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Monday Night Football Predictions
1Monday, 9/14Pittsburgh at NY Giants7:15pESPN
1Monday, 9/14Tennnese at Denver 10:10pESPN
2Monday, 9/21New Orleans at Las Vegas8:15pESPN
3Monday, 9/28Kansas City at Baltimore8:15pESPN
4Monday, 10/5Atlanta at Green Bay8:15pESPN
5Monday, 10/12LA Chargers at New Orleans8:15pESPN
6Monday, 10/19Arizona at Dallas8:15pESPN
7Monday, 10/26Chicago at LA Rams8:15pESPN
8Monday, 11/2Tampa Bay at NY Giants8:15pESPN
9Monday, 11/9New England at NY Jets8:15pESPN
10Monday, 11/16Minneosta at Chicago8:15pESPN
11Monday, 11/23LA Rams at Tampa Bay8:15pESPN
12Monday, 11/30Seattle at Philadelphia8:15pESPN
13Monday, 12/7Buffalo at San Francisco8:15pESPN
14Monday, 12/14Baltimore at Cleveland8:15pESPN
15Monday, 12/21Pittsburgh at Cincinnati8:15pESPN
16Monday, 12/28Buffalo at New England8:15pESPN
Monday Night Football Predictions

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Monday Night Football Betting Lines – Week 15 Packers @ Ravens

MNF Betting lines week 15SpreadMoney LineTotal PointsTeam Total Points
Mon 12/19331Green Bay Packers+3 -110+155Over 331/2 -110Over/Under 15 -115
9:05PM 332Baltimore Ravens-3 -110-175Under 331/2 -110Over/Under 18 -115
NFL Football Lines 1st HalfSpreadMoney LineTotal PointsTeam Total Points
Mon 12/19331Green Bay Packers+2 -110+130Over 161/2 -115Over/Under 71/2 +110
9:05PM332Baltimore Ravens-2 -110-150Under 161/2 -105Over/Under 9 -115
NFL Football 1st QuarterSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
Mon 12/19331Green Bay Packers+1/2 -135Over 61/2 -115
9:05PM332Baltimore Ravens-1/2+115Under 61/2 -105
NFL Football 2nd QuarterSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
Mon 12/19331Green Bay Packers+1/2 -125Over 91/2 -120
9:05PM332Baltimore Ravens-1/2+105Under 91/2 +100
NFL Football 3rd QuarterSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
Mon 12/19331Green Bay Packers+1/2-145Over 61/2 -135
9:05PM332Baltimore Ravens-1/2 +125Under 61/2 +115
NFL Football 4th QuarterSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
Mon 12/19331Green Bay Packers+1/2 -140Over 9 -105
9:05PM332Baltimore Ravens-1/2 +120Under 9 -115

Monday Night Football Betting Picks Week 15: Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) – There will be no playoff implications when the Baltimore Ravens play host to the Green Bay Packers at M&T; Bank Stadium on Monday night, but there will be at least one reason to watch.

He wears No. 4.

Future Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre will be trying to lead the Pack to its first two-game winning streak of what has been a difficult 2005 season, while going up against a Baltimore defense that still ranks as one of the best in the league. Despite his team’s dismal 3-10 record, Favre entered Week 15 still very much in possession of his all-worldly powers, as the living legend ranked atop the NFC list in passing yards with 3,161.

Green Bay snapped a three-game losing streak with a 16-13 overtime win over the Lions last week, pulling the Packers within striking distance of Detroit for third place in the NFC North.

Baltimore will be hoping that some of Favre’s magic might rub off on its own quarterback, Kyle Boller. Boller committed three turnovers in last week’s 12-10 loss to the Broncos, wasting the effort of a defense that held the Denver offense in check for four quarters. The Week 14 defeat clinched the Ravens’ first losing season since 2002.

Green Bay has a 2-0 edge in its all-time series with Baltimore, taking down the Ravens at Lambeau Field in 1998 (28-10) and 2001 (31-23). The Packers will be visiting Baltimore for the first time since 1982, when they played the Colts to a 20-20 tie at Memorial Stadium. Green Bay last won in Baltimore in 1974, and a Baltimore-based NFL team last defeated the Packers in 1970.

Packers head coach Mike Sherman is 1-0 in his career against Baltimore. The Ravens’ Brian Billick is 0-1 against both Sherman and the Packers as a head coach.

PACKERS OFFENSE VS. RAVENS DEFENSE

Favre (3161 passing yards, 19 TD, 22 INT) has put the Packers’ offense on his back this season, and while his gun-slinger mentality has led to an NFL-high 22 interceptions, the veteran has also made more plays than most signal- callers in the league would have with a similar supporting cast. Pressure has caused Favre to force a large number of throws, and the fact that he has absorbed an NFC-low 19 sacks shows that he is more interested in taking risks than worrying about potential mistakes. Favre was 21-of-31 for 170 yards and an interception in the win over the Lions, just the fourth time this season he has failed to throw a touchdown pass. Starting wideouts Donald Driver (71 receptions, 5 TD) and Robert Ferguson (26 receptions, 3 TD) were quiet in the game, with Driver catching four passes for 32 yards and Ferguson adding two catches for 28 yards. Tight ends David Martin (24 receptions, 3 TD) and Donald Lee (26 receptions, 3 TD) were just as heavily involved, as Martin had five catches for 38 yards and Lee logged three grabs for 20. Favre carries a 75.4 passer rating into Monday’s game, and the Packers are eighth in the league in passing offense (233.8 yards per game).

While the prospect of the chance-taking Favre going up against the play-making Ravens secondary might have once had Baltimore fans foaming at the mouth, the Ravens have this season been a shell of their former exciting selves in that regard. The team ranks near the bottom of the league with just seven interceptions on the year, including none by strong safety and 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Ed Reed. Reed (25 tackles), who led the league with nine picks last season, missed most of the year with a high ankle sprain but has been back in the lineup for the last two games. Reed had three tackles against the Broncos. Elsewhere in the secondary, cornerback Samari Rolle (29 tackles) forced a Ron Dayne fumble that was recovered by end Terrell Suggs (53 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 INT). The Ravens had two sacks of Jake Plummer last Sunday, including a team-leading sixth for outside linebacker Adalius Thomas (66 tackles, 2 INT). Despite a general absence of big plays, the Baltimore defense ranks a respectable seventh in NFL passing defense (183.5 yards per game).

In recent wins over the Falcons and Lions, Favre has had much of the pressure lifted from his shoulders by rookie running back Samkon Gado (537 rushing yards, 9 receptions, 7 TD). The Liberty product carried 29 times for a career- high 171 yards and a touchdown versus Detroit, the third 100-yard outing in the last five games for the youngster. Gado was spelled by Tony Fisher (108 rushing yards, 30 receptions, 2 TD) in the contest, but Fisher netted zero yards on his four carries. Elsewhere in the backfield, trusty fullback William Henderson (26 receptions) caught four passes for a team-high-tying 38 yards in the triumph. Despite the recent emergence of Gado, the Packers rank a distant 30th in the league in rushing offense (85.5 yards per game).

Baltimore did a good job of limiting the vaunted Broncos’ running game last week, holding three Denver running backs to just 91 ground yards on 28 carries in the tilt. The Ray Lewis-less linebacking corps of Tommy Polley (75 tackles, 3 INT), Bart Scott (67 tackles, 4 INT), and Thomas has been effective all season, and combined for 24 tackles in the Denver win. The team’s run-stopping abilities in the trenches have been less consistent, though tackles Kelly Gregg (48 tackles, 2 sacks) and Maake Kemoeatu (33 tackles) have each had their moments. The duo combined for nine stops against the Broncos last Sunday. The Ravens are 14th in the league in rushing defense (106.8 yards per game) as Week 15 commences.

RAVENS OFFENSE VS. PACKERS DEFENSE

The city of Baltimore’s reception for quarterback Kyle Boller (1106 passing yards, 5 TD, 9 INT) doesn’t figure to be particularly warm on Monday night, as the turnover-prone signal-caller has been among the chief scapegoats for the Ravens’ disappointing season. Boller did little to endear himself to Baltimore fans in the Denver loss, when he threw two key interceptions and lost a fumble despite completing an otherwise respectable 23-of-39 passes for a season-high 251 yards and a touchdown. Boller’s meltdown overshadowed a breakout game from rookie wideout Mark Clayton (34 receptions, 1 TD), who caught seven passes for 105 yards and scored the team’s only TD of the day. No. 1 receiver Derrick Mason (69 receptions, 2 TD) added six receptions for 63 yards in the contest, and former Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap (60 receptions, 4 TD) logged five catches for 65 yards. Boller was sacked just twice by the Broncos, but the Ravens line has allowed 38 sacks on the year. Baltimore is 23rd in the league in passing offense (186 yards per game).

NFL observers might be surprised to learn that the Packers rank first in NFL passing defense (163.3 yards per game) as Week 15 begins, which has as much to do with short fields and late-game coasting by opposing offenses as it does with strong play by the Green Bay secondary and/or pass rush. Cornerbacks Al Harris (40 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INT) and Ahmad Carroll (37 tackles, 2 INT) have done a serviceable job for the Pack this season, as have safeties Mark Roman (75 tackles, 1 INT) and Nick Collins (64 tackles, 1 INT). Roman ranked among team leaders with six tackles against the Lions, and Harris and Collins pitched in with four apiece. The Green Bay pass rush did not manage a sack of Jeff Garcia on Sunday night, but has 30 on the season. Ends Aaron Kampman (66 tackles, 6.5 sacks) and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (42 tackles, 5 sacks) are 1-2 on the team in sacks.

