2017 NFL Playoffs – Divisional Round Betting Tips

January 10, 2017 by Posted in NFL Tips

Welcome back to another BetKing NFL preview. This week for the divisional round of the playoffs we have four cracking match-ups that will go a long way to shaping the Super Bowl picture.

Our thoughts and suggested bets on the game below!

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (Sunday, 8.35am AEDT)

The revenge game! Atlanta went into Seattle late in the season and if it wasn’t for a no-call on a pass interference would have beaten the Seahawks. This time they get a chance at revenge in their own building. It shapes as a battle between Atlanta’s high-powered offence and the Seattle pass rush. Can the Hawks get to Matt Ryan and unsettle the Falcons passing game?

Seattle are coming off an easy win over Detroit but the Lions along with the Dolphins and Giants where the three phoney teams this season and it was no surprise to see them all lose last week. That form is hollow and with an extra week to prep and get healthy the Falcons should get it done at home.

TIP: Atlanta -4 – $1.92 at CrownBet
Confidence level: 70%

Houston Texans at New England Patriots (Sunday, 12.15pm AEDT)

It’s one thing for the Falcons to have an extra week to prepare but giving Bill Belichick and the Patriots an extra week is a recipe for disaster. Particularly when you have to go to New England to play them and your quarterback has struggled all year to move the ball.

The ONLY CHANCE the Texans have in this game is if Brady has a genuine off night which we can’t see happening. It’s insane to see a spread as high as 15.5 in a playoff game but we can’t trust the Texans. A no-bet game with the only interest in the points total that might be slightly too high.

TIP: Total Match Points – UNDER 45 – $1.90 at Sportsbet
Confidence level: 70%

Now, for the two best games of the week – the Sunday (Monday AEDT) games!

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (Monday, 5.05am AEDT)

The team teams the New England Patriots have worried about all night face off. The Patriots will be scared of Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and the Steelers offence while the Chiefs play-making defence, special teams and big play ability can beat anyone. This is a terrific match-up that might well be decided by the home-ground advantage the Chiefs hold.

This spread is begging us to take Kansas City confidently, they won a tough division and beat some very good teams on the road this year. Tyreke Hill has added an extra dimension to the offence and special teams but they have relied heavily on big plays and turnovers this season. Slight lean to KC at home because the spread is below a field-goal but very low confidence!

TIP: Kansas City – 2 – $1.92 at Sportsbet
Confidence level: 60%

Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (Monday, 8.40am AEDT)

Aaron Rodgers is a terrific play-maker who’s lead the Green Bay Packers to within three wins of the Super Bowl despite being in a horrible position at 5-7 in a bad division in November. The Cowboys have basically had their playoff spot booked for a month and have been preparing themselves for this time to shine on the big stage. Their offensive line will have no issues creating time for Prescott and holes for Elliot, if they can find a way to bring some pressure to Rodgers without committing safeties and linebackers they’ll win easily. For some reason though despite their incredible season, people still don’t fully trust this Cowboys team.

We see the Cowboys keeping this on the ground, running Zeke Elliot a lot and playing slow even out of the huddle with Prescott at home. They’ll milk the clock and bring the crowd into it with the idea to keep Rodgers on the sidelines. That should play into a low game total.

TIP: Total Match Points – UNDER 52 – $1.92 at CrownBet
Confidence level: 70%

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