What You Need to Know As NFL Playoffs Begin Today / Saturday College Basketball Guide

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Let The NFL Playoffs Begin!

Four of the 14 playoff teams will take the field today, as the Raiders visit the Bengals and the Patriots and Bills play a rubber match. We’ve talked about the games all week long on VSiN and have written about them as well. Hopefully you’re prepared to cash tickets today, tomorrow, Monday and as the playoffs push towards Super Bowl LVI.

NFL Top Stories

  • VSiN Experts: Best bets from Adam Burke, Dave Tuley, Will Hill and Ben Brown of PFF for Saturday’s two Wild-Card Games. READ MORE
  • More from the VSiN Experts: Best bets from Matt Youmans, Wes Reynolds, Adam Burke, Dave Tuley and Ben Brown for Sunday’s three Wild-Card games. KEEP READING
  • Beating the Book MegaPod: Host Gill Alexander talked with Drew Dinsick, Mike Palm and Todd Wishnev about the Wild-Card Weekend action with expert picks and high-level analysis. LISTEN HERE
  • Chris Andrews: Inside the betting action for Wild-Card Weekend at South Point Sportsbook and across the market. READ MORE
  • Josh Appelbaum: A Saturday sharp report for Raiders vs. Bengals and Patriots vs. Bills. CONTINUE READING
  • Steve Makinen: Some eye-opening betting trends for Wild-Card Weekend, including some very interesting recent results. KEEP READING
  • Dave Tuley: Tuley’s Takes on all six games this weekend. CONTINUE READING

Saturday’s Lineup

  • 8 a.m. ET Point Spread Saturday with Mark Zinno
  • 10 a.m. The Lombardi Line with Patrick Meagher & Michael Lombardi
  • listen_liveNoon Betting Across America with Scott Seidenberg
  • 3 p.m. Betting Across America with Dave Ross & Wes Reynolds
  • 6 p.m. Pro Football Blitz with Brady Kannon & James Salinas
  • 9 p.m. BetCenter with Ben Wilson & Jeff Parles
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Josh Appelbaum & Dave Tuley

Josh Appelbaum:As linked above, Josh’s Saturday article centers on sharp money and betting systems for Raiders/Bengals and Patriots/Bills. READ MORE

Also, listen to Josh’s latest Market Insights podcast. LISTEN HERE

Dave Tuley: "Tuley’s Takes" for Saturday features a recap of what took place on Friday and a best bet for the weekend.READ MORE

Also, Dave and friends got together for "Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes" with some top horse racing picks for the weekend. READ MORE

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  • Free for all readers, Greg Peterson’s spotlight game and best bet features the SEC battle between Alabama vs. Mississippi State. (6 p.m. ET) READ MORE
  • Subscribers can see Peterson’s spread and total lines for every game on the board. GO HERE
  • Listen for best bets and expert insights on every CBB game on Peterson’s Coast to Coast Hoops podcast. LISTEN HERE


  • New Player Prop Analyzer: The newest and shiniest tool at VSiN is the Player Prop Analyzer and Tracker for the NBA. We highly recommend you check it out. GO HERE
  • We have two new betting resources for our readers that bet on the NBA. Check back throughout the day to see updates on these two pages.

    COVID Tracker: Which NBA players are out due to COVID? GO HERE

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  • Andy MacNeil’s daily NHL best bets and market report for today’s games is posted mid-to-late morning (check back throughout the day for updates). GO HERE
  • Lou Finocchiaro: After a long holiday layoff, the UFC is back at it this week with another event at the Apex. Lou has best bets. KEEP READING

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