Early money on Chiefs, Steelers
The early money is currently coming in on the two road favorites to cover the spread in Saturday's NFL Wild Card games.
Our NFL Public Betting page shows that 72% of bettors are currently backing the Chiefs to cover against the Texans, while 71% of bettors favor the Steelers to cover against the Bengals. Both Kansas City and Pittsburgh are wild card tams that will play on the road this Saturday.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Chiefs are 3-point favorites to beat the Texans after winning 10 straight games to close out their regular season. Kansas City finished the year with an 11-5 record and went 8-8 against the spread, while Houston finished 9-7 to win the AFC South and also went 9-7 at the betting window.
The Steelers will also be a slight road favorite for their Wild Card matchup against the Bengals. Pittsburgh is a 2.5-point favorite over Cincinnati while the total currently sits at 46.5 points. These AFC North rivals split the two meetings they had with each other earlier in the season, with the road team winning both games.
Pittsburgh finished its regular season with a 10-6 record and went 9-6-1 against the spread, while Cincinnati was 12-4 on the year and 12-3-1 against the number. The Bengals were one of the most profitable teams to bet on this NFL season.