NFL Weather Report For Divisional Playoffs: Rain In San Francisco
Each week, the NFL weather reports loom as potential game-changers. Ignore them to your detriment, as they can help you find a winning bet or avoid losing one. Particularly with the calendar now hitting January, cold, wind, and snow could affect outdoor games in most parts of the country. NFL playoff odds for the divisional round feature a strong chance of rain in the 49ers/Packers game, as well as possible strong winds in Baltimore.
The wild card forecast was one for the ages, with Kansas City and Buffalo both seeing extreme winter conditions. We saw the Dolphins offense utterly collapse in the elements in K.C., while the Bills/Steelers tilt moved to Monday to avoid endangering travelers and fans.
Keep in mind these forecasts are always subject to change. Monitor potentially impactful situations as the week progresses to see how forecasts evolve. Check back here on Sunday morning for updated forecasts on each of the remaining games.
Houston Texans At Baltimore Ravens
Currently, some pretty strong winds are in the forecast here, which could seriously affect the passing games. However, the timing of the game makes it so they might miss. Since this occurs at 4:30 ET, the game will straddle the line of seeing the early and late forecasts. Things look calmer in the evening, with winds around 12 mph.
Keep in mind that Friday’s forecast includes about a 60% chance of snow as well. If that system pushes back to Saturday, snow could affect things.
Early action at DraftKings Sportsbook hit the under, moving it down from the 45.5 opener. Winds around 17 mph certainly rate to play a role, so perhaps that’s behind the move. But if the forecast really does calm down for the second half, that may also open live betting opportunities on the over.
NFL Weather: 28 F, 4% chance of precipitation, winds 15 to 25 mph
Saturday Morning Update: TBD
Green Bay Packers At San Francisco 49ers
Unless something major shifts between now and the weekend, it looks like the 49ers and Packers will play with a slick football. Both days bookending Saturday feature at least an 80% chance of rain. The morning forecast also features a 40% chance of rain.
We have seen sloppy, rainy games in Santa Clara before. Most notably, the Colts came to town in 2021 and played in a monsoon. That game closed with a total of 42.5 and went over in the 30-18 Colts win. However, the yardage totals were more commensurate with 40-ish scored, as both QBs combined for just around 330 yards passing.
NFL Weather: 54 F, 86% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Saturday Morning Update: TBD
Kansas City Chiefs At Buffalo Bills
Though there’s still snow in the forecast during the week, the craziness of last weekend looks like it will clear out well before the divisional kickoff in Orchard Park. The Chiefs and Bills should have fairly calm conditions on tap that will suit the offenses. Of course, they’ll still deal with cold. However, both teams showed they could handle that well enough in cruising to easy home wild card wins in frozen temps.
NFL Weather: 17 F, 17% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Sunday Morning Update: TBD
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