One of the big questions for the Ravens on Monday night is whether former Pro Bowl running back Jamal Lewis (638 rushing yards, 25 receptions, 3 TD) feels like suiting up for his team. The disgruntled Lewis, who is averaging just 3.1 yards per carry this year and has only one 100-yard game in ’05, sat out the Denver loss with a mysterious hand injury. Backup Chester Taylor (399 rushing yards, 34 receptions, 1 TD) didn’t do much to compensate for Lewis’ absence, managing just 59 yards on 20 carries and catching three passes for another 14 yards out of the backfield. Ovie Mughelli started his second straight game for the Ravens at fullback, but did not have a catch or a carry. Billick’s crew is 25th in the league in rushing offense (92.8 yards per game).

Green Bay enters Week 15 ranked 24th in NFL rushing defense (122.7 yards per game), but did a solid job against Detroit’s running backs last week. Lions rushers Kevin Jones, Artose Pinner, and Shawn Bryson combined for a modest 104 yards on 27 carries in the contest. Middle linebacker Nick Barnett (116 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT), who entered Week 15 as the NFC leader in tackles, had a team-high 11 stops versus Detroit. Fellow LB Paris Lenon (47 tackles, 1.5 sacks) added three tackles in the game. Up front, the Packers have used a three-man rotation of Grady Jackson (42 tackles, 1 sack), Colin Cole (35 tackles, 2 sacks), and Cullen Jenkins (29 tackles, 2 sacks) at the point of attack. Jackson led that group with four tackles against the Lions, including a stop of Garcia on a critical fourth-down play at the goal line.

OVERALL ANALYSIS

The Ravens have had a terrible year, but have shown a penchant for knocking out inferior opponents on their home field. The Jets, Browns, Texans, and a depleted Steelers team all left M&T Bank Stadium as losers, with the Baltimore defense keeping all of the above at arm’s length while the offense made a big play or two. Look for the Ravens to follow that formula on Monday night, as Favre forces one too many passes and Boller and company cash in on a couple of short fields.

Predicted Outcome: Ravens 19, Packers 14


NFL Monday Night Football Odds

NFL Football Betting linesSpreadMoney
Line
Total Points
Sat 12/17301Tampa Bay Buccaneers+41/2 -110+180Over 36 -110
1:30PM302New England Patriots-41/2 -110-220Under 36 -110
Sat 12/17303Kansas City Chiefs+3 -110+120Over 48 -110
5:00PM304New York Giants-3 -110-140Under 48 -110
Sat 12/17305Denver Broncos-9 -110-400Over 341/2 -110
8:30PM306Buffalo Bills+9 -110+320Under 341/2 -110
Sun 12/18307Pittsburgh Steelers-31/2-110-180Over 401/2 -110
1:00PM308Minnesota Vikings+31/2 -110+160Under 401/2 -110
Sun 12/18309San Diego Chargers+81/2 -110+290Over 51 -110
1:00PM310Indianapolis Colts-81/2 -110-350Under 51 -110
Sun 12/18311San Francisco 49ers+16 -110Over 371/2 -110
1:00PM312Jacksonville Jaguars-16 -110Under 371/2 -110
Sun 12/18313Seattle Seahawks-71/2-110-320Over 45 -110
1:00PM314Tennessee Titans+71/2-110+260Under 45 -110
Sun 12/18315Arizona Cardinals-11/2-110-125Over 421/2 -110
1:00PM316Houston Texans+11/2 -110+105Under 421/2 -110
Sun 12/18317New York Jets+9 -110+335Over 351/2 -110
1:00PM318Miami Dolphins-9 -110-425Under 351/2 -110
Sun 12/18319Carolina Panthers-91/2 -110-425Over 40 -110
1:00PM320New Orleans Saints+91/2 -110+335Under 40 -110
Sun 12/18321Dallas Cowboys+21/2 -110+120Over 351/2 -110
4:15PM322Washington Redskins-21/2-110-140Under 351/2 -110
Sun 12/18323Cincinnati Bengals-9 -110-360Over 431/2 -110
4:05PM324Detroit Lions+9 -110+300Under 431/2 -110
Sun 12/18325Cleveland Browns+3 -110+140Over 40 -110
4:05PM326Oakland Raiders-3 -110-160Under 40 -110
Sun 12/18327Philadelphia Eagles+31/2 -110+155Over 43 -110
1:00PM328St Louis Rams-31/2 -110-175Under 43 -110
Sun 12/18329Atlanta Falcons+3 +100+155Over 311/2 -110
8:30PM330Chicago Bears-3 -120-175Under 311/2-110
Mon 12/19331Green Bay Packers+31/2 -110Over 33 -110
9:05PM332Baltimore Ravens-31/2-110Under 33 -110

Monday Night Football Spread – Atlanta Falcons 36 – New Orleans Saints 17

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Michael Vick threw for a touchdown and ran for two scores before leaving with bruised ribs, as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints, 36-17, at the Georgia Dome.

Vick left in the fourth quarter shortly after a roughing the passer penalty on linebacker Ronald McKinnon and did not return. He finished 12-of-23 for 231 yards and an interception through the air, and added 38 yards rushing.

X-rays on his ribs were negative, and he is expected to suit up against the Bears next Sunday night in Chicago.

“Right now we figure he’ll be good to go Sunday night,” Falcons head coach Jim Mora Jr. said. “When you’re Mike Vick and your team needs you, the guy shows up. He’s a great one.”

Roddy White hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass for Atlanta (8-5), which snapped a two-game home losing streak. The Falcons remain one game back in the NFC South behind Carolina and Tampa Bay, and share an identical record with fellow wild-card contenders Dallas and Minnesota.

Aaron Brooks went 27-of-46 for 219 yards with a TD for the Saints (3-10), who have lost eight of nine. Antowain Smith rushed for 60 yards and a score on 11 carries, and Joe Horn caught five balls for 54 yards in the loss.

“Like coach (Jim Haslett) said, if you see anyone out there quitting in practice or quitting in the game, then he will put somebody else out there that wants to be out there and play,” Smith said. “As professionals we have to swallow our pride and go out there and try to win these last three games.”

Atlanta, which held just a four-point lead at intermission, finally got some breathing room midway through the third quarter courtesy of a 17-yard Vick TD run. The Saints were forced to punt from their own two on the previous possession, setting the Falcons up at the opponent’s 48. Vick found Alge Crumpler for a 31-yard gain on first down, then darted off the right end on the next play to put his team up 28-17.

The defense got into the act with 40 seconds to play in the third, registering their first two sacks of the game en route to a pivotal safety. Darrell Shropshire dropped Brooks in the backfield for a six-yard loss that pinned the Saints back at their own two, then Antwan Lake tripped the signal-caller up in the end zone to make it 30-17.

With Atlanta driving again early in the fourth quarter, McKinnon leveled a vulnerable Vick after he released a pass, and was called for roughing the passer. Vick stayed in the game to lead his team down the field for a 43-yard Todd Peterson field goal, but then headed into the locker room and did not return.

With backup Matt Schaub at the helm, the Falcons put together a drive in the final minutes and capped the scoring with a 20-yard Peterson field goal.

The first half featured wild back-and forth action, with the Falcons taking a 21-17 lead into the locker room.

Atlanta struck first, needing just three plays to capitalize on a Saints turnover. Horn hauled in a pass and gained 19 yards on New Orleans’ opening possession, but was stripped at the end of the play. DeAngelo Hall picked up the ball and raced 20 yards down to the opponent’s 12. T.J. Duckett later plowed in from a yard out to make it 7-0.

The Saints responded with a 14-play, 51-yard drive that resulted in a 47-yard John Carney field goal. The march lasted 7:17, but stalled after a holding penalty and two straight Brooks incompletions.

New Orleans, though, got into the end zone early in the second quarter after Jason Craft intercepted Vick and returned it to the Atlanta six-yard line. Vick tried to make a tackle and came up gingerly. In his postgame interview, Vick said that was when he originally got injured.

“When I made the tackle I landed on the guy’s foot, right on my ribs,” Vick said. “I was able to continue to play, but I took that last shot and kind of fell on it and reaggravated it a little bit.”

On 1st-and-goal Smith rumbled up the middle and found pay dirt to give the Saints a three-point edge.

Atlanta reclaimed the advantage with a 10-play, 74-yard charge, which was capped by a two-yard Vick run. The signal-caller raced to his left on a bootleg and dove toward the pylon for the score. The play was not originally ruled a touchdown, but replay showed that Vick managed to get his right hand inside the cone as he soared out of bounds.

The Falcons deployed some trickery to take a 21-10 lead with two minutes remaining in the half. Warrick Dunn took a direct snap on first down from the 46 and then fed it to Vick, who launched it to White for a 54-yard TD.

“These guys are stepping up,” Vick said of Atlanta’s offense. “They’ll continue to step up. They’ll continue to get better. I’m very excited about this group. We don’t need anybody else. We have to keep working with the guys we’ve got, keep believing in them.”

The Saints pulled to within four with just 11 seconds on the first half clock, as Brooks found Az-Zahir Hakim in the corner of the end zone from nine yards out to complete the nine-play, 90-yard drive.

Game Notes

New Orleans wrapped up the last place in the NFC South with the loss…Lake left the game with a shoulder injury…Saints linebacker Sedrick Hodge left the game with an ankle injury…Atlanta leads the all-time regular-season series with New Orleans, 43-30, and was a 34-31 winner when the teams last met, in San Antonio, in Week 6…Haslett is 6-6 against the Falcons since taking the helm in 2000. Mora is 3-1 against both Haslett and the Saints as a head coach.


NFL Monday Night Football Over Under and Betting Lines for week 14

NFL Monday Night Football Betting Lines – Week 14
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Monday Night Football Odds
Lines Effective: 12/12/2005 10:49:15 AM

MNF Football Betting lines, NFL Football betting lines for 1st Half and every quarter of the Monday Night Football game. Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles on MNF betting lines.

