NFL Postseason Opening Weekend Outlook; Sunday, Jan. 16
How can you not love football? It’s impossible not to love football. This weekend, the NFL has blessed us with extra playoff football. We have six games instead of five because only the first seed in each conference receives a bye this year.
The games begin on Saturday with Las Vegas and Cincinnati. They conclude with a Monday night primetime battle between Arizona and Los Angeles. The betting handle is going to be huge this weekend, but before you place a wager, it’s time to start preparing.
Here is your NFL postseason opening weekend outlook. Let’s go to work!
We will look at San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.
San Francisco 49ers Travels to Dallas to Face the Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys’ second-round wild card game against the San Francisco 49ers features a lot of star power. The Cowboys are led by Dak Prescott, who is ably assisted by CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper, as well as Ezekiel Elliott at running back. The San Francisco 49ers offense includes Deebo Samuel, Goerge Kittle and running back Elijah Mitchell.
The Cowboys’ Dak Prescott has gotten a lot of criticism lately. Since his calf strain in Week 9, he’s been inconsistent. For parts of the season, the entire offense didn’t appear to be working properly. Despite that, Dallas was tops in the NFL in yards per game, passing yards per game, and points scored at over 31 points per game.
The Dallas Cowboys could be on upset alert this week. The franchise is known for being great in the regular season and blowing up in the playoffs. Considering the team is football royalty, they have not done much winning in the 21st century.
Their last Super Bowl came in 1996 when they beat the Steelers 27-17. The Niners are not a bad football team, and they have won a lot to end the year.
Dallas is -3 in the game, and 53% of bettors are taking this side of the line at home. Although, the Cowboys have a lot of flaws that San Francisco can expose. If the 49ers can run the football effectively, it could be a rough day for Dallas.
The total in this game is set at 50.5, and 70% of bettors like the over.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.985206/