January 4, 2019 BD

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NFL Wild Card Gambling Trends

Gamblers don’t always bet according to NFL Wild Card trends, but they always like to know what trends exist so they can investigate the games more closely.

For example, does it matter that the road team is 7-3-1 ATS since 2000 when a Wild Card game involves divisional rivals? It has only happened 11 times since 2000, but it occurs this year when the Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts.

Does the road team really have an advantage or is that just a fluke?

What about the fact that the Texans and Colts each covered the spread once during the season? The past three times divisional foes have met in the Wild Card in that situation, the favored team covered all three (the Packers -11 vs Vikings in 2013, the Patriots -9.5 vs the Jets in 2007 and the Steelers -3 at Cincinnati in 2006).

That seems like a weird stat, but maybe the favored team does have more motivation or the oddsmakers have more data to look at with two earlier games in the same season.

What about the Wild Card trend that the dogs were 4-0 ATS last year and the favorites were 4-0 ATS the year before?

Should we read much into the fact that Seattle has won six straight Wild Card games? What about the fact Seattle is a terrible playoff road dog or the fact that Seattle has played OVER the past eight times they were a playoff road dog?

Different teams, different coaches, different eras – but the same result. Trend or fluke?

Check out the Wild Card trends for all four games and visit the NFL odds page for the latest gambling lines. As well, check out the sportsbook review pages to find the best NFL betting site for you.

Indy vs Houston NFL Wild Card Trends

Road won 6 of past 8 meetings SU

Home team is 1-7-2 ATS past 10 meetings

Colts 8-3-1 ATS past 12 vs Texans

Colts 5-1 SU, 5-0-1 ATS past 6 at Houston

Texans 3-0 SU & ATS as playoff chalk

Colts played UNDER in 5 of past 6 WC games

Seattle vs Dallas NFL Wild Card Trends

Seahawks won 6 straight WC games SU

UNDER is 8-2 in 10 meetings since 2006

Seahawks beat Dallas at home in September

The last 8 times Seattle was a playoff dog, the game went OVER every time

Since 1984, Seahawks are 2-11 SU as playoff road team (just 4-9 ATS)

Seahawks covered past 3 this season as road dog

Cowboys were 5-1 SU this year as home chalk

Cowboys 2-8 SU, 3-7 ATS in playoffs since 1997

Chargers vs Ravens NFL Wild Card trends

Ravens won and covered 5 straight WC games

Chargers won and covered 3 straight WC games, past 2 as underdogs

Ravens won at LAC in December

Home team failed to cover past 4 meetings

Chargers 6-2 ATS since 2008 in playoffs

Chargers 5-1 ATS as playoff road team since 1995

Ravens 7-0 ATS past 7 playoff games

Ravens played UNDER in 6 straight playoff home games since 1995

Ravens on 1-5 ATS run this season as home chalk

Chargers 4-0 SU & ATS past four this year as road dogs

Eagles vs Bears NFL Wild Card trends

Eagles are 8-1 ATS since 2002 as a playoff dog

Eagles won and covered 3 straight vs Bears

OVER is 11-2-2 past 15 Eagles games as road dogs

Bears won and covered 7 straight as home chalk, including all 6 this year

Eagles lost 3 straight WC games

Bears first WC game since 1994 season

Bears 3-12 ATS since 2003 in home games vs NFC East teams