We have expert betting predictions for the NFL Divisional Playoffs, which starts with the Bengals vs Titans.
There are four games this week for punters to enjoy, including the highly anticipated Rams vs Buccaneers and Bills vs Chiefs.
Only four teams will remain in the hunt for the Super Bowl, so it doesn’t get any bigger.
NFL Playoffs Divisional Picks
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans @ Nissan Stadium
We have been mightily impressed with what the Cincinnati Bengals have offered this season, but they could struggle to beat the Titans.
Joe Burrow is the future of the NFL and he showed that last week, but the Titans are well-rested and they were superb when posting a 12-5 regular season record.
We’re not sure if Derrick Henry is playing at the running back position for the Titans, but he got through practice, so the early signs are good. He’s an important part of the Titans offence, but they have played well without him.
Recency bias is with the Bengals, but the Titans deserve their spot in the Conference Championship and we think they get the job done.
Bookmakers have the Titans at –3.5, which is a fair line.
Betting tip: Tennessee Titans –3.5
Titans by 7
San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers @ Lambeau Field
The San Francisco 49ers caused a big stir when upsetting the Dallas Cowboys last week, but can history repeat?
The Green Bay Packers are a perfect 8-0 at home and Aaron Rodgers is playing with arrogance, which is good news for Packers’ fans.
Despite starting the season with a shocking loss to New Orleans, they have picked themselves up and they’re one of the form teams in the NFL.
Playing at home is a huge advantage for the Packers and we don’t think the 49ers will be able to keep up on offence. They played well last week, but asking for that in consecutive games is a bit much.
They also got help from a dreadful Cowboys outfit, so take the Packers to cover the generous –6 spread.
Betting tip: Green Bay Packers -6
Packers by 14
Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Raymond James Stadium
Betting against Tom Brady in a primetime game isn’t a good strategy, but we love what the Rams are doing.
They looked excellent last week and there is confidence in betting markets that they can upset last year’s Super Bowl champions.
It’s the ideal time to beat Brady and the Buccaneers after they lost their top wide receiver and Brady isn’t getting any younger. He’s still an amazing player, but the run has to come to an end sooner rather than later.
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford gets his chance to show that he’s up there with the best quarterbacks. He played well last week, but the Rams defence could prove the winning factor.
They were stout last week and Aaron Donald is a beast, so we’re prepared to take the risk and back the Rams to score an upset.
Betting tip: Los Angeles Rams
Rams by 7
Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs @ GEHA Field
The Buffalo Bills scored a touchdown on every possession against the New England Patriots last week, which is amazing.
It was an offensive masterclass from Josh Allen and the Bills, but they’re about to face one of the best teams in the NFL.
Patrick Mahomes is arguably the most talented quarterback in the league and his form this season has been overlooked. He has played incredibly and we love him in big situations.
Buffalo isn’t nearing as good on the road as it is at home, so that plays in favour of the Chiefs, who are paying value odds.
We thought bookmakers would offer $1.50 for the Chiefs, so the $1.78 is a gift. It won’t be an easy game, but we can’t pass up those odds.
Betting tip: Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs by 7
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl’s picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.