Who else bets on Wild Card Weekend games just for the upsets? If you started to smile when reading that question then there are two games you need to keep an eye on this wild card weekend.

Straight-Up Wild Card Moneyline Upset Alerts

Who else bets on Wild Card Weekend games just for the upsets? If you started to smile when reading that question then there are two games you need to keep an eye on this wild card weekend.

Straight-Up Moneyline Upset Alerts NFL Wild Card Weekend

Minnesota Vikings +315 at New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints fell to the third seed in the NFC Playoffs after San Francisco beat Seattle on Sunday night. It means the Saints must play during Wildcard Weekend. The good news for the Saints? They host the playoff game versus the Minnesota Vikings.

But the Saints aren’t a lock. The point-spread assumes they are. After the Seahawks fell to the 49ers, oddsmakers made New Orleans a -9 ½ favorite over the Vikings. 2 points, 46-48, separated the Saints and the top-seed in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers. It made sense why oddsmakers are so bullish on N’Awlins.

There are a couple of things working against the home fave and for the road dog, though. First, the Saints must get past the disappointment of not grabbing one of the first two seeds in the NFC. Second, defensive backs Eli Apple, Marcus Williams, and Vonn Bell are banged up. Also, Sheldon Rankings and Marcus Davenport are on I-R.

The Vikings rested their starters in Week 17. They knew they were the 6-seed no matter what happened in the final regular-season week. It means Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins, Stefon Diggs, and Adam Thielen are ready to roll. Minnesota ranked 6th in points allowed per. Opponents averaged 341.6 yards a game against the Vikings’ defense. Minnesota can upset New Orleans on the moneyline this Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles +105

This is a question of a hot team facing an icy opponent. Philadelphia heads into this wildcard matchup en fuego. The Eagles are on a 4-game winning streak. During the streak, Carson Wentz has rocked it. He threw for 266 yards and 3 touchdowns in Week 15. Versus Dallas, Wentz tossed a TD and threw for 319 yards. Then in a must-win game in Week 17, he torched Washington with 289 yards and a touchdown.

The Seahawks lost 3 of their final 4 games. The 21-26 loss to San Francisco in Week 17 makes sense. The 49ers are one of the best teams in the NFL. But what happened in Week 16? How do the Seahawks only score 13 in a home game versus Arizona? Next Sunday, the Eagles bounce the Seahawks.

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NFL Over-Under Game Totals Wild Card Weekend

NFL Over-Under Game Totals Wild Card Weekend

The playoffs are here after 17 weeks of action, 4 weeks of pre-season and an entertaining off-season. If you can’t decide on a team to bet on, check out the NFL Wild Card Weekend over-under betting totals for each game.

Over-Under Game Totals Wild Card Weekend

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots: 43 ½

Based on rankings and stats, this game should go under. The Titans average 25.1 points per. But, they allow 20.7 points per game. The Patriots average 26.3 points per. But New England ranks first in points allowed. Opponents average 14.1 points per game against the Patriots.

Again, rankings should lead us to an under game. That’s not what will happen in this battle, though. Tennessee might average 26.3 points each game but in the final 6 weeks, they scored at will. The Titans dropped 28 or more in 6 of their final 7. They scored 30 or more in 6-of-7. The Titans scored at least 35 or more in 5-of-7. Unless the Titans’ offense goes left, they’re good for at least 28 in this.

Not only that, but the Patriots’ defense allowed Miami to score 27 in Week 17. The defense showed signs of tiring. It means New England must score with the Titans if they hope to win outright. Back over the total.

Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans: 41 ½

Houston played some offensive duds this season. The Texans scored 12 in Week 2. Houston was good for 10 in Week 4. They scored 7 in a 41-7 loss to Baltimore in Week 12. That’s a bad sign for Houston’s offense heading into this matchup.

Buffalo ranks third in yards allowed per. The Bills rank 4th in passing yards allowed per. The worst part for over handicappers? Buffalo allows 16.1 points each game. If Houston can’t move the ball, they can’t score. The Bills prefer playing in slow battles. They only average 19.6 per. Go under for sure.

