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Giants vs Falcons NFC Wild Card Pick

The New York Giants eked into the playoffs and get a home Wild Card matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, a team that beat bad teams and lost to good teams during the season.

Are the 9-7 Giants good or bad? It depends on the week. However, Atlanta has historically dominated here in the Meadowlands, going 5-1 SU and 6-0 since 1982.

In total, these teams have met 12 times since 1982 and the UNDER has been the best bet, prevailing 10 times. The Giants were favored 9 times in 2011 and covered the spread just three times.

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Wild Card Sunday: Betting Preview

Wild Card Weekend NFL betting wraps up Sunday as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here’s a look at some of the props available to bet on at Bovada for each of these games as well as NFL line movement updates on the spread and total.

No. 5 Atlanta Falcons at No. 4 New York Giants

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Wild Card Saturday: Betting Preview

Wild Card weekend kicks off on Saturday with two intriguing NFL betting matchups as the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions visit the New Orleans Saints.

Here’s a look at some of the props for each of these games available to bet on at Bovada as well as NFL line movement updates. [ See the latest Wild Card props listings as well ]

No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals at No. 3 Houston Texans

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Saints vs Lions NFC Wild Card Odds

Detroit couldn't beat Green Bay's backups in Week 17 and as punishment their first playoff action is many years is a tough road test against the red-hot New Orleans Saints in Wild Card betting action Saturday.

Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's passing yardage record and the Saints reeled off 8 straight wins (and ATS covers) to end the season. The opened as 10-point home chalk here against a Detroit team that may be happy just to make the playoffs.

The Lions lost 31-17 here a month ago and have lost the past 3 against New Orleans. Lions bettors should be wary of a recent trend that has seen NFC road teams going 10-4 ATS in the past 14 NFC Wild Card games.

The Saints however are 11-1 ATS at home recently, while Detroit is 0-4 ATS lately on the road. The Lions have been OVER machines on the road, going 9-1-1 past 11 trips away from Ford Field. [ See NFL playoff bonus offers and perks like free BCS bowl game wagers at TopBet ]

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Bengals vs Texans AFC Wild Card Odds

An AFC Wild Card battle of two teams that limped into the playoffs kicks off Saturday when the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Houston Texans.

Houston clinched the AFC South three weeks ago, then lost three straight while injuries hammered the roster. The Bengals meanwhile lost three of five to slump to 9-7 and needed tiebreakers to beat Tennessee for this Wild Card spot.

Houston is 4-0 ATS in the past four meetings with the Bengals and opened as 3-point home chalk here on the NFL odds menu at most online sportsbooks. Watch the injury situation during the week for line moves.

Of note, AFC road teams are 5-1 ATS the past 3 Wild Card weekends and 6-2 SU overall. Check out our story on Wild Card betting trends this week and see the latest playoff bonus offers at Bovada.

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Wild Card Betting: Lines and Injuries

The NFL's regular season has finally come to a close as we move into NFL playoffs betting this week.

 

Four interesting Wild Card matchups leave bettors with plenty to consider this weekend.

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Wild Card Weekend Betting Picks

For the first time in eight weeks, the Odds Shark NFL scores predictor had a losing record, going just 7-8 ATS on the week (the Pittsburgh-Cleveland game was not counted due to the late posting off odds for that game).

But in six of those eight weeks, it produced a winning record and points itself at Wild Card Weekend where the odds are intriguing and the handicapping regime changes. [ See the latest Wild Card props listings as well ]

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Cowboys vs Giants for NFC East title

The NFC East and a playoff spot is on the line in the final regular season game of the year as the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants.

The Giants upset the Jets last week to give themselves the inside track, while the Cowboys shut down in Week 16 to save themselves for this game. Of note, the Cowboys are 2-8 ATS past 10 Week 17 games.

On the Giants side, the OVER has been the best bet, as they are 9-2 past 11 Week 17 matches. The past 5 meetings of these NFC East rivals have all played OVER the total.
So far, about 65% of the betting public are siding with the Giants in this one according to the NFL consensus data here at OddsShark.com.

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NFL Props: Who will make the playoffs?

Down to the last week of the NFL betting season, all eyes are on the few remaining playoff spots and who will earn them; the NFC East’s division winner and the AFC’s final Wild Card spot. This week’s prop bets revolve around these key games.

Here’s a look at the props available at Bovada for Week 17, including the matchup between Tony Romo and Eli Manning.

Tony Romo vs. Eli Manning?

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NFL Odds Sunday Setup: News & Notes

Down to the last week of the NFL betting regular season, plenty of playoff spot and playoff seeding implications are still on the line.

 

The general theme among this week’s injuries seems to be that if a player is healthy enough to play, he’ll play, even with a playoff spot already secured. Here’s a look at some key injury updates . . .

Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu listed as probable

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