MNF Betting lines week 14SpreadMoney
Line
Total Points
Mon 12/12291New Orleans Saints+11 -110+450Over 441/2 -110
9:00PM292Atlanta Falcons-11 -110-600Under 441/2 -110
Monday Night Football 1st Half oddsSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/12291New Orleans Saints+7 -115Over 211/2 +115
9:00PM292Atlanta Falcons-7 -105Under 211/2 -105
NFL Football 1st Quarter LinesSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/12291New Orleans Saints+3 -115Over 71/2 +100
9:00PM292Atlanta Falcons-3 -105Under 71/2 -120
NFL Football 2nd Quarter BettingSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/12291New Orleans Saints-31/2 -115Over 131/2 -105
9:00PM292Atlanta Falcons+31/2 -105Under 131/2 -115
NFL Football 3rd Quarter OddsSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/12291New Orleans Saints-3 -125Over 9 -110
9:00PM292Atlanta Falcons+3 +105Under 9-110
NFL Football 4th Quarter LinesSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/12291New Orleans Saints-3 -130Over 13 +105
9:00PM292Atlanta Falcons+3 +110Under 13 -125


Monday Night Football Line – New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons – Week 14

(Sports Network) – When the Atlanta Falcons welcome the New Orleans Saints to the Georgia Dome on Monday night, Michael Vick and company will be hoping that bad things don’t really happen in threes.

The Falcons have lost the last two times they have taken the field in Atlanta, dropping consecutive decisions to the Packers (33-25) and Buccaneers (30-27) on Nov. 13th and 20th. Those defeats dealt a blow to the Falcons’ chances in both the NFC South and Wild Card races, prospects that took another hit with last Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Panthers. At 7-5, Jim Mora’s team remains in the thick of the Wild Card race, but is currently behind the eight-ball in that quest due to a mediocre 4-4 conference record.

New Orleans, which will wrap up last place in the NFC South with a loss on Monday, would likely swap appendages for the type of adversity Atlanta is currently experiencing. The Saints, who were forced from their home in New Orleans this season due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, slipped to 3-9 with last Sunday’s 10-3 “home” loss in Baton Rouge. Jim Haslett’s squad has dropped seven of its last eight games.

SERIES HISTORY

Atlanta leads the all-time regular season series with New Orleans, 42-30, and was a 34-31 winner when the teams last met, in San Antonio on Week 6. The teams split a home-and-home last season, with the visiting team losing both contests. The Saints last won in Atlanta in 2003, a 45-17 triumph at the Georgia Dome.

In addition to the regular season series, the teams have faced off once in the postseason, with Atlanta winning a 27-20 road affair in a 1991 NFC First-Round Playoff.

Haslett is 6-5 against the Falcons since taking the helm in 2000. Atlanta’s Mora is 2-1 against both Haslett and the Saints as a head coach.

SAINTS OFFENSE VS. FALCONS DEFENSE

Coming off perhaps his worst outing of the season is Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks (2663 passing yards, 12 TD, 17 INT), who threw a season-high four interceptions in the loss to the Buccaneers. Brooks finished 18-of-34 passing for 215 yards, wiping away the progress that the signal-caller seemed to have made in a three-touchdown effort against the Jets on week earlier. Still struggling to regain his previous Pro Bowl form is wideout Joe Horn (36 receptions, 1 TD), who has battled hamstring problems all season. Horn had two catches for 40 yards against the Bucs. The Saints’ leading receiver this year has been Donte’ Stallworth (52 receptions, 6 TD), but Stallworth was held to three catches for 20 yards against Tampa Bay. Third wideout Devery Henderson (18 receptions, 2 TD) was more productive that both Horn and Stallworth, hauling in three grabs for 42 yards. Tight end Zach Hilton (18 receptions, 1 TD) contributed four catches for 50 yards to the proceedings. Brooks was sacked twice by the Buccaneers, and has now been dropped a total of 30 times on the season. The Saints were 16th in NFL passing offense (207.7 yards per game) as Week 14 begins.

Brooks will this week have to contend with an Atlanta pass rush that ranks among NFL leaders with 30 sacks on the season, and will be looking for a big night after failing to sack Carolina’s Jake Delhomme last Sunday. The Falcons will get a boost this week if end Brady Smith (8 tackles, 3 sacks), who has missed the last five games with a knee injury, can return to the lineup. Smith is considered questionable for Monday. Also looking to break through to Brooks will be tackle Rod Coleman (28 tackles, 8.5 sacks) and end Patrick Kerney (36 tackles, 5.5 sacks), who are 1-2 on the team in sacks. The Falcons will undergo a shift in the secondary this week, with Ronnie Heard (11 tackles) replacing the benched Bryan Scott (59 tackles, 1 sack) at free safety. Elsewhere in the secondary, cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall (55 tackles, 5 INT) and Jason Webster (60 tackles, 1 INT) will match up with Horn and Stallworth. Hall ranked among team leaders with seven tackles last Sunday. The Falcons are 15th in the league in passing defense (199 yards per game).

One of the most surprising elements of the Saints’ season is that the team has been somewhat effective running the football despite the absence of top rusher Deuce McAllister (knee). Backups Antowain Smith (486 rushing yards, 2 TD) and Aaron Stecker (254 rushing yards, 21 receptions) have both had their moments, though neither made much of an impact in the Tampa Bay loss. Smith carried 18 times for a team-high 49 yards, and Stecker could muster just five yards on as many carries. Last Sunday also marked the first carry as a Saint for former Bear and Cowboy Anthony Thomas, who managed two yards on his only tote of the day. New Orleans is a modest 16th in the league in rushing offense (112.6 yards per game).

The Falcons rank just 21st in the NFL against the run (117.2 yards per game), and come off a week in which they allowed Carolina running back DeShaun Foster to scamper for a season-high 131 yards. Linebackers Keith Brooking (85 tackles, 3 INT, 2.5 sacks), Demorrio Williams (103 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INT), and Michael Boley (42 tackles) have had their struggles this season, and will be seeking a better effort than they posted last time against New Orleans. The Saints racked up a season-high 211 ground yards in that game. Brooking and Williams combined for 21 tackles in last week’s loss to the Panthers. Atlanta also needs a stronger push up front from run-stuffers Coleman (28 tackles) and Chad Lavalais (21 tackles, 1.5 sacks). The duo combined for just two stops against the Panthers, but fellow tackle Jonathan Babineaux (22 tackles, 0.5 sacks) came off the bench to notch five stops.

FALCONS OFFENSE VS. SAINTS DEFENSE

Job number one for the Atlanta offense on Monday night will be establishing a running game that ranks No. 1 in the NFL (177.8 yards per game). The Falcons fell far short of their average in last week’s loss to Carolina, a game in which they fell behind early and were forced to pass more than usual. Running back Warrick Dunn (1174 rushing yards, 23 receptions, 4 TD) rushed 16 times for 80 yards in the loss, also adding a six-yard catch out of the backfield. T.J. Duckett (341 rushing yards, 6 TD) spelled Dunn with four carries totaling just four yards in the game. Perhaps the most electrifying aspect of the team’s running game, quarterback Michael Vick (461 rushing yards, 4 TD), has been limited in recent weeks by Vick’s lingering knee strain. Vick had a season-low three rush attempts against the Panthers, totaling 36 yards.

Dunn and the Atlanta running game should have little trouble finding room while working against a New Orleans defense that is just 28th in the league against the run (136.4 yards per game). The Saints’ linebacking corps of Ronald McKinnon (54 tackles), Colby Bockwoldt (66 tackles) and Sedrick Hodge (51 tackles) has had its struggles this season, and has provided precious few big plays. Tampa Bay running backs Cadillac Williams and Michael Pittman combined for 136 ground yards against the group last week. McKinnon ranked among team leaders with eight tackles in the game. New Orleans will be seeking a better effort from both the linebackers and from its run-stuffers at the point of attack, namely tackles Brian Young (42 tackles), Charles Grant (41 tackles, 2.5 sacks), and Willie Whitehead (27 tackles, 0.5 sacks). Each member of the trio was credited with three tackles against Tampa Bay last week.

The Falcons enter Week 14 ranked 28th in the NFL in passing offense (163.5 yards per game), and will try to be more consistent in the throwing game than they were in last week’s loss to the Panthers. In that loss, Vick (1783 passing yards, 12 TD, 9 INT) completed 17-of-35 passes for 171 yards, throwing a pair of interceptions and suffering five sacks in the game. Vick’s 39.1 passer rating was his second-lowest of the season. Top wideouts Brian Finneran (38 receptions, 2 TD), Michael Jenkins (23 receptions, 2 TD) and Roddy White (19 receptions, 1 TD) were all involved in the loss, though none was able to provide the big play. Finneran posted a team-high four catches for 31 yards; Jenkins logged three catches for 32 yards; and the rookie Roddy White had three receptions for 35 yards. Tight end Alge Crumpler (53 receptions, 5 TD), who leads Atlanta in all receiving categories, was limited to three catches for 52 yards. The Falcon line has allowed 29 sacks on the season.

The strength of the Saints defense this season has been its ability to defend the pass, as the unit ranks third in the NFL against aerial attacks (171.8 yards per game) as Week 14 commences. That statistic has had something to do with pressure, as ends Darren Howard (33 tackles, 3.5 sacks) and Will Smith (46 tackles, 7.5 sacks) have limited opposing quarterbacks in their time to throw downfield. Smith had the only New Orleans sack against Tampa Bay, boosting his team-leading total in that category. Matching up with the Falcons receivers this week will be cornerbacks Mike McKenzie (41 tackles, 1 INT) and Fred Thomas (58 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT), both of whom have played reasonably well this season. Safeties Dwight Smith (51 tackles, 2 INT, 1 sack) and Josh Bullocks (49 tackles, 1 INT) combined for seven tackles in the loss to Tampa Bay.

