NFL Wild Card Predictions + Best Bets!

And just like that, the playoffs are here. It feels like yesterday I was calling the Texans +10 vs the Chiefs a lock just for them to get throttled. Anyways, it’s been a pretty eventful year in the NFL and the playoffs should be as great as always. Here are my predictions for all the games as well as my best bet.

Colts @ Bills

The first game of the postseason should be an exciting one as Josh Allen and the Bills red- hot offense takes on a young Colts squad led old man Phillip Rivers. It seems the Colts finally realized Jonothan Taylor is a beast and they need to run the offense through him in order to have any success this postseason. The Colts are unbeaten in games where Taylor has gotten more than 20 carries and in those games they average 33.5 points. Safe to say they need to feed him if they want to win. Their young defense has balled out and will be up against one of their toughest tasks facing MVP candidate Josh Allen. If they can force a few turnovers it would not surprise me to see the Colts ending the game victorious. However, Josh Allen is one of the best at keeping the ball safe as in his entire career he has never thrown a pick in the red zone. All his weapons are healthy and eager to win a playoff game after what happened last year. This one will be close but in the end I see the Bills coming out on top.

Final Score: Indianapolis 27- Buffalo 31

Favorite bet: Over 51

Rams @ Seahawks

This is my favorite matchup for this weekend and I cannot wait to watch it. The Rams have been carried by their defense all season as Jared Goff has been wildly inconsistent and by the looks of it will not even play in Saturday’s game, which in my opinion will not hurt them too much as Josh Wolford proved to be a solid player in the Rams win over the Cardinals last Sunday throwing for 238 yards and rushing for another 56. The Seahawks have been lackluster on both sides of the ball so it is very hard to trust them in this spot especially going up against a defense like the Rams. In both games versus the Rams this season, Russell has failed to eclipse 250 pass yards, I see this Saturday being the third time. If the Seahawks are going to win this game they are going to need to establish the run early to open up the pass and hit some deep passes as they will not be able to drive the ball consistently on this Rams defense. As for the Rams, as long as they don’t turn the ball over and gift Russell great field position I think they win this one comfortably as it is too hard to trust the Seahawks who have shown inconsistencies on both sides of the ball as of late.

Final Score: Los Angeles 20- Seattle 13

Favorite bet: Rams +4

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