Saturday, January 14, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in the divisional playoffs

Yo, this is Nicky and I feels good to get back in the win column as the Niners never needed the points and won on the field. Sunday’s games are a little tougher to call but there is still some value on the board so let’s get to it. In the playoffs points are at a premium particularly in bad weather so it’s really hard to leave those on the board and with a game total of only 37 that means they don’t expect the Texans to get more than 15 points which I don’t think will happen, even though it’s cold (36) the sun is out and a running game will be intact. I like the Ravens to win on the field but 9 points is a ton of lumber in a divisional playoff and I’m going to take the Texans and the points.

In the second game I still shocked at the line. If you look at the big underdogs in the playoffs weekend there was a explanation that justified the number. The Broncos had a QB that had no business taking snaps in a Divisional Playoff Game, the Texans are starting a second string QB for all intent and purposes, but the Giants, who have won playoff games in Green Bay before, are healthier than they’ve been all season and arguably are the hottest team in the NFC right now. I’ve seen them as dogs before and hang close this game is a lot closer than people think and don’t be surprised to see them win on field. I like the GMen (+9.5 buy the hook), there has never been a Divisional weekend where all home teams have won and I think NYG may be the team to win on the road in this one. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Yo this is Nicky and we have not played well at the beginning of the NFL Playoffs so we’ve got to try and get our mojo back and this looks like a good weekend to do it, so let’s get to it. On Saturday morning I love the Niners (+4.5 buy the hook) as a home dog hosting the Saints. I think fact that it is there first January football in nine years is solid but moreover in a year where not having a good defense seems to be an excuseable offense, the Niners who are known more for their defense, may have a bit of a cushion for that offense that is not so great. But they will run the ball well today, control the clock, and potentially keep that Saints offense off the field. I like the Niners.

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