In the NFC, we made it through the Wild Card round with both Seattle and Green Bay advancing to the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs. Online bookies and price per head agents can expect a lot action on these games as football betting for this NFL season winds down. Make sure you have the right tools before Superbowl LI. Upgrade to PayPerHead’s premium software for FREE today and get the best tools to help make you more money. So let’s take a closer look at both of these games—they’re going to count!
Saturday, January 14th
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons -5
The Seahawks seem to play much better at this time of year—and after their convincing wild-card win over the Lions, some will think they can keep it going. But remember this for football betting: it was the Lions they beat. Seattle was playing at home and Detroit finished the year on a four-game skid. Atlanta has had a couple of weeks off, and their players have also had a chance to recover, including wide receiver Julio Jones, who has been battling a toe problem. Quarterback Matt Ryan is in the MVP discussion and having one of his best seasons. Oh, and they also play very well at home. Online bookies take note. Vegas likes the Falcons, and they are currently a five-point favorite to win and advance to the Conference Championship. Online bookie agents might want to let this game ride itself out. Seattle, so far, has attracted 47% of football handicappers. Atlanta has attracted 53% of football handicappers. That’s as close to even as you’re going to get in an NFL Playoff game. When it comes to the moneyline though, make sure that max betting limits are in place on the Seahawks to upset the Falcons.
Sunday, January 15th
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys -4.5
In a game that many thought the Giants may actually win, they were beaten soundly by the Pack in a 38-13 romp last weekend in the wild-card round. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on a tear with 22 touchdown passes against no interceptions since their winning streak began. That streak is now at seven games, as they head to Dallas on Sunday. Although they may be without wide receiver Jordy Nelson, Rodgers has proven it really doesn’t matter who he throws to. It’s tempting to put money down on that kind of football betting. For the Cowboys, it’s been a magical year. As much as the two rookies (Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott) have done to get them here, it will be the Cowboy defense that will determine this game. Setting a max betting limit on Green Bay to beat Dallas straight up is the best course of action in this game. The betting line hasn’t moved although 66% of NFL handicappers believe that Green Bay covers at +4.5. What that should tell bookmakers is that the money is flowing into Green Bay to win straight up. There’s a lot to manage by hand during the NFC Divisional games, so make the most on every football betting situation with professional software to make a profit on as much as possible.