The 2021 NFL playoffs have arrived, and there’s wall-to-wall motion with now six video games being performed on wild-card weekend. Between the Saturday and Sunday tripleheaders beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET, there are extra spreads and level totals via which to navigate when making picks.
The Seahawks are the slightest favorites, by a discipline purpose of their rubber match towards the Rams in Seattle. The Ravens are the one AFC street favorites In Nashville, regardless of dropping twice to the Titans prior to now yr.
With the 7-9 Washington Soccer Group and 8-Eight Bears making the NFC playoffs, it is no shock they’re the 2 greatest underdogs, Washington at house towards the Buccaneers and the Bears on the street on the Saints.
For probably the most half, accidents will not be a difficulty. The Rams are hoping Jared Goff will return from his fractured thumb, whereas Washington is leaning on Alex Smith to remain wholesome after returning in Week 17. The Steelers, who rested Ben Roethlisberger in final week’s battle with the Browns, have steered they may have a number of QB wrinkles ready for Josh Dobbs.
The largest storyline considerations the Browns, who’ve had a COVID-19 outbreak, affecting a number of gamers and head coach Kevin Stefanski, who get replaced in his main and play-calling capacities by particular groups coach Mike Priefer and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. That state of affairs has brought on the road to lean larger towards to the Steelers.
NFL odds for wild-card playoff video games
Under are the newest NFL wild-card playoff recreation odds, together with level spreads, cash traces and over-under totals for each recreation, in accordance with the DraftKings sportsbook:
Final up to date: Saturday, Jan. 9
NFL wild-card recreation level spreads
|Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Payments||BUF -6.5|
|Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks||SEA -3|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Soccer Group||TB -8|
|Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans||BAL -3.5|
|Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints||NO -10|
|Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT -6|
NFL wild-card recreation cash traces
|Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Payments||BUF -275|
|Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks||SEA -175|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Soccer Group||TB -375|
|Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans||BAL -182|
|Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints||NO -500|
|Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT -265|
NFL wild-card recreation over/unders
|Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Payments||51|
|Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks||42|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Soccer Group||44.5|
|Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans||54.5|
|Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints||47.5|
|Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers||47.5|
NFL finest bets for wild-card video games
1. Colts at Payments OVER 51
The Colts have a superb zone protection, constructed upon bending with out breaking. That can assist include the massive performs from the Payments, however Josh Allen has their offense scorching going into the playoffs. The Payments are weak in the precise spots defensively, towards the run and vs. the tight finish, to suppose the Colts can maintain it round a landing with some constant scoring of their very own. That is the second-highest whole of the week, however it’s not fairly excessive sufficient as each groups are inclined to go over of their video games.
2. Rams at Seahawks UNDER 42
After they met within the common season and cut up their NFC West video games, the Rams received 23-16 in Los Angeles and the Seahawks received 20-9 in Seattle. The Rams might must additional alter to a grinding offense, whereas Russell Wilson will not be lighting it up towards that go rush and secondary. The 39 and 29 totals from earlier than counsel attending to 40 whole can be a battle.
3. Washington +Eight vs. Buccaneers
There’s one thing about that quantity being above a landing and further level that screams Washington no less than getting a backdoor cowl. The Bucs aren’t the identical crew on the street and may get into ugly defensive-leaning video games, as we noticed with the prime-time loss on the Bears and the prime-time win on the Giants. The below is tempting, too, however that appears to be harder to belief.
4. Saints +10 vs. Bears and OVER 47.5
The Saints’ protection has sprung extra leaks of late and the Bears’ protection is overrated with some key accidents. The Saints received the regular-season matchup, 26-23, in extra time in Chicago. The Bears can not cowl the tight finish and are getting smashed by the operating recreation, and each Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray can be nicely rested for New Orleans. The Bears are inclined to do some second-half rubbish injury and the Saints can enable it by having a large enough lead.
5. Steelers +6 vs. Browns and UNDER 47.5
The Steelers’ offense can be firing aggressively towards a Browns’ restricted go protection with a rested Ben Roethlisberger. They will not have a lot success operating per normal, however the matchups throughout the board at large receiver and tight finish favor them nicely. Defensively, they will deal with the Browns scoring sufficient to catch up by containing the run and getting strain in Baker Mayfield’s face and from the perimeters. Mayfield can be thrown off by the play-calling adjustment and the Steelers can be moviated to slam down their division rivals again at Heinz Subject.