The Divisional Round begins Saturday and Draftkings Sportsbook has some bets you should consider making for this weekend’s four-game slate based on how much scoring we might see. The Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, and Seattle Seahawks will take the field. We took a look at four sleeper bets on the board.
Highest scoring team: Houston Texans (+1000)
Only the Minnesota Vikings (1300) and Tennessee Titans (+1300) have worse odds than the Texans to end this weekend as the highest scoring team in the Divisional Round. But we feel like they have a chance to sweep the Kansas City Chiefs at home this year. Houston scored 31 points at Arrowhead Stadium in Week and could be placing wide receiver Will Fuller back in its lineup to increase the team’s offensive potential.
Highest scoring game: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers (+285)
Only two players threw for more touchdowns than Russell Wilson this year. He accomplished that before Seattle’s running back depth was devastated by injuries. Wilson threw for 325 yards and a score on the road in the Wild Card Round and will likely be depended on to throw and run the ball plenty against the Packers. Then there’s Aaron Rodgers, who logged 95 passing attempts in the final two weeks of the regular season. Even if his numbers haven’t been elite, the Packers will give him an opportunity to return to his usual playoff form. Rodgers has thrown for at least two touchdown passes while averaging more than 40 throws per contest in each of his last four postseason appearances. The snow is expected to be cleared by game time, there a lot of potential for scoring.
Lowest scoring team: Tennessee Titans (+325)
Derrick Henry is in for a lot more work in the Divisional Round after exceeding 30 carries in each of his last two contests. He’s had some time to rest but could struggle notch more than 100 yards on the ground in a third straight game. He did that once during the regular season. The Titans have handcuffed themselves, and the Ravens just have to keep wideout A.J. Brown in check things even tougher for the visiting team.
Lowest scoring game: Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens (+260)
The Titans and Ravens both heavily depend on the run. This means a lot of time could be burned as each team tries to establish a rhythm. Even though Baltimore had the NFL’s best scoring offense, it’s been dealing with injuries to running back Mark Ingram and tight end Mark Andrews. Those are the Ravens’ top two offensive weapons aside from quarterback Lamar Jackson, so it could definitely have significant impact on the offense’s firepower. The Titans looked very one-dimensional against the New England Patriots in the Wild Card round, and it could be difficult to put points on another elite defense.