The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs is often referred to as the best football weekend of the year. Pretenders have been snuffed out and the top seeds in both the AFC and NFC are in action.
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Here are NFL Divisional Round betting previews for each contest.
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills
The Bengals had to figure it wouldn’t be easy going up against a division rival for the second consecutive week and third time overall, but Cincy had just enough to get past the Baltimore Ravens, 24-17, on Sunday night.
Earlier in the day, the Bills had their own dogfight with a division mate in the Dolphins, which, despite starting seventh-round rookie Skylar Thompson at quarterback, gave Buffalo all it could handle before succumbing by a 34-31 score.
The lead-up to this game will naturally carry no shortage of anticipation and intrigue, considering the Week 17 contest between the teams was ultimately cancelled due to Damar Hamlin’s cardiac crisis in the first quarter.
The Bengals had moved the ball well on the Bills before the stoppage and had the lead, something that head coach Zac Taylor figures to remind his players of ahead of this rematch. Additionally, Miami put plenty on tape Sunday for Cincinnati to digest, especially defensively, as the Dolphins recorded seven sacks and two interceptions of Josh Allen.
The Bills opened as narrow 3.5-point home favorites, arguably a nod to their struggles protecting Allen on Sunday and the Bengals looking like another potentially thorny matchup based on what they showed over Week 17’s modest sample.
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers
The Cowboys impressively dismantled Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on Monday night, posting a 31-14 win in their Wild Card clash that was fueled by Dak Prescott’s 5-touchdown performance. The 49ers got quite a fight from the Seahawks for a half-plus Saturday afternoon before roaring back to a 41-23 win that saw rookie quarterback Brock Purdy’s legend grow.
The two teams naturally have significant postseason history, and while the Niners will enjoy both a homefield and rest advantage, a confident Prescott and his talented air attack gives Dallas its own edge against a San Francisco secondary that proved vulnerable at times versus Seattle. San Francisco gave up 253 passing yards and two touchdowns to Geno Smith in the wild-card win over Seattle, and 241.4 per home contest, the fifth highest in that split, during the regular season.
However, the Cowboys will have their own challenge against Purdy and his healthy array of weapons, which were on full display versus a Seahawks defense that has been especially improved against the pass down the stretch. Deebo Samuel looked back to full health while racking up 133 receiving yards and a touchdown and adding another 32 on three carries in the wild-card victory while Christian McCaffrey totaled 136 yards and a receiving touchdown.
In the immediate aftermath of the Cowboys’ Monday night win, the Niners were relatively modest -4 home favorites.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs
The Jaguars gave Kansas City a tough go of it Saturday but ultimately fell to the class of the AFC, 27-20. Kansas City had been favored by -9.5 at most books heading into the game.
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Give the Giants credit for getting to this stage but the Eagles’ abundance of talent ultimately overwhelmed Brian Daboll’s team on Saturday. Philly easily covered the -8 favorite spread. They will next play the winner of the Cowboys/49ers, which takes place Sunday night.
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How NFL Divisional odds are changing
Here is a look at how NFL Divisional Round odds are changing in the days leading up to kickoff of each game. First are the opening lines.
|Date||NFL Divisional Round Odds: January 15||NFL Divisional Round Odds: January 16||NFL Divisional Round Odds: January 17||NFL Divisional Round Odds: January 19||NFL Divisional Round Odds: January 20||NFL Divisional Round Odds: January 22|
|Saturday, January 21||Jaguars +8.5 at Chiefs -8.5||Jaguars +8.5 at Chiefs -8.5||Jaguars +8.5 at Chiefs -8.5||Jaguars +8.5 at Chiefs -8.5||Jaguars +9 at Chiefs -9||OTB|
|Saturday, January 21||Giants +7.5 at Eagles -7.5||Giants +7 at Eagles -7||Giants +7.5 at Eagles -7.5||Giants +7.5 at Eagles -7.5||Giants +7.5 at Eagles -7.5||OTB|
|Sunday, January 22||Bengals +4 at Bills -4||Bengals +4 at Bills -4||Bengals +5 at Bills -5||Bengals +5.5 at Bills -5.5||Bengals +5.5 at Bills -5.5||Bengals +5.5 at Bills -5.5|
|Sunday, January 22||OTB||Cowboys +4.5 at 49ers -4.5||Cowboys +4 at 49ers -4||Cowboys +3.5 at 49ers -3.5||Cowboys +4 at San Francisco -4||Cowboys +3.5 at 49ers -3.5|