NFL Postseason Betting Preview: Divisional Round Weekend

Only eight NFL teams remain in the hunt for the Super Bowl, and all of them will be in action this weekend in the AFC and NFC divisional rounds. The Jaguars and Chiefs kick things off Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EST, followed by Eagles-Giants in prime time. Sunday, the Bengals and Bills battle it out in Buffalo, followed by the latest installment of the Cowboys-49ers rivalry.

You can bet on the divisional round of the NFL playoffs right from your phone just by following a few simple steps if you are at least 21 years old and located in a state where mobile sports betting has been legalized. Ohio recently joined this growing list of eligible states, just in time to wager on the Bengals’ playoff run. Signing up for mobile sportsbooks such as BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook or WynnBET Sportsbook is quick and easy, and each betting platform offers generous promotions for new users. For instance, FanDuel’s No Sweat First Bet will match your first bet up to $1,000 in free bets if that initial wager settles in a loss.

DraftKings Sportsbook is among the industry leaders when it comes to variety in NFL betting. In addition to the standard moneyline, spread and total bets, DraftKings also has a robust selection of player props and game props, which can be chosen from when crafting a Same Game Parlay. Sticking with more traditional bet types, the Bengals +5 points stands out as a strong bet in Buffalo. This game seems destined to come down to the wire, especially after Buffalo barely pulled out a 34-31 home victory over the Dolphins last week. If the Bills couldn’t cover a five-point spread against a 9-8 team led by Skylar Thompson, they are unlikely to do so against a 12-4 squad helmed by Joe Burrow.

Another tempting DraftKings Sportsbook bet from the NFL divisional round is over 46 combined points for the Cowboys and 49ers. Sure, these are two of the league’s top defenses, but offense reigned supreme in the wild-card round, which included 72 combined points from San Francisco and Dallas. The 49ers themselves have scored at least 37 points in four consecutive games. DraftKings Sportsbook has multiple welcome offers to choose from for new customers, as you can bet $5 to get $200 in free bets instantly, in addition to having your first deposit matched at a 20 percent rate for a maximum bonus of $1,000.

Sasha has been writing about sports since 2014. He's a huge New York sports fan who has written columns for RotoWire, Yahoo Sports and CBS Sports.

Select state