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NFL Preseason Betting – Week 4 Lines Posted

NFL Preseason Betting – Week 4 Lines Posted

NFL Preseason Betting – Week 4 Lines Posted After showing a nice profit with a 19-11 ATS effort over the first two week of the NFL Preseason, home favorites crashed back down to Earth last week, going 4-10 against the spread. Last week was the official dress rehearsal for most teams, with starters playing a full half and into the third quarter on most teams (Green Bay being a notable exception). This week, the starters won’t see much action, if any, and it’s the backups turn to get meaningful reps and state their case for making the roster.

While many who bet on football prefer not to wager on the NFL Preseason, and especially the final week of the NFL Preseason, there is still some great NFL betting opportunities on the board this week if you know where to look.

Five teams enter this final week of NFL Preseason action unbeaten. Two of them, Minnesota and Philadelphia, aren’t much of a surprise. The Vikings went 4-0 last preseason, and including this year they are a perfect 8-0 straight up and 7-1 against the pointspread. Philadelphia led the league in preseason scoring last year, and are on pace to repeat that performance after averaging 38.3 ppg this August.

The other three teams going for a perfect 4-0 preseason are Denver, Kansas City, and Washington. Denver is the big surprise given the history of preseason wins and losses on Peyton Manning teams. Washington has been especially strong on defense, allowing 45, 46, and 55 yards rushing while also holding all three opponents to less than 200 yards through the air.

Kansas City has been the surprise team in terms of dominance, winning by nearly two touchdowns per game and putting up great numbers on both sides of the ball. The Redskins are one of the biggest favorites on the board this Thursday, laying 4.5 points at home against Jacksonville.
Two teams are looking to notch their first win of the NFL Preseason – Dallas and St. Louis. Losing in August is nothing new for the Cowboys, as they went 0-4 last preseason and have now lost eight straight NFL Preseason games dating back to 2013. St. Louis faces the aforementioned Chiefs, so it will be a tough task for them to avoid a 0-4 showing.

NFL head coaches will be releasing their expected player rotations in the next few days, so pick your spots and get ready for the “real” NFL season starting next Thursday with the big Steelers vs. Patriots showdown!

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NFL Preseason Betting – What to Look For

NFL Preseason Betting – What to Look For

NFL Preseason Betting – What to Look For The best way to gauge football teams going forward is to watch them play. When professional football bettors watch games, they don’t look at specific plays so much overall tendencies to give them an edge on whether to back them or fade them going forward.

This past Sunday night, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 in the Hall of Fame Game to open the 2015 NFL Preseason. Both teams left points on the board, with the Steelers missing a sure touchdown on fourth-and-goal and the Vikings passing on an easy field goal attempt in the first quarter, plus missing a makeable field goal later on.

But in a general sense, you could see by watching the game that Minnesota was putting a heavier emphasis on the victory than Pittsburgh was.

Often times NFL teams won’t go far into their playbook, as they want to keep their more complicated plays off of film and save those plays and sets for the regular season. Minnesota threw that game plan out the window, especially on the defensive side of the ball and pressured Pittsburgh with a number of blitzes from all over the field. That is a perfect example of what professional NFL bettors want to see – an in-game tactic that isn’t often used.

Specific plays can also be helpful going forward. Minnesota had a touchdown set up by a long punt return – not something they will be able to rely on every game they play. And the Vikings were also beat a number of times in the secondary – sometimes being bailed out by Landry Jones unable to put the ball where it should have been. It’s not a surprise that Pittsburgh struggled early given the amount of starters the Steelers didn’t put on the field, but seeing Jones struggle in the second half against backups is certainly telling.

These plays can be used to judge Minnesota’s secondary as being susceptible to competent passing offenses going forward in the preseason, and looking to fade Pittsburgh if Jones is going to get the bulk of the playing time again.

It’s too hard to judge teams based on total rushing and passing offensive stats in the preseason as the quality of players on the field typically change from game-to-game. But by watching the games we can find matchup advantages and apply them in theory in the games upcoming.

Remember, that most online sportsbook don’t often have favorites of more than 3 points in the NFL Preseason, and picking spots where a line is not indicative of how the teams truly matchup can lead to a number of great wagering opportunities.

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NFL Preseason Betting – Week 1 Lines Posted

NFL Preseason Betting – Week 1 Lines Posted

NFL Preseason Betting – Week 1 Lines Posted After a perfect 4-0 NFL Preseason effort last year, the Minnesota Vikings took care of business against this past Sunday night in beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 – easily covering the pointspread as a 3-point favorite – to kick off the 2015 NFL Preseason.

Every team sees action this week, with games being played from Thursday through Sunday. The lines for all 16 games are already posted at www.crsportsbet.ag and here we’ll take a look at some of the marquee matchups.

There are six games on Thursday’s card, including last year’s Super Bowl winner New England hosting Green Bay. No word yet on if Tom Brady will see the field, as he has a court-ordered settlement hearing the day prior (NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will also be there) in New York. The Pats are a three-point home favorite.

After that poor effort on Sunday night, the Steelers get a chance to redeem themselves on Friday when they travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. Pittsburgh has now lost eight of their last nine preseason games dating back to the 2013 season, but are listed as a pick ‘em in this contest.

Backing new head coaches is a popular NFL Preseason betting strategy, and there are seven new head coaches this season. Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver, NY Jets, Oakland, and San Francisco are the teams to circle if this is your NFL Preseason betting strategy. Some of those teams are favorites and some are underdogs, but none of those seven teams are favored by more than three points.

The Vikings are one of the few teams listed as a favorite of more than three points when they host Tampa Bay on Saturday. Minnesota is now a perfect 5-0 under head coach Mike Zimmer in these early NFL Preseason games, and as a 3.5-point favorite they are just one of three teams favored by more than a field goal.

The other two teams favored by more than three points are Seattle, who is laying 4.5 points against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in a rematch of the 2014 Super Bowl, and the Philadelphia Eagles are a 4-point choice at home against a Colts team that didn’t win a preseason game at all last season.

Good luck this weekend, and we’ll be back next week to look at the next group of NFL Preseason lines.