This weekend the first round of the NFL postseason kicks off with the wildcard round. These are the early lines that can be found online at Bovada, sportsbook.com, topbet and betonline.
Saturday January 4.
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5) Total: 55.5
The Eagles were 7-1 SU over their last eight games of the regular season. Philadelphia ended the season 10-6 SU and 8-7-1 ATS. New Orleans has a great offense and plenty of experience in the postseason. The Saints finished the season 11-5 SU and 8-7-1 ATS.
However, on the road the Saints have struggled all season winning only 3 of their 8 road games. In those eight road games, the Saints were a dismal 1-7 ATS.
The last time the teams played was in the regular season in 2012 with New Orleans (-2.5) winning and covering 28-13.
Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) Total: 46.5
These teams played head to head on December 22 with the Colts defeating the Chiefs in Kansas City 20-7. The Colts are 11-5 SU and 10-6 ATS, while the Chiefs are 11-5 SU and 9-7 ATS. Now only two weeks later, Indianapolis is favored after being the underdog by 7.5 points in the first matchup.
Indianapolis outgained Kansas City by 367 to 287 in that game and the Chiefs had four turnovers, nearly 25% of their total turnovers for the season.
Kansas City gave most of its starters the day off on Sunday versus San Diego, which was a good decision by Coach Andy Reid since they play Saturday and would have had one less day to rest.
Sunday January 5
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (-6.5) Total: 46.5
San Diego snuck into the playoffs thanks to a missed field goal by Kansas City that sent the game to overtime where they prevailed. The Chargers are 9-7 SU and 9-6-1 ATS and lost to the Bengals on December 1 of this year 17-10. The Bengals, who are 11-5 SU and 10-5-1 ATS, were 1.5 point favorites in that game at San Diego.
The Bengals are 8-0 SU and ATS at home this season and are 7-4 ATS when the favorite. San Diego as an underdog is 6-3-1 ATS this season.
San Diego has not been victories in the postseason since 2008, while the winless drought in the postseason for Cincinnati dates back to January of 1991.
San Francisco 49ers (-2.5) at Green Bay Packer Total: 49
The 49ers are the only team in the four games to be favored on the road this weekend. San Francisco is 12-4 SU and 10-5-1 ATS and is riding a six game winning streak. The line opened with the 49ers as a one-point favorite and already has jumped 1.5 points to a current 2.5.
The 49ers have dominated the Packers winning four straight head-to-head games versus Green Bay. The Packers, who are 8-7-1 SU and 7-9 ATS, won on a last minute touchdown pass by Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb on Sunday over Chicago.
San Francisco has 1,073 total yards and 79 points over their last two games against Green Bay.
Rodgers came back after missing seven games to play well in the second half after being rusty in the early going on Sunday.