Tag: NFL Playoffs

The NFL now has six playoff games during Wild Card Weekend with one moving to Monday Night Football. (Image: Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

NFL Wild Card Playoffs to Include a Monday Night Football Game

Are you ready for some playoff football? Last season, the NFL expanded the playoffs to include six wild-card games and the league announced that one of those games will be played on Monday evening for the first-ever playoff edition of Monday Night Football. The NFL hasn’t determined which network will […]

Sports bettors are betting on the teams first year on a turnaround. (Image: Rey Del Rio/Getty)

Detroit Lions Receive Most Bets to Make the NFL Playoffs

According to BetMGM, the Detroit Lions are everyone’s favorite long shot to make the NFL playoffs. Although the Lions are roughly +750 to make the playoffs, the sportsbook has received more bets on Detroit than on any other team. A number of studies have shown that people root for underdogs, […]

LA Rams DE Aaron Donald closes in on Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in 2018. The Packers are favorites by almost a touchdown against the Rams in the NFC Divisional playoff round. (Image: Joe Robbins/Getty)

NFC Divisional Playoffs Betting Preview: LA Rams at Green Bay Packers

The Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers meet in a classic playoff battle between the NFL’s top defensive team and the league’s elite offensive squad. The Rams and their smothering defense, led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, face a tough assignment slowing down Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s […]

NFL Wild-Card Weekend Ratings Sag Despite Expanded Format

NFL Wild-Card Weekend Ratings Sag Despite Expanded Format

The NFL’s expanded slate on wild-card weekend, with several networks opting to expand their footprint by simultaneously broadcast on alternate networks or streaming, did not yield a ratings bonanza. Instead, overall viewer numbers were down year over year and in some cases were the lowest in five years or more. […]

Chase Young and the rest of the defensive lineman for Washington will be a key to an upset over Tampa Bay on Saturday. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: War in Trenches Will Decide Tampa Bay-Washington

The old saying of football games are won in the trenches couldn’t be more true with the Tampa Bay-Washington Wild Card game on Saturday. Whoever controls the line of scrimmage in this contest should advance to the next round of the NFL Playoffs. That is why with this week’s One […]

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen seen here celebrating a touchdown with teammate Josh Brown against the NY Jets. Allen and the Buffalo Bills secured the #2 seed in the AFC Conference playoffs and +350 odds to win the AFC. (Image: Mark Konezny/USA Today Sports)

Conference Championship Futures: Kansas City Leads Stacked AFC

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend, and the AFC side of the postseason bracket looks much stronger than the NFC side. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are the favorite to win the AFC Championship at -115 odds, while the Buffalo Bills (+350) and Baltimore Ravens (+600) are […]

ESPN Plus to Feature Betting Commentary for NFL Wild Card ‘MegaCast’

ESPN Plus to Feature Betting Commentary for NFL Wild Card ‘MegaCast’

With tech giants like Amazon emerging as players in NFL broadcasting, ESPN is staking its reputation on streaming this weekend with its first-ever NFL “MegaCast.” The idea is to broadcast the Ravens vs. Titans wild-card game at 1:O5 p.m. ET across six Disney-owned networks with different viewer experiences on each. […]

The LA Rams faced the Seattle Seahawks twice this year, and the two will play each other NFL Wild Card Weekend. (Image: Getty)

Bettors Take Wait and See Attitude on NFL Wild-Card Weekend Odds

When the NFL odds for Wild-Card Weekend were released late Sunday, the betting public decided to hold off on hammering any of the 12 teams playing in the first round of the playoffs. Of the six games, the largest line movement was a half-point on two games. The Seattle Seahawks […]

The Indianapolis Colts loss to Pittsburgh made the NFL Playoff picture a little more cloudy, since they now need help to make the postseason. (Image: Indianapolis Star)

NFL Playoff Picture: Who’s In, Who’s Out, Who Needs Help

With one week remaining in the regular season, the NFL playoff picture is coming into focus. The biggest losers were the Las Vegas Raiders, who played themselves out of a postseason spot, and the Indianapolis Colts, who could have secured one of the seven spots in the AFC, but are […]