first round of the
NFL playoffs goes this weekend and early bettors like the favourites in
Saturday’s two tilts and underdogs in Sunday’s games.
Kansas City Chiefs
are pegged as big 9-point favourites at home against the Tennessee
they’re seeing about 54 percent of the action on the point spread. The
were 6-2 straight up and against the spread in the regular season and
a four-game winning streak. The public also likes the Los Angeles Rams
6.5-point favourites at home against the Atlanta Falcons. About 56
bets are on the Rams to cover. Atlanta’s inconsistent offence had
better get on
track quickly because the Rams averaged a league-best 29.9 points per
are showing their squad some love as it heads to the postseason for the
time in 17 years. The Bills are currently 9-point underdogs, but about
percent of bettors think they’ll cover that number when they visit the
on Sunday afternoon. In the nightcap, it’s another NFC South showdown
Carolina Panthers take on the Saints in New Orleans. Almost 60 percent
bettors like the Panthers to cover the number.
the NFL playoff
picture now set, the New England Patriots are +210 favourites, ahead of
Minnesota (+375), Pittsburgh (+575), New Orleans (+750), and Los
Playoff National Championship goes Monday, Jan. 8 and the Alabama
are 4-point favourites to win their 17th title. Alabama
Clemson in its semifinal game while Georgia advanced to the final after
a shootout with Oklahoma. The line for the championship game opened at
was bet down half a point in 24 hours. Now, about 68 percent of the
spread bets are on Alabama and 60 percent of over/under wagers are
above 44.5 points.
seem to have cemented themselves as the third best team in the East,
hungry to come after the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. The
lead the league at 24-14-2 against the spread. Toronto is closing that
20-15 against the number. The Raptors have won eight of their last 10
rank among the top 10 in points scored and points allowed per game.