Top NFL Betting Props for Wild Card Weekend

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Sixteen teams are up for Super Bowl betting, and eight of them will compete in the Wild Card Round this weekend. We’ve rounded up the top props, all of which focus on Wild Card action. To start things off, we’ll see who’s favoured to record the most passing yards this weekend: Ben Roethlisberger.


Who will Record the Most Passing Yards During Wild Card Weekend?

Ben Roethlisberger: +250
Aaron Rodgers: +300
Eli Manning: +300
Matthew Stafford: +500
Russell Wilson: +600
Matt Moore: +1200
Brock Osweiler: +1200
All Oakland Raiders QB's Combined: +2000

Big Ben leads this prop bet for good reason: he’s playing at home and facing a weak defense. He averaged 319.8 passing yards per game at home (compared to 238 on the road) and is squaring off with a defense that gave up 30 passing touchdowns (only five teams allowed more).

Rodgers will be a popular choice, too. He’s been the hottest quarterback in the NFL over the last six weeks (15 touchdowns, no interceptions), but he’ll have a tough test against the New York Giants’ defense. They tied for the second-most interceptions and allowed the second-fewest touchdown passes in the regular season.

As for Russell Wilson, he’s a bit of a wild card in this category. He’s thrown for 277 yards or less in six of his last seven games. The Seahawks will be up against the Detroit Lions and Matt Stafford, who’s flying under the radar. Stafford could be a good value pick because he’ll have to throw the ball a lot in Seattle, and the Seahawks’ defense hasn’t been the same since they lost safety Earl Thomas for the season.


Will a Wild Card Team win the Super Bowl?

Yes: +1000
No: -5000

Three Wild Card teams in the last 12 years have won the Super Bowl: the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005, the New York Giants in 2007 and the Green Bay Packers in 2010. Will it happen again this season? The two AFC Wild Card teams are currently employing backup quarterbacks, which limits their chances. In the NFC, the two Wild Card teams are the Detroit Lions and New York Giants.

The New York Giants may have the best shot. They have a strong defense, and Eli Manning has a better playoff record at Lambeau Field (2-0) than Aaron Rodgers (2-2). If the Giants beat the Packers, at some point, they would probably face the Dallas Cowboys – a team they’ve already defeated twice this season. The Giants might be the No. 5 seed, but they had 11 wins this year, which is tied for the second-most in their conference.


How Many Wild Card Teams will Win this Weekend?

Over 1.5: +200
Under 1.5: -300

There was a time when home-field advantage meant more in the opening round. Since the NFL began a 12-team playoff format in 1990, home teams are 65-37 in the opening weekend. However, they’ve faded of late. Over the last 10 years, home teams are just 24-20. 


*Odds as of January 6, 2017

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