Early lines for Wild Card Games and Super Bowl

The Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys are the only point-spread favorites of more than a touchdown heading into the NFL’s wild-card weekend.

Buffalo is the overwhelming favorite on the wild card slate because of its home field advantage in upstate New York and a mismatch on paper with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Buffalo is playing some of the best football in the NFL right now, and Pittsburgh is struggling for consistency at the quarterback position.

Dallas, the other No. 2 seed, is a 7.5-point favorite over the Green Bay Packers in its home stadium, which has been a fortress all season.

The other four wild-card matchups are split within a touchdown, and the road team is favored in two of those contests.

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Odds via DraftKings sports exchange.

San Francisco (+220; bet $100 to win $220)

Baltimore (+310)

Buffalo (+650)

Dallas (+800)

Kansas City (+950)

Philadelphia (+1500)

Miami (+1600)

Detroit (+1800)

Houston (+3500)

Cleveland (+3500)

Los Angeles Rams (+5000)

Tampa Bay (+5500)

Green Bay (+9000)

Pittsburgh (+15,000)

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No. 7 Green Bay at No. 2 Dallas (-7) (Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET)

#6 Los Angeles Rams at #3 Detroit (-4) (Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET)

No. 5 Philadelphia (-2.5) at No. 4 Tampa Bay (Monday, 8 p.m. ET)

The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions are home favorites heading into wild card weekend.

The Cowboys haven’t lost at home all season and have scored over 30 points in seven of their eight games at AT&T Stadium.

Dallas’ home-court advantage justifies its title as the highest-point favorite out of the four games on the wild-card board thus far.

Green Bay put together a solid winning streak to make the playoffs, but Jordan Love faces a tough task in his first playoff start.

Matthew Stafford’s return to Detroit with the Los Angeles Rams will be one of the most talked about wild card games.

Stafford has an opportunity to upset his former employer’s first home playoff game in 30 years. The Rams may be a popular underdog, especially after the injury news involving Sam LaPorta.

Detroit’s rookie tight end is expected to miss some time with a hyperextended knee and bone bruise he suffered Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

An incomplete Detroit offense could make the difference in a game where Stafford has Cooper Kupp and Pukka Naqua.

The Eagles are the unquestionable favorite in the four-set wild card games. They finished the regular season 1-5 and have injury issues at wide receiver in AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith.

Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have the potential to torch an Eagles defense that can’t stop anything right now.

The Bucs should be one of the most popular underdogs heading into the weekend because of Philadelphia’s recent struggles.

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No. 5 Cleveland (-2) at No. 4 Houston (Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET)

No. 6 Miami at No. 3 Kansas City (-3) (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET)

#7 Pittsburgh at #2 Buffalo (-9.5) (Sunday 1 p.m. ET)

Buffalo avoided a road trip and a rematch with the Dolphins by winning on the road Sunday night.

The Bills now have one of the most favorable paths to the conference title game in their sights.

Buffalo hasn’t lost since Thanksgiving weekend and faces a Pittsburgh team that must make a quarterback decision between Mason Rudolph and Kenny Pickett.

Pittsburgh was decent enough to beat Baltimore’s reserves on Saturday, but will face a completely different challenge featuring Josh Allen and the red-hot Bills on the road.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Bills gamble over double digits because of this discrepancy.

Miami fell into the worst possible game as they have to go on the road to Kansas City and play in sub-zero temperatures.

Kansas City rested Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and other key players in Week 18, while Miami had to play its healthy stars in the loss at Buffalo. Raheem Mostert and Jalen Waddle didn’t play Sunday but are likely to feature in Saturday night’s wild card round.

The Chiefs beat the Dolphins in Germany earlier this season in a game in which the Dolphins scored just 14 points. The midseason game could tip punters in Kansas City’s favor.

Cleveland is a deserved favorite after a 36-22 win in Houston in Week 16.

The presence of CJ Stroud is the main difference between this contest and the wild card meeting.

Stroud and the Texans will be an intriguing underdog at home because of the rookie quarterback’s performance in an elimination game Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Stroud-Nico Collins duo can play pass for pass with Joe Flacco and Amari Cooper. The two dynamic combinations and the indoor conditions at NRG Stadium could have made for the highest-scoring game of the weekend.

Cleveland holds the experience advantage at quarterback with Flacco, the Super Bowl winner who unexpectedly saved the Browns’ season.

Cleveland’s defense, led by Myles Garrett, has the potential to slow down Stroud, but it’s hard to imagine the freshman being silenced for four quarters given his performance Saturday.

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