It’s the first weekend of playoff football after the New Year, and I am back to give you my best teaser bets for this week’s NFL Odds. There are four games on tap this weekend, and I have a teaser NFL Pick for all four of them.
Cardinals vs. Panthers
The NFL Odds have the Panthers as solid -6 favorites this week against the Cardinals, but teasing the Panthers down to a PK is a great value. Along with the total of 38, adding the under at 44 points is a great first leg of this teaser. The Panthers should end up winning this game one way or another, and with their defense getting better and in a playoff scenario, I don’t see anyway the Cardinals score more than 20 points here. This makes the Panthers to win, and the under a safe teaser for your New Year.
NFL Pick: 2-team teaser: Panthers PK & UNDER 44
Steelers vs. Ravens
The Steelers and Ravens hook up for a bonus battle in the AFC North, and the NFL Odds have the Steelers as -3 favorites, with a total of 46. The Ravens kind of backed into the playoffs, but they still should put up a fight against the Steelers. However teasing the Steelers across zero to +3 still looks like a safe play. I am more interested however in the total. Teasing it from 46 to 40 and betting the over is one of my best teaser bets. Both secondaries are beatable and this should be a higher scoring affair, unlike Ravens and Steelers games of the past.
NFL Pick: 2-team teaser: Steelers +3 & OVER 40
Bengals vs. Colts
This is probably my least favorite game of the Wildcard slate, however there may be some value. Neither team is playing their best football heading into the playoffs, but the Colts are -4 NFL odds favorites at home, with a total of 49 ½. Teasing the Bengals from +4 to +10 NFL odds underdogs this week isn’t the safest wager, but I do think it’s better than trusting the Colts here. The Bengals’ defense is playing better as we go into the playoffs and the weather gets colder, and while Andy Dalton could throw three picks and ruin any chances of the Bengals winning this game, I think he will play well enough to win. The Colts’ defense has not been great recently, and they are struggling some on offense as well. Think about it when placing your NFL pick.
NFL Pick: 2-team teaser: Bengals +10 & UNDER 55 ½
Lions vs. Cowboys
The final wildcard game of the weekend is my favorite of the week, as the NFL Odds have the Cowboys as -6 favorites, with a total of 48. However teasing the Cowboys down to a PK, and betting the over at 42 instead of 48 looks like a lock. The Cowboys’’ defense will hold down the Lions already shaky offense, and Dallas’ run game should be the perfect counter to the Lions’ good run defense. The Packers had some success running the ball last week against the Lions, and the Cowboys have the best run game in football right now. Look for a higher scoring game and the Cowboys to win.
NFL Pick: 2-team teaser: Cowboys PK & OVER 42