Wild Card Outlook
December 29, 2013
By VI News
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Odds provided by the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH) SuperBook
Saturday, Jan. 4
AFC - (5) Kansas City at (4) Indianapolis (NBC, 4:35 p.m. ET)
Opening Line: Colts -2 ½, 46
Indianapolis Home Record: 6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS
Kansas City Road Record: 6-2 SU, 7-1 ATS
Head-to-Head: The Colts have won five of the last six matchups against the Chiefs, which includes a 23-7 road victory in Week 16 as a 7 ½-point underdog. The ‘under’ has gone 5-1 during this span.
Playoff Notes: Indianapolis has dropped its last two playoff games, the most recent coming last season at Baltimore (9-24) in the Wild Card Round. Kansas City is 0-7 both SU and ATS in its last seven playoff appearances. The last postseason win for the Chiefs came in 1994.
NFC - (6) New Orleans at (3) Philadelphia (NBC, 8:00 p.m. ET)
Opening Line: Eagles -2 ½, 55
Philadelphia Home Record: 4-4 SU, 3-5 ATS
New Orleans Road Record: 3-5 SU, 1-7 ATS
Head-to-Head: The Saints have won four of the last five meetings against the Eagles. The last encounter took place from the Superdome as New Orleans captured a 28-13 win.
Playoff Notes: The Eagles have dropped their last three playoff appearances both SU and ATS, with the last defeat coming in 2011. Since QB Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton joined forces in 2006, the Saints have gone 5-3 SU and 3-5 ATS in the playoffs. All three of the losses came on the road and New Orleans gave up 39, 41 and 46 points in those defeats, which helped the ‘over’ go 3-0.
Sunday, Jan. 5
AFC - (6) San Diego at (3) Cincinnati (CBS, 1:00 p.m. ET)
Opening Line: Bengals -6 ½, 47
Cincinnati Home Record: 8-0 SU, 8-0 ATS
San Diego Road Record: 4-4 SU, 4-3-1 ATS
Head-to-Head: Cincinnati defeated San Diego 17-10 as a 2 ½-point road favorite in Week 13. Including this win, the Bengals have won their last three affairs against San Diego.
Playoff Notes: The Bengals are 0-5 both SU and ATS in their last five playoff games and four of those losses came by double digits. Cincinnati hasn’t won a playoff game since 1991. The Chargers have dropped their last two playoff games, falling to the Jets 17-14 in 2010 at home in on the road in 2009 to the Steelers, 35-24.
NFC - (5) San Francisco at (4) Green Bay (FOX, 4:30 p.m. ET)
Opening Line: 49ers -1, 49 ½
Green Bay Home Record: 4-3-1 SU, 3-5 ATS
San Francisco Road Record: 6-2 SU, 6-1-1 ATS
Head-to-Head: The 49ers have won and covered three straight encounters against the Packers, which includes a 34-28 victory in Week 1 as a five-point home favorite. In last year’s playoffs, San Francisco ran past Green 45-31 as a three-point home favorite. The ‘over’ has easily cashed in all three games during the 49ers’ winning streak.
Playoff Notes: In the last two seasons under head coach Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers are 3-2 both SU and ATS in the playoffs. The Packers have gone 5-3 in the playoffs with QB Aaron Rodgers under center. Surprisingly, Rodgers has only started two playoff games from Lambeau Field and he’s gone 1-1.