Thankfully, I’ve got a pair of expert ATS picks that will show why, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will both step into the spotlight to revel just why they’ll be road warriors this coming weekend. Now, let’s get started with the updated NFL betting predictions.
NFL Conference Round ATS Betting Picks
Green Bay (12-6) at Atlanta (12-5)When: 3:05 PM ET, Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
NFL Odds: Falcons -4 / Total: 60
If you want to know why Aaron Rodgers and company are my top ‘road warriors’ selection, then you should know that the Pack are a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff road games – and a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record.
Not only that, but the Over is 6-1 in Green Bay Packers‘ their last seven road games and 4-1 in their last five playoff road games, which tells me they tend to put their fair share of points on the board when they’re away from the comfy confines of Lambeau Field.
Not only that, but the road team in this NFC series has gone 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings, not to mention the fact that the Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against the Falcons. Green Bays has won their last four road games and 11 of their last 20 rod dates overall while going 12-8 ATS during the two and a half year span. I say Aaron Rodgers leads Green Bay to the ATS ‘road warrior’ cover!
Pick: Green Bay Packers +4 Points
Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5) at New England Patriots (15-2)When: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 6:40 PM ET Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
NFL Odds: New England -6 / Total: 50.5
Now, let me tell why Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers will also cash in as road warriors against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. First off, the Steelers are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and a bankroll-boosting 13-3-3 ATS in their last 19 games in the month of January.
The Steelers are just 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 playoff road games and that doesn’t bode well – until you look at the fact that Mike Tomlin’s squad has gone 3-1 ATS in their last four games as an underdog between 5.5 and 6.0 points dating back to 2006 and 5-3 ATS over their last eight such contests going back to 2000.
The New England Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record, but Tom Brady and company are also just 1-6 ATS in their last seven Conference Championships games. Last but not least, the Underdog in this AFC rivalry is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings, making the Steelers the pick to cover the nearly touchdown spread at the very least!
Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers +6 Points