Bills, Bengals, Chargers favored in AFC wild card round

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The betting lines are out for the AFC wild card round, and the Bills are easily the biggest favorites on the board.

Buffalo is favored by 9.5 points to 10.5 points over Miami at various sports books. Given that the Bills have been one of the best teams in the NFL all season, and given that no one knows who will start at quarterback for the Dolphins, that spread is no surprise.

The Bengals are 5.5-point favorites over the Ravens. Again, it’s not a surprise, given that Cincinnati has been the better team for most of the season (including today, when the Bengals beat the Ravens), and given that we don’t know who will be starting at quarterback for the Ravens.

The Chargers are road favorites against the Jaguars, with sports books having Los Angeles -2 or -2.5. Although the Jaguars are at home, the Chargers have been the better team for most of the year.

In last year’s wild card round, favorites were 5-1 both outright and against the spread.

22 responses to “Bills, Bengals, Chargers favored in AFC wild card round

  1. It was a long time ago but in L.A. Jags 38 Chargers 10….Chargers got that much better?
    No story on the “celebration “ in Pittsburgh

  2. What if the NFL changes roles again though? They made us go ahead and side to add 10 more teams or just do it coin toss determine the winners, who knows?

  3. Doesn’t matter, Kansas City Chiefs are winning their second super bowl in the Mahomes era

  4. willige says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:59 pm
    BENGALS GOT SCREWED BY NFL!!!!

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    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    Cry me a river

  5. Dolphins aren’t exactly going into the playoffs on a roll but given they were 1-1 against the Bills in two tightly played games, a spread that big makes for an interesting wager.
    Expect the line to drop, and Miami to lose a close game if Tua plays.
    Though if Tua isn’t the starter, yeah, bet Buffalo to easily cover regardless if it’s Bridgewater or Thompson.

  6. Would expect pretty much all the favorites to win (as noted). Big difference between 2&7, 3&6, etc. Interesting that in both cases, the 5 teams were better than the 4s throughout the season. Although possible that Jags are playing better ball now.

  7. nflfan51 says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:58 pm
    It was a long time ago but in L.A. Jags 38 Chargers 10….Chargers got that much better?
    No story on the “celebration “ in Pittsburgh
    ______________________________________________
    I just saw it. An absolute embarrassment. Completely classless! So glad their not playing again this year. Seen enough!

  8. I would have loved the Bills to have the 1 seed – but I still really like their chances.

    We’ll see how it goes. The AFC has so many good teams & QB’s. It’s going to be all about winning the close ones, and whoever has the ball last.

  9. Shhhh don’t tell Roger the clown the Bengals are favored. He will change a rule on Saturday to make us play blindfolded.

  10. willige says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:59 pm
    BENGALS GOT SCREWED BY NFL!!!
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    Actually they didn’t

  11. People might mention the week 3 game between the Chargers and the Jaguars where the Jags destroyed the Chargers 38 – 10. The only thing to bear in mind is that Justin Herbert received that rib cartilage injury the week before with the Chiefs so the Chargers did not know what he really was capable of doing offense wise (deep throws, move in the pocket etc etc). I expect this game to be different now that the Chargers are healthy.

  12. Tua lucked out, he plays the Bills at 1:05pm when it’s 33 degrees instead of the night game when it’s 25 degrees…

  13. Cincy got the best matchup of the playoffs. Baltimore is the worst team still playing. They are gonna roll the Ravens.

  14. willige says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:59 pm
    BENGALS GOT SCREWED BY NFL!!!!

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    How? They got their home field advantage. They could’ve gotten the #2 seed, sure, but the Bills could’ve gotten the #1 seed of that’s what you’re whining about. Seems like they got the shorter end of that stick, but you don’t see them whining about it. Not a word.

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