AFC Championship: Patriots hosting Indy

The New England Patriots had no problem winning and covering the posted spread against the Indianapolis Colts earlier this season as those teams get ready to meet in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

New England blasted Indianapolis 42-20 as a 3-point road underdog in an OVER result for totals bettors back in Week 11 of the season, improving them to 3-0 both SU and ATS in the last three games between the teams.

The Colts upset the Denver Broncos 24-13 as a 7-point road underdog in the Divisional Round of the playoffs over the weekend, while the Patriots knocked off the Baltimore Ravens 35-31 but didn't cover a 6.5-point spread.

New England bring a 13-4 record (9-8 ATS) to the Conference Playoff betting matchup against the 13-5 Indianapolis Colts, who are 12-5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen New England go 10-7 so far and the Colts go 9-9.

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NFC Championship: Seahawks vs Packers

The Seattle Seahawks have already pulled out both a SU and an ATS victory over the Green Bay Packers once this season as those two teams prepare to battle in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

The Seahawks played host to the Packers back in Week 1 of the season, rolling to a 36-16 victory in that OVER result for totals bettors as 4.5-point home favorites on the NFL betting lines at the online sportsbooks.

Seattle covered a 10.5-point spread at home in a 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional Round, while Green Bay didn't manage to cover a 6-point spread at home in a 26-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

The Seattle Seahawks currently sport a record of 13-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-6-1 ATS. The Green Bay Packers are 13-4 and 9-7-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Seattle Seahawks post a 9-8 over under record this season, while the Green Bay Packers have gone 11-6 against the number.

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Colts vs Patriots AFC Champ Game Props

Despite owning a career record of 0-3 against the New England Patriots – losing by an average of 26 points – Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is a -130 favorite to throw for more than 295 yards in one of the featured NFL props for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at Bovada.

Luck has topped that number in 11 of 18 games so far between the regular season and playoffs, and he has also thrown for 303 yards or more in the three previous meetings with the Patriots.


NFC Championship Props: GB vs Seahawks

With Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ailing with an injured calf and Seattle Seahawks signal caller Russell Wilson not known for putting up big passing numbers, bettors may want to look hard at the running games for each team heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.

But first, it’s worth recapping how Rodgers and Wilson have both performed recently and against this week’s opponent before wagering on any NFL props involving them at Bovada.


Super Bowl Exact Matchup Betting Odds

With a pair of rematches from regular-season games this year scheduled to take place in Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship Games there is just one possibility of a second meeting between two teams in the 2015 Super Bowl.

That would be the AFC’s top-seeded New England Patriots against the NFC’s second-seeded Green Bay Packers, who won the first meeting 26-21 as 1.5-point home favorites in Week 13.


NFL Betting Trends: Conf. Championships

Five of the six NFL conference title games over the past three seasons have turned out to be UNDER results for totals bettors at the sportsbooks as we take a look at this weekend's betting trends for the AFC Championship Game and the NFC Championship Game.


Virginia Tech on road against Tar Heels

The North Carolina Tar Heels have been tagged with seven ATS losses in their last nine games against the Virginia Tech Hokies as those two schools renew hostilities in college basketball betting action on Sunday.

North Carolina topped Virginia Tech 60-56 when the teams hit the hardwood together last season but failed to cover the 11-point road spread at the sportsbooks in that UNDER result. The Tar Heels, however, have managed to go 9-1 SU in the last 10 games between the teams dating back to 2008.

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Blackhawks take on the Stars in Chicago

Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks are a dominant 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Dallas Stars as those Western Conference clubs hit the ice together in NHL betting action at the online sportsbooks on Sunday.

Chicago and Dallas last met on January 4, with the Blackhawks winning that game 5-4 as a big -200 home favorite on the NHL odds in an OVER result. The OVER has paid off eight times in the last 10 games between the two teams for totals bettors dating back to 2013.

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Pelicans visit Raptors Sunday afternoon

The Toronto Raptors are a dominant 8-1 SU and 8-0-1 ATS in their last nine games against the New Orleans Pelicans as those two teams prepare to meet in NBA betting action at the online sportsbooks on Sunday afternoon.

The Raptors and Pelicans met twice last season, with Toronto winning 107-100 as a 1-point road favorite and 108-101 as a 7-point home favorite. Both of those games turned out to be OVER results for totals bettors, with the OVER/UNDER having gone 3-1-1 in their last five matchups.

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NFL Conf Champ Underdog Betting Angles

With each of the previous seven NFC Championship Games decided by seven points or less, the Green Bay Packers would seem to be a good bet considering they are consensus 7.5-point underdogs visiting the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

In fact, recent history in conference title games suggests the second-seeded Packers also have a great shot to upset the top-seeded Seahawks if they cover the spread.



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