Matt LaFleur was Sean McVay’s first offensive coordinator in Los Angeles. Now, they’ll be on opposing sidelines when the Rams and Packers meet up Saturday to get the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs underway. William Hill Sportsbook gives LaFleur and Green Bay a 6.5-point edge in the latest Divisional Round NFL odds. The winner of that game advances in the NFC playoff bracket to face the winner of Buccaneers vs. Saints (-3).
In the AFC playoff bracket, Buffalo is favored by two against Baltimore according to the latest NFL spreads. That winner of that game meets the winner of Chiefs vs. Browns (+10). With four marquee matchups kicking off during the 2021 Divisional Round NFL schedule, where are the best values for your NFL bets? 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.
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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.
The Bucs brought Tom Brady in this offseason with the hopes of contending for a Super Bowl. Brady navigated Tampa Bay to a Wild Card berth and a victory over the Washington Football Team last weekend. However, New Orleans has owned Tampa Bay this season thus far. The Saints have gone 2-0 straight-up and against the spread in the season series, outscoring the Bucs 72-26.
The Saints ranked fifth in pass defense during the regular season, and SportsLine’s model shows New Orleans holding Brady well under 300 yards passing. No Tampa Bay receiver clears 70 yards either. The model projects that the Saints cover more than 50 percent of the time, while the over (52) has all the value.
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 (-6.5, 45.5)
Green Bay Packers
Sunday, Jan. 17
Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-10, 56)
Kansas City Chiefs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints (-3, 52)
New Orleans Saints