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:
NFL Wild Card Odds
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.
|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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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.
Previous Raiders at Bengals action
UPDATE 10:29 A.M. FRIDAY, JAN. 14: The bulk of sportsbooks still have the point spread for this Saturday Wild Card contest at Bengals -5.5, with a few (including DraftKings) still dealing a -5. The total continued it's downward trend Friday morning - after hitting as high as 49.5 on Monday the Over/Under is down to 48.
UPDATE 8:30 A.M. THURSDAY, JAN. 13: The Raiders have been the popular pick early on, dragging this AFC Wild Card spread from an opener of Las Vegas +6.5 to as low as +4.5 at FanDuel sportsbooks as of Thursday morning. DraftKings is dealing Cincinnati -5 while the bulk of operators are at Bengals -5.5. Our Covers Consensus shows split action on this postseason opener, with 51% of picks on the home side. DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting 62% of tickets on Cincinnati and 72% of the handle, yet this spread continues to slim. The total has also dropped from an opening number of 49.5 to as low as 48.5.
UPDATE 10:32 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12: The market consensus is still Bengals -5.5 on Wednesday morning, but there are a few books, including DraftKings, that are offering -5. The total can be had anywhere from 48.5 to 49.5, but the consensus right now is right on 49.
UPDATE 1:52 P.M. TUESDAY, JAN. 11: The market has settled down from Bengals -6.5 to -5.5 on Tuesday. Books took early heavy action on the road Raiders after the betting numbers were first released. The total is sitting at 49 or 49.5 depending on your book.
UPDATE 11:00 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: The market consensus is Cincinnati -6.5, however, FanDuel sportsbooks are hanging Bengals -6 (-115) in the 24 hours since opening this Wild Card Round matchup. Early Covers Consensus data shows 55% of picks on the home side. As for the total, that number was all over the board Sunday night but has leveled off at 49.5 points with the Over juiced to -115.
UPDATE 12:30 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: After an insane finale on Sunday Night Football, the Raiders travel to Cincinnati for the opening game of the postseason. Online bookies were first to post a line on this Wild Card contest, opening the Bengals as 6-point home chalk while mainstream operators opened with -6.5 (-104). Cincinnati slapped Las Vegas 32-13 as a 2.5-point road favorite back in Week 11 with that game playing Under the 51-point total. The Over/Under for Saturday's postseason matchup opened at 48.5 points.
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.
Previous Patriots at Bills action
UPDATE 10:44 A.M. FRIDAY, JAN. 14: As of Friday morning, the point spread for Saturday evening's game in Buffalo is at Bills -4 with a total of 44. DraftKings is reporting 63% of the side wagers and 70% of the side handle on the home favorites, while 67% of the Over/Under bets and 55% of that handle is on the Over.
UPDATE 10:37 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12: After dropping to Bills -3.5/-4 on Tuesday, the point spread for Saturday's big game in Buffalo jumped back up to -4.5 on Wednesday. The total got as low as 42.5 at some shops Tuesday, but has bumped back up to 44/44.5. According to DraftKings, 65% of their spread bets and 74% of that handle is on the home favorite Bills.
UPDATE 1:59 P.M. TUESDAY, JAN. 11: The betting numbers have ticked down for this AFC East rivalry with the weather forecast for Buffalo calling for temperatures in single-digits. The point spread is down from Bills -4.5 to -3.5/-4 and the total is down from 43.5 to 42.5. As we all should be aware, extreme cold does not signifantly imact scoring and Over/Under results.
UPDATE 11:00 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: The Bills are a 4.5-point home favorite across the board Monday morning for this third matchup with the rival Patriots. Covers Consensus is showing 61% of early picks on Buffalo. This total is sitting at 43.5 points and the extended forecast for Saturday night is calling for chilly temperatures at Orchard Park (feels like 3 degrees) but with little wind and no snow/rain.
UPDATE 12:45 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: Buffalo opened as a 4-point home favorite in what will be the third meeting with New England this season, with some books going as big as -4.5. The Bills and Patriots played in an infamous wind game back in Week 13, with New England winning 14-10 in Orchard Park. Buffalo then returned the favor with a solid 33-21 win at Gillette Stadium in Week 16. The total for this Wild Card matchup is on the board between 43 and 43.5 points.
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.
Previous Eagles at Buccaneers action
UPDATE 8:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 16: This line started creeping down on Saturday, moving from -8.5 to -8. And now, as of Sunday morning, books are dealing Tampa Bay -7.5 (-110). Covers Consensus is showing 56% of picks on the Buccaneers while sportsbook operators like WynnBet are reporting nearly 60% of tickets on Tampa but 51% of the money on Philadelphia. The total has also slimmed, coming down from as high as 49.5 earlier in the week to as low as 45.5 before settling in at 46 points. The forecast for Raymond James Stadium is calling for showers to clear by kickoff but wind gusts could get up near 40 mph for this 1 p.m. ET start.
