The NFL playoffs are set to begin on Saturday. Here are the opening lines for each game on Super Wild Card Weekend.
The longest NFL regular season is coming to an end and the push to reach Super Bowl LVI is set to begin with Super Wild Card Weekend. The Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans snagged home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, along with the valuable first-round byes that come with them, so they will kick their feet up and watch the action starting on Saturday.
The full schedule was released during the Chargers-Raiders clash on Sunday Night Football and lines for each game on Super Wild Card Weekend emerged shortly after that game went final. Here’s a quick look at the opening line for each contest, per WynnBet.
Opening lines for each NFL Playoff Game
Saturday, Jan. 15
Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals (-6)
This is a quick turnaround for the Raiders, who played an emotionally draining game on Sunday night and now have to fly east to play on Saturday afternoon. Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon should both be in the lineup for Cincinnati after sitting out of the Bengals’ final regular-season game against Cleveland.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (-4)
The AFC East rivals split a pair of meetings during the regular season with each winning on the other’s home field. Extreme wind played a role in Week 13 so it remains to be seen if New England can beat Buffalo without the aid of Mother Nature.
Sunday, Jan. 16
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-8.5)
The biggest line on the board in the NFC is here with the Eagles opening as an 8.5-point underdog against the reigning Super Bowl champions. The Buccaneers’ stout run defense makes them a bad matchup for a run-heavy Philadelphia offense.
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys (-3)
The 49ers’ dramatic comeback on Sunday was a win for football fans since they will give the Cowboys a much better game than the New Orleans Saints would have. Dallas opens as just a three-point favorite, an indication that oddsmakers believe this game would be a pick’em on a neutral field.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (-13)
The Steelers got a huge assist from the Jaguars to get in the playoffs but this could be a quick exit from Ben Roethlisberger and company. Kansas City opens up as a hefty 13-point favorite here.
Monday, Jan. 17
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (-3.5)
The first-ever Monday night playoff game in NFL history should be a tight one between the Rams and Cardinals, who each won once during the regular season. Both teams are coming off losses in Week 18 but the Rams are 3.5-point favorites.