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  • #24100
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    AFC Wild Card Notes
    By VI News

    AFC – Kansas City at Houston
    4:35 p.m. (ABC)

    Opening Line: Chiefs -3, 40 ½

    Kansas City Road Record: 5-3 SU, 5-3 ATS
    Houston Home Record: 5-3 SU, 5-3 ATS

    Head-to-Head: These teams met in the opening week of the season as the Chiefs held off the Texans at NRG Stadium, 27-20 to cash as one-point favorites. Kansas City jumped out to a 27-9 halftime lead and never looked back as quarterback Alex Smith threw for 243 yards and three touchdowns, including two touchdown strikes to tight end Travis Kelce.

    Playoff Notes: Houston returns to the playoffs for the first time since 2012 when the Texans were eliminated at New England in the divisional round, 41-28. The Texans have won both of their home playoff games in franchise history, beating Cincinnati in the Wild Card round in 2011 and 2012. Kansas City last appeared in the postseason in 2013, blowing a 28-point lead in a stunning 45-44 defeat at Indianapolis in the Wild Card round. The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since 1993, losing eight straight in the postseason, including three in a row on the road.

    Total Notes: Kansas City posted an 8-7-1 record to the ‘over’ this season, including five ‘overs’ away from Arrowhead Stadium. Houston also put together an 8-7-1 ‘over’ mark, even though the Texans went 4-2 to the ‘under’ in the final six contests. The Texans cashed five ‘unders’ at NRG Stadium, while allowing three of their final five opponents at home to six points.

    AFC – Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
    8:15 p.m. (CBS)

    Opening Line: Steelers -2, 46 ½

    Pittsburgh Road Record: 4-4 SU, 5-3 ATS
    Cincinnati Home Record: 6-2 SU, 4-3-1 ATS

    Head-to-Head: The road team won each of the two meetings this season, as the Steelers knocked off the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Week 14 by a 33-20 count. Andy Dalton’s season ended that day as the Bengals’ quarterback broke his right thumb attempting to make a tackle following an interception. Steelers’ running back DeAngelo Williams scored two touchdowns in that victory, but he is listed as questionable for the Wild Card game with a sprained ankle.

    Playoff Notes: The Bengals have lost four Wild Card games in each of the past four seasons, although three of those defeats came on the highway. Cincinnati lost to Pittsburgh in the 2005 Wild Card round at home, 31-17, as the Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl that season. The Bengals are mired in a long postseason drought, last capturing a playoff win back in 1990. The Steelers are back in the playoffs for the sixth time in Mike Tomlin’s coaching tenure, as Pittsburgh was tripped up at home by Baltimore last season 30-17 in the Wild Card round. Pittsburgh hasn’t won a playoff game since 2010, while losing its last road postseason contest at Denver in overtime in 2011.

    Total Notes: Cincinnati cashed the ‘under’ nine times this season, including an 8-2 mark to the ‘under’ in the final 10 games. The Steelers began the season at 7-2 to the ‘under’ the first nine games, followed by a 4-2 run to the ‘over’ to finish the season. Pittsburgh compiled a 6-2 mark to the ‘under’ away from Heinz Field, while cashing the ‘over’ in five of the last seven visits to Cincinnati.

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    NFL Football Betting Trends – Saturday – Jan, 9

    Kansas City at Houston, 4:35 ET
    Kansas City: 8-0 ATS off 2 or more consecutive unders
    Houston: 16-4 OVER as a home underdog of 3 points or less

    Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:15 ET
    Pittsburgh: 21-8 OVER in playoff games
    Cincinnati: 13-4 ATS as an underdog

    #24398
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    Chiefs face Texans in Wild-Card round Saturday
    By Zach Cohen

    KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-5) at HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7)
    Kickoff: Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET

    ‘AFC Wild Card Playoffs’

    Line: Kansas City -3.0, Total: 40.5

    The NFL postseason begins with the Texans hosting a Chiefs team that has won 10 straight games entering Saturday’s win or go home battle.

