NFL divisional spherical odds: Betting edges on Giants-Eagles, Cowboys-49ers, extra

The NFL’s divisional spherical is lastly right here! 4 thrilling matchups will happen over the weekend, together with the Dallas Cowboys-San Francisco 49ers on FOX and the FOX sports activities app. 

I ran my fashions to offer you my favourite betting edges and predictions for each recreation on this weekend’s slate. My objective for this weekly column is to at all times give you nuggets you didn’t know earlier than studying this piece.

Let’s check out my favourite edges of the week, with odds courtesy of FOX Guess.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, NBC)

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have the NFL’s greatest offense, and there’s not even a remotely shut second. 

They acquire a primary down on 31% of their early-down performs. To lend some perspective, the third most effective offense in that metric is nearer to the league common than to the Chiefs. 

The Chiefs additionally acquire +0.10 EPA/play on early downs, which can also be first within the NFL. The NFL common is -0.02. There isn’t any different workforce above +0.04.   

It’s additionally their most effective offense since 2018.   

And so as to add additional context, the Chiefs offense has ranked this nicely regardless of going through the NFL’s seventh-toughest schedule of opposing defenses. On the season, the Chiefs have performed 10 defenses that rank above common. 

They’ve performed simply 4 video games towards groups with bottom-10 defenses. They’re 4-0 in these video games, successful by a median remaining rating of 33-20. 

Now? 

They face the Twenty seventh-ranked protection of the Jaguars. 

Whereas the Chiefs’ offense has earned their No. 1 the arduous manner, taking part in the seventh-toughest schedule, the Jaguars’ Twenty seventh-ranked protection had the great fortune of taking part in the third-easiest schedule of opposing offenses. 

They’ve performed simply 5 offenses that ranked above common this yr aside from Kansas Metropolis: 

  • Misplaced 29-21 to No. 3 Philadelphia
  • Misplaced 23-17 to No. 12 NY Giants
  • Misplaced 40-14 to No. 6 Detroit
  • Misplaced 27-17 to No. 1 Kansas Metropolis
  • Received 40-34 vs. No. 14 Dallas
  • Received 28-27 vs. No. 10 Baltimore

They trailed the Ravens within the fourth quarter 19-10 after which 27-20 earlier than scoring with 14 seconds left and going for a two-point conversion to win the sport. 

They trailed the Cowboys 27-10 within the third quarter and 34-31 earlier than scoring on the ultimate play of regulation to tie the sport at 34-34, after which returned an interception for a landing in time beyond regulation to win 40-34. 

The underside line – they allowed 31 factors per recreation (PPG) in these video games, they trailed at halftime in 5 of six by a median of 9 PPG, and so they trailed getting into the fourth quarter in 5 of six by a median of seven PPG. 

Now that we all know what the Chiefs have performed vs. bottom-10 defenses (scored 33 PPG, went 4-0, received by 13 PPG) and what the Jaguars have performed vs. top-15 offenses (allowed 31 PPG, would have gone 0-6, however for erasing multi-score deficits together with scores with lower than 15 seconds left within the recreation to both win or power time beyond regulation), let’s have a look at the matchup in additional element. 

Trevor Lawrence has improved dramatically down the season’s stretch working with Doug Pederson. This yr, Lawrence began off slowly below Pederson. Over the primary half of the yr, he ranked twenty third in YPA, 14th in EPA/att and Thirteenth in success price. 

However since Week 9, Lawrence ranks within the prime 10 in all three metrics, together with second in EPA/att, instantly forward of Patrick Mahomes. 

Colin decides how a lot strain Cowboys, Bucs, Chiefs are below to achieve SB LVII

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The Chiefs wish to get again to the AFC title recreation for a fifth-straight season as they tackle the 10-8 Jags.

However one of many areas Lawrence has performed so nicely in has been vs. man protection. Actually, Lawrence is No. 1 within the NFL vs. man protection over the second half of the season. 

However whereas the Chiefs do play their share of man, in addition they play two-high shell on the fourth-highest price within the NFL, and the best price of any workforce remaining within the playoffs. And Lawrence ranks No. 19 vs. two-high shell protection. Towards non-two-high, he ranks third-best in EPA/att, however drops all the way down to nineteenth over the second half of the season.   

