The Divisional round of the NFL playoffs is occurring this week. In the NFC, the #4 seed Dallas Cowboys are traveling to Los Angeles to play the #2 seed Rams, and the reigning Super Bowl Champion #6 seed Eagles are going to New Orleans to play the Top seed Saints. The weather will not be an impending factor because New Orleans will be inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome, and the weather in Los Angeles is predicted to be 67°.
Cowboys (+7) at Rams
Sat. Jan 12 8:15 p.m. ET
Although it is a home game for the Rams, there should be more Cowboys fans in attendance. The L.A Coliseum is not a memorable venue to attend because it’s outdated and doesn’t offer many amenities. Rams fans can earn up to five times the ticket worth by selling to the highest bidder. Fans have to decide between being a Rams or Chargers fan. The cost of tickets is also a reason fans are not attracted to the venue. With parking, you may be spending over 500 dollars for a nose-bleed seat. For the Rams vs. Cowboys game, the line for the game opened with the Rams being a 7.5 point favorite and has since shifted to the Rams being a 7 point favorite, the over/under is listed at 49. With two electric feature running backs this could quickly turn into a track meet where the teams trade haymakers that easily outpaces the 49 point Over/Under.
Eagles (+10) at Saints
Sun. Jan 13 4:40 p.m. ET
The Saints vs. Eagles game is at 4:40 and the opening line was Saints favored by 10 points, and the over/under is listed as 51.5 points. Led by Drew Brees, the Saints have had an exceptional year and grabbed the top spot in the NFC playoffs. Brees will be looking to bring home his second Super Bowl for the Saints. The reigning Super Bowl champion Eagles have had an up and down year but come into the game on a 4-game win streak. As a quarterback controversy brews in the City of Brotherly Love, can St. Nick Foles stake his claim to a long term contract?
I expect that both home teams will win but may not cover the spreads in their games.