Wild Card Weekend is going to be a little bit different this year as we’ll see three games on Saturday and three games on Sunday. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best games of the week for sports bettors:
Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills
Odds: Bills -7
The Colts have been dominant running the football this season while the Bills have been excellent through the air. They both get the job done on the offensive side of the ball in completely different ways, but it has worked wonders for each of them. On the defensive side of the ball, the Colts have been a top five unit in the league while the Bills have been getting better and better as the year has gone on. This is going to be a tough and physical matchup between two teams that haven’t had much playoff success in recent years.
Chicago Bears @ New Orleans Saints
Odds: Saints -10
The Chicago Bears were able to squeak into the postseason with an 8-8 record and will now face off against a New Orleans Saints team that was beat them in overtime earlier in the season. The Saints will be getting all of their stars back for this game – including Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. The combination of the Saints offensive firepower and the Chicago defense makes for an intriguing matchup.
Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Odds: Seahawks -4.5
This will now be the third matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks this season with each of them getting a win over the other. The Rams will be entering this game with a question mark as their quarterback Jared Goff was inactive last week and could possibly be inactive again due to a thumb injury on his throwing hand. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have home-field advantage and are coming into this game with a lot of momentum after stringing together a winning streak to end the season.
Baltimore Ravens @ Tennessee Titans
Odds: Ravens -3.5
The Baltimore Ravens are riding a five-game winning streak as they’ve caught fire after a mediocre start. However, they face off against a Tennessee Titans team that got the best of them earlier in the year as well as last postseason in the Divisional Round. The Titans have arguably the best running back in the game in Derrick Henry, who just surpassed 2000 rushing yards, while the Ravens have 1,000-yard rusher Lamar Jackson at quarterback. This is going to be a fun and exciting matchup.
Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Odds: Steelers -4
This contest is one of the must-watch games this weekend due to it being the first time since 2002 that the Cleveland Browns are in the playoffs. They are going into this game with one of the best running back duos in the league with Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb, but are facing their division rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers who started the year 11-0 before losing four of their last five games. These two teams faced off just last week with the Browns edging the Steelers 24-22. The Steelers were resting starters, though, so they’ll have more fight to them this week.