NFL Super Wild Card Weekend early odds: Cowboys and Chargers both road favorites, Bills favored big over Miami

The roadway to Super Bowl LVII starts now. With the routine season in the rearview mirror, the playoff image is set and Super Wild Card Weekend is on the horizon. This opening weekend of the playoffs includes all rematches from the routine season, marking simply the 5th time given that the 1970 merger that this has actually happened and the very first time given that 2009. With that in mind, these groups have lots of understanding of their challenger, which might assist those betting on these video games have a clearer view of how they’ll bank on the upcoming action. 

As we await the postseason to formally get underway, let’s take our very first peek of all the matches and get our impression of the opening lines to see if there is anything they can inform us about who the oddsmakers see triumphing.

Super Wild Card Weekend early chances

(All lines from Caesars Sportsbook)

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Opening line: 49ers -10

San Francisco is a double-digit preferred over the Seahawks as these NFC West competitors are set to open the postseason on Saturday. Seattle squeaked into the postseason thanks to an overtime win over the Rams in Week 18 combined with the Lions distressing the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Niners are perhaps the greatest competitor in the NFC, sitting as the No. 2 seed and concluding the routine season on a 10-game winning streak. 

San Francisco swept the season series and outscored Seattle, 48-20. The 49ers likewise ended the season as one of the much better bets to make throughout the year, completing with an 11-6 ATS record. Their 10.2 margin of success was likewise the second-highest in the NFL. They enter into this match on a 5-0 ATS winning streak in your home and have actually likewise covered their last 8 video games versus the NFC West. Meanwhile, the Seahawks were 7-10 ATS on the season, that included a 1-7 ATS record in their last 8 video games. 

Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Opening line: Chargers -1.5

The Chargers are the roadway favorite in their opening playoff match with the Jaguars. With their playoff area currently set, L.A. head coach Brandon Staley made the head-scratching choice to play his beginners in Week 18, which wound up burning him as Mike Williams and Joey Bosa both left the video game due to injury. Naturally, their statuses will deserve keeping an eye on throughout the week. The Chargers went 11-5-1 ATS, which was the fourth-best mark in the NFL. What’s notable about that record as it associates with this video game is L.A.’s 7-2 ATS record on the roadway. That 77.8% cover rate far from SoFi Stadium is connected for the second-best mark in the NFL. 

As for the Jaguars, they rode their defense to an AFC South title on Saturday by removing the Titans. They went 4-3 ATS in your home and each of those 4 ATS wins came as a house pet dog. 

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

Opening line: Bills -11

Buffalo is presently laying the most points on Wild Card Weekend, identifying Miami 11 points in this match. Of course, it’s uncertain who the quarterback will be for the Dolphins in between Tua Tagovailoa (concussion), Teddy Bridgewater (finger), and novice Skylar Thompson. Naturally, if Tagovailoa can play, that ought to bring this number down. These clubs divided the season series, and the Dolphins did play the Bills hard at Highmark Stadium in Week 15 in spite of losing, 32-29. 

These AFC East matches offered comparable outcomes to gamblers this season, with the Bills owning an 8-7-1 ATS record, while the Dolphins completed with a 9-8 ATS record. You might discover it unexpected, nevertheless, that Buffalo was simply 3-4 ATS in your home throughout the routine season. That stated, Miami didn’t fare far better on the roadway as they were 4-5 ATS far from Hard Rock Stadium. In their last 11 journeys to Buffalo, the Dolphins are 3-7-1 ATS. 

Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants

Opening line: Vikings -3

Minnesota is a basket preferred heading into their playoff match with a Giants group that rested the majority of its essential beginners in Week 18. New York was a wonderful group to lean on throughout the season and completed with a league-best 13-4 ATS record. That consists of covering in almost 86% of their video games on the roadway (likewise best in the NFL). Historically, the Giants are great at playing the function of an underdog in the postseason. The club is 13-8 SU because setting given that 1970, which is the very best record in the NFL over that stretch. 

As for the Vikings, they discovered themselves in the bottom 3rd of the league in those standings as they completed with a 7-9-1 ATS record (4-5 ATS in your home). Back in Week 16, Minnesota had the ability to take out a last-second win over the Giants thanks to a 61-yard basket by Greg Joseph as time ended, however it was a securely objected to video game.  

All eyes will definitely be on the quarterbacks in this match as Daniel Jones gets his very first taste of playoff football, while Kirk Cousins attempts to tidy up his postseason resume. Cousins is 1-2 as a starter in the playoffs with a 62.1 conclusion portion and an 86.6 passer ranking. 

Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens

Opening line: Bengals -6.5

These clubs will be squaring off for the 2nd time in as numerous weeks when they top off Sunday’s triple-header. Cincinnati facilitated work of Baltimore in Week 18, running away with the 27-16 win in your home. Of course, things rather potentially might be much various in this upcoming match for the Ravens if Lamar Jackson can play. Jackson has actually not worn given that suffering a knee injury versus the Broncos in Week 13. When Jackson was healthy and dealt with the Bengals back in Week 5, he assisted Baltimore to a 19-17 success. 

Cincinnati was among the leading groups to bank on this season as they completed with a 12-4 ATS record (75% cover rate), which was second-best in the NFL. Given the state of flux the quarterback position has actually remained in, it’s not a surprise to see Baltimore under .500 ATS at 7-9-1. However, the Ravens were amongst the much better roadway groups to bank on this year as they went 6-3 ATS far from M&T Bank Stadium. Something will require to give up that consider the Bengals have actually been strong in your home, covering or pressing in 10 of their last 11 video games at Paycor Stadium. 

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Opening line: Cowboys -3

Dallas is a basket preferred on the roadway as they take a trip to Tampa to handle the Buccaneers to finish up Super Wild Card Weekend. With a chance to potentially rise to the NFC East title and have an outdoors possibility at the No. 1 seed, the Cowboys played their beginners in Week 18 and presented a loser versus the Commanders, who ran away with a 28-6 win. Interceptions continue to pester Dak Prescott, who tossed another pick-six because loss. 

Here, they are wanting to shed some bad history of playing a championship game on the roadway. Dallas is presently on an eight-game roadway playoff losing streak, which is connected for the second-longest in playoff history. They likewise have 7 postseason one-and-dones given that 1996, which is connected for second-most over that period. The Cowboys are likewise 4-5 SU as a playoff preferred given that 1996. 

As for the Buccaneers, they are the only group in the postseason with a losing record. However, it’s never ever a good idea to dismiss them so long as Brady is still under center. He is 7-0 versus the Cowboys in his profession, that includes a 19-3 win over them back in Week 1. It deserves mentioning, nevertheless, that the Bucs have actually not been an excellent group to bank on in your home this year. In truth, their 1-6-1 ATS record at Raymond James Stadium was connected for the worst house ATS record in the league.

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