The NFL playoffs kick off Saturday with six wild-card games.
The # 5 Raiders made their way to the playoffs, beating the Chargers in overtime last week to secure a spot in the AFC. They are 5.5 points behind Cincinnati’s No. 4 early Saturday game. In the overnight match, the AFC # 3 scores have a 5.5 point lead over the # 6 AFC away Patriots. For Buffalo, it would be sweet revenge for New England, which has had an uneven 36-8 lead in its head-to-head since 2000 (assuming that since 2000 2020 Bill went 3-1).
On Sunday, the # 7 Eagles will face Tom Brady and reigning # 2 NFC champion Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has an 8.5 point lead to win. NFC # 3 Dallas is hosting San Francisco’s # 6 in what is expected to be the closest (3-point lead) and highest-scoring (over / under 50.5) game of the weekend. AFC # 7 Pittsburgh go up to # 2 Kansas City, which have the largest point difference advantage (12.5) of any team in the first round.
The weekend games end Monday night when the No. 6 Rams host No. 5 Cardinals. Los Angeles is the favorite with 4.5 points.
Here’s a look at some of the current odds in the sports world.
According to BetMGM, the points were split in favor of the Chiefs beating the visiting Steelers on Sunday. This is the largest spread among the six games played in the first round.
According to MaximBet, the next head coach for the Broncos will be Peyton Manning. He is the least favorite of the 14 names listed. Packers attack coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is a +300 favorite.
According to MaximBet, Mike Ditka is returning to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bears. He is the least favorite of the 13 names listed. If hired, Ditka would break the record for the oldest head coach in the NFL at age 82. The favorite is the recently fired Dolphins coach Brian Flores (+200).
According to Fanduel Sportsbook, the odds of Avalanche winning the 2021-22 Presidential Trophy will be with the team with the most points in the regular season. Colorado is the favorite, ahead of Carolina (+500) and Toronto (+500).
The likelihood of the Packers winning the LVI Super Cup, according to SI Sportsbook. They are the favorites, ahead of the Chiefs (+450), Buccaneers (+700) and Bills (+750).
According to SI Sportsbook, the likelihood of the Steelers winning the LVI Super Bowl is high. They have the worst chances after the Raiders (+10,000) and the Eagles (+5,750).