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Place Your Bets: Wild Card Weekend



    Place Your Bets: Wild Card Weekend
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    CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks drops back to throw a pass during the third quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    If you live in Nevada, Oregon, Montana or Delaware, you're in luck. Otherwise, go to Canada or Europe and get your bet on for the NFL weekend! All games are Sunday unless otherwise noted.

    1. Kansas City at Houston (+3.0), Saturday — This game is going to be a slugfest of epic proportions. The Chiefs have won 10 straight games, and the Texans clawed their way to a playoff berth by winning the worst division in football. But that Texans defense is very good, and Brian Hoyer is back under center with DeAndre Hopkins at his disposal. There won't be much scoring, but look for Hopkins to be the difference in the friendly confines of NRG Stadium.

    2. Pittsburgh (-3.0) at Cincinnati, Saturday — This one is a bit baffling. Sure, Andy Dalton isn't starting for the Bengals, but Cincy is still 12-4 and is hosting a playoff game as a home underdog. But you know what? We're buying it. The Steelers' offense is near unstoppable at the moment with Antonio Brown and Big Ben on top of their games. Oh yeah, and Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton are pretty good, too.

    3. Seattle (-5.0) at Minnesota — Again, another home underdog. This is one I'm buying, though. The Seahawks absolutely owned the Vikings in Minnesota a month ago, and they've gotten better since then. Let that sink in. Sure, the temperature is supposed to be hovering right around 0 degrees at kickoff on Sunday, which will favor the Vikings, but there doesn't seem to be much capable of stopping the Seahawks right now.

    4. Green Bay (+1.0) at Washington — All the recent evaluation tells you to pick the Redskins here. The Packers have been awful over their last 10 games, and the Redskins are hot and have perhaps the hottest quarterback going in Kirk Cousins. Oh, and the Packers' defense is bad. You know what else, though? The Packers have been losing to some really, really good football teams, and the Redskins went through the NFC East. Sorry, just not buying it.

    Last week:2-3. 2015 season:32-36-2.

    (Missed Week 12, Week 13 and Week 17)