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2021 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Odds, Preview & Picks

By Hank Blaine

The 2021 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round is up next, right after a crazy Wild-Card Weekend. We saw some of the top teams take big loss against underdogs. An overwhelmed Steelers team taking a beating from the Browns. And the Seahawks lost their chance to continue forward against the Rams. The Colts we’re really close in taking the next spot from the Bills, but they were able to hold the line.

On the other hand, the Saints took the Bears down over 10 points and the Buccaneers beat Washington by 8 points. We will now see Tom Brady in the NFL Playoffs with a different uniform. Who would ever thought to see that happen?

With just a few days before games start, we will take a look at each of the four 2021 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round betting odds, along with an expert preview and pick, exclusive from NitroBetting.eu.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers

The Rams upset the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild-Card round to punch their tickets into the NFC Divisional phase of the season. Los Angeles’ defense slowed down the Russell Wilson-led attack of the Seahawks by relying on a terrific pass rush that generated five sacks in that game. But can the Rams’ stop unit be as effective against Green Bay’s offensive line? The Packers are coming off a bye, and are ready to showcase the offense that finished the regular season No. 1 in scoring with 31.8 points per game.

Rams vs. Packers Betting Trends:

  • Rams are 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Rams are 12-6 SU in the last 18 games
  • Total went UNDER in 4 of the Rams’ last 5 games
  • Packers are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Packers are 6-0 SU in the last 6 games
  • Total went UNDER in 5 of the Packers’ last 6 games when playing at home against the Rams

Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills

The Ravens finally won a playoff game in the Lamar Jackson era by defeating the Tennessee Titans last week. That’s now six wins in a row for Baltimore, which averaged 33.8 points during that stretch. The Bills’ offense isn’t too shabby either. Buffalo, which edged the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild-Card round, concluded the regular season second in the NFL with 31.1 points per game. Quarterback Josh Allen has made himself among the top candidates to win the NFL MVP this season, with his dual-threat play — which is also certainly something you can say about Baltimore’s Jackson.

Ravens vs. Bills Betting Trends:

  • Ravens are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Ravens are 6-0 SU in the last 6 games
  • Total went UNDER in 4 of the Ravens’ last 5 games when playing on the road against the Bills
  • Bills are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Bills are 7-0 SU in the last 7 games
  • Total went OVER in 12 of the Bills’ last 17 games

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs Preview

The Browns are defying expectations. They just pulled off a surprising win last Sunday against the favored Pittsburgh Steelers during their first playoff game since 2002. But it’s not about to get any easier for Baker Mayfield and company, as up next for them is a date with the reigning Super Bowl champions, Chiefs. The Chiefs come into this AFC Divisional round with fresher legs after a bye. Kansas City lost to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17, but it’s hard to put a significant stock on that, considering that the Chiefs rested most of their starters for that contest.

Browns vs. Chiefs Betting Trends:

  • Browns are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games
  • Browns are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
  • Total went OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games
  • Chiefs are 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Chiefs are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games
  • Total went OVER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 9 games against Cleveland

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Preview

The Buccaneers have lost twice to New Orleans in the regular season, but everyone knows that Tom Brady will always be extra dangerous in the playoffs. Brady led the Bucs to a win over the Washington Football Team last week, with help from Leonard Fournette and Mike Evans. The Saints did not show the Chicago Bears mercy in the Wild-Card round and will be looking forward to complementing their potent offense once again with terrific defense. The Saints were third in the regular season in scoring defense with just 20.4 points allowed per game.

Buccaneers vs. Saints Betting Trends:

  • Buccaneers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Buccaneers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • Total went OVER in 4 of the Buccaneers’ last 5 games when playing on the road against the Saints
  • Saints are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Saints are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games
  • Total went UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 10 games

2021 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Final Expert Picks

Aaron Donald is reportedly trending nicely towards an appearance in the Rams’ divisional-round matchup against the Packers. He’s definitely a big factor for the Rams, who will look to contain Aaron Rodgers. The Rams can pull off an upset at Lambeau Field if they can get it together on defense, and that includes Jalen Ramsey doing an excellent job in covering Davante Adams just like he did last week when he made life hard for Seattle wideout DK Metcalf. Then again, the Packers are on a roll and well-rested, and with Aaron Rodgers playing at a high level, the Rams’ stop unit might eventually tap out against Green Bay’s torrid attack.

The Bucs failed to cover the spread against the Washington Football Team in the Wild-Card round, but you also have to consider the fact that they are 8-1-1 against the spread over their last 10 games. With Tom Brady playing like his vintage self, the Bucs have a clear shot at snapping avenging their previous two losses to the Saints. The Saints’ defense, however, will once again be a huge challenge for Tampa Bay. The Saints held opponents to the second-lowest pass-completion percentage in the regular season. It won’t be a surprise if the Saints manage to successfully keep Brady in check.

Over at the AFC, the Browns are given quite a cover to spread as an underdog despite the fantastic showing they had last week against the Steelers. It’s also just another sign of how much respect the public has for the Chiefs. The Browns are getting major weapons back on defense with two cornerbacks set to return to active duty, so expect Cleveland’s stop unit to fare better in this game than in last week’s date with Pittsburgh. That being said, the Chiefs’ offense should still be able to capitalize on the Browns’ inconsistent stop unit, with Patrick Mahomes connecting often with Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill.

Lastly, for the Ravens-Bills game, expect fireworks in this game that features offenses being driven by exciting young quarterbacks. But this could also come down as to which team will play better on the other side of the ball. Last week, the Ravens somehow found a way to stop Derrick Henry, while the Bills struggled a bit, as they allowed the Indianapolis Colts to go 9 of 17 on third downs. The Ravens could be the one to stop the Josh Allen hype train.

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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.