Round two of the playoffs is upon us, and let’s hope for the sake of viewing that the games this week, with the exception of Green Bay and Arizona, are more competitive. The Saints and Colts both resume action this week after resting their starters and enjoying their first-round byes. As always, the betting lines are provided via centsports.com. Let’s dive into the action and see who I like this week.
Last Week: 2-2
Arizona (+7) @ New Orleans
For Arizona to be 7-point underdogs in this matchup is a must-take for everyone who is betting on this weekends games. Arizona is blazing on offense right now, and why should that change against one of the weaker defenses in the league? I think Warner and the rest of the Cardinal offense put up a ton of points, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they won this game.
Colts (-7) vs Baltimore
The Colts are well rested, and not so much on offense will this help them, but on defense. I look for the Colts pass rush to be a disruptive force all day long, forcing a turnover or two from Flacco. And with Peyton Manning running the offense in Indy, you know they are going to put up points as well.
Vikings (-3) vs Dallas
Everyone seems to be picking Dallas to win this game. But I think the Vikings hold off on their playoff choking until at least next week. I think Favre has himself a great day, and that will force Romo to try and elevate his game, but the Vikings defense will be ready and force him into mistakes.
Jets (+8) @ San Diego
The Jets are pounding the ball on the ground, and that’s a recipe for keeping games tight. I don’t think they will win this game, but with their combination of great running offense and great defense, I think they keep it close throughout the game.
Well, that’s all for this week. I hope some of this helps you in some way. And if you use this and lose, don’t blame me, I’m just a college kid, what do I know?