NFL Divisional Round Playoff Betting: Saturday preview

Super Bowl 53 futures odds

It’s just four weeks until betting on Super Bowl 53 begins and there are still eight teams aiming to be in Atlanta.

Colts vs Chiefs Betting Preview

The NFL Divisional Round kicks off Saturday afternoon with the Indianapolis Colts at the
Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs were 5-point home favorites at Bovada Sportsbook this week and will look to turn around both their awful recent playoff showings and their poor history against the Colts. The Chiefs have
been a playoff dud for years at 1-11 straight up and against the spread in their last 12
postseason contests.
They’ve lost six straight home playoffs games, and ATS they’ve dropped eight straight at home in the playoffs.
The Colts head into this matchup on a five-game winning streak after upsetting the Houston
Texans last week in the Wild Card round.
Indianapolis is 10-1 SU and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 and on the road they’re 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five. Against the Chiefs the Colts have dominated with a 13-4 SU and 12-5 ATS mark in their last 17, which includes a 7-1 record SU and ATS in their last eight games in Kansas City.
The Chiefs have been killing bettors lately at 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine, so we’ll take the
Colts to keep it close and cover at +5.

Rams vs Cowboys Betting Preview

In the late game Saturday, the Los Angeles Rams host the Dallas Cowboys as a 7-point
favorite over at
Dallas snuck past the Seattle Seahawks 24-22 last week as a 2.5-point favorite. They’re 8-1
SU and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine, but on the road they’re only 3-5 SU and 4-4 ATS in their
last eight.
As an underdog the Cowboys have surprised this season at 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six. In fact, the last four times Dallas has been a dog of 7 or more, they won outright each time!
Playing on the road in the postseason may be their undoing though, as they have lost seven straight road games in the postseason at 2-5 ATS.
The Rams were tough on bettors in the second half of the season at 3-5-1 ATS in their last nine. They’ve lacked success in the postseason recently at 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five. As a playoff favorite they’ve lost three straight SU and four in a row ATS. In their last eight as a playoff favorite they’re a money-losing 1-6-1 ATS.
The Rams recent playoff history may not be too appealing, but it looks better than the
Cowboys numbers on the road, so we’ll take Los Angeles to cover at -7.