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NFL Divisional Round matchups in betting spotlight this weekend

It might be the best weekend of pro football each season. Eight teams - generally regarded as the eight best teams in the league - hook up in four Divisional Round playoff games with berths in the Conference Championship games on the line.

For this weekend the NFL offers up three rematches from earlier this season, and one very interesting inter-coastal matchup between a top seed and a hot team.

Wild Card weekend: Packers big chalk despite loss to Vikings

The college football postseason comes to an end this weekend, while the NFL playoffs are just getting started. Here's a quick look at this weekend's football betting action, with pointspreads current as of Friday morning.

Underdog Cowboys visit Redskins to settle NFC East

The college football bowl season really gets rolling this weekend and the NFL is down to its final Sunday before the playoffs start. Let's take a quick look at some of the marquee betting action, with pointspreads to ponder (as of Friday morning).

Surprising Seahawks sitting as slight home dogs Sunday night

With the almost-daily barrage of college football bowl games under way, as well as the playoff races in the NFL, football bettors have plenty to choose from this weekend. Here's a quick look at some of the better football betting action available over the next three days, with pointspreads current as of Friday morning.

Jets try to keep playoff hopes alive against Titans

The New York Jets will probably have to go perfect from here on out if they want any chance at all of making the AFC playoffs. They've already won two in a row, and will try to make it three straight when they pay a visit to the 4-9 Tennessee Titans for this week's version of Monday Night Football (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).

Grassy Offers Betting Value in Hollywood Turf Cup

The Betfair Hollywood Park meeting is winding down, and horseplayers will have plenty of betting action on Saturday with a couple of graded stakes on the menu along with the appearance of Zenyatta’s little sister.

In one of the best wagering races on the day a field of ten will line up in the Grade 2 $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, a 1 ½ mile turf event for three-year-olds and upward.

The Grade 1 Hollywood Derby runner up Grandeur is the 5-2 morning line favorite for trainer Patrick Gallagher.

Patriots favored to keep on rolling versus visiting 49ers

With six games matching teams with winning records this weekend the NFL will be must-see TV, and sets up for some great football betting action. Here's a quick preview of this weekend around the league with pointspreads in play as of Friday morning.

Patriots, Texans Meet for AFC Battle Royale Monday Night

Monday Night Football finally offers up a blockbuster matchup as the 9-3 New England Patriots and 11-1 Houston Texans square off in Foxboro with big AFC playoff stakes on the line (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).

Last week most NFL betting outlets opened this game with New England favored by five points, and as of Monday morning most books were listing the Patriots at -4.5.

Underdog Lions hoping to bite Packers on Sunday night

College football's regular season comes to an end this weekend with one of the great rivalries in the sport, while the pro football field heads into the home stretch as NFL teams jockey for playoff positioning with just four games to go.

Here's a quick take on some of this weekend's football betting action, with lines current as of Friday morning.

Giants road chalk against Redskins in NFC East showdown

In a rematch of one of the most exciting games of earlier this season Robert Griffin III leads his 5-6 Washington Redskins against Eli Manning and the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants on this week's edition of Monday Night Football from DC (8:30 pm ET, ESPN).

Most NFL betting outlets opened this game with New York favored by one or two points, and have since bumped the Giants to -3.



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