NFL Betting Advice for the 2017 Postseason
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The Defense Doesn’t Rest!
Jacksonville Jaguars (14.8 ppg)Jacksonville leads the league in both, fewest points per game allowed and total defense (282.5 ypg). Unfortunately, the Jags aren’t very explosive offensively and have a mediocre quarterback named Blake Bortles if you’ve forgotten.
Minnesota Vikings (17.0 ppg)the Vikings rank second in points allowed and total defense (289.1 ypg) and are getting some fine play on the other side of the ball from quarterback Case Keenum, among other people.
Baltimore Ravens (17.2 ppg)The Ravens rank third in points allowed, but if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. I don’t have any belief in quarterback Joe Flacco.
L.A. Chargers (17.7 ppg)With a defense that ranks fourth in points allowed, I keep telling people that I really think Philip Rivers and the Bolts could make an extended playoff run.
Pittsburgh Steelers (17.8 ppg)Usually Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are getting the vast amount of attention for their high-scoring ways, but this year, the Steelers are back to playing powerful defense – and that means they beat anyone in the AFC!
The Rest of the Best
- Philadelphia Eagles (17.9 ppg)
- New England Patriots (18.6 ppg)
- Seattle Seahawks (18.5 ppg)
- L.A. Rams (18.5 ppg)
- Carolina Panthers (19.8 ppg)
ATS BestMinnesota (9-3 ATS) and Philadelphia (9-3 ATS) have both cashed in a league-high nine times so far this season, so keep an eye on both teams down the stretch and in the playoffs if you want to maximize your chances of cashing in people! The New England (8-4 ATS) and resurgent Los Angeles Rams (8-4 ATS) are right behind Minnesota and Philly with both teams bringing home the bacon an identical eight times in 12 games while New Orleans (8-5 ATS) has also covered the chalk eight times this season.
Over the RainbowIf you like betting the Over, don’t get too excited. The L.A. Rams (7-5), New Orleans Saints (7-6), Tennessee Titans (7-5 O/U) and Carolina Panthers (7-5) are all tied with seven Over outcomes this season, although Green Bay (8-4) could potentially make it into the playoffs. Detroit (9-3) won’t be in the playoff field, but you could ride them for a couple of more Over plays before the end of the regular season.
How Low Can You Go?If you base your NFL betting strategy on the fact that great defense still wins championships, then you should be looking at the Under on three teams that are likely playoff participants. Pittsburgh (4-8 O/U), Seattle (4-8 O/U) and…wait for it…the L.A. Chargers (4-8 O/U) have all tied for the league-high with eight Under outcomes this season.
They’re in Like Flynn!Did You Know the teams with the top five total offense will all be in the playoffs this year? New England (413.2 ypg), New Orleans (400.7 ypg), Philadelphia (385.1 ypg), L.A. Rams (372.7 ypg) and Minnesota Vikings (370.4 ypg) are all in like Errol Flynn!
No Passing Fancy!Did You Know that each of the top five quarterbacks in passing touchdowns will likely be in the playoffs? Well, let me make an exception for Kansas City’s Alex Smith whose Chiefs team has fallen apart in recent weeks and may not get his team into the postseason, no matter what the NFL betting odds say.
- Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles) – 29
- Tom Brady (New England Patriots) – 26
- Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) – 26
- Alex Smith (Kansas City Chiefs) – 23
- Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) – 22