NFL Divisional Round Picks 2021 NFL Divisional Round Predictions: Los Angeles Rams 11-6-0 VS Green Bay Packers: 13-3-0 (-6.5), Baltimore Ravens: 12-5-0 VS Buffalo Bills 14-3-0 (-2.5), Cleveland Browns: 12-5-0 VS Kansas City Chiefs: 14-2-0 (-10), Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12-5-0 VS New Orleans Saints: 12-4-0 (-3)













2021 NFL Divisional Round Predictions



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6. Los Angeles Rams 11-6-0
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1. Green Bay Packers 13-3-0


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Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: Los Angeles is pretty healthy for the most part. The Green Bay Packers will be playing mostly at full health too. I feel like the Los Angeles Rams have fewer weaknesses on defense than Green Bay and that will be the difference in a very close contest. Neither one of Green Bay's guards matches up well against the Rams 3-4 defensive end tandem of Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. Jared Goff looked great with Andrew Whitworth as his blindside. Rob Havenstein looked good at right tackle with Bobby Evans kicking inside to left guard. The Los Angeles Rams will run the football with Cam Akers. Green Bay does not have the front 7 to stop Cam Akers and having Akers take off with open things up for quarterback Jared Goff.


Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Kingsley Keke one of Green Bay's 3-4 defensive ends is out. David Bahktiari is on injured reserve at left tackle. The rest of the Green Bay Packers roster is fully healthy.


Prediction: Green Bay enters as a 6.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $250 dollars, the maximum bet is $310 dollars with the average gambler betting around $280 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45.5. Right now 51% of the betting action is on Green Bay at -6.5. Take Los Angeles to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Rams 27 Packers 24





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5. Baltimore Ravens 12-5-0
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2. Buffalo Bills 14-3-0


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Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Last week both teams had defenses at full health. That now changes with Baltimore not having Marcus Peters. Buffalo will have their entire defense at full health. Lamar Jackson has to avoid turnovers for Baltimore to have a shot at pulling the upset.


Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: Buffalo has so much depth at wide receiver. They also have Dion Dawkins at left tackle. Something tells me Buffalo pulls out another close win at home. Tre'Davious White will blanket half of the field while Poyer and Hyde take away the deep ball that Lamar loves to throw. These linebackers will keep Jackson in check and prevent him from dominating on the ground.


Prediction: Buffalo enters as a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $125 dollars, the maximum bet is $145 dollars with the average gambler betting around $135 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 49.5. Right now 50% of the betting action is on Buffalo at -6.5. Take Buffalo to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Bills 24 Ravens 20





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6. Cleveland Browns 12-5-0
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1. Kansas City Chiefs 14-2-0


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Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: Cleveland may be hungrier on Sunday. They will have Joel Bitonio, Kevin Stephanski, and Denzel Ward all back from Covid. They will have to get turnovers like they did against Pittsburgh if they want to beat the Kansas City Chiefs. With Sammy Watkins all Cleveland has to do is have Ward keep Tyreek Hill in check and hope Cleveland's safeties can stop Travis Kelce. Easier said than done.


Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: I think this game will be an offensive shootout. Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 72-69 the last time these two quarterbacks faced off. Arizona defeated Green Bay 51-45 in what was the highest scoring playoff game in NFL history back in 2010. Cleveland's win against Pittsburgh was the sixth highest scoring playoff game in NFL history. Just imagine what Patrick Mahomes with two weeks off and Baker Mayfield will do on Sunday.


Prediction: Kansas City enters as a 10 point favorite. The minimum bet is $400 dollars, the maximum bet is $500 dollars with the average gambler betting around $450 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 57. Right now 52% of the betting action is on Cleveland at +10. I like Kansas City to win and Cleveland to cover with the over.


Final Score Chiefs 54 Browns 48 OT





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5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12-5-0
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2. New Orleans Saints 13-4-0


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Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: Alex Cappa is out at right guard for Tampa Bay. That will make Tampa Bay's offensive line that much weaker. Tom Brady has to motivate these guys if Tampa Bay wants to win this game after being swept by New Orleans in the regulars season.


Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: Marshon Lattimore has had Mike Evans number at cornerback. Drew Brees is expected to retire after this season. That's the biggest reason why I feel like New Orleans will do just enough to win. New Orleans defeated Chicago with their roster back at full health.


Prediction: New Orleans enters as a 10 point favorite. The minimum bet is $150 dollars, the maximum bet is $170 dollars with the average gambler betting around $160 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 56. Right now 56% of the betting action is on Tampa Bay at +3. Take New Orleans to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Saints 31 Buccaneers 24





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