|By Marc Lawrence — From this week’s Playbook Midweek Alert Football Playoff Newsletter: San Francisco is 3-15-1 ATS as a home favorite the last six years, including 0-8-1 ATS when favored by more than 5 points.|
What We Learned
With two overtime thrillers, USA TODAY’s Nate Davis reports that despite the demise of a dynasty and a shocking upset in New Orleans, the last team to reach – and win – the Super Bowl after winning a Wild-Card Round game was the 2012 Baltimore Ravens… And the last time a Wild-Card matchup went to overtime prior to this year was Tim Tebow in 2011… Kirk Cousins appeared in his fifth OT playoff game, but his first victory… Seattle produced a season high 7 sacks against Philadelphia after the defense has an NFC-low 28 for the season… Tennessee RB Derrick Henry rushed for more yards against the Patriots that any player during the Bill Belichick era… Read more.
Hoops History Book
Indiana: 7-1 $ vs. Heat … Chicago: 9-1-1 $ at Pelicans … New York: 23-5 $ vs. Jazz, including 7-0 $ without rest … Golden State: 1-9 $ home vs. Bucks … North Carolina: 5-1 $ home vs. Panthers … Duquesne: visitor 10-1 $ in Hawks series … St. Louis: 8-0 $ vs. Colonials … Wisconsin: 27-8 $ as a favorite vs. Illini … Georgia Tech: 3-18 $ off a win vs. Blue Devils.