Eight teams remain in the hunt for the 2015 Super Bowl, following Wild Card Weekend. The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and features two rematches from the regular season.
The New England Patriots, who are the top seed in the AFC, will host the Baltimore Ravens in the first game of the second round. The Patriots are a touchdown favorite at Gillette Stadium, where they have just one loss in 2014. The Ravens, however, upset the Pats at home not too long ago. In the 2013 AFC Championship, the Ravens went into Foxborough and defeated the Patriots by 15 points, with Baltimore intercepting Tom Brady twice.
After their comeback victory against the Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboys are the smallest underdogs on the schedule. Not only did they post the same regular-season record as the Packers, but they are the only undefeated road team. The Green Bay Packers didn’t lose at Lambeau Field in 2014, but they were beaten in last year’s home playoff game.
The Seattle Seahawks are the biggest favorite of the weekend, as they’re the only team giving their opponent at least 10 points. The defending champs had home field advantage in their Super Bowl run last season, and they’re set to take on the Carolina Panthers, a team that won just seven games in the regular season. The Seahawks and Panthers met in Week 8 in Carolina, and Seattle won, 13-9.
The final game of the weekend will be a rematch from the season opener. The Denver Broncos beat the Indianapolis Colts by seven points at Sports Authority Field, and a similar outcome is expected for the second round of the playoffs. The Broncos are giving the Colts seven points in the weekend’s final game. It’s also expected to be the highest-scoring matchup of the weekend, featuring two of the AFC’s top three scoring offenses.
In the first round, no team was even favored by a touchdown. This weekend, no underdog is getting fewer than 6.5 points. The over/unders range from 40.5 points to 54 points.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the games in the Divisional Round, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Baltimore Ravens (+7) at New England Patriots, 47.5
Carolina Panthers (+11) at Seattle Seahawks, 40.5
Dallas Cowboys (+6.5) at Green Bay Packers, 53
Indianapolis Colts (+7) at Denver Broncos, 54