Of their first assembly, his splits: 

  • vs. two-high: -0.24 EPA/att, 29% success, 4.7 YPA, 65% completions on 20 dropbacks
  • vs. non-two-high: +0.35 EPA/att, 50% success, 7.8 YPA, 78% completions on 28 dropbacks

The Chiefs could be sensible to scale back their price of man protection and lean extra into two-high protection on this recreation.   

Lawrence has massive splits when he’s pressured and the story was comparable vs. the Chiefs in Week 10: 

  • Pressured: -0.52 EPA/att, 39% success, 6.8 YPA, 67% completions, 5 sacks on 13 dropbacks
  • Clear: +0.33 EPA/att, 42% success, 6.4 YPA, 74% completions, 0 sacks on 35 dropbacks

Since that Week 10 recreation, the Chiefs’ protection ranks fourth in strain price. 

And Lawrence nonetheless has points coping with strain. Final week’s wild-card recreation: 

  • Pressured: -1.19 EPA/att, 17% success, 1.7 YPA, 22% completions, 2 sacks and a pair of INTs
  • Clear: +0.27 EPA/att, 55% success, 7.2 YPA, 68% completions, 0 sacks, 4 TDs, 2 INTs

On the opposite facet of the ball, we’ve talked about how environment friendly the Chiefs’ offense is generally. However the place they need to actually attempt to concentrate on this recreation is attacking the Jaguars by means of the air and upping their play-action price considerably. 

The Jaguars are extraordinarily weak vs. play motion, rating Twenty sixth in EPA/att and thirty first in success price vs. play motion this yr, and that’s grown even worse. 

Since Week 10, the Jaguars rank lifeless final in EPA/att and success price vs. play motion on early downs within the recreation’s first three quarters: 

  • Vs. play motion: +0.44 EPA/att (thirty second), 64% success (thirty second), 9.9 YPA (twenty eighth)
  • No play motion: -0.10 EPA/att (eighth), 43% success (Thirteenth), 5.4 YPA (fourth)

The Chiefs don’t use excessive charges of play motion (twentieth in utilization price) as a result of Mahomes doesn’t want it and ranks sixth in EPA/att with out it. 

However they need to completely scale back their utilization of RB runs and improve their utilization of play motion on this recreation. Of their prior Week 10 assembly, Mahomes went: 

  • With play motion: +0.72 EPA/att, 71% success, 11.7 YPA, 77% completions, 2:0 TD:INT on 14 makes an attempt
  • No play motion: +0.42 EPA/att, 57% success, 8.1 YPA, 73% completions, 2:1 TD:INT on 26 makes an attempt

The explanation the Chiefs ought to scale back working runs is that the Jaguars’ run protection ranks twelfth whereas their go protection ranks twenty ninth. And of their prior assembly in Week 10, Chiefs working again runs averaged -0.46 EPA/att and solely 33% success, whereas passes averaged +0.53 EPA/att and 65% success. 

I count on the Chiefs to have success scoring. This recreation will come all the way down to how nicely the Jags begin and if they will sustain, however the Chiefs do look good in a teaser.

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (8:15 p.m. ET Saturday, FOX and FOX Sports activities app)

Divisional conferences within the playoffs with a complete of lower than 49 have gone Over 17-7 (71%) since 2002 and 6-0 (100%) since 2020. 

The New York Giants are a really completely different workforce than they have been early within the season. It’s very important to grasp that groups change over the course of the yr. And that’s notably true when referring to a workforce with a brand-new teaching employees putting in a brand new offense. 

The Giants have been attempting to study a brand new offense, and the employees was attempting to study the participant’s strengths and weaknesses. The Giants have been additionally coping with accidents alongside the offensive line and to beginning working again Saquon Barkley. 

From Weeks 1-8, the Giants’ offense ranked nineteenth in early-down success effectivity, together with twenty ninth in yards/play on early downs and Twenty fifth in whole offensive success. 

However this Giants offense has come a good distance since that first half of the season. 

