Andrew Wilson |  Tue 08/01/2019 - 09:26 EST

NFL Divisional Playoffs 2019 Odds and Predictions

NFL Divisional Playoffs 2019 Odds and Predictions
After an exciting Wild Card weekend, which saw three road teams winning, the four games for the Divisional round of the playoffs are set.

What will be the next NFL scores? Road teams again are offering great value in the NFL Playoffs, with the spreads this weekend range between 4.0 and 8.0 points. NFL odds have us leaning on the points in most games this weekend, with the Chargers and Patriots game looking like the hardest one to call.

NFL Quick Betting Facts

  • No road team has made a Super Bowl since 2012
  • Underdogs 4-0 ATS last weekend
  • 1-3 Over/Under last weekend
  • Home teams went 3-1 last year in Divisional Weekend
  • Four teams scored 29 points or more this weekend last year

 

Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs

With 89 combined passing touchdowns in the regular season, the first showdown of the NFL Divisional Playoffs weekend is all about the quarterbacks. The Indianapolis Colts are coming into this round of the playoffs as the hottest team in the NFL, winning 10 of their last 11 games.

While the Kansas City Chiefs had one of the best offences of all-time this season, their defence is what will decide whether the Chiefs can win a Super Bowl. The Chiefs are at their best when they can build a lead and rush the quarterback, averaging 4.0 sacks at home this season. However, the Colts have the best pass blocking in the NFL.

The Colts ability to protect Andrew Luck gives them a chance in any game. Add in the improvement of their running game and defence and the Colts are worth the points on Saturday.

Pick: Indianapolis Colts +5.5 (-110)

 

Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams

With a fierce defence and outstanding run game, the Dallas Cowboys are built for success in January. However, they face quite a different beast against the Los Angeles Rams and their high-octane offence. The Rams are the better team and are worth the points at home.

The key for the Rams is Aaron Donald and his ability to disrupt offences. The Cowboys will run Ezekiel Elliot, but they will need to open up the playbook to make Donald last effective. The problem for the Cowboys is they are not reliable to make big plays. Although Amari Cooper has been a great addition, their offence is still relatively mundane.

The week off for the Rams should give them plenty of time to get the offence looking like it did at the start of the season, which will make it hard, not only for the Cowboys to win, but to even cover the spread.

Pick: Los Angeles Rams -7.0 (-110)

 

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots

In what bookmakers are calling the closest game of the weekend, see the Los Angeles Chargers head back to the East Coast to play the New England Patriots. This game is a case of the best road team facing the NFL’s best home team.

While Tom Brady owns Philip Rivers in his career, going 7-1 against him, this year’s Chargers team is better than most Brady has beaten. The problem for Philip Rivers and the Chargers is the Patriots do not lose playoff games at home. The Patriots have won eight straight home playoff games, with five of those wins coming by at least 18 points.

Brady has shown some signs of age this season, missing more on deep balls down the field. However, Bill Belichick is a master schemer and will put together a game plan to maximize the Patriots strength (which at home is their fourth-ranked rushing attack and third-ranked scoring defence).

As much as many would like to see the Patriots dynasty fall, betting against them is one of the riskiest bets in sports. Expect a close game, but take the Patriots on the moneyline.

Pick: New England Patriots (-200) to Win

 

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints

The last game of the weekend sees the biggest spread of the playoffs thus far, as the New Orleans Saints open as 8.0-point favourites against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Saints marched all over the Eagles earlier in the season, beating them 48-7, the worse loss ever by a defending Super Bowl champion.

The Eagles have flipped the script since that loss, going 6-1 (including the playoffs). The question on the minds of most in this season is whether Nick Foles can continue his magic and win another huge game as a road underdog.

The problem for the Eagles is not Nick Foles’ play and abilities it is their secondary. The Eagles were torched for 304 passing yards per game on the road this season. While the group looked better the last two weeks, they have not faced a quarterback of Drew Brees’ calibre, since they loss 48-7 to Drew Brees. In that game, the Saints put up 373 passing yards while also averaging 5.41 rushing yards per attempt. Those stats alone should instill confidences in bettors that the Saints can win again on Sunday.

Pick: New Orleans Saints -8.0 (-110)

See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

Category : Sports

Tag : dallas cowboys , indianapolis colts , kansas city chiefs , los angeles chargers , Los Angeles Rams , new england patriots , new orleans saints , nfl , nfl odds , nfl picks , NFL Playoffs , NFL Playoffs Odsd , NFL Playoffs picks , NFL predictions , philadelphia eagles , Super Bowl 53 , Super Bowl 53 odds

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Sports - 19/02/19
Major League Soccer 2019 Future Bets 
Kicking off in just a few weeks, the 2019 Major League Soccer season is quickly approaching. The league added a franchise in Cincinnati this offseason, helping bring the league up to 24 teams. As the league has expanded over the last few years, the competitiveness has also increased, making MLS Futures on who will win the Cup, a much more attractive betting option than ever before.
Read this article 
Sports - 15/02/19
MLB Futures and Predictions for 2019 
Take a look at the odds for the 2019 World Series. We explore the future bets market, explain which teams are in with a shot, and show you how you can use CanadianSportsBooks to help pick a winner.
Read this article 
Sports - 06/02/19
UFC 234 Odds and Predictions 
The second biggest event on the 2019 UFC schedule gets going this weekend as Melbourne plays host to UFC 234.
Read this article 
Sports - 25/01/19
Super Bowl Prop Bets 2019 
As the biggest single sporting event in North America every year, online sportsbooks offer a much more extensive selection of prop bets on the Super Bowl.
Read this article