NFL ATS Picks: Divisional Round

Last week: 3-1

Were it not for the Steelers’ 18-16 victory — rather than, say, 20-16 — then I would have ran the table picking games in the Wild Card round. The Chiefs (-3) and Packers (-1) each covered with ease, and I correctly picked Minnesota (+4.5) to both cover the spread and lose to Seattle.

This weekend the matchups are more difficult to pick, if for nothing else that every remaining team, save for the Chiefs, has a legitimate franchise quarterback. The parity among the remaining contenders is real.

As for the picks…

Chiefs (+5.5) over PATRIOTS

You can keep the points. I am convinced that the winner of the KC-NE matchup will be representing the AFC in the Super Bowl. Kansas City are winners of 11 straight, and though this may prove the toughest game on their schedule to date, I can’t go against my guys now.

CARDINALS (-7.5) over Packers

Last week’s 35-18 win over Washington could have restored a little faith in Green Bay, but I am surprised the line didn’t creep up near double digits. Arizona, for my money, is the NFC and Super Bowl favorite.

Seahawks (+3.5) over PANTHERS

This could be the least watchable game of the four, which seems to play into Seattle’s favor.

Steelers (+9) over BRONCOS

I like the Broncos to win, but nine seems like far too many points.

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