Super wildcard weekend is upon us, and with that comes tons of opportunities to place some very sound bets.
For the best in NFL stats and accumulation of data supporting your wagers on this WIld Card weekend, continue on to see who we believe will move on to the Divisional round.
Bengals vs Raiders
Saturday, January 15th, the Las Vegas Raiders will travel to Cincinnati to take on the 4th seed Bengals led by second-year superstar Joe Burrow.
Bengals -5.5 seems like a bit of a stretch, especially with how the Raiders looked this past Sunday night against the Chargers. Burrow and company can easily put up crooked numbers with their high-powered offense, but it’s tough to say Vegas couldn’t do the same.
Point spread might not be the best avenue here, and Moneyline could offer more value. -225 Bengals is probably the best bet. Ja’Marr Chase is probably the unanimous rookie of the year candidate. The young wideout averaged 18 yards per catch and compiled 81 receptions, so he is definitely a big-play threat. -105 for a Chase touchdown should be thought about if pursuing this game.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
This game is going to be a good one and should make for a frigid affair. The weather is expected to be near sub-zero temperatures for Saturdays’ matchup in Buffalo, and as we have seen earlier this season, that is no problem for the Patriots.
+4 for the Patriots seems like a good value pick in this situation. The only thing to be cautious of is a rookie quarterback. Mac Jones has played well beyond his years this season, but there is always room for some rookie mistakes.
The Patriots ran for over 222 yards in their prior matchup with unstable weather conditions in Buffalo. With this game shaping up to be a similar scenario pairing Patriots point spread and Damien Harris anytime touchdown scorer (+120) seems like a good combo.
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This game is obviously going to be lopsided in the spread, and rightfully so. There is some stock to put into this Eagles team, though. With a much improved Jalen Hurts and better coaching decisions from Nick Sirianni, this team isn’t one to slouch over.
Eagles +8.5 seems like the safest bet, giving yourself some room for error as the Buccaneers will likely get the job done, but the Eagles will stick around throughout this contest.
Along with that, an interesting prop to look at is anytime touchdown scorer for Tom Brady. +550 is great value, and without stud running back Leonard Fournette, goal-line situations within the 2-yard line will likely fall on the shoulders of Brady and his infamous quarterback sneak.
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
This might be the biggest toss-up of the whole weekend. The 49ers have been on a roll lately, and it seems like their early-season injury woes are way behind them. Deebo Samuel has been running around out of the backfield, making plays in the passing game and even throwing for touchdowns, and could prove to be the difference-maker in this one.
On the other hand, the Cowboys have been nothing but solid all season, and their passing game is off the charts, but they just don’t seem as multi-faceted as the 49ers.
Jimmy Garoppolo has averaged 254 ypg this season and has been great at keeping the football in his team’s possession. Counting on Garoppolo not turning the ball over puts all the pressure on the Cowboys.
With a lack of a steady running game and a quarterback that doesn’t make the best decision every time, the 49ers could easily pull this game out. +3 seems like a lot of value coming in as the underdog. If you’re feeling the pick and want to up the ante +140, Moneyline is also a great value pick that you could easily pair with the over (51.0). This game is bound to be high-scoring.