    The Chiefs are the hottest team in the league entering the postseason, as their 23-17 home victory over Oakland in Week 17 was their 10th straight victory. Kansas City has not been blowing teams out, though. In fact, the Chiefs have covered in just one of their past four games. The Texans, meanwhile, won-and-covered in their final three games and they needed all of those wins to come away as the winner of the AFC South. These two teams have already met this season and the Chiefs were the winners in that Sep. 13 game. Kansas City went into Houston that day and won 27-20 as a one-point road favorite. The team has won the only two meetings in this series over the past three seasons. There are trends that work both ways in this game, as the Chiefs are 8-0 ATS off two or more consecutive Unders over the past two seasons. They are also, however, a miserable 1-10 ATS in playoff games since 1992. LB Justin Houston (Knee) is listed as questionable for the Chiefs in this one and WR Cecil Shorts (Hamstring) and LB Jadeveon Clowney (Foot) are questionable for the Texans.

    The Chiefs have been playing insanely well, but none of that matters if the team can’t pick up a win on Saturday. Kansas City will lean heavily on its defense in this one and it is for good reason. The Chiefs have allowed 17 or less points in four straight games and have not allowed more than 22 points in a single game since a Week 4 loss to the Bengals. Offensively, Kansas City will lean on a running game that has churned out 127.8 yards per game (6th in NFL). The Chiefs have had no problem dealing with the loss of Jamaal Charles, as Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware have run the ball extremely well in his place. They will need to find a way to be effective on Saturday. As for Alex Smith, the quarterback must avoid making any costly errors on Saturday. He has thrown for 3,486 yards with 20 touchdowns and just seven interceptions this year, but one of those picks was against the Raiders in Week 17 and it went the other way for a touchdown. That type of error could be the difference in whether or not his team can advance.

    The Texans were a long shot to make the postseason before the year, but the team was able to surprise people en route to doing so. Houston’s defense was remarkable during a three-game winning streak to finish the season. The Texans allowed just 22 points over the final three weeks of the year and that play on the defensive end is what ultimately got the team into the playoffs. Brian Hoyer was also a revelation for the Texans, throwing for 2,606 yards with 19 touchdowns and just seven picks this season. He’ll look to keep the ball out of the Chiefs’ hands for as long as he can on Saturday and should be able to do that as long as he is targeting DeAndre Hopkins often. Hopkins emerged as one of the best receivers in football this season, hauling in 111 catches for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns. He should have no problem finding success against the Chiefs, as he had nine receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns when they met earlier in the season.

    #24399
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    Bengals host rival Steelers in playoffs Saturday
    By Zach Cohen

    PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-6) at CINCINNATI BENGALS (12-4)
    Kickoff: Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET

    ‘AFC Wild Card Playoffs’

    Line: Pittsburgh -2.5, Total: 45.5

    Saturday’s second AFC playoff game will feature the Bengals hosting the division rival Steelers.

    Pittsburgh needed a win over Cleveland plus a Jets loss to the Bills in Week 17 or the team was not going to make the playoffs, and the Steelers got just that. The team went into FirstEnergy Stadium and defeated the Browns 28-12 as 12.5-point favorites and the Jets lost 22-17 in Buffalo. The Steelers now face a Cincinnati team that they are 4-2 both SU and ATS against over the past three seasons. Each team won-and-covered when playing in the other’s stadium this season, but the Steelers are an impressive 20-5 SU and 19-6 ATS when playing in Cincinnati since 1992. This is, however, a different Bengals team. Cincinnati was extremely impressive throughout the regular season and comes into this one after having gone 4-2 both SU and ATS over the final six weeks of the season. Some trends to keep an eye on are that the Bengals are just 3-12 ATS in January games since 1992. They are also, however, an impressive 8-1 ATS after covering the spread in two of their previous three games this season. RB DeAngelo Williams (Ankle) is questionable for the Steelers coming into this one. For the Bengals, QB Andy Dalton (Thumb) got his cast removed this week but A.J. McCarron is being prepped as the starter.

