AFC Wild Card Weekend Betting Preview

The wild-card round in the AFC gets started Saturday with a pair of games on the schedule, kicking off with the Las Vegas Raiders at the Cincinnati Bengals.

At Bovada Sportsbook, the Bengals are 6-point favorites. Cincinnati was 10-7 straight up and against the spread this season, closing out the regular season with a four-game ATS winning streak and a 6-2 ATS record in the last eight games. At home, the Bengals are 3-4 SU and ATS in their last seven, and for totals bettors they’re 5-1 OVER in their last six.

The Raiders were 10-7 SU and 8-9 ATS this season. They punched their ticket to the postseason with a 35-32 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers as 3-point underdogs in Week 18. Las Vegas heads into the playoffs having won four straight and three in a row ATS. The Raiders have also won three in a row as an underdog, but as a playoff underdog they’ve dropped five straight.

In Week 4, Cincinnati defeated Las Vegas 32-13 as a 2-point road favorite. Including that win, the Bengals are 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five vs the Raiders, and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 matchups.

Patriots have lost only once in last 10 trips to Buffalo

In Saturday’s other AFC matchup, the Buffalo Bills host the New England Patriots as 4-point favorites.

The Bills were 11-6 SU and 9-6-2 ATS this season. They’ve won four straight at 3-0-1 ATS, and at home they’re 13-3 SU and 9-5-2 ATS in their last 16. In the playoffs, the Bills are 11-1 SU and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games.

The Patriots were 10-7 SU and ATS this season and finished the regular season 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four games. As an underdog, the Patriots are 2-5 SU and 3-4 ATS in their last seven, but as a playoff underdog they’re 6-3 SU and ATS in their last nine.

The Bills and Patriots split the season series with the road team winning each game as the underdog. After losing to New England at home earlier this season, the Bills are 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games against the Patriots.

Chiefs huge favorites to knock off Steelers at home

In Sunday’s lone AFC matchup, the Kansas City Chiefs host the Pittsburgh Steelers as 13-point favorites.

Kansas City was 12-5 SU and 8-9 ATS this season. In their last 10 games, the Chiefs are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS. At home, the Chiefs have won six in a row SU and four in a row ATS, while in the postseason they’ve won five straight at home with a 4-1 ATS record.

Pittsburgh was 9-7-1 SU and 8-9 ATS this season. The Steelers are 4-2 SU and ATS in their last six games and as an underdog they’re 4-4 SU and 5-3 ATS in their last eight. As a playoff underdog, the Steelers are 3-11 SU and 8-5-1 ATS in their last 14 games.

In Week 15, Kansas City defeated Pittsburgh 36-10 as a 10-point favorite. In their last seven games against the Steelers, the Chiefs are 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS.