NFL Betting: Divisional Round Sunday
Sunday’s NFL divisional-round action begins with the Los Angeles Chargers at the New England Patriots.
The Chargers are a 4-point road underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. Los Angeles got past the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 as a 3-point underdog last week. The win was the Chargers’ seventh straight on the road both straight up and against the spread. By beating the spread, the Chargers also improved to 7-2 ATS in their last nine playoff games.
New England is undefeated at home this season at 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS, and overall has won 15 straight at home while going 12-3 ATS. In the postseason, the Patriots have won eight in a row at home at 6-2 ATS and in their last 12, they’re 11-1 SU and 8-4 ATS.
Against the Chargers, the Patriots have won four straight SU and ATS and in the last 14 matchups they’re 11-3 SU and 10-4 ATS. At home, the Patriots are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight vs Los Angeles.
In the postseason, the Patriots have won both matchups against the Chargers SU while going 1-1 ATS. The last time they faced off in New England in the postseason was in 2008 and the Patriots came out on top 21-12 as a 14-point favorite.
Eagles 9-1 ATS in last 10 as playoff underdog
In Sunday’s other divisional-round matchup, the New Orleans Saints are an 8-point home favorite vs the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles’ late-season surge continued last week when they upset the Chicago Bears 16-15 as a 6.5-point underdog. That was the Eagles’ fourth straight win, during which they are 3-0-1 ATS, and they’re 6-1 SU and 4-2-1 ATS in their last seven. The Eagles have also delivered as an underdog lately, going 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven. In the postseason, they’ve been even better with a 9-1 ATS record in their last 10 as an underdog.
The Saints enter the playoffs 3-2 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games. When favored this season, they were 10-3 SU and 7-6 ATS. New Orleans is incredibly tough at home with a 14-2 SU record and 8-8 ATS mark in its last 16. In the playoffs, New Orleans has won six straight at home at 3-3 ATS. One interesting trend: in their last eight playoff games as the favorite, the Saints are only 2-6 ATS.
In Week 11, the Saints had the Eagles’ number, as they completely dominated in a 48-7 win as a 7-point favorite. With that rout the Saints improved to 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five vs the Eagles, and in their last eight matchups the Saints are 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS.