Divisional Round: Panthers vs Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are the biggest favorite on the betting lines for the NFL Divisional Playoffs as they prepare to take on the Carolina Panthers at CenturyLink Field on Saturday night.

The Seahawks, however, failed to cover the spread in their game against the Panthers during the regular season, topping Carolina 13-9 on the road as a 6-point favorite in that easy UNDER result for totals bettors at the online sportsbooks.

Seattle received a bye into the second round of the payoffs, while Carolina advanced to Saturday's game by topping the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 and covering a 6.5-point spread at home on Wild Card Weekend.

Seattle bring a 12-4 record (10-6 ATS) to the Divisional Playoff betting matchup against the 8-8-1 Carolina Panthers, who are 9-8 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Seattle go 8-8 so far and the Panthers go 9-8.

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Baltimore vs Patriots Prop Betting Odds

Joe Flacco has been one of the best playoff performers and he faces one of the kings of January football in Tom Brady.

In the New England Patriots vs Baltimore Ravens props posted this week Brady's over-under for passing yards is slightly higher (295.5 yards to 275.5 yards).

It's one of a dozen or more fun game props available for betting (along with live in-game wagering for more profit potential).


Divisional Round: Patriots host Ravens

The New England Patriots are 7-3 SU but just 5-4-1 ATS on the NFL betting lines in their last 10 games against the Baltimore Ravens as those teams prepare to meet at Gillette Stadium on Saturday afternoon in an AFC Divisional Playoffs matchup.

New England thumped Baltimore 41-7 as a 1-point road favorite in the most recent meeting between the teams in December 2013, but the Ravens have managed to go 3-2-1 ATS in their last six matchups since 2010.

Baltimore advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 30-17 upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers as 3-point road underdogs in their Wild Card matchup over the weekend. New England received a first-round bye.

The Baltimore Ravens will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New England Patriots are 9-7 ATS. Baltimore is 7-9-1 against the over under total, while New England is 9-7 versus the number.

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Clippers have Saturday matinee vs Mavs

The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last five games between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks as those two Western Conference teams hit the hardwood in NBA betting action on Saturday.

The Clippers and Mavericks met four times last season, with Los Angeles going 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in those four contests. Overall the Clippers are 7-3 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games against the Mavericks dating back to 2012.

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Crosby & Penguins set to face Canadiens

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking for some revenge for a loss to the Montreal Canadiens earlier this month when the Eastern Conference clubs hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Saturday.

Montreal topped Pittsburgh 4-1 as a road underdog on the NHL odds on January 3 in a PUSH for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. The Penguins blanked the Canadiens 4-0 as a road favorite in the first meeting of the season between the teams on November 18.

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Cardinals ready to take on the Tar Heels

The Louisville Cardinals lost both SU and ATS against the North Carolina Tar Heels last season as those two schools renew acquaintances on Saturday afternoon in college basketball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

North Carolina topped Louisville 93-84 as a 10.5-point road underdog when the schools last hit the hardwood together in November 2013 in an OVER result for totals bettors. Louisville is just 1-4 SU but 3-2 ATS in its last five games against North Carolina.

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NFL Betting: Divisional Playoffs Props

The NFC champion is already favored to win the Super Bowl, two weeks before we even know which teams will be playing.

NFL divisional weekend props were posted this week at Bovada and the NFC rep is favored by two points over the AFC champ.

Of course, before we get to the Super Bowl props there are plenty of fun wagers this weekend, including which player will have the most passing yards (Andrew Luck is favored) and which player will have the most rushing yards (DeMarco Murray is favored).


Cavaliers battling the Warriors on Friday

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be looking for a payout on the NBA betting lines at the online sportsbooks against one of the top teams in the league on Friday night as they take on the Golden State Warriors out in California.

The Cavaliers are 4-6 SU and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against the Warriors dating back to 2009 as the two teams meet for the first time this season on Friday night. The UNDER has only paid off twice in the last nine games between the teams.

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Blue Jackets face the Leafs Friday night

The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to pick up a victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this season on Friday night as those two Eastern Conference clubs meet in NHL betting action.

Toronto topped Columbus 4-1 as a road favorite on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on October 31, turning in an UNDER result for totals bettors. The Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets have split their last 10 matchups with five victories apiece dating back to 2006.

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Divisional Playoffs Line Moves Roundup

The betting lines for the four matchups of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs have remained fairly steady this week, with each of the games currently sitting within a half point of their opening position.

For Saturday's games the New England Patriots opened at -7 at home against the Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks opened at -11 at home against the Carolina Panthers at the online sportsbooks.



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