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NFL Wild Card Odds: Bettors Hammering Big Favorites Bills, 49ers, Bengals to Secure Easy Victories

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Based on the numbers that BetMGM released on Friday morning, NFL bettors are expecting the big favorites to cruise through the Wild Card Round this weekend.

The three biggest favorites on the weekend are the Bills (-13 against the Dolphins), the Bengals (-9.5 against the Ravens) and the 49ers (-9.5 against the Seahawks). Those three teams are also tracking the heaviest action ahead of the games.

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Buffalo has gotten 86% of the betting tickets and 91% of the handle as the Bills will face a Dolphins team that is without Tua Tagovailoa. They also account for 86% of the handle in the moneyline market, though just 51% of the tickets are on the Bills’ side.

The 49ers have amassed 78% of the betting tickets and 88% of the handle, and like Buffalo they only account for 45% of the moneyline tickets but a whopping 76% of the money.

The Bengals have garnered 80% of the spread tickets and 81% of the handle in that market, with 60% of the moneyline wagers and 64% of the money on their side as well.

The Chargers are also a popular side on Friday evening, as they’ve gotten 62% of the betting tickets and account for 61% of the handle as 2.5-point favorites against the Jaguars.

Tom Brady’s Buccaneers (+2.5) host the Cowboys in the final game of the week, and the game represents the most evenly split contest in terms of betting action. The ‘Bucs have a very slight edge in tickets (51%) and handle (53%).

However, in that market the Buccaneers have gotten 80% of the moneyline tickets and account for 70% of the money, so even that game is not being bet evenly.

Lastly, the Giants are getting 42% of the betting tickets and 63% of the money in the spread market as 3-point underdogs against the Vikings, but they account for 68% of the tickets and 70% of the money in the moneyline market.

The playoffs kick off this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET when the 49ers clash with the Seahawks.

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