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Saints, Eagles open as favorites in NFC wild card round

We’ve got opening odds for the NFC wild card round matchups. We break down what Week 17 brought and look to the first weekend of the 2020 NFL playoffs.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on the field after game at Lincoln Financial Field. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL closed out the regular season with a wild Sunday Night Football game that settled the NFC playoff picture. The New Orleans Saints will host the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles will host the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round this coming weekend. Both games will take place on Sunday, January 5th, and we have opening point spreads, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Vikings +6.5 (-110)
Saints -6.5 (-110)

The Vikings turned Week 17 into a mini-bye due to their playoff positioning being locked in. Running back Dalvin Cook and wide receiver Adam Thielen are both banged up and the extra rest was key. The Saints thumped Carolina but did not get help from Detroit or Seattle to secure a bye.

Seahawks +3 (-118)
Eagles -3 (-104)

The Seahawks suffered a gut-wrenching loss on the final play in Week 17 to lose out on the NFC West. However, they face an Eagles team that has been crushed by injuries. The early juice is on the Seahawks and I suspect we’ll see some line movement here toward Seattle in short order.

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