OVERALL ANALYSIS

Atlanta will come into this game knowing full well that a loss will mean lights out for the team’s playoff hopes. Luckily, the Falcons match up well with the fading Saints. Dunn and Duckett should find plenty of running room against the weak New Orleans run-stopping unit, and a strong Atlanta pass rush should be able to force Brooks into some of his customary mistakes. Look for the Falcons to go up early and keep the Saints at arm’s length thereafter.

NFL Monday Night Football Point Spread- Odds, betting, Totals

Lines effective: 12/8/2005 11:51:28 AM

NFL Football Odds week 14SpreadMoney
Line
Total Points
Sun 12/11261Tampa Bay Buccaneers+6 -110+190Over 36 -110
1:00PM262Carolina Panthers-6 -110-230Under 36 -110
Sun 12/11263New England Patriots-41/2 -110-210Over 37 -110
1:00PM264Buffalo Bills+41/2 -110+175Under 37 -110
Sun 12/11265St Louis Rams+7 -110+240Over 45 -110
1:00PM266Minnesota Vikings-7 -110-280Under 45 -110
Sun 12/11267Chicago Bears+6 -110+210Over 301/2 -110
1:00PM268Pittsburgh Steelers-6 -110-250Under 301/2 -110
Sun 12/11269Oakland Raiders-3 +105-140Over 371/2 -110
1:00PM270New York Jets+3 -125+120Under 371/2 -110
Sun 12/11271Indianapolis Colts-91/2 -110-400Over 42 -110
1:00PM272Jacksonville Jaguars+91/2 -110+320Under 42 -110
Sun 12/11273Houston Texans+61/2 -110+240Over 44 -110
1:00PM274Tennessee Titans-61/2 -110-280Under 44 -110
Sun 12/11275Cleveland Browns+13 -110+700Over 43 -110
1:00PM276Cincinnati Bengals-13 -110-1000Under 43 -110
Sun 12/11277Washington Redskins-41/2 -110-200Over 401/2 -110
4:05PM278Arizona Cardinals+41/2 -110+170Under 401/2 -110
Sun 12/11279New York Giants-8 -110-420Over 37-110
4:05PM280Philadelphia Eagles+8 -110+330Under 37 -110
Sun 12/11281San Francisco 49ers+16 -110BETOver 43 -110
4:05PM282Seattle Seahawks-16 -110BETUnder 43 -110
Sun 12/11283Miami Dolphins+131/2 -110BETOver 45 -110
4:15PM284San Diego Chargers-131/2 -110BETUnder 45 -110
Sun 12/11285Baltimore Ravens+15 -110BETOver 40 -110
4:15PM286Denver Broncos-15 -110BETUnder 40 -110
Sun 12/11287Kansas City Chiefs+3 -120+130Over 431/2 -110
4:15PM288Dallas Cowboys-3 +100-150Under 431/2 -110
Sun 12/11289Detroit Lions+61/2 -110+210Over 35 -110
8:30PM290Green Bay Packers-61/2 -110-250Under 35 -110
Mon 12/12291New Orleans Saints+101/2 -110BETOver 44 -110
9:00PM292Atlanta Falcons-101/2 -110BETUnder 44 -110

NFL Monday Night Picks – Preview week 13 – Seattle Sea hawks at Philadelphia Eagles

For the Philadelphia Eagles, who will host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, it is back to the scene of the crime.

It was in a Monday Night game at Lincoln Financial Field just three short weeks ago when the Eagles absorbed one of the most troubling losses in franchise history. Philadelphia blew a 20-7 lead against the visiting Dallas Cowboys in the final minutes, with a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown by Dallas safety Roy Williams providing the dagger in a 21-20 Eagles loss. Twisting the knife was the season-ending groin injury suffered on that play by quarterback Donovan McNabb, an injury that further diminished any chance Philadelphia might have had to claim its fifth straight NFC East title.

The Birds continue to cling to hope in the division race, as they can remain within two games of the East top slot with a win over the Seahawks. Philadelphia is 1-1 since McNabb’s injury, with backup quarterback Mike McMahon engineering a 19-14 home triumph over the Packers last Sunday.

The Seahawks find themselves in much better shape than their opponent heading into Week 13. The Hawks’ 9-2 record puts them in the driver’s seat for homefield advantage in the NFC, and they also come into the Linc carrying a seven-game win streak, the longest for the team since winning eight straight in 1984. Mike Holmgren’s club won a 24-21 overtime thriller over the Giants last week.

SERIES HISTORY

Philadelphia owns a 6-3 advantage in its all-time series with Seattle, and was a 27-20 road winner when the teams last met, in 2002. Seattle has lost two in a row against Philly since last defeating them, 38-0, at Veterans Stadium in the 1998 season-opener. The Eagles are 2-1 against the Hawks at home, last defeating Seattle in the City of Brotherly Love in 1989.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid is 2-0 in his career against the Seahawks, with both wins coming on the road. Seattle’s Holmgren is 3-5 in his career against the Eagles, including 0-2 since coming to the Seahawks. Holmgren is 0-2 head- to-head against Reid, who served on Holmgren’s Green Bay Packers staff from 1992 through 1998.

OVERALL ANALYSIS

The Eagles’ win over Green Bay last week, coupled with losses for the Cowboys and Giants, helped raise hopes in Philadelphia. Unfortunately for the fans, that is probably false hope. Without McNabb, Owens, and now two starting offensive linemen, the Birds simply don’t have enough offensive punch to keep pace with a good team like the Seahawks. Seattle should be able to move the ball with consistency using Alexander and an underrated passing game, and the Philly offense, which currently amounts to Westbrook and a host of second-tier players, will have trouble compensating.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Sea hawks 27, Eagles 20


Monday Night Football Predictions Lines – Week 13 MNF lines

NFL Monday Night Football Betting Lines for week 13 Effective: 12/05/2005 11:15:49 AM

MNF Football Betting lines, NFL Football betting lines for 1st Half and every quarter of the Monday Night Football game. Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles on MNF betting lines.

MNF Betting lines week 13SpreadMoney
Line
Total Points
Mon 12/5251Seattle Seahawks-41/2 -110-185Over 41 -110
9:05PM252Philadelphia Eagles+41/2 -110+165Under 41 -110
Monday Night Football 1st Half oddsSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/5251Seattle Seahawks-2 -110Over 21 +100
9:05PM252Philadelphia Eagles+2 -110Under 21 -120
NFL Football 1st Quarter LinesSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/5251Seattle Seahawks-1/2 +105Over 71/2 +105
9:05PM252Philadelphia Eagles+1/2 -125Under 71/2 -125
NFL Football 2nd Quarter BettingSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/5251Seattle Seahawks-1/2 -110Over 13 -110
9:05PM252Philadelphia Eagles+1/2 -110Under 13 -110
NFL Football 3rd Quarter OddsSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/5251Seattle Seahawks-1/2 +110Over 71/2 -110
9:05PM252Philadelphia Eagles+1/2-130Under 71/2 -110

NFL Football 4th Quarter LinesSpreadTotal Points
Mon 12/5251Seattle Seahawks-1/2 +110Over 101/2 -110
9:05PM252Philadelphia Eagles+1/2 -130Under 101/2 -110

The No. 1 NFL Football Bet Tip That You will ever need

The No. 1 NFL Football Bet Tip That You will ever need

The No. 1 NFL Football Bet Tip That You will ever need

Intro


The NFL Football Bet Tip is Be Selective to Be a Winner


There exist so many analogies that I could compare the topic I will be discussing in this article. “Slow but sure wins the race”, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch”, and many more are good representations.

And what they do is lay the framework for the portrait I am trying to paint. In many NFL handicapping tips circles, I am not considered a rookie. After all, I have only 18 years of sports investing in my resume. But, in my time being involved in this industry, I have seen many, many ways to be a loser. Few ways to be a winner, but many ways to be a loser.

NFL Football Bet Tip – Don’t Play too many games at once

One of the more popular ways that I have seen to be a proven road to bankroll destruction is playing too many games on any given day. So here is the NFL Football Bet to keep in mind that is a high number of games could be different for each sports investor.

The common ground that they share is that a complete shutout of their day’s selections would put a large dent in their bankroll that only weeks of consistent winning would build it back up. Something that few have the discipline to do.

So instead of preaching about not chasing losses like so many ‘cappers do, I am going to take a different approach and try to teach you how not to get to the point where you feel you have to chase.

Top NFL Football Bet Tip – The Principle

The principle I will present is simple; the execution takes patience and discipline. Simply, reduce the number of games played so that the most you are playing on any given day is no more than 5% of your bankroll. Many handicappers preach you must have a bankroll, few preach how to use to it. Consider the following. It is a very brief breakdown of how I handicap a game using this one NFL football bet tip.

Although it will vary from the NFL Football bet to other sports, most of the same principles apply. Factors taken into consideration are

  • 1) Team trends for both teams
  • 2) Power ratings
  • 3) Line Movements and evaluation
  • 4) Current Steaks
  • 5) Hometown news reports
  • 6) The history between the two teams
  • 7) Schedule look ahead
  • 8) Situational Systems
  • 9) Injury Reports
  • 10) Line value

These are just ten of the factors I consider when capping a game and keep in mind that each factor could be divided into anywhere from 3-10 sub-factors.

All are very time consuming if done properly. Furthermore, it is also important to note that most successful handicappers evaluate each day’s results thoroughly to see what went right or wrong.

The Logic

This too is very time-consuming. With this in mind, it is no mystery that someone playing 10-15 games a night is essentially rolling the dice. In general, handicapping gives us the advantage of reducing the roll that luck will play in the outcome; if it is done properly.

If done in an incomplete fashion it is like running a horse in a race with no jockey. The horse won’t know when to start, won’t know when to finish, won’t know which way to go and surely won’t win. Although the modern age of technology has increased the way we can process information as handicappers, it has more so slowed down the entire NFL football bet tip handicapping process because we now have tons more information to process.

