Pat’s Picks Remain In The Green With Three Games Left In The Season

Posted on January 19, 2021

Pat McAfee is keeping his head above water when it comes to his betting picks.

The former Indianapolis Colts punter still has a positive record through the second round of the NFL Playoffs.

Pat’s Picks went 2-2 in the divisional round of the postseason. That moved his overall record to 59-57 for the year.

Pat McAfee’s 2-2 NFL betting weekend

McAfee’s NFL picks were just good enough to keep things from slipping.

His NFL betting record for the year is now 45-44, so there isn’t a lot of wiggle room for mistakes. It would only take one bad week for McAfee to slip into negative territory.

Splitting his divisional round picks keeps him alive for now.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers

Pat’s Pick: Packers -6.5

Pat’s Explanation: 

“It’s Aaron Rodgers and the boys who have been buzzing. I don’t know if the divisional round is how this season ends for the Packers. Feels like, at least, they gotta get to the championship again with how good their squad has been playing.”

Final Score: Packers 32, Rams 18

Did Pat Win? Yes

Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills

Pat’s Pick: Ravens +2.5

Final Score: Bills 17, Ravens 3

Did Pat Win? No

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Pat’s Pick: Chiefs -10

Final Score: Chiefs 22, Browns 17

Did Pat Win? No

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

Pat’s Pick: Buccaneers +3

Pat’s Explanation: 

“Tom Brady wills that team into playing the best football they’ve ever played. I think they come out on the defensive side of the ball, learned their lesson against the Saints the first two games. I think the Saints defense is a problem, but somehow, someway, the Buccs keep it close enough and hopefully they win.”

Final Score: Buccaneers 30, Saints 20

Did Pat Win? Yes

Only three NFL games left to bet on

The Conference Championships will be huge for McAfee’s betting record.

Since there are only three games left in the postseason, a 2-0 showing this week would make it mathematically impossible for the FanDuel personality to have a losing NFL betting season. Even a 1-1 split would make an even record his worst-case scenario.

However, a 0-2 showing would have him needing a correct Super Bowl pick just to break even.

His combined NFL and college football record, on the other hand, has a little more wiggle room.

McAfee only needs a 1-1 outing in the Conference Championships to guarantee him a positive betting record.

Here’s a look at how his betting records stand heading into the AFC and NFC Championships:

  •  NFL: 45-44
  • College Football: 14-13
  • Combined: 59-57

Pat’s Picks this week will largely decide whether he ends up as a winner or a loser for the season.

PlayIndiana is tracking McAfee’s record throughput the NFL Playoffs, so check back in next week to see how things turned out.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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