Wildcard matchups are set! Over in the AFC, the Buffalo Bills travel to Houston to battle the AFC South winning Texans. In the second game, the Patriots host the Titans. Both wildcard matchups take place on Saturday. On Sunday, New Orleans hosts the Minnesota Vikings in the first battle. In the second game, the NFC East winning Philadelphia Eagles take on the Seattle Seahawks. Check out previews and picks for all 4 NFL Wildcard Round matchups!
2019 NFL Wild Card Round Betting Predictions
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Saturday, Jan. 4th
Buffalo Bills vs Houston Texans
- 2019 NFL Wild Card Odds: Texans -2 ½
It’s strength versus strength as the Houston Texans’ offense goes up against the Bills’ defense. Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins can break down most defenses. They won’t break down Buffalo’s, though. The Bills allow 298.3 total yards per. That ranks 3rd in the NFL. They give up 195.2 passing yards per and 16.2 points each game. Buffalo takes this on the moneyline.
NFL Wildcard Round Pick: Bills moneyline
Tennessee Titans vs New England Patriots
- 2019 NFL Wild Card Odds: Patriots -4 ½
Does New England have anything left? If the Patriots had beaten the Dolphins in Week 17, they’d be eating popcorn and watching the games on their televisions. Instead, they must head to work on Saturday.
Tennessee can score. They dropped 31 onto Indianapolis in Week 13, 42 onto Oakland in Week 14, and 35 onto Houston in Week 17. The Titans should win straight up. If you believe Belichick and Brady come up with something special for Tennessee, take the points.
NFL Wildcard Round Pick: Titans moneyline
Sunday, Jan. 5th
Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints
- 2019 NFL Wild Card Odds: Saints -8
The Vikings don’t head to the Big Easy playing their best football. They rested starters in Week 17. Don’t hold the loss to the Bears against them. But what happened in Week 16? Green Bay beat Minnesota 23-10.
New Orleans didn’t score less than 34 po
NFL Wildcard Round Pick: New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles
- 2019 NFL Wild Card Odds: Seahawks -2
It makes no sense why the Seahawks are favored over the Philadelphia Eagles. Sure, Seattle played better this season than the Eagles. But the Seahawks lost their final 2 regular-season games. One of the losses happened against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16.
Philadelphia is on a 4-game winning streak. Carson Wentz hasn’t thrown an interception in a month. The defensive line remains a top unit while the secondary has played its best football. Go Eagles moneyline.
NFL Wildcard Round Pick: Eagles moneyline