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NFL Betting Trends: Historic Under Week in Divisional Round

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After five out of six games went over the total in the NFL Wild Card Round, the Divisional Round marked a historic week in the opposite direction, as every game went under the total.

Things kicked off with the Chiefs and the Jaguars, where the 27-20 final went a score short of the 53-point total. Then, the Eagles dominated the Giants to the tune of a 38-7 victory, but that game also went a couple of points short of the over/under.

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On Sunday, the Bengals‘ 27-10 win over the Bills fell well short of the 48.5-point total. After that, the 49ers defeated the Cowboys 19-12. That scoreline was 15 points shy of the game’s total set at 46.5.

According to the Action Network’s Evan Abrams, it was the first time in the Wild Card Era (since 1990) that all four Divisional Round games went under the total.

For the first time in the Wild Card era (since 1990), all four Divisional Round games go 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 the total.

Wild Card games went 5-1 to the over. pic.twitter.com/mQF8ARklud

— Evan Abrams (@EvanHAbrams) January 23, 2023

Heading into Conference Championship weekend, totals are on the low end.

The 49ers vs. Eagles over/under is currently listed at 45.5 across nearly all major American sportsbooks, while the Bengals vs. Chiefs number is set at 47 or 47.5 depending on the book.

Both of these games are down from their opening over/unders. Notably, the AFC Championship Game opened at 52.5 at some books, but has crawled down by five or more points.

Last year, each Conference Championship game went under its respective total, as the Bengals defeated the Chiefs 27-24 in a game that had a 54.5-point total and the Rams beat the Niners 20-17, going under 45.5.

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