|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe NFC Divisional Round starts off with the Green Bay Packers playing the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, January 16. The game at the University of Phoenix Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 PM ET, and will be televised on NBC. Currently, the Cardinals are strong home favorites to win.
The Packers are 11-6 SU and 10-7 ATS so far this season. They are 6-3 on the road, and six of their games have gone OVER the line, with eleven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 35-18 win over the Washington Redskins, where they won against the spread as 2 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 47 point line set by sports betting experts for that game.
The Cardinals are 13-3 SU and 9-7 ATS overall this year. They are 6-2 at home, and nine of their games have gone OVER the line, with seven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 36-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, where they lost against the spread as -6 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 46 ½ point line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.
Green Bay is 5-1 ATS on the road in the playoffs, and 4-1 ATS on the road overall lately. They are 8-3 ATS in playoff games, and 7-3 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 3-7 ATS when playing on grass.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 8 following a SU win, and UNDER in 6 of their last 7 after a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 in the Divisional round of the playoffs, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 road playoff games. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their last 12 against the NFC, and UNDER in 10 of their last 14 games overall.
Arizona is 4-0 ATS in home playoff games, and 15-5-1 ATS coming off of a loss spradwise. They are 8-3 ATS on Saturday, and 5-2 ATS in the playoffs. They are 21-9 ATS against NFC teams, and 1-5 ATS at home. They are 1-5 ATS against teams with a winning record.
The total has gone OVER in all 5 of their recent playoff games, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against the NFC, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 at home. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of their last 11 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 home games against teams with a winning road record.
Between these teams, the home team is 5-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 matchups in Arizona.
They last met on December 27, when the Cardinals won 38-8 and covered the spread as -6 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 50 point line set by the NFL betting pros in that game.
For Saturday's Divisional playoff game, the Cardinals are listed in the betting odds as -7 point home favorites. The over/under is set at 50 points. On the moneyline, the Cardinals are a -300, with the Packers listed at +250.