This might be reflective of the fact that New England and Carolina have more playoff experience and/or success than their confera=ence counterparts (Denver and Chicago respectively).It might also indicate that "Vegas" feels a larger (more accurate) spread would result in too much action on New England and Carolina.
I'll take:Sea to fairly easily cover the 9 over Was. Sea by 17.NE in a close win over Den, so the 3 points are a bonus. NE by 2.Ind to win, but I don't think they cover the 9. Ind by 6.Chi to win and cover the 3. Chi by 7.
All 4 top seeds have been sitting there waiting for their opponent. An extra week of rest and playing at home. A decided advantage.Typically in this round you will get 3 home teams winning and 1 road team winning outright.Seat -9NE +3Indy -9Chi -3