NFL Wildcard Playoffs Sunday
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals 6.05pm
Two very different games last night and now the lat minute qualifiers Chargers travel to Cincinnati to inflict some more heart break on the division. Fun stat the last time these two meet in play offs it was the coldest game in history. Dalton is firing in touchdowns for Bengals ranked 3rd in passing touchdowns but also 5th in intercepts as shown in week 17. AJ Green is a star limiting him could turn this game.
Bernard and Ellis have done well in rotation for the Bengals running the ball withotu standing out. The Chargers defence has been poor at times and will need to step up and make plays. The Bengals defence has done well including stopping rushing touchdowns but they are missing star man Smith in the second half of the season. Rivers has had smashing season leading league in completions he has had the help of Allen and others. The Chargers lost to the Bengals before going unbeaten to sneak into the play offs.
I like both teams to convert chances and keeping keen eye for value in points and touchdown markets should be a wise move. Gates is not what he was now so Green the second tight end needs to play his part but in Allen they have a receiver to match Green. In their last meeting it could be said the Bengals got it right but the Chargers got it very wrong yet the difference was just 7pts in the end. But on other side the Bengals are so damned good at home they have excelled their and they bloody score plenty too. Should be an entertaining wildcard playoffs sunday. Also over 26.5pts for Bengals can be backed at 20/21 with Skybet.
Over 46pts 1.93 Pinnacle
The edge goes to the Bengals here I think although I did really like the Chargers or long time but few things sold me and I reckon 6 out 10 times the Bengals beat the 6 point spread so their a little value for me their. Again Marvin Jones who is just a touchdown shy of AJ Green is value anytime he is 19/10 with bet365 against a best of 10/11 for AJ Green. Royal had return to the touchdown scorers last Sunday he looks fit again and looks worth a nibble at 3/1 anytime.
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers 9.40pm
It will be pretty cold up north for the 49ers tonight as they travel to face the Packers in the final of the wildcard games tonight. The 49ers have won both their past meetings in past year but those were both in candlestick. Rodger is back fit and he is lethal if improving on how they played the Bears. Points could be up for grabs here with the threats both offences contain.
This will be tight Rodgers is so good at making a game of anything, Kappernick I am still not totally sold on but I expect him to do bit with his legs and the 49ers are starting to come out quiet strong in the receiving core but give me Rodgers over Kap any day. People say Gore is the best and no doubt hes up their but on face of it Lacey has been just as good and in an offence that likely has faced much more pressure at the line.
Packers to beat 49ers 2.41 pinnacle
Do not be put off points because of weather but it may pay to wait in running it should be high scoring in 2nd half a thesis passed along for cold weather games like this that things warm up in second half. Both Davis and Lacey have been star men to put ball in the red zone this season and can be backed at 11/10 in anytime market. Kappernicks line is 40.5 which would been upper limit of what I backed surely it won’t be another 100 yard night.