NFL Playoff Odds: Get Ready for Saturday Showdown Odds and Lines
At last, the NFL playoffs are here. The NFL regular season is concluded after a crazy 18 weeks, and the wild card round of the playoffs is about to begin. Get ready for plenty of NFL playoff odds and betting opportunities.
This year's postseason will include some returning teams such as the 49ers, Chiefs, and Cowboys, but also a few fresh squads like Houston, Cleveland, and Detroit. Sadly, the Browns and Texans will be playing against each other, meaning that after the first round, one of the sides will have to return home and miss out on a chance at the Super Bowl.
NFL Playoff Bracket
The NFL playoff bracket is ready and NFL betting is never more engaging. The games for the Super Wild Card Weekend are full of intrigue and excitement, especially on Saturday, January 13th. When the Browns visit the Texans, it’s worth noting that the Browns have made the playoffs for only the second time in two decades. Both of these squads faced off in Week 16, although Cleveland's 36-22 victory should not be exaggerated because Houston's QB, C.J. Stroud, wasn't in the game.
The Texans' standout rookie will certainly be playing this time around, and he will face a giant test of the playoffs when battling the tough Browns' defense.
When the Chiefs host the Dolphins, Tyreek Hill (Miami WR) will have another opportunity to defeat his old squad (if he’s healthy), and this time it will take place in Kansas City. When these two teams faced off in Week 9, the Chiefs prevailed 21-14, although the match took place in Germany. When the match begins on Saturday night in Kansas City, the temperature is predicted to be very cold and not at all like a game in hot Miami!
Let’s discuss some NFL playoff odds and lines below.
Here are your updated NFL Wild Card odds, all in one place. Check back daily to see updates.
NFL Playoffs Wildcard – Odds and Lines
The current odds for the Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans are as follows:
Moneyline: Browns -140 / Texans +118
Spread: Browns -2.0
The NFL odds for the wildcard playoff game featuring the Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs:
Moneyline: Dolphins +192 / Chiefs -235
Spread: Chiefs -4.5
Browns vs. Texans Predictions and Analyses
After the NFL playoff odds for the wild card round, let’s look at the games themselves. Recently, the Browns have defeated the Ravens and 49ers, demonstrating their strength as a unit. The Browns' defense has been mostly responsible for the team's accomplishments, but QB Joe Flacco led the team on a 4-1 stretch and completed over 300 yards of passing in all those four wins.
That's all well and good, but the quarterback in Cleveland's offense –who turns 39 next week – has been the one constant and is usually relied upon too much. We'll see if Flacco is enough to carry an offense in the playoffs.
Perhaps the most important thing in this match-up is the Texans' capability to capitalize on turnovers. Second is what C.J. Stroud accomplishes with his teammates in opposition to Cleveland's elite pass defense.
Shroud is an enigma and rarely one to doubt, but his WRs will have to work their tails off to create some distance against a Cleveland defense that prides itself on stopping easy catches. The QB with the clearest head will win this battle, and it may be that youth succeeds here with the Texans getting a close victory. The NFL playoff odds suggest a Texans’ win will get you a decent reward.
Dolphins vs. Chiefs Predictions and Analyses
If you have watched the NFL lately, you're aware of how disappointing Patrick Mahomes' offense has been. Given that his Chiefs have participated in the last five AFC Championship contests, Mahomes is the most intimidating quarterback in the postseason and they have an unparalleled history in major games.
If Kansas City's defense performs well, the Chiefs are going to be almost impossible to beat.
The Dolphins' season has been disrupted by injuries, especially on defense, where the organization may be missing up to seven important players. Miami will be missing their two best edge rushers in particular, and CB Xavien Howard is iffy for now.
From Miami, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are listed as injured. Despite playing with an ankle ailment, Hill's output has decreased. Waddle did not play in the previous two games. In Kansas City, though, the Dolphins' chances of winning are slim if Hill and Waddle are restricted or even unavailable.
Kansas City is forecasted to have frigid temperatures and light winds, which might be detrimental to both sides' passing attempts. For a club that plays in warm weather like Miami, it's certainly a big change. The Chiefs are too strong and playing at home is a genuine advantage, so the NFL playoff odds are safe with a Kansas City bet.
NFL Playoff Spreads for Player Prop Bets
Here are a few must-know player prop bets for some more NFL playoff odds. Just make sure you know how to bet on football before making these wagers.
Joe Flacco (Browns) under 23.5 passing completions (-105 odds)
It is possible for the Browns to win the matchup, but the Texans won't make it an easy contest.
Although the Texans gave up 27 completions to Joe Flacco in Week 16, they only gave up 13 to Gardner Minshew last week. This won't happen again now that the Houston defense is in better shape. This season, the Texans have only let up over 23 completions just six times. This season, Flacco has underperformed in several major games and only had 19 completions against the Jets in Week 17.
Amari Cooper (Browns) Anytime TD Scorer (+160)
Browns' top receiver Amari Cooper has been sidelined for several weeks, but reports suggest he's fine for this upcoming matchup and will be more than ready. Cooper's last game was a doozy, in which he received 265 yards and picked up 2 touchdowns.
Flacco quickly established a connection with Cooper and has thrown three touchdown passes to him. In addition, Cooper leads the Browns with 48 targets in five games. Houston's pass defense is 20th in the NFL and it's not hard to see Flacco finding Cooper at least once in this game for a TD.
Saturday Showdown Schedule
Browns vs. Texans will be played at the NRG Stadium (Houston) at 4:30 p.m. ET, and can be seen on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo. Dolphins vs. Chiefs is at the GEHA Field, Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City) at 8:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on Peacock. Get far more information on the NFL and betting guides over at our How To Bet website.
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