Last weekend, the 2020 NFL Playoffs had a blistering start with the wild-card round featuring the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles. There was enough drama for fans to enjoy, with the Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans both requiring extra time to overcome the Saints and the Bills for a spot in the divisional round.
This weekend the four teams that got a bye in the first round will
all battle it out during the second stage of the playoffs. These
teams include the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay
Packers, and San Francisco 49ers. Here’s how punters looking to test
the betting tips and to check the guides at the Legal Online Casinos
in Canada can expect the action top pan out.
Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers
For most of the season, the Vikings remained in the thick for the NFC North title race, before the Packers outran them. Nonetheless, having claimed the 6-seed before week 17 allowed them to get a chance to rest certain key players for the regular-season finale. That extra rest paid off as they pulled off an overtime upset over the Saints (No. 3) during the Superdome on Sunday.
The 49ers almost suffered a week 17 loss that would have made them fifth seed in Seattle, but their winning goal-line stand secured them a first-round bye. They also got the home-field advantage in the playoffs during their first postseason appearance in the last six years.
According to the bookies, the 49ers are the favorite at 6.5 points, while Vikings are the underdog. The Bookmakers have also set Over/Under market at 45.5 points, making it the lowest in the four divisional-round games.
Houston Texans Vs. Kansas City Chiefs
With the Chiefs being the 9.5-point favorite and at 22/25 to cover the point spread, the Texans remain the underdogs at 37/10. The Chiefs are 10-5-1 against the spread and 3-2-1 as the home favorite, covered by only 0.5 points on average.
When on the road as the underdog, the Texans are 4-2 against the spread, and they’ve won five of their eight away games this season. One of these wins came in Kansas during week 6. However, this game has the highest over/under the betting line, with the total points set at 49. That’s because the Chiefs have recorded a strong scoring offense of 28.2 points per game, while the Texans have recorded 23.6 points per game.
Tennesse Titans Vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens will be a 9.5-point favorite during their playoff game, with9/10 odds to cover the spread, while the ravens are a 7/2 underdog. The ravens are 10-6 against the spread during their current campaign, and they’ve covered in 62.5% of games with an average of 10.2 points.
As the favorites, Baltimore is 7-5 against the spread, while Tennesse is 4-3 against the spread since they’re the underdog. This season, the titans have been covering with 6.4 points per game on average, which may explain why the Over/under market stands at 48 points. However, that seems a bit conservative for the game, given the two teams have a combined scoring offense of 58.3 points per game.