The first sports betting weekend of the New Year starts with a bang at BetAnySports online sportsbook. Highlighted by the opening round of this season’s NFL playoffs, the betting board over the next few days is filled with opportunities to get 2019 off to a winning start.
Along with the four NFL games in the Wild Card Round this Saturday and Sunday, the NBA on ESPN this Friday night features a doubleheader of betting action starting with Dallas on the road against Boston followed by a Northwest Division clash between Oklahoma City and Portland.
College basketball has switched over to conference play and Saturday’s slate is filled with a number of nationally ranked teams highlighted by a Big Ten tilt between No. 8 Michigan State and No. 14 Ohio State at 12 p.m. on FOX. Over in the ACC, No. 9 Florida State and No. 4 Virginia clash at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The featured matchup on Sunday’s NHL schedule on NBC Sports Network is an inter-conference clash between Chicago and Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. You can also throw in a new year in the PGA, boxing and MMA fighting for a full complement of sports betting action.
Saturday’s first wild card game in the NFL is an AFC South showdown between the 10-6 Indianapolis Colts and the 11-5 Houston Texans at 4:35 p.m. on ESPN. The Texans are favored by 1.5 points at home with the total set at 48.5 points. These two division rivals split the season series 1-1 both straight-up and against the spread with the road team winning each game.
At 8:15 p.m. on FOX, the 10-6 Seattle Seahawks will be on the road as 1.5-point underdogs against the 10-6 Dallas Cowboys with the total set at 43. Seattle beat Dallas 24-13 back in Week 3 as a slight one-point favorite at home. They total stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ 40-point line.
The first playoff game on Sunday’s slate is an AFC battle between the 12-4 Los Angeles Chargers and the 10-6 Baltimore Ravens at 1:05 p.m. on CBS. These two teams met in Week 16 with the Ravens rolling to a 22-10 victory as four-point road underdogs. They have been opened as three-point home favorites this time around. The total for this game has been set at 41.5 points.
The Wild Card Round wraps things up in the NFC with the 9-7 Philadelphia Eagles on the road against the 12-4 Chicago Bears. Game time at Soldier Field is set for 4:40 p.m. on NBC with the Bears favored by six points and the total set at 41 points.