- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have -105 odds to cover a 9.5-point spread over the Philadelphia Eagles.
- The Kansas City Chiefs are 13-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
TAMPA, Fla. – The NFL Playoffs are set and ready to begin and both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will play in the Wild Card Round. During Wild Card weekend, both the Chiefs and Bucs are the strongest favorites in their respective conferences.
Can The Buccaneers Overcome Injuries Against The Eagles?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Philadelphia Eagles Odds
- Moneyline: Buccaneers (-430) vs. Eagles (+320)
- Spread: Buccaneers -9.5 (-105)
- Total: 49 Points
Although legal online sportsbooks have the Buccaneers playoff odds heavily favored over the Philadelphia Eagles, Philly’s odds should not be counted out. The Buccaneers are going into the playoffs depleted with injuries on both sides of the ball. Those injuries include Chris Godwin, who is out for the season, Richard Sherman, Leonard Fournette, Jason Pierre-Paul, Lavonte David, and Shaq Barrett amongst many others.
These two teams also faced off earlier in the season where the Buccaneers won the game as 7-point favorites. However, the Eagles covered the spread only losing by 6 points with a final score of 28-22.
The one thing to remember when betting on this game is that this is still Tom Brady. Even with the Buccaneers receiving core being shorthanded since Week 15, he and the Bucs have been able to get it done winning their last three games of the season.
Are The Chiefs A Sure Lock To Win The Wild Card Over The Steelers?
Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Odds
- Moneyline: Chiefs (-700) vs. Steelers (+475)
- Spread: Chiefs -13 (-105)
- Total: 46.5 Points
The Chiefs barely missed the bye week in the AFC as they finished behind the Tennessee Titans due to the Titans owning the tiebreaker. However, they lucked out with their Wild Card matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers as they manhandled them just three weeks ago. The Chiefs NFL lines in Week 16 were 10-point favorites over Pittsburgh and they covered with ease having won the game 36-10.
Backing up the Chiefs, even more, is that they have covered or pushed a 13-point spread in five games this season. As for the Steelers, they are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a win. They have also struggled in the playoffs going 2-6-2 ATS in their last eight playoff games.
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