The NFL playoffs are here, and everyone is excited for Super Wild Card Weekend. We have some intriguing matchups early here in the postseason, as we have Round 3 divisional games between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals. We also get a playoff matchup that has history, as the Dallas Cowboys play host to the San Francisco 49ers. The winner of a Cowboys vs. 49ers matchup in the playoffs has gone on to win the Super Bowl five out of seven times!
I’m going to give you a stat to keep in mind for this weekend. It’s not something that you should completely operate off of, but it’s noteworthy. In the last 24 NFL playoff games, the teams that won covered in 21 of them. That comes courtesy of SportsLine’s Allan Bell. So if you’re picking a bunch of underdogs to cover the spread yet lose, you might want to reconsider.
Let’s jump into some ATS playoff picks. Credit to the CBS Sports research team for providing the information found in this column.
2021 Top five picks record: 45-45
2021 Overall ATS record: 132-139-1
2021 Straight up record: 171-100-1
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