The NFL has gifted us three games on Christmas Day 2023, giving us bettors the opportunity to stuff our pockets as well as our stockings this year.
And although converting on a parlay is no easy task, it’s worth the chance to make this holiday even more special.
Let’s dig into my top Christmas NFL parlays.
NFL Christmas Parlay Picks
All NFL betting odds used for these Christmas parlays are current as of Thursday, Dec. 21, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Best Parlay: KC -2.5 + PHI -5.5 + SF ML (+144)
Longshot Parlay: LV +10 + LV-KC Under 41 + PHI -12 + BAL +8.5 (+936)
Same Game Parlay: PHI -5.5 + NYG Under 21.5 + J. Hurts TD (+110)
NFL Christmas Best Parlay Bet
Best Christmas Parlay (+144)
- Chiefs -2.5 (-424) vs Raiders
- Eagles -5.5 (-279) vs Giants
- 49ers ML (-218) vs Ravens
Taking the three favorites to win outright didn’t work out for my Thanksgiving NFL parlays, but that hasn’t deterred me from essentially trying again.
The Kansas City Chiefs are 10-point home favorites over the Las Vegas Raiders in the opening game of the NFL’s triple-header, but I don’t really trust Patrick Mahomes and this offense to win by margin right now. Teasing this spread down below a field goal feels like a safer way to start this play.
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We’ll pair Kansas City with its Super Bowl 57 opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles. Again, I’m teasing down the spread to give us some wiggle room, as the Eagles are 12-point favorites at home against the New York Giants.
The Eagles have lost three straight games and failed to score 20 points in any of those contests, but this matchup against the Giants should be a get-right spot for Jalen Hurts and also Philly’s struggling defense.
Lastly, we’ll wrap this parlay up with the San Francisco 49ers to defeat the Baltimore Ravens at home. The Niners have won six straight and are 13-2 at home since the start of last season. While the Ravens should keep this close, I’m backing Brock Purdy to add another win to his growing resume.
NFL Christmas Longshot Parlay Bet
Christmas Longshot Parlay (+936)
- Raiders +10 (-110) @ Chiefs
- Raiders vs Chiefs Under 41 (-110)
- Eagles -12 (-110) vs Giants
- Ravens +8.5 (-204) @ 49ers
If you read my Christmas NFL predictions, you know that I like the Under in the Chiefs-Raiders game.
Kansas City hasn’t put all the pieces together on offense this season, falling well below its lofty standards in points per game (22.8 — 10th in the NFL). Meanwhile, Las Vegas ranks 11th in DVOA on defense, so Antonio Pierce‘s squad should be able to have some success on that side of the ball.
And while Aidan O’Connell likely won’t replicate the success he had last Thursday night in Las Vegas’ 63-point outing against the Chargers, I think the rejuvenated Raiders could keep this game closer than most think. Taking the points with Las Vegas pairs well with the Under, especially in a late-season divisional meeting outdoors.
If we navigate our way through the early game, we’ll look for the Eagles to run it up against the Giants. These two NFC East rivals haven’t met this season, but Philly ran it up in their most recent contest — a 38-7 home victory in the 2022 NFC Divisional Round.
While Giants head coach Brian Daboll will surely have his squad fired up for a rematch, it’s hard to see New York having much success with Tommy DeVito leading the offense against an angry Eagles squad. This game has blowout written all over it.
The nightcap of the NFL’s Christmas triple-header looks to be the most competitive game of the day, so we’ll take the Ravens to hang with the 49ers on the road. Baltimore hasn’t lost a game by eight or more points this season, and Lamar Jackson‘s mobility should cause some problems for an elite San Francisco defense.
While I like the Niners to get the win at home, this should be a one-score game.
NFL Thanksgiving Same Game Parlay Bet
Giants vs Eagles Same Game Parlay (+110)
- Eagles -5.5 (-279)
- Jalen Hurts: Anytime TD (-170)
- Giants: Under 21.5 Points (-395)
I’m targeting the Eagles-Giants game for what should be a relatively safe same-game parlay.
We’ll pair the Eagles to win by six or more points, something they remarkably haven’t done since a Week 10 win over the Washington Commanders, with Jalen Hurts to score a touchdown.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Hurts is the beneficiary of the “Brotherly Shove," which Philadelphia runs anytime it gets inside the two-yard line. The 25-year-old QB has run for 14 touchdowns this season and has scored in 10 of Philly’s 14 games.
With the Eagles expected to score four touchdowns in this matchup, Hurts should get at least one.
Lastly, we’ll round out our Christmas NFL SGP with the Giants to score 21 or fewer points. New York hasn’t scored 22 points in Philadelphia since 2018, when Eli Manning was still under center.
While this Eagles defense doesn’t strike the same fear in opponents that it did last season, it should still smother Tommy DeVito.