Your Betting Guide To NFL Championship Sunday!

Matthew BisharaContributor IJanuary 17, 2009

 

Last weeks results: 3-1 ATS, 4-0 SU, and 2-2 in the totals.

We'll start with the...

NFC Championship game. Eagles -4 @ Cardinals 3pm Sunday (FOX)

Injury Report:

Philadelphia

OUT: G Shawn Andrews (back)

NO Practice: T Jon Runyan (knee), RB Brian Westbrook (knee).

LIMITED Practice:, WR Jason Avant (knee), RB Correll Buckhalter (knee), S Brian Dawkins (back).

FULL Practice: DE Victor Abiamiri (foot), LB Stewart Bradley (rib), S Quintin Demps (quadricep), RB Dan Klecko (shoulder).

Arizona:

LIMITED Practice: WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring), DE Travis LaBoy (ankle), TE Ben Patrick (knee).

The Match-up in this game is going to be Asante Samuel against Larry Fitzgerald who had been giving opposing defenses fits this entire season only to pick up his game during the postseason. I believe Samuel has the ability to bait Warner into at least one game changing interception. Undoubtedly the Cardinals will put up their share of points in this ball game, I don't think it will be enough to outscore Westbrook and McNabb in this one. This is going to be a high scoring affair, but I like the Eagles to pull away late. 

Quick Stats: 

Philadelphia is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games

Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games   

Philadelphia is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games on the road.

The total has gone Over in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games.

 

 

Pick:

SU: Eagles

ATS: Eagles -4

O/U: Over 47

AFC Championship Game - Ravens @ Steelers -5.5 6:30pm (CBS)

Injury Report:

 

Baltimore:

OUT: LB Antwan Barnes (shoulder).

NO Prictice: DT Justin Bannan (foot), WR Mark Clayton (thigh), LB Jarret Johnson (calf), WR Derrick Mason (knee), FB Le'Ron McClain (ankle), CB Samari Rolle (thigh), LB Terrell Suggs (shoulder).

LIMITED Practice: TE Todd Heap (back), LB Ray Lewis (shoulder), FB Lorenzo Neal (shoulder), S Ed Reed (knee).

Pittsburgh:

NO Practice: C Justin Hartwig (knee), RB Willie Parker (not injury related), S Troy Polamalu (calf), DE Aaron Smith (not injury related), CB Deshea Townsend (not injury related), WR Hines Ward (not injury related).

These team's match-up almost perfectly evenly at every position except one, Quarterback. Ben Rothlisberger has the distinct advantage in this one, this is the sole reason why I like the Steelers to play in the Superbowl two Sundays from tomorrow. Flacco has already proven history wrong by being the first rookie QB to win two playoff games both on the road none the less. Without a running game Flacco will be forced  to win this one through the air, as poised as Flacco has looked his inexperience is going to cost the Ravens late in this one. 

Quick Stats:

Baltimore is 7-1 ATS in their last eight games. 

Pittsburgh is 2-6 ATS in their last eight games vs Baltimore.

The Total has gone OVER 5 of the last 6 time in this match-up. \

Pick:

SU: Pittsburgh

ATS: Baltimore -5.5

O/U: Over 34

 

 

 

 

 

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