Betting Advice for the 2021 NFL Postseason
The National Football League Postseason is just around the corner. Although we don’t know for sure which teams will make the playoffs, a look at past postseasons has allowed us to come up with betting advice for this season’s NFL Playoffs. Check out the best ways you can ensure profit betting on this season’s NFL postseason games.
2021 NFL Postseason Betting Advice
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Look to take the moneyline on underdogs, especially, in the NFL Wildcard Round
Wildcard teams used to have no shot at winning the Super Bowl. But this isn’t the hey day of the SB blowout. In other words, we aren’t in the 1980s and 1990s. Teams that sneak into the playoffs often play very well. They really play well in the first weekend. Last season, Tampa Bay won the NFC and the Super Bowl as a wildcard team. So the first rule is to not discount a team from going all the way to the Super Bowl just because they didn’t win their division.
Don’t overweight home field advantage
Home field advantage is great. But home field advantage only works if the team steps it up. New Orleans blew their home field advantage last season and in the 2018 NFC Championship. New England went to plenty of Super Bowls after starting the playoffs without home field advantage. The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have home field advantage to start the playoffs in 2019, but they still managed to win the AFC Championship.
No doubt, teams with home field advantage have an edge. But home field isn’t nearly as powerful in the playoffs, where teams are mostly on the same level, than it is during the regular season.
Only back teams with proven quarterbacks
Teams with the best quarterbacks often win in the playoffs. This idea that you can win a Super Bowl without a good quarterback is a myth. Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, the Manning Bros., Peyton and Eli, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and Drew Brees played on 16 of the past 20 Super Bowl winners.
Sure, once in a while a quarterback like Baltimore’s Trent Dilfer and Joe Flacco, Nick Foles who played for Philadelphia, and Brad Johnson, who won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay, can get it done. But in most cases, the best quarterbacks in the league lead successful playoff teams and eventual Super Bowl winners.
Heavily weigh final NFL Regular Season final month form
Final month form is way more important than beginning of the season form. Unless the Bills, Titans, 49ers, Cowboys, Ravens and Rams show more consistency, those teams shouldn’t perform well in the NFL postseason.
Unless they implode in the final month, teams that look solid for deep playoff runs, are the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and, unbelievably, the Washington Football Team. If KC, the Pats, the Bucs, the Packers, and the WFT make the playoffs, depending on seeding, all four could perform well.
When in doubt, back the team with the better rushing attack and stronger defense
Teams with excellent defenses and strong rushing attacks have an edge in the postseason. Tampa used their defense to win the 2021 Super Bowl. San Francisco was up 23-9 versus Kansas City in the 2020 Super Bowl before imploding. The Patriots have the formula to win the title game. So do the Packers, who have an underrated D and a great rushing game.
This season, the Patriots, Cardinals, Packers, and WFT qualify. Kansas City’s rushing game has gotten better. The defense has gotten much better. Circle those four teams. Then once NFL Playoffs are set back the squads that offer overlay odds against the spread or on the moneyline.
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