It is beyond me how someone can do diligent handicapping work on so many games in one night.

The Disciplined Play

This discipline of reducing your plays to just “best bets” is not easy to perfect. Having the ability to watch a game you were going to play, win, is a difficult task.

But, next time you looked at a game you were going to play but then laid off, instead of cheering against your original proposed winners, cheer for the decision you originally came to.

After all, you still did work on the game and often times watching that game you have no action on may help land a winner another night. A game is not going to win or lose (whatever you believe) just cause you to do or do not have action on it.

Although we are grown men, we often behave like children in a candy store, pulling something out of every jar. You don’t need action on every game, you don’t need action on the Monday Night Football Game when placing NFL Football bet, and you don’t need money on your local sports teams. The only place you need your money is on the few games that give you the best chance of winning. Easier said than done, but a discipline worth perfecting.

In conclusion

I would like to re-evaluate that reducing the number of plays is beneficial in many facets including

  • You can not hurt your bankroll too severely on any given night
  • Fewer games to ‘cap equal more time spent evaluating each game before and after the game properly
  • More profits over the long run. In the world of sports investing, time spent on handicapping specific games is in direct proportion to profits earned. Moreover, the odds of winning are directly related to time spent on each game. Unless we can find a way to handicap in our sleep, it is reasonable to say that we should be playing only a minimal number of games each night. Notwithstanding, sometimes the best play on board is not playing at all. Patience, diligence, and planning equal positive results.
  • Too many games equal too many losses.

The logic is clearly sound, yet many people just go on chasing losers because they want to hit it big like a hail mary pass and they end up just losing their money. Why not be the smart investor and keep you bankroll growing with this one sure NFL football bet tip.

NFL Betting Tips for Winning the 2020-2021 Seasons and Beyond.

NFL Betting Tips for Winning the 2020-2021 Seasons.

NFL Betting Tips

Intro

As the year progresses, we will discuss how an NFL football season is 4 seasons, each of which must be bet differently. We’ll discuss the importance of the line or point spread. Our free NFL picks will be available and which money lines moves are significant and which aren’t, as well as a recap for you weekly where the Gambling money was placed as well as how the sportsbooks themselves actually fared. We trust you will find reading us enjoyable and informative and look forward to the season.

NFL Betting Tips

Point Spread Wagering In NFL Betting

Perhaps the biggest and most important advancement in sports wagering was in the 1930s and ’40s when the “point spread” became popular.

Prior to the invention of the point spread, sports wagering was similar to horse racing, in which complicated odds were posted on the basis of a particular team winning the game outright, (or, in betting parlance, “straight-up”.)

While this method of betting works fairly well on evenly matched teams, it is less than satisfactory when one team is clearly superior to the other.

NFL Betting

For example, over the last 10 years or so, Seattle has clearly outclassed Detroit in NFL football. Without a point spread, to bet on Seattle might have required betting $5, $10 or even $15 just to win $1.

Betting on Detroit might offer more attractive odds (betting only $1 to win $10), but the fact is that the Detroit Lions have lost nearly double the times in the last 15 meetings between these two teams (Seattle 10 wins vs Detroit 5 wins in their H2H).

Therefore, NFL betting on games that were not evenly matched held limited appeal for the public.

With a point spread, winning the bet is not determined by which team actually wins the game, but rather by the final score of the game. Here’s how to do it:

Take the score of the team favored to win and subtract the number of points posted on the board (ie., the point spread). So the team with which has the most points after this subtraction is the team that wins for betting purposes.

nfl betting

Let’s use the above 2018 Lions vs Seahawks game as an example. Because the bookmakers knew that Seattle was clearly the superior team, and they posted a point spread of “Seattle -21” (or “Seattle minus 21 points.”) Using betting parlance if you bet on Seattle you were betting “the favorite at minus 21,” or “laying 21 points.” If you bet on Detroit, you were betting “the underdog at plus 21 points” or “taking 21 points.”

The actual final score of this game was Seattle 28, Detroit 14. However, if you bet on Seattle you would have lost the bet. Since the point spread was “-21,” we would subtract 14 points from the 28 points Seattle actually scored and come up with 14. Since Detroit actually scored 14 points, Detroit was the point-spread winner, 21 to 14.

Betting parlance would say the Lions “failed to cover the spread”. In fact, over the past 10 years, although Detroit lost most their games “straight-up” versus the Seahawks, by betting on Detroit and “taking the points,” you would have won your point spread bet 7 out of 10 times!

NFL Betting using the Line

Another name for the point spread is “the line”. If the score of a game comes out to be a tie (after the subtraction of points), the game is said to be “a push”, and all players get their money back.

Here’s how the sports book makes money out of the deal. When placing a bet, a player pays a fee called the “vigorish” or “vig”, which is usually 10% of the wager.

Whether you are sports betting on the favorite team or wagering the underdog team, you would bet $11 to win $10, or $110 to win $100 and so on.

In our example, a person who bet $11 to win $10 on Detroit would collect $21 on his winning ticket, while the bettor who bet $11 to win $10 on Seattle would collect nothing, losing his $11 bet.

Remember, the bookmaker is trying to get almost exactly the same amount of money bet on both sides to assure he makes a profit. To understand how this works, let’s assume that the bookmaker accepted only two $10 bets on the Seattle vs Detroit game, one bet on the favorite and one on the underdog.

Since he charged $11 to both bettors, he collected a total of $22. After paying the underdog better $21, the bookmaker has made a $1 “profit” on the whole deal. This “$1 profit” represents one of the lowest wagering margins of all betting propositions available in Las Vegas. If you do the arithmetic, you would discover that the winning percentage you need to break even is 52.38%.

NFL Betting points total

You can also NFL bet on the total points that were scored during the game. To bet on a total, the player examines the number of “total points” posted on the board. This can also be called the “totals line” or the “over/underline”.

If the player thinks that the actual total points to be scored by both NFL teams (added together) will be MORE than the posted “total points”, the player bets the “over”. Otherwise, the player bets the “under”.

NFL Betting Parlay

It is possible for NFL betting on two or three games as part of the same bet. This is called a “parlay” bet. In order to win a parlay bet, all of the items must win.

The attraction of the parlay bet is that the amount to be won is much higher than that for playing a single game. To bet on more games as a single bet, players can bet a “parlay card”.

Parlay cards have big payoffs for selecting several winners. Many parlay cards also have winning payoffs for “almost wins”, such as 9 out of 10 winners. Be sure to read the information printed on the parlay cards for payoff rates and rules for handling ties, etc.

NFL Betting Teaser

A special type of point spread bet is a “teaser” bet. A teaser bet offers the player a more advantageous point spread in exchange for a lower payoff. Many books offer “teaser cards” for betting combinations of teaser bets.

Many sportsbooks run contests in which gamblers compete with other players for prizes.


How To Place An NFL Bet

A typical example betting board in a sportsbook or casino will list:

7 Detroit
8 Green Bay -3

This game will be assigned as game “7/8” with Detroit being team number seven and Green Bay being team number eight.

The number on the right indicates that Green Bay is a three-point favorite over Detroit. If a player decides to bet on Green Bay they can go to the window and state “I would like $11 to win $10 on team eight, Green Bay minus the three” and sound like a pro!

If you would like to bet a parlay or teaser you need to have the numbers available for all the teams you wish to back. When choosing multiple NFL teams you will look to the betting board for the numbers of the teams you need, for instance:

1 Philadelphia
2 Dallas -7
3 NY Giants
4 Chicago -8
5 New England
6 Miami -3
7 Detroit
8 Green Bay -3

After deciding which teams you want to back in your parlay or teaser you can then approach the window and state “I would like a $10, four-team parlay (or teaser) on team one Philadelphia, team four Chicago, team six Miami, and team eight Green Bay.”

Again shopping for numbers relevant to your games of interest is very important because you may have to lay 3 1/2 points at one sports book while another house offers your team at minus three, which can make a big difference.

NFL Handicapping For Beginners

After reviewing the above sections of this guide you should have a basic understanding of how the line (odds/spread) is determined. We cannot stress enough that the goal of the spread in each gaming contest is to equalize NFL betting on both sides and it is NOT a prediction of the score differential between two teams.

The sportsbook wants to have equal action on both sides so they have no risk regardless of the actual outcome. It is because of this fact that players receive their biggest advantage–their ability to shop.

When sportsbooks begin to receive more money on one side over another they will actually adjust the line in order to create more interest on the other team. And If you like that “other” team, it is in your best interest to wait until the line moves before placing a bet, thereby receiving the best value.

But, if you are interested in backing the NFL team in which most if not all of the money is going to, it is in your interest to wager before the line moves. Because there are so many casinos, some books may not have received as lopsided money as others and thus put a slightly different line on a game.

A good shopper will eventually find the best value for his side, and over the long haul a 1/2-point here, and a point there can translate into significantly greater profits.

The Weather and Injury factors

An infinite variety of activities play into each line. The weather in NFL football is a big factor. Injuries to a star or integral players make having the latest information on a team vital.

Such considerations as who is the home team and what’s the history behind a match up are very important. Historical results that show tradition and revenge situations are very crucial in determining how a game will play out. Equally essential is the upcoming schedules of the teams, their starting participants and who’s in the coach’s doghouse.

Betting Hits is the leader in sports handicapping and sports information because of its ability to stay on top of and disseminate all of these crucial factors. Many casinos hire experts and consultants to help them with the odds because there are too many of the above factors, along with current power statistics and trends, for a busy casino to follow them all accurately.

Who will win the game? That’s the answer all handicappers are searching for and since the sports books conveniently place numbers on a game in order to equalize betting on both sides, the numbers make your job of selecting the winning team more difficult.

With all of the factors available to you as a handicapper of NFL Betting and also available to the oddsmakers and bookmakers the difference between winning and losing comes down to the practical application of that information.

