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2021 NFL Wild Card Weekend Betting Props and Picks

NFL Wild Card Weekend betting props are here!

One of the most exciting weeks on the NFL calendar has arrived: Wild Card Weekend. This year there are two more additional games because of the extra playoff spots added, meaning instead of four games, we get six.

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BetOnline has released a full array of NFL Wild Card Weekend props for the first round of the postseason, with options ranging from the largest margin of victory to most rushing/passing yards.

For all of the best props, check the tables below. For the other most up-to-date NFL playoff betting info, tips, picks and advice, head on over to our NFL page.

NFL Wild Card Weekend Betting Props

For now, let’s take a look at where NFL bettors can cash in this weekend on some of the juiciest available wild-card props. 

Wild Card Weekend Prop: Most Yards Through the Air

most passing yards on wild card weekend

OptionOdds
Tom Brady+250
Josh Allen+450
Ben Roethlisberger+600
Drew Brees+700
Ryan Tannehill+750
Philip Rivers+800
Russell Wilson+900
Rams QBs+1000
Lamar Jackson+1200
Baker Mayfield+1400
Mitchell Trubisky+1400
Alex Smith+2200

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

Expect the Unexpected

The oddsmakers have Tom Brady and Josh Allen as the favorites to have the most passing yards this weekend, but both Brady and Allen are going up against top-five defenses in the Washington Football Team and the Indianapolis Colts respectively.

The Chicago Bears could be down a lot to New Orleans and that would force Mitchell Trubisky to throw the ball more. That might result in him having the most passing yards, despite his team losing.

However, I think the best pick is to go with Drew Brees (+700). The Saints have had some terrible luck in the playoffs over the last few years, and with the possibility this is Brees’ last season, I think he is going to leave everything out there on the field Sunday.

Wild Card Weekend Prop: Big Scores

most points scored by a team
OptionOdds
UNDER 40.5 Points-140
OVER 40.5 Points+100

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

These Games Should Play Close

Getting over 40 points in an NFL game is a hard thing to do, but it becomes especially tough in a playoff game. The Buffalo Bills are averaging 47.3 points over the last three games, but they will also face a much tougher opponent this week in the Indianapolis Colts.

All of the Wild Card Weekend games will feature a good defense, which is expected in a playoff game. So the best bet here would be to take the UNDER 40.5.

Wild Card Weekend Prop: Will Diggs Lead Receivers?

most receiving yards on wild card weekend

PlayerOdds
Stefon Diggs+500
Chris Godwin+700
A.J. Brown+750
Allen Robinson+900
Antonio Brown+900
D.K. Metcalf+900
Terry McLaurin+1200
Tyler Lockett+1200
Diontae Johnson+1400
John Brown+1400
Mike Evans+1400
Chase Claypool+1600
Corey Davis+1600
JuJu Smith-Schuster+1600
Marquise Brown+1600
Robert Woods+1600
T.Y. Hilton+1600
Alvin Kamara+2000
Cooper Kupp+2000
Emmanuel Sanders+2000
Jarvis Landry+2000
Mark Andrews+2500
Rashard Higgins+2800
J.D. McKissic+3300
Rob Gronkowski+3300
Logan Thomas+6600

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

Analyzing The Matchups

To consider which player will have the most receiving yards, you must break down each game individually. Stefon Diggs at +500 has the highest odds because he led the NFL in receiving yards through the season and Josh Allen loves to target him. The Colts will try hard to prevent him from having a good game, and they might even double-cover him, but Diggs always seems to find holes in the opposing defense.

Another good option would be Tyler Lockett at +1200 odds. In the two meetings between the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams, Jalen Ramsey has done an incredible job shutting down D.K. Metcalf. This means that Russell Wilson will look at Lockett early and often.

Wilson will still try to target Metcalf, but Ramsey is such a good shutdown cornerback that the Seattle QB will have no other choice but to exploit the cornerback who’s covering Lockett.

Wild Card Weekend Prop: Top Rusher

most rushing yards on wild card weekend

PlayerOdds
Derrick Henry+125
Nick Chubb+350
Jonathan Taylor+475
J.K. Dobbins+750
Cam Akers+1000
Chris Carson+1000
David Montgomery+1000
Alvin Kamara+1200
Antonio Gibson+1200
James Conner+1400
Lamar Jackson+1400
Ronald Jones+2000
Devin Singletary+2500
Gus Edwards+2500
Kareem Hunt+2500
Leonard Fournette+2500
Zack Moss+2500

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

King Henry Will Feast

Within the last year, Derrick Henry has lined up against the Baltimore Ravens twice and in both games, he’s run for 133 or more yards. In fact, in last season’s playoff meeting between the teams, he ran for 195 yards and threw a touchdown pass. That’s a big reason he is the +125 favorite in this category.

The Ravens will do everything they can to stop the force that is Henry; the question is whether they can stop him. Every team game-plans to stop Henry, but they still have major problems when the game starts and he’s running downhill with a full head of steam.

Another sneaky option could be Cam Akers at +1000 odds. The Rams aren’t sure who will start at quarterback, but even if Jared Goff does come back from an injured thumb, it would be beneficial to control the time of possession and the best way to do that is on the ground.

Akers emerged as the Rams’ leading back late in the season, although head coach Sean McVay likes to use all three of his trio of running backs. I can see Akers getting anywhere from 20 to 25 rushing attempts and over 100 yards.

Wild Card Weekend Prop: Will Underdogs Advance?

total wild-card teams to win this weekend
OptionOdds
OVER 2.5-120
UNDER 2.5-120

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

A Wild Weekend?

Over the last three years, at least two wild-card teams have won their first matchup. In fact, in both of the last two years, there were three wild-card winners. Now that there is an added playoff spot in each conference, we are getting two more games, which means the chances of it happening have increased.

All the games should be highly contested, but this year I think there will be three wild-card winners: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. There is a chance that all the home teams win their games, but I would reckon at least two will lose.

More Wild Card Weekend Betting Props

will a wild-card team make the Super Bowl?
OptionOdds
No-200
Yes+150

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

will a wild-card team win the super bowl?
OptionOdds
No-500
Yes+300

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

will any game go to overtime this weekend?
OptionOdds
No-400
Yes+250

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

will any non-QB throw a touchdown pass?
OptionOdds
No-600
Yes+350

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

will any team get shut out on wild card weekend?
OptionOdds
No-2500
Yes+800

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

will any team score a defensive or special teams touchdown?
OptionOdds
No+325
Yes-550

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

biggest winning Margin in any game
OptionOdds
OVER 20.5 Points-120
UNDER 20.5 Points-120

Odds as of January 6 at BetOnline

Odds on which team will score the least amount of points
TeamOdds
Washington Football Team+250
Chicago Bears+275
Los Angeles Rams+350
Cleveland Browns+400
Seattle Seahawks+1200
Tennessee Titans+1400
Indianapolis Colts+1500
New Orleans Saints+2000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+2000
Pittsburgh Steelers+2000
Buffalo Bills+2500
Baltimore Ravens+2500

Odds as of January 6 at Bovada

Odds on which team will score the Most amount of points
TeamOdds
Buffalo Bills+275
Baltimore Ravens+375
New Orleans Saints+375
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+400
Pittsburgh Steelers+650
Tennessee Titans+1000
Seattle Seahawks+1300
Indianapolis Colts+1500
Cleveland Browns+2200
Chicago Bears+2500
Los Angeles Rams+2500
Washington Football Team+2500

Odds as of January 6 at Bovada

odds on wild card wekent total combined points
OptionOdds
OVER 289.5-115
UNDER 289.5-125

Odds as of January 6 at Bovada