    The Steelers have one of the most explosive offenses in football, scoring 26.4 PPG (4th in NFL) thanks to 287.7 YPG passing (3rd in NFL) and 107.8 YPG rushing (16th in NFL). This team can get it done in any way necessary offensively, but the injury to DeAngelo Williams complicates things. If he can play, he must run the ball effectively. It would really hurt Pittsburgh if he is forced to sit out or just doesn’t perform the way he is capable of. With the uncertainty in the running game, Ben Roethlisberger is going to have a lot more on his plate. As usual, the Steelers quarterback piled up numbers with 3,938 yards, 21 touchdowns and 16 picks in just 12 games this season. He did, however, struggled against Cincinnati on the year. In two meetings with the team, Roethlisberger threw for just one touchdown and was picked off four times. He will need to take care of the ball in this one. Antonio Brown will need to help his quarterback by getting open in this game. He had just 13 catches for 144 yards and no touchdowns in two meetings with the Bengals this season and that is very unlike him, as he had 1,834 yards with 10 touchdowns on the season. Defensively, the Steelers will need to put pressure on whoever is playing quarterback for the Bengals. Dalton has struggled in the playoffs and will be nervous coming into this one and the same will be the case for McCarron, who has never started a playoff game.

    The Bengals had a very good season, but they will unfortunately be dealing with a bad situation at quarterback in this game. Andy Dalton, who threw for 3,250 yards with 25 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 games this year, is just getting over a fractured hand and is unlikely to play in this one. That leaves AJ McCarron as the starter and he will certainly be nervous in his first postseason start. McCarron has already faced the Steelers in Cincinnati this season and Pittsburgh won that game 33-20. McCarron was 22-for-32 with 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in that one. He will need to be more careful with the ball, as he can’t be handing it over to Pittsburgh’s high-powered offense on Saturday. If the Bengals are going to win this game then the team is going to really need to play a good game defensively. With a young quarterback starting, this game will need to be won in grind-it-out fashion. This should not be a problem for a Cincinnati defense that allowed just 17.4 PPG (2nd in NFL) this season. The team also allowed just 18 passing touchdowns (2nd in NFL), which really bodes well considering Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will be in town on Saturday.

    #24436
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    ‘Game of the Day’

    Saturday’s NFL Wild Card games

    Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (+3.5, 40)

    The two hottest teams in the NFL kick off the AFC wild-card round on Saturday as the Kansas City Chiefs look to extend their franchise-best 10-game winning streak when they visit the AFC South-champion Houston Texans. Kansas City rebounded from a horrid 1-5 start to run the remainder of the regular-season table and push Denver to the limit before the Broncos claimed the AFC West title on Sunday.

    Spencer Ware rushed for his team-leading sixth touchdown in Kansas City’s 23-17 victory over Oakland on Sunday, but the 24-year-old was on the practice squad when the Chiefs posted a 27-20 victory over Houston on Sept. 13. Jamaal Charles’ season-ending ACL injury a month later expanded the workload of Charcandrick West and Ware while Alex Smith’s conservative passing game helped Kansas City advance to the postseason for the second time in three years. While the Chiefs are favored on the road, the Texans have won three straight to unseat Indianapolis as the AFC South champion. Brian Hoyer, who was benched in the Week 1 loss to Kansas City, threw for 249 yards and a touchdown on Sunday as Houston claimed its first division title since 2012 with a 30-6 rout of Jacksonville.

    TV: 4:35 p.m. ET, ESPN.

    LINE HISTORY:
    Books opened the Chiefs as 3-point road faves but that is now -3.5. The total is down to 40 from the opening 40.5.

    INJURY REPORT:

    Chiefs – LB Tamba Hali (Probable, thumb), LB Justin Houston (Probable, knee), WR Jeremy Maclin (Probable, hip), DB Husain Abdullah (Questionable, concussion), T Jah Reid (Questionable, knee), LB D.J. Alexander (Questionable, concussion), OL Mitch Morse (Questionable, concussion), LB Dee Ford (Questionable, concussion), WR De’Anthony Thomas (I-R, concussion), OL Ben Grubbs (I-R, neck), TE James O’Shaughnessy (I-R, foot), RB Jamaal Charles (I-R, knee), DB Phillip Gaines (I-R, knee), OL Paul Fanaika (I-R, undisclosed), QB Tyler Bray (I-R, knee), LB Justin March (I-R, knee).

