Our man RJ Bell from Pregame.com was pretty right on in his Wild Card picks last week, going (3-1), will the good times continue into the Divisional Round? There’s only one way to find out!
Arizona Cardinals -7 vs. Green Bay Packers
The Packers looked really good last week, and casual bettors may be tempted to jump on them. However, last week’s game was against the Redskins, a team with post season inexperience. The Cardinals are both experienced in the postseason, and had a really good season. Carson Palmer is 26-5 in the last 31 games he has started.
New England Patriots -4.5 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City has won 11 games in a row, which is impressive no matter what their strength of schedule is. They are also very good on the road. However, the Patriots play very well after coming off a loss as a favorite (lost 20-10 to the Dolphins in Week 17).
Pittsburgh Steelers +8 vs. Denver Broncos
The line was affected with the announcement that Steelers WR Antonio Brown is out with a concussion, but Ben Roethlisberger being limited is also a factor. The Broncos do not blow teams out, and RJ thinks it will be a very low scoring game.
Carolina Panthers -1 vs. Seattle Seahawks
How a team that went (15-1), had a bye week and has home advantage only is favored by 1 is a mystery to us. Seattle has been to the Super Bowl the last two years, and have been surging in the last few weeks, but they are not a good road team. They also played a very physical and cold game last week.