Saturday (AFC) Games – January 4
Buffalo at Houston
Loving the Texans money line at -140… don’t see Buffalo winning on the road against a very good Houston team who will be getting an emotional boost with JJ Watt coming back from injury.
Tennessee at New England
Ten weeks ago, I would have taken the NE ML at -400, but I’ll go with the Titans ML at +180 in this one. Something not quite right w/ Brady and the Patriots right now… they struggled late in the year and the loss to Miami in Week 17 was huge… it gave KC the bye and home field advantage in the divisional round. The Titans have some physical beasts on offense… the Pats will have trouble slowing down Derrick Henry and AJ Brown.
If these predictions are correct, we’ll see Houston at KC and Tennessee at Baltimore in the divisional round next week.
Sunday (NFC) Games – January 5
Minnesota at New Orleans
The Saints should win this one, but I can see the Vikings keeping it close. I can also see a blowout by the home team, so will be staying away from this game.
Seattle at Philadelphia
The Eagles are depleted, but are running hot. I can see this one going either way. If I had to wager, I’d put a little on the home dog at +115.
Super Bowl Predictions
I like San Francisco in the NFC at +140, but the NFC is wide open… can see Green Bay or New Orleans beating the 49ers in the NFC championship.
Baltimore looks invincible in the AFC right now, but watch out for Tennessee if they upset New England this weekend. None of the other AFC teams look like championship caliber… KC looked better last year, but couldn’t beat New England at home. Mahomes is phenomenal, but their defense is just meh. I’d be surprised if they beat the Ravens in Baltimore and getting that far is no guarantee by any means… they’ve looked very beatable at Arrowhead all season.