NFL odds, picks, lines, spreads for Wild Card Round: Advanced model reveals best predictions
SportsLine's computer model simulated every NFL Wild Card Weekend game 10,000 times with surprising results.
The 2020 NFL Playoffs are underway, with the AFC South Titans and Texans winning on Saturday. Two NFC Wild Card games are on the schedule for Sunday in the NFL Playoffs 2020, as the Minnesota Vikings visit the New Orleans Saints, while the Seattle Seahawks go on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Saints are the weekend's biggest favorites, as they're laying 7.5 points at home in the latest NFL odds, while Eagles vs. Seahawks is a pick'em, meaning neither team is favored.
Which NFL spreads should you target on Sunday? And which NFL bets should you make? All of the Wild Card 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 Wild Card NFL picks now.
Winning picks from a proven model
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception four years ago. It's on a 96-65 roll on top-rated picks that dates back to 2017, and last season, the model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch for the third year in a row on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players.
Anyone who has followed it has consistently beaten NFL odds and is way up. Now, the computer examined the latest Wild Card Weekend NFL odds and lines, simulated every snap, and its Wild Card Weekend NFL predictions are in.
Wild Card NFL picks to target
One of the Wild Card Weekend NFL predictions that the model is most confident in is that the Vikings (10-6) stay within a 7.5-point spread Sunday when they visit the 13-3 Saints. The Saints boast the fourth-best scoring offense (28.6 points per game) in the NFL, but the Vikings have the firepower to keep this matchup within a score.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who will return from a shoulder injury, averaged 2.4 yards after contact per carry in 2019 and gashed the Saints for 127 yards the last time he played them back in 2017. Cook should be able to help keep down-and-distance manageable and draw defenders into the box so Cousins can attack downfield with receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
The Vikings only lost once one the road by more than seven points this season, and the model says Cousins throws for 250 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Cook puts up well over 100 yards from scrimmage and scores as the Vikings cover in well over 50 percent of simulations.
The model also has made the call against the spread, on the over-under, and on the money line for every other game on the Wild Card Weekend NFL schedule. It's also projecting a favorite to go down hard in an outright upset that will shake up the 2019 NFL playoff bracket in a huge way, so you need to see its NFL picks before locking in any of your own. Get every pick for every game here.
Wild Card Weekend NFL odds
- Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints (-7.5, 49.5)
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles (PK, 45)
Who should you back against the spread, on the money line and the total in every NFL game on Wild Card Weekend? And which favorite gets stunned? Check out the latest NFL odds above, then visit SportsLine to see their Wild Card Weekend NFL cheat sheet, all from the model that is up over $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks.
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