A wonderful NFL season has finally hit the business end as we hit the Divisional Round of the playoffs for the 2022/23 campaign.
After a highly entertaining regular season this weekend eight teams will go head-to-head in a series of games to determine who will continue into the Conference finals.
We’ll look all four games across Saturday and Sunday and break down the exciting match-ups to give you our best free NFL picks, and see if we can earn you some extra cash for the end of the weekend.
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Jacksonville Jaguars vs Kansas City Chiefs - 1/21/23, 16:30 ET
Jacksonville Jaguars made it through to this stage against all odds after completing one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history against the Chargers last weekend to claim a 31-30 win.
That took their record to 10-8 for the season and sees them come into this game on a six-game winning streak.
Kansas City on the other hand are the favorites to go all the way and lift the Super Bowl LVII trophy, getting here with their regular season record of 14-3, which was enough to win the AFC West. They come into this game on a five-game winning streak, and having had an extra week of rest.
NFL picks: Jaguars cover the spread
When the Jaguars and Chiefs played earlier this season, Kansas City won the game, 27-17, but it wasn't quite as straightforward as the scoreline would suggest.
Since that game, the Chiefs are 2-7-1 ATS in their past 10 games while the Jaguars caught fire and went 7-1 in that period, including six consecutive victories. Jacksonville also went 6-2 ATS in that same eight-game span.
While the Chiefs out-match the Jaguars, Jacksonville did end the regular season ranked fifth for takeaways (26) and if they can give Trevor Lawrence additional opportunities, we expect they can cover the spread.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Buffalo Bills - 1/22/23, 15:00 ET
The Bengals have been flying this season and racked up a brilliant regular season record of 12-4, but that was still only enough for a place in the Wild Card round.
They progressed easily though with a comfortable 24-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens, to set up this clash with the formidable Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo had a 13-3 record themselves in the regular season, which was enough for them to clinch the AFC East.
They earned their spot here with an excellent 34-31 win over the Miami Dolphins, in which they saw off a late fight-back to stand strong and win.
NFL picks: Bengals cover the spread
Since both teams match up well across the board, the difference in this Bengals vs Bills game will almost certainly be turnovers.
The Bengals’ defense forced the most takeaways this season with 24, while Buffalo’s offense gave away the football 27 times, good for third-most in the league.
Josh Allen threw two interceptions, with three fumbles last time out. That is three more giveaways added to that regular-season total. If you give Joe Burrow the ball three additional times, he will make you pay.
The underdog is 7-2 ATS in the past nine matchups between the Bills and Bengals, which when all put together is enough to back them to do it again.
Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers - 1/22/23, 18:30 ET
Dallas have had a tremendous season so far, going 12-5 in the regular season and only missing out on the top spot to the Eagles when they lost in week 18.
They earned a Wild Card win over Tom Brady's Buccaneers with a dominant 31-14 win, and will head into this game feeling confident about their chances.
The 49ers on the other hand had an even better season, going 13-4 in the regular season, before a crushing win in the Wild Card against Seattle saw them come out on top 41-23.
NFL picks: Cowboys cover the spread
Having to win road playoff games is nothing new to Mike McCarthy and he will have his Cowboys team prepared, despite everyone writing them off already.
There are question marks over whether Brock Purdy has been tested yet as a starter. Besides trailing against the Raiders earlier this season, you can make the case that he has yet to face adversity.
Adversity could come in the form of Dan Quinn and his defense, which is one week removed from handing Tom Brady the worst postseason loss of his career.
If the Cowboys show up in San Francisco the way they did last week in Tampa Bay on both sides of the ball, they will not only cover the spread, but they will also win the game straight up.