NFL Divisional Round Card
San Francisco vs Minnesota
The first Divisional round game comes to us from Santa Clara California. The San Francisco 49ers welcome Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are coming off a huge win in New Orleans against the Saints. The Vikings have been playing very well as of late, covering 4 of their last 5 games. The 49ers have gone 3-2 in there last 5, but all of these wins have been by less than 7 points. The 49ers have really struggled to win the important games this year, and I don’t think a week of rest is going to do anything to help. I am taking the Vikings +7 in this one.
Best Bet: Vikings +7
Baltimore vs Tennessee
The second game for the Saturday slate comes to us from Baltimore Maryland. The Titans Head to the Ravens to play the first AFC Divisional game. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens have been on quite the tear so far this season. After Ryan Tannehill came in for the Titans midseason they have looked like a different team. The peak of that run came last week in the wildcard game against the Patriots. 10 points is just too much to give a team that is this hot right now. I am taking the Titans +10 in this one.
Best Bet: Titans +10
Kansas City vs Houston
Kansas City comes into this game off there wildcard bye. Last year they suffered an overtime loss to the eventual super bowl champion Patriots in the AFC championship game. While the Ravens have been the popular team all year in the AFC the Chiefs are quietly playing better than they did last year. The Texans, on the other hand, look like they just can’t put it together. Even though they have some impressive wins this season, including one against the Chiefs, they have lost some questionable games. I am taking the Chiefs -9.5 in this one.
Best Bet: Kansas City -9.5
Green Bay vs Seattle
When it comes to NFC Playoffs, Seattle and Green Bay are two teams that always seem to be in the mix. Seattle has been struggling as of late due in large part to their loss at running back. After dropping 2 divisional games to finish the season, they had just enough fight to beat the Eagles last week. The Packers look like a new team than they were last year. They are currently the 4th favorite team to win the Super Bowl, but I still think they have the best value. Whoever wins this game isn’t just going to roll over in next week. I really like the Packers in this game and will be taking them -4.