It’s the NFL postseason and ESPN betting analysts Doug Kezirian (1-1-1 last week, 22-34-3 overall), Joe Fortenbaugh (2-0, 37-58-1), Anita Marks (9-15, 121-130-2), Preston Johnson (0-0, 16-20), Mike Clay (4-2-1, 25-18-1), Tyler Fulghum (3-6, 67-93-3), sports betting deputy editor David Bearman (1-1, 35-25), Seth Walder (3-0, 53-31) of ESPN analytics and Aaron Schatz (2-2, 44-51-2) of Football Outsiders are here to tell us what bets they like from this weekend’s conference championships.
Note: Lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill and subject to change.
Bearman: Yes, one side has Tom Brady and won the first matchup this season in blowout fashion. But I believe the other side has been better overall and will win this rematch. Aaron Rogers and the Packers have won nine of their past 10, only losing at Indy in OT in a game in which they led by two TDs at halftime. Outside of the Bills team on the other side of the bracket, no team has played better since early November, with Green Bay averaging 32.2 points per game on offense. The underrated defense has held five of its last six opponents under 20 points.