Best Game Total NFL Wild Card Weekend Betting Predictions

Posted by Michael Hunt on January 7, 2016 in

Finally – the mess that has been the NFL regular season has come to an end. Twelve teams remain, and it’s anyone’s title to lose during each given week. The playoffs are among the best times to some online NFL football betting as well, with huge amounts of action on each game. The NFL betting odds currently posted on will fluctuate over the next few days, but the games to jump on glare right out at me. There are a few over/under picks that stand out when we analyze the four games throughout the weekend, so let’s take a look at what games you should be betting on right now.

NFL Betting On The Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans Game Total

The game total line for this game is at a minuscule 40 points. This game total would have seemed reasonable last year, when both the Chiefs and the Texans had a top defense. This year, their defenses are far from the top in the NFL and it’s hard to see this game being the lowest scoring during wild card weekend. The Chiefs and the Texans faced off earlier in the year, and the score ended up being 27-20. Two years ago in the playoffs the Chiefs and the Colts resulted in a huge shootout, where the game ended at 45-44. In addition, during the Chiefs 10 game win streak, they scored above 29 points on their own in 6 games. It’s hard to see this one not going OVER 40 points.

NFL Betting On The Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Game Total

This game total comes in at 40 points as well and has similar circumstances when compared to the Chiefs and Texans game. Seattle’s defense isn’t what it was last year. They’ve been fairly pedestrian in some games. The Seahawks have transformed from a defensive juggernaut to an offensive one in the past few games, with Russell Wilson setting records left and right. In their game against the Vikings a few weeks ago, the Seahawks won 38-7. Unless the pace of this game slows to a crawl, the total in this game should end up OVER 40 points. The Seahawks will likely bottle up Adrian Peterson with their top rush defense, causing Bridgewater to pass. As long as he can convert on a few long passes (easier said than done), the over should hit.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

NFL Betting On The Green Bay Packers vs Washington Redskins Game Total

The most intriguing matchup of the weekend, in most bettor eyes. Most people see Green Bay games and shout “over!” and that’s that. Here’s an interesting fact though: the UNDER is 10-3 in the last 13 games Green Bay has played. Their defense has been amazing this season, and the offense is very different from past years. Don’t expect Aaron Rodgers to come out gunning and suddenly score 35 points on the Redskins. Right now the total is 45 points, and I don’t believe that it will hit. Last year, sure, but this year both teams are different, and personally I think this one will be lower scoring than Seattle vs Minnesota, and KC vs Houston.

I didn’t take a look at the Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati game because these three games have more favorable matchups for bettors. The spread in the Steelers vs Bengals matchup is still teetering as well, so expect it to change over the next few days. To recap: in KC vs Houston and Seattle vs Minnesota, I’d choose the OVER. In GB vs Washington, I’d choose the under.