Well, we’ve already been through six Wild Card games and those haven’t failed to cause some incredible drama. The NFL divisional playoffs are right around the corner, but before that let’s quickly recap what happened in the first round before you start your NFL odds playoffs betting:
- Lions win incredibly close game against Rams, 24-34
- Texans demolish Browns with ease, 45-14 (Stroud with 3 TDs, 274 yards)
- Chiefs make light work of Dolphins with quick win, 26-7
- Bills get the victory over Steelers, 31-17 (Allen with 3 TDs, 203 yards)
- Buccaneers crush the Eagles, 32-9 (Mayfield with 3 TDs, 337 yards)
- Packers surprise Cowboys with huge win, 48-32 (Love with 3 TDs, 272 yards)
Next up, let’s take a quick look at the odds on NFL playoffs and some player prop bets.
NFL Divisional Playoffs
Things are only going to get more exciting now, as the teams are getting fewer and fewer towards the race for the Super Bowl. Here are the remaining games left with only 8 teams in the NFL post-season. Be sure to check all our NFL playoff schedule odds below.
Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
Moneyline: Packers (+360) / 49ers (-450)
Point spread: 49ers -9.5
In his postseason appearance on Sunday, Packers QB Jordan Love displayed astounding precision against the Cowboys, particularly with coverage and rushing. However, the 49ers are a formidable task and this presents an even greater difficulty for Love and the Packers. The 49ers' quarterback, Brock Purdy, is an experienced pro who is itching to play better after an elbow injury in 2022 shortened his Super Bowl dreams.
San Francisco will likely rely mostly on rushing attacks with Christian McCaffrey playing one of the most important roles on the team. The 49ers are great at exploiting bad rushing defense and the Packers generally give up a lot of yards against opponents. Go with the 49ers to cover the spread and choose the over.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Detroit Lions
Moneyline: Buccaneers (+220) / Lions (-270)
Point spread: Lions -6.5
Although Detroit may be proud of their underdog mentality, the Lions are going to be preferred in this game due to their powerful offense, especially after defeating the Rams to move on. This season, Detroit was in the top 10 of yards per play, scoring, passing yards, and rushing yards. This is a team with an offense that is hard to contain.
The Buccaneers won’t be scared of the Lions, as they have been on a strong winning streak lately and have many experienced players in their ranks. Still, Detroit at home is hard to beat and we think Lions win, but won’t cover the spread. Choose the over here as it’s going to be a high-scoring game.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills
Moneyline: Chiefs (+125) / Bills (-145)
Point spread: Bills 2.5
Mahomes is strong in the playoffs, although it's unusual to hear that he's never played a road playoff game. This could give the Bills a big chance at victory if Mahomes is out of his comfort zone.
Allen vs. Mahomes is going to be an exciting matchup, and both teams look equally strong after easily crushing their first-round opponents. The Chiefs have the championship experience, but the Bills just look so much better right now and the offense is humming along nicely. This is the season where Buffalo can truly shine. Bills cover the spread and choose the over.
Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens
Moneyline: Texans (+320) / Ravens (-420)
Point spread: Ravens -9
For the first time since the 2020 campaign, Lamar Jackson will play a post-season game, and here's a player who's the leading option for the NFL MVP. Jackson gives the Ravens enough talent and hope to win this game and go on to the Super Bowl.
The Texans are young and full of energy, but they'll be outclassed and outmatched here against a much more experienced team in the Ravens. Baltimore is great on both sides of the ball and we think they’ll win but not cover the spread. Choose the under on this one.
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NFL Playoff Prop Bets
These are just a few solid player prop bets for the upcoming Divisional Round, and a great way to learn how to bet on football to make extra money.
Zay Flowers (Ravens) Over 4.5 Receptions (+100)
Flowers surprised several people with this statistic against the Texans, when he erupted for nine receptions on ten targets.
Additionally, with 108 targets this season, Flowers is establishing himself as a favorite target of Lamar Jackson. Flowers has also shown to be very successful versus zone coverage. Flowers is averaging 5.9 receptions in his last 8 games, so it's a good bet to trust him.
Mike Evans (Buccaneers) Over 64.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
In the initial encounter with Detroit, Evans ran for 49 yards, but it was more indicative of the Bucs offense. The Bucs' QB, Baker Mayfield, is excellent against zone coverage and completes around 70% of his throws. Mayfield and Evans are usually a great duo and Evans is going to be a major target on offense here. Evans should have no issue reaching these receiving yards against the Lions.
Times for the NFL Divisional Playoff
Here’s where and when you can catch all the games for the NFL divisional playoffs.
- Packers at 49ers: Levi's Stadium, California – Saturday 8:15pm ET on Fox
- Buccaneers at Lions: Ford Field, Detroit – Sunday 3pm ET on NBC
- Chiefs at Bills: Highmark Stadium, New York – Sunday 6:30pm ET on CBS
- Texans at Ravens: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore – Saturday 4:30pm ET on ESPN/ABC/ESPN+
We’re backing the 49ers, Bills, Ravens, and Lions for the upcoming NFL playoffs odds when the Divisional Round appears. There’s a lot to take in when considering the outcomes of these games. However, there’s much more info to unpack when browsing through How To Bet for the NFL and other American sports that you’re passionate about.