We take a look at Sunday’s (5/1/20) NFL Wild Card 2020 match which is between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans. The Texans go into the match as favourites but betting has it as a pretty close game.
When: Sunday 5th January at 8:35 AM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Normally the first game of Wild Card weekend is considered to be the graveyard slot for the NFL, but this game has the potential to go off. Houston’s bizarre run of results in 2019 continued with another loss following back to back wins. The big question for this game is whether or not you want to back that run to continue (& therefore Houston to lose the AFC Championship) or back their recent run of playoff no-shows. Under Bill O’Brien, they have gone 1-3 including a couple of embarrassing losses at home, most recently the 21-7 loss to the Colts in this game 12 months ago.
Buffalo is back in the playoffs after ending a long drought two seasons ago and they have to like their chances of getting past the Texans here. This season they have given up 20 or more points just five times and have the defence to really cause some headaches for Deshaun Watson. When you consider the fact Houston hasn’t been lighting up the scoreboard lately either, this game will probably be won by the first team to 20 points. I feel very strange backing Josh Allen to win a playoff start over Watson but quarterback and receiver are probably the only two areas Houston has a clear advantage in this game. The only way Houston wins this game is if Watson goes off and I just don’t know if he can do it against this Bills defence.
Tip: Buffalo Bills at $2.18
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change