NFL Divisional Playoffs Odds and Ends

The NFL postseason continues this weekend with a slate of four games that should keep each football fanatics glued to the television for a good part of Saturday and Sunday.

The numbers, facts and figures of the four games are a great deal to digest for many interested in wagering on this four NFL games, but hopefully after reading this, things might be a bit clearer, but that is not a promise.

Seattle has a recent good record of covering the spread during the postseason. Since 2005, Seattle is 7-4 ATS during the playoffs. During that period, the Seahawks are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS when playing at home. If the historical numbers are not enough, Seattle this season on Bovada was 10-5 ATS as a favorite, which they are once again this week.

New Orleans is an ally to players who like the UNDER, in what has become commonplace albeit a little strange. Of the 17 games the Saints have played this season, 11 have cashed on the UNDER on topbet and betonline. New Orleans shut down the up-tempo offense of Philadelphia last Saturday as the Saints held onto the ball close to 35 minutes, with over 50% of their plays on the ground offensively. Doing the same against Seattle would not surprise anyone. However, Seattle’s defense is far superior to Philadelphia.

New England has a record of 6-2 ATS at home this season with wins versus New Orleans and Denver. However, New England has not done the best as a favorite as they are just 6-6 ATS when laying points.

Additionally, New England had close calls when favored by large numbers. The Patriots beat Buffalo by 2 points when favored by 10; they beat the Jets by 3 points when favored by 11; and Cleveland by one point when favored by 10.

Indianapolis is 11-7 ATS over the two seasons that Andrew Luck has been their quarterback. This season along, the Colts were 5-2 ATS as an underdog. Indy is also 2-0 SU and ATS when a dog by over a touchdown, but struggled last season in that role at 0-3 SU and ATS.

This season, as they are this weekend, the Broncos are laying over a touchdown in their game versus San Diego. During the regular season as a favorite by 7.5 points or higher, Denver was 7-4 ATS and an impressive 10-1 SU.

Over their past seven games, San Diego is 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS, with three wins outright as an underdog against tough AFC opponents in Cincinnati, Denver and Kansas City. The Chargers defense has given up just 20 points once over its past six games.

The 49ers will put huge air miles on their frequent flyers accounts if they hope to reach the Super Bowl. Their game this week in Carolina is their third straight game on the round and the fourth in the past five weeks. Can you say jet lag?

Carolina’s point total for their game against San Francisco is 42, the two played to a 10-9 Panthers win the when they met during the regular season. The possibility of high scoring is still there with two strong offenses, but the game should have a lot of three and outs.

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