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NFL Football Betting – NFL Playoffs Update

With only two weeks remaining in the 2017 NFL Regular Season, only half of the playoff spots have been secured. There is still much to be determined in terms of which teams will reach the postseason, as well as where those teams will be (whether or not they earn a first round bye). The AFC Conference is especially wide open, with only two teams already securing their playoff bid.

Those two teams are New England, which has already won the AFC East and earned a bye in the opening round, and Cincinnati, who has already secured a playoff spot but has not yet won their division. Bengals can clinch the AFC North and the opening round bye with a win against the Broncos in Denver on Monday night. While Denver will possibly still be without starting quarterback Peyton Manning, word out of Cincinnati is that AJ McCarron will start again  for the Bengals. Very important game for both teams that will have to rely on their backup quarterbacks, and the online sportsbooks list the hometown Broncos as a small 3.5-point favorite.

We mentioned last week how Pittsburgh was a popular dark horse selection in the AFC despite the Steelers not even being currently slated for a playoff spot. After a comeback win vs. Denver last Sunday, the Steelers are now currently in the sixth and final spot in the AFC playoff standings, however they still share identical records with the Chiefs and Jets. Pittsburgh does have an easy path the rest of the way, being listed as a big ten-point road favorite at Baltimore this Sunday and then facing a Browns team that was a double-digit underdog last week at Seattle as well as this week at Kansas City.

According to several websites sportsbook software website with even some that talk about how much money is needed to be a bookie, the AFC South Division become much clearer after Houston won at Indianapolis last week, however they lost QB Yates in the process and are now down to Cowboys-sendoff Brandon Weeden under center. Houston need to win one of their next two games to win the division, and face easy opponents in Tennessee and Jacksonville to close the regular season.

Not as much drama in the NFC as Carolina, Arizona, Green Bay, and Seattle have already punched their ticket to the postseason, and Minnesota is a virtual lock to reach the playoffs as well. The only real question mark remains in the NFC East, where Washington currently leads the division with a 7-7 straight up record.

Redskins travel to Philadelphia in a game that could very well decide the division. If Washington wins outright as a 3-point underdog, then they are in. If Philadelphia holds serve on their home field, then they can secure their playoff spot with a win next week on the road against the New York Giants. The Giants do have an outside chance of coming back to win the division, but they would need a ton of help.

We’ll be back next week to update the NFL Playoff scenarios and take a look at Conference Futures and Super Bowl futures.

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NFL Week 6 Betting Preview – Three Games to Watch

nfl week 6 betting preview 3 games to watchWeek 6 of the NFL season is bound to be interesting as we still have 6 teams that have the undefeated status. One game everyone should watch is NFL Thursday match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints.

The Falcons are currently an undefeated 5-0 team that were listed as the underdog by the online sportsbook for their first three games until the bookies finally noticed that they were winning and not stopping. This matchup will be a good old NFC Southern rivalry match but can the Saints with a 1-4 record put a stop to their winning streak?

Most football handicappers seem to think that the Falcons will win outright but will not cover the spread as they believe that they are an overrated team. The Falcons are looking to get their first 6-0 start while the Saints are just looking to get some respect as their chance of making the playoffs are pretty slim at this point.

Another game to watch will be the Chicago Bears as they take on the Detroit Lions. The Bears started the season slowly and it looks like they are finally getting their act together but the Lions are hungry for a win.

This should be a good watch as we get to see Matt Forte of the Bears who is currently the NFL’s leading rusher with 483 yards and with QB Jay Cutler who is starting to look much better on the field. However, Ezekiel Ansah is back in the game after having missed the last two games due to a shoulder injury and he is currently tied in the league with five sacks that could put a stop to Forte.

It seems that all we have been hearing in NFL Betting circles is the big match-up between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. For years, these two teams have faced off with the Patriots defeating the Colts at almost every turn.