Never use hunches or gut feelings

Common sense, hunches, TV games, and personal loyalties are nice instruments to keep a player interested, but in the long run, they are also a nice way to keep you broke!

Be A Money Manager

The best and most successful handicappers are money managers looking for ideal situations which are defined as games with only a high percentage of return.

In individual situations, dumb luck will play into the outcome of games which no amount of handicapping can overcome, but in the long run a disciplined handicapper will win more of those lucky games than they lose, because they aren’t depending on the luck-factor for winners.

Experts will gather as much information that’s available through the latest in available statistics, trends, weather, home field and team histories. One well known example of a historical trend is that NFL teams which play on the road three weeks in a row have been strong go-against plays. This trend has been a winning play for a decade.

NFL Betting Computer Systems

Computer programs are also being written daily to review, analyze and predict how each team does against the point spread. These programs reflect the opinions of each individual because some handicappers give more value to some factors over others.

For instance one handicapper may determine home field to be the most important issue in each NFL betting game, while another believes that the coach is the most important component in a game.

It is important to note that usually you cant have no “right” way to pick a game. The emphasis of a handicapper needs to be on disciplining themselves to a system that has produced winners for them and never varying from it.

Read the News

The information available to a player can be found in daily publications, news services, computer services or specific detailed programs for this purpose. The goal of a handicapper is to study as much information as you can, for as far back as you can, in order to find the necessary trends which fit your handicapping needs.

You will find that the more time, effort and work you put into your task the more you will learn and more successful your handicapping will be.


Seven Key Factors For NFL Sports Wagering

Both amateur and professional gamblers know that successful NFL Betting is dependent on the law of probability.

When doing any NFL Sports Gambling there are seven key ideas that pertain to successful sports wagering:

1- For successful NFL Gambling the first thing you must do is completely forget luck. Depending on good luck when doing your Betting is a good way to not be successful in Sports Wagering.

2- Always remember that your NFL Betting has a better than break-even percentage, the more Sports Wagering you do, the more winnings you will have.

3- Even the most successful gamblers have losing streaks. All plan for this when Sports Gambling.

4- Don’t overcompensate when you experience a losing streak or switch sports services. The length of Winning or losing streaks varies when doing long term Sports Wagering and the serious Gambler should not get discouraged.

5- In NFL Sports Gambling, you cannot expect a trend to continue when the changes occur that can affect that trend.

6- Winning at NFL Sports Wagering depends on successful money management. Keep all of your Bets within a certain money range.

7- Look for Games where the Sportsbook has posted incorrect Odds to avoid lop-sided NFL Betting and other Sports Wagering.

NFL Sports Gambling can be a successful enterprise. Once you are secure in these ideas, you can take your bet to the Sportsbook or Bookmaker. The Sportsbook is a legal Sports Gambling establishment.

Most of the Casinos in the US contain a Sportsbook. A Bookmaker, or Bookie, is someone who can accept a Sports Wagering proposition. When you go to do your Sports Gambling, you may be offered a Parlay or Teaser bet.

Both a Parlay and Teaser bet tie the outcome of two or more Bets together. Although both these Bets may offer a high Payout, they do not fall under the successful Sports Wagering strategy. Another way to be successful at Sports Gambling is to find a good Handicapping company.

A Handicapping company can provide Picks for Football, Baseball, Racing, or most other sports. Getting Picks for Games from a Handicapper is a good start to successful Sports Wagering if you are new to the Sports Wagering world.

NFL Football Betting Tactics

1. One Game Does Not A Season Make
Alway approach football betting in terms of an entire season or seasons. One or two losing weekends should never spell disaster – off weeks are an inevitable part of sports gambling. Successful bettors “grind out” their winnings over the course of the season. In other words, don’t try for the big kill on one game – simply set your goals (and your money management systems) to win more games than you lose over the long haul.

2. Early Season Pointspread and Money Line Value
Look for excellent money line and point spread values early in the season, before the oddsmakers have had a chance to “catch up” with which teams are hot and which teams are not. Start your football handicapping analysis during the summer so you’ll be ready to take full advantage of the first few weeks of the season.

3. Bet Quality, Not Quantity
Narrow your weekly betting choices down to no more than 5 – 7 games per week. It’s a rare week when more than a few games will stand out as good wagering values. Find these games and you’ll better your odds of winning more than you lose.

4. Shop For The Best Odds and Lines
With hundreds of online sportsbooks and more springing up every season, college football lines and point spreads will vary from sportsbook to sportsbook. Make sure that you are getting the bestest odds for your betting dollars.

5. History Does Not Always Repeat Itself
Never put too much stock in a team’s performance in a single game. Much to the bookmakers’ delight, most gamblers are enticed by a team that looked great the previous week. The oddsmakers will adjust the lines to reflect this effect, and in the process, the team in question will have poor line value. Plus, last week’s “great” team usually comes back down to earth the following week and fails to cover.

6. Never put yourself under pressure by betting more than you can afford.
7. Try to master one gambling game. Gin, poker, and backgammon offer the most opportunities. Then find someone who plays less well than you do and gets to work! Do not go looking for some local hot-shots just to show how brave you are.

8. When betting on NFL games, always try to get the final difference of 3 points on your side. Roughly 10% of all NFL games finish with the favorite winning by 3. The difference between 2.5 & 3 (or 3.5 & 3) may not look much, but it is massive.

9. If you like NFL teasers, do not bet at worse conditions than this:

  • You lay 110/100.
  • If either game is tied, the result of the bet is a push.
  • You receive a 6 point start on each game.

10. It is usually better to subtract points from the favorite than to add to the underdog (for example, if Washington is a 7 point favorite over Dallas, generally ‘Skins -1 is more likely to win than ‘Boys +13, although there is, of course, a decent chance that both will win.

NFL Betting Odds

11. NFL odds tend to drift in the direction of the favorite as the week goes on. Some overseas-based bookmakers put lines up early in the week. If you like a favorite, it often pays to bet it early, and pick up the benefit of perhaps 1 or 2 points.

12. It pays to do some homework. Try to find a transcendent player who has had a good previous form on the game (especially the quarterback position). Mahome’s play in the Superbowl in February was a good example of this theory.

British bookmakers seem to think they have a God-given right to win if the teams are tied after four quarters. Clarify this item first, and do not bet if you lose the tie.

13. If you are willing to work that extra hard, study up on an esoteric area of the internet then you can make yourself some real money.

14. An obscure event is coming up soon, one about which most bookmakers have no knowledge, and neither do the oddsmakers in Las Vegas who set these lines.

This event is called the “NFL Preseason”, and week one of the season because without the usual training camp and scrimmages because of Covid-19. No one knows what the teams will look like and perform.

Go to some local news websites of the teams you want to bet on in week one and peruse those for any news concerning those particular NFL teams. Do not fiddle with NFL teams that have new head coaches and systems like the Cleveland Browns. – the oddsmakers know little about what these teams will look like in the first week of play.

Do follow the practices carefully, and watch for any contending player who shows a sudden improvement over their previous year performances and who are looking to bounce back. Also, players, who are in their contract years you might get a very attractive price.

20. Betting is for fun, so treat it as such! If you cannot follow basic concepts such as those above, and you feel you must bet every game or every race (instead of waiting for the good bets), play the lottery – you’ll have a better chance.

The 2020 NFL Betting Season With the Preseason & Power Rankings Predictions

The 2020 NFL Betting Season Including the Preseason and Power Rankings for Predictions

The 2020 NFL Betting Season Including the Preseason and Power Rankings Predictions

The 2020 NFL Betting Season

The 2020 NFL Betting Season Is Just Around The Corner
It is time to start thinking about football season. I know I can’t wait. Itching to bet on your favorite NFL football team soon? NFL online sports betting is now available in the form of Free NFL Picks and futures bets for win totals as well as NFL week one line for the 2010 NFL football season. Several sportsbooks that accept regular NFL wagers on sporting events around the world are beginning to offer those NFL bets for you to place.

Before I mention some well-known sites on the internet that offer NFL online sports betting, I bet you would be pleased to discover that hundreds of people from around the world consider NFL online sports betting as its rise in popularity extends outside of the United States. Tons of sports betting systems have been created worldwide around the NFL betting season. It is also a fact that NFL online sports betting offers football fans many more benefits than your local bookie could possibly offer.

The 2020 NFL Betting Season Benefits

Examples of those benefits are phone lines that don’t stay backed up with calls, and no worrying about collecting payments or deposits. I would be very surprised if you find a local bookie who took prop bets or futures bets as well. Aside from that, Online NFL online sports betting allows you to obtain signup bonuses and even reduced vig (juice) on certain days, as well as free bets at times through customer appreciation comps or player rewards programs.

Betting NFL online sports betting early in the season gives you the chance to obtain some favorable lines or odds.

The 2020 NFL Betting Season with DraftKings

The DraftKings Sportsbook has long been considered as a 5-star NFL online sports betting portal by many sports betting enthusiasts. Perhaps what sets the Sportsbook apart from its counterparts is the fact that they are much more financially solid (than their online sportsbook counterparts) and will undoubtedly pay your winnings upon request.

As they were looking for seed money in the early stages of their development they were able to solidify a financial agreement with a heavy hitter in the sports betting industry.

This loan acquisition was of an amount that guaranteed to keep them in operation long after their launch and allowed them to focus on growth and not breaking even in three months.

Aside from that, this online sports betting site has a huge player base and is well-managed—it’s all sports betting industry veterans running the show there.

Today, the DraftKings Sportsbook offers up to $250 in bonuses for their bettors—almost unheard of in today’s bonus arena. They also usually process deposits by way of allowing their customers to use their checking accounts or debit cards if they wish to consider the instant transfer of funds.

