NFL Betting Advice for the 2018 Playoffs Wild Card Round

NFL Betting Advice for the 2018 Playoffs Wild Card Round

Written by on January 2, 2018

One of the biggest issues of getting involved with the NFL betting action is that there are so many games to choose from. There is always the possibility of spreading yourself a little too thin with a lot of wagers on the board at any given time. It’s also tough to really get in-depth with your research on games if you are playing a bunch of them every weekend. With the playoffs, it’s much easier to focus on each of the games, and it all begins this coming Saturday with Wild Card Weekend. Will be playing all 4 games, and will be playing a single wager on each of the games, which I then might also turn into a parlay ticket. Let’s take a look at the 4 games and the NFL wagers I will be placing.

NFL Betting Advice for the 2018 Playoffs Wild Card Round

Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

For me, this may actually be the easiest pick of the bunch, as it features a pair of teams who have had some struggles on the offensive side of the football this season. The Titans, in particular, have had issues scoring points, averaging less than 21 PPG this season. That said, both teams have done a very good job defensively, which is why they are both making an appearance in the playoffs this season. The point total has gone over in 5 of the last 7 games between these two, but I think this one is going to be a tight, low-scoring affair, with the point total going UNDER 44 ½.

Latest NFL Betting Trends

  • Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Titans are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 6 games
  • Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Chiefs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games

Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams

For this game, I am looking at the point spread, which currently has the LA Rams as 6-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons. The Rams have been one of the most explosive teams in the league this season on offense, and have an absolute game changer in RB Todd Gurley. The Rams went 5-3 ATS at home this season, while the Falcons went just 2-6 ATS on the road. Atlanta has only managed 2 wins in their last 7 games on to road against the Rams, and I believe this all adds up to the LA Rams winning and covering.

Latest NFL Betting Trends

  • Falcons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
  • Falcons are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
  • Rams are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games at home
  • Rams are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Rams’ last 5 games

Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Of all the teams in the Wild Card, the Buffalo Bills may have had the wildest way in. They won their final game of the season but then had to wait and hope that the Cincinnati Bengals could spring the upset over the Baltimore Ravens on the road, which they did in the dying seconds of that game. The Jaguars come in as the NFL Betting Odds favorite for the Wild Card Round against the Bills. You have to give the Bills some credit for making the postseason, but I think it’s going to be a very short visit for them, as they look to be seriously overmatched against a very good Jacksonville tea. The Jaguars are favored by 8, and I like them to win and cover.

Latest NFL Betting Trends

  • Bills are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Bills are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games
  • Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home
  • Jaguars are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

These are two teams that know each other very well, as they play each other twice per year in the NFC South. The fact that they have split their last 10 meetings gives you an idea of how evenly matched they are, but we start to see some separation when we look at the games played in New Orleans. The Saints are 6-3 SU in their last 9 home tilts versus the Panthers and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 against Carolina in the Superdome. The Saints come into this one favored by 6 ½, and I like them to cover the spread.

Latest NFL Betting Trends

  • Panthers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games
  • Panthers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games
  • Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Saints are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Orleans’s last 21 games at home