NFL Playoffs 2020: Betting Lines and Odds for Divisional Round Matchups

The NFL playoffs got off to a blistering start over the weekend, with the wild-card round accounting for the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles.

There was no shortage of drama, with the Houston Texans and the Minnesota Vikings both requiring overtime to defeat the Bills and the Saints, respectively, and progress to the divisional round.

As this graphic provided by Statista shows, the four teams that earned a first-round bye—the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers—all enter the frame this weekend as the playoffs move into the second stage.

Here's how bookmakers expect action in the divisional round to pan out.

Minnesota Vikings @ San Francisco 49ers

According to BetOnline, the 49ers are a 6.5-point favorite and 22/25 to cover the spread, while Minnesota is a 12/5 underdog.

San Francisco is 9-6-1 against the spread this season and has covered by an average of 6.5 points, while the Vikings are 3-2 against the spread as underdogs.

The 49ers have won six of their eight home games in the regular season, while Minnesota's win in New Orleans in the NFC wild-card was only its third road win in the playoffs in 14 games, dating back to 1988.

The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 45.5, the lowest of the four divisional-round games.

NFL divisional playoffs 2020
Eight teams are left in the NFL playoffs, with the divisional round set to get underway on Saturday, January 11. Statista

Tennessee Titans @ Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens enter their first playoff game this season as a 9.5-point favorite and are 9/10 to cover the spread, while Tennessee is a 7/2 underdog.

Baltimore is 10-6 against the spread this season and has covered in 62.5 percent of games, by an average of 10.2 points. As favorites, the Ravens are 7-5 against the spread this year.

Tennessee, meanwhile, is 4-3 against the spread as underdog this season, covering by an average of 6.4 points per game.

The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 48, which seems somewhat conservative given Baltimore and Tennessee rank first and 10th in scoring offense in the regular season, scoring a combined average of 58.3 points per game.

Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs

Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans reacts to a non-call during the NFL Wild Card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on January 4 in Houston, Texas. Christian Petersen/Getty

The Chiefs are a 9.5-point favorite going into the game and 22/25 to cover the spread, while the Texans are 37/10 underdogs.

Kansas City is 10-5-1 against the spread—the joint-best record in the NFL along with the Los Angeles Rams—and is 3-2-1 as home favorite—it went 5-3 at Arrowhead this year—covering by just 0.5 points on average.

Houston is 4-2 against the spread when on the road as an underdog this season and won five of its eight road games this campaign, with one of those wins coming in Kansas City in Week 6.

The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 49, the highest of the four divisional-round games. The Chiefs ranked fifth in scoring offense in the NFL this season with 28.2 points per game, while the Texans were 14th with 23.6 points per game.

Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers

The final game of the divisional round is also the closest, with the Packers a four-point favorite over the Seahawks.

Green Bay is 19/20 to cover the spread, while Seattle is a 33/20 underdog. The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 46.

The Packers won seven of their eight regular-season games at home this year and are 5-3 against the spread as home favorite, while the Seahawks have gone 7-1 on the road and are 4-1 against the spread when on the road as an underdog.

D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahakws
D.K. Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks is congratulated by David Moore #83 after making a reception for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patrick Smith/Getty
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