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NFL DIVISION-ROUND TRENDS

Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com — ESPN reports that the favorites on the Wild Card Round games last week went 5-1 SUATS. The only upset came from the San Francisco 49ers (+3.5) over the Dallas Cowboys.

That improved Jimmy Garoppolo to 14-4 ATS and 13-5 outright as an underdog in his career. He has the highest outright winning percentage as an underdog by any quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

• Cincinnati is 0-10 straight up as an underdog in the playoffs (3-7 ATS). Since the Super Bowl era began in 1966, Cincinnati is one of three franchises without a playoff victory outright as a betting underdog alongside Detroit (0-9) and Houston (0-5).

• Teams coming off a bye week are 9-1 outright and 7-3 ATS in the divisional round since 2018

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