NFL Wild Card Weekend Betting Preview
NFL Wild Card Weekend gets started on Saturday with the Houston Texans hosting the Buffalo Bills.
At Bovada Sportsbook, the Texans are a 3-point favorite. Houston finished the regular season 10-6 straight up and 7-8-1 against the spread. The Texans were a rough bet at home this season at 2-6 ATS, and when favored, they’re only 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven.
Buffalo was 10-6 SU and 9-6-1 ATS this season. On the road, the Bills were a strong bet at 6-2 SU and 6-1-1 ATS. In the playoffs, the Bills have lost five straight at 2-3 ATS, and as a playoff underdog, they’re 1-10 SU and 3-8 ATS in their last 11.
In the last five matchups between the Bills and Texans, Houston is 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS.
Patriots favored by 4.5 over visiting Titans
In the other Saturday matchup, the New England Patriots host the Tennessee Titans as a 4.5-point favorite.
New England was 12-4 SU and 9-7 ATS this season but finished the regular season 2-3 SU and ATS in its last five. In the playoffs, the Patriots are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine, and at home in the postseason, they’ve won nine straight at 7-2 ATS.
Tennessee was 9-7 SU and ATS this season and has won three in a row on the road both SU and ATS. As a playoff underdog, the Titans are 1-5 SU and 2-3-1 ATS in their last six.
In the 2017 playoffs, the Patriots defeated the Titans 35-14 as a 13.5-point favorite. New England is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight games against Tennessee.
Saints host Vikes in rematch of playoff thriller
On Sunday, the action begins with the Minnesota Vikings at the New Orleans Saints as an 8-point underdog.
Minnesota was 10-6 SU and 7-9 ATS this season and as an underdog is 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS in its last nine. As a playoff underdog, the Vikings have lost five straight at 2-3 ATS.
New Orleans was 13-3 SU and 11-5 ATS this season and went 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last seven. As a playoff favorite, the Saints are a tough bet at 1-6 ATS in their last seven, and 2-10 ATS in their last 12.
In the 2017 playoffs, the Vikings got past the Saints 29-24 as a 5.5-point favorite. At home the Saints have won three straight against Minnesota, but they’re 1-5 ATS in their last six.
Eagles underdogs at home to Seahawks
The final game this weekend is the Seattle Seahawks at the Philadelphia Eagles as a 2.5-point road favorite.
Seattle was 11-5 SU and 7-8-1 ATS this season, but slumped late at 1-3 SU and 0-3-1 ATS in its last four. On the road this season, the Seahawks were 7-1 SU and 5-2-1 ATS, but on the road in the playoffs they’re only 2-11 SU and 5-8 ATS in their last 13.
Philadelphia was 9-7 SU and 7-9 ATS and has won four straight at 3-1 ATS. As a home underdog, the Eagles have won four straight in the playoffs and as an underdog in the postseason overall they’re 10-1 ATS in their last 11.
Seattle has won five in a row against Philadelphia both SU and ATS.