The 2020 NFL Betting Season with Bovada

Bovada is one of the best NFL online sports betting books available on the web. Here, you will encounter faster payouts and they have a long history online (they started in November 1998) which has long been appreciated by thousands of players.

They are a familiar face on the sports betting block. Also, this NFL online sports betting bookie has a solid reputation for acquiring deposits and they offer a reduced vig (juice) betting option on Fridays, and reduced juice is more financially beneficial to a sports bettor than a lot of other incentives.

The 2020 NFL Betting Season With Bet365 USA

Bet365 USA also offers money lines on every single game and they grade games fast which means that your winnings are deposited into your account quickly and easily. Their website interface is user friendly. You can enjoy in-game betting, more prop bets than most sportsbooks, and free bets as an incentive to have more action.

2020 NFL Preseason Power Rankings Predictions


The 2020 NFL season is going to start very shortly. Also, there will be exciting news on NFL rankings. The predicted NFL preseason teams are New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals, and the other NFL teams also. In the 2019 NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints were at 12th and 5th position of the preseason rankings. Check out the predicted NFL power rankings below:

  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Green Bay Packers
  • St. Louis Rams
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Houston Texans
  • San Diego Chargers
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Oakland Raiders
  • New England Patriots
  • Chicago Bears
  • New York Giants
  • Denver Broncos
  • Detroit Lions
  • Washington Redskins
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New York Jets
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Cincinnati Bengals

The 2020 NFL Betting Season Week One

The 2020 NFL season is going to start very shortly. Also, there will be exciting news on NFL rankings. The predicted NFL preseason teams are New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals, and the other NFL teams also.

In the 2019 NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints were at 12th and 5th position of the preseason rankings.

Check out the predicted NFL power rankings below:

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. New Orleans Saints
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. San Francisco 49ers
  6. Houston Texans
  7. Philadelphia Eagles
  8. Dallas Cowboys
  9. Minnesota Vikings
  10. Green Bay Packers
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers
  13. Buffalo Bills
  14. St. Louis Rams
  15. Cleveland Browns
  16. Indianapolis Colts
  17. Atlanta Falcons
  18. Arizona Cardinals
  19. New England Patriots
  20. Denver Broncos
  21. Oakland Raiders
  22. Chicago Bears
  23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  24. Detroit Lions
  25. New York Jets
  26. New York Giants
  27. San Diego Chargers
  28. Washington Redskins
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars
  30. Miami Dolphins
  31. Carolina Panthers
  32. Cincinnati Bengals

2020 NFL Preseason Week One Games–Tons Of Value Early

We never used to bet preseason NFL games. We wouldn’t even bother checking the lines. We would work feverishly at constructing regular-season NFL betting systems up until the hour before the regular season kickoff.

Then, a funny thing occurred while applying the research we were conducting for the regular season lines to the preseason. The statistics were overwhelmingly in our favor (in the preseason) for some NFL betting systems we had originally discovered for the regular season. Strange, I know.

We went back and tested the sports betting systems for 20 years of NFL preseason games and the patterns we were seeing in early line setting was consistent with data we could manipulate in our favor. Thus, our NFL preseason betting system was born.

There are certain factors that we always consider when betting preseason NFL games. They are:

  • Home Field Advantage
  • Turf Teams vs. Grass Teams
  • Last Year’s Hype
  • Strength Of Reserves
  • Weather (Rain) Where Applicable

This is a short list, but there are quite a bit of conclusions to draw from each of those categories. We could write full chapters on each variable, but that would bore even the most astute statistician in the room. The bottom line on all of that is when searching for value in your number the aforementioned list should never be overlooked.

Preseason prediction example

The first NFL preseason game in 2010 was Dallas vs. Cincinnati. An interesting matchup, even if it was only interesting for one quarter. T.O. and Ochocinco on the field together. T.O.’s tumultuous past with the Cowboys. Boy were the Bengals in for a surprise that season. Terrell Owens simply couldnot help himself.

I mean he was already bragging that he was the sole reason attendance exploded at the Bengals training camp. Poor Carson Palmer. Hey, it looked good on paper.

Cinci -2.5

Dallas +2.5

This was no play for us since it was being played on a neutral field. Had this game been played in Dallas and the line stayed the same, we may have looked for some teaser options with some of the other (yet to be released) lines for NFL preseason week one betting that week.

There may have been some value in that line, but with just one game on the card, we had to wait patiently for the rest of the numbers to post.

If you bet during the NFL preseason, try and get in on the action early. There will be plenty of soft lines that you will easily catch before the ‘airmoves’ take place. Consider the strength of the reserves–they play the majority of the game in week one.

We favor point spread betting to totals when betting NFL preseason games unless rain is a factor. It is harder to find value in the totals for the early preseason games because the first team plays infrequently.

If you are interested in our preseason NFL betting system, simply sign up on our site. It is a high-value NFL betting system that we have been using for almost a decade now. Not only will you get the winning picks, but you also get the scores and odds with it.

Best NFL Sports Betting Strategy with Three Top Systems To Use

This Best NFL Sports Betting Strategy including the Three Top Systems To Use below is exactly what we use for our free NFL picks service.

Best NFL Sports Betting Strategy

NFL Sports Betting Strategy and Systems

We get countless emails from people all over the world looking for an edge in their NFL sports betting strategy and what are the best systems to use. The majority of those sports betting systems center around the NFL. It is a popular sport and it generates hundreds of millions of betting dollars each season.

There are a number of simple variables we look for when compiling our NFL betting systems and we will let you in on what those variables are here.

Home Underdogs

First–we look long and hard at every home underdog. We measure the relative strength of the starters on both sides of the ball for the home underdog and the one-on-one match-ups between offense and defense. We factor in the home fan support as well.

Weather

The lines are set at the very beginning of the week. It is impossible to predict what the weather conditions will be the following Sunday or Monday. As the reports come in, we make early decisions when we suspect rain will become a factor in an NFL game. A wet ball is much more difficult to play with than strong wind. Anyone who watched last nights preseason game in Miami would tell you–rain is an equalizer. It effects totals (more unders) in a big way.

Traveling from the West Coast to the East Coast

This is one of our favorite variables. No NFL sports betting system should exclude this factor. West Coast teams that have to travel to the East Coast and play the 1:00 p.m. game have a much harder time covering the spread, historically.

Think about it….that team just traveled 5 hours across the country and are now expected to play a game that is really being played at 10:00 a.m. (according to the traveling team’s body clock). That East Coast team, no matter how bad, has an advantage.

This is just a start–we have hundreds of sports betting systems that we work into our strategy. These three are tried and true and will help you if you cannot find a starting point in your sports betting strategy.

The NFL Sports betting strategy is essential if you are going to win money betting sports. Start out by doing some additional research yourself on the sports betting systems listed above. Then, combine those systems with additional betting systems that others have already created. Compare and contrast your research. Continue to retest those betting systems until you have found one that you know will give you the biggest advantage. Rinse and repeat.

NFL Sports Betting Strategy: “Middling” Defined

Middling is a word you’ll often hear when discussing sports wagering with professional sports bettors, but what does it mean? Middling games one of the most effective ways to make money with sports betting (if you are sharp enough to find the opportunity and capitalize on it).

An example of the art of middling sports bets:

Best NFL Sports Betting Strategy

In the NFL on a Sunday in October, there is a game featuring The Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens. The game started with the Ravens as a 7 point favorite.

That is an essential number in football because most touchdowns lead to 7 points for the team which scored that touchdown, therefore you see that number more frequently than other numbers. There is nothing here out of the ordinary to speak of (yet).

As the game approaches, we start seeing some significant line movements, (and this may come as a surprise) but this occurs in the NFL games quite regularly, as there are tons of football games to bet on every Sunday. Significant line movements happen for any number of reasons–the line for games is set early in the week and the game is played on Sunday so a lot can transpire between the two teams within that time frame.

All of sudden, The Ravens find themselves favored by 10.5 points while they opened up at -7. What makes this stand out is that the spread for this game has increased by three and a half points.

Three is the second magic number in NFL football betting (and in college betting as well). Always remember 7 and 3, and you will soon have a better understanding of what middling really means.

So, you’re a sharp bettor and you bet on the Ravens -7, but now the spread has improved to 10.5 – how would it affect you if you now placed a bet on the Browns +10.5?

Since your Sportsbook will require you to bet $110 to win $100, you will eliminate the juice you pay for one. The bigger picture here is where this game ends up in the final score.

Since you now have two bets on both sides of this same game, you have an opportunity to ‘middle’ the game and win twice. If the final score is The Ravens 28 The Browns 20, you have landed in the middle of the point spread and won big.

Since a large number of games each year tend to land on seven as the final spread, there is a high probability that you could win both bets on this game even if you took the Browns at +8.5 which would have been the likely third line movement for this game (assuming the spread moves in half-point intervals). You got them at +10.5 though, increasing the probability (substantially)that you would end up middling the game and cash both tickets.

You now have provided yourself with a wonderful chance to win the two wagers by using advanced sports betting systems–by middling.

This game has to end with a difference between 7 and 10 points for you to win both bets. These types of changes do not usually occur when there are only a few games that day, but on a football, Sunday for the NFL football the opportunities arise more frequently than any other sport.

An effective way to make the most of this (not being able to predict line movements) would be to wager the favorite earlier (such as when the line opens up) and the underdogs later in the week because the majority of the cash is likely to be bet on the favorite.

You have to suspect that you have an edge when you see an opening line that looks soft. This is where your handicapping skills will really drive your profits since the middling technique won’t work if you don’t have an edge. Start using this ‘middling’ NFL sports betting strategy to decrease associated risk and improve the possibility of a big win and you will generate much more income betting sports this year.

The NFL Sports Betting strategy Review

The objective at Betting Hits is to review sports betting strategies that will aid you in your betting careers, whether professionally, recreationally, or both. We are obviously fond of successful sports betting systems that you can find online and we speak about it all the time. The Ultimate Risk-free Matched Sports Betting Guide is one example and you can find it here on our site.

