After a Wild Card round without surprises, it’s time for the No. 1 seed in each conference to get slimed. That’s a new football term provided by Nickelodeon. And no, the Dallas Cowboys choking in the NFL Playoffs isn’t a surprise, so moving on!
As expected, all teams with the home advantage come in as the favorite. Nevertheless, the biggest spread for the Divisional Playoffs is 5½. Both top teams will play on Saturday, while Sunday’s action includes a rematch of the last AFC Championship Game.
We already have the Divisional Playoffs odds fully loaded. Every game is crucial now, so be sure to check ‘em and pick your favorites!
NFL Divisional Playoffs Preview
Joe Burrow is on the verge of legally changing his name to Joe Cool. He led the Cincinnati Bengals to end a 31-year drought and now they’ll collide with the Tennessee Titans. Aaron Rodgers will have another shot at beating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Playoffs. He’s 0-3.
The Los Angeles Rams put together a fantasy team in order to beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Well, they’ll have their long-awaited opportunity. Finally, the Buffalo Bills return to Arrowhead looking for some revenge.
The NFL Divisional Playoffs odds are ready and waiting as we look through each game.
NFL Divisional Games Analysis
Tennessee Titans (-3½)Saturday, January 22th
I’m just gonna say it, poor A.J. Green. He spent nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and didn’t win a single postseason game. He left and the curse ended.
Jokes aside, the curse ended thanks to Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, and a great defensive unit. Cincinnati defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19 in the Wild Card round. Burrow threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, while Chase finished with nine receptions for 116 yards. Right now, only Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp could be considered a better duo.
Defensively, the Bengals intercepted Derek Carr in the last drive to seal the deal. They allowed 21 points or less in four of their last five games.
Cincinnati is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven games on the road.
The Tennessee Titans finished as the No. 1 seed in the AFC despite Derrick Henry not playing since Week 8. He’s expected to return, especially after having an extra week off. D’Onta Foreman did a good job at the end of the regular season. You can expect both to be heavily involved when Tennessee welcomes Cincinnati.
That duo could be enough, but just in case, Ryan Tannehill, A.J. Brown, and Julio Jones are finally in sync. If all of them are at 100 percent, stopping the Titans will be a nightmare.
Tennessee is 7-1 straight up in its last eight games at home.
San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers (-5½)Saturday, January 22th
As I mentioned before, Aaron Rodgers is 0-3 against the San Francisco 49ers in the postseason. That’s an extra dose of motivation, although I don’t think the Green Bay Packers needed it.
They finished the regular season with a 13-4 record. Plus, Rodgers playing at a great level and Davante Adams dominating the end zone. As if that wasn’t enough, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon have become a very dangerous duo coming off the backfield.
The Packers are 6-0 ATS in their last six games against an opponent from the NFC West.
San Francisco’s postseason journey began with a 23-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Eli Mitchell and Deebo Samuels continued to lead the charge through the ground. They combined for 168 yards and two touchdowns.
Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play a great game, but good enough to keep the starting job. Regarding the passing game, George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk need to be more involved. That’s the only way for San Francisco to put up a good fight at Lambeau Field.
The Niners are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against the Packers.
Los Angeles Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3)Sunday, January 23th
The Los Angeles Rams had no trouble beating the Arizona Cardinals in the first round. Matthew Stafford led the way to a 34-11 victory with three total touchdowns. This was his first postseason victory since getting drafted as the No. 1 pick in 2009.
Odell Beckham proved Baker Mayfield wrong, again, by finishing with 54 yards and one touchdown. Cooper Kupp also scored and finished with 61 yards. That’s not all, Cam Akers returned to full speed and looked good. I’m telling you; this offense is scary.
Defensively, Aaron Donald and Von Miller are finally getting in sync. Tom Brady could suffer another 20-hit game, like the AFC Championship Game in 2016 against the Denver Broncos.
The Rams are 7-2 SU in their last nine games on the road.
Tampa Bay also won in the first round without too much trouble. The Bucs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 31-15 with great performances from Brady, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, and Ke’Shawn Vaughn. That’s right, this is also a very good offensive unit.
With Antonio Brown out, Tyler Johnson and Giovani Bernard have been more involved. At his point, I think it’s impossible to underestimate the confidence that comes from playing with Brady.
The Buccaneers deserve to be the slight favorites against the Rams, but they’re 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings. All five games at Raymond James Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs (-2½)Sunday, January 23th
The good ol’ NFL saving the best for last, at least that’s what we all hope for.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills crushed Mac Jones and the New England Patriots in the Wild Card round. Allen threw for 308 yards and five touchdowns. He threw more touchdowns than incompletions.
Once again, Devin Singletary proved he can lead the charge from the backfield. He finished with 16 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns. That’s right, now we’re talking about a well-balanced offense.
Buffalo is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against an opponent from the AFC West.
The Kansas City Chiefs had a slow start against the Pittsburgh Steelers but finished winning 42-21. Patrick Mahomes went off and threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns. With Mahomes on the field, the Chiefs will always have a chance.
With Clyde Edwards-Helaire out due to injury, Jerick McKinnon became the team’s top runner. As usual, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill had a good game, Kelce even threw a touchdown pass.
It’s going to be a back-and-forth battle. The total has gone over in four of Kansas City’s last five games when playing at home against Buffalo.
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Which teams have the home advantage heading into NFL Playoffs Wild Card Weekend?
Green Bay Packers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kansas City Chiefs
Which teams are being considered for Super Bowl Champions heading into NFL Playoffs Divisional Weekend?
Green Bay Packers +350
Kansas City Chiefs +400
Buffalo Bills +500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +550
Los Angeles Rams +750
Tennessee Titans +850
San Francisco 49ers +1000
Cincinnati Bengals +1400