America’s top sports journalists make their NFL Wild Card Weekend picks – Here are their best bets for Saturday

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Matt has been a writer for American Betting Experts since 2019. He loves to watch, bet on and write about soccer but is also a huge NBA and NFL fan.

It’s NFL Wild Card Weekend 2021 and some of the sports industry experts have shared their picks for Saturday’s slate of games.

Last weekend’s NFL action marked the end of the 2020/21 regular season. Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee and Iowa sports fans were able to wager on the Football for the first time ever, joining bettors in New Jersey, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

As a result, a number of the American sports anchors, writers and analysts have turned their attention to betting markets. NFL game odds, futures and player props are slowly becoming a welcome addition to traditional sports media outlets.

Ahead of Saturday’s slate of NFL Wild Card games, we have gathered the expert picks from some of the best in the sports industry so that you don’t have to.

1. Neil Greenberg – Washington Post

Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) is a reporter analyzing advanced sports statistics for The Washington Post. His analysis and insight can be found in the sports section, where he covers all pro sports. He is also a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and refers to himself as a ‘stats geek (not nerd)’.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -6.5 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: Seattle Seahawks -3.5 (vs. LA Rams)

Pick 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -8.5 (vs. Washington Football Team)

2. Matthew Freedman – Action Network

Matthew Freedman (@MattFTheOracle) is Matthew is the Editor-in-Chief of fantasy content for The Action Network and FantasyLabs. He specializes in football, the NFL draft and ‘90s-era pop culture. Matthew also hosts Football podcasts at Action Network.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -6.5 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: Under 42.5 Points in Seattle Seahawks vs. LA Rams

Pick 3: Under 46.5 Points in Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3. Benjamin Hoffman – NY Times

Benjamin Hoffman (@BenHoffmanNYT) works as a senior editor at New York Times. He is confident that all three of the sportsbook favorites on Saturday will cover.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -6.5 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: Seattle Seahawks -4 (vs. LA Rams)

Pick 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -8 (vs. Washington Football Team)

4. Tyler Sullivan – CBS Sports

Tyler Sullivan (@TylerSully) is an NFL writer for CBS Sports, CBS Sports HQ and CBS Sports Radio. Tyler is backing Washington to cover as underdogs on Saturday.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -6.5 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: Seattle Seahawks -4 (vs. LA Rams)

Pick 3: Washington Football Team +8 (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

5. Joe Giglio – NJ.com

Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) joined NJ Advance Media as a Sports Engagement Specialist in 2014. In addition to working for NJ Advance Media, Joe can be heard hosting on WFAN in New York and WIP in Philadelphia.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -7 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: LA Rams +4 (vs. Seattle Seahawks)

Pick 3: Washington Football Team +8 (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

6. Dan Graziano – ESPN

Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) was named a National NFL Insider for ESPN in July 2016. He contributes to NFL InsidersNFL LiveSportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -6.5 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: Seattle Seahawks -4 (vs. LA Rams)

Pick 3: Washington Football Team +8 (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

7. Gill Alexander – VSiN

Gill Alexander (@beatingthebook) has been a top-rated television and radio personality since 1991. For the past six years, Alexander’s “Beating the Book” podcast has achieved remarkable worldwide listenership throughout the sports betting and fantasy sports industries, consistently cracking the iTunes U.S. Top 100 Sports Category episodes chart.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -6.5 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: Seattle Seahawks -4 (vs. LA Rams)

Pick 3: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -8 (vs. Washington Football Team)

8. CFN Consensus Pick – College Football News

College Football News (@ColFootballNews) covers the latest College Football news, predictions, podcasts and previews. It also covers the NFL – here are the Saturday consensus picks from the site’s key contributors.

Pick 1: Buffalo Bills -6.5 (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Pick 2: Seattle Seahawks -4 (vs. LA Rams)

Pick 3: Washington Football Team +8 (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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