Since Week 9, the Giants’ offense ranks: 

  • Third in early-down success effectivity (bypassing third downs)
  • Fifth in whole offensive success
  • Fifth in EPA/play
  • Tenth in yards/play

And since Week 12, the Giants’ offense ranks second in early-down success effectivity, behind solely the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. 

What’s shockingly wild is that since Week 12, the Giants offense has performed the NFL’s second-toughest schedule of opposing defenses. 

They’ve performed: 

  • No. 2 Cowboys
  • No. 5 Eagles (twice)
  • No. 13 Commanders (twice)
  • No. 14 Colts
  • No. 25 Vikings

Even in the event you have a look at the distinction between run and go schedules, it’s been brutal for each.  Since Week 12, the Giants have performed the third-toughest schedule of go defenses and the ninth-toughest schedule of run defenses. 

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They performed six of eight video games to shut the common season vs. defenses that ranked top-14, together with three video games vs. top-5 defenses. They performed the second-toughest schedule of defenses within the NFL in that span and but nonetheless ranked second-best offensively in early-down effectivity. 

So whereas the Giants didn’t win as many video games down the stretch as they began out successful, they’d much less good luck go their manner however performed even higher than they did to start out the season. The Giants closed out the season with a 6-1 mark ATS however solely received two of these seven video games.   

However one factor that’s sure with the Giants, given their offensive enchancment, is that they have turn out to be a stable Over workforce. 

With a below-average offense and offensive accidents, the Giants went below the whole in seven of their first 9 video games. 

However they’re 7-1 to the Over of their final eight video games in the event you eliminated the Week 18 recreation once they rested virtually everybody. 

No workforce has gone over the whole at a better price since Week 11 than the Giants. 

The Eagles have been Over machines as nicely, with Jalen Hurts on the helm. Excluding Week 18, when the Giants rested their starters, the Eagles went 9-5 to the Over.   

However the essential factor to appreciate with the Eagles in the course of the common season is that they ceaselessly took their foot off the fuel at halftime early within the season with large leads. 

Thus, their full recreation totals would go below the quantity extra ceaselessly. Such was the case in three of their first 5 video games. 

They scored 24 first-half factors and led 24-7 at halftime vs. the Vikings in Week 3 and didn’t rating one other level within the recreation. 

They scored 24 first-half factors and led 24-0 at halftime vs. the Commanders in Week 4 and didn’t rating one other level within the recreation. 

They scored 14 first-half factors and led 14-10 vs. the Cardinals in Week 5 and scored simply six extra factors within the recreation. 

All three of these video games went below the whole and concerned the Eagles voluntarily letting off the fuel. 

I don’t imagine we’ll see the Eagles let their foot off the fuel in a must-win recreation vs. the Giants, and thus I don’t suppose Below bettors will luck out with a extremely low-scoring second half. 

One other attention-grabbing dynamic with the Eagles has been their performances at house vs. on the street. 

During the last two years, no workforce’s video games have gone over the whole extra when taking part in at house than the Eagles. 

Twelve of the Eagles’ 17 house video games (71%) have gone over the whole. 

And in the event you excluded the Week 18 recreation when the Giants rested gamers and the Week 17 recreation when Hurts didn’t play, the Eagles have gone over the whole at a 12-3 (80%) price in house video games for the reason that begin of 2021. This additionally contains one Below towards the Vikings this season the place, as acknowledged above, up 24-7 at halftime, the Eagles basically packed it in early within the second half and the sport ended 24-7. 

They averaged 28.3 PPG in these 15 video games whereas surrendering 23.6 PPG.    

The Eagles have been the seventh-fastest-paced workforce this yr. And over the second half of the season, because the Giants have gotten higher acquainted with the offense, they’ve been the fifth-fastest-paced workforce within the NFL. 

I feel each groups may have sufficient success offensively to clear this whole. I just like the Over.

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Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Payments (3 p.m. ET Sunday, CBS)

I anticipated the Cincinnati offense to battle some vs. Baltimore final week. I documented how the Ravens have fared vs. this Bengals offense. Within the first assembly of the yr, they held the Bengals to only 17 factors, and the Bengals punted 4 straight instances to start out the sport. Despite the fact that the Ravens rested some gamers within the second assembly, they held the Bengals to only 4 drives (out of 13) to realize over 12 yards. 

