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For The Win: Wild Card Weekend

NFL Picks Against the Las Vegas Lines

The regular season is now done, with 256 games now officially in the books. The season was good to this column, as every category finished above 50% for 2018, with both Picks of the Week (57%) and Weekly Top Plays (65.1%) well above the Las Vegas breakeven win rate of 52.4% (Check out the summary for Week 17 and all of 2018 at the bottom of this article). Not bad at all, and Week 17 helped with a strong finish. Now comes the postseason, and there are a few things to keep in mind for the playoffs. First, “For the Win” has had good success in January and February, and that all comes down to the main playoff rule – use Las Vegas against itself. Even before the first games were all lined up, everything pointed to close Wild Card Weekend contests with point spreads all under a touchdown, regardless of which teams finished in each seed spot. That means that teasers will be a big part of the plan this weekend, as will the fabulous “Wong Teaser” approach. Simply put, if you can get both “3” and “7” in your teaser, do it. With several contests this week all in the 1-6 point range, that screams teasers, but read on to see which sides are the right plays. Here we go:

Note that the lines and Over/Unders are taken from VegasInsider.com.

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