NFL Divisional Finals Betting Picks
Down to eight teams remaining in the National Football League. Just seven games left to handicap on the season. The best eight teams remain. We will see four of them go home this weekend. Let’s get to our NFL Divisional Finals Betting Picks:
Houston Texans +8 at Baltimore Ravens
The CJ Stroud magic has been fun to watch. Stroud has been outstanding, and was even more so in the win over the Cleveland Browns in the wildcard round. But, now it’s a new animal, as they will take on the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have been the best team in the AFC, and it has not been all that close. The Ravens are coming off a bye, and essentially have had two weeks off. The Ravens run game is going to cause the Texans all sorts of problems.
Stroud is going to face a hungry defense that is ready to put the rookie and all the noise around him to bed. This is going to be a great game. Look for the Texans to stay in the game, but Houston’s inability to run the football is going to cost them in the end. Houston covers the spread, but Baltimore wins the game. Lamar Jackson adds another notch to his belt on why he should win the Most Valuable Player award for this season. Take the Texans +8 over the Ravens.
San Francisco 49ers -8.5 over Green Bay Packers
The 49ers hoped to use their week off to gain health, and get ready for three more games this season. A year after falling a game short a season ago has the 49ers ready to bounce back and get to Las Vegas. Christian McCaffrey was able to practice, and that is a monster deal. He is the reason the 49ers can win three games this postseason. For Green Bay, they were great in their first postseason game.
Taking down the Cowboys was much appreciated by many throughout the league. Jordan Love was fantastic in the opener. But, this is a new can of worms. The 49ers are going to get to 30+, not sure the Packers can get to 20+. Christian McCaffrey is the difference maker, and the 49ers finally find someone that can slow down Aaron Jones. We will take the 49ers to win this game by 10 points or more on Saturday in the divisional round.
Detroit Lions -6.5 over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dan Campbell and the Detroit Lions know they cannot spend too long celebrating their wildcard win over the Rams. The city is and can, but the team knows that Tampa is a team that can sneak up and beat them if they are not careful. Baker Mayfield was strong, and led the Buccaneers to a win over the Eagles. This is going to be an interesting game that the Buccaneers will want to keep low scoring.
It’s hard to keep the Lions down too long, so while the game stays under the total, the Lions eventually win the game by a touchdown or more. We will take Detroit, and Jared Goff’s ability to play at home over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Detroit in the NFC title game!
Buffalo Bills -3 over Kansas City Chiefs
It’s finally time for Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills to beat the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes has to play a playoff game other than at home or in the Super Bowl. There is no team hotter right now than the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen was great in the win over Pittsburgh, and we expect more of that against Kansas City. The home crowd in Buffalo is going to be rocking, and it will be quite cold.
Mahomes will get some unfair judgment losing this game, but on the road, with his lack of weapons just seems like a recipe for disaster. We are taking the Buffalo Bills to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in a pretty lopsided affair. Josh Allen to Stefon Diggs is the key to the game, as that combination goes over 100 yards. Allen also rushes for a touchdown. The Bills keep on winning!
There you have it. Those are our four NFL Divisional Finals Betting Picks. We have the Baltimore Ravens playing host to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Finals. Over in the NFC, we have the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Detroit Lions. Those are the final four teams we have in the quest to win the Super Bowl. Best of luck with all your betting picks and enjoy the games. We are looking forward to breaking down the conference finals next week in the National Football League!
Derek is a long time sports bettor who grew up in Providence, RI. Derek is data driven and believes the key to betting the sportsbooks is finding an edge in analytics. Derek is happily married and has two young boys. Derek will bet on anything if you let him.