By Adam Thompson | | 7 mins
Intriguing NFL Wild-Card Weekend Prop Bets From All 6 Games
The NFL Playoffs expansion to 14 teams this season gives us two additional games for the opening weekend of the NFL betting postseason. For the first time, six playoff games are set, featuring tripleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday. Bookies.com NFL handicapper Adam Thompson – who owns a 60% cash rate on NFL picks at bookiesEDGE , including 76% over the last month – breaks down his six favorite prop bets for the NFL wild-card weekend.
6 NFL Wild Card Weekend Prop Bets To Back
|Philip Rivers – Under 270.5 Yards||-105|
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|Antonio Gibson – Score TD||+150|
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|Antonio Gibson – Score TD||+150|
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|1st Quarter – Ravens -0.5||+115|
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|Alvin Kamara – Score TD & Saints Win||-182|
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|Ben Roethlisberger – Over 1.5 TDs||-200|
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NFL odds listed are current as of publication and subject to change.
Philip Rivers – Under 269.5 Yards
Rivers can sling it, but the Colts have learned that they can beat anyone when running is the priority. Now that rookie Jonathan Taylor has acclimated himself to the NFL game, the Indy offense has been a beast, averaging 30-plus ppg the last eight weeks. Rivers averages 280 ypg in losses and 252 in defeats.
If the Colts want to win, that means grinding it with success and Rivers staying in the 250-yard range. Lock in the Rivers yards prop at FOX Bet.
Cam Akers – Over 64.5 Yards
Akers has been fairly inconsistent – he had 34 yards on 21 carries last week vs. Arizona, but 171 yards on 20 carries two weeks prior vs. the Patriots. What we do know is Sean McVay will feed Akers, and that could especially be true with the current QB health situation for the weekend.
Seattle’s run defense has been far better than its pass D, but he’ll get fed and his breakout potential makes this number too low. Secure the best odds for the Akers prop at Unibet.
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Antonio Gibson – Score TD
The Buccaneers own the NFL’s top rushing defense and have allowed just eight rushing TDs all season. But if Washington hopes to compete, it likely isn’t going to be by Alex Smith passing for 300 yards and 3 TDs.
When Gibson has received more than 13 carries, Washington is 4-0 on the season. When he doesn’t, the team is 2-8. Gibson has 10 TDs in the seven games he’s received 13 or more carries. That is Washington’s path to success. Get the best odds for a Gibson score over at FanDuel.
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1st Quarter – Ravens -1.5
No team scores as often or as prolificly in the opening 15 minutes as the Ravens. Only two teams allowed fewer points than the Ravens in the opening frame; they haven’t allowed a single first-quarter point in three weeks.
It’s tough to be initially prepared for what Baltimore brings, especially on the offensive end. We can plan for the Ravens’ eighth-ranked run defense to hold Derrick Henry down for a drive or two, and for Lamar Jackson and his crew to do what they do. Find the best odds for Ravens in the 1st quarter at PointsBet.
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Alvin Kamara – Score TD & Saints Win
We all remember Kamara going off for six TDs vs. the Vikings on Christmas. That’s not the norm, but Kamara has scored at least one TD in 12 of the Saints’ 16 games, either on the ground or as a pass-catcher. The Bears have allowed the fourth-most TDs by running backs. Adding New Orleans to win straight-up lowers the odds. Get the best odds for the Kamara double at DraftKings.
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Ben Roethlisberger – Over 1.5 TDs
Only three times this season has Big Ben finished with fewer than two TDs. He’s had at least one in every game. With the Steelers rushing game stuck in mud and the Browns defense definitely more run-stop than pass-stop, Mike Tomlin will give his veteran QB at or over the 38 attempts per game he’s averaging. Get the Big Ben prop for the best price at BetMGM.
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