The 2021 regular season ended wildly on Sunday as we saw several overtime games that had a direct influence on how the image of the playoffs developed. Now it’s a mad rush at SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, starting with Super Wild Card Weekend.
With all of the playoff opening slate matchups solidified, it now looks as good as ever to take a look at the front lines of betting for all of these contests. Below you’ll find the opening lines and a quick rundown of the six games that are on deck.
Super Wild Card Weekend Odds
(All Caesars Sportsbook lines, all games on Sunday, unless otherwise noted)
Latest odds: Cincinnati Bengals -6
Opening line: Bengals -6.5
Las Vegas has gone a bit under the radar in the final month of the season as they made that playoff push. They’ve had four straight wins to advance to the playoffs, including two road wins over the Browns and Colts. Of course, they also staged this thrilling OT win in Week 18 against the Chargers. They come into this game against Cincinnati as an underdog, but it’s a situation in which they’ve performed well recently. The Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a road dog. However, the Bengals have also been a good bet over the past month, owning a 4-0 ATS mark in their last four games. Joe Burrow did not play in the regular season finale as Cincy kept his quarterback out of danger in a meaningless game, but he injured his knee in Week 17 and did not. could finish this game. While it seems unlikely that he will miss this game, it will be worth watching to see if it limits him in any way.
Latest odds: Buffalo Bills -4
Opening line: Invoices -4.5
For the third time this season, the Patriots and Bills will face off. Buffalo’s win over the Jets in Week 18 secured AFC East for the second year in a row, but the Patriots also failed to move up the standings as they fell to the Dolphins in Miami. . These two teams have shared the series of seasons and it is the road team that has managed to win each time. This season, New England were 5-3 ATS on the road while Buffalo were 4-3-2 ATS at home. Similar to their previous clash in Buffalo, the weather could be a factor for this clash as early weather forecasts predict sub-zero wind chills.
Latest odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -8.5
Opening line: Boucaniers -9
With their playoff position already set in stone, the Eagles treated Week 18 essentially as a goodbye as they rested a number of key starters, including quarterback Jalen Hurts. On the other hand, the Buccaneers played their starters for most of Week 18 as they beat the Panthers and improved their record to 13-4 that year. Now they sit as the NFC’s No.2 seed and will have the field advantage at least throughout the divisional round. Raymond James Stadium have been kind to the Buccaneers this season as they are 6-2 ATS at home, which is tied for the league’s second-best home record. To their credit, the Eagles have held their own on the road as they’re 5-4 ATS in that context this season with a +7.3 point differential.
Latest odds: Dallas Cowboys -3
Opening line: Cowboys -3
The 49ers were able to secure their ticket to the playoffs with an overtime victory over the Rams in Week 17, which featured Kyle Shanahan’s side who dominated LA 24-7 in the last two quarters and OT. Deebo Samuel continues to be the ultimate all-round weapon for this offense as he threw for a touchdown, rushed for a score and caught four of his six targets for 95 yards. The Niners will now look to build on that momentum in Dallas as they face a Cowboys team that has just scored over 50 points for the second time in three weeks. The Cowboys have been the league’s best 13-4 ATS this season and had an average margin of victory of around 10 points. They are also 5-1 ATS in their last six games as favorites.
Latest odds: Kansas City Chiefs -12.5
Opening line: Heads -12.5
Pittsburgh was able to advance to the playoffs with an overtime victory over the Ravens and Raiders as they beat the Chargers in overtime on Sunday night. Their price for entering the playoffs, however, is a trip to Arrowhead to take on the Chiefs. Kansas City managed to defeat the Broncos on Saturday and are now looking to make another playoff run after reaching the Super Bowl last year. KC is 4-0 in their last four home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight total games leading up to this game. Meanwhile, the Steelers had 0.500 on the road ATS this season and were barely averaging 20 points per game, which could be tough for Ben Roethlisberger’s club.
Cardinals (11-6) to Rams (12-5)
Latest odds: Los Angeles Rams -4
Opening line: Rams -4.5
The Cardinals vs. Rams III will close Super Wild Card Weekend when these division rivals face off on Monday night. These teams have divided the series of seasons in one game each, with both clubs defending their own ground. Arizona has been a tough bet lately as they have gone 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games to end the season. However, they are 8-1 ATS on the road this season, which is tied for the highest score in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Rams are .500 ATS at SoFi Stadium this season and have not performed well as the favorites, owning a 3-7 ATS record in the last 10 games in this setting.