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Best NFL Props, Picks & Parlays for Divisional Playoff Games | Saturday, 1/22/21

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The NFL Playoffs resume on Saturday with the first two games of the Divisional Round. The action gets underway in the late-afternoon time window with an AFC matchup as the Cincinnati Bengals face the Tennessee Titans. Later on in primetime, the NFC takes center stage with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Green Bay Packers. Of course, both No. 1 seeds are fresh off a bye whole their opponents had to win their respective Wild Card matchups to advance to this weekend. It is sure to be a terrific football doubleheader and having some NFL player props betting picks and parlays riding on the games will only add to the excitement.

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While placing prop bets individually is a fun and common practice, those looking to up the ante might consider stringing multiple predictions together to form an NFL player props parlay. Although the chances of cashing a parlay are less than for a straight prop wager, strategically selecting NFL parlay picks can lead to some very rewarding payouts. Make sure to include the revamped OddsShopper Tool as part of your handicapping and bet selection process. The tool will help point you in the direction of the best NFL props and betting picks as well as the best odds and value available in the market.

Let’s put OddsShopper to the test and take a look at some of the best NFL player props and parlay picks for Saturday’s two Divisional Round playoff games.

NFL Betting Parlay Picks | Saturday Divisional Round Games

With OddsShopper, finding the best NFL betting player props is fast and simple. All users have to do is filter the prop selections, sort the page and find the best pick to bet. The process is extremely quick and highly effective. Try out the tool for yourself with the featured NFL parlay picks below! In addition, readers are encouraged to explore Awesemo’s brand new Parlay Builder Tool. This resource will work in tandem with OddsShopper projections to generate amazing NFL Playoffs parlay picks for you at the click of a button!

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C.J. Uzomah Under 32.5 Receiving Yards (-110, DraftKings)

After only topping 35 yards receiving twice over the first three months and change of the regular season, Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah has been much more impactful recently. His six-catch, 64-yard performance in last weekend’s Wild Card Round win over Las Vegas marked the fourth time in the last five games in which he has topped the 30-yard mark. Despite this, Awesemo is inclined to look at the under on his NFL player props total of 32.5 yards for Saturday’s Divisional Round matchup.

On the Bengals side of things, there are only so many targets to go around. In addition to Uzomah, Joe Burrow has the wide receiver trio of Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd at his disposal. Another factor worth noting for this matchup is the prowess of the Tennessee Titans defensively against the tight end position. Over the course of the regular season, the Titans only allowed 612 total yards receiving to opposing tight ends, good for the sixth fewest in the NFL. The best way to beat Tennessee through the air has been to attack their average corners down the field. Assuming this holds true on Saturday, Uzomah may see a reduced target-share compared to Cincy’s wideouts.

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At the time of writing, OddsShopper lists a few sportsbooks as having Uzomah’s NFL betting prop total set up to two yards lower than the preferred line of 32.5. With a projection of 30.89 receiving yards, Awesemo believes there is a 62% probability that Uzomah stays under the total. At optimal -110 odds, the corresponding ROI for this under prediction sits at 19%.

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Ryan Tannehill Under 238.5 Passing Yards (-113, FanDuel)

The Titans are set to welcome back their best offensive weapons in running back Derrick Henry for Saturday’s playoff game against the Bengals. However, to say that the Titans completely changed their offensive identity during his absence is simply foolish. From the time Henry went on IR following the Titans’ October 31st game to the end of the regular season, Ryan Tannehill only surpassed 237 passing yards twice in nine games played. Both of those performances came against the Houston Texans. Now that Henry is back, are we really supposed to anticipate Tannehill having a higher yardage total?

When it comes to Tannehill’s history in the postseason, he has only totaled 594 yards passing in four career starts, all with the Titans. That averages out to 133.5 yards per game, over 100 fewer than the prop total for this Divisional Round matchup. Tennessee has two superstar names playing wide receiver in A.J. Brown and Julio Jones. However, it is clear at this point that the Titans are not willing to deviate from the offensive identity. The last place one should expect a drastic change to occur is in the NFL Playoffs.

In all honesty, Awesemo’s projection of 227.68 passing yards for Tannehill might actually be generous. Yet, it still sits over 10 yards lower than the best line in the NFL betting market. OddsShopper shows some sportsbooks listing this passing prop as low as 235.5. At the preferred line, this prediction is given a solid expected ROI of 20%.

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Jimmy Garoppolo Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-128, BetMGM)

One of the major talking points ahead of Saturday night’s NFC Divisional Round game has been the shoulder injury of San Francisco 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo. In fact, several NFL betting analysts were skeptical of whether or not Garoppolo would even be able to play in this game. While those concerns have since died down, the 49ers will undoubtedly look to lean on their run game in an effort to keep their quarterback healthy. Thus, the NFL player props line of 1.5 touchdown passes for Garoppolo feels a bit high.

From a matchup standpoint, the Green Bay Packers have actually proven to be more vulnerable against the run defensively anyways. This could play right into Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers’ hands on Saturday. It seems safe to expect a heavy dose of both Elijah Mitchell and do-everything wideout Deebo Samuel in the ground game. If the 49ers find success running the football, they will have little onus to have Garoppolo do more than is absolutely necessary to keep drives alive. In addition, having a strong power run game is very impactful down in the red zone. While the 49ers have been red-hot as a team recently, one would have to go back to December 12th to find the last time Garoppolo threw multiple touchdown passes in a game.

Awesemo’s projections are keen on playing under 1.5 touchdown passes for the San Francisco signal-caller in this playoff battle. The betting market would seem to agree with that assessment. OddsShopper shows heavy juice to the under at all sportsbooks. However, bettors can still net a 13% ROI by playing the most favorable price of -128. With a projection of 1.48 touchdown passes, Awesemo also gives this under prediction a healthy 64% win probability.

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Shopping for the Best NFL Parlay Odds

Once again, the importance of shopping the betting odds at various sportsbooks cannot be overstated. Even when constructing NFL parlay picks, bettors are wise to obtain the most favorable prices they can to lock in the greatest potential payout possible. Below is a breakdown of how the three NFL player props selections above would look in a parlay at several major sportsbooks.

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C.J. Uzomah Under 31.5 Receiving Yards (-113)
Ryan Tannehill Under 238.5 Passing Yards (-113)
Jimmy Garoppolo Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-136)
Total Parlay Odds: +517


C.J. Uzomah Under 32.5 Receiving Yards (-130)
Ryan Tannehill Under 235.5 Passing Yards (-110)
Jimmy Garoppolo Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-130)
Total Parlay Odds: +498


C.J. Uzomah Under 32.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
Ryan Tannehill Under 235.5 Passing Yards (-115)
Jimmy Garoppolo Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-135)
Total Parlay Odds: +521


C.J. Uzomah Under 32.5 Receiving Yards (-111)
Ryan Tannehill Under 236.5 Passing Yards (-111)
Jimmy Garoppolo Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-128)
Total Parlay Odds: +544

As seen in the breakdown above, while some sportsbooks may offer slightly better payout odds on this parlay, bettors might be effectively sacrificing one completion and/or multiple yards in order to net this extra profit. When it comes to shopping the odds, always target the best NFL player props line first before worrying about the accompanying prices.

Note that these lines and odds are bound to change between now and the start of Saturday’s NFL Divisional Round games. Be sure to check in with OddsShopper for the latest updates before placing your NFL betting parlay picks.

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