NFL Wild Card Round Odds: Gameday Action On Arizona

The Arizona Cardinals are seeing interest from NFL bettors with the Wild Card finale just a few hours from kickoff. Arizona has slimmed from +3.5 to +3 at some sportsbooks while the total is also ticking down. Check out the latest line moves for Monday.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2022 3:39 PM ET Read Time: 8 min

The postseason is underway with Saturday's two games in the books and NFL Wild Card odds for the remaining four playoff games still taking action on Sunday and Monday. 

The Sunday slate sees Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh at Kansas City, and San Francisco at Dallas. Finally, the Wild Card Round wraps with Arizona at Los Angeles on Monday night.

Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans earned bye weeks and will be out of action until the Divisional Round.

Here are the NFL odds and betting action for Wild Card Weekend:

These are the early NFL odds for the Wild Card Round, headlined by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being 8.5-point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers getting three points on the road in Dallas against the Cowboys.

Matchup Time Spread Over/Under
Raiders at Bengals Sat, 4:30 p.m. ET Bengals -6 48.5
Patriots at Bills Sat, 8:15 p.m. ET Bills -4.5 43.5
Eagles at Buccaneers Sun, 1:00 p.m. ET Buccaneers -7 47.5
49ers at Cowboys Sun. 4:30 p.m. ET Cowboys -3 50.5
Steelers at Chiefs Sun, 8:15 p.m. ET Chiefs -13 46
Cardinals at Rams Mon, 8:15 p.m. ET Rams -3.5 49

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of January 16, 2022.

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Opening line

Bengals -6, Over/Under 48.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:52 P.M. SATURDAY, JAN. 15: With Wild Card kickoff just a few hours away, the point spread for the opening game showed some significant movemement Saturday morning - moving from Bengals -5 up to -6. DraftKings is reporting 64% of the bets and 72% of the handle on the home favorites, and other books are reporting similar lopsided numbers on the side of the Bengals. The total also moved a bit this morning, bumping up from 48 to 48.5.

Opening line

Bills -4, Over/Under 43.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 1:02 P.M. SATURDAY, JAN. 15: It's game day and the industry consensus as of early afternoon is Bills -4.5 with a total of 43.5. Frigid temperatures are still expected tonight at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, so we'll see where the forecast drives bettors as we get closer to kickoff. As of Saturday afternoon, DraftKings is reporting 60% of their spread bets taken and 62% of their handle on the Bills.

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Opening line

Buccaneers -7, Over/Under 51

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 16: This spread has slimmed as low as Tampa Bay -7 in the hour and a half before kickoff. There are a handful of mainstream books still dealing Eagles +7.5. The total has also jumped, climbing as high as 47.5 points after sitting at 46 this morning.

Opening line

Cowboys -3, Over/Under 51

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 16: The books that did get to Dallas -3.5 on Sunday morning saw instant buyback on San Francisco with the half-point hook on the field goal, with that spread last as little as 15 minutes at some books. As of Sunday afternoon, most shops are dealing Cowboys -3 (-115). This feels very much like a "Joes vs. Pros" game with the public picking Dallas and the sharp money waiting for the better number on the Niners.

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Opening line

Chiefs -13, 47.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 16: After sitting as low as -12 on Sunday morning, the Chiefs have jumped to -12.5 and even -13 at some operators. According to the betting splits, ticket count is relatively even on this late game but close to 60% of the handle is banking on the Chiefs to cover. All parlays and teaser from the earlier game will roll into the Sunday night finale.

Opening line

Rams -4, Over/Under 50

Why the line moved

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. MONDAY, JAN. 17: The Cardinals are seeing late action with kickoff a few hours out, slimming from +3.5 to +3 at some sportsbooks. Arizona backers can still find the road underdog at +3.5 (-115). Our Covers Consensus is showing 51% of picks on the Cardinals on Monday's Wild Card finale. The total has also slimmed, moving below 50 points to 49 before buyback on the Over moved the number back to 49.5.

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