The Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs is over, which means it’s time to look ahead to the NFL Divisional Round! The second round of the NFL Playoffs is from Jan. 22-23, which features four games over the weekend.
Checking Divisional Weekend early lines will give prospective football bettors a solid idea of trends that the sportsbooks and the public will follow.
To offer our NFL readers perspective, we’ve gathered some NFL Divisional Round Opening Lines and Odds, including moneyline, against the spread, Over/Under, and implied total points score information to start your betting off right.
All NFL Divisional Round odds and lines are current as of 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, January 17, and provided by TwinSpires Sportsbook (unless otherwise specified).
Cincinnati Bengals @ Tennessee Titans Early Lines
- Moneyline: Bengals (+145), Titans (-180)
- Spread: Raiders +3.5 (-114), Titans -3.5 (-106)
- Over/Under Points Total: Over 47 (-114), Under 47 (-107)
- Implied Score: Bengals 21.75, Titans 25.25
BEST BET: OVER 47.5 Points (-106)
For the first time in over 30 years, the Bengals finally won a playoff game. Send that text, Bengals fans!
Joe Burrow and the Bengals have been on fire in the second half of the season. Following Cincinnati’s bye week, Burrow went 5-2, throwing for 300 yards in four games. In their Wild Card victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, Burrow threw for 224 and two touchdowns.
With the No. 1 seed, the Titans finished as the best team in the AFC and well deserved. Even with the loss of Derrick Henry in Week 8, Tennessee went 6-3 afterward. Every running back they deployed played well in replacement.
The good news for the Titans is not only is Henry on track to play in the Divisional game, but A.J. Brown and Julio Jones are also fully healthy, thus deploying their best weapons for the matchup.
Led by Burrow, the Bengals are a young and hungry team. Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are Burrow’s top two playmakers, while Cincinnati has their own top running back in Joe Mixon.
Both offenses are fully healthy and capable of scoring 30 points each. In a win-or-go-home situation, this Over will be crushed.
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San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers Early Lines
- Moneyline: 49ers (+190) @ Packers (-240)
- Spread: 49ers +5.5 (-110) @ Packers -5.5 (-110)
- Over/Under Points Total: Over 47.5 (-110), Under 47.5 (-110)
- Implied Score: 49ers 21, Packers 26.5
BEST BET: 49ers +5.5 (-110)
Don’t count out San Francisco here. They were the only upset during Wild Card Weekend (so far…we’ll see with Cardinals-Rams), and are rolling heading into the Divisional Round against the Packers.
The last time these two played was in Week 3, where Green Bay escaped with a 30-28 victory on a game-winning field goal as time expired.
The 49ers are a much different team than they were in Week 3. Deebo Samuel has become a Swiss army knife on offense, Brandon Aiyuk has emerged as a reliable option, and rookie Elijah Mitchell has proven he can be a top back in the NFL.
Green Bay is the best team in the NFL, as they’ve proven with their 13-4 record, but they enter this game cold. While the week off certainly helps injured players come back healthy (i.e., Aaron Jones and Marquez Valdes-Scantling), the last time they played was a Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions.
On the other side, the 49ers are on a three-game win streak in which they beat the Rams in the season finale, and most recently upset the Cowboys in Dallas, a game where they held control for most of it.
This game is going to be much closer than people think. It’ll most likely be decided by a field goal, similar to their first meeting. If you want to get crazy, the 49ers could win this outright. Either way, take the 49ers spread as our NFL pick of the day.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs Early Lines
- Moneyline: Bills (+112), Chiefs (-136)
- Spread: Bills +2.5 (-112), Chiefs -2.5 (-109)
- Over/Under Points Total: Over 54.5 (-114), Under 54.5 (-107)
- Implied Score: Bills 26, Chiefs 28.5
BEST BET: OVER 54.5 Points (-114)
The 2020 AFC Championship rematch is upon us in the Divisional Round, and it’s going to be a great game. The Chiefs beat the Bills last year and lost to Tom Brady in the Super Bowl, while the Bills have been waiting for this moment all year.
This game will go Over 54.5 points, according to our NFL gameday odds, as Buffalo scored 47 last game and Kansas City scored 42. However, I do think it’ll be a slow start before an onslaught of points.
Buffalo was scoring at will against the New England Patriots, as Josh Allen only had four incompletions en route to throwing for 308 yards and five touchdowns. The offense was humming, while the defense showed why they’re the No. 1 defense in the league.
In what surprised most, the Pittsburgh Steelers led 7-0 after a second quarter defensive touchdown. However, it awoke something in the Chiefs as they went on a 35-0 run. Patrick Mahomes lit up the Steelers, throwing for 404 yards and five touchdowns.
It’s going to be a feeling-out process to start, with both defenses shining. Once Allen and Mahomes get warmed up and going, the points will be flowing.
Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Early Lines
- Moneyline: Rams (+128), Buccaneers (-157)
- Spread: Rams +3 (-117), Buccaneers -3 (-105)
- Over/Under Points Total: Over 48.5 (-110), Under 48.5 (-110)
- Implied Score: Rams 22.75, Buccaneers 25.75
BEST BET: Rams +3 (-117)
I really like the Rams in this spot to cover the spread (or even win outright). Beating the defending Super Bowl Champs is no easy task, but Los Angeles has added incentive with Super Bowl 56 being held at their home stadium.
These two teams last met in Week 3, with Los Angeles walking away with a 34-24 victory. That game was a shootout, as Tom Brady threw for 432 yards and Matthew Stafford threw for 343 yards.
Both teams coasted in the Wild Card Round, as the Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals 34-11 and the Buccaneers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-15. It was no surprise the Bucs had a blowout win, but it was a surprise to see the Rams dominate the Cardinals.
The Rams and Bucs aren’t the same teams we saw face off in Week 3. Tampa Bay lost Chris Godwin to injury and released Antonio Brown, while Leonard Fournette (aka Playoff Lenny) has been dealing with a nagging injury.
Los Angeles lost Robert Woods for the season earlier in the year but filled the void he left with Odell Beckham Jr. On top of that, Cam Akers made his season-debut last game, rushing for 55 yards and ripping off a 40-yard catch.
This game is expected to be high-scoring, but the Buccaneers’ offensive injuries will catch up to them. The Rams will make this game close, or as I also said, win outright.