UPDATE 3:38 P.M. FRIDAY, JAN. 14: On Friday afternoon, DraftKings dropped their point spread for this game from Buccaneers -9.5 (juiced to the Eagles) all of the way down to -8. Three factors are in play here; trusted action on the road favorites, Eagles' RB Miles Sanders (hand) announced he will play Sunday, and very high winds in the forecast for Sunday in Tampa Bay which favor a lower-scoring game and the big underdog.
UPDATE 3:48 P.M. THURSDAY, JAN. 13: The majority of sportsbooks are still holding the point spread for this game at Buccaneers -8.5, but a couple (including DraftKings) have moved their number to -9.5 (juiced at -125 to the Eagles). If your plan is to bet on the favorites and your book is still holding on at -8.5, this is likely the best number you'll see.
UPDATE 8:30 A.M. THURSDAY, JAN. 13: The total for this NFC Wild Card matchup has seen significant movement in the past 24 hours. This number opened 49 and slimmed to 48.5 points in the first full two days of action but then dropped as low as 46 points on Wednesday. While his potential absence isn't worth two points to the total, the Eagles' injury report did list lead RB Miles Sanders as limited, and the team isn't sure of his status for Sunday. Covers Consensus shows 57% of picks on the Over and DraftKings is reporting similar splits in tickets on the total, but drawing 58% of the money on the Under.
UPDATE 10:42 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12: The point spread for this Sunday afternoon game is still holding at Buccaneers -8.5 on Wednesday, after a wild start to the week. The total saw it's first significant movement, dropping from 49 down to 47.5/48. DraftKings reported late Tuesday evening that they took some significant sharp action on the Under, which would certainly explain the drop.
UPDATE 11:30 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: This NFC Wild Card game has seen the biggest swing in odds, with Tampa Bay jumping from as low as -7 to as big as -9.5. As of Monday morning, Brady and the Bucs can be had between -8.5 (-115) and -9.5 (-110). Early Covers Consensus data shows 63% of picks on Tampa Bay in the first 24 hours of action. The Over/Under for this game hasn't been as mobile, opening at 49 points and climbing to 49.5 at some books.
UPDATE 10:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 9: FanDuel sportsbooks opened with Tampa Bay as a 7-point home favorite in the Wild Card Round, however, online operators posted the Bucs -8.5 and eventually climbed to -9. As of Sunday night, Tom Brady & Co. can be had anywhere from -7.5 to -9. This total opened between 49 and 51 points.
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.
Previous 49ers at Cowboys action
UPDATE 8:30 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 16: Dallas is on the board of most major operators at -3 (-115) while some places have made the move to -3.5 (EVEN). San Francisco has been a very popular underdog option for bettors this week and many are waiting for that half-point hook on the spread to show up. Covers Consensus shows 52% of picks on the 49ers and bookies are reporting higher tickets counts on the Cowboys (as high as 55%) but taking more money on the visitor (WynnBet reporting almost 57% of handle on San Francisco). This total has stayed relatively steady most of the week, opening as high as 51 points and heading into game day between 50.5 and 51.
UPDATE 10:50 A.M. FRIDAY, JAN. 14: The point spread for this Sunday game is still holding at Cowboys -3 as of Friday morning. The total saw it's first movement of the week since nestling into place on Monday, bumping up slightly from 50.5 to 51. PointsBet is reporting 60% of the bets and 62% of the handle on the Over.
UPDATE 8:30 A.M. THURSDAY, JAN. 13: As of Thursday morning, San Francisco can be had as big as +3.5 (-117) at BetRivers and Unibet books, so if you like the underdog in this NFC Wild Card clash, be sure to shop around. Covers Consensus is showing two-way action in terms of pick percentage, which is in contrast to the Cowboys-heavy market DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting, with 59% of tickets and 68% of handle on the home side.
UPDATE 10:49 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12: The point spread for this NFL Wild Card matchup is still holding on the key number of Cowboys -3. DraftKings is reporting 59% of the bets and 68% of the handle on the home favorites. It'll take a bit more to bump this number off -3, but if you're waiting for this number to come down to -2.5, it isn't likely to happen. Cowboys backers bet now, 49ers backers bet later.
