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NFL playoff picture parlay: The 2 teams to bet for the Seahawks to make playoffs and odds it happens

The Seahawks need two things to happen on Sunday of Week 18 if they want to clinch a playoff berth. We break down the parlay you could bet.

A Seattle Seahawks fan looks on during the third quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lumen Field on December 15, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Christopher Mast/Getty Images

Results update: The Seahawks are in the playoffs after the Lions defeat the Packers on Sunday Night Football. If you placed this parlay at +303, you’re a winner and likely a happy Seahawks fan.

Results update: The Seahawks beat the Rams to keep their playoff hopes alive. The win eliminates the Lions and now leaves the final berth to be determined on Sunday Night Football. If the Lions win, Seattle gets the final wild card berth. If the Packers win, Green Bay gets the final berth.

The Seattle Seahawks head into Week 18 with a chance at making the playoff field if things swing their way. They don’t need a lot, but they can’t secure the final wild card berth on their own. If they win on Sunday, they won’t know if they’ve made it until the conclusion of Sunday Night Football.

The Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams at 4:25 p.m. ET and need a win to keep their playoff chances alive. If they beat LA, they then need the Detroit Lions to beat the Green Bay Packers in the Sunday evening regular season finale.

The current moneyline odds on those two results at DraftKings Sportsbook are Seahawks -255 and Lions +190. You can bet each one individually, or if you think both will hit, you could bet a two-leg parlay. If you placed a bet on both events happening, your odds would be +303. The implied probability on +303 odds is 24.8%. Those aren’t great odds, but as Lloyd Dobler would say, “So, you’re telling me there’s a chance.

The Seahawks face a Rams squad with nothing to play for and continuing to sideline a variety of injured players. On the other hand, the Packers-Lions dynamic could change with a Seahawks win. If Seattle wins, Detroit is eliminated from playoff contention. Dan Campbell might get his guys to play hard, but with nothing to play for, Green Bay becomes an even better bet to win that game.