2017-18 NFL Playoffs Multi: Wildcard Round

It wasn’t a great finish to the season as a few upsets meant a 1-3 multi last week. However, we’ve had a strong season and will be looking to rebound in the Wildcard Round of playoffs.

In the first leg of our NFL multi, we’re backing the Chiefs to end a 23 year home playoff drought. They haven’t won a playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium since 1994. The difference this season is the Chiefs finished the season with four straight wins and gave their starters a rest in Week 17. They went 6-2 at home this season and will likely have enough points in them. They finished top 5 in the NFL for yards per game and Alex Smith should play well against this pass defence. The Titans are a 9-7 team and went 3-5 on the road. They love running the ball and they will enjoy facing the Chiefs poor run defence. But Marcus Mariota finished with more interceptions than touchdowns this season and he’ll likely struggle on the road. In the end, home field advantage is the key and Alex Smith is experienced in the playoffs. The Titans haven’t had much playoff experience and that will be the difference.

The second leg of our NFL multi is arguably the toughest game to pick and we’ll just side with the underdog Falcons. The Falcons secured a playoff berth with a 22-10 home win over the Panthers. They’re the danger side in the NFC and they have a great record against the Rams. They have won the last 4 against the Rams and smashed them 42-14 last season. They also won the last playoff game against them 47-17. This season, the Falcons offence hasn’t been lights out but they still rank highly in major categories. They also have definitely improved on defence as they allowed 19 points per game. They face the Rams number 1 overall scoring offence and we’re picking them to stop them. They kept the Panthers to just 10 points last week and they do have a 12-5 record on the road. The LA Rams are inexperienced in the playoffs and their defence isn’t great. They also have just a 4-4 home record this season, which means it’s not a huge disadvantage for the Falcons in Los Angeles. We’re expecting Matt Ryan will out-play Jared Goff and the Falcons get the road victory.

In the third leg, we’re taking the Jaguars at home against the Bills. Buffalo still finished 9-7 and their key offensive piece in LeSean McCoy suffered a sprained ankle in Week 17. While the Jaguars have lost two in a row, they were on the road and they perform much better on home turf. They have won 5 straight home games and the last loss was against the 11-5 Rams. They own the best rushing attack in the NFL and rank second in the NFL for points allowed (16.8). Two strong indicators for a playoff team. So they’ll be able to stop the run and force the Bills into a passing game. Which they rank just 31st in the NFL for passing yards per game. This won’t be a pretty playoff game but we’re taking the Jaguars at home.

The last leg of our Wildcard playoffs multi is the Saints taking care of business at home. They did suffer a last-minute loss to the Bucs but still won the NFC South. The difference for the Saints is their record at home. They went 7-1 in New Orleans this season and already beat the Panthers 31-21 in the first matchup. The Panthers have been poor on offence lately and will likely struggle against the Saints on the road. They rank 5th last in the NFL for passing yards so they won’t be able to take advantage of the Saints poor pass defence. While on offence, the Saints average 28 points per game for 4th in the NFL. In the end, we’ll take Drew Brees over Cam Newton at the moment.

NFL Wildcard Playoffs Multi – All bets placed with CrownBet

Chiefs to beat Titans $1.20
Falcons to beat Rams $3.50
Jaguars to beat Bills $1.23
Saints to beat Panthers $1.33

Combine Price: $6.87

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