Picking the winner is easily the most popular and most common way people bet on games during the NFL postseason. But the battle on the scoreboard is not the only test of wills going on throughout the games this weekend.
Some personal battles bear watching, and if you want, you can bet on some of them. Which ones? PointsBet.com has a few wagers they are offering interested gamblers that are quite intriguing, to say the least:
- MIN@SF – San Francisco 49ers To Get More Rushing Yards (vs. Dalvin Cook)-500
- MIN@SF – Dalvin Cook To Get More Rushing Yards (vs. San Francisco 49ers) +330
The Minnesota Vikings are going to go as far as Dalvin Cook can carry them— whether that is in the running game or as a part of the passing game. The San Francisco 49ers like to run the ball as well and were the No. 2 rushing team in the league this year. But they don’t really have a go-to guy.
San Francisco used the committee approach this season, so their most productive guy didn’t do much Raheem Mostert—772 yards). For the last six weeks, he was the team’s leading rusher gaining 100+ just once. He also had four games under 60 yards.
However, in their last three games, the 49ersstill ran for around 120 yards in each game. Cook had 94 last week on the ground. But his last four in the regular season were dismal—27, 62, 29, and 26.
Minnesota may try to run but will find it tough against the 49ers. Take San Francisco to run for more.
- TEN@BAL – Lamar Jackson To Get More Rushing Yards (vs. Derrick Henry) +130
- TEN@BAL – Derrick Henry To Get More Rushing Yards (vs. Lamar Jackson)-167
In most cases, this would be an easy one. Of course, the running back will run for more. But Jackson runs as much as any running back, and with Mark Ingram hurting, he may run even more this week. So, he will certainly give Henry a run for his money.
Since the Ravens defense is probably going to key on Henry for the whole game, there is a chance Jackson comes out on top between the two. Enough of a chance to bet on? Eh—sure, but don’t break the bank on this one.
- TEN@BAL – Marquise Brown To Get More Receiving Yards (vs. AJ Brown) +185
- TEN@BAL – AJ Brown To Get More Receiving Yards (vs. Marquise Brown)-250
Marquise Brown blew up to start the season but hasn’t had a good week since breaking loose for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Week One. AJ Brown was a dud last week (one catch for four yards). But he closed the regular season with 100+ yards in four of the last six games.
Marquise is unlikely to see too many targets. When Jackson does throw it, he tends to favor his tight ends (easier throws). But if the Titans lean on Henry like they did last week and it works, AJ Brown will not see much this week either.
Don’t bank on Henry getting it done for the Titans this week. Tannehill will need to do more in the passing game if the Titans are going to win. Take AJ Brown.