UPDATE 11:30 P.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: This NFC Wild Card matchup also saw contrasting openers but the market consensus as of Monday morning is Dallas -3 with a few books hanging -3.5 between -105 and +105 vig. Covers Consensus early percentages show bettors split 50/50 on this game. The total for this Sunday contest opened as high as 51 points and sunk to 49.5 with some places at 50 points.
UPDATE 10:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 9: Dallas opened between -3 and -4.5 at sportsbooks and this spread shrank quickly to as low as Cowboys -2.5 (-115). Most books have settled at a field goal spread as of Sunday evening. This total opened between 48 points at online shops and 51 points at mainstream operators, with the Over/Under settling in around 50.
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.
Previous Steelers at Chiefs action
UPDATE 9:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 16: The Chiefs entered the weekend as big as 13-point home favorites but have since dipped as low as -11 but quickly getting bought back to -12 and -12.5. The spread for the Sunday night finale is bouncing between those two spreads as of gameday morning, with Covers Consensus showing 55% of picks on the underdog Steelers. Sportsbook operators are reporting two-way action in terms of ticket count but a much heavier lean to the Chiefs in terms of handle, with up to 60% of money backing the host side. This total is sitting between 46 and 46.5 - not far off the opening number. The forecast for Arrowhead Stadium is calling for cold but clear weather in Kansas City (feels like 29 degrees) and no strong winds Sunday night.
UPDATE 8:30 A.M. THURSDAY, JAN. 13: The Chiefs dropped as low as -12 on Tuesday but action on Kansas City seems to be picking up and has moved this spread to -13 at many sportsbooks. Covers Consensus early percentages show 59% of picks on Pittsburgh and sportsbook operators are seeing two-play in terms of ticket count on this game but nearly 70% of the early money on the home favorite.
UPDATE 11:30 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: After opening as big as -13.5, Kanas City has slimmed a full point to -12.5 hosting the Steelers with WynnBet hanging -13. The Chiefs are garnering just 49% of early picks, according to Covers Consensus data. The total opened as big as 48 points but is now sitting at 46.5 across the industry. The extended forecast for Arrowhead Stadium is calling for "feels like" temperatures in the mid-30s with wind gusts up to 18 mph, so otherwise regular January football in Kansas City.
UPDATE 11:00 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 9: Even before Sunday Night Football was official, online books started posting Kansas City as 13.5-point home chalk versus Pittsburgh. DraftKings followed shortly with the Chiefs -13. These teams clashed on Dec. 26, with Kansas City winning 36-10 as a 10.5-point home fave. This total is on the board between 47.5 and 48 points. The previous Over/Under between these teams closed at 44.5.
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.
Previous Cardinals at Rams action
UPDATE 9:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 16: As of Sunday morning, this spread has slimmed from Rams -4 to -3.5 with Covers Consensus showing 52% of picks on the visiting Cardinals. Los Angeles announced that starting safety Taylor Rapp will not play Monday. leaving the secondary short at the safety position. The total for this Wild Card finale was below 50 points entering the weekend but ticked up to 50 Over/Under on Sunday. Sportsbook operators are seeing the bulk of tickets on the Over, but some shops have taken more money on the Under in the third meeting between these NFC West rivals.
UPDATE 8:30 A.M. THURSDAY, JAN. 13: The Rams are down as low as -3.5 at books like DraftKings and FanDuel, but still as high as -4.5 at spots like BetMGM as of Thursday morning. Covers Consensus shows just 48% of picks on Los Angeles while bookies are reporting similar bet counts and 58% of the handle on the visiting Cardinals. As for the total, this number is down as low as 49 after opening at 50.5. DraftKings is reporting 70% of bets and 71% of the money on the Over.
UPDATE 2:08 P.M. TUESDAY, JAN. 11: The point spread for this game is down slightly Tuesday, with books mixed between Rams -3.5 and -4 (down from -4/-4.5). The total continues to tumble after opening at 50.5, and is actually as low as 49 at DraftKings and 49.5 at most other shops.
UPDATE 11:30 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 10: This spread opened anywhere between Rams -3 and -5 depending on where you bet, but Los Angeles is a 4-point home favorite at most books, as of Monday morning. Some places are dealing Rams -4.5 (-107). Covers Consensus shows 51% of early picks on the home side in this third matchup between these NFC West rivals. The total has remained at the opener of 50.5 points with that number down to 50 points at Caesars sportsbooks.
UPDATE 10:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 9: This spread hit the board at Rams -3 at FanDuel Sunday night while other shops were as high as -4.5 with Los Angeles. The market has moved to Rams -3.5/-4 in the two hours since hitting the board. The total for this matchup is sitting between 50 and 50.5 points.