January 3, 2018 Staff Writer

NFL News

NFL Betting Lines: Wild Card Weekend Odds, Trends, Preview

Wild Card Weekend gets the NFL playoffs started with the home team favored in all four matchups. The same thing happened last year and the home teams delivered, winning all four games both straight up and against the spread. In the last three years the favorites are 10-2 SU and 7-4-1 ATS during Wild Card Weekend.

The first matchup is the Tennessee Titans at the Kansas City Chiefs as a 7.5-point underdog. The Titans were 9-7 SU and 8-7-1 ATS this season, which included going 3-5 SU and ATS on the road. Tennessee has historically dominated this matchup with a 4-2 record SU and ATS in their last six versus Kansas City.

The Chiefs rode a roller coaster season to a 10-6 record SU and ATS, which included going 6-2 SU and ATS at home. The Chiefs have some horrible playoff history to work against, as they are 1-10 SU and ATS in their last 11 postseason games. In their last seven as a playoff favorite, the Chiefs are 1-6 ATS.

Also on Saturday, the Atlanta Falcons visit the Los Angeles Rams as a 6-point underdog. The Falcons went 10-6 SU and 7-9 ATS this season. They were winless SU and ATS in two games as an underdog this season, and they’ve lost five straight SU as an underdog. However, they have won four in a row versus the Rams.

Los Angeles went 11-5 SU and 9-7 ATS this season, but they were only 3-4 SU and ATS in seven home games. In their last 11 at home the Rams are 3-8 ATS, but in their last seven at home versus Atlanta they’re 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS.

Sunday’s action begins with the Buffalo Bills at the Jacksonville Jaguars as a 7.5-point underdog. Buffalo was 9-7 SU and 8-6-2 ATS this season, but struggled on the road to a 3-5 record SU and 3-4-1 mark ATS. The Bills haven’t won a playoff game since 1995 and on the road in January they’ve dropped eight straight both SU and ATS.

Jacksonville surprised this season in going 10-6 SU and 9-6-1 ATS. That included a 6-2 SU record and 5-3 ATS mark at home. The Jaguars enter the weekend having won five straight at home with a 4-1 ATS record, and in their last six home games against the Bills they are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS.

In the final matchup the Carolina Panthers visit the New Orleans Saints as a 6-point underdog. Carolina was 11-5 SU and 9-6-1 ATS this season, and went 5-3 SU and ATS on the road. As an underdog this season the Panthers were a profitable 5-2 both SU and ATS.

The Saints won both meetings with Carolina this season SU and ATS. They’ve won seven straight at home overall, but they were only 4-3 ATS. At home in the playoffs New Orleans has won five straight ATS and in their last six versus the Panthers the Saints are 5-0-1 ATS.