Having been in and around the industry for so long, there isn’t a betting system, book, website or strategy we have not implemented. While we encourage you to go out and create betting systems on your own by testing and retesting, we know some of you do not have the time or the inclination to create those betting systems but still want to enjoy winning and profiting from sports betting.

There are quite a few informational sports betting products that were created especially for the individual who wants quick results and we have recommended a few of those products, albeit very briefly, in past posts. Our goal is to review the majority of those products and provide enough material for you to make an educated decision on which product is best for you.

The stigma in sports betting is that the house always wins over the long term. This simply isn’t the case. Books need people to win over the long term as long as most lose, and most do. Additionally, you do not have to be a professional sports bettor to make money betting sports but you do need some sort of system to prevent you from losing an entire bankroll.

The Ultimate Risk-free Matched Sports Betting Guide is a system that we love and you should test out. We preface this review by saying that a great majority of proven, winning betting systems are based upon mathematical probabilities.

They have next to nothing to do with the emotion of the game itself. Most recreational sports bettors enjoy having action on games simply to make watching them more exciting. While there is nothing wrong with watching games you bet on, we suggest removing all emotion from the bet selection process and playing games that fit into a mathematical betting system only. This ensures profit sooner than later.

Mathematical sports betting simulator systems

There are a series of mathematical sports betting systems that have been time tested and proven and work only when applied correctly and with discipline. Yes, the systems work. We’ve used some of the methods for years. Some of the MLB systems we have tweaked even further to increase our probabilities while decreasing the number of bets placed within the system.

This Sports Betting strategy gives its first 30 days of winning sports betting picks for no money. The system almost gives those picks away initially. Since you will be using the house money to bet.

You can do this when the systems stay the same year in and year out. Nothing changes. The system will show you, how to utilize the sports betting sites, what point spreads to key on, which teams to bet, and for how much money.

NFL Halftime Betting Picks

NFL Halftime Betting picks and tips tricks that will build your bankroll

NFL Halftime Betting

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Halftime betting picks for football increases your bankroll better
The halftime betting for football has been more and more popular during recent years. This is a bet done during the halftime of the match and winners are entirely determined by the second half result and overtime. Many gamblers use the NFL Halftime Betting picks as a hedging opportunity for the initial wagers they made. When watching matches, there are times when you can have a stronger feel of the outcome during the halftime. Halftime betting for football gives you the opportunity to make more solid bets.

The following is a Football halftime betting example:

Scenario: In a Vikings vs. Bears match, the Bears has a score of 39, 7 points more than the Vikings. At halftime, the score is Minnesota 0, Chicago 17. The line for the second half goes to Chicago, which has a 17 total score.

NFL Football Betting tips options:

If your first bet was on Chicago, you can bet for Minnesota on the second half of the match. If it defeats Chicago with under 10 points, you win both wagers. However, if the Vikings defeat the Bears with over 10, only your halftime bet wins. If, on the other hand, the Vikings are defeated by the Bears, only your first bet would win.

Because the Bears already lead the game by a mile, you could feel that they’d be conservative and just keep the ball moving until the time runs out. In this scenario, if they can score at least one goal, it’s impossible to lose your original and second half wager.

There are players too that refuse to take advantage of the halftime. But there are players that want to make solid winning bets so they linger until after the halftime before placing their wagers. This is a tremendous winning strategy and will surely pay off if you are patient. This is because multiple sportsbook sites provide another line for a second-half wager, giving your bets a higher value.

NFL Halftime Betting picks Disadvantages

A disadvantage with using the NFL Halftime Betting picks is the short time span that you must watch out for. Because in this situation you are only worried about the half, either the first or the last half and not the entire game. You can use the winnings or losses from the first half to bolster your bankroll for the second half play which is beneficial.

Also if you have a strategy of just betting the half, you can have your wins done and deposited in your account before the end of the game which is also cool.

Moreover another advantage is that you can actually see how the game is progressing in the first half before you bet in the second, usually the lines get adjusted at the half but based on statistics, you can usually tell how the game will end so that you can decide the best strategy.

If for example a star QB gets hurt in the first half and they bring in a backup, this will heavily affect the favorite and underdog line and you can adjust your bets accordingly.

2020 NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks and Predictions

2020 NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks: The kick-off to the 2020 NFL Preseason schedule is closing in, with the first matchup taking place on August 15th, 2020 after the cancellation of the Hall-of-Fame weekend.

NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks

If that schedule sticks, it will launch a little more than four weeks of NFL action, featuring 11 national TV games and is the official start of the NFL betting season.

But as we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal schedule of many sports and if anything, the cancellation of the hall of fame game puts the regular preseason games in jeopardy. Well keep you updated.

Online sportsbooks will have all the NFL preseason odds posted soon, as teams head to camp. NFL preseason Week 1 odds will be up, plus you can look at Week 1 NFL odds which are live now.

NFL Betting odds

2020 NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks: The annual Hall-of-Fame game was to feature the Pittsburg Steelers vs. the Dallas Cowboys in Canton, Ohio on Thursday, August 6th. The matchup was to be nationally on NBC and it is to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the American Football League.

When you’re involved in online sports betting, you are probably already starting to think about these preseason games, reading one or two NFL annual preview magazines and cruising NFL-focused sites.

Preseason NFL betting takes some finesse, as handicapping the exhibition games is quite different than handicapping NFL regular-season tilts.

The first thing I do when betting on the NFL during the preseason is look at QB depth and then quickly move on to handicapping the situation.

If a team has a real QB battle going on, with two or three decent pro-level pivots on the roster who are going to be playing, this is of real interest.

Depth chart

Look for quality on the depth chart below the starter. Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady won’t have a significant impact on the NFL preseason betting results over the first couple of weeks. But the second and third stringers will. Keep this in mind.

The situation is also highly relevant. Particularly look for coaches and teams that are in spots where they might really want to win.

2020 NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks, and predictions are unique because it is the only time of the sports betting year when you will find varying motivations coming into a game.

Coaching motivations

One coach might not care at all about whether his team wins or loses, he simply wants to get some players reps, evaluate a few key newcomers, or watch for a positional battle or two. But it is not uncommon for a team like that to be facing a coach who does actually want to record a “W”, for whatever reason.

If the coach is a rookie and lost in Week 1, or the team is coming off a bad season and a new coach is looking to install a winning attitude early, etc.

The fact is, some coaches simply don’t care about winning during the preseason and others do. Try and read local papers for pre-game interviews and see if you can pick up whether the coaches have been game-planning for their preseason matchup.

It’s unusual for a coach to spend time game-planning for an opponent during the exhibition season, as they’re more focused on player evaluation, getting their schemes in place, etc. But if they’re studying film and putting in place plays to counteract or go after another team’s schemes, pay extra close attention. This is important to know when handicapping preseason games.

Why preseason predictions are unique

When Looking at the 2020 NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks and predictions during preseason games is not as critical as it is during the regular season. The first step in NFL handicapping during the “real” season is to check out all the NFL odds for that week and start the process of looking for value somewhere on the betting board.

That isn’t the case during August. You really don’t see significant favorites through the first couple of weeks of preseason ball. You’ll see many of the lines hover around 3, the obligatory number of points given to the home side. Don’t get too caught up with the point spread when online sports betting during the early going of the NFL preseason.

Check out our sports betting blog for odds updates, injury news, trends, and sports betting tips all day, every day.

2020 NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks, Predictions and Schedule

The NFL odds are available at online sportsbooks for the opening week of the NFL preseason schedule. Leading off the start of the new NFL season is the “Hall-of-Fame” game in Canton, Ohio featuring the Pittsburg Steeles and the Dallas Cowboys (now Canceled). At some major sportsbooks, the Cowboys opened as 3-point favorites.

The early sports betting action from the preseason bettors came in on the designated visitor, the Pittsburg Steelers, and they currently sit as a 3-point underdog with -125 juice. The Steelers are coming off a disappointing 8-8 record in the 2019 campaign, but head into the 2020 season with several big question marks.

Most notably, what will be the impact of QB Ben Roethlisberger coming back, even though he will be 37 years old. It is difficult to overstate his importance in that offense. And that QB situation continues to be worth watching. Back up quarterback, Mason Rudolph may not be the heir apparent after a pedestrian 2019 season where he went 5-3 as the starter following big ben’s season-ending elbow injury in week 2. He is the backup QB for the 2020 season but beyond that its anyone’s guess.

Why certain players matter in the preseason games

Big Ben is the unquestioned leader at the QB position but from an earlier statement, he is also 37 years old and declining. The Steelers surely need to start grooming someone to take over next season at the earliest.

They did not draft a quarterback in April’s draft, instead opting to give Roesithesliber a weapon with their first pick in Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool. This was their Round 2, pick 17 (No. 49 overall), after sending their first round pick to the Miami Dolphins last year in the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade.

Rudolph still must prove himself as the viable backup so he will be looking to take the #2 spot away this preseason, and he has a shot – if he can hold it together and step up.

This bodes well for those who are betting on the Steelers in the preseason. Mason is going to want to show very well when he is handed the ball, and in a lot of situations, he should have an edge facing other teams #2 units.

2020 NFL Preseason Odds, Scores, Picks and predictions from Previous HOF games

Looking back at the NFL gambling results from previous Hall of Fame Games, last year the Denver Broncos scored first and last, winning 14-10 over the Atlanta Falcons, with the Broncos covering the point spread.

In 2018, the Baltimore Ravens were the first team with a win after beating the Chicago Bears, 17-16 to kick off the NFL preseason schedule, with the sports betting world wading in and betting on the Ravens heavily in that matchup. The bettors won that battle, as the Ravens beat the Bears but they did not cover the spread.