This time however, Colts fans may just see a turnaround with no deflategate excuse. Currently the Patriots have a 4-0 record and seem to be blowing away the competition. Unfortunately, this may come to a stop as they have had a few significant injuries with LT Nate Solder who was recently injured and Flowers, Hightower and Brown. Despite the injury, online sports betting fans know that the Patriots have a bone to pick with the Colts due to deflategate and will do their best to crush them.

On the Colts front, even though they have the most losses to the Patriots, they are expecting a lot from Andrew Luck for this game. Indianapolis currently has a 3-2 record and with Luck back in the driver’s seat, they may have a chance if he can figure out the Patriots defense. No matter which way this game goes, it will be one the game to watch this Sunday.

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NFL Week 5 Betting – Two Games to Watch For

NFL Week 5 Betting – Two Games to Watch For

NFL Week 5 Betting – Two Games to Watch ForNFL Week 4 is almost over with only the NFL Monday night game left when the Lions take on the Seahawks at 8:30m ET tonight. According the football odds at this online sportsbook, the Seattle Seahawks are the clear favorite at -9.5.

Looking forward to betting on the NFL for week 5, here are a few matchups that should be on your list of games to watch.

St Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers

The Rams have had an interesting season so far defeating opponents they should not have and losing to teams that should not have beaten them.

Just last night when the Rams took on the Cardinals, most of the betting was on the Rams to lose outright but they pulled it off in a 24-22 victory.

The big question now is can Todd Gurley bring his A game when he and the Rams take on the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers this Sunday at 1m ET?

Rodgers is a force to reckon at home, and since 2012, he has a touchdown to interception ratio of 48-0 which is not very good odds for Gurley. The Rams on the other hand are known for having an elite team of pass rushers that should keep Rodgers wary.

The NFL Handicappers are predicting a final score of Packers 21, Rams 14 but seeing at how the Rams have been playing this season, we are skeptical about the outcome of this NFL matchup.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Cincinnati Bengals

If you are only going to be watching one game on NFL Sunday, this is the one to watch. According to the best sportsbooks out there, the game will be so close that they have not figured out a pointspread for this matchup yet.

Seattle will attempt to take down an undefeated Cincinnati lead by quarterback Andy Dalton who has only had 2 sacks for the season so far thanks to a strong offensive line that makes sure their QB is well protected. The Seahawks defense may not be up to the job since this season so far, they have not managed a single interception.

So far, Russell Wilson has not been looking great with only 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and will be looking for a major improvement from his defensive line who has allowed 12 sacks on Wilson.

We are looking forward to watching the Seahawks tonight to see if our impression will change but at the moment, the football betting is going on the Bengals for the win.

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NFL Betting Tips – NFL Week 3 Betting Review

NFL Betting Tips – NFL Week 3 Betting Review

NFL Betting Tips – NFL Week 3 Betting Review The New York Giants kicked off last weekend’s NFL action with a home win and ATS cover, earning their first victory of the season against the Washington Redskins. Overall the betting stats were pretty even this past weekend, with home teams going 7-9 against the spread and favorites going 8-8 ATS.

Home underdogs were also split with Tennessee losing outright against the Colts but covering the spread in their two-point defeat as a three-point home underdog. The only other home dog this past weekend saw Detroit get lit up by the Denver Broncos in a straight up and ATS loss.

Over players went 8-6 on Sunday, but cashed in on both the Thursday night and Monday night football games for a 10-6 overall record.

There were a few teams that impressed us this week and through the first three weeks overall. The Atlanta Falcons have been on our radar ever since we saw their up-tempo offense in the preseason, and they have opened the year with three consecutive wins. Even more impressive is the fact that all three of those victories came in the underdog role, including their most recent – an 11-point win at Dallas as a small road dog. They will be favored for the first time this season on Sunday when they host Houston as a 6.5-point favorite.

Arizona is another team that is off to a fast start, not only winning each of their first three games but winning big. All three of the Cardinals victories have come by double-digits, and while we were skeptical of how their defense would fare this season after losing their defensive coordinator, it was clear after two early pick-sixes that this team is going to be feared as long as QB Carson Palmer can stay healthy.

