The Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs kicks off Saturday, January 11, with two super exciting contests, so we have prepared the best prop bets to make your Saturday night even more interesting. The Minnesota Vikings will look for another upset after beating the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round, as well as the Tennessee Titans who eliminated the reigning champions New England Patriots. The Titans head to Baltimore to meet the top-seeded Ravens, so let’s take a look at the best prop bets for Saturday’s games.
NFC Divisional Round Game Info – Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers
Time: Saturday, January 11th @ 4:35 PM ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Weather: 57 F Partly Cloudy
Spread: 49ers -7
Money Line: +255 | -310
Vikings at 49ers Prop Bets
- Alternative Point Spread – Minnesota Vikings +10.5 (-188)
I’m a Niners fan, and I think my team will beat the Vikings on Saturday. However, it won’t be an easy task, and I expect to see a tight game down the stretch. The Niners are fresh and rested, but the Vikings are full of confidence after an overtime victory in New Orleans. Minnesota’s defense has been doing a good job all season long. The Vikings finished tied-5th in points allowed (18.9), 13th in rushing yards allowed (108.0), and 15th in passing yards surrendered per game (233.6). Adam Thielen is healthy, Stefon Diggs is ready to play, while Dalvin Cook had 28 carries for 94 yards and a couple of touchdowns against the Saints. If Kirk Cousins keeps his head cool, we’ll get a great game on Levi’s Stadium.
- Touchdown Scorer – George Kittle (+110)
The Vikings have allowed 31 touchdowns this past regular season, and 23 of those 31 scores have come through the air. The 49ers rely a lot on their ground game, but they will have a tall task to score a rushing TD against the Vikings. Minnesota allowed only 21 touchdowns on 48 trips to their red zone (43.8%) which is the second-best record in the NFL. That’s why I expect George Kittle to score. He’s big and strong, and that makes him a perfect target in the end zone. Kittle has scored four touchdowns over his last seven outings.
- Player Rushing Yards – Dalvin Cook over 69.5 (-120)
The 49ers’ run D has struggled over the last few weeks. They finished the regular season at the 17th spot, yielding 112.6 rushing yards per contest. The Vikings will give Dalvin Cook a bunch of totes, for sure. The Niners’ secondary is outstanding, so the Vikings will have to establish their ground game if they want to reach the NFC Championship Game. Hereof, Dalvin Cook will have to get around 25 carries, and that should be enough for at least 70 yards.
AFC Divisional Round Game Info – Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens
Time: Saturday, January 11th @ 8:15 PM ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Weather: 61 F Showers
Spread: Ravens -9.5
Money Line: +340 | -425
Titans at Ravens Prop Bets
- Alternative Point Spread – Baltimore Ravens -6.5 (-175)
Honestly, I think the Ravens will dismantle the Titans, but just in case, I will go with the alternative line. I’m pretty sure the Ravens will win by at least a TD. Their ground game will be too much for the Titans’ D. Tennessee limited the Patriots on 13 points, but the Ravens’ offense is from another planet. Baltimore tallies whopping 206.0 rushing yards per game, and the Titans’ run D will suffer mightily. On the other side, Baltimore’s D is 5th in rushing yards (93.4) and 6th in passing yards (207.2). I won’t be surprised if the Ravens beat the Titans by 20 points. If you want to take a risk, go with the Ravens to cover a 13.5-point spread at +137 odds.
- Player Passing Touchdowns – Lamar Jackson over 1.5 (-150)
The Titans have allowed 39 touchdowns in the regular season and 25 have cone through the air. They surrender 255.0 passing yards per contest (24th in the NFL). Therefore, picking Lamar Jackson to throw two or more touchdowns at -150 odds should be a sure shot. Jackson has tossed for three or more touchdowns in six of his last seven outings. I don’t see how the Titans will stop Jackson. Only if he gets hurt, Lamar won’t throw for a couple of touchdowns.
- Touchdown Scorer – Mark Andrews (+120)
As I’ve mentioned, the Titans’ secondary is fragile, while Tennessee has allowed 32 touchdowns on 47 trips to their red zone (68.1%). That’s enough for the second-worst in the NFL. On the other side, TE Mark Andrews has been Lamar Jackson’s favorite target all season. Over his last seven outings, Andrews has scored seven touchdowns. He scored twice against Cleveland in Week 17. Mark is dealing with an ankle injury, but he’ll be ready to go, no doubt.