NFL Playoffs - Saturday Props Bets For Wild Card Weekend
Chief Sports Writer
Believe it or not, the NFL Playoffs are finally here! It's time to kick off the Wild Card Round of the playoffs with two games on Saturday, three on Sunday, and a brand new wrinkle of adding a game on Monday to the mix.
In this article, I will identify the best prop bets from the Saturday games during Wild Card Weekend. Both matchups are rematches of regular-season meetings, so the excitement should be at an all-time high.
Saturday Prop Bets For Wild Card Weekend
Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals
Time: 4:30 pm ET
Wild Card Prop Bet: Joe Burrow - Over 258.5 Passing Yards (-115)
Burrow has gone bananas in recent weeks, with 300+ passing yards in four of his last five games. That includes throwing for a total of 971 yards combined in the last two games.
Saturday’s opponent, the Raiders, have allowed only six QBs to throw for 258+ yards in 17 games this season. Burrow is clearly in a different class than most of the QBs that the Raiders faced this season. The list of guys that cleared the 258-yard mark includes Patrick Mahomes (2x), Justin Herbert and Dak Prescott.
Wild Card Prop Bet: Darren Waller - Over 59.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
Waller returned to the Raiders lineup in an unceremonious fashion, only grabbing two of his nine targets for 22 yards in last week’s win against the Los Angeles Chargers. The hope is that he can be healthy to take some of the load off Hunter Renfroe’s shoulders and produce like we know he can.
This play on Waller is more about the matchup, considering there have been quite a few tight ends that have torched the Bengals this season. In fact, Waller was one of those TEs to do damage against Cincy, going for seven catches on eight targets for 116 yards.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Time: 8:15 pm ET
Wild Card Prop Bet: Damien Harris - Over 59.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
I know the Bills will be looking to stop the run on Saturday night, but the Patriots usually have a way of making things work eventually. In the first meeting between the teams, Harris ran the ball only 10 times but gained 111 yards – mostly on one carry. It’s worth noting that Harris has faced the Bills three times in his career and rushed for 100+ yards in each of them.
Buffalo has allowed only seven RBs to rush for 60+ yards this season, with Harris accounting for two of them and his teammate Rhamondre Stevenson with another.
Wild Card Prop Bet: Josh Allen - Over ___ Rushing Yards (-110)
Allen had a great finish to the season in rushing the football. He ran for 60+ in each of the last three contests, with one of them actually coming against these same Patriots. In fact, Allen also rushed for 39 yards in the first meeting against New England.
With the temperatures expected to be frigid once again in Buffalo, we can probably expect Allen to have plenty of rushing attempts on Saturday night. Allen has rushed for 30+ yards five different times in his career against Bill Belichick and the Patriots.