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans: 47

Both these squads can light up a scoreboard. Drew Brees and Sean Payton have a jump on the opposing defense mind-set. Brees took about 7 weeks off during the regular season. He’s fresh heading into the postseason.

Nobody on Minnesota’s team can cover Michael Thomas. Not only that, but Alvin Kamara had a couple of touchdown runs in Week 17. Both are leaving burn marks going into this.

The Vikings average 25.4 points per and the Saints have defensive injuries to deal with. Go over.

Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles: 46

Seattle’s defense has fallen off a cliff. In the last 5 games, the Seahawks have allowed at least 24 points. Minnesota scored 30 in Wek 13. Week 14 saw a 28 points outburst by the L.A. Rams. In Week 15, the bad Carolina Panthers dropped 24. In the last two Sundays, the Cardinals scored 27 while the 49ers scored 26.

Russell Wilson should torch Philadelphia’s secondary. Washington rookie Dwayne Haskins took the Eagles’ defense to task in Week 15. The defense tightened versus the Cowboys and somewhat against the Giants in Week 17. But Seattle should score over 25. Here’s another over game during Wildcard Weekend.

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NFL Spread Betting Analysis Wild Card Weekend

NFL Spread Betting Analysis Wild Card Weekend

The NFL Playoffs are here and if you are betting the spread on Wild Card Weekend, take a look at my spread betting analysis to get an edge on your bets.

NFL Spread Betting Analysis Wild Card Weekend

Wild Card Weekend Betting Odds

Buffalo Bills +145
Houston Texans -3
O/U 41½

Tennesee Titans +180
Patriots -5
O/U 43½

Minnesota Vikings +315
New Orleans Saints -8
O/U 47

Seattle Seahawks -1½
Philadelphia Eagles +105
O/U 46

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots -4 ½

The New England Patriots had a shot to grab the second seed in the AFC Playoffs. With the second seed, comes a first-round bye. But, the Patriots lost straight up to one of the worst teams in the NFL in Week 17. The loss to Miami dropped the Pats to the third seed. It means that Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the rest of the New England Patriots must get to work next week.

How did the Titans stamp their ticket to the postseason? Tennessee dominated the Houston Texans 35-14. Knowing they had to play during Wildcard Weekend, the Texans rested stars Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins.

After going with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee became one of the hottest teams in the league. Since Week 8, the Titans went 7-3 SU in their final 10 games. They went 6-3-1 against the spread. Heading into the playoffs, Tennessee averages 25.1 points per. The Patriots average more points, 26.3. One must question whether New England is ready for the Titans, though.

Sounds crazy, but the defending Super Bowl Champs could be in trouble. The Pats lost 3 of their final 5 games. They went 1-4-1 ATS in their final 6. The defense allowed Miami to score 27. The Dolphins average 19.1 per. Titans are so hot they could force the Patriots to drop the body. Why get greedy? Back the Titans to cover.

Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans -3

Buffalo had the Patriots on the ropes in Week 16. New England rallied for the win. That meant no matter what happened in Week 17, the Bills were the 5-seed heading into the playoffs. Buffalo rested their starters in Week 16. That could serve them well versus the AFC South winning Houston Texans.

Houston gets JJ Watt back for the playoffs. That alone makes them the favorite. It also helps that they battle the Bills in Houston. But, Buffalo has played great this entire season. Josh Allen isn’t flashy. All he does is put points on the board.
Buffalo fields one of the top defenses in the league. The Bills ranks third in yards allowed per. Opponents are good for 298.3 yards a game. Buffalo allows 195.2 passing yards per. That’s where they have a huge edge over the Texans. In the l7-24 loss to the Ravens, Buffalo held Lamar Jackson to 40 rushing yards.

Watson won’t have success rushing the football. Because the Bills’ secondary rocks, Deshaun won’t have success throwing the football. The Bills win and cover.

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