Immediately after a team is eliminated from the playoffs, it's time for the front office to think about what went wrong and how to fix it in the offseason. What should the teams that lost in the Divisional Round do to make a Super Bowl run next season? Here are my thoughts.
Every NFL Sunday there are players who capture and break hearts across America. BetAmerica’s weekly Heroes and Villains feature highlights the players who made and lost money for NFL bettors.
The No. 1 seeds in both conferences, Baltimore and San Francisco, will be in action Saturday against opponents coming off significant upsets. Tennessee defeated last year's Super Bowl champ, New England, and Minnesota derailed New Orleans. Both Saturday games are eligible to be high-scoring affairs.
Is it getting hot in here or is it just our takes? BetAmerica columnists Ashley Anderson, Jeremy Balan, Ryan Murphy and Thomas Tassone share their sizzling picks for this weekend’s sports action. Handle with caution!
If you followed along last week, BetAmerica hit on four of five prop bets on the first round of the playoffs. To get you in gear for Saturday and Sunday’s Divisional Round, here are five more props to consider.
After a Wild Card round where road teams had major success and points were hard to come by, football fans will get their first postseason look at the best teams from the regular season.
The first round of the 2019 playoffs kicked off in electrifying fashion, with two overtime nail-biters, three road team victories, and the possible end to a dynasty. Here are four takeaways from Wild Card weekend as we look ahead to the Divisional round on Saturday.
The Vikings went into New Orleans eight-point underdogs and pulled off a dramatic 26-20 upset in overtime against the Saints on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota, the sixth seed in the NFC, went into the postseason with +3300 odds to win the Super Bowl but is now just +1400 with eight teams remaining in Super Bowl contention.
With only eight teams left in the NFL postseason, the cream has most certainly risen to the top. Only the best teams remain, but this is still football, so no team is perfect. Let’s take a look at the flies floating in the cream. That is, each remaining team’s weakness, as we head to the second round.
The No. 1 seed in the NFC kicks off its playoff campaign with the first game of the Divisional Round, as the San Francisco 49ers host a home game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings, the NFC’s No. 6 seed, on Saturday. The 49ers were 13-3 straight up during the regular season and had a 9-6-1 record against the spread. The Vikings finished the season 10-6 straight up, 9-7 ATS and won outright as a big underdog in New Orleans during the Wild Card round.