The underside line was the Ravens knew the personnel of the Bengals extraordinarily nicely and had already performed an excellent job towards them a number of weeks earlier within the season.   

Consequently, I didn’t count on quite a bit out of the Bengals offense. I anticipated a better recreation than most.   

Though the rating wasn’t lopsided, the Bengals exceeded expectations on their first 5 drives of the sport. They drove 54 yards for a discipline objective, 60 yards for a landing, fumbled the ball on their third drive, ended the half with a one-play kneel down and took their first possession of the second half 88 yards and scored one other landing. 

Zero punts, three scores on 4 true drives for a median of 66 yards per drive. Nothing was simple, as anticipated, however the Bengals have been environment friendly. On these 5 drives, Cincinnati averaged +0.19 EPA/play and a 55% success price.   

The Bengals then had their first three-and-out, tied 17-17, and after that insane fumble-return TD. The Bengals had two extra offensive possessions and went extraordinarily conservative, main 24-17, and ended up punting the ball again to the Ravens on each drives. Had the Bengals trailed, I think about they might have been far more aggressive. 

The Bengals’ offense has performed a completely brutal schedule of opposing defenses, notably of late. 

On the season, Cincinnati has the fourth-best offense regardless of taking part in the fourth-toughest schedule of opposing defenses. 

Since Week 15, the Bengals have performed nothing however play 5 straight video games vs. top-10 defenses. Not that the No. 4 Payments protection affords a respite to these tough defenses, however I do query how sturdy the Payments protection is given their accidents and up to date schedule. 

Since Week 9, the Payments have performed seven video games vs. bottom-10 offenses and solely three video games vs. top-10 offenses. 

Their video games vs. bottom-10 offense: 

  • L @ NYJ 17-20
  • L vs. MIN 30-33
  • W @ NE 24-10
  • W vs. NYJ 20-12
  • W @ CHI 35-13
  • W vs. NE 35-23
  • W vs. MIA 34-31 (Skylar Thompson)

They went 5-2, averaged 28 PPG and allowed 20 PPG.

Their video games vs. top-10 offenses? 

  • W vs. CLE 31-23 (in Detroit) (Jacoby Brissett)
  • W @ DET 28-25 (Jared Goff)
  • W vs. MIA 32-29 (Tua Tagovailoa)

All three of these video games noticed 53 or extra factors scored, with the Payments averaging 30 PPG and permitting 26 PPG.

 With the Bengals’ accidents to the offensive line and changes from defenses, they’ve thrown quick and ceaselessly.   

Since Week 13, the Bengals rank Twenty seventh in proportion of passes to journey 10-plus yards downfield. And so they’ve risen to the No. 1 most pass-heavy workforce within the NFL since, passing the ball on 68% of early downs within the first three quarters of video games. That ranks 4% greater than the No. 2 workforce (Chargers) and nicely above the 53% NFL common. 

Over that very same span, 37% of Joe Burrow’s extensive receiver targets have come inside two seconds of the snap, and an NFL-high 72% have are available in lower than 2.5 seconds (common = 52%). 

Whereas the Payments have the NFL’s ninth-best go protection, albeit untested of late, they’re horrible at defending passes thrown shortly to extensive receivers. 

Take a look at the Payments splits on passes to extensive receivers: 

  • Thrown after 2.9 seconds: second in EPA/att, eighth in success price, seventh in YPA
  • Thrown in lower than 2.5 seconds: Twenty fifth in EPA/att, twenty eighth in success price, twenty ninth in YPA

That’s a large shift from top-10 to bottom-10 in these metrics. 

And since Week 12, when Von Miller was injured, it’s turn out to be much more of an issue. 

Buffalo ranks Thirtieth in EPA/att, twenty ninth in success price, and twenty ninth in YPA on WR passes thrown in lower than 2.5 seconds. 

Particularly, the Payments permit +0.37 EPA/att, 60% success and eight.2 YPA on these passes, whereas the NFL common is +0.13 EPA/att, 50% success and 6.8 YPA. 

