2012 NFL Football Playoffs Betting for Canadians

NFL football 2012 playoff betting for Canadians

The NFL playoffs are a huge draw for Canadian bettors even though there are no teams from Canada involved. Nobody can resist the spectacle of intense football played on the world’s biggest stage. It is no wonder that there is more money bet on the NFL playoffs and the Superbowl than any other sporting event in the world.

Lets take a closer look at the games coming up this weekend. The odds for these games are taken from Bodog Sports who are offering Canadian bettors NFL Football In-Play betting, NFL Player Props betting, and NFL Team Props betting for this years playoffs!

Saturday, Jan 7th 2012: Cincinnati Bengals +3 vs Houston Texans -3 Over/Under 38.5
This game is a homecoming of sorts for Bengals QB Andy Dalton who is a Texas native that played in Reliant Stadium three times during his HS and College days, compiling a 3-0 record in the process.  Dalton will have to really elevate his offensive game because the Bengals will have a hard time stopping the dominant running game of Houston utilizing their one-two punch with Arian Foster and rookie Ben Tate. The odds maker has Houston favoured by a field goal at home.

Saturday, Jan 7th 2012: Detroit lions +11 vs New Orleans Saints -11 Over/Under 59.5
The Lions lost the last game of the Season, giving up a 4th quarter lead to the GB Packers who had a backup QB and many of their starters on the bench. The result of this mishap is that they now have to face the New Orleans Saints who have been steamrolling competition on their way to the playoffs. Saints QB Drew Brees already has a Superbowl ring and has recently broken Dan Marino’s record for most passing yards in a season. Has also thrown for 300+ yards in his last 7 games and the Saints have looked unstoppable on offense. The odd maker has the saints as an 11 point fav and a lot of points are expected to be scored with the total set at 59.5!

Sunday, Jan 8th 2012: Atlanta Falcons +3 vs New York Giants -3 Over/Under 47
The NY Giants are playing with confidence and are hoping they can duplicate the improbable playoff run they made in 2007. Eli Manning comes into this game having thrown for 29 TD’s, the exact same amount as Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Ryan will be hoping this game will go a lot better than his last two playoff outings, which included a 48-21 drubbing at the hands of Green bay last year. What makes thing worse for Ryan is the NY Giants pass rush has 11 sacks in their last two games! The odds maker has set the G-men as a 3 point home favourite.

Sunday, Jan 8th 2012: Pittsburgh Steelers -9 vs Denver Broncos +9 Over/Under 34

Tim Tebow has certainly caused a stir within the NFL this season. Tebow came in as a mid game replacement and led the Broncos to a six game winning streak that included many improbable 4th quarter comebacks. However, the Broncos have lost their last three games and Tebow’s play has received most of the criticism. Pittsburgh is no stranger to the playoffs and will be looking add another Superbowl victory to their impressive resume. They will have to do it without RB Rashard Mendenhall who is out with a torn ACL. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger is banged up with a sprained left ankle but is expected to play. Despite the injuries Pittsburgh are still 9 point favourites on the road.