The online sportsbooks listed Seattle as a monster 16-point favorite at home this past Sunday against Chicago despite Seattle losing each of their first two games. The linesmaker was vindicated in that decision as the Bears were shut out 26-0. Seattle has enjoyed one of the best home field advantages in the entire league in the last few years, and it looks like that will continue this year as well. Seattle is a big 9.5-point favorite at home this Monday night against a winless Lions team.

Things are starting to take shape in the AFC North, but not as many expected at the beginning of the season. Pittsburgh finally got RB Le’Veon Bell back from suspension, but then lost QB Big Ben for at least four weeks and possibly more with a nasty leg injury.

Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals are 3-0 and alone at the top of the AFC North Division after winning in Baltimore this past Sunday, sending the Ravens to a 0-3 start. The Bengals are a 4-point home favorite against Kansas City, while winless Baltimore is a 2.5-point favorite at Pittsburgh, where Mike Vick will get the starting nod behind center.

We’ll be back to review key information and NFL betting trends in the coming weeks.

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Worst Teams of the NFL so Far

Worst Teams of the NFL so Far

2015 Worst Teams of the NFL so farAfter three weeks of NFL play, we are now seeing which teams are starting with a bang and which teams are struggling to keep up with the pack. Then, we have the team that just can’t seem to get it right.

Let’s take a look at the top three worst team of the NFL so far and why they are at the bottom of the pack.

The Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens take the cake for being the worst of the worst with an 0-3 record. In terms of offense, forget it as they have a non-existent running game with only 218 rushing yards so far and averaging 3.3 yards er carry with only one touchdown on the ground.Their Quarterback, Joe Flacco has had 4 interception and with only 126 attempts and 82 completions, they really need to work on the defense to make up for their lack of offense.

Unfortunately, their defense is just as bad as their offense with Terrell Suggs out with a torn achilles, it doesn’t look like they will be up to par for a while. Needless to say, some nfl sports betting expert expect them to go 0-6 in the next 3 games.

The Chicago Bears

What can we say about the Bears and their 0-3 season so far…  Let’s start with yesterday’s game when Seattle shut them out with a final score of 26-0, something that has not been done since 2002!

In terms of offense, they have Matt Forte and only Matt Forte since Kevin White and Alshon Jeffery are both out due to injuries. In terms of defense, they just do not have the talent to compete against anyone.

The New Orleans Saints

Looks like the Saints are not going to march in the playoff if they do not improve their defense.  With an 0-3 record so far, and no one knowing when quarterback Drew Brees will be back in action after suffering a shoulder injury making him miss the the first meaningful game of his time with the Saints.

As always, he is optimistic and expects to be back in action for Week 4 but until then, the team is stuck with Josh McCown who showed us a decent performance that was undermined by the team’s horrible defense this last Sunday.  Even though McCown did a good job, his receivers could use some help in stretching the field.

NFL Betting – Week 3 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 3 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 3 Betting Lines After a pair of close losses, the New York Giants search for their first win of the season at home against Washington. New York gave up over 700 passing yards against the Cowboys and Falcons combined, but now face run-heavy Washington team that has thrown for less than 200 yards in each of their first two games. This online sportsbook likes this matchup for the Giants and have them listed as a four-point home favorite. It’s worth noting that the Redskins lost both matchups against the Giants by 11 and 31 points, and have gone 0-4 both straight up and ATS vs. New York the last two seasons.

Speaking of the Falcons and Cowboys, those two teams meet up this Sunday in Dallas, and while both teams are flying high after back-to-back victories, Dallas has all kinds of injury problems. After losing start WR Dez Bryant in their season opener, they lost QB Tony Romo for a couple of months this past Sunday. Making matters worse TE Jason Witten might not play either. All of these injuries to the Cowboys have Atlanta listed as a small 1-point road favorite, and the betting public will likely bet them up higher as we get closer to game time.

