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Betting NFL Wild Card Games

Betting NFL Wild Card GamesThe NFL’s Wild Card format has been a financial success, allowing more teams to make the playoffs and remain in playoff contention longer. That translates into more fans, more interest and of course, more money for the league in terms of ticket sales and http://www.nflshopauthenticonline.com/nike-terrell-suggs-jersey-c-1_53_61.html television revenue.

It could mean more money for bettors, as well, and we;ll look at some of the trends that have developed from Torrey Smith Jersey the NFL Wild Card playoffs.

SidesWhen looking at sides, the first thing that becomes www.nflshopauthenticonline.com/nike-joe-flacco-jersey-c-1_53_57.html apparent is that there really aren’t long or short term trends that you can get behind. Favorites of 10 or more points are 2 0 against the spread the last five years, but a larger sample size is needed before concluding it’s anything worthwhile.

Favorites are essentially a break even proposition, going 9 10 1 the last five years and 20 19 1 over the past 10 years. Home teams are 21 18 1 the past 10 years, but just 8 11 1 the past five years, so the short term trend has been for the road teams to cover the spread, but it’s nothing to get behind.

TotalsTotals are a different story, however, and we begin to uncover some meaningful stats. The most obvious stat that jumps out is the Elite Jimmy Smith Jersey tendency for the Wild Card to go under the total. The past 10 years there have been 14 overs and 26 unders and the short term trend is just as noticeable with just six of 20 games going over the total.

Games in which the posted total is 45 or higher perform slightly worse than the overall average, as those games are five overs and eight under the past 10 Nike Torrey Smith Jersey seasons and three overs and six unders over the past five years.

Don’t hesitate to back the under in this year’s Wild Card games if that’s what your handicapping points to. The fans and television Nike Jimmy Smith Jersey announcers may want to see a lot of points, but history shows that happens less often than not.

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