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- Find odds for Sunday’s NFL Wild Card matchup between the Seahawks and Eagles in our betting cheat sheet.
- You’ll also find our experts’ favorite picks, how the pros are betting the game and more predictions.
The NFL playoffs are here and our crew has you covered with everything you need to bet kick off Wild Card Weekend right.
Find comprehensive previews for Saturday’s AFC matchups, our experts’ favorite picks (including a slew of player prop bets) and more outlined below.
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NFL Wild Card Betting Picks
Our staff reveals how they’re betting Saturday’s pair of AFC matchups. Here are their six (!) favorite picks.
No. 5 Bills vs. No. 4 Texans Betting Odds & Preview
- Odds: Texans -2.5
- Over/Under: 43.5
- Kickoff: 4:35 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: ABC/ESPN
Deshaun Watson and Co. have been bet down from 3- to 2.5-point favorites since the line opened despite a slight majority of tickets backing them to cover.
So how are our experts projecting this game? They preview all the important matchups and make their picks.
No. 6 Titans vs. No. 3 Patriots Betting Odds & Preview
- Odds: Patriots -4.5
- Over/Under: 44.5
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: CBS
Public bettors aren’t overwhelmingly on the Patriots — only 55% of tickets are backing them to cover.
But what do our experts think? They preview the matchup, featuring analysis of the biggest matchups and a pick.
What an exciting opening weekend of the NFL Playoffs. If the Divisional Round is near as entertaining as Wild Card Weekend was, football fans and sports bettors are in for a real treat. In this guide, we’ll preview the games that are to come, break down the odds, and give out picks against the point spread and on the over/under total. We’ll also take a look at the updated odds to win the Super Bowl and both conferences.
Super Bowl Odds
Baltimore Ravens (+200)
San Francisco 49ers (+325)
Kansas City Chiefs (+350)
Green Bay Packers (+800)
Seattle Seahawks (+1200)
Minnesota Vikings (+1400)
Houston Texans (+2800)
Tennessee Titans (+2800)
Odds To Win AFC
Baltimore Ravens (-137)
Kansas City Chiefs (+170)
Houston Texans (+1200)
Tennessee Titans (+1200)
Odds To Win NFC
San Francisco 49ers (-110)
Green Bay Packers (+275)
Seattle Seahawks (+500)
Minnesota Vikings (+600)
Futures odds from DraftKings Sportsbook as of Thursday, January 9, at 11:30 p.m. ET and subject to change.
Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers
Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 4:35 p.m. ET
Santa Clara, CA
Spread Open: 49ers (-7)
Current Spread: 49ers (-7)
Over/Under Total Open: 46
Current Over/Under Total: 44.5
Public Money on Spread: 53% on 49ers
Public Money on Over/Under
If you’re interested in a betting guide and picks for NFL Wild Card Weekend, you’ve come to the right place. The regular season is in the books and we’re onto the NFL Playoffs. Even though most of the league is starting the offseason, there’s still plenty of action to enjoy as the league works its way to a Super Bowl champion, especially if you’re a sports bettor. In this guide, we’ll preview what’s to come, lay out the odds, and give out picks against the point spread and on the over/under total.
The first weekend of the NFL Playoffs is Wild Card Weekend, featuring eight teams in action across four games. The Houston Texans host the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Then, the New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, January 5.
Before we dive into what’s to come, let’s quickly recap the regular season that had me making picks for all non-Thursday games. If you’ve been taking all the bets the last three weeks, then you’re welcome for the rollercoaster ride. I’m sorry for the overall mediocre production. In the second season of this article, I’m still surprised at how well things have gone and the fact that we’ve been able to beat the juice against the spread (ATS) for two seasons in a row. I
If you are in doubt about what NJ Online Gambling entails, then you need to read this guide. New Jersey has one of the best, biggest, and fastest-growing legal online gambling marketplaces in the entirety of the United States.
Moreover, the state of New Jersey has many forms of online gambling that are not even legal in other states as of yet.
