Four teams remain in the hunt for this year’s Super Bowl. It’s getting harder to select a pick six, so I’ll include a couple of totals in this weekend’s games.
Here are the NFL odds for the Conference weekend. Enjoy the Weekend.
Bills at Chiefs (-3)
The big question of the week in this matchup is the health of Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes left Sunday’s game against the Browns with a concussion. He will need to meet certain benchmarks before being cleared to return to practice. Now, considering the comments Andy Reid had to say post game, my best guess would be that Mahomes will start this game. He’s the first quarterback since 1950 to go 24-1 over a 25-game stretch.
The Chiefs knocked off the Bills back in Week Six (26-17) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire had the best NFL game of his career with 161 yards rushing. He is still listed as day-to-day with an ankle injury.
The Bills have won eight straight games dating back to November 15 (last loss vs. Cardinals.) Quarterback Josh Allen is a top-five passer in the NFL and likely a top-five MVP candidate. Something to look at if you’re interested in playing props; Stefon Diggs has recorded a 100+receiving game in six of his last seven contests. However, in his matchup against the Chiefs back in October, he recorded a season low 46 yards receiving.
Although the Chiefs have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine games, I think the number is low enough to circle the home side.
Pick: Chiefs -3, Under 54
Bucs at Packers (-4)
If Brady versus Brees wasn’t enough for you last weekend, how about Brady versus Rodgers this week? It’s another matchup of two of the game’s best, with a ticket to the Super Bowl on the line for the winner.
Last weekend Aaron Rodgers dismantled one of the league’s best defences in the Rams to the tune of 32 points and almost 300 yards passing. He’ll have home conditions in his favour on Sunday as Lambeau Field is expecting snow and some wind. If Rodgers can control the Rams defence, what can he do against a Bucs defence that ranks 21st against the pass?
The Bucs handed the Packers their biggest loss of the season back in Week Six (October 18) with a convincing 38-10 blowout victory in Tampa. Tom Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the win but the games star was Ronald Jones, who rushed for 113 yards on 23 carries. That effort was one of four 100+ yard games for Jones this season. Jones hasn’t reached the century mark in game rushing since November 15. Expect him and Leonard Fournette to continue to share the ground attack. The two combined for 125 yards versus the Saints last weekend.
Pick: Packers -4, Under 51
Last week: 3-3
Written by David Bastl, who co-hosts Inside the Lines brought to you by Sports Interaction, Canada’s Sportsbook, Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on The Sportsnet Radio Network.