Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC)
Best Line Offered: Intertops
Here is what the teaser numbers look like for Saturday’s first AFC Wild Card Playoff contest:
- Indianapolis +7.5 vs. Houston +4.5
- Over 42 vs. Under 54
Four weeks ago, Indianapolis went to Houston and came away a 24-21 winner. The initial odds had the Texans as a 2.5-point favorite, but that has since fallen to -1 or -1.5 depending on the sportsbook. The Colts have won nine of last 10 and if you choose, you can purchase Indy at +7.5 and skip past key numbers like 3, 6 and 7, which offers a real value for NFL picks on teasers, in what should be a very competitive divisional battle. As far as the total, four of the last five confrontations between these two have ended up below the oddsmaker’s posted total. By grabbing the UNDER 54, we should have excellent value with both teams in the Top 11 in points allowed.
Free NFL Teaser Picks: Colts +7.5 and Under 54
Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET (FOX)
Best Line Offered: Bovada
Here is what the teaser numbers look like for Saturday’s night’s NFC Wild Card Playoff contest:
- Seattle +7.5 vs. Dallas +4.5
- Over 37 vs. Under 49
Dallas was released at a 2.5-point favorite but has tumbled to -1.5. In doing the research, both teams have a number of positive teasers and given the current spread, probably could win with either team. What makes the Cowboys an attractive choice is a stellar 7-1 SU record at home this season. Along with this, this is not your typical Dallas squad, lacking in mental toughness, which is positive. For teasers, like the idea of the Boys up to +4.5 and climbing over numbers like three and four, should we see a 23-20 or 24-20 outcome. Let it be known, there is nothing wrong with taking Seattle, just one person’s beliefs. The total of 43 is more than three points higher from September contest, won by Seattle a 24-13. On the teaser total, let’s think OVER with the Seahawks 52-7 OVER against any teaser number after playing exactly two home games.
Free NFL Teaser Picks: Cowboys +4.5 and Over 37
Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
Best Line Offered: BetOnline
Here is what the teaser numbers look like for Sunday’s second AFC Wild Card Playoff contest:
- Los Angeles +9 vs. Baltimore +3
- Over 34 vs. Under 47
This Sunday afternoon encounter is presumed to be like the Saturday tilts, close, with Baltimore at -3 over the Los Angeles Chargers. With the Ravens having won just two weeks ago in SoCal and now at home, Baltimore would seem a wise pick at +3 for this teaser. However, prior to their Week 16 meeting, more than one football expert thought the Chargers could win the AFC. When considering Philip Rivers and the Bolts are 7-1 SU in true road games and 8-1 away this season, they become very attractive at +9. The Chargers should also have an advantage of having faced the Ravens running offense just 15 days apart, to slow it down more. Though the last battle reached just 32 points, do not see that happening again and will back the OVER on teaser total.
Free NFL Teaser Picks: Chargers +9 and OVER 35
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX)
Best Line Offered: Bookmaker
Here is what the teaser numbers look like for Sunday night’s Wild Card Playoff contest:
- Philadelphia +12 vs. Chicago Pick
- Over 35 vs. Under 47
Easy money taking the Philadelphia at +12 on 5-1 run as the Super Bowl champs, right? Quite possibly, but is it the smartest choice? What happens if the Bears defense locks down Nick Foles and allows 10 to 13 points? And what about the ever-aggressive Chicago coach Matt Nagy, you don’t think he won’t take numerous shots at a depleted Eagles secondary looking for big plays? If the Bears defense has a double-digit lead, even in the second quarter at home, with that defense cue the “Who Let The Dogs Out” music. If you believe in the numbers and review home/road scenarios for each squad, the total comes to 45 to 46, making this an OVER play for a teaser.
Free NFL Teaser Picks: Chicago Even and OVER 35