A gambling guide to the best bets of Wild Card weekend
We've made it to the NFL postseason!
After 17 weeks of football, the top 12 teams now enter the postseason gauntlet with one goal in mind - conquering all comers en route to the Super Bowl.Meanwhile, gamblers enter these final weeks of football with a slightly different mindset, hoping to make the most of their last bets of the year before being forced to bet on the fickle nature of basketball and eventually hitting rock bottom throwing money down on baseball in the dog days of summer.
But never fear! There's still plenty of bets to be had. After a successful season of gambling in which we went an impressive 129-118-9 against the spread while picking every game on the slate, a mark that put us ahead of six of the eight "experts" at CBS Sports, we're back for the postseason to extend our profits even further.
Below we're picking our best bets of the Wild Card weekend - including every game against the spread as well as two prop bets for each game of the weekend.
Since there are less games to bet, we'll be tracking our gambling a bit differently this time around, making fictional bets with fictional dollars rather than simply making picks. Please take note that these are fictional picks - I do not advocate that you put down $880 this weekend unless you are extremely flush with cash. The dollar amounts are meant to serve as both an indicator of my confidence and what I'd be willing to risk on a given outcome if I was suddenly wealthy enough to gamble to my heart's desire.
With that established, let's get to the gambling!
All lines come courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook.