Pat McAfee Suffers First Losing Week With Latest Football Betting Picks

Posted on October 20, 2020 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024

Pat McAfee had a down weekend when it came to football betting.

The former Indianapolis Colts punter’s picks went 3-5 over the weekend.

McAfee may have had a bad week, but he’s still winning overall for the season. So far, you’ve been winning if you’ve taken all of Pat’s Picks.

PlayIndiana is tracking McAfee’s selections all season long, so check back in every week to see how things turned out.

Pat’s NFL picks

McAfee releases his NFL betting picks every week on The Pat McAfee Show.

Pat’s NFL Picks went 2-3 over the weekend, capped off by a losing Dallas Cowboys parlay on Monday Night Football.

McAfee’s overall betting record for the NFL season is now 12-9.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals

Pat’s Pick: Cowboys +1, Under 55.5

Pat’s Explanation:

“Cowboys +1 and then potentially might lean with the under there too because of the dominance of the ball being on the ground with Zeke. Now Mike McCarthy’s going to be Mike McCarthy at all times, but you have to feed Zeke at this point and keep Kyler off the field. You have a couple stops, you get the ball back. Andy Dalton matriculate down the field, feels like there’s not going to be a lot of possessions.”

Final Score: Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10

Did Pat Win? No

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

Pat’s Pick: Steelers -3.5

Final Score: Steelers 38, Browns 7

Did Pat Win? Yes

Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons

Pat’s Pick: Vikings -4.5

Final Score: Falcons 40, Vikings 23

Did Pat Win? No

Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans

Pat’s Pick: Titans -3.5

Final Score: Titans 42, Texans 36

Did Pat Win? Yes

Six-team teaser

McAfee’s six-team teaser this week was likely his most ambitious bet of the season.

Even if you’re confident in your picks, throwing this many teams together in a single bet is hard to pull off.

After all, it only takes one mistake to lose the entire bet. Unfortunately for McAfee, three of the six legs in his teaser fell short.

Pat’s Pick: Colts -2, Ravens -2.5, Vikings +1.5, Steelers +2.5, Patriots -3 and Rams +3

Did Pat Win? No. Ravens, Vikings and Patriots failed to cover the spread.

Pat McAfee goes 1-2 with college football bets

Another week, another College GameDay appearance for Pat McAfee.

The FanDuel personality had a down week when it came to his college picks. This was only his second losing college betting week of the season.

McAfee’s 1-2 outing over the weekend moved his record for the season to 10-8, so he’s still in the positive overall.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Florida State Seminoles

Pat’s Pick: North Carolina -13.5

Pat’s Explanation: 

“Sam Howell, the quarterback for North Carolina, was originally committed to Florida State, he was going to be a Seminole. Then Mack Brown dropped down from the clouds and said ‘Kid, you’re staying in North Carolina.’ He and Storm Duck, these two young studs, this is a speed bump game for North Carolina [sic] on the road to relevancy in the National Championship. UNC -13.5 go ahead and hammer that.”

Final Score: Florida State 31, North Carolina 28

Did Pat Win? No

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Pat’s Pick: Georgia +4.5

Pat’s Explanation:

“I like Georgia +4.5 strictly because before the season started I had Georgia in the College Football Playoff. This is a game they’re going to have to win. If they’re also getting points and The Mailman shows up I LOVE Georgia +4.5.”

Final Score: Alabama 41, Georgia 24

Did Pat Win? No

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Pat’s Pick: Texas A&M -5.5

Final Score: Texas A&M 28, Mississippi State 14

Did Pat Win? Yes

New betting record for Pat McAfee

McAfee might still be up for the year, but his betting record is trending closer to even.

Overall, between his NFL betting and college football betting picks, he’s sitting at 22-17.

NFL Week 7 could be a big opportunity for McAfee’s record. The schedule begins Thursday with the New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles.

With a handful of hits, he could easily start to pad his stats.

The NFL is where he’s found most of his betting success so far this season, so he’s only a good week away from a little safety, or a bad week away from losing his positive record.

We’ll have to wait to see what happens, so check back in with PlayIndiana to see how things turned out.

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