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How the public is betting the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend

We take a look at a few of the betting splits from the six wildcard games set to kickoff this weekend.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at Lumen Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

After an eventful 17-week NFL regular season, the postseason is officially here, beginning on Saturday with Super Wild Card Weekend. We have three games on Saturday, which includes the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Buffalo Bills at 1:05 p.m. ET.

We also have three games on Sunday, which features regular-season rematches between the Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints, and Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. We are going to highlight three games, looking at the spread, money line, and point total to see if the bettors are on the right track. All odds and splits come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills (-6.5)

The No. 2 seed and AFC East champion, Buffalo Bills will begin their Super Bowl journey on Saturday against the No. 7 seed Indianapolis Colts. The Bills have looked dominant since their last loss in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Buffalo is currently favored by 6.5 points. They are also receiving 91% of the handle and 82% of the bets.

It makes sense to see why the money and bets siding with the Bills as they have a record of 8-0 against the spread. However, the Colts are not a bad football team at all. They are 4-2 in their last six games. Indy also has an impressive rushing attack led by Jonathan Taylor and a solid defense. But what might give bettors pause about the Colts is they have a record of 2-4 in their last six games against the spread.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks (O/U 42.0)

Surprisingly, this wild card game between the Rams and Seahawks has the lowest point total in Super Wild Card Weekend. The point total is currently set at 42. 68% of the bets are siding with the over along with 58% of the action.

When these two teams played each other to end the regular season, the final score was 49 points. Then in Week 10, the final score between the two teams was 39 points. With that being said, it is surprising to see the money and action taking the over. Here’s something to keep in mind too — the point total has went under in 12 of Seattle’s last 18 games against the Rams.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans (+155)

Even though the Ravens are favored by 3.5 points, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Titans on the money line. Of the moneyline bets placed for this game, Tennessee is seeing 61% of the bets and 63% of the handle.

This come as a surprise because its tough to beat a team three times in a row in a two-year span. Also, the Ravens are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, riding a five-game winning streak. Additionally, you could make the case that Baltimore is the better all-around team than the Titans, who struggles mightily on defense.

2021 Wild Card round splits, Friday AM

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
IND Colts +6.5 9% 18% Over 51.0 79% 73% +245 16% 19%
BUF Bills -6.5 91% 82% Under 51.0 21% 27% -286 84% 81%
LA Rams +3 44% 36% Over 42.0 58% 68% +150 34% 37%
SEA Seahawks -3 56% 64% Under 42.0 42% 32% -175 66% 63%
TB Buccaneers -8 73% 71% Over 45.0 28% 63% -400 88% 87%
WAS Football Team +8 27% 29% Under 45.0 72% 37% +335 12% 13%
BAL Ravens -3.5 56% 47% Over 54.5 65% 59% -177 37% 39%
TEN Titans +3.5 44% 53% Under 54.5 35% 41% +155 63% 61%
CHI Bears +10 38% 43% Over 47.5 61% 64% +400 24% 18%
NO Saints -10 62% 57% Under 47.5 39% 36% -500 76% 82%
CLE Browns +6 17% 27% Over 47.5 75% 75% +220 36% 36%
PIT Steelers -6 83% 73% Under 47.5 25% 25% -265 64% 64%

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