NFL poolies betting cheat sheet: Divisional Round

Check out our NFL poolies' cheat sheet for all your football wagering needs in condensed form. Quick-hitting betting notes on all of this weekend’s playoff action.

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos (-9.5, 46)

Peyton Manning guided the Broncos to 11 consecutive victories to close out the regular season. Among those wins was a dominating 34-17 rout of the Ravens in Baltimore less than a month ago - a game Denver led 31-3 after three quarters. It was Manning's ninth straight victory over the Ravens. Baltimore allowed Denver to control the clock for more than 38 minutes in the first matchup. The Broncos have scored at least 30 points nine times and posted seven double-digit victories during its winning streak. They’re also 4-0 ATS in their last four overall.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (-3, 44.5)

The 49ers went 6-1-1 at Candlestick Park and beat Green Bay 30-22 at Lambeau Field in Week 1. The focus this week will be on Aaron Rodgers facing a San Francisco defense that has held opposing passers to 200.2 yards - fourth-best in the NFL - and finished second in the league in scoring defense. The Niners’ stop unit has surrendered an average of 13.9 points in eight home games. San Francisco RB Frank Gore rushed for 112 yards on 16 carries against the Packers in Week 1, but has not reached 100 on the ground in any of the last nine contests. The over is 7-1 in the 49ers’ last eight games.

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (-2.5, 45)


The Seahawks have ripped off six consecutive victories and turned in an impressive performance last weekend, erasing an early 14-0 deficit in Washington to eliminate the Redskins 24-14. Seattle has allowed the fewest points in the league (15.3 per game) and has shaken its reputation as a team unable to win away from CenturyLink Field by prevailing in its last three road games. But the Seahawks have some injury concerns as both DE Chris Clemons (knee) and kicker Steven Hauschka (calf) sustained injuries in last week’s win and are on injured reserve. The Falcons are 0-3 in the playoffs in the past four seasons and were destroyed in their last two postseason appearances by a combined 72-23. Seattle is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games vs. a team with a winning record.

Houston at New England (-10, 48.5)


Houston was blown out 42-14 at New England in Week 14. Tom Brady threw touchdown passes on the first three drives for the high-powered Patriots, who bolted to a 21-0 lead and nullified the Texans' ability to control the game on the ground through Arian Foster. New England was without an injured Rob Gronkowski, who finished tied for fourth in the NFL with 11 TD catches and is healthy now. The Texans brushed aside their poor finish to the season and limited Cincinnati to 198 total yards in last Saturday's 19-13 wild-card victory. The Patriots are 1-8 ATS in their last nine playoff games.

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Posted by veronica27
1 year ago

thanks man ..rules seem to change so much , they even change the conferences teams play in .. lol pack let me down .. so much for that cheeeeeeeeeese .. :)
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Posted by echelon1
1 year ago

Rule of thumb...the higher seeded team in any playoff match-up always gets home field no matter what...except of course Superbowl which is designated as a neutral field even if in the same city as a team playing in it.
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Posted by veronica27
1 year ago

okay , no way sea would have homefield since gb won the division and were a 3 seed .. sea is a 5 seed .. well , that would be some kind of matchup >>> sea at gb for the nfc crown .. almost too good to b true huh ... not !
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Posted by veronica27
1 year ago

i see sea would host gb if they both win this weekend .. that is pretty sad .. looks like sea could go to the sb and that would have to make everyone that doesn't live in sea feel pretty clueless ... lol
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Posted by veronica27
1 year ago

head to head would determine it huh .. if so that is sad .. gb won their division so they should have homefield over sea .. yeah yeah i know the whole point is probably mute that both the pack an hawks would really both win ... or is it .. haha any capper on his game would back atl and play the hawks luck to simply run out .. or would he .. haha countdown is on ! gl ... ooh before i forget .. i am sure matt ryan and flacco are the 2 guys that are soo way overdue to make a big splash .. but same as playing a streak contest or falling off a cliff .. all it takes is one slip / loss and you are done .. so i guess we can literally throw out the due theory .. comp is so high .. probably higher than gas right .. gl
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Posted by veronica27
1 year ago

ooh no , gb lost at sea 14 -12 in week 3 .. but gb won their divison .. looks like the game would be in sea since they beat gb .. lmao
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Posted by veronica27
1 year ago

in order (ats) fav , dog , dog , fav favs 2 dogs 2 dont have much faith in sea away from home but I like the scenario of the road wildcard team defying all odds and making it to the nfc c-ship game .. and then whoever they play they get creamed ! whoever they play ? ahh , when they play gb at lambeau :) plzzzz dont let me down mr discount double check .. haha o/u order too ? ooh my , okay , how about u , u , o , o gl and let the countdown be a good one . timeeeeeeeeeee is on my side , yes it is .
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Posted by tomnolan
1 year ago

falcons, broncos, green bay and new england---book em!!!
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Posted by gray1
1 year ago

1. Denver/Balt Under 2. GB + the points 3. Atl 4. NE/Hou Under
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Posted by veronica27
1 year ago

"ooh no , gb lost at sea 14 -12 in week 3 .. but gb won their divison .. looks like the game would be in sea since they beat gb .. lmao"