Wild-Card Odds: Betting Lines For Opening Weekend Of 2022 NFL Playoffs

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Tom Brady, Mike Evans and Bucs are favorites over the Eagles as betting opens for Wild-Card Weekend (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

The 2022 NFL Playoff field is set, and wagering has opened on the Wild-Card Round. Early point spreads, totals, and moneylines posted on oddsboards around the betting market are listed below.

Bettors are treated to six games on Wild-Card Weekend, which starting this season extends to Monday. Two games are scheduled for Saturday, three for Sunday, and the NFL’s decision to play a first-round playoff game on a Monday night is one for which sports gamblers everywhere are grateful.

The AFC gets things started with both Saturday games: Raiders at Bengals (4:30 p.m. ET, NBC) and Patriots at Bills (8:15 p.m. ET, CBS).  It’s Steelers at Chiefs on Sunday night (8:15 p.m. ET, NBC).

The NFC bracket features Eagles at Bucs (Sunday, 1 p.m ET, Fox), 49ers at Cowboys (Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS), and Cardinals vs. Rams (Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, NBC).

FanDuel was quick to hang lines for the NFC slate, while DraftKings was among the first sportsbooks with numbers for Steelers-Chiefs, opening betting on that game while the Chargers-Raiders game was still undecided.

Numbers listed here are current as of Monday morning, with notes on early movement. Odds tables are updated frequently.

NFL Wild-Card Round Point Spreads, Totals, Moneylines

Raiders at Bengals

Point spread: Bengals -6.5
Total: 49
Moneyline: Bengals -270, Raiders +230

Early moves and notes: FanDuel opened Bengals -6 (-115), and the total was bet up from 48 and 48.5. Cincy was a 2-point favorite in a 32-13 win at Las Vegas in November.

LV Raiders vs CIN Bengals Odds NFL Odds

NFL · Sat (1/15) @ 4:34pm ET

LV Raiders at CIN Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Patriots at Bills

Point spread: Bills -4.5
Total: 43.5
Moneyline: Bills -210, Pats +180

Early moves and notes: The total opened 44 on some oddsboards. This is the third meeting of the season between these AFC East foes. The Bills cashed as 1-point dogs at New England in Week 16, but lost outright as 3-point favorites in the weather-impacted home game, 14-10.

NE Patriots vs BUF Bills Odds NFL Odds

NFL · Sat (1/15) @ 8:15pm ET

NE Patriots at BUF Bills
Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Eagles at Bucs

Point spread: Bucs -9
Total: 49
Moneyline: Bucs -410, Eagles +330

Early moves and notes: FanDuel’s opening price of Bucs -7 was too cheap for the market’s tastes, and the total has dipped from a 50.5 opener. Tampa laid 7 in Philly back in October, failing to cash in a 28-22 victory.

PHI Eagles vs TB Buccaneers Odds NFL Odds

NFL · Sun (1/16) @ 1:04pm ET

PHI Eagles at TB Buccaneers
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

49ers at Cowboys

Point spread: Cowboys -3
Total: 49.5
Moneyline: Cowboys -160, 49ers +140

Early move and notes: BetMGM was as high as Dallas -3.5 here. The total ticked downward from as high as 51 in the first few hours of wagering.

SF 49ers vs DAL Cowboys Odds NFL Odds

NFL · Sun (1/16) @ 4:40pm ET

SF 49ers at DAL Cowboys
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Steelers at Chiefs

Point spread: Chiefs -12.5
Total: 46.5
Moneyline: Chiefs -750, Steelers +525

Early moves and notes: DraftKings’ first number was -13, and BetMGM flashed -13.5.  The -12.5 on which the early market has settled is still higher than the -10 Kansas City covered at home in a 36-10 rout over Pitt in Week 16.



PIT Steelers vs KC Chiefs Odds NFL Odds

NFL · Sun (1/16) @ 8:15pm ET

PIT Steelers at KC Chiefs
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Cardinals at Rams

Point spread: Rams -4.5
Total: 50.5
Moneyline: Rams -200, Cardinals +175

Early move and notes: FanDuel’s opening number of Rams -3 (-114) proved too light, and the SuperBook’s -5 was a tad high. These teams split their regular-season meetings, each winning and covering on their rival’s home field. In the more recent meeting, Los Angeles (+3) won outright in Arizona, 30-23. In Week 4, the Cards (+4) won in L.A., 37-20. Both games went ‘over’ smaller numbers than the 50.5 on oddsboards in early wagering.




Also check: 2022 Super Bowl odds

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Marcus DiNitto was news managing editor of Gaming Today. In past roles, he has been managing editor at national sports websites SportsBusiness Daily, Sporting News, and The Linemakers, as well as with licensed sportsbook operator USA Sports Gaming. Marcus graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and studied sports and entertainment marketing at New York University.

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