Pittsburgh’s defense leads the league in sacks per game (3.4) and ranks 2nd in points allowed per game (18.9).
I’m going to back Pittsburgh as a short underdog to get back on track against the Colts to complete this parlay.
NFL Week 16 Teaser Best Bets
- Baltimore Ravens -3 vs. N.Y. Giants (10)
- Chicago Bears -0.5 at Jacksonville Jaguars (7.5)
- Cleveland Browns -2.5 at N.Y. Jets (9.5)
Payout: +120 at BetMGM
The Ravens blew out the Jaguars last week (40-14) behind an offensive explosion from Baltimore as its offense accumulated 409 total yards and averaged over six yards per play in the contest.
Thanks to multiple injuries up front and some COVID-19 complications, the Ravens (9-5) still find themselves in a position where they need to win football games if Lamar Jackson and company intend on reaching the playoffs.
Giants’ QB, Daniel Jones, sat out last contest with a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for this week’s game, but head coach Joe Judge has said that he expects his quarterback to be ready to suit up this Sunday.
Two weeks ago, Jones received the questionable tag with a hamstring injury and started against the Cardinals, but he appeared to have lost a significant amount of mobility and paid the price with a horrible all-around performance (11-21, 127 yards).
It doesn’t really matter to me who plays quarterback for the Giants in this game. I expect Baltimore to win this contest by a healthy margin.
The Bears are another team that is technically still alive in the NFC Playoff hunt but are also in a position where they must win the rest of their games to even have a shot of reaching the postseason.
Chicago gets Jacksonville this week, who is currently slated for the number one overall pick in next years’ draft and proved last week against the Ravens that they clearly have no intentions of winning a football game in the near future.
Even if QB Mitch Trubisky plays terribly, I have to imagine the Jaguars are going to find a way to lose this game somehow.
I’ll lock in the Bears to beat the Jaguars.
For the final selection of this teaser, I am going to go back to beating up on the Jets, who did the unimaginable last week and actually won a football game, nonetheless against a quality team in the Rams (23-20).
Do not be fooled by the Jets currently being slated for the second pick in next year’s draft, they are still the worst team in the NFL and last week’s win over the Rams might even further solidify that claim.
Cleveland (10-4) is actually a quality football team that still has a shot at the AFC North crown and the chance at a home playoff game, and I expect them to compete hard for that opportunity. I feel very comfortable betting on the Browns against the Jets this week to close out my teaser.
NFL Week 16 TD Prop Best Bets
Anytime Touchdown Props at BetMGM
Cleveland Browns RB – Nick Chubb (-167) at N.Y. Jets
Since missing four games early in the year due to a knee injury, Nick Chub has scored six touchdowns in his last six games and he’s currently riding a 4-game TD streak for the Cleveland Browns.
Chubb has handled 15 carries or more in all the contests across that span and is staring down the barrel at another juicy matchup against a Jets defense ranking 28th in points allowed per game (29.5) and 24th in opponent rush attempts per game (28.4).
Philadelphia Eagles RB – Miles Sanders (-112) at Dallas Cowboys
Ever since Hurts took over at quarterback for the Eagles, Miles Sanders has become a much more valuable asset to Philadelphia’s offense, as the former Penn State back has now racked up 226 yards of total offense and two touchdowns on 5.7 yards per carry over his last two games.
Back him to score another touchdown against a Dallas defensive front that ranks dead last in rushing yards allowed per game (161.8) and 28th in rushing touchdowns allowed per game (1.3)
Cincinnati Bengals RB – Giovani Bernard (+108) at Houston Texans
The Bengals finally put together a decent performance against the Steelers on Monday Night Football last week (W – 27-17) behind some timely defense and 152 yards through the ground game.
Running against a Houston defensive front ranking 27th in rushing touchdowns allowed per game (1.3) and 31st in rushing yards allowed per game (150.5) should feel a whole lot easier compared to the Steelers defense they ran all over last week.
Back Giovani Bernard to score another TD against the Texans after punching in two in his most recent effort.