Bear in mind the Payments confronted the ninth-easiest schedule of passing offenses throughout this span, going through the next quarterbacks: 

  • Skylar Thompson
  • Justin Fields and Nathan Peterman
  • Mac Jones x2
  • Jacoby Brissett
  • Jared Goff
  • Joe Flacco and Mike White
  • Tua Tagovailoa

Not solely does Burrow throw these fast extensive receiver passes extra ceaselessly than every other QB within the NFL, however he additionally ranks third in success price and sixth in YPA when doing so. 

Burrow will definitely must go early given the losses of three starters alongside the offensive line: La’el Collins, Alex Cappa and Jonah Williams. 

However as talked about, the Payments misplaced go rusher Von Miller in Week 12.   

Previous to his loss, Buffalo ranked fourth in strain price whereas blitzing on the fourth-lowest price within the NFL.   

Since his loss, the Payments rank twenty fourth in strain price regardless of blitzing on the Thirteenth-highest price. And so they rank Thirtieth in strain price since Week 15. 

All of those trending metrics for the Payments’ protection, regardless of the straightforward schedule of offenses, bode nicely for the Bengals’ offense. 

However on the opposite facet of the ball, there are causes for hope for the Payments’ offense.

Josh Allen has struggled tremendously vs. the blitz this yr. He ranks first this season in EPA/att when not blitzed however Twenty fifth when blitzed.    

The excellent news, nonetheless, is the Bengals don’t blitz very ceaselessly. On the season, the Bengals blitz on the Twenty first-highest price, and that dipped to Twenty fifth since Week 12. 

Allen has additionally improved tremendously contained in the purple zone. Take a look at Allen’s effectivity splits contained in the purple zone out of 38 quarterbacks: 

  • Weeks 1-10: thirty fourth in EPA/att, thirty sixth in third-down conversion price, Thirteenth in success price
  • Since Week 11: third in EPA/att, fourth in third-down conversion price, second in success price

This recreation really comes down as to if or not the Bengals can get the ball out with out Burrow getting pressured too ceaselessly, and it’s a excellent reside betting recreation when you see how his line is holding up. 

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Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers (6:30 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX and FOX Sports activities app)

The phrase of the day with regards to this large NFC conflict is “projection” as a result of these groups really haven’t been examined by prior opponents like they’re about to be examined on Sunday afternoon. 

First, these groups haven’t met but this yr. 

Second, when these groups met within the playoffs final yr, it was with Jimmy Garoppolo nursing a badly injured thumb on his throwing hand that harm him a ton. So Kyle Shanahan made large changes, and the 49ers went an insane 70% run on early downs, regardless of the Cowboys loading the field on 88% of those performs. As anticipated, these runs didn’t go over nicely. However the 49ers nonetheless have been capable of maintain on for a 23-17 win in Dallas. However contemplating the circumstances surrounding that recreation, with the 49ers run price and quarterback damage, it’s arduous to take a lot of something away from it. 

Third, we’ve received an untested Brock Purdy towards an aggressive Cowboys protection. 

And fourth, we’ve received Dak Prescott taking part in towards considered one of his solely robust defensive challenges of the yr. 

Since Dak Prescott returned from damage in Week 7, the Cowboys offense has performed the second-easiest schedule of opposing offenses. They performed simply two top-10 defenses in these 12 video games however have been extraordinarily profitable in each video games:

  • Dak went 27-of-35, averaged 9.9 YPA, +0.28 EPA/att and 57% success in a 40-34 win over the Eagles in Week 16.
  • Dak went 25-of-33, averaged 9.2 YPA, +0.61 EPA/att and 59% success in a 31-14 win over the Bucs final week.

Whereas that sounds nice, there have been a few clunkers alongside the best way. Each have been on the street. Prescott struggled in Inexperienced Bay, finishing simply 5.8 YPA and averaging -0.15 EPA/att vs. the Packers, and within the remaining recreation of the yr, he averaged simply 3.5 YPA with -0.42 EPA/att. 

