No query that groups within the playoffs usually tend to be on the wholesome aspect. Staying damage free is one motive groups advance previous the common season and deeper into the playoffs. However, there’s nonetheless actionable info this weekend.
We ended the 2021 common season’s Sunday 5 picks towards the unfold utilizing the late week FanDuel strains with a 49-40-1 (+9, 55%) report. Last season, we completed a greater 50-30-5 (+20, 62.5%). The documented two-season common of 58.6% or +14.5 items per season is respectable. Always use the damage info at Sports Injury Central (www.SICscore.com) as one issue to enhance your choice making.
Two video games Saturday, three Sunday and one Monday night time for the Super Wild Card contests. The most actionable matchup of the weekend is the Eagles at Buccaneers and we are going to cowl that Sunday recreation tomorrow however go to SICscore.com for the preview.
Meanwhile, listed here are our Saturday recreation assessments.
CINCINNATI -4.5 vs LAS VEGAS (over 48.5)
A protracted playoff victory drought for each squads however the Bengals have the well being benefit in what might be a excessive scoring contest. Cincinnati basically handled Week 18 as a bye week and their gamers are effectively rested, whereas Las Vegas performed a Sunday night time additional time recreation and has to journey on a brief week. The distinction in general well being is small however the Bengals jumped nearly 25 factors as a group (offensively and defensively) by way of the SIC rating. Joe Burrow’s knee is ok, Joe Mixon and others are again. Even the linebacker corps is stabilized. By the well being pattern, the house group is the proper aspect.
BUFFALO -4.5 vs NEW ENGLAND (over 44)
This is the rubber match between these AFC East rivals. The Patriots dominated with a floor recreation in excessive winds. The Bills got here again to win simply within the more moderen contest. There could be very chilly climate however not almost the identical wind as final time in Buffalo. No, we don’t imagine Josh Allen will use Viagra to assist his chilly ft. Both squads are equally wholesome and have some potential secondary points. New England can be brief its left deal with. Bill Belichick hardly ever repeats a recreation plan. Even with the rookie QB, search for him to open it up extra this time, so the important thing can be for Mac Jones to keep away from turnovers however the stout Bills defensive position could trigger issues.
In each Saturday video games, the house group favourite and the over is what the well being evaluation signifies. The strongest play is the Bengals.
Good luck. Go to SICscore.com for all the main points and the remainder of the playoff video games are posted or come again to OutKick to see the remainder of the evaluation.