NFL Wild Card Odds and Betting Lines: Buccaneers Labeled Home Dogs as WC Action Wraps Up

The NFL playoffs are underway, and there have been some surprises (hello Green Bay!). There are still some Wild Card odds left to unpack, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fetching 2.5 points at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jason Logan: Senior Betting Analyst at Covers
Jason Logan • Senior Betting Analyst
Jan 15, 2024 • 12:53 ET • 8 min read
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The NFL Playoffs have begun and Wild Card Weekend is almost over with just two games to go.

Monday wraps up with the Eagles traveling to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. But that's not the only game left on the slate.

Below are the latest NFL odds for the remaining four Wild Card games, including the latest information following the NFL's weather-related decision to move the Steelers/Bills matchup back a day.

These are the live NFL odds for Week 18, highlighting the best odds available from regulated sportsbooks within your area.

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Packers vs. Cowboys odds

Opening line

The Cowboys opened as big as 7.5-point home chalk for the Wild Card Round and early play on the underdog Packers has knocked that half-point hook off the line, down to Dallas -7. The total is one of the tallest numbers for the Wild Card Round, opening at 48.5 points.

Rams vs. Lions

Opening line

The spread was all over the board when the matchup was made official, with Detroit sitting between -3.5 and -5. Those larger numbers were whittled down to a market consensus of -3.5 in the opening hours of action. The Lions did suffer injuries to key offensive weapons in TE Sam LaPorta and WR Kalif Raymond in Week 18. The total hit the board at 51 points and quickly climbed to 51.5.

Steelers vs. Bills odds

Opening line

These odds were thrown for a loop on Saturday afternoon, when the NFL announced that it has moved the game back a day, from Sunday at 1 p.m. ET to Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Buffalo is expecting severe winter weather — including up to three feet of snow and high winds — from Saturday until early Monday morning. The forecast for Monday night is still snow showers and temperatures in the mid-to-low teens, but this still changes the dynamic of the game from being one where both teams would be greatly impacted by the elements... to one where it's more of a traditional January matchup.

The total, which was sitting around 33.5 this morning, went off the board for this contest and then re-emerged at 37 and went as high as 39 before settling back down to the current 36.5.

Eagles vs. Buccaneers odds

Opening line

The Eagles back into the playoffs in a free fall and Week 18 was a disaster, with injuries to WR A.J. Brown and QB Jalen Hurts. Books opened Philadelphia as a 3-point favorite before the season finale ended and that quickly shrunk to -2.5, where most shops opened. Action is looking to get out of any injury news, moving the Eagles as low as -1.5 and taking the total from a high of 45.5 to as short as 44.5 points.

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