Super Wild Card Weekend was a bit of a dud, relative to expectations. But the good news about a less-than-wild first weekend of the playoffs is it usually sets up some pretty epic games the following week.
And that’s exactly what we’ve got with this year’s divisional round — a bunch of really tight spreads should lead to some really good games. Three of the four games are rematches, which is pretty remarkable considering they’re all non-division games.
Last week’s 4-2 ATS record isn’t repeatable with only four games, but let’s see if we can stay hot through the postseason with our picks.
All NFL odds are via Caesars Sportsbook
NFL Divisional Round Picks
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET
TV: CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (click here)
The great Rick Gehman of The First Cut fame (our CBS golf podcast, check it out) always tweets out his Sunday picks based on 🧠 , ❤️ and 💰. As in, who does he thinks will win, who does he hope will win and who does he WANT to win. This Titans-Bengals matchup is a great example of that for me: I really want the Bengals to win this game, because they’re an incredibly fun team. Joe Burrow is a stone-cold killer and on my current list of favorite NFL players (top two along with Deebo Samuel at the moment). They’ve got tons of weapons with Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon….