If the opening round of the NFL Playoffs affords an accurate indication, points won’t be at a premium this postseason.
The first five Wild Card games all sailed Over the total with points and drama aplenty. Only Cowboys kicker Brett Maher — who made history with four missed extra points against the Bucs — prevented all of them from going Over.
Let’s hope this weekend’s games offer as much entertainment value. Here are NFL Playoff odds for this weekend’s Divisional Round.
NFL Divisional Round Betting Lines
Here are NFL Playoff odds for all four Divisional Round games from the best sports betting apps.
Odds from DraftKings for 2023 NFL Playoffs
Here’s a game-by-game glance at NFL Playoff odds from DraftKings:
Saturday, Jan. 21
Jaguars at Chiefs (-8.5, 51.5)
The Chiefs are coming off a well-deserved bye week after capturing the AFC’s No. 1 seed for the third time in five years. Kansas City is the +310 betting favorite to win Super Bowl 57 at DraftKings.
The Jaguars rode an improbable comeback to beat the Chargers, 31-30, in the Wild Card round. In Week 10, Kansas City defeated Jacksonville, 27-17. Patrick Mahomes threw for 300+ yards and four TDs. Trevor Lawrence tossed for 259 yards and a pair of TDS.
Key Trends: The Jaguars are 5-1 ATS in their last six games. But the Chiefs have won their last five games against the Jags.
Giants at Eagles (-7.5, 48)
Philadelphia swept the regular season series, winning 48-22 in Week 14 before taking the regular season finale, 22-16. The Giants rested many of their starters in that contest.
The Giants were impressive in their 31-24 win over the Vikings on Sunday. It was the first playoff game for QB Daniel Jones, who scorched Minnesota for 301 yards and two TDs. Jones also flummoxed the Vikings with his feet, adding 78 rushing yards to his final tally.
Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts will benefit from an extra week of rest after the Eagles earned a bye by capturing the NFC’s No. 1 seed.
Key Trends: There are conflicting trends in this game as well. The Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. The Eagles have won their last five games at home against the Giants.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Bengals at Bills (-4, 50.5)
What a matchup here, featuring the defending AFC champions against the team who was the Super Bowl betting favorite for most of the year.
Cincinnati advanced by virtue of its 24-17 win over Baltimore in the Wild Card round. Sam Hubbard’s 98-yard fumble return for a TD proved to be the difference.
The Bengals are operating with a patchwork offensive line that allowed four sacks of Joe Burrow against the Ravens. That could spell trouble against Buffalo’s defense, but Cincy can be thankful that DE Von Miller (ACL) won’t be playing in this game.
The Bills eked out a 34-31 win against the Dolphins. It was a somewhat sloppy offensive performance by Buffalo. QB Josh Allen threw two picks and lost a fumble.
Key Trends: The Bengals are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road tilts. The Bills have won their last five home games.
Cowboys at 49ers (-4, 46)
Despite trailing 17-16 at the half against Seattle, San Francisco looked every bit of the NFC’s most complete team in what turned out to be a 41-23 victory.
The 49ers are on an 11-game winning streak. San Francisco ousted Dallas from the playoffs last season with a 23-17 win in the Wild Card round. The Cowboys ran out of time after a Dak Prescott scramble to end that game.
It was a different story in this year’s Wild Card round, as Prescott had a masterful performance with four passing TDs as Dallas rolled Tampa Bay, 31-14.
Key Trends: San Francisco is 5-0 ATS in its last five home games. Dallas has played to the Under in four of its last five road tilts.