    Texans – WR Cecil Shorts (Probable, hamstring), WR Nate Washington (Probable, hip), S Rahim Moore (Questionable, illness), LB Jadeveon Clowney (Questionable, foot), DE Jeoffrey Pagan (Questionable, illness), T Duane Brown (I-R, quadriceps), DB Charles James (I-R, foot), QB T.J. Yates (I-R, knee), C Greg Mancz (I-R, knee), RB Arian Foster (I-R, Achilles), S Lonne Ballentine (I-R, knee), LB Carlos Thompson (I-R, wrist), T Jeff Adams (I-R, knee), QB Tom Savage (I-R, shoulder), LB Reshard Cliett (I-R, knee), T David Quessenberry (I-R, illness).

    WEATHER: N/A

    POWER RANKINGS:
    Chiefs (-3) + Texans (+1.5) + home field (-3.0) = Chiefs -1.5

    WHAT CAPPERS SAY:
    “Trend bettors take note: Teams riding a winning streak of eight games or more coming into the playoffs (like the Chiefs) are on a 1-14 ATS slump in their first postseason game since 2004.” Teddy Covers.

    ABOUT THE CHIEFS (11-5 SU, 8-8 ATS, 8-7-1 O/U):
    Smith tossed two of his three touchdown passes to Travis Kelce in the win over Houston, with the tight end making six catches for a season-high 106 yards. Jeremy Maclin was limited to five receptions for 52 yards in that contest but has settled in as Smith’s go-to receiver after finding the end zone six times in the last six games – including once in each of the past three weeks. Maclin suffered a bruised hip versus the Raiders but returned to finish that contest and is expected to play on Saturday.

    ABOUT THE TEXANS (9-7 SU, 9-7 ATS, 8-7-1 O/U):
    Stud defensive end J.J. Watt shed the cast on his broken left hand and registered three sacks versus the Jaguars on Sunday to finish the season with an NFL-best 17.5. Whitney Mercilus tied a career high with 3 1/2 last week and set a personal best with 12 this season for Houston, which recorded a franchise-best 45 sacks. Pro Bowl wideout DeAndre Hopkins (career-high 111 catches, 1,521 yards, 11 touchdowns) began his breakout season with nine catches for 98 yards and two scores versus the Chiefs.

    TRENDS:

    * Road team is 6-1 ATS in their last seven meetings.

    * Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings in Houston.

    * Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games.

    * Texans are 5-1-2 ATS in their last eight games in January.

    CONSENSUS:
    Sixty percent are backing the Chiefs.

    PREDICTION: Chiefs 24, Texans 16

    #24437
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    Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (+3, 45.5)

    The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in familiar territory, squeezing into the playoffs as the sixth seed and challenging the AFC North-champion Cincinnati Bengals in the wild-card round. The Steelers made the most of that situation 10 years ago by winning the Super Bowl, and it’s a path they’d like to travel again when they visit Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday.

    Pittsburgh’s high-octane offense looks to lead the way as Ben Roethlisberger threw for 349 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday in a 28-12 victory over Cleveland. Antonio Brown (career-high 136 receptions and 1,834 yards) had 187 yards versus the Browns on 13 catches, but he totaled that many receptions as the Steelers and Bengals each claimed a road contest in the series. While Pittsburgh and Cincinnati have won four of five to enter the playoffs, the Bengals are making their fifth consecutive postseason appearance with a question under center. While second-year backup AJ McCarron is expected to play on Saturday, Andy Dalton is inching toward a return – perhaps as early as next week should Cincinnati advance – after fracturing his thumb in the Bengals’ 33-20 loss to Pittsburgh on Dec. 13.

    TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, CBS.

    LINE HISTORY:
    Books opened the Bengals as 2.5-point home pups but that has moved to +3. The total opened at 46.5 and is down to 45.5.

    INJURY REPORT:

    Steelers – WR Sammie Coates (Questionable, illness), CB Doran Grant (Questionable, groin), RB DeAngelo Williams (Out, foot), RB Le’Veon Bell (I-R, knee), CB Cortez Allen (I-R, knee), T Kelvin Beachum (I-R, knee), TE Rob Blanchflower (I-R, ankle), C Maurkice Pouncey (I-R, ankle), QB Bruce Gradkowski (I-R, hand), K Shaun Suisham (I-R, knee), T Mike Adams (I-R, back).

    Bengals – WR Mario Alford (Questionable, personal), HB Ryan Hewitt (Questionable, knee), QB Andy Dalton (Out, thumb), DT Brandon Thompson (I-R, knee), LB Emmanuel Lamur (I-R, knee), CB Darqueze Dennard (I-R, shoulder), WR James Wright (I-R, knee).

