NFL Playoffs Divisional Round 2022 - Betting Lines At Top US Sportsbooks

NFL Playoffs Divisional Round: Betting Lines, Live Odds Comparisons At US Sportsbooks

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Six imposters are out of the National Football League playoffs, and eight are still alive for another week.

Welcome to the NFL Divisional Round!

The two teams that got byes as top seeds enter here, with both Tennessee and Green Bay coming into this round rested and raring to go.

But only one of those teams is the favorite to win their conference championship (and the Super Bowl), and that team is led by the soon to be two-time reigning MVP of the NFL: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Tennessee is the third choice right now to win the AFC, behind the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs, one of which will not EVEN BE IN the AFC Championship Game next weekend. Do you think that is motivational material for the Titans? Is there some kind of betting story hung up in the locker room right now?

It might not be mine, where I talk about Mike Vrabel as the NFL Coach of the Year. But I have been on the Chiefs for a while now, so maybe there is something of mine up on the bulletin board (do they even call it that now? Do teams even have them?)

I always think this is the best weekend of the playoffs for fans. For bettors, this is where it starts to get much tougher. 

If you look at the games from Wild Card Weekend, you will see a Philadelphia team that went 9-8, with eight of its wins against teams picking 11th or higher in the upcoming NFL Draft. You had a Dallas team that won the NFC East by default, playing against a team from the best division in football (NFC West) You had a Pittsburgh team that somehow found its way into the playoffs–well, the somehow is that the Colts, Ravens, Browns, Chargers, and the rest of the contenders were all WORSE and did not deserve to be in the postseason–and had just lost 36-10 to the Chiefs THREE WEEKS AGO. Las Vegas won four games down the stretch by 12 points to get in, and the Patriots need Mac Jones to get a little more experience (plus, beating the Bills 14-10 in the infamous three-throw game probably just pissed off Buffalo).

You had a 12+ point line that was never in doubt, and two other games that were six or more points in a team’s favor. 

That is not going to happen here this weekend. The Bills Chiefs contest is going to be a field goal line, the Tennessee Cincinnati one might be similar, and the Bucs Rams is the samet there is not going to be a 10+ point spread anymore in the postseason.

You can make the case that seven of the top eight teams in the NFL are left, and I would argue that it might be all eight: what would any of the NFC West teams finish if they were in the NFC East? 

So now, more than ever, it is important to go with the advice of people that know what they are talking about with the NFL.

And there is NOBODY on the planet hotter right now than Darryl Fein and I.

So take a look at the plays here, read the other stories, and watch the How to Bet podcasts this week.

It might just win you a lot more money!

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NFL DIVISIONAL WEEKEND LOOKAHEAD SPREADS 

  • Cincinnati Bengals +3.5 at Tennessee Titans -3.5
  • San Francisco 49ers +5 at Green Bay Packers -5
  • Los Angeles Rams +3 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3
  • Buffalo Bills +2.5 at Kansas City Chiefs -2.5

Divisional Weekend Schedule

4-Cincinnati Bengals (11-7) at 1-Tennessee Titans (12-5), 4:30 p.m. EST (CBS and fubo.TV) 

You could have gotten good money on a two-team parlay for both of these teams to be AFC division winners. 

Both of these teams have “overachieved” (in the eyes of some) to get to this point, but they are now here, and are one win away from a trip to the AFC Championship Game. Those do not come around very often for some teams. Heck, that win in the Wild Card Round for the Bengals was their first in eight tries in the playoffs, and this is the first time since 1990 that they will play in the Divisional Round. The Titans won in this round two years ago to make the AFC Championship, and will want to repeat that feat in 2022. Derrick Henry is back, and could be a key factor, as Cincinnati is banged up on the defensive line.

Read more about this game here.

6-San Francisco (11-7) at 1-Green Bay (13-4), 8:15 p.m. EST (CBS and fubo.TV) 

Here we go again!

Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won on the road in the Wild Card Round against the NFC East champions, then went on the road against the top seed with a chance to go to the NFC Championship Game. We see you, San Fran! Could the 49ers do the same thing in 2022? 

Green Bay has a bad history in the playoffs against the 49ers, but I can’t imagine Aaron Rodgers went through all of the drama around him (he was cool as a cucumber during it, don’t get it twisted) to lose in the Divisional Round.

Read more about this game here

 3-Los Angeles Rams (13-5) at 2-Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4), 3:05 p.m. EST (FOX and fubo.TV) 

These two teams played earlier in the season, with the Rams winning 34-24 in Los Angeles. They also played last season, and LA won that game in Tampa, 27-24.

Both teams looked strong in the Wild Card Round, but now, the level of competition goes WAY up for each. The Cardinals and Eagles were both awful offensively, so the defenses for the Bucs and Rams got a chance to ease into the playoffs. This is a tough game to call.

3-Buffalo Bills (12-6) at 2-Kansas City Chiefs (13-5), 6:40 p.m. EST (CBS and fubo.TV

We knew we were going to see this game at some point in the AFC playoffs, but so many people thought it would be down the road next week. Instead, one of these teams moves on to face the Bengals or Titans, and the other is done for the season.

Both quarterbacks are superstars, and both offenses can dial up the points. But which defense is going to be the one to get timely stops when needed? 

I know which defense I would back right now. 

Read more about this game here.

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