NFL betting tips: 4 best bets for the Divisional round
Jack Green makes his NFL betting picks for the first round of the playoffs with a best bet from every game.
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AJ Brown under 72.5 receiving yards
Brown went off for 145 yards and a touchdown on his return from injury in Week 16, but the Tennessee receiver followed that up with 41 and 68 yards in his next two games.
Although he’s had three dominant receiving performances this season, Brown has been dogged by inconsistency and injuries and has gone under 50 yards on eight occasions. In fact, he’s only gone over 72.5 four times in 13 games.
The Bengals’ weakness is their rush defence, and with running back Derrick Henry set to return for Tennessee, the Titans will likely look to run the ball, limiting Brown’s opportunities.
San Francisco 49ers (+5.5) at Green Bay Packers
The 49ers survived a late scare to beat the Dallas Cowboys 23-17 on the road last week, and they look a good bet against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Saturday.
San Francisco has one of the best rushing offenses in the league, and they can exploit a Green Bay defence that has allowed the fourth-most rush yards per attempt this season.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense will be tough to contain, but the 49ers look like one of the most balanced teams remaining in the playoffs and should have enough talent to keep this one close.
Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Under 48 points
These teams both looked excellent defensively last week and are now poised for a low-scoring battle on Sunday.
The Rams put a huge amount of pressure on Kyler Murray in a 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals last week, and should do the same to Tom Brady with the Buccaneers missing a handful of offensive weapons and possibly offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs.
Don’t expect too much offensively out of the Rams, either, after the Bucs held the Philadelphia Eagles scoreless through three quarters last week, eventually winning 31-15 after two garbage time touchdowns.
Josh Allen over 1.5 passing touchdowns
Allen passed for five touchdowns in a 47-17 thrashing of the New England Patriots last week, and over 1.5 should be no problem against the Chiefs on Sunday.
In 18 games this season, the Buffalo quarterback has thrown for multiple touchdowns in all but four.
He’s also passed for two or more touchdowns in all three of his career meetings with the Chiefs, including in last year’s AFC Championship game.