NFL Divisional Round Best Bets
NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND BEST BETS – The NFL Divisional round of the playoffs is here and the Godzilla Wins staff has identified the best value for your card this weekend. We saw some surprising upsets during the wildcard round, but only one close game. The spreads for this week reflect that, as three of the four games feature a spread above six points or more.
Will the Bills finally avenge the specter of the Chiefs in the playoffs this year? Can the Packers keep it rolling? Are the Ravens ready for a blowout and can the Lions handle the Bucs?
Read our Godzilla Wins staff best bets below!
NFL Divisional Round Odds
Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens (-9.5, O/U 43.5)
Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers (-9.5, O/U 50.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions (-6.5, O/U 49)
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills (-2.5, O/U 45.5)
Staff Best Bets
The Texans boomlet blows up in Baltimore. Guess what? You’re not in Indianapolis anymore and you’re not playing against Gardner Minshew and Joe Flacco. This is Lamar Jackson. Your little party’s over; hope you enjoyed the punch. The Ravens are on a mission. Best Bet: Ravens -9.5
The Bills Mafia has had enough of the Chiefs and Mahomes. This is Kansas City’s first playoff game in the Mahomes era away from Arrowhead. Buffalo is peaking at the perfect time.
This game will make Taylor Swift cry. Plenty of time for Kelce to do more commercials.
Best Bet: Bills -2.5
My best bet here is the Texans (+9.5). There is no way that Houston should be a 9 point underdog in a divisional playoff game after they won a major play-in game during the last week of the regular season and dominated the Browns in the wildcard round.
Lamar Jackson still has question marks surrounding his playoff potential and performance. C.J. Stroud is the real deal and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Texans just won this game outright. Take the 9.5 and trust it’s not a trap. This game will be close.
Best Bet: Texans (+9.5)
Jordan Love played EXTREMELY well against the Cowboys in the wildcard round and the final score was not indicative of how Green Bay thoroughly outplayed Dallas on its home turf – a venue in which Dallas had won 16 straight contests.
Given how well the Packers have played over the past several weeks, it’s hard to believe they are a 9.5-point underdog in this matchup. I expect this to be a high-scoring game with green and gold covering the spread.
Best Bet: Packers (+9.5) & Over 50.5
Patrick Mahomes has had the Bills’ number in the postseason, and I expect that to continue. It will be the toughest game yet, having to travel to Buffalo. He has beaten them twice at home during the postseason but is 3-3 against the Bills in his career, including a 20 to 17 loss in week 14.
They nearly won, however, if it was not for an offside penalty negating a TD. Kansas City also did not have Isiah Pacheco, and the ground game struggled. They should fare better with Pacheco and are my favorite bet as underdogs.
Best Bet: Chiefs (+2.5)
Look, I like Baltimore. I want the Lamar Jackson Ravens to change some narratives. But until they do, I’m certainly not picking them and laying almost 10 points to a team that handled them much better than the score indicated in Week 1, and that was back when half of their offense was playing in their first NFL game. This one to me is easily the best bet of the week.
Best Bet: Texans (+9.5)
If you haven’t jumped on the Detroit Lions bandwagon, it’s not too late. Who needs Taylor Swift when you have Eminem?
The lions have moved on from the feel good story and are a legitimate contender for the Super Bowl. They have won their division and they have won a playoff game now it’s time for another.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a good team, but let’s be honest they are only in the playoffs because of the division they are in.