The NFL’s first 17-game season will also see the league’s first three-day NFL Wild Card Weekend 2022. This Super Wild Card Weekend will begin Saturday with Raiders vs. Bengals and conclude on Monday night with Rams vs. Cardinals. Five of the six Wild Card Weekend NFL spreads are single-digits, but Chiefs vs. Steelers is the one outlier. Kansas City is the AFC’s No. 2 seed and a 12.5-point favorite over the seventh-seeded Steelers in the latest Wild Card Weekend NFL odds at Caesars Sportsbook.
Just three weeks ago, the Chiefs stomped all over Pittsburgh with a 26-point win at Arrowhead Stadium. Can we expect a similar result with the Chiefs winning nine of their last 10 games? Can Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers be much more competitive, making them an attractive option with your Wild Card Weekend NFL bets? All of the Wild Card Weekend NFL lines are listed below and SportsLine’s advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Wild Card Weekend NFL picks now.
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Top Wild Card Weekend NFL predictions
One of the model’s strongest Wild Card Weekend picks is that the NFC’s No. 2 seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-8.5) cover the spread at home against the No. 7 Eagles. Since the NFL playoff bracket was set, this spread has been as high as 9.5 points and the model was still backing the Bucs. So, it is even stronger behind Tampa now.
Philadelphia clinched a playoff spot thanks to its running game, as the Eagles led the NFL in rushing yards. But that strength will be mitigated against the No. 3 rush defense that the Bucs possess. Also, a big reason why Philly leans so much on the run is because of its struggles in the passing game. The Eagles rank last among the 14 playoff teams in passing yards and passing touchdowns.
The Eagles have also covered just once over their last four games, while the Bucs have covered in six of their last seven home games. All nine of the Eagles’ straight-up wins this year came against non-playoff teams, while Philadelphia went 0-6 against playoff teams, including a Week 6 loss to the Bucs.
Tampa won that game by six points, and it was in Philadelphia. With the setting shifting to Central Florida, SportsLine’s model has the Bucs winning by 10 points on NFL Super Wild Card Weekend. Thus, it has the Buccaneers covering in over 50 percent of simulations. The model also says the Over (49) hits well over 50 percent of the time.
How to make Super Wild Card Weekend NFL picks
The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Wild Card Weekend schedule, and it’s calling for one team to cover in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.
So which NFL picks can you make with confidence, and which team is a must-back? Check out the latest NFL odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $7,400 since its inception, and find out.
Wild Card Weekend NFL odds, spreads, lines, schedule
Saturday, Jan. 15
Raiders at Bengals (-6.5, 49.5)
Featured Game | Cincinnati Bengals vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Featured Game | Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
Sunday, Jan. 16
Eagles at Buccaneers (-8.5, 49)
Featured Game | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Featured Game | Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
Steelers at Chiefs (-12.5, 46.5)
Featured Game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday, Jan. 17
Cardinals at Rams (-4, 50.5)
Featured Game | Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals