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2013 NFL Playoff Odds – Divisional Round Lines

January 9th, 2014 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2013 NFL Playoff Odds – Divisional Round Lines
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Here you will find the listing of all the NFL Divisional Playoff lines from 5 Dimes Sportsbook
These include spreads & totals for the NFL Playoffs Divisional round games at 5 Dimes Sportsbook

Three of these 2013-14 NFL Playoffs matchups are rematches of regular season games this year. 

2013 NFL Playoffs Lines For Saturday, January 11, 2014

Seahawks vs Saints Line

Last Saturday, Drew Brees & the Saints were able to come away with their 1st ever road playoff win. Their reward? A trip to Seattle to face Russell Wilson & Seahawks at “The Clink”. Current Line: Seattle -7.5 (Over/Under 46.5)

New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
Game Time: 4:35pm (EST) ♦ TV Network: FOX
Divisional Playoff Line: Seahawks -8  Total: 46.5

The New Orleans Saints (12-5, SU, 9-8 ATS) will take on the Seattle Seahawks (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) for a chance to advance to the NFC championship. These two teams met back in week 13, in a dominant 34-7 victory by the Seahawks. Heading into the playoffs one would think that the Saints had absolutely no chance of winning in Seattle due to this past regular season matchup and the fact that most assumed that the Saints would not be able to win the type game where they were required to run the ball and play a physical grind-it-out game on the road and in cold weather. However, the Saints proved the critics wrong last Saturday by winning their first playoff road game 26-24 at Philadelphia. However, the Seahawks and their stingy defense are currently 7-1 at home this season, with their only loss coming to Arizona 17-10.  Their home field advantage may be the best in the NFL.  They seem to fluster teams early and throw a lot of early punches.  It will take an even more physical attack and lot of mental toughness to come away with this one.  Most think the Saints will not be able to handle what Seattle will dish out this Saturday.  Russell Wilson’s Seahawks are now listed as 8 point favorites from most books as of today.  However, this NFC divisional playoff line is down from an opening line of 8.5. The total may be the more interesting straight to watch here as 46.5 seems high for most Seattle games, but their last matchup finished with only 41 (league average 48).  The Saints are long shots according to the latest odds to win the Superbowl, with a 22 to 1 payout if they win it all this year.  Meanwhile Seattle is the current favorite at 3 to 1.

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots
Game Time: 8:15pm (EST)  TV Network: CBS
Divisional Playoff Odds: Patriots -7  Over/Under: 51
The AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts (12-5 SU, 10-6-1 ATS) are coming off one of the most improbable comebacks in playoff history. The Colts rallied from a 28 point deficit to defeat Kansas City in the Wildcard round 45-44. Andrew Luck and his island of misfit toys will try to keep this momentum going as they head over to Foxboro, Massachusetts to take on Tom Brady and the playoff-experienced, New England Patriots (12–4 SU, 9-7 ATS). The last meeting between these two teams was in November of the 2012 season.  In last seasons week 11, fans watched an exciting offensive show which racked up almost 900 yards of total offense (over 400+ for both offenses). Brady just kept throwing punches and then rookie, Andrew Luck couldn’t keep up.  Luck had thrown 3 interceptions in the 59-24 New England victory; and the Patriots were able to levy the “Chuck Strong” wave that had taken the league by storm. But that was a Colts team with no experience in big matchups and was also a much stronger New England team in a lot of ways. As of today, the Colts have won four straight heading into this one and are feeling good about themselves after their epic comeback.  However, the Patriots were rolling themselves as they have won five of their last six.  Many would say that the Patriots (as the #2 seed) got the better draw in Indianapolis, while Denver drew a more formidable matchup in the Chargers.  However, Superbowl teams don’t complain about their draw in the divisional playoff round when getting a first round bye in the NFL playoffs.  Most consensus lines for this AFC divisional playoff game have the Patriots listed as 7 point favorites at home against Andrew Luck and the Colts.  The total for this game opened at 52.5 and is down to 51. Check out the Colts & the Patriots Superbowl Odds.

NFL Divisional Playoffs Odds For Sunday, January 12, 2013


Last week, Colin Kaepernick & the 49ers (-2.5) reminded everyone why they are the reigning NFC Champions. They head to Carolina as 1 pt. favorites to face Cam Newton & the Panthers

San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers
Game Time: 1:00pm (EST)  TV Network: FOX
Divisional Playoff Line: 49ers -1  Over/Under: 42

In the Sunday NFC Divisional Playoff game, the San Francisco 48ers (13–4 SU, 10–5-2 ATS) will travel East for their second meeting this season with the Carolina Panthers (12-4 SU, 10-6 ATS). The 49ers (Divisional Round Odds to win the Superbowl: 6 to 1) defeated the Green Bay Packers 23-20 in the Wildcard round in sub-zero temperatures. In the first meeting this season, the 49ers lost to the Panthers 10-9 in one of the more physical games this season and perhaps Colin Kaepernick’s worst performance this season. The 49ers failed to score a point in the 2nd half while Carolina was able to get a go-ahead field goal in the 2nd half. While it wasn’t one of Cam Newton’s best performances either, the difference in this game was a 20 yard TD run by DeAngelo Williams.  San Francisco has won seven games in a row heading into this one, while the Panthers have won three games in a row with the week off.  Colin Kaepernick and the red hot 49ers, opened at 2.5 point favorites and are now down to -1.  The 49ers are the only road favorite of the four divisional playoff lines for this weekend.  This line has seen a lot of movement since the end of the Green Bay / San Francisco game.

San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (-7, 46.5) 4:40 PM EST on CBS
Game Time: 4:40pm (EST)  TV Network: CBS
Current Line: Broncos -9.5  Over/Under: 54.5
The San Diego Chargers (10-7 SU, 9-7-1 ATS) defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 last Sunday in the biggest upset thus far in the playoffs. They will take on their AFC West rival, in Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (13–3 SU, 10–6 ATS) in what will be their third meeting this season (rubber match). Both matchups this season were fantastic games.  Manning and the Broncos won their first meeting 28-20 on the road in sunny San Diego.  Phillip Rivers and the Chargers came out victorious 27-20 on the road in Denver just a few weeks ago (in week 15). Many question whether Peyton Manning can win in the cold weather, making his Choice of Denver during his free agency period back in 2010-11 an interesting one. This is Mannings second go-around with the Broncos after losing a tough loss to the Ravens in last year’s Divisional playoff round.  While it won’t be freezing cold temperatures in Denver on Sunday, it won’t be warm either, with an expected gametime temperature around 38°.  The Chargers have been playing very sound football as of late.  And, prior to their first NFL Playoff win in a while win over the Bengals last week, they have stayed off most people’s radar while doing so.  San Diego has won their last four games.  But, the offensive powerhouse that is, Manning’s Bronco offense has won four out of their last five (with their sole loss being to the Chargers. The oddsmakers opened this AFC Divisional playoff line at Denver -9.5 and it has been bet up to 1 at some books.  The betting public loves to put their money in Peyton Manning’s hands, and that is why they are listed as the current favorite to win the AFC.  Their current odds to win the AFC Championship are listed at t

Some Free Super Bowl XLIV Prop Picks

January 31st, 2010 by Bankroll Sports Staff | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on Some Free Super Bowl XLIV Prop Picks

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One of the greatest things about the Super Bowl from a betting standpoint is the enormity of betting opportunities for sports bettors.  The Super Bowl has always been the single most popular game in the world when it comes to sports betting. Just to give you an idea of the money involved, Nevada is expecting nearly 100 million in wagering just within the state’s borders for this year’s Super Bowl. As a result, online bookmakers have taken advantage offering countless proposition and exotic betting lines for side action. For this year’s Super Bowl, bettors can literally wager on anything from the outcome of the coin flip to what color top Kim Kardashian will be wearing at the game.  In a previous post below, Rodney recently shared some tips for betting props along with some of the top prop odds and Super Bowl betting bonuses. With so many lines available, bettors can easily get caught up in all the excessive action in all the wrong ways. Since there are so many betting opportunities available, many bettors will wager money with a “careless” attitude and risk money on many chance bets. I spent some time breaking down some of these prop lines and to provide some predictions that will increase your chances of ending the season in the black.  Below are a few prop that I believe deserve some attention heading into the Super Bowl. All of the prop odds below can be found at Bodog Sportsbook (10% Bonus – Accepting Credit Card deposits for the Superbowl)

Prop Bet #1 – Will the Indianapolis Colts score every quarter?

Yes  +130
No  – 160

The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints are two offensive powered teams that will collide with a lot of points expected. The Saints secondary has been questionable all season and that throws up red flags for many reasons against Peyton Manning’s offense. In fact, the Colts have scored in 3 of 4 quarters in both postseason match-ups. While history may tell us that a team scoring all 4 quarters is unlikely in a Super Bowl, the Colts have a great chance. The reason is they have to keep the pressure on the Saints and their offense will not let up with the lead. The Saints hung 45 on the Cardinals and 31 on the Vikings. Therefore, Manning should get plenty of opportunities with the football and it’s doubtful the Saints defense will have an answer for the fast pace Colts offense. With some profitable juice, this is a great risk to consider.

Pick – Yes

Prop Bet #2 – The first 1st down will be either a passing or rushing play?

Passing -200
Rushing  +160

Unless there is a 1 yard conversion, a passing play should be the result of the first 1st down in the game. Neither offense has much confidence in their running game. In fact, both teams use their running games to control the clock rather than looking for success on the ground. Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are two of the top quarterbacks in the league and it is no secret that both offenses heavily favor the pass. Both offenses will keep the ball in the hands of their star quarterbacks and hope they both get into a rhythm early. Unless there is a early short yardage situation, the passing game will be used nearly every down especially early in the game. Consider this a high percentage play that a passing play will result in opening first down of the game.

Pick – Passing

Prop Bet #3 – Total receiving yards – Robert Meachem

Over 45 ½  +105
Under 45 ½  -135

Robert Meachem has played a solid role in contributing to the Saints lethal passing attack this season. However, in recent weeks Meachem has been nearly ineffective. Over the last 3 games, Meachem has caught just 4 passes totaling 31 yards. The reason may be because the Saints have run the ball better and have gotten help from a ton of outside passing options. Whatever the case may be, Meachem has not even been targeted by Drew Brees but very rarely in the past few games. Running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas have been used more frequently catching balls out of the backfield taking some of those outside options away from Meachem. Wide outs Devery Henderson and Marques Colston will remain the primary targets in the passing game. If the Saints continue to use their backs in the passing game with effectiveness, Meachem may be left out of the picture once again.

Pick – Under 45 ½

Prop Bet #4 – Who will throw more interceptions?   

Drew Brees  -105
Peyton Manning -125

All eyes will be on both quarterbacks this Sunday and rightfully so. The Colts have Peyton Manning who before it is all said and done could go down as the greatest quarterback every. The Saints have Drew Brees who has absolutely mastered the New Orleans air attack. While most may agree that Manning is the better of the two, he is also the most vulnerable to giving up an interception. Manning threw 16 interceptions during the regular season while Brees threw just 11 total. In fact despite the Saints secondary that lacks respect against the pass, they actually picked off 26 interceptions during the regular season equaling the 3rd most in the NFL. Safety Darren Sharper tied for the most picks in the NFL with 9 and the Saints defense will need those turnovers this weekend to pull off the victory. Even if the Colts prevail, Manning normally gives up at least one interception and that may be one more than Brees will throw this Sunday.

Pick – Manning

Prop Bet #5 – Team to receive the opening kickoff 

New Orleans Saints  -115
Indianapolis Colts  -115

This particular betting line is offered every year, but nearly always seem to go the opposite direction from what the betting public expects. However, we believe we got this year’s decision for both team’s figured out. The perceptions here is that both teams want to put their offenses on the field first which is why the line is considered a toss up. However, the Colts may elect the alternative if they do happen to win the toss. The Colts defense has played extremely well at times this year and their momentum tends to set the tone for the offense. I believe the Colts will put their defense on the field first to try and force a quick change of possession putting the advantage to their offense. On the other side of the coin, I just do not see how the Saints could put their defense on the field first allowing Peyton Manning the first opportunity to score. If the Saints win the toss, they will accept the ball and look to make an opening statement.

Pick – Saints

Free NFL Picks – 2009 Preseason Prop Bets

August 14th, 2009 by Travis Edwards (Bankroll Sports Contributor) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on Free NFL Picks – 2009 Preseason Prop Bets

The NFL preseason football action is set to officially get under way Thursday as teams prepare for the upcoming season. Over the next few weeks we will continue to evaluate the team’s talent levels and what to expect for this year’s football season. However, teams will not completely show everything they have until the first week of the season in mid September. Until that point in time, you can find all kinds of preseason betting odds at sports books like BetUS Sportsbook (100% Bonus When Using This Link). There are tons of betting lines from individual odds, win totals, division finishes, playoff odds, and more. We take a look at all the preseason betting activity and encourage you to take advantage of all these betting opportunities as well. Take a look at some free prop bet picks for the upcoming weeks prior to the start of the 2009 NFL season.

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Prop Bet #1 – Total Touchdown Passes (Brees vs. Roethlisberger)

Drew Brees -7 ½ (-120)
Ben Roethlisberger +7 ½ (-120)

The odds on this particular prop bet are surprisingly profitable. Drew Brees led the NFL in touchdown passes in 2008 with 34 scores. Ben Roethlisberger was able to put up 17 touchdowns for the Super Bowl Champions. In retrospect, both quarterbacks had solid seasons behind center. Roethlisberger is not going to put up 30 plus touchdowns given the Steelers old school style of football and that is why he has a 7 ½ touchdown cushion for this match-up. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on the other hand have a lethal passing offense that rarely runs the ball for success. The Saints should be another big threat in the NFL this season on offense and Brees is certain to put up solid numbers again. However, don’t expect Roethlisberger to be able to contend despite the 7 ½ cushion. Outside of the breakout year in 2007, Roethlisberger has failed to put up over 20 touchdowns since coming into the league in 2004. The Steelers have too much faith in their defense to become a pass happy offense and that is the reason that Drew Brees will easily cover this match-up.

Pick: Drew Brees -7 ½

Prop Bet #2 – Dallas Cowboys Team Total Sacks in 2009


2009 NFL Pre-Season Prop Bets, Picks, and Odds

July 4th, 2009 by Travis Edwards (Bankroll Sports Contributor) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2009 NFL Pre-Season Prop Bets, Picks, and Odds

Sports fans do not worry, the 2009 NFL Football Season will be here in just a couple of weeks. If you may have taken the summer off from the betting world or just ready for football season you are not alone. Anticipation for the upcoming football season is at an all time high because there are so many big stories heading into 2009. Tom Brady makes his return under center in New England, the ongoing saga in Dallas, and Jay Cutler becoming the new quarterback in Chicago are just a few of the headlines. It is safe to say the 2009 NFL season will be one that will be fun to watch. The NFL training camps are only about two weeks away as we begin to learn a little bit more about the teams and what to expect. We have examined all the off-season transactions and draft selections and are ready to take advantage of all available betting lines. As we transition our focus to football we look forward to bringing you the best betting strategies on hand. The season odds are most favorable before the teams take the field and we will try to pinpoint the best prop bets available for 2009 NFL Season.

Prop Bet #1
– Winning the AFC North Division (Click here for AFC Divisional Odds)

Baltimore Ravens +320
Cincinnati Bengals +800
Cleveland Browns +900
Pittsburgh Steelers -225

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated this division a year ago on route to winning their record 6th Super Bowl. The Steelers will again be big favorites to win the division over the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers beat the Ravens on 3 different occasions last season. Pittsburgh 3 wins may consider that they just blew down the division. However, the two regular season games were decided by a combined 7 points including an overtime game in the first meeting. The Steelers then battled in another great football game with Baltimore in the AFC Championship beating the Ravens by 9 points. We expect things to shape out differently in 2009. While this is still a two horse race in the division, we like Baltimore to extract some revenge. The Ravens passing attack improved tremendously in 2008 behind young quarterback Joe Flacco. Baltimore consistently tested the deep ball towards the end of the season proving how much trust they had in their young quarterback. Baltimore is anticipating another promising season. Both teams have the most dominating defenses in the league. Last season Pittsburgh come up with big plays at the right times mainly from WR Hines Ward. We expect the road will be more difficult as it always is when defending a Super Bowl winning season. Add to the fact, Baltimore won the last 6 out of 9 in the series before last season and the Ravens should be primed for the upset. Take advantage of Baltimore’s profitable pre-season odds and consider a wager.

Pick – Baltimore Ravens +320

Prop Bet #2 Odds to win the AFC Championship

Baltimore Ravens +900
Indianapolis Colts +650
New England Patriots +350
Pittsburgh Steelers +450
San Diego Chargers +650
Tennessee Titans +900

The AFC will sport a load of talent in 2009. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the defending Super Bowl Champions. The Indianapolis Colts won their last 9 games of the regular season and many are promising them to have a breakout season. Tennessee got off to a perfect 10-0 start before faltering down the stretch. San Diego came on strong during the playoffs and Baltimore is an up and coming contender as well. However, the team that has dominated the last decade will be amongst the biggest favorites and rightfully so. The Patriots had a perfect regular season at 16-0 in 2007 in what people will remember as one of the greatest teams ever. New England lost their superstar quarterback Tom Brady last year and the team struggled to return to dominance. However, many people were surprised to see how good the Patriots could contend with an inexperienced quarterback. New England finished 11-5, but this season promises to be much better with Brady back under center. Randy Moss and Wes Welker both eclipsed the 1,000 yard plateau in 2008 and we believe they will have even bigger season in 2009. Not a big surprise of a pick, but this team has the potential to flirt with their 2007 undefeated status. The Patriots return to dominance will be felt in 2009.

Pick – New England Patriots +350

Prop Bet # 3 – Who will have the most regular season passing yards?

The top 3 quarterbacks in terms of passing yards in 2008 were Jay Cutler, Kurt Warner, and Drew Brees. Brees dominated in nearly all passing statistics throwing for an amazing 5,000 plus yards in the New Orleans pass happy offense. Brees also led the league in passing touchdowns with 34 scores as well. Jay Cutler and Kurt Warner were both very impressive as both starts threw for over 4,500 yards. Warner will again be a threat as he has two of the most talented receivers in the game in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. However, it is unlikely the veteran quarterback can reach those impressive numbers again as age is should start taking a toll. Cutler is now in Chicago and that is anything but a 4500 yard passing type of offense. Meaning the only other contenders would be Phillip Rivers and Peyton Manning who both barely eclipsed the 4,000 yard barrier. Drew Brees should be just as big a threat in 2009. Backed by a solid offensive front, the pass happy offense will go to the air early and often. Do not be surprised to see very similar numbers from the Saints biggest star in 2009.

Pick – Drew Brees +250