The longest regular season is done. The playoffs are here and a dozen teams will kick it off over three days. Yes, there is a playoff game on Monday Night Football. Fasten your seatbelts on your couches.
The betting market through BetUS looks the following in the six games this weekend:
Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals (Saturday)
The Bengals and Raiders ignite the weekend in the Midwest. The AFC North champs are taking about 57% of the volume when it comes to the wager count. However, the Silver and Black Nation is out in force when it comes to the moneyline, checking in at better than 73% of the money.
On the volume side, it is similar with the Bengals taking 60% of the spread action but the Raiders hitting at almost 80% of the volume on the moneyline.
A toss-up, it seems.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (Saturday)
AFC East titans get ready for round three in frigid Buffalo. Sounds like the temperature around game time will be hovering around 0 degrees. The betting action will be considerably hotter,
The home-field goes to the AFC champion Buffalo Bills. That is actually where they lost to New England under wicked weather conditions in the regular season.
Bettors when it comes to wager count for the spread and volume for the spread and money line are tilted toward the Bills. However, the moneyline wager count is a strong lean for the Patriots, accounting for two-thirds of the action.
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday)
The bettors like the Super Bowl champs when it comes to the spread by an almost 3-2 margin. The moneyline is considerably closer with the Bucs having a slender edge in the wager count but the Eagles hold a tiny advantage on volume.
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys (Sunday)
The only area that favors the home team is on the spread when it comes to wager count, 55% to 45%. The other three categories are lopsided as the Niners are taking 60 to 70% of the market.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday)
The Steelers lead in every betting category except for volume against the spread. Interesting, both moneyline categories are heavily in favor of Pittsburgh. The Steelers are taking almost three-quarters of the moneyline by volume.
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (Monday)
The Rams are home and that must account for people liking them to the tune of 54% when it comes to wager count and volume on the spread. However, the moneyline is totally the opposite direction with 64% of the moneyline count on the road team Cardinals and 76% of the moneyline volume on Arizona.
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