NFL odds, lines, spreads, picks, predictions for Divisional Round, 2021: Proven model backing Saints

The 2021 NFL Playoffs got off to a wild start. The Seahawks and Browns won outright as underdogs, while other favorites were pushed to the brink. Bettors are now evaluating the Divisional Round NFL odds and trying to figure out where the best values are as another exciting weekend approaches. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Chiefs (-10) as the biggest favorites this weekend against the surprising Browns. Green Bay, the NFC’s top seed, is a touchdown favorite against the Rams, according to the latest NFL spreads.

The No. 2 seeds, meanwhile, are expected to be in for tight battles. The Bills are -2.5 against the Ravens, while the Saints are -3 against the Buccaneers. Which of those NFL Vegas odds should you target for your NFL bets in the Divisional Round? All of the 2021 Divisional Round NFL lines are listed below, and SportsLine’s advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best 2021 Divisional Round NFL picks now. 

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It is a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks this season, returning well over $800. The model also enters the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs on an incredible 120-78 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

Additionally, the model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest 2021 Divisional Round NFL odds and NFL betting lines from William Hill, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for the Divisional Round

One of the top Divisional Round NFL picks the model recommends: The Saints (-3) cover against the Buccaneers in an NFC Divisional Round matchup on Sunday.

New Orleans had Tampa Bay’s number during the regular season. In fact, the Saints gave Brady a rude welcome to the NFC South when they beat the Bucs 34-23 in the season-opener. New Orleans then blew out the Buccaneers 38-3 on Nov. 8. The Saints covered the spread with room to spare in both matchups. 

Tampa Bay’s defense struggled against the Washington Football Team last week, giving up 5.4 yards per play to an offense led by journeyman quarterback Taylor Heinicke. The challenge should be significantly tougher this week against Brees, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and a New Orleans offense that ranked fifth during the regular season in scoring (30.1 points per game). 

SportsLine’s model is calling for New Orleans to score almost 30 points as the Saints cover more than 50 percent of the time. That also helps the over (51.5) clear as the teams combine for 53 total points.

How to make Divisional Round NFL picks

The model has also made the call on every other game on the NFL Divisional Round schedule and has identified an underdog that wins outright. You can only get every pick for every game here.

What NFL picks can you make with confidence during the 2021 NFL Divisional Round? And which underdog wins outright? Check out the latest NFL odds from William Hill below, then visit SportsLine to see which NFL teams are covering in more than 50 percent of simulations, all from the model that is up nearly $7,900 on its top-rated NFL picks. 

NFL odds, matchups for the Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 16

Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers (-7, 46) 

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Green Bay Packers

Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills (-2.5, 50)

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Buffalo Bills

Sunday, Jan. 17

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5, 56)

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Kansas City Chiefs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints (-3, 51.5)

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New Orleans Saints

Published: 2021-01-12 14:58:22

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