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Betting: NFL Week 18 Best Bets

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Minty Bets, Jared Quay, and Pamela Maldonado break down their best bets for Week 18 of the NFL season.

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MINTY BETS: It's week 18 of the NFL, guys. I'm Minty Bets, joined by Pam Maldonado and Jared Quay. And we are here to give you our best bets for the last week of the regular season. Pam, let's start with you. What's your best bet this week?

PAMELA MALDONADO: I'm rolling with the Packers against the spread against the Lions. I know that Green Bay supposedly has nothing to play for because they already clinched the number one seed. They are still playing for incentives.

And for one, you do have head coach Matt LaFleur who said that everyone is still in fact playing. And then for two, you have Aaron Rodgers who has a chance to earn up to 500,000 via incentives.

Now is 500,000 a lot to Rodgers? I'm not sure. That sounds like a lot to me but it may not be a lot to him. But he can earn $100,000 in each if he finishes top three in passer rating and completion percentage, interception percentage, yards per pass attempt, and touchdown passes.

So potentially here, Rodgers is at least playing in the first half. But then that's on the offense. Looking on the defense, pass rusher and linebacker Preston Smith, he's also playing for sack incentives. Basically, if he gets to the quarterback just once, that's 750,000 bonus that he gets.

If he absolutely goes off in this game, if he can get up to five sacks, that's a potential to earn $3 million to his paycheck.

Now, Tim Boyle, he's potentially getting the start here. In his last three starts, three touchdowns, six interceptions. He hasn't been sacked but this is potentially a really good spot for that to happen. If the offense is going to sit, the Green Bay defense can absolutely handle Boyle on its own.

Without Rodgers, they almost beat the Chiefs, so I'm still going to stick with the Packers here. The defense gets it done. Everyone gets their incentives. Give me the Packers.

MINTY BETS: I love that pick. All right. I'm going with the Seattle Seahawks, plus six and a half over the Arizona Cardinals. Now, I don't doubt that the Cardinals will probably win this one, since they potentially have a home playoff game on the line.

But Seattle plays surprising ball and a lot of people don't expect much out of them. This is a divisional game. So it's going to be close. I got to trust Russ and Pete Carroll one more time to end the season. So give me Seattle, plus six and a half.

Jared, what do you have for us?

JARED QUAY: I'm staying in the division, NFC West. I love the San Francisco 49ers, plus four and a half against the Los Angeles Rams. I get it. The Rams have all the star power. But as I said time and time again, they have a bunch of nice cars and a bunch of [INAUDIBLE] in the back.

This team is not built strong. And they won their last five games but they've been outgained their offense three of those last five. They should have lost to the Ravens. I know, I'm biased. I was at the game.

But other than that, this offense is really struggling. Even though Matt Stafford is at the helm. Cooper Kupp's already have. And I think this 49ers team is actually really good with the run. So I would think they'd be able to keep it close.

And I'm actually going to sprinkle a little bit on a money line because the 49ers need this game to go to the playoffs, while the Rams just need this to keep the NFC West lead. So with that being the case, give me those Niners plus four and a half.

PAMELA MALDONADO: Three and zero. I smell it.

MINTY BETS: To recap our best bets. Pam has the Packers to cover. I have the Seahawks to cover. And Jared has the Niners to cover. You guys want to bet on this game? Make sure to take advantage of our risk-free bet by heading over to betmgm.com/yahoo.

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