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We’ve circled what we think are some of the best bets for the NFL’s Divisional Round matchups this weekend, but now it’s time to read what the experts over at Oddschecker are saying about each game. Ben Rolfe with Oddschecker has laid out some of his picks and best bets for each game along with some in-depth preview material about the matchups.
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Minnesota Vikings @ San Francisco 49ers | Sat., Jan. 11th, 4:35 PM EST on NBC
‘Knowing what to do with this game is extremely tough. The Vikings proved everyone wrong last weekend and they have a realistic shot to do it again. However, the 49ers are the better team, and they have had a week to rest and prepare for this game. One concern I have for the 49ers is that this season a lot of teams came off their bye week sluggishly. Then again, the 49ers did not, as they handily beat the Cleveland Browns 31-3.’
Tennessee Titans @ Baltimore Ravens | Sat., Jan. 11th, 8:15 PM EST on CBS
‘I do believe they matchup very well against the Ravens with their ability to pound the ball with Derrick Henry. However, we saw the Patriots allow Henry to be a dominant force last week and still hold the Titans to 14 points on offense. Given that the Ravens pass defense has been up there with the best of them this season, I am not sure how Ryan Tannehill can inspire this offense to go over the 20-point mark.’
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs | Sun., Jan. 12, 3:05 PM EST on CBS
‘My instinct here was to never count out the Texans and Deshaun Watson, but that is likely the effects of that magnificent game-winning play last Saturday. Realistically all signs point towards the Chiefs winning this by 10-13 points. They are 11-5 ATS, compared to the Texans 8-8-1. They rank 17th places ahead of the Texans in DVOA, with the edge on both offense and defense. Then there is Andy Reid’s record when coming off a bye. He is 18-3 in the regular season off the bye week, and 5-0 in the playoffs.’
Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers | Sun., Jan. 12, 6:40 PM EST on FOX
‘A game between Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson to end any playoff round is just perfect in my book. This rivalry in the NFC has been a lot of fun for quite a while now, and this year looks set to be another cracker. The Seahawks have a slight edge in overall and offensive DVOA, with the Packers having a marginal edge in defensive DVOA. The big differentiator might be the trenches.’
Wilson and Rodgers should put on a show at Lambeau Sunday night, so why not make a little dough while watching two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL?