Top Seed Trend: Seattle in ATS Trouble?

NFL bettors looking to profit by betting on the NFC’s top seed might want to look for another place to invest their money. That is, if history repeats itself in these NFL playoffs.

Seattle is the No. 1 seed in the NFC, just like they were a year ago.

However, the Seahawks are staring at a big 11-point spread against the upstart Carolina Panthers on Saturday night and are also staring at a 1-7 ATS streak by top seeds in the past eight NFC divisional playoff weekends.


Super Bowl Odds: Who Won't Win Game

So you’re a jaded Eagles fan who hates the Cowboys and would like nothing better than to bet on Dallas to fail in the playoffs.

On you’re a Patriots hater who would like nothing more than to see Tom Brady lose and if you can profit from that loss, even better.

Well, cynics and haters have a place to make these wagers thanks to some Super Bowl props posted today at online sportsbook Bovada.


NFL Divisional Playoffs Betting Trends

The Dallas Cowboys are 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games as they prepare to face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field this weekend and we take a look at the NFL betting trends for the Divisional Round of the 2015 playoffs.

Dallas, however, is 0-3 both SU and ATS in its last three games against Green Bay, and the Cowboys are betting underdogs for their NFC Divisional Round matchup on Sunday afternoon. The OVER has gone 13-3 for totals bettors in the last 16 games between the two teams.


NFL Opening Lines: Divisional Playoffs

The New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens will open up the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs at 4:35pm ET on Saturday afternoon, with Tom Brady and company set as the 7-point home favorites on the opening betting lines for the game at the online sportsbooks.

New England went 12-4 SU and 9-7 ATS during the regular season to earn a first-round bye in the AFC side of the postseason bracket, while Baltimore advanced to Saturday's game at Gillette Stadium by upsetting the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 as a 3-point road underdog at Heinz Field on Wild Card Weekend.


NFL ATS Results: NFL Wild Card Weekend

The Carolina Panthers finished under .500 during the regular season, but they've now advanced to the second round of the NFL playoffs after beating the Arizona Cardinals and covering the posted spread at the sportsbooks on Wild Card Weekend.

The Panthers got past the Cardinals 27-16 as a 6.5-point home favorite on the NFL odds in the first round of the playoffs, despite Cam Newton throwing for just 198 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the game. Jonathan Stewart rushed for 123 yards and a score in that Carolina victory.


Wild Card Weekend: Colts meet Bengals

The Indianapolis Colts will be looking to pick up another easy SU and ATS victory over the Cincinnati Bengals when the two teams meet in Wild Card Weekend betting action at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.

The Colts blanked the Bengals in their regular-season meeting back on October 19, winning that game 27-0 as a 3-point home favorite on the NFL odds in an UNDER result. Indianapolis won the AFC South at 11-5 SU on the season, while Cincinnati had to settle for a Wild Card berth and a road playoff date with their Week 17 loss to the Steelers.

Supporters of the Cincinnati Bengals have seen them go 10-5-1 and 8-7-1 ATS so far this season, while the Indianapolis Colts are at 11-5 and 10-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Colts are 9-7, while the Bengals are 6-10.

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Wild Card Weekend: Cowboys host Lions

The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last five games between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions as those teams meet in Arlington for a Wild Card Weekend betting matchup on Sunday.

The Cowboys and Lions last met in October 2013, with Detroit winning 31-30 as a 3-point home favorite on the NFL betting lines in that contest. Dallas won the NFC East title this season with a 12-4 record and is riding a four-game SU winning streak. Detroit went 11-5 SU to claim a Wild Card berth.

Dallas battles the Detroit Lions, currently with a 11-5 mark (7-9 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 9-6-1 for the Cowboys and 5-11 for the Lions.

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Wild Card Weekend: Cards face Panthers

The Carolina Panthers have lost each of their last two games both SU and ATS against the Arizona Cardinals as those teams prepare to meet at Bank of America Stadium in a Wild Card Weekend betting matchup on Saturday.

Arizona and Carolina last met in October 2013, with the Cardinals winning 22-6 as a 3-point home underdog in that UNDER result. The Panthers won the NFC South division title this season despite their 7-8-1 SU record, while the struggling Cardinals earned a Wild Card berth at 11-5 SU even though they lost four of their last six games.

This season the Carolina Panthers are 7-8-1 overall and 8-8 ATS against the spread, while the Cardinals are 11-5 and 11-5 ATS. As for the totals, Carolina is 8-8 on the OU, and Arizona is 5-10-1.

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Wild Card Weekend: Ravens at Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Baltimore Ravens as those division rivals get ready to meet at Heinz Field in Wild Card Weekend betting action on Saturday.

Pittsburgh and Baltimore split their two meetings this past season both SU and ATS, with the Ravens winning 26-6 as a 2.5-point home favorite on September 11 and the Steelers winning 43-23 as a 2-point home favorite on November 2. Overall the Steelers are 5-5 SU and 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Ravens dating back to the 2010 season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently sport a record of 11-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-7 ATS. The Baltimore Ravens are 10-6 and 8-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers post a 9-7 over under record this season, while the Baltimore Ravens have gone 7-9 against the number.

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Wild Card Weekend Line Moves Roundup

The Carolina Panthers won four fewer games than the Arizona Cardinals during the regular season, but they're increasing favorites on the betting odds for Wild Card Weekend as we take a look at the line moves for the first round of the NFL playoffs.



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