Best NFL picks and predictions for Wild Card Weekend

Best NFL picks and predictions for Wild Card Weekend

Wild Card weekend of the NFL playoffs has arrived. Which teams will advance and keep their Super Bowl hopes alive? 

There's nothing quite like postseason NFL Action. This weekend, the long wait is over, as the field is set and there's four thrilling games on the docket. On Saturday, we'll have a pair of AFC showdowns, while the NFC will take center stage on Sunday. 

Baltimore, Kansas City, San Francisco and Green Bay all earned first-round byes after strong regular seasons. They'll await their opponents following the Wild Card Games. So, who will those four teams end up playing? In this piece we break down all of the upcoming action and offer up our NFL picks

 

Buffalo @ Houston: 4/1/19 @ 4:35 PM ET

The playoffs will start with a fun showdown between the Bills and Texans in Houston. Deshaun Watson and the strong Houston offense against the Buffalo defense? Sign us up.

This should be an even matchup, as the two teams have pulled off some major upsets throughout the year. A lot of pressure will be on Bills' quarterback Josh Allen, as the offense will need to step its game up on the road in a tough environment. 

Buffalo Bills To beat the Houston Texans
2.18
Betway

The NFL Playoff odds have Houston as 2.5-point favorites leading up to Saturday's tilt. It's been a magical season for Buffalo, however, so we're picking them to win straight up for an upset victory.  

 

Tennessee @ New England: 4/1/19 @ 8:15 PM ET

After the Patriots completely blew it in the regular season finale and lost to the Dolphins, they gifted the Kansas City Chiefs the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. This means New England will host the Titans this weekend. Think they won't be playing angry? Think again.  

Tom Brady and Co. have a sour taste in their mouths after Miami stunned them in Foxboro. They'll look to get some revenge, which is bad news for Tennessee. While Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the rest of the offense have had an unreal year, their season will end on Saturday.

New England Patriots To cover the spread against Tennessee
1.87
PowerPlay
 

The Patriots are 4.5-point favorites for this one. Go with them to cover the spread against the Titans. 

 

Minnesota @ New Orleans: 5/1/19 @ 1:05 PM ET

Has any offense in the league been more lethal than the New Orleans Saints? Drew Brees is proving to age like a fine wine, as he's only getting better each week. With Michael Thomas catching the pigskin and Alvin Kamara running with force, this team is tough to stop. 

The Vikings have a great defense, but Kirk Cousins has failed to live up to the hype in Minnesota. Dalvin Cook's injury is also a major concern for this team, as is Adam Thielen's.  

New Orleans Saints To beat the Vikings
1.24
Bet365
  

With the Saints being so dominant, they're the easy pick to come out victorious and keep their Super Bowl odds as high as ever. 

 

Seattle @ Philadelphia: 5/1/19 @ 4:40 PM ET

These two teams are quite familiar with one another, as the Seahawks and Eagles met in late November in Philly. Seattle came away with a 17-9 victory, as the Eagles couldn't do much of anything on offense. What will happen this time around? 

 Seattle is without Chris Carson for the rest of the year, and must now rely on Travis Homer and Marshawn Lynch to power the ground game. Russell Wilson remains a magician with the ball in his hands too. For the Eagles, Carson Wentz needs to play the game of his life and hope his receivers can hang on to the football. 

Seattle Seahawks To beat the Eagles
1.71
Sports Interaction
 

Seattle should be able to come away with a close victory. We're picking the Seahawks over the Eagles once again.