Saturday’s Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs will showcase the league’s two best offenses from the regular season in the AFC top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs and NFC No. 2 Los Angeles Rams after both had byes in the first round.
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While the Chiefs are the AFC’s top seed, they aren’t even the hottest team in their own matchup Saturday afternoon against the No. 6 Indianapolis Colts. The Colts started 1-5 and have lost just once since, becoming only the third club ever to reach the postseason after a 1-5 start. The Colts were slight Wild Card dogs at the Houston Texans but largely dominated in a 21-7 victory that showcased the Colts’ vastly improved running game and defense.
Indianapolis also has never lost to Kansas City in four playoff matchups, including rallying from 28 down to win 45-44 in the last postseason meeting following the 2013 season. Oddsmakers don’t care as the Chiefs are 5-point betting favorites. Kansas City is an impossibly bad 1-11 SU and ATS in its past 12 playoff games. The Colts are 3-9 ATS in their past 12 January road games.