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The NFL Postseason is officially upon us. Today, Damian and Saleh will give their top three best bets from Saturday’s Wildcard games.

All of these bets will be based on Fanduel Sportsbook’s lines and odds.


Saleh’s Locks

David Njoku Over 5.5 Receptions (-120)

Over the last four games, David Njoku is averaging seven catches for 93 yards and a touchdown per game. He and Joe Flacco immediately connected and have been a nightmare for opposing defenses. The #5 Cleveland Browns will face the #4 Houston Texans. The two teams faced off against each other just three weeks ago when Cleveland came out on top 36-22. While it was a historic Amari Cooper game, Njoku still produced. He finished with six receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown. Houston has allowed the most receptions to opposing tight ends this season, making this a bet to take with no hesitation.

Isiah Pacheco Over 65.5 Rushing Yards (-113)

Considering the weather conditions in Arrowhead, this game may very well be low-scoring and run-heavy. Patrick Mahomes had his worst passing season yet and needed the run game to keep the offense afloat during several games. Pacheco is coming off the best rushing performance of his NFL career, running for 130 yards on just 18 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals. This home matchup sets Pacheco up for another dominant day on the ground.

Tyreek Hill Over 86.5 Receiving Yards (-113)

While the weather conditions do make me want to avoid betting on the passing game, Tyreek Hill is the exception. The former Chief has a chance to knock the team that traded him out of the playoffs. Hill is averaging 112 receiving yards per game and has torched opposing secondaries this season. He’s proven to be unstoppable all over the field and has produced consistently come playoff time. Lock Hill in for yet another 100+ yard receiving day.

Damian’s Locks

Joe Flacco To Throw An Interception (- 148)

The Joe Flacco comeback story has been amazing to watch. He has played great in leading this improbable run for the Cleveland Browns.

One thing that has been overlooked during this run is Flacco’s tendency to turn the ball over. He has thrown at least own interception in every game that he has played in this year. This includes two interceptions against the Houston Texans in week 16.

The Texans have a very opportunistic defense. They have forced at least one turnover in each of their last 10 games. They should definitely be able to take advantage of the inevitable bad throw into coverage by Flacco.

Devin Singletary Over 14.5 Receiving Yards (-110)

Houston Texans running back Devin Singletary is not known as a great receiving back like Christian McCaffrey or Alvin Kamara but he will need to showcase that part of his game against the Browns.

Cleveland has one of the best defensive lines in the league and they will look to put pressure on Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud throughout the game. One way to slow down a pass rush is with the screen game.

The Texans may look to get Singletary involved in the pass game early. This should lead to him having more than 14.5 receiving yards.

Raheem Mostert Anytime Touchdown (+150)

Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert scored a total of 21 touchdowns during the regular season. He scored at least one touchdown in 13 of the 16 games he played in.

Mostert can score on the ground or through the air. The versatility of Mostert will give Miami multiple opportunities to get him into the end zone.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering Phoenix High School Sports, Arizona State Sun Devils, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

Damian Adams is a writer/reporter covering Arizona State Sun Devils and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @TheRealDealwDA


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