Matt Gothard and Jared Quay Campbell give their 2-team parlay pick for Wild Card Saturday of the NFL Playoffs.
MATT GOTHARD: Welcome to "Mad Bets", everybody. A little bit of a throwback today, as it's me and Jared, back in the seats here for the wild card matchups on Saturday. We're going to put together a two-team parlay. I'm going to make a pick. Jared's going to make a pick.
I started off taking the Las Vegas Raiders plus 5 and 1/2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. And it's for one reason and one reason only. In my lifetime, the Bengals haven't won a playoff game yet. I was born in '92, they won last time in '91. I'm not taking 5 and 1/2 points away from a team that hasn't actually won a game in the playoffs during my lifetime. So that is my best bet for Saturday. Jared, what are you going to bet on?
JARED QUAY: I'm betting that me and you are going to win this parlay, man, because the tag team is back, baby. But let me give you my insight. I think I love the Buffalo Bills, minus 4 and 1/2, at home against the New England Patriots. And yes, I know the Patriots are amazing in the playoffs. But they have a rookie quarterback in his first crazy experience going into Bills Mafia, where they're undefeated in the playoffs because they only play two games. They don't get a playoff game.
But other than that, I still think that the one game they did beat them in was a crazy snow game where they ran the ball well. But against two good defenses, I like the veteran quarterback Josh Allen more than I like Mac Jones. And with that being the case, I think Bill Belichick is a hell of a coach, but I think the Bills roll on minus 4 and 1/2. And yes, I'm a little biased because I don't really like the Patriots.
MATT GOTHARD: You're very biased. Is there any way I can talk you out of this pick? Because I feel like Bills fans just want the win. And I'm a little bit concerned about them winning by more than 4 and 1/2.
JARED QUAY: No, they want blood. Have you seen the Bills Mafia? They don't jump through tables. They don't jump through tables to get a solid one-point win. They jump through tables for dominance. Have you ever watched this team? The last four games, they go for it on fourth down when they're up. I don't know why they're doing that, but they're trying to cover spreads, and they're doing it for me.
MATT GOTHARD: All right, we'll see what happens. Just to recap, we got the Las Vegas Raiders plus 5 and 1/2 at the Cincinnati Bengals. And then Jared has us on the Buffalo Bills, minus 4 and 1/2, hosting the New England Patriots.
JARED QUAY: Yep, I'm that guy. And that guy has bet against the Patriots.
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