Week 18 Will Decide If Pat McAfee Is A Winning NFL Gambler

Posted on January 4, 2022

Pat McAfee’s NFL betting record is coming down to the wire. The final slate of McAfee betting picks will determine whether he ends the year as a winning or a losing gambler.

Week 17 was exactly the showing that McAfee needed to put him within striking distance of a winning season.

Pat’s Picks went 9-6-1 during the NFL’s penultimate weekend. Excluding that one push, McAfee’s overall record is now sitting at 113-120.

The FanDuel personality will need one more strong outing to lock in his second-straight season of winning football picks.

Will McAfee end the season as a winner?

McAfee ended last season as a winning gambler, but that was thanks to college football.

The former Indianapolis Colts punter used to make a weekly appearance on College GameDay where he revealed his bets for some of the bigger matchups of the weekend.

Those picks ended up being just enough to push his record over the top last year. McAfee’s combined record ended at 54-53 with a dead even 40-40 NFL showing.

McAfee no longer makes those GameDay picks, but he still usually places one spread bet on every NFL game each week.

He will need a stellar outing to end the season if he wants to drag his record back into the green during Week 18.

There are 16 games taking place during the final week of the regular season. Since McAfee’s record is seven games below .500, he’ll need to hit at least 12 of those 16 picks in order to end the year as a winner.

Week 17 McAfee betting picks

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts

Pat’s Pick: Colts -7

Final Score: Raiders 23, Colts 20

Did Pat Win? No

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears

Pat’s Pick: Bears -5.5

Final Score: Bears 29, Giants 3

Did Pat Win? Yes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Jets

Pat’s Pick: Buccaneers -13

Final Score: Buccaneers 28, Jets 24

Did Pat Win? No

Atlanta Falcons vs. Buffalo Bills

Pat’s Pick: Bills -14.5

Final Score: Bills 29, Falcons 15

Did Pat Win? No

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team

Pat’s Pick: Eagles -4

Final Score: Eagles 20, Football Team 16

Did Pat Win? No, the bet ends as a push

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Pat’s Pick: Bengals +4.5

Final Score: Bengals 34, Chiefs 31

Did Pat Win? Yes

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots

Pat’s Pick: Patriots -16.5

Final Score: Patriots 50, Jaguars 10

Did Pat Win? Yes

Miami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans

Pat’s Pick: Dolphins +3.5

Final Score: Titans 34, Dolphins 3

Did Pat Win? No

Los Angeles Rams vs. Baltimore Ravens

Pat’s Pick: Ravens +5.5

Final Score: Rams 20, Ravens 19

Did Pat Win? Yes

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Pat’s Pick: Chargers -6

Final Score: Chargers 34, Broncos 13

Did Pat Win? Yes

Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers

Pat’s Pick: Texans +12.5

Final Score: 49ers 23, Texans 7

Did Pat Win? No

Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys

Pat’s Pick: Cardinals +6

Final Score: Cardinals 25, Cowboys 22

Did Pat Win? Yes

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

Pat’s Pick: Saints -6.5

Final Score: Saints 18, Panthers 10

Did Pat Win? Yes

Detriot Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks

Pat’s Pick: Lions +7

Final Score: Seahawks 51, Lions 29

Did Pat Win? No

Sunday Night Football Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers

Pat’s Pick: Packers -13.5

Final Score: Packers 37, Vikings 10

Did Pat Win? Yes

Monday Night Football Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pat’s Pick: Steelers -2.5

Final Score: Steelers 26, Browns 16

Did Pat Win? Yes

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