NFL Wild Card Odds & Betting Report
With playoff expansion coming to the NFL this season, there will be a total of six games played Wild Card weekend, with three games being played this upcoming Saturday and another three on Sunday. What are the matchups and odds?
141 Indianapolis Colts at 142 Buffalo Bills, 1:05 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 9
The Colts secured a playoff spot on the final regular-season Sunday of the year, thanks to the Bills beating the Dolphins in Week 17 (coupled with Indy’s victory over Jacksonville). Now the Colts will open the playoffs versus that same Buffalo team on Sunday.
After opening as a 6.5-point home favorite, the Bills are now laying a full seven versus the Colts, while the total hasn’t moved after opening at 52. The Colts are 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games in Buffalo, while the home team is 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. The under, meanwhile, is 4-0 over the last four series meetings.
143 Los Angeles Rams at 144 Seattle Seahawks, 4:40 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 9
NFC West rivals meet Wild Card weekend in Seattle where the Seahawks will host the Rams at 4:40 p.m. ET. Russell Wilson and Co. are laying 4.5 points after opening as a 5-point favorites, while the total hit the board at 42.5, but has climbed to 43. The availability of Rams quarterback Jared Goff is not known of this writing.
The Rams are just 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games in Seattle, while the home team has covered in 11 of the last 16 meetings in this series. The under is also 15-7 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams.
145 Tampa Bay Bucs at 146 Washington Football Team, 8:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 9
Tom Brady and the Bucs will travel to D.C. on Saturday when the Washington Football team hosts Tampa. The Bucs opened as 7.5-point favorites but the line jumped to 8, while the total hit the board at 46.5 and that’s where it currently sits.
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Washington. The underdog is also 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six meetings, but the road team is 5-0-1 ATS over that same span. The Bucs are also 3-0-1 at the betting window in their last four games in Washington.
147 Baltimore Ravens at 148 Tennessee Titans, 1:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 10
A rematch of last year’s Divisional round matchup will ensue on Sunday when the Ravens take on the Titans, only this time the game will be played in Nashville. Baltimore is currently a 3.5-point road favorite, while the total sits at 54 points.
The Ravens are just 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games versus the Titans, while the under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in this series.
149 Chicago Bears at 150 New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 10
The Bears backed into the playoffs with an 8-8 record after the Rams beat the Cardinals and eliminated Arizona from postseason contention. Chicago opens on the road this Sunday where the Bears will take on the Saints at 4:40 p.m. ET. The Saints are laying 10 points, while the total is 47.5.
The Bears are just 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Saints and 0-3-1 against the number in their last four games in New Orleans. The Bears are also 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight playoff games.
151 Cleveland Browns at 152 Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 10
After playing in Cleveland last Sunday, the Browns and Steelers will do it all over again this weekend, only this time in Pittsburgh at 8:15 p.m. ET. Cleveland failed to cover as 10-point home favorites versus Pittsburgh’s backups and are now catching four points as the road dog on Sunday night. The total for this AFC North matchup sits at 46.5.
The Browns are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six trips to Pittsburgh and have failed to cover in four of their last five games versus the Steelers overall. The home team is 5-1 at the betting window in the last six meetings between these two teams.