Last Updated on January 18, 2022
One of the most profitable ways to bet on the NFL is on underdogs, assuming a winning record. It is also a rush, and a big reason why bettors will ask each other “What dogs are you on this week?”
There is value on the underdogs, but also it makes betting more fun and profitable should you hit. No matter the sport, everyone loves an underdog. When it comes to betting on the NFL, underdogs have a chance to make bettors more money, but are less likely to win on the moneyline. That is what makes it interesting, and fun, for bettors.
While there are not many two-or-more touchdown underdogs throughout the NFL season and playoffs, there are always upsets on a week-to-week basis where teams that are favored lose games. Finding this value is a great way to potentially become a more profitable bettor in the long run.
Below, let’s take a look at the latest odds for the Divisional Round in the NFL, our favorite upset picks, and more. In addition, you can find out who the public is betting on for this week in the NFL.
Upset Picks for the Divisional Round in the NFL
Whether against the spread or on the moneyline, there are a number of upsets every week in the NFL. While we do not see as many large spreads as we do in college football, there is always a handful of upsets in the NFL that can swing a week for bettors. Finding the best value is key in the NFL, with legal sportsbooks varying by price. While upset picks on the moneyline are less likely to happen, the payout is much greater. This is where the phrase “any given Sunday” comes into play, where the NFL is so close (relative to college football) in terms of talent disparity. This makes betting on underdogs and upsets much more fun, and potentially more profitable.
Without further ado, here is a list of our favorite upset picks for the Divisional Round in the NFL, and their prices at the time of the pick.
- Cincinnati Bengals +168 at Tennessee Titans at FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Los Angeles Rams +130 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers at DraftKings Sportsbook.
If you are looking to see who the public is betting on in these NFL games, take a look here.
Latest NFL Playoff Odds
Finding the best line is the most important part of betting on underdogs, as the return on your win is massive. In order to do that, you have to shop for the best odds in your state. Below, you will find the best odds on every NFL game across multiple legal sportsbooks in your state. For example, if you like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at -5.5, but you can get them at -4.5 on another legal sportsbook, be sure to take the extra point to increase your chances of winning.
Let’s take a look at the spreads for each NFL game this week, finding the best prices for your NFL upset picks.
NFL Playoffs Betting Splits – Divisional Round
One of the most important aspects of betting information is learning who the public is on. We track NFL public betting and consensus picks, and it will help you make betting decisions. For this week in the NFL, here is a look at the latest public betting information. Below, you can see just how much money (and tickets) are on the spread, moneyline, and totals for each NFL game when the information is provided.
All consensus betting information is courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Who are the biggest underdogs this week in the NFL?
For the second week of the NFL playoffs, there are only four games, and all of them have close spreads. Here are a list of the underdogs for this week, who would be upsets given the point spread.
- San Francisco 49ers +5.5 vs. Green Bay Packers
- Cincinnati Bengals +3.5 vs. Tennessee Titans
- Los Angeles Rams +3 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Buffalo Bills +2.5 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
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