(Associated Press)

Only eight teams and seven games left in the NFL season. Better start gamblin’.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Look, most of these are silly. As you can see below, you can find one trend that contradicts another for every matchup. Then again, the federal ban on sports gambling itself is silly, so here we are. Enjoy the games, and best of luck to everyone.

All times EST. All lines taken Thursday from VegasInsider.com, and thanks to PredictionMachine.com and WalterFootball.com for many of these trends.


— Since 2003, teams coming off a first-round bye have gone 30-18 straight-up but just 18-30 against the spread in the division round of the playoffs.

— The last 10 wild-card teams to win in the first round went 7-2-1 ATS in the division round.

— Visiting teams coming off road victories in the first round are 14-3 ATS in the division round since 2005.


Time, TV: 4:35 p.m. Saturday, CBS.

Kansas City

— All-time in the playoffs, teams that won by three touchdowns or more and then are underdogs the next game have gone 16-26 ATS.

— The Chiefs are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games.

New England

— With Tom Brady at quarterback, the Patriots are 32-13 ATS following a loss but just 13-15-1 ATS in the playoffs.

— The Patriots are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 playoff games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home playoff games.


Time, TV: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, NBC.

Green Bay

— With Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the Packers are 5-2 ATS in playoff games away from Lambeau Field.


— The last 10 favorites of a touchdown or greater in the division round went 3-6-1 ATS.

— The Cardinals went 2-3 ATS in their five games against playoff teams in the regular season.


Time, TV: 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Fox.


— With Russell Wilson at quarterback, the Seahawks are 8-3-2 ATS as road underdogs.


— The last 10 No. 1 seeds have gone 2-7-1 ATS in the division round of the playoffs.

— The Panthers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games, winning them all straight-up.


Time, TV: 4:40 p.m., CBS.


— With Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, the Steelers are 9-5 ATS in the playoffs.


— The last 10 No. 1 seeds have gone 2-7-1 ATS in the division round of the playoffs.

— The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in the playoffs with Peyton Manning at quarterback.

NOTE: This spread could be fluid depending on the health status of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown.