The Chiefs host the Dolphins on Saturday Night. Playoff football is always crazy, and the betting lines can be complex, but I’ll break it down so you can beat the odds in the Wild Card Edition of Against the Spread.
HOUSTON +2.5 VS CLEVELAND
Stroud is no longer a rookie. He’s shown the poise of a veteran and has his team playing at a high level. Nico Collins remains a problem to cover, so the Flacco story ends here. The Browns are allowing 29.5 ppg on the road.
TAKE THE TEXANS +2.5
KANSAS CITY -4.5 VS MIAMI
I despise picking Chiefs games…ugh! They are the far more experienced playoff team. Patrick against any QB is usually a good bet. The weather will impact both teams, but the depleted Dolphins will feel it more. Defense and no turnovers will rule the night!
TAKE THE CHIEFS -4.5
PITTSBURGH +10 @ BUFFALO
This is a pure culture and adverse conditions play. Steelers have found their formula on offense over the previous few games. with Mason Rudolph??? The run game is flowing with Najee and Jaylen Warren. The Bills will rely on Josh Allen….again. He should be enough to get the win, with TJ Watt out, but it will be close.
TAKE THE STEELERS +10
LA RAMS +3 @ DETROIT
Sean McVay has done his best coaching of his career to get this team in the dance. Stafford going back to Detroit to face Jared Goff is poetic. Better QB, better coach, and better defense. Plus a hobbled Sam LaPorta equals a Rams dub.
TAKE THE RAMS +3
DALLAS -7 VS GREEN BAY
Jordan Love has improved immeasurably since mid-season. The Pack is the youngest team in the playoffs and will probably hang for a bit. The Cowboys have thrived at home. Dak and CeeDee will make enough plays and the youngsters from the frozen tundra will run out of gas.
TAKE THE COWBOYS -7
PHILADELPHIA -3 @ TAMPA BAY
Neither team comes into this game in impressive fashion. The wheels seem to be completely off the car for the Eagles. I believe they would lose to any other playoff team in the field but this one. The Bucs had to gut out a 9-0 win last week in Carolina…..CAROLINA!! The eagles talent alone should be enough. Give it to Swift and Gainwell, win by 7.
TAKE THE EAGLES -3
Enjoy the weekend games! Looks like a great slate. Let’s make it really great and get this money!!!
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