NFL Divisional Round Playoffs
- Updated: January 10, 2017
First let me thank Clemson and Alabama for giving us an incredible College Football Championship game. Even though we weren’t on the right side, for any type of football fan you had to enjoy watching that game. The same really couldn’t be said for the 4 Wildcard games in the NFL playoffs last week. All 4 home favorites not only covered last weekend, they also won by double digits (an average of 19 points). This was the first time all 4 home favorites covered in the same playoff weekend since the Wildcard weekend in 2012, which was the only time in the past 10 years! We never had it happen in the past 10 years in the Divisional Round. As a matter of fact there aren’t really any real strong trends when you look at the sides in the NFL Divisional Round. Over the past 8 years Home Favorites are 14-16 in the round. Overall Home teams are 15-17 and Favorites are also 15-17. Their is one trend that sticks out a bit in this round. So what is it? Lets take a look.
The one thing that does show up for a trend for the Division Round of the playoffs come on the totals. The Wildcard round has a trend toward the Under with 18 of the last 28 going Under (64.3%). That includes the 2-2 performance this past weekend. The trend goes the other way in the Divisional Round. Dating back to 2011 the Over plays have shown up. The Overs are 16-8 (66.7%) over the past 6 years. That includes 2 years during that time when all 4 games went over the total and only one time that the Overs didn’t go 2-2 or better (1-3 in 2014). So if you are looking for a trend play to use this weekend I would go after all 4 games OVER the total. (Sea/Atl Over 51½, Hstn/NE Over 44½, Pitt/KC Over 45 & GB/Dal Over 52).
Let’s take a quick look at how the Super Bowl Odds have changed after last week’s games.
ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL LI (Odds before last week)
New England Patriots +155 (+195)
Dallas Cowboys +470 (+425)
Atlanta Falcons +645 (+875)
Green Bay Packers +815 (+950)
Pittsburgh Steelers +835 (+950)
Kansas City Chiefs +835 (+975)
Seattle Seahawks +1025 (+1350)
Houston Texans +8500 (+7500)
So lets move on to Round Two. Do you still like the same teams. Did last week’s action change your mind on any of the teams. Let’s just hope we have a few more exciting games this weekend because we don’t have a College Championship to bail them out! Last week was a disappointment for us here at Razor Sharp Sports but we look to get back on track this weekend! As always we will be here at Razor Sharp Sports working to give you the best sports information around each and every day. Get all of our winners by purchasing our plays on Freeplays.com and of course always don’t forget that you can get a free winner now and every day throughout the year by going to Freeplays.com and clicking on Razor Sharp Sports. Good Luck