The NFL playoffs are finally upon us! We’re going to give a pick for each game this week. Last week, we went two for five, so hopefully things will turn around here in the postseason. Here are six great NFL bets for Wildcard weekend’s action. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Friday afternoon.
NFL Wildcard Weekend’s Best Bets
Seahawks at 49ers: UNDER 42 (-110)
The playoffs are when great defenses flex their muscles. Both of these teams are great on that side of the ball. Their offenses are solid as well, but neither one is explosive enough to put up big points in the playoffs. This should be a tight, low-scoring affair. You could take Seattle +9.5 here, but you just never know if this is going to be a week where they do nothing. The under is the safer pick.
Chargers at Jaguars: Jags Moneyline (+120)
With the Jags hosting a playoff game for the first time in five years, Duval is going to be crazy. More important than home field advantage, Jacksonville has a huge edge at head coach. People forget that Doug Pederson is a great coach who has a Super Bowl win under his belt. On the other sideline, you have Brandon Staley, who soils himself in crunch time even in the regular season.
This will be a tight game, but the Chargers will give it away in the end. Take the Jags to sneak into the next round.
Dolphins at Bills: Bills -13.5 (-115)
The oddsmakers should really just take this one down. Even with a healthy Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins would have probably been close to 10-point underdogs in Buffalo. With Skylar Thompson at the helm, this could be a bloodbath. Hammer the Bills here.
Giants at Vikings: OVER 48 (-110)
This might be the toughest game of the week to pick. These teams met a few weeks ago and played a tight game, which the Vikings won by a field goal. Both of these teams have seemingly been on “fraud alert” all season. It’s anyone’s guess who comes out on top in this one.
The safer play is to pick the total. In that case, I think both teams are likely to sniff around 30 points. The total should comfortably eclipse 50.
Ravens at Bengals: Bengals -8.5 (-115)
These teams just played each other last week, and now they are running it back immediately. This one is tricky. While the Bengals did win that game pretty handily, the Ravens won the second half. Regardless, that momentum is only going to do so much for a Baltimore team quarterbacked by Tyler Huntley. They might be able to keep it within 20, but that’s about it. Take the Bengals to cover.
Cowboys at Buccaneers: UNDER 45.5 (-110)
This is another game where it is just impossible to feel good about either team. Both the Bucs and the Cowboys played their starters last week in an attempt to build some momentum for the playoffs. They were humiliated by teams led by Desmond Ridder and Sam Howell, respectively. Expect this game to be an exercise in futility. Take the under.
Best NFL Bets for Wildcard Weekend Recap:
- Seahawks/49ers Under 42
- Jaguars ML
- Bills (-13.5)
- Giants/Vikings Over 48
- Bengals (-8.5)
- Cowboys/Bucs Under 45.5