Last Updated on January 8, 2021

Buckle up for a full slate of NFL Wild Card Weekend games. With the addition of two teams to the NFL Playoffs this year, there are two more games this weekend. This is the first step towards the Super Bowl for teams and a win could be the launching pad for a team on a championship run.

Bettors are all over the favorites this week. Here are some of the more interesting NFL public betting trends of the weekend:

  • The public loves the favorites. All six favorites are bringing in most of the money on the spread line. The biggest public favorite is the Buffalo Bills. They account for 91% of the total handle on the spread and 84% on the moneyline. Buffalo has looked phenomenal all season long and many believe they represent the biggest threat to the Kansas City Chiefs. Nonetheless, a win would be historic for the Bills, a franchise that has not won a playoff game in over 25 years.
  • Value on home underdogs. The public is putting most of the spread line money on the Baltimore Ravens against the Tennessee Titans. But they aren’t all-in on the Ravens like they are with some other favorites. More of the bets (53%) are in on the Titans on the spread and 63% of the handle on the moneyline is on Tennessee. Remember, the Titans pulled off the upset on the road against the Ravens last season in the Divisional round. There could be value on Tennessee as a home underdog this weekend.
  • Sharp money is on the under in Tampa Bay-Washington game. If you are looking for an angle on the totals in any game this weekend, take a look at what is going on with Tampa Bay-Washington. Only 37% of the total bets are on the under, but those tickets account for 72% of the total handle on that market. That means bettors are putting down big wagers on the under 45 to hit.

All odds and betting splits via DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

NFL Wild Card Weekend Betting Splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
IND Colts +6.5 9% 18% Over 51.0 79% 73% +245 16% 19%
BUF Bills -6.5 91% 82% Under 51.0 21% 27% -286 84% 81%
                   
LA Rams +3 44% 36% Over 42.0 58% 68% +150 34% 37%
SEA Seahawks -3 56% 64% Under 42.0 42% 32% -175 66% 63%
                   
TB Buccaneers -8 73% 71% Over 45.0 28% 63% -400 88% 87%
WAS Football Team +8 27% 29% Under 45.0 72% 37% +335 12% 13%
                   
BAL Ravens -3.5 56% 47% Over 54.5 65% 59% -177 37% 39%
TEN Titans +3.5 44% 53% Under 54.5 35% 41% +155 63% 61%
                   
CHI Bears +10 38% 43% Over 47.5 61% 64% +400 24% 18%
NO Saints -10 62% 57% Under 47.5 39% 36% -500 76% 82%
                   
CLE Browns +6 17% 27% Over 47.5 75% 75% +220 36% 36%
PIT Steelers -6 83% 73% Under 47.5 25% 25% -265 64% 64%