NFL Wild Card Weekend Odds
With the playoff field set in both conferences, oddsmakers have released most of the point spreads and totals for the NFL Wild Card Weekend. Not surprising, some of the lines are already moving.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Texans are 2.5-point home favorites to beat the Colts after Indianapolis clinched a playoff berth with its victory over the Titans in Nashville on Sunday night. The total for this game sits at 48 points and kickoff is set for 4:35 p.m. ET on ESPN/ABC. This is the only matchup on Wild Card weekend that features a divisional matchup. The Colts and Texans split their two games this season, with the winners coming on the road.
As for the late game, the Cowboys are a 2.5-point home favorite to beat the visiting Seahawks on Saturday night (8:15 p.m. ET). The total for this No. 4 vs. No. 5 matchup is sitting at 42 points. As of late Sunday night, 52% of the betting tickets and 57% of the money is on Dallas to cover the spread.
Moving to Sunday, the Ravens are now 2.5-point home favorites to beat the Chargers after opening as a 3-point favorite shortly following their victory over the Browns. The total for this No. 4 vs. No. 5 AFC playoff matchup sits at 42 points. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets and 88% of the money is currently coming in on the underdog Chargers.
Wild Card Weekend wraps up with a matchup between the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, who miraculously got into the playoffs thanks to their playoff opponent, the Bears, knocking off the Vikings in Week 17. Philadelphia looked dead in the water a few weeks ago when Carson Wentz suffered a serious injury that kept him out the past three weeks. Behind backup Nick Foles, the Eagles rattled off three straight wins, including a convincing victory over the Redskins in D.C. on Sunday.
It’ll be interesting to see if Foles, who was injured in the win over the Redskins, will be healthy enough to play. The Bears opened as 7-point favorites but the line was bet down to 5.5. The total for this matchup sits at 42 after hitting the board at 41.5. As of this writing, 61% of the betting tickets are on the Eagles but 74% of the money is on the Bears.