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Seattle battled San Francisco right down to the wire for the NFC West title but came up just short with an overall straight-up record of 11-5. It was also a very profitable 11-5 against the spread and the total went OVER in eight of its last nine games. The Seahawks were the only unbeaten team in the NFL this season at home but a questionable 3-5 SU (4-4 ATS) on the road.
It has been a magical ride this season for Indianapolis with an impressive 11-5 record both straight-up and against the spread after winning just two games last year. It comes into this matchup with only one loss in its last six games both SU and ATS so momentum is clearly on its side. The Colts went an even 4-4 SU and ATS on the road this season and the total has stayed UNDER in their last three games.
Minnesota needed a victory in its season finale against the Packers just to get into the playoffs and it came up big in a 37-34 shootout as a three-point underdog at home. It will now have to do it again this week as an underdog on the road. The Vikings finished the regular season 10-6 after winning just three games in 2011 so anything is possible on a team that does not know the word quit.
Cincinnati finds itself in the exact same position as it was last season; taking a trip to Houston in the Wildcard Round of the playoffs. Last year the Bengals lost 31-10 as four-point underdogs but are hoping for a different result this time around. They bring some solid momentum into Saturday’s matchup with a 7-1 record both straight-up and against the spread over the second half of the season. Cincinnati finished the year 10-6 SU (9-6-1 ATS) and the total stayed UNDER in 10 of the 16 games.