Pat McAfee Ends The NFL Season As A Losing Gambler

Posted on January 10, 2022

Pat McAfee couldn’t save his NFL betting record during Week 18. He has officially ended the year as a losing gambler.

The latest batch of Pat’s Picks went 7-9 over the weekend. That brought his final record for the season down to 120-129.

The FanDuel Sportsbook personality had a chance to save his season in the final week, but the odds were stacked up against him. It would have taken a dominate Week 18 record to pull things into positive territory at the last minute.

Should you bet with Pat McAfee?

You were a losing gambler if you took all of Pat’s Picks this NFL season.

However, that wasn’t the case last year. The former Indianapolis Colts punter finished last season one game above even.

So, is it worth it for fans to bet with McAfee over the course of the season? The answer depends on what you’re looking for.

If you’re looking to make money, then no, you shouldn’t follow anyone’s sets of picks religiously. Very few people are winning gamblers over the long term, sports media personalities included.

Paid picks fall even more into that category. Shelling out your hard-earned cash for “expert” picks isn’t a good idea.

Despite that, bonus betting options like Pat’s Picks still have some non-monetary value.

If you’re a fan of McAfee, AJ Hawk and the rest of The Pat McAfee Show’s crew, then betting along with them could be a fun way to engage with the show throughout the season. Just don’t expect to make it rich off of McAfee’s or anyone else’s picks.

That’s a good thing to keep in mind with the NFL postseason right around the corner.

Pat McAfee Week 18 NFL picks

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Pat’s Pick: Chiefs -11

Final Score: Chiefs 28, Broncos 24

Did Pat Win? No

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Pat’s Pick: Eagles +4.5

Final Score: Cowboys 51, Eagles 26

Did Pat Win? No

Green Bay Packers vs. Detriot Lions

Pat’s Pick: Packers -3.5

Final Score: Lions 37, Packers 30

Did Pat Win? Yes

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

Pat’s Pick: Vikings -5.5

Final Score: Vikings 31, Bears 17

Did Pat Win? Yes

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Pat’s Pick: Colts -14.5

Final Score: Jaguars 26, Colts 11

Did Pat Win? No

Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans

Pat’s Pick: Titans -10

Final Score: Titans 28, Texans 25

Did Pat Win? No

Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants

Pat’s Pick: Giants +7

Final Score: Football Team 22, Giants 7

Did Pat Win? No

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Pat’s Pick: Ravens -3.5

Final Score: Steelers 16, Ravens 13

Did Pat Win? No

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns

Pat’s Pick: Browns -6

Final Score: Browns 21, Bengals 16

Did Pat Win? No

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins

Pat’s Pick: Dolphins +6

Final Score: Dolphins 33, Patriots 24

Did Pat Win? Yes

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

Pat’s Pick: Bills -16.5

Final Score: Bills 27, Jets 10

Did Pat Win? Yes

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pat’s Pick: Buccaneers -8

Final Score: Buccaneers 41, Panthers 17

Did Pat Win? Yes

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons

Pat’s Pick: Saints -3.5

Final Score: Saints 30, Falcons 20

Did Pat Win? Yes

Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

Pat’s Pick: Cardinals -6.5

Final Score: Seahawks 38, Cardinals 30

Did Pat Win? No

San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams

Pat’s Pick: 49ers +4

Final Score: 49ers 27, Rams 24

Did Pat Win? Yes

Sunday Night Football Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Pat’s Pick: Chargers -3

Final Score: Raiders 35, Chargers 32

Did Pat Win? No

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