NJ Online Gambling Laws
Now, many are wondering, just when did NJ online gambling become legal in the state. Well, the path to legal online gambling in the state has not always been simple. We will look into how both online sports betting and NJ online casinos were legalized in the state of New Jersey below. The NJ online gambling laws are important to understand when placing your bets online in the state.
NJ Online Sportsbooks Legislation
First, in the year 1992, the United States Supreme Court passed PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. PASPA effectively made all forms of sports betting illegal, both online and in-person at retail sportsbooks, with very few exceptions.
It was not until the year 2018, when the United States Supreme Court overturned PASPA that states where able to legislate for themselves whether they would have legal sports betting both online and in-person at retail sportsbooks. The state of New Jersey wasted no time in
The College Football National Championship is set, as No. 1 LSU takes on No. 3 Clemson on Monday, January 13, 2020. The game will take place at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is very much in LSU country. Let’s take a look at the College Football National Championship betting odds and preview what’s to come.
Monday, January 13, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET
New Orleans, LA
College Football National Championship Betting Odds
In Las Vegas, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened the top-tanked LSU Tigers as the betting favorite to win the College Football National Championship, priced at -180 on the moneyline and -3.5 on the point spread. On the other side, Clemson was +150 and +3.5. The over/under for the game opened at 71 at Westgate.
Not too long after open, those lines shifted, but things eventually settled down. As of Monday, January 13, at 4:45 p.m. ET, the Westgate SuperBook had LSU -210 on the moneyline and -4.5 on the point spread. Clemson moved to +180 on the moneyline and +4.5. The over/under had dropped to 67.
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Point Spread Weekly has stats, trends and analysis on just about every sport that is drawing action. Many of VSiN’s on-air personalities contribute regularly to the magazine, including Brent Musburger, Matt Youmans, Dave Tuley, Jonathan Von Tobel and Michael Lombardi.
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For a sport built on numbers and large sample sizes, no one knows the unpredictability of baseball like a sports bettor. Betting odds and lines are set based on season-long trends, player production and starting pitcher matchups, only for an unknown reliever to enter the game in the latter innings and cough up a lead by surrendering a home run to a struggling bench player from the other side. Derailing the performance of a starting pitcher and the best research of bettors, alike.
If one knows the proper numbers at which to look — and more importantly, those to ignore — one can achieve long-term success vs. the sportsbooks with proper bankroll management and smart betting. Our MLB betting guide defines key sports betting terms and strategies. With this information, and a look at the best sites and apps for legal sports betting on the MLB in the US, beginner bettors can set themselves up for continued success.
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Point spreads are taken from the consensus lines as of Dec. 12, 2019. All times Eastern.
Bahamas Bowl: Buffalo (-5½) vs. Charlotte
2 p.m., ESPN
Buffalo sophomore running backs Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks combined for 2,634 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns and should see the ball frequently against a 49ers defense that gives up nearly 200 rushing yards per game. Charlotte’s Alex Highsmith had 14 sacks (tied for second nationally) and Markees Watts added 9.5 (19th), but the Bulls gave up a sack on only 3.1 percent of their passing plays (eighth nationally).
Winner: Buffalo, 72 percent
Neil’s Pick: Buffalo -5½
Matt’s pick: Buffalo -5½
Frisco Bowl: Utah State (-8½) vs. Kent State
7:30 p.m., ESPN2
All but a small handful of bowl teams have a positive net yards per play value, meaning they gain more yards per play than they surrender. Not Kent State, whose opponents gained 0.6 yards more per play. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is. This will be the final college game for Aggies quarterback Jordan Love, who announced his intention to enter the NFL draft
Nevada enjoys fewer perks than from its former position as the only bastion of legal sports betting in the United States.
Nineteen states or jurisdictions have legalized the practice. Bets are being taken in 13 of those. It’s newsier now when New Jersey doesn’t lead the nation in monthly handle.
With the Thanksgiving travel holiday underway, sports fans and bettors will migrate across the country in planes, trains, and, well, you get it. They might even find themselves in a state where betting is legal. That would burn away a United delay or traffic jam pretty well, especially considering the slate of Thanksgiving Day NFL games and college rivalries that fuel one of the busiest betting weeks of the year.