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NFL playoff odds: 49ers, Colts favored in Wild Card round

All the home teams are favored except Green Bay, who plays the underdog role.

Rob Carr

The playoffs are finally here, and with them comes new betting lines for all four wild card games.

The Cincinnati Bengals are the biggest favorite of all, according to Oddsshark.com, laying 7.5 points against the San Diego Chargers at home. Cincinnati comes into the playoffs at 11-5 while the Chargers barely beat a Kansas City Chiefs team comprised of backups in Week 17 to punch their postseason ticket.

To begin the wild card round, the Indianapolis Colts are playing host to the Chiefs and are favored by 2.5 points. Vegas typically gives three points for being the home team, meaning on a neutral field Kansas City is thought to be half-point better. However, the Colts crushed the Chiefs 23-7 two weeks ago at Arrowhead Stadium.

Over in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers are favored by 2.5 points on the road against the Green Bay Packers after earning the top wild card spot at 12-4. The Packers snuck into the playoffs after beating the Chicago Bears on Sunday for the NFC North title.

In the other NFC matchup, the Philadelphia Eagles are giving 2.5 points at home versus the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has a bevy of postseason experience against quarterback Nick Foles and head coach Chip Kelly, who are making their playoff debuts.

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