There are only eight teams remaining in the NFL playoffs, and after this weekend there will be only four. With only four games on the NFL Odds slate this week, we have to spread out our NFL Picks, and the teaser is one way to do that. Here are my four teasers for the divisional round.
Ravens vs. Patriots
These two teams hooking up in January has almost become common over the last few years, and they do it once again here in the year, 2015. The Patriots are -7 NFL Odds favorites at home this week, with a total of 47 ½. However I am going to tease the Pats down to a PK, and go with the over at 40 ½. A seven-point teaser doesn’t have the best NFL Odds, but it does give us a safer wager for Saturday afternoon. The Ravens’ offense should have some success, but I doubt their defense does much against the balanced attack of the Patriots.
NFL Pick: 7-point teaser: Patriots PK & OVER 40 ½
Panthers vs. Seahawks
The NFL Odds are not giving the Panthers much of a chance here as +10 ½ underdogs, but I am giving them a chance at +16 ½, which is where their teaser odds sit. This should be a lower scoring game, and if it is, the Panthers are good enough to keep the game in single digits, or not far from it. With the Panthers at +16 ½, and with the total teased up to 46, the under is also a great play here. I could easily see this game ending at 24-14 in favor of the Hawks, and our teaser being a money play.
NFL Pick: 6-point teaser: Panthers +16 ½ & UNDER 46
Cowboys vs. Packers
Sunday brings about two games that should be much better than their Saturday counterparts. The NFL Odds have the Packers as a -6 favorite at home, with a total of 53 points. However teasing them to a pick em’, and lowering the total to bet the over is one of my favorite teaser plays of the entire weekend. If the Cowboys get off to a slow start again like they did against the Lions, they are going to lose by three touchdowns. The Packers are good enough to exploit the Cowboys’ defense, and in the end, it’s probably the end of the road for Dallas.
NFL Pick: 6-point teaser: Packers PK & OVER 46 ½
Colts vs. Broncos
The final game of Divisional Weekend is the Colts and Broncos in another AFC rematch from recent years past. Right now the NFL Odds have the Broncos as -7 favorites, with a large total of 54 points. Neither one of these teams are playing their best football right now, so it makes this game even more interesting, because anything could happen. However in the end, I think the Broncos are good enough to cover their teaser NFL Odds for us. Using a seven-point teaser, you can lower the Broncos to a PK like other home favorites this week, and bet the over or under. I am going with the over at 47, but I think you could just as easily cash by betting the under in a teaser at 61. Regardless, I think the Broncos are the NFL pick at home.
NFL Pick: 7-point teaser: Broncos PK & OVER 47