    WEATHER:
    Temperatures will be in the high-40s with a 69 percent chance of rain.

    POWER RANKINGS:
    Steelers (-3.5) + Bengals (-3.0) + home field (-3.0) = Bengals -2.5

    WHAT CAPPERS SAY:
    “After losing stud RB LeVeon Bell earlier in the season, Mike Tomlin just lost his replacement DeAngelo Williams. New starting RB Fitz Toussaint has 24 career carries. The Bengals defense has been the best in the NFL against the deep ball, ranked #1 in the NFL against passes that travel at least 16 yards from the line of scrimmage.” Covers Expert Teddy Covers.

    ABOUT THE STEELERS (10-6 SU 9-6-1 ATS, 6-10 O/U):
    While Pittsburgh’s vaunted aerial attack is raring to go, its rushing game could be a sore spot as veteran DeAngelo Williams’ ankle injury may play a major role on Saturday. Williams (team-leading 907 yards, 11 touchdowns) is listed as day-to-day while coach Mike Tomlin reportedly is considering Fitzgerald Toussaint (42 yards) and journeyman Jordan Todman (22 yards) in the gameplan. The Steelers only have to look to their first-round contest last year, when the absence of Le’Veon Bell led to a limited ground attack – and an early exit at the hands of arch-rival Baltimore.

    ABOUT THE BENGALS (12-4 12-3-1 ATS, 7-9 O/U):
    A.J. Green reeled in a season-high 11 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati’s 16-10 win over Pittsburgh on Nov. 1 before adding six catches for 132 yards and a score in the latter meeting. While Green led the team with 86 receptions and 1,297 yards, his 10 touchdowns were only eclipsed by tight end Tyler Eifert (13). Jeremy Hill overcame a sluggish start to record six touchdowns in his last seven games, but he was limited to just 76 yards on 22 carries collectively in two meetings with the Steelers.

    TRENDS:

    * Steelers are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 meetings in Cincinnati.

    * Steelers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.

    * Bengals are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. AFC.

    * Bengals are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games in January.

    CONSENSUS:

    Fifty-seven percent of Covers users are backing the Steelers.

    PREDICTION: Steelers 27, Bengals 17

    #24438
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    NFL Wildcard Weekend opens with three of four road teams favored
    By ANDREW CALEY

    The NFL regular season has come to a close, the playoff field has been set and the Wildcard matchups open with three of the four road teams as favorites.

    Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

    Wildcard weekend opens in Houston with the Texans hosting the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who have won 10 straight games and opened as three-point road favorites in both the Westgate LV Superbook in Las Vegas and online sportsbook Bookmaker. The total opened at 41.

    The Chiefs were 7-3 ATS during their 10 game win streak, but were just 1-3 ATS in their last four games. Meanwhile the Texans were 5-3 ATS at home and closed the season going 3-0 SU/ATS.

    “We’ve already seen some bettors hit the under as everyone is anticipating a defensive slugfest. Kansas City deserved to be a road favorite here, and we may have been too conservative on that side. This spread could climb quickly,” Scott Cooley of Bookmaker.

    Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

    In the second AFC Wildcard matchup, Cincinnati hosts rival Pittsburgh and with Bengals’ starting quarterback Andy Dalton’s status uncertain, the Steelers have opened as 2.5-point favorites. The total opened at 46.5.

    “Even though it looks as if Pittsburgh will be down to its third-string tailback, we felt comfortable making the road team chalk because at the end of the day, it’s Ben Roethlisberger vs. A.J. McCarron (if Dalton can’t go),” Cooley said.

    The AFC North foes split the two games this season with Cincy winning in Week 8 16-10 in a game that closed as a Pick and Pittsburgh taking the Week 14 33-20 as 1-point dogs. The games went 1-1 O/U.

    #24439
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    Football bettors must react quickly to these NFL Wild Card odds
    By AAA SPORTS

    Each week during the pro football season, Art Aronson of AAA Sports looks at the NFL odds and tells you which spread to bet now, which one to bet later and and which total to watch as the week plays out.