Now, Prescott is about to face the zone-heavy protection of the 49ers. San Francisco performs extra zone (fourth-most) than any workforce remaining within the playoffs. Over the second half of the season, Dak has carried out at a top-10 price whether or not the protection has performed man or zone. However one factor rings true concerning the 49ers’ secondary, and that’s throwing deep on them is their key weak level. 

San Francisco’s protection ranks first towards the run. 

San Francisco’s protection ranks first towards passes thrown lower than 15 yards. 

However San Francisco’s protection ranks thirty first towards passes thrown 15-plus yards downfield, permitting +0.71 EPA and 54% success. 

Within the first three quarters of video games (eliminating the fourth quarter because of recreation script), the Cowboys have the 14th-highest go price over the second half of the season. On early downs, that drops to 18th. 

As a substitute, they throw between 1-5 air yards on the highest price within the NFL. They might want to make an adjustment there in the event that they need to have success vs. the 49ers. 

Over the second half of the season, out of 33 quarterbacks, Dak ranked fifteenth in EPA/att, eleventh in YPA and sixth in success price when throwing 15-plus yards downfield. 

So he’s proven he can succeed this season throwing vertically, and that’s how he might want to assault the 49ers.   

Final week vs. the 49ers, Geno Smith solely tried eight passes 15-plus yards downfield, finishing simply three. Dak, in the meantime, accomplished 6-of-7 vs. the Bucs. 

Then there may be Purdy. Since beginning his first recreation in Week 14, he’s 6-0 and has confronted two of the above-average defenses that Prescott additionally confronted (Tampa Bay and Washington). The 49ers scored 35 and 37 factors in these two video games, with Purdy averaging over 8.8 YPA in every contest. 

Purdy performed extraordinarily aggressively final week, throwing 37% of his passes 20-plus yards downfield, the best within the NFL.   

Since taking up for Jimmy G, within the first three quarters of video games, Purdy is throwing 10-plus yards downfield on the sixth-highest price within the NFL and 20-plus yards on the eighth-highest price. 

He’s throwing 1-5 air yards on the Twenty sixth-highest price and 1-9 air yards on the Twenty fifth-highest price. 

Examine that to Jimmy G, who threw 10-plus yards downfield on the Thirtieth-highest price and 1-9 air yards on the 14th-highest price. 

And that’s the rationale why Purdy’s aDOT within the first three quarters ranks 18th whereas Jimmy G’s ranked thirty fourth. 

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This would be the first true check for Purdy, because the Cowboys have the one top-10 go protection he’s confronted, and since taking part in the Bucs in Week 14, Purdy has performed nothing however face below-average go defenses. 

Dallas additionally brings a ton of strain, rating first in strain price by a mile and blitzing at a below-average price. 

If the Cowboys don’t blitz and don’t report strain, Purdy will definitely tear them up, as he leads the NFL in a wide range of metrics, together with YPA and completion price. 

The wild factor about Purdy, which speaks to Shanahan, is pure strain, the sort that Shanahan brings with consistency, doesn’t hassle him in any respect. 

He ranks fourth in EPA/att, fifth in success price, and fifth in YPA when pressured however not blitzed. 

However when pressured off of blitzes, that rating drops to 18th in EPA/att, Twenty sixth in success price, and forty third in YPA out of 47 quarterbacks. 

When saved clear, Purdy is top-5 if the protection isn’t blitzing and top-10 if the protection blitzes.   

The underside line is, Purdy is top-5 when the protection doesn’t blitz, whether or not it generates strain or not. 

That rating drops to top-10 if the protection blitzes however doesn’t generate strain.

And it drops to beneath common if the protection blitzes and will get strain.

If Prescott can hit on the deep balls and the Cowboys don’t improve their blitz price, these groups probably can mix to clear this whole, however I’m skeptical.

Warren Sharp is an NFL analyst for FOX Sports activities. He’s the founding father of Sharp Soccer Evaluation and has labored as a marketing consultant for league franchises whereas additionally beforehand contributing to ESPN and The Ringer, amongst different retailers. He studied engineering earlier than utilizing his statistical acumen to create predictive soccer fashions. You may comply with Warren on Twitter at @SharpFootball.

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