Before you bet on the 2020 NFL Divisional Playoff round nerd up on the latest NFL Playoff betting trends. For example, did you know that since 2003, divisional round road underdogs have gone 36-24-1 ATS. Keep reading for more NFL playoff Divisional Round betting nuggets.
NFL Divisional Playoff Betting Trends
Minnesota at San Francisco -7
Minnesota has lost six of their last seven road games as an underdog of 7 points or less while going an identical 1-6 ATS during the span. Still, the Vikings have managed to cover the spread in three of their last four road playoff games as an underdog of 7 points or less.
As a matter of fact, Minnesota has a history of struggling on the road as a touchdown underdog or less. Minnesota has lost 12 of 20 such contests while going 3-8 SU over their last 11 contests as a road dog of 7 points or less.
San Francisco has won five of their last six home games as a touchdown favorite or less while going 3-2 ATS over their last five such contests. When it comes to being a home favorite of 7 points or less in the postseason, the Niners went 5-2 SU and 3-3-1 ATS in seven such playoff games from 1989 to 2013.
Tennessee at Baltimore -9½
Dating back to just last season, Tennessee has gone 3-2 SU and ATS in five road dates as a 9-point underdog or less, although one of those wins came just last weekend in New England. The Titans are 5-5 SU and 60-4 ATS in their previous 10 road dates as a 9-point dog or less. In 10 postseason games as a dog of nine or less, Tennessee has gone 4-6 SU, but 6-3-1 ATS. The Titans have won two straight postseason games as a dog of 9 or less while covering the chalk in three consecutive playoff games.
The Ravens have won two straight home games as a favorite of 9 or less, including their Dec. 1 home win over Frisco as a 6-point favorite. Baltimore has gone 5-2 SU over their last seven games as a fave of 9 or less while going an identical 5-2 SU in their previous nine such playoff dates.
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Houston at Kansas City -9½
Deshaun Watson and the Texans have won four of their last six games as a road dog of 10 points or less while going 5-2 ATS in seven contests this season as a 10 point dog or less away from home. The bad news is that Houston has lost both of their two road dates in the playoff as a road underdog of 10 points or less, although those losses came back in 2012 and 2013 before Watson was even in the NFL.
The bad news for the Texans is that Kansas City has gone 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS as a home favorite between 9 and 10 points since Patrick Mahomes became the starter while compiling a commanding 9-1 SU mark and 6-4 ATS mark over their last 10 such contests. The bad news is that the Chiefs have gone 1-2 SU and ATS in three postseason games as a home favorite of 10 points or less, including their crushing 37-31 loss against New England in last season’s AFC Championship game.
Seattle at Green Bay -3½
Not only has Seattle gone 8-1 SU and ATS in their nine road games this season, but Russell Wilson and company are 6-2 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last eight road dates as a road dog of 4 points or less, including last weekend’s win over Philadelphia where many books had Philly as a 1-point home fave. However, when it comes to the playoffs, Seattle has gone 1-3 SU in four road games as an underdog of 4 points or less. Still, Seattle did manage to snap a three-game postseason skid as a road dog of 4 or less against the Birds in their wild-card matchup last weekend and Wilson has guided the Seahawks to a near-perfect 3-1 ATS mark in four postseason road games as a dog of four points or less.
Aaron Rodgers and the packers have gone a blistering 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last four home games as a favorite of 4 points or less. The Packers managed to go 2-1 SU, but 1-2 ATS in three such home games this season. When it comes to the postseason, the Packers had won both of their playoff games as a 4-point home favorite. However, both of those wins came way back in 2002 and 1994, respectively, when Aaron Rodgers wasn’t under center.