NFL divisional round odds: Cardinals, Panthers favored in NFC games
The Arizona Cardinals are 5–2 straight up and against the spread in their last seven home games in the month of January. The Cardinals will look to continue that success this Saturday at home against the Green Bay Packers.
Arizona is a 7-point home favorite at the University of Phoenix Stadium according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The last time these two teams met in Week 16 Arizona was a 6-point favorite, and the Cardinals coasted to an easy 38-8 win over the Packers.
The Cardinals were one of the NFL's most dominant and most consistent teams with a 13-3 SU and 9-7 ATS record this season, and will now try to carry that success into the postseason.
The Packers are 0–3 against the spread in their last three divisional round games per the OddsShark NFL Database, and they'll need a much better effort than the one they gave in late December to avoid another against the spread loss this Saturday.
Green Bay looked sharp in its 35-18 road win over the Redskins last Sunday; a rare upset win for a Packers team that is 3–12 SU and 3–11–1 against the spread in its last 15 games as an underdog of 7.5 points or less.
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers are a 2.5-point favorite at home on the betting lines hosting the Seattle Seahawks. Over the course of a dominant 15–1 SU and 11–5 against the spread regular season, the Carolina Panthers won 10 of their games by at least a touchdown and seven by double-digits.
But the game against Seattle was one of Carolina's tougher tests, requiring a fourth quarter comeback led by Cam Newton to score the 27–23 upset on the road. Carolina is 0–3 SU in its last three divisional round games.
The Seattle Seahawks ended last season's playoff run with two straight wild finishes, capping an improbable comeback over Green Bay with an overtime win in the NFC Championship and losing the Super Bowl to New England on an interception on the one yard line.
Seattle continued its flare for the dramatics last Sunday with a 10–9 road win over Minnesota, erasing a 9–0 fourth quarter deficit and getting some good fortune on a missed field goal. Seattle is 7–1 straigh tup and 6–2 against the spread over its last eight games.