NFL Wild Card Round, 1980-2022

by Al McMordie

The 2023 NFL Wild Card Round is this weekend, so let's take a look at how this round of the NFL playoffs has shaped up from 1980 through 2022.

Home teams:  81-71-6 ATS

Away teams:  71-81-6 ATS

Favorites:  73-79-6 ATS

Underdogs:  79-73-6 ATS

Home underdogs:  16-8-2 ATS

Home favorites:  65-63-4 ATS

Home underdogs:  16-8-2 ATS

Road favorites:  8-16-2 ATS

Road underdogs:  63-65-4 ATS

Teams off a loss (vs. teams off a win):  34-38-3 ATS

Teams off an ATS loss (vs. teams off an ATS win):  44-46-5 ATS

Teams off back-to-back losses:  18-15-1 ATS

Teams off back-to-back wins (vs. foes not off back-to-back wins):  42-50-4 ATS

Teams off upset losses (vs. foes not off an upset loss):  22-13-2 ATS

Teams off upset wins (vs. foes not off an upset win):  15-29-3 ATS

Teams off back-to-back SU/ATS wins (vs. foes not off back-to-back SU/ATS wins):  28-36-1 ATS

Teams off back-to-back SU/ATS losses (vs. foes not off back-to-back SU/ATS losses):  14-9-1 ATS

Revenge-minded teams that lost to their opponent earlier in the season:  49-37-5 ATS

Teams that made playoffs the previous season (vs. foes that did not):  44-38-1 ATS

Teams with a better W/L record:  61-57-4 ATS

Overs:  68-87-3

Unders:  87-68-3

Good luck, as always,
Al McMordie

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