Divisional Round Saturday Betting Preview
The top seeds from both conferences will begin their playoff drive on Saturday starting in the AFC where the Baltimore Ravens will play host to the Houston Texans.
At the Bovada Sportsbook the Ravens are 9.5-point favorites. Baltimore had the best record in the NFL this season at 13-4 straight up with an 11-6 record against the spread. In their last seven games they were 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS, while at home this season they were 6-3 SU and 5-4 ATS.
When favored the Ravens have won five straight at 4-1 ATS, and they’re 11-3 SU and 9-5 ATS in their last 14. Baltimore hasn’t been good in the playoffs lately and in their last six games they’re 1-5 SU and 3-3 ATS. At home in the playoffs they’re 2-4 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six.
Houston is 11-7 SU and 10-8 ATS following last week’s 45-14 upset win over the Cleveland Browns as 2-point home underdogs. The Texans have won three straight both SU and ATS. On the road this season they were 4-4 SU and 5-3 ATS. As underdogs they’ve been a good bet at 7-2 ATS in their last nine.
In the playoffs the Texans are 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 which includes losing four straight on the road with a 1-3 record ATS. As playoff underdogs they’re 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in their last six.
In Week 1 the Ravens defeated the Texans 25-9 as 9.5-point favorites. In this matchup the Ravens have won four straight at 3-1 ATS, and at home against the Texans they’ve won seven straight at 4-3 ATS.
Niners double-digit favorites taking on the Packers
In the late game on Saturday the San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers as 10-point favorites.
The Niners were an NFC-best 12-5 SU this season with a 9-8 record ATS. In their last nine games they were 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS. At home the Niners have been a bad wager lately with five straight losses ATS. As double-digit favorites they’re 9-0 SU and 6-3 ATS in their last nine.
In the playoffs San Francisco is 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in its last six. At home in the playoffs they’ve won five straight both SU and ATS, and they’re 8-2 SU and 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10.
The Packers are 10-8 SU and ATS this season and are coming off a 48-32 upset win over the Dallas Cowboys as 7-point road underdogs. The Packers are 7-2 SU and 6-3 ATS in their last nine games and on the road they’ve won three straight. For totals bettors the Packers have gone 7-1 OVER in their last eight.
In the playoffs the Packers are 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10. As playoff underdogs they’re 4-6 SU and 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10.
The Niners and Packers met in the playoffs in 2022 and San Francisco won 13-10 as 6-point underdogs. In the last 10 games in this matchup the Niners are 6-4 SU and 6-3-1 ATS.