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It's hard to imagine how we've already arrived at the Wild Card round of the 2018-19 NFL playoffs, but as soon as the betting lines are available, it's just another reason to look forward to the final few games of the NFL.


And we've got some good ones to look forward to, starting in Houston with the ​Texans battling their division rival Indianapolis Colts as 1-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Texans have historically struggled against both the Colts and in the AFC Wild Card round of the playoffs, which clearly isn't a great recipe for success, but the bookmakers still like Houston by that one point at home.

Despite boasting the tightest spread of Wild Card weekend, the Texans-Colts matchup yields the highest combined total of all four upcoming playoff games at 49 points. In a totally inverse relationship, the ​Philadelphia Eagles-Chicago Bears matchup at Soldier Field features the lowest over/under betting total (41) and the largest spread (9).

We've got an intriguing matchup in Baltimore after the Ravens knocked off the Los Angeles Chargers on the road to hand them one of their just four losses on the season back in Week 16. Now, Lamar Jackson and his ​Ravens are hosting the 12-win Chargers all the way across the country at home as 2.5-point favorites.

And last but certainly not least is the prime time game on Saturday night as the ​Seahawks head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys. America's Team is favored by 2.5 points with an over/under of 42.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

With four games in two days, this weekend should be another action-packed weekend of NFL play for football fans and bettors alike. 


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