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 Sunday games during Wild Card Weekend. All three matchups are rematches of regular-season meetings, so the excitement should be at an all-time high.
Sunday Prop Bets For Wild Card Weekend
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Wild Card Prop Bet: Jalen Hurts – Over 49.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
The Eagles will need to get creative in order to move the football on the ground against a tough Buccaneers’ defensive front. When the teams met in Week 6 of the regular season, Hurts was able to scamper for 44 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
Eagles RB Miles Sanders should be able to play, but he will still have some hand issues that could negatively impact his carrying ability. Sure, Philly has plenty of other guys to tote the rock out of the backfield. However, Tampa’s D-front is just too good and that’s not how you get it done against this team. Look for Hurts to have some flashy plays en route to exceeding this mark of 49.5 rushing yards.
Wild Card Prop Bet: Tom Brady – Over 274.5 Passing Yards (-115)
Sunday’s weather is supposed to have plenty of rain in the forecast earlier in the day, but things should be cleared up by kickoff. I do think the Eagles will try and control the clock to be keep-away for most of the day. That will likely make it harder for Brady to achieve this number, but their offensive focus may not have any other choice.
Bucs RB Leonard Fournette is listed as a true game-time decision, so I doubt he’ll be able to handle any sort of heavy workload, even if he is cleared to play. Left on the roster are Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Le’Veon bell, in addition to Gio Bernard if he’s cleared to go. In any likelihood, Tampa probably relies on the pass whenever they do have the ball – and I believe that’s enough to get over the much-lower 274.5-yard mark that we’re used to.
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
Time: 4:30 pm ET
Wild Card Prop Bet: Deebo Samuel – 1+ Rushing TD + 1+ Receiving TD (+700)
In the biggest game of the season, you have to get the ball to your best playmaker. That’s exactly the task that Kyle Shanahan has in front of him on Sunday, to make sure that Deebo is getting plenty of touches. And he should, considering the total on this game is landing at 51 for most sportsbooks.
Deebo has only achieved this feat twice during the regular season, with one coming against the Seattle Seahawks and the other against the LA Rams- both NFC West opponents. Of course, this game is far more important than a divisional game, and that’s why Deebo was getting the rock in different forms. Look for him to get fed early and often, especially down near the end zone.
Wild Card Prop Bet: Dak Prescott – Over 282.5 Passing Yards (-115)
As just mentioned, a 51-point total calls for plenty of offense. I would be willing to bet Dak has plenty of passing yards in this scenario. Sure, the 49ers could run the football all over the Cowboys, but they are a quick-strike offense.
Dak had a huge performance in the regular-season finale, throwing for 295 yards and five touchdowns. In fact, Prescott has thrown for a 12 TD-0 INT ratio over the last three games, and he has massive -220 odds to throw over 1.5 touchdowns on Sunday. Although I don’t like the Cowboys to win on Sunday, I do think Dak will have a big individual performance.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs
Time: 8:15 pm ET
Wild Card Prop Bet: Ben Roethlisberger – Under 229.5 Passing Yards (-115)
I know this is possibly Big Ben’s last game in the NFL, but no… I will not be on some sort of narrative train in thinking he’ll do well. We just saw this same matchup, in the same stadium, a few weeks ago and the Steelers looked absolutely lost on offense. If it wasn’t for a late meaningless touchdown, we would have seen Pittsburgh finish the game with three points.
I’m way too impressed by this Chiefs defense at the moment. They have taken that big-play ability and turned it into a vigorous unit that makes the opposition fight for every single yard. It won’t exactly be the most gorgeous weather outside either, so that means the Chiefs play shorter and make things that much harder on Roethlisberger.
Wild Card Prop Bet: Tyreek Hill – Over 69.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
Hill hasn’t had the greatest history against the Steelers, and that’s ok. When the teams met earlier this season, he was held to two catches (on two targets) for 19 yards. Granted, the Chiefs didn’t need to do much on offense, but Hill should be able to get free for a big catch and make this bet worth it.
Over these last three games, Hill has only grabbed nine of his 15 targets for a total of 61 yards. I think this sets up perfectly for him to get involved once again because this is a guy you need to be involved if you want to win a Super Bowl.