After the longest regular season in NFL history, we’re ready for the postseason! It’s Wild Card Weekend, and we’ll see six great games from Saturday through Monday.
Let’s take a look at this weekend’s schedule, along with viewing information and some brief analysis on each game so you can bet against the NFL Playoffs odds.
NFL Wildcard kickoff times, TV info, Betting Spreads/Totals
(5) Las Vegas Raiders @ (4) Cincinnati Bengals (-6) – 4:30 PM ET, NBC – Saturday, January 15th
The Bengals beat the Raiders 32-13 in Week 11. Lots of things have changed since then, so take that game and throw it out the window. Joe Burrow and the Bengals‘ offense is on fire right now, and we’ll see if a porous Raiders defense can handle them.
The Raiders have overcome numerous odds to get to this point. Will Derek Carr be able to lead the Raiders to another improbable win?
(6) New England Patriots @ (3) Buffalo Bills (-4) – 7:15 PM ET, CBS – Saturday, January 15th
These two AFC East rivals will meet for the third time this season to decide who moves one step closer to winning the Super Bowl. These two teams split their regular-season games, with the home team losing each time. We’ll see if Bill Belichick’s defense can stop the dynamic Josh Allen.
(7) Philadelphia Eagles @ (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-9) – 1:00 PM ET, Fox – Sunday, January 16th
Tom Brady continues to win his battle with Father Time, and his Bucs have a great shot at getting to another Super Bowl. The Eagles are a surprise playoff team.
We’ll see if the Bucs defense can overcome a very good Eagles offensive line and make things tough for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense.
(6) San Francisco 49ers @ (3) Dallas Cowboys (-3) – 4:30 PM ET, CBS and Nickelodeon – Sunday, January 16th
The staunch running attack of the San Francisco 49ers will try and ground the ball to keep the high-powered Dallas Cowboys offense off of the field.
San Francisco’s pass rush could give Dak Prescott some issues, so we’ll see how the Cowboys handle things when they’re under pressure.
(7) Pittsburgh Steelers @ (2) Kansas City Chiefs (-12.5) – 8:15 PM ET, NBC – Sunday, January 16th
The Ben Roethlisberger Retirement Tour heads to Kansas City for what could be his final game. The Steelers‘ offense has struggled recently, but the Kansas City defense has also had some issues.
We’ll see if TJ Watt and the powerful Pittsburgh pass rush can make things difficult for Patrick Mahomes. If they can’t, it could be a very long day for Pittsburgh, and we could see the end of a great career.
(5) Arizona Cardinals @ (4) Los Angeles Rams (-4) – 8:15 PM ET, ESPN/ABC – Monday, January 17th
For the first time ever, we’ll see a playoff game on Monday night as two NFC West squads collide. Arizona ended the season on a downward slide, while the Rams lost a heartbreaker to the San Francisco 49ers.
Arizona has a very dynamic offense that could present some problems for the Rams and their star-powered defense. We’ll get to see if Matthew Stafford is the piece that can finally get Sean McVay a Super Bowl title.