- The Baltimore Ravens are favored to score a passing TD first at +250.
- The New Orleans Saints are favored at -145 to have a rushing play as their first offensive play.
- The Under 5 ½ touchdowns is favored at -145 for the total TD’s in the Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game.
BALTIMORE – Betting on the Wild Card Weekend continues as sports bettors place action on the big Sunday Matchups.
This slate of games includes the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Tennessee Titans, the Chicago Bears vs. the New Orleans Saints, and the Cleveland Browns vs. The Pittsburgh Steelers.
There are several prop bets that are gaining attention from NFL bettors this weekend. These Wild Card Matchups will net some sports bettors major wins.
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Starting with the Ravens vs. Titans game, sports bettors are betting on the first score of the game. Short odds are on the Ravens scoring a passing TD first.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans – First Score of Game Odds
- Passing TD +250
- Tennessee Titans Passing TD +325
- Baltimore Ravens Field Goal +375
- Tennessee Titans Field Goal +450
- Baltimore Ravens Rushing TD +500
- Tennessee Titans Rushing TD +500
- Baltimore Ravens Defensive TD +2500
- Baltimore Ravens Safety +4000
- Tennessee Titans Defensive TD +4000
- Tennessee Titans Safety +4000
Both the Titans and the Ravens finished the season with an 11-5 record and have matched up in the playoffs in the past, as it was Tennessee that pulled the upset to send the Ravens home last season.
This added motivation could see the Ravens coming out swinging. The Ravens are red hot leading into the playoffs, ending the season with a five-game win streak.
Underdog bettors who are confident that the first score of the game will come from Baltimore may want to lean in on a Baltimore Ravens Rushing TD +500. The Ravens are still a strong rushing team and Lamar Jackson is known for using his athleticism to punish defenses.
It is very possible that the Ravens will call a rushing play to when close enough in the end zone, netting some lucky sports bettors major wins.
Continuing to the Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints game, sports bettors are putting action on a Rush play being the first offensive play of the game.
Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints – First Offensive Play of the Game
- Rush -145
- Pass +115
As both the Saints and the Bears have been strong rushing teams, specifically the Saints who rushed for 2,265 yards this season, it makes sense that sports bettors are leaning in favor of the game opening with a rushing play.
In addition, QB’s may not want to risk an early interception by passing on the first play. Longshot bettors may still want to lean in on Pass at +115 however, as Saints QB Drew Brees may want to come out the gate swinging.
This is rumored to be Brees’s final season. The veteran QB could be motivated to be more aggressive in this game from the gate, netting underdog bettors big returns.
The final Sunday matchup sees the Cleveland Browns vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers and sports bettors are wagering on the total amount of TD’s that will be scored.
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Total Touchdowns Odds
- Under 5½ Touchdowns -145
- Over 5½ Touchdowns +115
Sports bettors are not expecting this to be a high scoring game, as most bettors are wagering on the Under 5 ½ total TD’s.
Both teams averaged just over three TD’s this season, meaning that statistically, the longshot Over odds make sense for sports bettors. However, the Steelers’ defense this season has been top notch, and the Browns offense has been inconsistent.
Unless there is a lapse by TJ Watt on the defensive end for the Steelers, Cleveland should struggle to get their offense going. In addition, the lack of playoff experience could haunt star Browns QB Baker Mayfield who could have a bad game as a result.
Longshot bettors take the Over with caution, but it could still net a major win at legal sports betting sites.
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