The NFL Playoff action resumes this Sunday, January 22nd with the NFL Conference Championships. The Green Bay Packers travel south to take on the Atlanta Falcons at 3:05 PM ET and the Pittsburgh Steelers travel east to take on the New England Patriots at 6:40 PM ET. The current NFL Playoff odds favor the Falcons by 5 points over the Packers with a posted total of 61 points. The Patriots open up as 6 point favorites at home over the Steelers and the posted total is 51 points. Here are your Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons picks, and Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots predictions for the NFL Playoffs this Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off a big win over the Dallas Cowboys in a game they likely shouldn’t have won, as bad penalties and a red-zone turnover cost the Cowboys the game. The Packers now face a Falcons team that has averaged over 33 points per game this season, and just put up 36 points against a very good Seahawks defense. The Packers have the worst secondary in the NFL and they have allowed the most passing yards in the NFL this season. Right now there are 65% of bettors backing the Packers who are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game. The Falcons come into this game going 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after a win, and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after putting up more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Official Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Playoff Prediction: Take the Falcons -5 point spread in a rout over the Packers as Matt Ryan exploits a very bad Packers secondary.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a big road win against the Chiefs and now have their minds set on upsetting the Patriots. The Patriots are coming off what appears to be a dominant win over the Texans, however that is not the case. The Patriots likely would have lost that game if the Texans had a capable quarterback, as Brock Osweiler was picked-off 3 times. Now the Patriots face a much better overall Steelers team with one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL under center. There is currently 54% of bettors backing the Steelers +6 in this game and I can’t blame them if they watched the Texans-Patriots game last Sunday. The Steelers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and the Patriots are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Conference Championship games.
Official Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots NFL Playoff Prediction: Grab the points with the Steelers +6 as they should win this game outright Sunday over the Patriots. Look for the Steelers to pound the ball and wear down the Patriots defense as your top NFL playoff pick for Sunday if you decide to play one game.