The wild-card round of the NFL playoffs could feature some closely-contested battles, including rematches between divisional rivals.
If you want to bet on NFL games, here are online sports betting insights for the Los Angeles Chargers taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, as well as the Miami Dolphins playing the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens facing the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Herbert to Allen! On 4th and 12!
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— NFL (@NFL) December 5, 2022
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Saturday, Jan. 14 | TV: NBC | 8:15 p.m. ET
Though they’re on the road, the Chargers have -130 NFL odds to defeat the Jaguars as of Jan. 12.
The Chargers offense has found its stride recently.
Quarterback Justin Herbert has thrown for 4,739 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on a 68% completion rate. Running back Austin Ekeler leads the team with 915 rushing yards and 18 total touchdowns to go with 722 receiving yards on a team-best 107 catches.
The Jaguars are also playing well late in the season.
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 4,113 yards, 25 touchdowns and eight picks while completing 66% of his passes. Running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1,125 yards and five touchdowns rushing) and wide receiver Christian Kirk (1,108 yards and eight touchdowns on 84 receptions) have been Jacksonville’s offensive leaders.
.@Trevorlawrencee has been dominant over his last 7 games.
14 total TDs, 2 INTs. 6-1 record and an AFC South title 🔥 pic.twitter.com/iHNIGlDsrb
— NFL (@NFL) January 9, 2023
Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills
Sunday, Jan. 15 | TV: CBS | 1 p.m. ET
With the Dolphins missing their starting quarterback, the Bills are -13 football betting favorites to win over their AFC East foe.
The Bills are skilled on both sides of the ball. They rank in the top six in points allowed (17.9 per game) and yards allowed (319.1 per game).
Bills quarterback Josh Allen has completed 63% of his passes while accounting for 4,283 yards, 35 touchdowns and 14 interceptions through the air and 762 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs paces Buffalo with 1,429 yards and 11 touchdowns on 108 receptions.
JOSH ALLEN TO STEFON DIGGS. WHAT A THROW.
📺: #NEvsBUF on CBS
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— NFL (@NFL) January 8, 2023
Without Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins will likely turn to rookie Skylar Thompson behind center. In Miami’s win over the Jets last week which helped secure a playoff spot, Thompson completed 20 of 31 passes for 152 yards with no touchdowns or picks.
Tyreek Hill (1,710 yards, 119 receptions and seven touchdowns) and Jaylen Waddle (1,356 yards, 75 catches and eight touchdowns) have been two of the best receivers in the NFL this year and will make life easier for whoever plays quarterback for the Dolphins.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday, Jan. 15 | TV: NBC | 8:15 p.m. ET
The Bengals are -500 football odds favorites against the Ravens in this AFC North showdown.
Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow has totaled 4,475 yards, 35 touchdowns and 12 picks through the air while hitting 68% of his throws.
Bengals wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase (1,046 yards, 87 catches and nine touchdowns) and Tee Higgins (1,029 yards, 74 receptions and seven touchdowns) have been Burrow’s favorite targets. Joe Mixon leads the team with 814 yards and seven touchdowns rushing.
Whoa Joe. @JoeyB
📺: #BALvsCIN on CBS
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— NFL (@NFL) January 8, 2023
The health status of quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens’ leading passer and rusher, is still unclear. However, they still have a talented roster without Jackson. Baltimore is third in defensive points allowed (18.5 per game) and 10th in yards allowed (324.3 per game).
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