NFL Playoff Picks 2016: Odds and Over-Under Predictions for Postseason Games

January 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Handicapping opportunities may not be as plentiful in the playoffs as they are in the regular season, but they can be much more profitable.
When there are only four games in a weekend, it gives a sharp handicapper much more time to study and come up with a strong rationale for picking the favorite or the underdog. However, it also provides the opportunity to spend a lot more time examining the total.
Handicappers can get overwhelmed by volume in the regular season, especially if they are also playing college football games on Saturdays.
But looking at eight different betting scenarios during the divisional playoffs can be ideal when it comes to figuring out sides and totals to play. As of Thursday night, there were actually seven separate straight (non-parlay) opportunities, because there is still no total listed in the Pittsburgh-Denver game due to numerous Pittsburgh injuries.
The New England Patriots remain 4.5-point favorites over the Kansas City Chiefs, ac...

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