Evaluate every Divisional Round game behind the counter


NFL Divisional Weekend is upon us with four marquee matchups from Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

We’ve got plenty of preview content for you on all four games, from odds to aftermarket, but we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with WynnBET Sports Betting Junior trader John Manica for what it was like setting odds and managing the betting market in the week leading up to these games.

The biggest news from the Divisional Weekend opener is the return of Titans star running back Derrick Henry, who has been out since Week 9 with a foot injury.

There’ll be a ton of interest in Henry’s player accessories in this one as last season’s race leader returns, but laying down the line is far from perfect science, as Manica notes. .

“The Henry prop is a whole different challenge. I would try to gauge his health as best I can and then find a percentage of the usual amount of workload I thought he would handle in a playoff game. I would then snag that number and move aggressively if I saw a lot of action coming immediately over the top or the underside I doubt 100% of his normal workload could be achieved in this playoff game I would probably stare at it at 75% of its normal production levels.”

The San Francisco 49ers were the lone winners of the Wild Card weekend and now head to Green Bay to take on likely MVP Aaron Rodgers and the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers.

Despite the Niners’ sideline injuries, they got a ton of attention from bettors in the days leading up to the game.

“The 49ers are the most popular money line dog right now,” Manica told BetSided. Like last week, the biggest dog tends to be the most popular. It didn’t end well for the Steelers last week.

Want to know more about betting on the San Francisco 49ers plus all the best bets for Divisional Weekend from the staff at BetSided, check out our best paris video below!

The Sharps fired two road underdogs in the Rams and Bills this weekend at WynnBET. Maniaca makes it clear that this is setting up for a Pros vs. Joes showdown in those two games.

“’We see the pro action on the Rams +3 and the Bills +1.5,’ Manica said. The underlying handicap beneath the games paints a less-than-simple path to victory for the short chalks.”

The Bucs and Chiefs are both home favourites, but each lost to their “sharp” opponents earlier this season. Can there be more issues this weekend with a berth in the conference championship on the line.

In terms of handicapping difficulty, Manica thinks the Bills and Chiefs game is the toughest, given that it’s the shortest spread and a few somewhat lucky breaks will determine this game.

“The Bills and Chiefs game is by far the hardest to handicap,” he said. “The number is closest to zero with a high total. Both quarterbacks are capable of double-digit returns. It usually comes down to red-zone defense and turnovers.”


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