NFL PLAYOFFS: Our 12 best bets for this weekend’s NFL action

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Every week of the NFL postseason we’re writing up our favorite bets against the spread and player propositions.
This weekend, we’re backing the Chiefs, and the Saints to win at home and set up a meeting between the two teams in Super Bowl LIII.
We’re also betting Patrick Mahomes has a big day on the field, while scoring in both games stays relatively low.

Just four teams remain in the race to lift the Lombardi Trophy at the end of Super Bowl LIII.

With only three games left to be played before a champion is crowned, we’re sneaking in a few final bets while we still can, picking every game against the spread as well as putting a little money down on our favorite prop bets of the weekend.

Last week we came out a little more than $200 ahead thanks to a hot streak of prop bets hitting, so we’ll see if we can keep the good vibes rolling and increase our bankroll further as we head towards the Super Bowl.

Take a look below at our best bets for the coming weekend in NFL action.

Last week: +$202.5
Overall: +$67.5

New Orleans Saints* (-3) over Los Angeles Rams

Drew Brees and the Saints are a wrecking crew at home.

The first time these teams met this season, the Saints jumped out to a 35-14 lead in the first half. While the Rams were able to come back and make that game competitive, it was a fine bit of evidence of just how quickly the Saints can put points on the board.

After a fairly slow offensive performance against the Eagles last weekend, it feels like this Sunday they’ll be eager to jump out to a lead early and never let it go.

The Rams are an extremely live dog in this game — every team is a potential winner at this point in the postseason — but for gambling, you have to pick a side eventually.

Bet $230 to win $200

Under 57

Two of the highest-scoring teams all season, betting the total on this game is an intimidating proposition.

These teams combined for 80 points last time they met, so many might think that reaching 57 should be no problem at all for the Saints and Rams. That said, 57 points is a lot for an NFL playoff game — through eight games, just one matchup has gone over that number so far in the 2019 postseason.

Maybe Sean McVay and the Rams rely on a run-heavy game plan. Maybe the Saints go on another clock-eating 11-minute drive in the second half to keep scoring down. The total is just too high for me to take the over right now.

Bet $110 to win $100

Saints (-0.5) first quarter line

Again, the Saints got off to a miserable start last week against the Eagles, trailing 14-0 after the first quarter despite receiving the game’s opening kickoff.

While the Saints were able to come back and win that one, I think this week they’ll have a bit of extra emphasis on starting strong and not letting the game get …read more

Source:: Business Insider – Sports

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