NFL Betting: Divisional Opening Lines
Four teams are out and eight remain as NFL playoff betting shifts to the Divisional Round this week with games in Denver and San Francisco on Saturday and then Atlanta and New England on Sunday.
And that slate includes two big favorites on the opening NFL lines.
The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots both opened as big 9-point favorites on the NFL betting lines at 5Dimes as they take on the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans, respectively, in home games this weekend.
The Broncos already thumped the Ravens back on December 16, winning 34-17 on the road as a 2.5-point underdog in that contest. The Patriots bounced the Texans by a score of 42-14 at home as a 5.5-point favorite when those teams met on December 10.
Elsewhere on the opening NFL betting lines for the week it's San Francisco as a 3-point home favorite against Green Bay, and Atlanta as a 2.5-point home favorite for their meeting with Seattle.
The Niners won 30-22 at Lambeau Field as a 6-point road underdog when those teams played on September 9. The Seahawks and Falcons haven't met since October 2011, when Atlanta won 30-28 as a 6.5-point road favorite.
Divisional Opening NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)
Sat - Baltimore at Denver (-9) (4:30pm ET)
Sat - Green Bay at San Francisco (-3) (8:00pm ET)
Sun - Seattle at Atlanta (-2.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Houston at New England (-9) (4:30pm ET)
Divisional NFL Betting Trends and Notes
Baltimore at Denver - Matchup Report
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Green Bay at San Francisco - Matchup Report
Green Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games
Seattle at Atlanta - Matchup Report
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Houston at New England - Matchup Report
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
New England is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games