NFL Wild Card Week Odds: Opening Spreads, Moneylines, And Totals For Every Game

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The NFL has wrapped up its regular season and the first week of playoff matchups are set. With the games for the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs now on the schedule for this Saturday and Sunday, sportsbooks have released odds on all this week’s games.

Here’s a look ahead at odds for all the upcoming NFL playoff games this week, including spreads, moneylines, and point totals at legal US sportsbooks.

Matchups, odds and analysis will be added as information becomes available.

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Saturday, January 14

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers, 4:30 p.m. ET

The Seahawks squeaked into the playoffs by the narrowest of margins after beating the Rams in overtime and then getting an assist from the Lions, who knocked off Green Bay to give Seattle the last remaining playoff spot. This is a tough draw for the Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs, as they’re winless in two tries against San Francisco this season and are currently listed by most sportsbooks as the least likely team to make it through the NFC playoffs and win it all ().

The 49ers hammered NFC West basement-dwellers the Cardinals to end the regular season on a 10-game winning streak. San Francisco’s only home loss this season came against the AFC top seed Chiefs, and that was all the way back in September. Even with starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo still out with a foot injury, likely until the NFC Championship game or later, backup Brock Purdy continues to play well, surrounded by an all-star cast.

Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:15 p.m. ET

The Chargers opted to go with many of their starters in the final regular season game, but still lost 31-28 on the road in Denver. Even worse, wide receiver Mike Williams left the game injured, as did Joey Bosa, a key piece of the Chargers pass rush. Williams is currently listed as questionable for Saturday’s game. The Chargers are 5-4 on the road this season.

The Jaguars won the AFC South for the first time in five years with a 20-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. Jacksonville got a lot of help from special teams and defense, including a 37-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Trevor Lawrence completed 20 of 32 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown. The Jaguars won the last meeting between the two teams in September, and finished this season winning five straight.

Sunday, January 15

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET

The Dolphins may not have managed a single touchdown in their final regular season game, but they still did just enough to beat the Jets by a score of 11-6 and secure the final playoff spot in the AFC. The big question for Miami is quarterback availability. Tua Tagovailoa is still in concussion protocol and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game. Second-stringer Teddy Bridgewater was technically active, but didn’t play in Week 18. Third-string rookie Skylar Thompson went 20-of-31 for 152 yards and no scores, but also no turnovers. Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel has said the team is approaching this game as if Thompson will be the starter.

The Bills came up with big plays when they needed them, ending the Patriots’ season with a 35-23 win at home to end the regular season. Josh Allen threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns with one interception, and the Bills clinched the No. 2 spot in the AFC with help from Nyheim Hines‘ two kick returns for touchdowns. The Bills have guaranteed that they won’t have a true road game at all in the AFC playoffs. They’re 7-1 at home this season, and beat the Dolphins 32-29 at home in their last meeting on Dec. 17.

New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings, 4:30 p.m. ET

The Giants finished the season on a loss in Philadelphia, but it was an essentially meaningless game for New York and the team chose to rest several starters with an eye toward this week’s playoff game. The Giants are 4-4 on the road this season, though that includes Sunday’s loss when the squad was led by backups. They came up just short in their last meeting with Minnesota, falling by three on the road in a game where Daniel Jones threw for 334 yards and a touchdown with one interception.

The Vikings finished the season on a win, beating the lowly Bears 29-13 on Sunday. Kirk Cousins went 17-of-20 for 225 yards and a score before being spelled by backup Nick Mullens as the team opted to rest many starters in the second half. The Vikings are 8-1 at home and haven’t lost in Minnesota since their blowout loss to the Cowboys in November.

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:15 p.m. ET

A battered Ravens team lost 27-16 in Cincinnati to end the regular season, but the teams will meet again in the same place this week – and the Ravens will be hoping to have a healthier squad for the one that counts most. Quarterback Lamar Jackson still hasn’t practiced all week, so he’s not expected to be available for this game. The good news for Baltimore is that backup Tyler Huntley has been back on the field and throwing again after missing time with a shoulder injury.

The Bengals won the AFC North and beat the Ravens on Sunday to avoid a coin flip that would have decided the site of this playoff game. Joe Burrow threw for 215 yards and a touchdown to set the new franchise record for touchdown passes in a season. Guard Alex Cappa left the game with an ankle injury and did not return. The Bengals haven’t lost a game since Oct. 31, and haven’t lost at home since the first week of the regular season.

Monday, January 16

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET

The Cowboys had a chance to put themselves in position to at least have a shot at winning the NFC East, but a loss to the Commanders to end the regular season stopped that. Dak Prescott had a very mediocre day, going 14-of-37 for 128 yards with a touchdown and a pick before Cooper Rush came on in relief. Dallas is 4-4 on the road this season, and lost to the Bucs at home to start the season.

The Buccaneers won the NFC South with an 8-9 mark on the season –the worst record among all division winners in the NFL. It marked the first losing season for Tom Brady as a starting quarterback in the NFL, but it was still good enough to make the postseason. The most concerning news is that, even in a meaningless final game against the Falcons on Sunday, the team lost center Robert Hainsey to injury en route to a 30-17 loss. His status for this week isn’t yet clear. The Bucs are 5-4 at home this season.

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