NFL Divisional Playoff Betting Trends
The divisional playoff round has not produced a whole lot of clear betting trends in recent years, other than an OVER trend the past two seasons.
But aside from that 7-1 OVER streak the past two seasons, there are a few team trends that point to a Bronco win over the Ravens, a packers win over the 49ers, a Seattle cover in Atlanta and a Texans cover against the Patriots.
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Denver has won 11 straight games overall and are 12-0 SU as a favorite. In both streaks, their ATS numbers are impressive as well.
Combine those stats with the fact Baltimore is 0-16 SU since 1994 in the role of big underdog and you can understand why oddsmakers have the Broncos as 9.5-point favorites early in the week.
In San Francisco, the host 49ers face some ugly trends against Green Bay. The Packers are 6-0-1 ATS here since 1980 and they are 12-3-1 ATS in their past 16 games as an underdog.
Overall, San Francisco is on a money-losing 3-13-1 ATS run in 17 games against Green Bay.
Seattle continues to rake in profits as a road team and an underdog and both situations apply in Atlanta this week. Oddsmakers are giving the Seahawks plenty of respect here with a tiny point spread on the road.
Atlanta has won seven in a row against NFC West teams but have bumbled to a 3-7 ATS in 10 recent playoff games overall.
And the Houston Texans, 3-0 ATS in playoff games and 5-0 ATS in January, get 9.5 points at New England. They are riding a 6-1 ATS streak as an underdog and face a Patriots team that is just 1-6 ATS in the playoffs since 2008.
Check out divisional playoff trends with lines courtesy of Bovada:
Baltimore +9.5 at Denver -9.5
Baltimore is 7-2 ATS past 9 vs Denver
Broncos 4-1 ATS at home in playoffs since 2000
Broncos 8-1 SU, 7-2 ATS past 9 home games
Broncos won 11 straight, 9-2 ATS
Broncos 12-0 SU, 10-2 ATS past 12 as favorite
Ravens 2-9 SU past 11 games as underdog
Ravens 0-16 SU as dog of 9 or more since 1994
Green Bay +3 at San Francisco -3
Packers 13-3 SU (12-3-1 ATS) past 16 vs 49ers
Packers lost once here since 1980 (6-1 SU, 6-0-1 ATS)
Packers 12-3-1 ATS past 16 games as underdog
OVER is 7-1 past 8 49ers games overall
Seattle +2.5 at Atlanta -2.5
OVER is 5-1 past 6 meetings since 2002
Seahawks won and covered 3 straight road games
Seahawks 10-3 ATS past 13 games
UNDER is 6-1 past 7 Atlanta games
Seahawks 15-3-1 ATS past 19 games as underdog
UNDER is 9-2 past 11 Falcon games when favored
Falcons won 7 straight vs NFC West teams
Falcons 3-7 ATS in playoffs since 2000
Houston +9 at New England -9
All four career meetings played OVER total
Texans 5-0 ATS past 5 games in January
Texans 6-1 ATS past 7 as underdog
Texans 7-2 SU past 9 vs AFC East teams
Texans 3-0 ATS lifetime in playoffs
Patriots 1-6 ATS in playoffs since 2008