    Spread to bet now

    Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (+3)

    The Texans are a home dog, as well they should be. Kansas City is – on paper anyway – the most dangerous Wild Card team in the field. The Chiefs come in with 10 wins in a row (cautionary note: they were just 1-3 ATS in the final four games of the regular season) and still somewhat under the radar.

    Most importantly, over the second half of the season, the Chiefs dominated teams when they go on the road: 20-point win at Baltimore, 14-point win at Oakland, 30-point win at San Diego, 16-point win at Denver.

    Early betting is heavily on the Chiefs in this one, so if you can grab Kansas City and have to lay only the field goal, it could be a smart move. Books are cautious about adding that extra half point, but may have no choice in this one.

    Spread to wait on

    Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (+2.5)

    Reputation could be one factor as bettors have jumped hard on the Steelers in this one in early wagering. The Bengals always seem to find a way to lose playoff games and the foundation of the team came crumbling down in mid-December when franchise QB Andy Dalton suffering a thumb fracture trying to make a tackle. A.J. McCarron is 1-1 as the replacement, and McCarron brings oodles of confidence and zero experience into the biggest game of his pro life.

    Home field might not be of much help in this one, because the road team won both games this season: the Steelers winning that Dalton/thumb game only a few weeks ago, 33-20. The Steelers scored a lot of points over the final half of the regular season, averaging almost 32 points per game in their final eight games. That production is appealing to public bettors.

    #24458
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    BEN BURNS

    *10 BLUE CHIP Total *Wildcard!*
    UNDER – KC Chiefs / Houston Texans

    *10 Saturday WILD-CARD TOTAL OF YEAR*
    UNDER – Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati

    #24459
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    KING CREOLE

    3* NFL ‘Wildcard Playoffs’ *Best Bet*
    Kansas City / Houston
    OVER 40

    #24460
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    GREG SHAKER

    3* NFL PLAYOFFS TOTAL OF THE MONTH!
    Pittsburgh / Cincinnati
    UNDER 47

    #24553
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    JACK JONES

    20* AFC Wild Card ANNIHILATOR!
    Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5

    #24554
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    H&H Sports

    4* Texans +3

    4* Steelers / Bengals – Under 45.5

    3* Cincinnati Bengals +3.5 -125

    #24614
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    NFL Playoffs betting stats: The good, the bad, the ugly
    By Marc Lawrence

    Don’t look now but the 2015 NFL season is in the rear view mirror and with it the start of the Wild Card playoff games begins this Saturday.

    Let’s take a look at some of the best, and worst, trends surrounding this weekend’s card. Here’s a brief capsule of the teams and noteworthy trends…

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

    Good: Texans are 6-2 ATS as home dogs in games with both teams off a win

    Bad: Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 2-9 SU and 3-8 ATS vs playoff foes off BB wins

    Ugly: Chiefs are 2-8 SU and 0-10 ATS in last ten Wild Card Round games

    Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

    Good: Steelers 7-3 SU and 8-2 ATS L10 non Super Bowl postseason games

    Bad: Wild Card Round road favorites are 6-15-1 ATS

    Ugly: Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is 0-6 SUATS in playoff games

    ATS Diabetes

    Like kids in a candy store, NFL Wild Card teams playing off huge regular season wins tend to crash-and-burn in these playoff openers.

    That’s because Wild Card teams, off a season-ending SU double-digit win as an underdog win, are just 5-15 SU and 4-15-1 ATS.

    The Redskins and the Seahawks could be up against it this weekend.

    Stat of the Week

    The straight-up winner in NFL Wild Card Round playoff games is 111-12-4 ATS since 1980.

    #24615
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    StatFox Super Situations™ – FoxSheets

    NFL | PITTSBURGH at CINCINNATI
    Play On – Road teams (PITTSBURGH) after having won 2 out of their last 3 games, in a game involving two good teams (60% to 75%) in the second half of the season
    41-15 over the last 10 seasons. ( 73.2% | 24.5 units )
    2-0 this year. ( 100.0% | 2.0 units )
    ________________________________________

    NFL | KANSAS CITY at HOUSTON
    Play Against – Underdogs vs. the money line (HOUSTON) in a game involving two mistake-free teams (<=1.25 turnovers/game committed), after a game where they committed 1 or less turnovers 84-26 over the last 10 seasons. ( 76.4% | 0.0 units ) 10-4 this year. ( 71.4% | 0.0 units )

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