Super Wild Card Weekend Betting Preview
No longer are you asking yourself about motivation or effort when it comes to betting on the NFL. Weeks 17 and 18 are past us and the postseason is here! Super Wild Card Weekend is one of the best weekends of the year, this is the second season of the 6-game playoff slate and it did not disappoint in year 1. After a very tight race in each conference, it should be just as exciting in 2022.
I have taken the time to provide in depth betting previews on each and every game. I’ve also included some of my favorites bets against the spread, on the total, rushing props, receiving props and even some touchdown scorers. This article will be a hub for all of the previews as well as a place to keep track of these bets. I’ll also include some education on betting during the playoffs and where these lines are moving.
Wild Card Weekend Betting Trends
- Quarterbacks making their first career start are 13-28 ATS (31.7%)
- Jalen Hurts (TB -8.5)
- Joe Burrow (LVR +5)
- Mac Jones (BUF -4)
- Kyler Murray (LAR -4)
- Underdogs are 15-3 ATS (83.3%) on Wild Card Weekend over the past 4 seasons
- Raiders +5
- Patriots +4
- Eagles +8.5
- 49ers +3
- Steelers +12.5
- Cardinals +4
- The UNDER has hit in 65.9% of Wild Card games in the last 10 seasons
- LVR/CIN U49
- NE/BUF U44
- PHI/TB U46
- SF/DAL U51
- PIT/KC U46
- ARI/LA U49.5
Notable Line Movement
I will update this article as we get closer to kickoff for each game, but there are two games that have seen significant line movement. Both of which tie back to the trends that were mentioned earlier.
Raiders open at +6.5 move to +5: Although the Raiders had to battle to the final seconds of week 18 to make the postseason, they’ve drawn the attention of sharp bettors. This has been happening even with the majority of the betting public backing Joe Burrow on the Bengals. This game looks to be a typical Pros vs Joes matchup.
PHI/TB total plummets from 49 opener to 46 at most shops: Betting the under on Wild Card Weekend has been a profitable strategy and perhaps the books are making an adjustment because of that. When the Eagles and Buccaneers met up earlier this season, the total points scored was exactly 46.
My Favorite Bets
I have brought together my favorite bets from my previews to one place, that way you can hold me accountable and you can be sure you’ve got them all locked in.
NE/BUF OVER 43
PHI/TB UNDER 49
SF/DAL OVER 50.5
Elijah Mitchell to score a TD @ +120
Darren Waller to score a TD @ +190
Rhamondre Stevenson O39.5 rushing yards
Travis Kelce O69.5 receiving yards
Stay tuned for more prop bets when more lines are released!