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NFC Divisional Round Playoff Odds, Betting Tips & TV Schedule

NFC Divisional Round Playoff Odds, Betting Tips & TV Schedule

With a wild wild card weekend wrapped up, the tickets have been punched, and the betting odds have been set for the NFC divisional games.

Saturday’s game between Carolina and Seattle is a prime time affair between two teams with awesome defenses.

On Sunday, Dallas travels to Green Bay in a historic matchup between two of the most successful NFL franchises in the league’s history. Two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL will also be featured on Sunday in the Dallas versus Green Bay game.

A Closer Look At The NFC Divisional Round Playoff Odds, My Betting Tips & TV Schedule

Matchup: Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks
Date: Jan. 10, 2015 
Start Time: 8:15 p.m. ET 
Location: Seattle, Washington
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
TV Info: FOX
Stream: FOX Sports Go
Radio:  Carolina Vs  Seattle
Point Spread: Seahawks -12.5
Game Total: 40

Analysis: Cam Newton can look brilliant at times, like when he passed for 226 yards and threw 3 touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints for a 114 QB rating, or look like a rookie, like when he threw for only 151 yards and completed less than 40% of his passes against New Orleans in the first game between those two.

The guess here is that Cam is going to look like a rookie against the Seattle defense on Saturday. Newton has produced only 3 QB ratings of 100 or more this season. He’ll need to be perfect on Saturday in order for Carolina to get close enough to Seattle to win the game.

Seattle’s offense is as efficient as it gets. The problem that Carolina is going to have at stopping Seattle’s offense is that Russell Wilson, unlike Newton, rarely makes a mistake. The ‘Hawks are going to key off of Carolina linebacker Luke Keuchly, who will have to play the game of his life to keep from getting bowled over by Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch.

Seattle won’t need to score more than 18 to 21 points in this game to cover the spread. The ‘Hawks’ defense should hold Cam Newton and Carolina to only 7 or 10 points in this matchup.  

Pick: Seattle -10.5

Matchup: Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers
Date: Jan. 11, 2015 
Start Time: 1:05 p.m. ET 
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Stadium: Lambeau Field
TV Info: FOX
Stream: FOX Sports Go
Radio:  Dallas Vs Green Bay
Point Spread: Packers -7
Game Total: 53

Analysis: The Cowboys definitely got some lucky breaks in their 24 to 20 victory over Detroit in the Wild Card Round, but the past is the past and now the ‘Boys have a shot to take down second seeded Green Bay in the NFC Divisional Round.

Tony Romo passed for 243 yards against the Detroit Lions. He should easily reach that mark and then some against Green Bay’s pass defense, which isn’t nearly as stout as Detroit’s because Green Bay’s defense just isn’t as good as the Lions’.

But that doesn’t mean that Green Bay can’t blow the Cowboys off of Lambeau Field and back to Texas with a 20 point plus victory in this matchup. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers is much better at home than he is on the road, and he’s pretty darn good on the road and Dallas’ defense just isn’t as stout as it should be. It allowed Matt Stafford to throw for 323 yards and a TD. It gave up 338 yards and 3 TD passes to Eli Manning during the regular season.

Rodgers may not be 100%. That could help the Cowboys, but it shouldn’t matter. The Packers are 6 and 2 in their last 8 playoff games and the Cowboys are 1 and 4 against the spread in the last 5 games at Lambeau.  

Pick: Green Bay -6.5

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