clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL playoffs odds 2015: Who the oddsmakers like in the Divisional Round

The home teams are the favorites across the board this weekend.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Every road team was favored on Wild Card weekend, and every road team won. This weekend, every home team will be favored, but we'll all hope the favorites aren't all winning in the Divisional Round, for reasons that will become clear to you in the very near future.

Let's take a look at what Vegas & Co. thinks of the four games ahead.

Panthers -1.5 vs. Seahawks

This is the one we care about. The Panthers are 15-1, but the Seahawks are supremely tough, and the oddsmakers aren't feeling as confident in Carolina as you might initially expect. We'll hope they're right.

Patriots -5 vs. Chiefs

New England is at home, they have a living wizard as a head coach, and the Chiefs are on fire but hardly a juggernaut.

Cardinals -7 vs. Packers

Green Bay simply hasn't looked good much of the year, and while they may be catching fire at the right time, the Cardinals are a vastly superior team on paper on both sides of the ball, and easily this week's biggest favorite.

Broncos -2.5 vs. Steelers

The most enigmatic game on the slate. If Roethlisberger plays, I fully expect this one to go down to the wire, especially with a gimpy Peyton Manning at quarterback for Denver. If he doesn't, though, this one could get mighty ugly.

What are your thoughts on these lines?