NFL playoffs odds: Patriots projected to cover, more from divisional round
The New England Patriots are 16-1 straight up (SU) and 12-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 17 home games. Coming off of a bye week, the Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens this Saturday at 4:35pm ET in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.
New England is a seven-point favorite on Saturday according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Baltimore could be a popular upset pick this weekend among NFL bettors with a 6-0 ATS and 5-1 SU record over their last six playoff games and a 3-0 ATS and 2-1 SU record in their last three playoff games against New England. However, the OddsShark Computer is picking this game as the one game that the favorite clearly covers in, projecting a 36.2 to 26.9 victory in New England's favor.
Carolina visits Seattle on Saturday night at 8:15pm ET as the biggest underdog on the board this weekend going off at +10.5. The Panthers have won five straight with a 3-2 ATS record over that stretch while Seattle enters this game with a 6-0 SU and ATS record over its last six games. Seattle is 22-7 ATS and 26-3 SU in its last 29 games at home. Carolina is 8-6 ATS in its last 14 games as a double-digit underdog. The computer has this one virtually too close to call, giving Seattle a 31 to 20.1 victory.
Green Bay puts its 8-0 SU and 6-1-1 ATS home record on the line against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at 1:05pm ET. Dallas enters this game with a 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS record in its last nine games on the road. The computer predicts a score of 37.3 to 33.6 in Green Bay's favor. The Packers are a six-point favorite on the NFL betting lines. That 70.9 points would go well OVER the posted total of 52.5 points.
The Denver Broncos host Indianapolis at 4:40pm ET on Sunday with a 17-1 SU and 10-8 ATS record in their last 18 home games. Indianapolis is 6-1 SU and 7-0 ATS in its last seven games against the Broncos but just 2-8 SU and ATS in its last 10 playoff games. Denver is a 7-point favorite and is projected to win 31.9 to 28.4 by the computer.