The NFL Wild Card weekend is right around the corner. With three games on both Saturday and Sunday, fans will have NFL action all day long. Those who are looking to bet on the games also just have over 24 hours to get their bets in and they may be looking for some last-minute odds. Here is a look at the odds for each game and which team to take.
Indianapolis +6.5 at Buffalo -6.5
There is no doubt that this will be one of the best games to watch this weekend. Both teams are great but one stands out a bit more. The Indy defense is tough and their running game has been outstanding behind rookie Jonathan Taylor. That said, the Bills are just playing at another level in every facet of the game. Expect Buffalo to take this one and they should likely win by more than a touchdown.
Los Angeles Rams +3.5 at Seattle -3.5
This game will depend quite a bit on if starting Rams’ quarterback Jared Goff plays. If he does then this should be a close game as both teams have split their series this year. If he doesn’t then Seattle could blow them out. The Rams are a tough team but they have games where they seemingly forget how to play and the same can be said of Seattle but, they have Russell Wilson who will perform in the clutch.
Tampa Bay -8 at Washington +8
In the NFL it is rare to see a team that finishes with a losing record make the playoffs. The Washington Football Team did that this year and they were lead by Chase Young and what is becoming a stout defense in Washington. They have been getting better as the year went on but they are running into Tom Brady and a very very good Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. this one may be close at the beginning but expect the Bucs and Brady to pull ahead decisively and hold on by a pretty substantial margin.
Baltimore -3.5 at Tennessee +3.5
Yet another great first-round matchup. This year seems to be full of them. In this game the players to watch will be Lamar Jackson and Derrick Henry. Both of these teams can run the ball and this will likely be one of the few game where the teams run the ball much more than they pass. In the end the passing game is what it will come down to though and Ryan Tannehill has been playing extremely well this season. Look for the Titans to upset the Ravens.
Chicago -10 at New Orleans +10
New Orleans has the best NFL odds this week and that really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Sure Drew Brees is not what he once was but that is fine because Alvin Kamara and this stellar Saints defense will be more than enough to help them win this game. Chicago has been playing much better since Mitchell Trubisky was reinstated as the starter but the defense has not been what everyone expected them to be and that will end up being their downfall.
Cleveland +6 at Pittsburgh -6
It is a bit surprising to see the spread this close. Cleveland barely won against Pittsburgh in Week 17 to make the playoffs in the first place and Ben Roethlisberger didn’t throw a single pass. With Big Ben back in the lineup and Cleveland potentially missing its head coach and plenty of practice time due to COVID protocol, this game might not be close at all. It will be up to Baker Mayfield to have the game of his life or for Ben to repeat his Bengals performance for the Steelers to lose this one, even though they have been losing a lot recently.