NFL Playoff Betting Trends

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(The Spread) – The NFL Divisional Playoffs are just a few days away. Here is a look at the key trends for each game set to take place.

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New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks – Saturday, 4:35PM ET (FOX)

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Seahawks are favored at home, as they have odds of -8 points against the Saints. The over/under total for the game has been set at 46.5 points. Trends show that the Saints are just 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games against the Seahawks and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 trips to Seattle. The Saints are also 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 road games while Seattle is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 home playoff games and 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games against a team with a winning record.

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots – Saturday, 8:15PM ET (CBS)

According to oddsmakers, the Patriots are the favorite at home, as they have odds of -7.5 points against the Colts. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51.5 points. Trends show that the Colts are actually 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 trips to New England. The Colts are also 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game. New England is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 playoff home games and 2-9 ATS in its last 11 playoff games overall. These two have hit the over in their last 4 overall encounters and in 4 of their last 5 meetings in New England.

San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers – Sunday, 1:05PM ET (FOX)

According to oddsmakers, this game is even, as neither team is given a point spread. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41.5 points. Trends show that the 49ers are 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 meetings with the Panthers and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 trips to Carolina. Carolina is 6-0-1 against the spread in its last 7 home games and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 playoff games. These two have hit the over in 10 of their last 13 meetings overall and in 4 of their last 5 meetings in Carolina.

San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos – Sunday, 4:40PM ET (CBS)

According to oddsmakers, Denver is the clear favored at home, as the Broncos have odds of -10 points against San Diego. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54 points. Trends show that the Chargers are 10-4-2 against the spread in their last 16 meetings with the Broncos and 6-1-4 ATS in their last 11 trips to Denver. The road team is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 games in this series as well. San Diego is just 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a win while Denver is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games against AFC West opponents and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home playoff games.

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