The 18-week regular season has concluded, prompting 18 and over NFL sportsbooks to create odds for betting on Super Wild Card Weekend. The home team is favored in four out of six matchups, and winter weather is expected to factor in heavily in Kansas City and Buffalo.
Moderate temperatures are forecast in Houston and Tampa Bay, while the Dallas and Detroit games will be played indoors.
There are storylines aplenty across these six contests. Cleveland vs. Houston features a matchup of QBs that are projected to win the NFL Comeback Player of the Year (Joe Flacco) and NFL Rookie of the Year (CJ Stroud) awards.
Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Betting Line
Point Spread: Browns -2.0, Texans +2.0
Moneyline: Browns -130, Texans +110
Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is on IR and must watch from the sidelines as Cleveland plays his former team in the NFL Playoffs.
Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Line
Point Spread: Dolphins +4.5, Chiefs -4.5
Moneyline: Dolphins +200, Chiefs -230
Below-zero temperatures are expected when Miami and KC meet at Arrowhead Stadium. The Dolphins would seem to be the team more prepared for cold-weather offense, but NFL Playoff betting sites are favoring the Chiefs by 4.5 points.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Line
Point Spread: Steelers +10.0, Bills -10.0
Moneyline: Steelers +410, Bills -515
Both the Steelers and Bills were nearly out of the playoffs entering Week 18. Buffalo is favored by a gargantuan 10-point spread. While players may be tempted to wager on Pittsburgh covering the 10 points, Buffalo outclasses the Steelers nearly across the board.
All-Pro edge rusher TJ Watt will miss the game for Pittsburgh.
Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Line
Point Spread: Packers +7.0, Cowboys -7.0
Moneyline: Packers +276, Cowboys -331
The Cowboys won the NFC East and the second overall seed after falling behind the Eagles midseason. Dallas is a touchdown favorite at home against the Packers, who qualified for the NFL Playoffs as the 7 seed.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions Betting Line
Point Spread: Rams +3.0, Lions -3.0
Moneyline: Rams +145, Lions -165
The Detroit Lions are division winners for the first time since 1993, earning the 3 seed and a Super Wild Card Weekend home game against the LA Rams. Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is leading the NFL odds to become the next head coach of the Washington Commanders, but he still has some work to do before entertaining any potential job offers.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Line
Point Spread: Eagles -3.0, Buccaneers +3.0
Moneyline: Eagles -160, Buccaneers +140
The final game of the 2023-24 Super Wild Card Weekend kicks off Monday Night, where the home Buccaneers are 3-point dogs to the visiting Eagles.
The two teams that Super Bowl betting sites are favoring to reach the big game – the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens – are off until the Divisional Round.
The team that each top franchise faces depends on this weekend’s results, as they will each host the lowest remaining seeds on the board. If the above NFL Playoff betting lines are accurate, then San Francisco will play the Eagles, and Baltimore will go up against the Browns.