Frank Schwab and Pam Maldonado get you set for a massive NFL playoff Sunday as the Chiefs take on the Bills and the Bucs take on the Rams. Will Tompa Brady reach another NFC title game?
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FRANK SCHWAB: Welcome to Yahoo Sportsbook Daily. It is Friday, January 21, 2022. I am your betting guide, Frank Schwab, and I’m here with Pat Maldonado to preview what looks like an awesome slate of Sunday playoff games. Let’s start with the first one, Rams at Buccaneers. This is minus-3 for the Buccaneers, over-under 48 and 1/2.
Remember, these two teams did play earlier this season. It was all the way back in September. It might seem like a lifetime ago, but the Rams did win that game 34 to 24. We saw both teams play really well last week, albeit against competition that’s not quite what they’re going to see this weekend in the divisional round.
The Rams blew out the Cardinals on Monday night. We saw the Buccaneers blast the Eagles on Sunday. So both of these teams come in riding high. Pam, who do you like in this first game Sunday?
PAM MALDONADO: I’m backing the underdogs, taking the Rams plus-3. This is a weird little nugget for you, under Sean McVay, the Rams are 12 and 3 in Eastern time zone kickoffs. Yes, something like that could definitely come into play. And the Bucs, they are 13 and 4 at home with Brady, 11 and 1 at home in non-prime time games, which tells me this is going to be a really good match-up, in which case I’m always inclined to back the dog. The big concern for me for Tampa Bay is the health.
They have starting center Ryan Jensen and right tackle Tristan Wirfs, both of which have ankle…