Over/Under NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Betting Picks.

Over/Under NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Betting Picks

Written by on January 10, 2018

The NFL Playoffs are now well underway, with the Wild Card games in the books and the Divisional Round Betting action set to go this weekend. There are now just 8 teams left with a shot at winning the Super Bowl LII this year, which means we have 4 games on tap this coming Saturday and Sunday. As always, there are many different ways to wager on each of these games, but for the purposes of this piece, we are going to focus on the point total for these NFL playoffs odds.We will be taking a closer look at each game and making predictions which you can then use as singles or as a parlay. You could also try to prove us wrong by going with your own selections in an effort to boost your bankroll. Let’s get a look at the OVER/UNDER for all 4 games set to go this weekend.

Over/Under NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Betting Picks

Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles (O/U 41)

This is a game that would probably have had a much higher point total assigned by the bookies has Carson Wentz still be at QB for the Eagles or if the Falcons offense had been able to get close to what they achieved offensively last season. As it is, the number is quite low for a pair of teams that have become known for playing great offense.The Eagles managed close to 29 PPG this season but scored just 19 total points in their last 2 regular season games with Nick Foles under center. The Falcons are averaging over 22 PPG, which is a far cry from what they managed last year. The UNDER has been the predominant outcome in previous meetings between these two, but I think this one creeps just OVER.

Latest Divisional Round Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
  • In 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games, the total has gone UNDER
  • In 9 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games when playing Atlanta, the total has gone UNDER

Tennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots (O/U 47)

The Titans are perhaps a bit of a surprise entry in the Divisional Round, as the general consensus was that they would fall at the first hurdle when playing the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in the Wild Card. The Titans came back from 18 points down to win that one, but they are in for a much tougher road this time around.Tennessee has struggled offensively all season long, managing less than 21 PPG, and only 4 of their 9 road games have gone OVER this season. I think they will struggle to put points on the board against the defending champions, which is why I am going with the UNDER here.

Latest Divisional Round Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee’s last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee’s last 10 games when playing New England
  • In 4 of New England’s last 5 games, the total has gone UNDER
  • In 7 of New England’s last 10 games at home, the total has gone OVER

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (O/U 41)

The Jaguars have done what no-one else has managed to do at Heinz Field this season, which is to beat the home team and hold that high-powered offense to single digits. If you go back to 2007, you will find the only time in Steelers history that they lost at home to the same team in the regular season and the playoffs, and that team was the Jaguars.Pittsburgh comes in as the Divisional Round Betting favorite against Jacksonville. I don’t see that happening this time around, as the Jags offense has been struggling, and it is going to be tough for the defense to hold of the Killer B’s once again. The Steelers win this one, with the point total going OVER.

Latest Divisional Round Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Jacksonville’s last 23 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • In 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games, the total has gone OVER
  • In 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home, the total has gone OVER

New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings (O/U 46)

The Saints have proven to be one of the best surprises of the season, and their running back tandem of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have been close to unstoppable. The problem here is going to be their ability to run on a Minnesota defense that has allowed less than 84 YPG on the ground this season.Sure, the Vikings don’t score a lot of points offensively, but they haven’t had to because of the success of their defense. This one could be close, but it’s a game that I believe is destined to go UNDER.

Latest Divisional Round Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans’s last 9 games when playing Minnesota
  • In 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games, the total has gone UNDER
  • In 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home, the total has gone UNDER