We’ve finally arrived at the NFL’s Wild Card weekend, and thanks to the new 14-team format, there will be three games each on Saturday and Sunday instead of the usual two.
While some teams’ spreads are hard to decipher (Rams-Seahawks +/-3, Washington-Buccaneers +/-8, and Titans-Ravens +/-3.5), there are other teams where NFL Consensus Picks are extremely invested in, including the Buffalo Bills.
All data courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook:
|Teams||Point Spread||% Handle||% Bets||Total Points||% Handle||% Bets||Moneyline||% Handle||% Bets|
|IND Colts||+6.5||9%||18%||Over 51.0||79%||73%||+245||16%||19%|
|BUF Bills||-6.5||91%||82%||Under 51.0||21%||27%||-286||84%||81%|
|LA Rams||+3||44%||36%||Over 42.0||58%||68%||+150||34%||37%|
|SEA Seahawks||-3||56%||64%||Under 42.0||42%||32%||-175||66%||63%|
|TB Buccaneers||-8||73%||71%||Over 45.0||28%||63%||-400||88%||87%|
|WAS Football Team||+8||27%||29%||Under 45.0||72%||37%||+335||12%||13%|
|BAL Ravens||-3.5||56%||47%||Over 54.5||65%||59%||-177||37%||39%|
|TEN Titans||+3.5||44%||53%||Under 54.5||35%||41%||+155||63%||61%|
|CHI Bears||+10||38%||43%||Over 47.5||61%||64%||+400||24%||18%|
|NO Saints||-10||62%||57%||Under 47.5||39%||36%||-500||76%||82%|
|CLE Browns||+6||17%||27%||Over 47.5||75%||75%||+220||36%||36%|
|PIT Steelers||-6||83%||73%||Under 47.5||25%||25%||-265||64%||64%|
For the Bills-Colts matchup (taking place on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET), 91% of the handle and 82% of the tickets favor the Bills to cover -6.5. Buffalo is the No. 2 seed in the AFC and led by third-year quarterback Josh Allen, who’s been one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL this season.
Bettors additionally love the Steelers — Pittsburgh is responsible for 83% of the handle and 73% of the bets when it comes to the spread (-6). The Steelers are also responsible for 64% of both the handle and bets in terms of the moneyline (-265).
The Browns were already road underdogs in this game but will now be without head coach Kevin Stefanski due to a positive COVID-19 test. Yes, the team finally made the playoffs after 18 years and won’t have its head coach for the opening postseason game. A tough situation indeed.
The widest spread is in the Bears-Saints game, which will take place on Sunday afternoon at 4:40 p.m. ET. The Saints are 10.0-point home favorites and possess the advantage when it comes to the handle and number of bets. Per DraftKings Sportsbook, 62% of the handle and 57% of the tickets are going towards New Orleans covering. The Saints are certainly more talented and employ the better coach, quarterback, and offensive and defensive units.
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