No more bye weeks. The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs are going to make their playoff debuts this coming weekend, and they will be tested by teams who are on a high after their respective wins in the Wild Card round. Are we going to see upsets in the Divisional round? Let’s see what the experts are saying.
Picks and Predictions for the AFC / NFC Divisional Round Playoff Games for the 2020-2021 NFL Season
Sporting News – Vinnie Iyer
Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News has it all balanced out. He’s got two favorites and two underdogs in his ATS picks. He also expects the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Buffalo Bills to be the most exciting of them all, and we easily see why. This game will feature two of the most exciting offenses in the NFL, not to mention they each have dynamic young quarterbacks in Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen.
|Vinnie Iyer||Bills, Chiefs, Buccaneers, Rams|
College Football News – Pete Fiutak
After surviving the challenge of Taylor Heinecke and the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card round, the Buccaneers look to avenge their two losses in the regular season to the Saints. Fiutak believes the Buccaneers will dominate the early parts of their Divisional round matchup with the Saints, but New Orleans will put up a more balanced effort, enough to pull off a win – and a cover.
|Pete Fiutak||Packers, Ravens, Chiefs, Saints|
Pro Football Network
Jarrett Bailey of Pro Football Network isn’t buying the hype surrounding the Cleveland Browns following the team’s huge victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round. For Bailey, the Kansas City Chiefs are simply a different animal. The Browns’ defense preyed on a seemingly washed-up Ben Roethlisberger, but could they repeat that performance, especially on defense, against the Chiefs’ electric attack?
|Jarrett Bailey||Packers, Bills, Chiefs, Saints|
TopBet News Editor – Ryan Simpson
Unlike Bailey, our own Ryan Simpson is going with the Browns to cover the spread. The Browns have been scoring a bunch of points in the second half of the season, and the Chiefs’ defense had seen the likes of the Miami Dolphins and LA Chargers have their way against it. Simpson still thinks the Chiefs are going to win on Sunday but not before engaging in a shootout with Baker Mayfield and the Browns.
|Ryan Simpson||Browns, Buccaneers, Rams, Bills (SU only)|
For a more detailed look at Ryan’s picks click the individual article links below:
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