NFL Super Wild Card Weekend odds, expert picks, predictions, how to watch, live stream, best bets and more

 

The NFL playoffs have begun, and it’s time to begin the process of crowning a champion. Super Wild Card Weekend features several intriguing matchups, including Matthew Stafford’s return to Detroit. Which teams will rise to the occasion, and which ones will falter? That’s what we’re here to explore.

 

As we do every week, we’ve collected all of the best picks and gambling content from CBSSports.com and SportsLine and put them in one place, so you can get picks against the spread from our CBS Sports experts as well as additional feature content for each game, including plays from top SportsLine experts and the SportsLine Projection Model, best bets from our staff and more. Ready? Let’s jump in.

 

“The trends in this matchup are worrisome. The Packers are 4-0 SU and ATS all-time vs. the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium despite being underdogs in all four matchups, Dak Prescott is 1-5 ATS in his six playoff starts while Dallas is 0-4 ATS in its last four home playoff games.

 

“Jordan Love has been playing some good ball, but the Packers bring in the youngest playoff team since the 1974 Bills, with an average age of 25 years, 214 days. The Cowboys have famously been dominant at home this season. Dallas is a perfect 8-0, and six of those victories have come by 20+ points. The Cowboys have a chance to change the narrative when it comes to their recent postseason failures, and they know this. Prescott and Co. begin the 2023 postseason with a statement victory.”

 

Jordan Dajani has the Cowboys covering the number on Sunday. To read his breakdown of every game this week and his predictions for the entire NFL playoff bracket, click here.

 

SportsLine expert Griffin Carroll, who hit a nearly 400-1 prop parlay in 2023, has a few anytime TD props for the first round of the NFL playoffs you should take note of. One player he has finding the end zone is Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson (+180).

 

“Ferguson is second among Cowboys pass-catchers with 24 red zone targets, and he’s scored in four of eight home games this season. The Dallas TE has been quiet with his touchdowns of late, but he’s remained incredibly involved in this offense, logging 4+ receptions in six straight games. Green Bay is tied for the sixth-most touchdowns allowed to tight ends this season, and Dallas should be able to move the football against this defense.”

 

think Jordan Love is playing outstanding football and Dak Prescott is as well. The pressure is firmly on Prescott and the Cowboys. That’s why I see the loose Packers and Love making a game of this. The Cowboys will win it, but it’s close.”

 

 

Again, before you make any Super Wild Card Weekend picks or parlays, you need to see what SportsLine senior analyst Larry Hartstein has to say. For Super Wild Card Weekend, Hartstein has locked in three confident best bets. If you successfully parlay his picks, you’re looking at a payout of almost 6-1. We can tell you Hartstein loves the Rams to cover against the Lions, but to check out his other parlay legs, head on over to SportsLine.

 

“I’ll be on the moneyline as well here, but in a best bets column with a 1:1 payout it would be idiotic not to take the points as well. The Lions are an awesome team and an awesome story and Jared Goff’s going to be playing with a massive chip on his shoulder. But Matthew Stafford smells some blood in the water here when it comes to the postseason — the Rams can legitimately make another Super Bowl run. Stafford is playing his first playoff game in Detroit despite spending 12 years with the Lions and I think he’ll show up completely locked in for this one. Kyren Wiliams, Puka Nakua and Cooper Kupp are all completely healthy and the Rams offensive line has been excellent for the second half of the season. The Lions won’t go quietly here by any stretch of the imagination and I think we get a bunch of points. Dan Campbell might go nuts on fourth down and if Detroit converts a ton of them it might tilt the entire game, especially since Sean McVay leans conservative on decision-making in these spots. But I trust Stafford and this Rams team to get it done on the road.”

 

CBS Sports Senior Writer Will Brinson is on the Rams to upset the Lions. To read his best bets for Super Wild Card Weekend, click here.

 

Before you make any Rams vs. Lions picks or NFL playoff predictions of your own, you need to see what NFL expert R.J. White has to say, given his mastery of picks in games involving the Lions. White, a Fantasy and gambling editor for CBS Sports, consistently crushes against-the-spread picks and went 535-450-30 on his ATS picks from 2017-22, which returned more than $3,500 to $100 players. He also closed the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 107-80-6 run on his last 193 against-the-spread and total NFL picks, returning more than $1,800 for $100 bettors.

 

Most importantly, White has a read on the pulse of the Lions. He is 60-42-2 (+1300) on his last 104 against-the-spread picks in games involving Detroit. We can tell you he’s leaning Over the total, but to check out his official pick, head on over to SportsLine.

 

 

 

“T.J. Watt has been ruled out for this game, which puts a severe dent in Pittsburgh’s chances of disrupting Josh Allen and pulling off the upset. Without Watt, the Steelers are 1-10, allow an average of six more points a game, and have half as many sacks per game. Meanwhile, the Bills winning the AFC East in Week 18 and jumping up to the No. 2 seed is a massive development because they are a far superior team at home than they are on the road, which includes the play from Allen. The Bills quarterback is completing 67.6% of his passes and has a 102.4 passer rating at Highmark Stadium compared to a 65.4 completion percentage and an 83.0 passer rating on the road. He’s also thrown for more touchdowns and fewer interceptions at home as well. Translation: The Steelers are going to get the best version of Allen in this game, which is a terrifying thought for their hopes of advancing.”

 

Tyler Sullivan isn’t scared of the big number, he likes the Bills to roll Sunday afternoon. To read his breakdown of every game this week, click here.

 

“The Steelers got stuck with the dreaded seventh-seed. When it comes to the NFL playoffs, that is pretty much the kiss of death. Since the NFL playoff field expanded to 14 teams in 2020, there have been six games involving a seven-seed and not only has the seven-seed gone 0-6 in those games, but they’ve lost them by an average of 12.2 points per game.

 

“Even if I throw that piece of information out the window, there is one thing I can’t throw out the window and that’s the fact that the Steelers won’t have T.J. Watt, who suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Week 18.

 

“Usually, when I pick against the Steelers, it’s because I have no faith in their offense, but this week, I think it’s their defense that’s going to let them down. Watt has been with the Steelers since 2017 and any time he’s missed a game, it’s pretty much been a kiss of death. If you’re scoring at home, that’s two kisses of death for the Steelers in one game, which feels like too many kisses of death to overcome.

 

“Watt has missed 11 games in his career and the Steelers have gone 1-10 in those games. When he’s on the field, you have to account for him at all times, but when he’s not out there, the Steelers defense falls apart. When Watt is on the field, the Steelers have only surrendered 19.8 points per game in his career, but when he’s not out there, that number has shot up to 26.3

 

“Also, the Steelers have averaged more than twice as many sacks per game (3.3 to 1.5) when Watt is on the field versus when he isn’t. If there’s one player the Steelers couldn’t afford to lose for this game, it’s Watt.

 

“The only way the Steelers will win this game is if Mason Rudolph pulls out a miracle, but after winning three straight games to end the regular season, he has to be out of miracles by now. Right?

 

John Breech has the Bills winning this matchup, but he’s taking the Steelers to cover the spread. To read his breakdown of every game in Super Wild Card Weekend,

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