NFL Betting: Divisional Round Saturday
The NFL divisional playoff round begins Saturday with the Indianapolis Colts looking for another upset win when they face the Kansas City Chiefs.
At Bovada Sportsbook the Colts are a 5-point road underdog. Last week Indianapolis upset the Houston Texans 21-7 as a 1.5-point underdog. That was the Colts’ fifth straight win, during which they are 4-1 against the spread. Indianapolis is also 4-1 straight up and ATS in its last five road games and as an underdog has won two straight. The Colts do have some road playoff woes to contend with, as they are 3-6 SU and ATS in their last nine road playoff games.
The Chiefs stumbled a bit down the stretch, going 3-3 SU and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games. In their last nine, the Chiefs were a money-losing 2-6-1 ATS after starting the season 7-0. In the playoffs the Chiefs have been dreadful for more than two decades. In their last 12 playoff games, the Chiefs are 1-11 SU and ATS. They’ve lost six straight at home in the playoffs and eight straight ATS. As a playoff favorite, the Chiefs are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six.
The Colts are a surprising 13-3 SU and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against Kansas City. The Colts have also excelled vs the Chiefs on the road with a 7-1 record SU and ATS in their last eight in Kansas City.
Rams have lost three straight as playoff favorite
In Saturday’s other matchup, the Los Angeles Rams host the Dallas Cowboys as a 7-point favorite.
The Rams were 7-1 SU and 3-3-2 ATS at home this season. In their last nine games, the Rams have been a tough bet at 3-5-1 ATS. They’ll be looking to reverse their recent playoff fortunes after going 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five postseason games. As a playoff favorite, the Rams have lost three straight.
Dallas made it past the Seattle Seahawks 24-22 as a 2.5-point home favorite last week. As an underdog, the Cowboys are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six, but as an underdog in the playoffs they’ve dropped six straight at 2-4 ATS. On the road in the playoffs, Dallas has lost seven in a row while going 2-5 ATS.
In the last six matchups between Dallas and Los Angeles, the Cowboys are 4-2 SU and ATS. Dallas is also 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five road games against the Rams.