One of the many good things about the NFL playoffs is the fact that the betting lines are posted early. We already have lines for all 4 of this weekend's games. With that, here's a first impression of these games and lines which are sure to change come Sat / Sun.
Sat. 4:35pm - Arizona at Carolina -5.5 O/U 38
As long as this spread stays under a TD I'll back Carolina. If you are thinking under, it would probably be best to get in now as I see it going lower. It opened at 39.
Sat. 8:15pm - Baltimore at Pittsburgh -3 O/U 47
I like the Steelers at -3. I'll have to re-think if it goes higher. The total is skewed by Pittsburgh's 43-23 win back on Nov.2. It'll likely come down.
Sun. 1:05pm - Cincinnati at Indianapolis -4 O/U 49
Indy shut out Cincy 27-0 back on Oct. 19 at Lucas Oil. I'm comfortable backing the Colts at this number, and the under.
Sun. 4:40pm - Detroit at Dallas -7 O/U 48.5
Lions won't win, but they'll score some to take the game over the total. The Cowboys cover with a final something like 38-24.
Good luck to all. I'll check back in with any significant changes as the week progresses.