According to most NFL Betting websites, Tampa Bay was the biggest underdog on the board last week, getting ten points at New Orleans and they were able to shock the world with an outright 13-point win. They are a big underdog against this week, getting 6.5 points on the road against Houston.

But that’s not the biggest line of the weekend. After a tough 0-2 start, the Seattle Seahawks play their first road game of the season and are a monster 15-point favorite against the Chicago Bears. While Chicago is 0-2 both straight up and ATS, they have played well defensively (at least statistically) and this pointspread sure seems a little high – even for a team that is desperate for a win.

Another team playing with desperation is the Indianapolis Colts – one of the preseason favorites (along with New England) to win the AFC but they have lost each of their first two games while the offense has sputtered. The Colts started 0-2 last year, but still won 11 games and made it to the AFC Championship Game. They are a 3-point road favorite against a Tennessee team that looked great at Tampa Bay, but were crushed last week by the Browns.

Want proof that pointspreads are determined by public perception and not actual play on the field? Look no further than the Philadelphia – NY Jets matchup. Philly has lost their first two games, while their offense has looked completely lost in three of the four halves they have played. The Jets crushed the Browns in their season opener, and then shocked the Colts on Monday night 20-7 as a 6-point home underdog. But the Eagles are only a 2.5-point underdog – even with the Jets having home field advantage.

We’ll be back next week to look at some of the key matchups for the fourth week of NFL Football action.

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Cowboys Beat Eagles 20-10 at a Heavy Price

Cowboys Beat Eagles 20-10 but at a Heavy Price

Cowboys Beat Eagles 20-10 at a Heavy PriceThe Dallas Cowboys just defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 20-10 this Sunday but this victory came at a heavy price as it left quarterback Tony Romo on the injured list.

During the third quarter of the game against Philadelphia, Romo was injured on a sack leaving him with a broken left collarbone. This is very bad timing for the Cowboys as he joins Dez Bryant on the injured list. This is not the first time that Romo suffered a collarbone injury. Back in the 2010 season, he missed the season after receiving his injury during week 7 of the regular NFL season.

Bryant became injured last week with a foot injury and is expected to miss at least 6 weeks after his surgery.

Romo was knocked out of the game when Jordan Hicks sacked him leading to Fletcher Cos recovering Romo’s fumble.

A majority of online sports bettors who placed a straight bet on the money line expected the Eagles to beat the Cowboys with a -2 line according to this online sportsbook. The win by the Cowboys came as a shock to many. Eagles fanes were holding their breath in the fourth quarter but it was the ends when Bradford threw another interception in the fourth quarter when the ball bounced off the hands of Eagles’ tight end, Zack Ertz.

Overall, both teams could be seen struggling in term of offense as Dallas led the match 6-0 during the first half of the game. In the end, the NFL betting went to the underdog leaving the sportsbook with a tidy profit.

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NFL Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines

NFL Betting – Week 2 Betting Lines Week 2 of the NFL Regular Season kicks off with a bang as AFC West giants Denver and Kansas City play on Thursday night. The Chiefs are a three-point favorite representing the first time KC has been favored over the Broncos since Peyton Manning arrived in Denver.

In all six of those matchups the Broncos not only won outright, but won by at least a touchdown. In fact, Denver has outscored Kansas City by a combined 80 points in those six games. But with the Broncos managing a measly 219 yards of total offense (including 150 yards passing), the betting public is all over the Chiefs in Thursday’s contest.

After a big win against one of the favorites to win the AFC, Buffalo gets another stiff test this Sunday when they host New England. The Patriots won their season opener by a touchdown against Pittsburgh last Thursday, and come into this game with a few days of extra rest. Buffalo opened as a small home underdog, but have been bet up to a pick ‘em as of this writing.

Another big line move has the Tennessee Titans as a small road favorite in Cleveland. Some of that line movement is due to Cleveland likely starting backup quarterback Johnny Manziel, while the main reason is the Titans dismantling of Tampa Bay last week while the Browns were crushed by the Jets.

