After a Wild Card Weekend that proved to be a ton of fun, we now have the top seeds in each conference coming into the fray in the Divisional Round. While it’s certainly always great to get the bye in the opening round, the concern is always that the team coming off the Wild Card win has all the momentum, which can make things a little interesting, especially in the early going of these games, where the team coming off the bye may have a little rust.
We will keep all of that in mind as we cover your betting options for the NFC Divisional Round, with the 2 games split between Saturday and Sunday. Let’s take a closer look at the NFL odds for the upcoming weekend action.
NFC Divisional Round Betting Analysis & Picks
Dallas Cowboys at LA Rams
Recent Head to Head (Last 8 Games)
- Record: Cowboys lead 5-3
- Score: Cowboys 25.13 / Rams 18.88
- Rush Yards: Cowboys 159.13 / Rams 104.38
- Pass Attempts: Cowboys 31.13 / Rams 35.13
- Completion Percentage: Cowboys 60.64 / Rams 61.21
- Passing Yards: Cowboys 222.13 / Rams 206.63
- Total Yards: Cowboys 381.26 / Rams 311.01
- Turnovers: Cowboys 2.13 / Rams 1.25
There can be no denying that the Dallas Cowboys were one of the hottest teams coming down the stretch, coming out of nowhere to win the NFC East and get into the postseason. Despite that run, they come into this one as a 7-point underdog, with the point total set at 49 ½. The Cowboys have now won 8 of their last 10 games, including a 24-22 win over Seattle in the Wild Card Game, a victory that saw them fail to cover the spread at home. As the underdog, this season, Dallas went 6-3 ATS, which included being 4-3 ATS as the road dog. The Cowboys went 2-6 O/U on the road this season.
In the early going, everyone was talking about how good the Rams were, but some of the shine came off in the final month, with back to back losses to the Bears and Eagles leaving some questioning whether LA would be able to successfully navigate the NFC playoffs. They had an early exit last season, but they look better equipped to handle the pressure this year. The Rams were 7-8-1 ATS as the favorite this year, which included a 3-4-1 ATS record as the home favorite. 6 of their 8 home games this year went OVER the point total.
- SU – Rams
- ATS – Rams
- O/U – OVER
Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints
Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)
- Record: Saints lead 6-4
- Score: Eagles 24.50 / Saints 27.10
- Rush Yards: Eagles 129.80 / Saints 143.80
- Pass Attempts: Eagles 35.80 / Saints 35.90
- Completion Percentage: Eagles 61.73 / Saints 65.46
- Passing Yards: Eagles 241.40 / Saints 262.90
- Total Yards: Eagles 371.2 / Saints 406.7
- Turnovers: Eagles 1.60 / Saints 2.00
At the midway point of the season, very few people gave the defending Super Bowl champions any shot at making the playoffs, yet here they are now in the NFC Divisional Round. They will head to New Orleans as a 7 ½ point underdog, with the point total set at 50 ½.
The magic that Nick Foles delivered in the playoffs last season appears to be carrying over into this season, as he has once again looked calm and collected in the starting QB role. The Eagles were in as the underdog 4 times this season, with all of those games coming on the road. They went 2-2 ATS in those outings. The O/U for road games this season for the Eagles came in at 5-3.
The New Orleans Saints entered last season’s playoffs on a real high, but they ended up getting stunned by a last-second killer TD against the Vikings. It goes without saying that they will be looking to make amends this time around. The Saints won a lot this season, but they did not cover quite as often, going just 3-4 ATS in games they started as a home favorite. 6 of their 8 home games this season went OVER.
- SU – Saints
- ATS – Saints
- O/U – UNDER