Oak +3.5 @ Hou 37
This side opened 2.5 to 3, but the betting markets are expecting Cook to get the Start for Oak. An unproven 3rd string QB who has never started a game, coupled with a well below average defense, does not inspire confidence. Hou will be going with Osweiller, a small downgrade to Savage. This could be the worst QB match up in the history of the playoffs.
Det +8 @ Sea, 42.5
The wise guys want to bet against BOTH these teams right now in the playoffs. Sea is injured, and Detroit is Detroit.
Mia +10 @ Pit., 47.
Pit typically enters the playoffs banged up. However, this year they are healthy and rested, and a force. This line opened 7.5 and likely closes 10.5.
Nyg +4.5 @GB, 44.5.
This line opened 7.5 briefly, and blink and it moved to 4.5. GB has enormous cluster injuries at CB. Interestingly, the total dropped from 47.5 to 44.5 despite this, due to possible weather and certainly cold.
In the Wild Card Round, an enormously profitable trend has been to take the team with the better Strength Of Schedule (SOS), this has covered 73% going 40-15-1 ATS since 2002.
The two games with large differences in SOS are Oak (4) vs. Hou (18) and Pit (11) vs. Mia (27), so this trend would call for bets on Oakland and Pittsburgh. (Lions and the Giants have small SOS edges in their games).
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Wiseguys have been betting Cleveland and the Giants on the road all season - all loserss.
Can someone post a link for the SOS rankings?