Offense figures to rule the day when the New York Giants visit the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is coming off a big win vs. the Eagles on Monday night, while the Giants took a tough loss at Dallas. Eli Manning likely won’t tell his players to not score this time around, and the 51-point total is the second-highest of the entire NFL weekend.

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According to this online sportsbook, the highest total is 55.5-points, and no surprise it’s on the Eagles game. Philly looks to rebound from that loss when they host Dallas in one of the late afternoon games on Sunday. Cowboys are a 5.5-point underdog and will be without the services of WR Dez Bryant. Tough loss for this matchup as the Eagles offense came to life in the second half against Atlanta and the Cowboys will need to bring their A-game offensively to keep up with the Philly scoring unit.

The Sunday Night Football matchup of Seattle vs. Green Bay is a rematch of the NFC Championship Game last year, won by Seattle in overtime. That sets up a big revenge spot for the Packers here, and the home team has won the last four meetings in this series dating back to 2009. Green Bay is a 3.5-point favorite, up a half-point from the opening number.

We’ll be back next week to highlight the marquee games and line moves for next weekend’s NFL Week 3 card.

NFL Betting Recap – Week 1

NFL Betting Recap – Week 1

NFL Betting  Recap – Week 1The first week of the NFL is over and we certainly saw a few shocking games that made us wonder about our football handicapping skills. Despite these surprise games, the real headline should how many star players were injured during week 1 of the NFL.

Some of the more notable injured players were quarterbacks Josh McCown, wide receivers TY Hilton, DeSean Jackson, and Dez Bryant,  and Derek Carr, and running backs Andre Ellington and Reggie Bush.  We are still waiting to hear how this will affect each team’s roster so until then, let’s take a look at how some of the top team did.
The Patriots looked great last Thursday night and it looks like the deflategate fiasco has not affected the Brady/Gronk connection as the amazing duo scored three touchdowns in their seven-point win against Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Now that running back LeGarrette Blount done serving his one-game suspension, the Pats offense has more options this week as they travel to Buffalo. New England is currently listed as a pick ‘em.


Two teams who were a bit of a let down were the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos who probably had the worst offense during the first NFL week.  Hopefully, they will do better during week 2 as they both performed better during the second half of their games which could mean they just needed more practice.

The NFL Week 1 betting lines showed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a big underdog and they performed accordingly as they were destroyed by the Titans.  Currently, the online sports betting shops list the Titans as a small favorite despite being on the road.
We got to see Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns play early in the game when he took over for an injured Josh McCown but it didn’t do much to help the Brown as they finished with five turnovers in a 31-10 loss against the Jets.
At the close of Sunday night football, we got to see the 49ers crush the Minnesota Vikings 20-3. Despite Running Back Adrian Peterson’s best efforts, he just could not get past the 49ers defense and he ended up the night with only 31 yards rushing.

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Giants and Manning Agree to a 4 Year Extension

Giants and Manning agree to a 4 year $84 million extensionLooks like the Eli Manning will be staying with the New York Giants for a while longer as they have agreed in principle to a four year contract extension worth $84 millions.  The contracts which had been held up for some time was held because of a no-trade clause which is now plart of the new contract.

As mentioned last Tuesday, Manning had hoped to get the contract finalized before the Giant’s first game of the regular NFL season as he is not a “big fan of keeping negotiation going during the season.  I’m hoping that if this thing is going to get done, it’s going to get done very quickly.

Earlier this season, there was a rumor going around the online sportsbook world that Manning was comfortable playing out his final year of his 6 year, $97.5 million contract extension but that he wanted to be paid more than any quarterback in the NFL.

These rumors where of course denied by Manning saying that these reports were wrong.

Timing is everything as his contract extension comes at a time when many other quarterbacks have also been in salary discussions with several of them seeing significant increase in their pay.  Some examples are Rogers with $22 millions and Roethlisberger with $21.8 million.

Manning is of course a solid part of the New York Giants thanks to his leadership, he has gotten them to two Super Bowl Victories and his stats have always been high.

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