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Take: San Francisco 49ers -3 -- WIN!
Lots of support for the Packers at the betting windows, but I think it's misplaced action. Green Bay will want this in the worst way, but it's still a bad matchup for the Pack. They're at their worst against physical defenses and the 49ers are probably the most physical team in the NFL. GB also can be run on, and that's what SF likes to do the most. This game looks like a rerun of last year's playoff clash as well as the early regular season hookup, which both went to San Francisco. I like the similar result here, and I'm giving the points with the 49ers.
Seahawks +2.5 -- WIN!
Certainly the case can be made for Atlanta winning this game. The Seahawks just had the long trip last week to Washington, while Atlanta was resting at home. Plus, the Falcons have a great record at home. But this isn't exactly inside information, and it's my belief that the oddsmakers have put this into the number already, nullifying any real edge. In fact, I think it's precisely why Seattle is the side. According the metrics, which have been absolutely terrific in isolating value all season, the Falcons are no better than the Redskins. I think that's pretty accurate, as Washington was a good team by the end of the season. If that's the case, Seattle laying a FG last week and now catching almost the same here is an over the top adjustment for the aforementioned factors. I'm more concerned with what impact the loss of a key member of the defense could have on the Seahawks. But the bottom line is that the road team is more efficient on both offense and defense and when those teams have been underdogs, they've done extremely well this season. The pressure here is all on Atlanta, as they're the top seed but their playoff resume is awful. I think that's a bad combo. Seattle is my pick to win this game, and I'm grabbing the points with the Seahawks to get the money.