NFL Wild Card Weekend 2024 Playoffs Preview And Picks

Following another winning season of NFL underdog picks, the 2024 NFL playoffs begin this weekend with six games in the Wild Card round. I chip-in 2023 NFL playoffs coverage at Forbes with matchups, schedule and TV times, betting lines, Super Bowl odds and additional information you can bet on.

I’ve also added my NFL Wild Card weekend Picks, Opinions and Leans with analysis and stats at Off Shore Gaming Association. Included is a stats chart showing how team did against playoff teams this season.

NFL Wild Card Matchups and Odds

Note: Betting lines are subject to change, and have changed! CLE (-2), KC (-4.5), BUF (-9.5), DAL (-7), PHI (-3). Notable game total PIT/BUF down to 34.

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NFL Wild Card Picks

I have Picks and Opinions below as we did in last year’s playoffs (3-0 Picks & Opinions).

Read full game analysis and more at OSGA including stats, picks and additional Leans.

Cleveland (-2) at Houston (-9.5), Total 44.5 – Opinion Browns

Miami at Kansas City
(-4.5), Total 43 – Opinion Chiefs

Pittsburgh at Buffalo (-9.5), Total 34.5 – Opinion Bills

Green Bay at Dallas (-7), Total 50.5 – Opinion Cowboys

Los Angeles Rams at DetroitPicks Lions and Over

Philadelphia (-3) at Tampa Bay, Total 43 – Opinion Buccaneers

NFL Wild Card weekend 2024LA Rams at Detroit

Rams QB Matthew Stafford returns to Detroit, where ticket prices to this game have soared with the Lions returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and without a playoff win for 32 years. The Lions own the DVOA advantages, a prolific balanced offense with tons of skill talent and No. 2 offensive line ranking, according to Pro Football Focus. Detroit ranked No. 7 in DVOA ratings to the Rams No. 17. This sets up to be the highest-scoring game of wild card weekend, even with the Lions playing without star rookie TE Sam LaPorta.

NFL 2023 season Underdog Picks

I provided NFL underdog picks and insights this season and went 28-27 ATS, with 19 outright winners. That included a dominating December going 11-1 ATS. Recent winning seasons in 2022, 2021 and back further also including a 28-12 ATS season in 2021 good for 70% winners. Posting NFL underdog picks the last three years has produced a 88-65 ATS (57.5%) mark with 64 outright winners. Fairway’s Forecast the last 7 years posting NFL underdog picks at OSGA have gone 190-144 ATS (57%) with 92 outright winners.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay