And then there were eight – as in, eight NFL teams left standing for a chance at Super Bowl 56. And behold, your NFL Divisional Playoff OVER UNDER picks from Gagnon for those convinced that betting totals is a safer bet than picking spreads.
There are two OVERs and two UNDERS, according to Gagnon this weekend. Now you just need to confirm which game is which.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs (53): UNDER
The Jags rarely have two big offensive outings in a row, while the Chiefs defense was sneaky solid in the second half of the season. I also think this could be a blowout in which Kansas City takes its foot off the pedal.
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (48): UNDER
The Giants offense also rarely puts up two big scores in a row, and the Eagles defense could do some serious damage up front here. Throw in that the Philly offense is less than a guaranteed big night with the Jalen Hurts injury and this number is also too high.
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills (48.5): OVER
The Bengals are good for mid-20s minimum basically every week, and they’re the ‘dogs here. Buffalo’s sloppy offense also creates points by giving opponents short fields. This one should hit the 50s.
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers (46): OVER
The 49ers have put up 37 or more points in four consecutive outings, and we all know what the Dallas offense can do. Even if you’re unsure about the Brock Purdy situation, 46 is too low.
Archived NFL Divisional Playoffs OVER UNDER picks article from Jan 21 2022
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans (47.5): Over
With Tennessee’s offense finally just about healthy and Cincinnati’s offense always dangerous, this could easily become a shootout. Both defenses are middle-of-the-pack units, so it’s easy to see this one creeping into the 50s. Bet it now at FanDuel.
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers (47): Over
The Packers have been hitting the 30s pretty consistently, and their defense is somewhat vulnerable. Kyle Shanahan’s offense is also too good to be completely shut down, so I’m surprised this one isn’t at or above the 50 mark. Bet it now at FanDuel.
Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (48.5): Under
Both teams are dealing with offensive line injuries which could keep both units from producing to the best of their abilities. That might be baked into this spread to an extent, but it’s still a little too high. We know how much talent both teams have on defense, and the Bucs have surrendered just 14.2 points per game the last five weeks. Bet it now at Draft Kings.
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (54.5): Under
I think we’re underestimating both defenses here. That’s understandable because Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes are such forces, but the Bills had the league’s top-ranked scoring defense this season and the Chiefs surrendered a league-low 16.1 points per game from November onward. This number is way too high. Bet it now at Draft Kings.