NFL Playoff Expert Picks Divisional Round

Who are the experts picking to win in the NFL playoff divisional championship round this weekend?

Okay NFL bettors, if you’re looking for some expert betting advice and accompanying expert picks for the quickly approaching divisional round, then keep reading!

2018 NFL Playoff Expert Picks Divisional Round

In the Wild Card Round, underdogs went 4-0 ATS while going to 2-2 SU thanks to Tennessee and Atlanta both winning outright. Teams getting <50% of bets went 3-1 ATS while Unders went 3-1. If you’re ready to find out what lies ahead for this coming weekend, let’s get down to my expert picks.

What: NFC Divisional Championship
Who: Atlanta Falcons (11-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:35 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live
NFL Line: Falcons -2.5
Total: 44.5

Analysis: I had it out yesterday with a colleague that kept on insisting that Philadelphia would be fine without starting quarterback Carson Wentz while I argued that no team that loses its best player is going to be as good as they previously were. Atlanta is playing its best football of the season at just the right time and they’ve been shutting down their opponents with alarming regularity over the past eight weeks.

Philadelphia looked like a complete mess in their last three games under backup quarterback Nick Foles and I believe the Birds are going to be a one-and-done top-seed playoff participant with their star quarterback lost for the season. Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games while Philly has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five. The Falcons are the ‘easy’ pick to cover the chalk in my opinion despite being on the road!

NFL Playoff Expert Pick Divisional Round: Atlanta -3

What: AFC Divisional Championship
Who: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:15 PM ET
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Odds: Patriots -14
Total: 47.5

Analysis: The Tennessee Titans may have pulled off a huge comeback upset over the wildly inconsistent Kansas City Chiefs in their wild card matchup this past weekend, but Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are anything but wildly inconsistent. New England is playing at home where they rarely lose, especially in the postseason while Tennessee is really offensively-challenged this season.

While I’m going to advise you to back the Patriots to get the home win to advance to the AFC Championship, I’m thinking Tennessee’s run-first, ball-control offense is going to chew up just enough clock and yardage to help the Titans cover the spread as nearly two-touchdown road dogs. Tennessee is a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winnning record.

NFL Playoff Expert Pick Divisional Round: Tennessee +13.5

What: AFC Divisional Championship
Who: Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)
When: Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Spread: Steelers -7.5
Total: 42

Analysis: The Steelers will be out for revenge after getting smacked around by Jacksonville in their stunning 30-9 Week 5 home loss to the Jags and guess what NFL betting enthusiasts? They’ll get their revenge, seeing as how the Jags and quarterback Blake Bortles looked mostly awful in their 10-3 Wild Card win over mediocre Buffalo this past weekend, not to mention they hit the playoffs riding a two-game losing streak. All you need to know about this AFC divisional matchup is that Pittsburgh is a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last eight home playoff games!

NFL Playoff Expert Pick Divisional Round: Pittsburgh -7.5

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