Free Betting Picks For NFL 2022 Divisional Round
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Free Betting Picks For NFL 2022 Divisional Round

Before you bet on the next slate of NFL playoff games, you'll want to read this. We've done the research already and found the best betting picks for NFL 2022 divisional round — and they're all yours for free!

Against The Spread: San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers

This might be the most bet-on game at the best Canada sportsbooks this playoff weekend. It features two of the most prestigious franchises in the league and it’s what we think is the de-facto NFC Championship game. We almost took the San Francisco moneyline but instead settled with the spread. Either way, we like the Niners' chances a lot in this game despite them being the biggest underdogs of the four playoff matchups.

Here’s why: San Francisco was strategically built to win games in the postseason. To do that, you need to win in the trenches and have a formidable run attack. The Niners have both, and it’s not that the Packers don’t have either, it’s just not as effective as San Frans.

Let’s begin with the defensive line. The 49ers were fifth-best in the NFL with 48 sacks (the Pack had 39 in comparison) and more impressively, they don’t need to blitz to get pressure. Aaron Rodgers, as good as he is — he’ll likely win MVP a second straight year — struggles against a front-four that can get in his face, just like any other quarterback. Despite injuries, last weekend, two anchors on that San Fran defence, Nick Bosa and Fred Warner, are expected to play on Saturday.

As for the offensive run game, we expect the 49ers to have plenty of success against the Packers. That’s because Green Bay allowed a whopping 4.7 yards per carrying to rushers in the regular season. That can be exploited, and if it does, it’ll also slow the game down — keeping Rodgers, Devante Adams, and that explosive Packers offence on the sideline. San Fran netted the seventh-most rushing yards during the season so they’re more than capable of doing so.

We rest our case: the Niners match up extremely well against the Cheeseheads. If you’re a risk-taker, consider taking the San Fran moneyline. If not, a bet on the underdogs spread should payout too.

Over/Under 47 Points: Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans

He’s back — the NFL’s best and most punishing running back, Derrick Henry is expected to be a go for this battle. Like we said above, playoff football is about establishing the run, not just airing it out like we’re accustomed to seeing in the regular season. Despite Henry’s presence, we still don’t expect a lot of points in this battle, which lends itself to betting the under points.

Look, Henry hasn’t suited up since Halloween and the injury that kept him sidelined, a broken foot, isn’t exactly easy to come back from instantly — not in the first game at least. The Titans’ offence is predicated on running and the play-action pass that opens up from it. Without that bruising run game, Tenessee's offence becomes very containable, which we expect is the case on Saturday.

The best unit in this game will be Tennessee’s defence. It’s what carried them to a No. 1 seed despite not having Henry half the season. We expect them to have a field day against Cincy too. Sure, quarterback Joe Burrow is a star-in-the-making, but the sophomore signal-caller was sacked 55 times this season. 55! Whether it’s shoddy offensive line play or Burrow holding the ball too long, negative plays like sacks is how you kill offensive drives in the postseason.

We sense both these teams are “punching above their weight” — hence why both have the third-to-last and lowest betting line to win the Super Bowl right now. Therefore, we expect it to get sloppy and points to be at a premium in this matchup. Hammer the under!

Moneyline: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

We took one underdog already and we're taking another here by betting the Buffalo moneyline. Though, the underdog is barely applicable here since this Bills-Chiefs moneyline is almost a pick 'em. 

But here's where our confidence in Buffalo comes from — they already beat Kansas City once. Back in October, the Bills torched them in an 18-point victory. Admittedly, the Chiefs' defence has improved big time since then, but so has Buffalo's offence. We mean, they just laid 47 points on New England, who had the third stingiest defence in the NFL entering the matchup. 

We love the confidence the Bills are playing with on both sides of the ball. They're hot and we're riding the hot hand in this one. 

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