NFL Playoff Betting & PickStar Recap

The NFL Playoffs began with the Wild Card Round, which had multiple blowouts. Now, the Divisional Round is set, and things are going to be a little tougher for the top teams in the league.

The Packers and Titans, who received the top seeds, had a bye for the opening round. They are set to open up their run to the Super Bowl after getting a week of rest. Take a look at our NFL predictions for the Divisional Round!

Not the Icing, But the Cake

Cincinnati fans have been excited about the future of this Bengals team. But the future could be now. Joe Burrow is in top form and is competing like one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

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Burrow said in the press conference that this win was expected, but it was closer than most of the other games this past weekend.

The Bengals will get a better challenge in Nashville on Saturday against a rested Titans team. Derrick Henry is back, but the real question is whether or not he can be as effective as he was during the early parts of the regular season.

Tennessee will have to find a way to stop Ja’Marr Chase. The Titans need to get on the board first and lean on the run game to put the Bengals in the tough spot.

On Caesars Sportsbook, Tennessee is the 3.5 points favorite. I’m taking Cincinnati to cover the spread.

Final Ride for Rodgers as a Packer?

The Packers remain the favorite to win the Super Bowl. I remember Aaron Rodgers coming out on the opening game of the season and playing horrendously. He followed that up by completing an MVP-caliber season.

He will be going up against the 49ers, who disappointed Cowboys fans over the weekend. They squeaked out a win, thanks to poor time management from Dallas.

They won’t be able to bank on those mistakes against Rodgers and this offense. Jimmy Garoppolo has to find a way to put enough points to keep up.

The Packers are 6-point favorites on Caesars. I’m taking Green Bay to cover the spread and get an easy win to head to the NFC Championship.

Brady Going for Another Ring

The Buccaneers had no issues with the Eagles in the Wild Card Round. Tom Brady threw for 271 yards, finding Mike Evans for 117 yards and one touchdown.

They will be going up against the Rams, who also had a dominating performance to get to this game. They beat the Cardinals on Monday night, and it was never even close. Matt Stafford got the monkey off of his back, finally picking up a postseason win.

These two teams were built to win now. Brady doesn’t have much time left, and the Rams have assembled some of the most talented guys in the league. Odell Beckham Jr. was pleased to get his first touchdown in the playoffs, and he could be a huge factor for them moving forward.

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This game is one of the hardest to pick. Caesars Sportsbook has the Bucs as 3-point favorites. I do like the over, which is at 48.5. I’ll also take the Rams to cover. It could be their year.

Mahomes or Allen?

When you look at the top young quarterbacks in the league, it’s Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen that come to mind first. The Chiefs and Bills both had convincing wins to get to the Divisional Round.

Each team scored over 40 points last game. This matchup will come down to which defense is able to step up and get a timely stop.

And because of that, this is the highest total for any of the NFL games this weekend. It’s set at 55 on Caesars. And I still like the over.

It’s also the closest spread of any game, with the Chiefs being favored by just two points. But they go down. I’m taking the Bills.

Thanks to Our F2P Participants

Every week of the NFL season, we had a free-to-play game that asked questions about the key matchups.

We had several winners throughout the season, winning $1,00 for correctly predicting each outcome of the week. Then, we also had a running leaderboard for the entire year.

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The mark to hit was 48 correct answers for the season. We had two players hit that mark. With six questions each week of the 18 week season, it was out of 108 total questions.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the PickStar Challenge. Follow up with our free-to-play page for more games in the future.


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