May 262015
 

NY Jets

The Cleveland Browns will visit the New York Jets on Sunday September 13, 2015 for week 1 of the NFL season. Football betting lines are available at BetOnline Sportsbook, where you can get up to $1000 in free plays with your deposit.

New York is home favorite with a point spread of -2.5 along a total over under line of 41 points.

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Cleveland finished last season last in the AFC North with an overall of 7-9 with an ATS record of 9-5-2. They bring in new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo going into next season. The former Jets QB coach will have to adapt to Mike Pettine’s defensive style of play. QB Johnny Manziel will most likely start under center, but this is not certain yet. They feel that six starting quarters is far too early to give up on him and they’ve been thrilled with the change in him since he spent 10 weeks in a treatment facility and moved to the suburbs. Rookie running backs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell both emerged as weapons in the running game last year and with the addition Miami’s all-time leading rusher Duke Johnson in the third round of the 2015 draft we can read that the Browns will rely heavily on the run.

The New York Jets already had one of the best defensive lines in the NFL in 2014, and with the addition of first-round pick Leonard Williams this could end up being and elite unit in 2015. GM Mike Maccagnan also targeted the cornerback position this spring, transforming a question mark to an area of strength. Both Darrelle Revis and Buster Skrine became Jets on March 14 and Antonio Cromartie reunited with Revis four days later. The Jets also added safety Marcus Gilchrist and bolstered their depth across the board. The Jets had an overall record of 4-12,along a record against the NFL spread of 6-9-1 last season.

Last Meeting

These teams last met on December 22, 2013 when the Jets at home defeated the Browns 24-13, covering the spread of -2.5, while the game went under the total odds of 37 points.

Betting Trends

  • Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing NY Jets
  • NY Jets are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Jets last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets last 6 games at home
  • NY Jets are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets last 5 games when playing Cleveland

TV: CBS, 1:00 PM ET

Free Betting Pick: Jets -2.5

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May 232015
 

Houston Texans

The Houston Texans will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday September 13, 2015 in the start of the NFL season. NFL week 1 betting lines are available at BetOnline Sportsbook, where you can bet on this game and get up to $1000 in free plays with your deposit.

Houston is favorite at home with a point spread of -1, along a total over under line of 42.5 points.

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Houston’s quarterbacks Ryan Mallet and Brian Hoyer were secured by the franchise in the offseason with the intention for them to compete for the starting position. The Texans drafted WR Jaelen Strong from the Sun Devils, as a possible threat for rival red zones. Strong along RB Kenny Hilliards could be the companions Arian Foster and DeAndre Hopkins need in the offense. Houston improved their defense with the addition of Vince Wilfork from the Patriots, a defense that’s already a force to reckon with.

The Chiefs had some issues in the wide receiver position last season without any TD coming from a receiver catch. Hoping to address this situation Kansas City signed Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant along with the draft of Chris Conley from Georgia in the third round. Justin Houston is one of the league’s best pass rushers who will be joining Dontari Poe in an already good defensive team.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

TV: CBS, 1:00 PM ET

Free Betting Pick: Texans -1

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May 202015
 

Chicago Bears

The Green Bay Packers will get their season started on the road against the Chicago Bears on Sunday September 13, 2015. NFL betting odds are available at BetOnline Sportsbook, where you can bet on this game and get up to $1000 in free plays with your deposit.

Green Bay is favorite on the road with a point spread of -5 along a total over under betting line of 50.5 points.

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This is the third straight time the Packers start the football season as visitors, and the first time since 2009, starting at Soldier Field. The Packers have dominated the division over the past nine seasons with an overall record of 40-13-1 against the NFC North during the regular season.

After Green Bay released LBs A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones along with Davon House and Tramon Williams, the franchise has put their focus on defensive players during the draft. Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and Jake Ryan will benefit from being around players like Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and who the Packers hope can establish himself at the inside linebacker position so Matthews can move back out to his natural position as an outside linebacker.

John Fox will surely try to improve Chicago’s run game with the addition of Jacquizz Rodgers and Jeremy Langford in an attempt to give Matt Forte more support in the offensive. One of the best all-around running backs in the game and entering the final year of his contract, Forte will clearly be Chicago’s starter out of the backfield once again in 2015.

Betting Trends

  • Green Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chicago.
  • Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
  • Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Green Bay.
  • Chicago is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Green Bay.

It doesn’t matter who’s coaching the Bears, they can’t seem to beat the Packers with Jay Cutler as their quarterback. He’s 1-11 against the Packers, and it’s hard to imagine John Fox’s coaching will change that in his first regular season game, especially with a defense adjusting to a new system.

Pick: Green Bay Packers -5

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May 192015
 

Atlanta Falcons

The Philadelphia Eagles will visit the Georgia Dome on September 14, 2015 to face the Atlanta Falcons in the start of the NFL season. Monday night football betting line is available at BetOnline Sportsbook, where you can get up to $1000 in free plays with your deposit.

Philadelphia is favorite on the road with a point spread of -1 together with an over under line of 53.5 points.

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The Falcons will enter the football season with an improved offensive line that includes recently drafted Vic Beasley from Clemson. Beasly will join Adrian Clayborn, Brooks Reed, Justin Durant and O’Brien Schofield in the front seven.

The Falcons drafted offensive players like RB Tevin Coleman and Justin Hardy from East Carolina in rounds 4 and 3 respectively. Coleman was drafted with the Falcons zone based style offensive under Kyle Shanahan, and with Coleman onboard there was no need for veteran left guard Justin Blalock. The Falcons offensive is still to be put to the test, especially with injured players like Jake Mathews, Joe Hawley, Peter Konz and Sam Baker.

The Eagles will enter the 2015 NFL season having traded Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy for Sam Bradford and Kiko Alonso, they also drafted Nelson Agholor. Sam Bradford will start for Philadelphia undercenter, in what could be a new career start after suffering twice from a torn ACL.

Betting Trends

Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.

Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.

Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.

This is definitely a tough matchup, given the fact that Atlanta is heading into its first game under a new head coach. But for all that, this is in the Georgia Dome and we expect this team to make a statement at home in their first game.

Pick: Atlanta Falcons +1

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May 162015
 

St Louis Rams

The Seattle Seahawks will begin the 2015 NFL season as visitors in St. Louis on Sunday September 13, 2015. You can bet on this and all other football games at BetOnline Sportsbook, where you can get up to $1000 in free plays with your deposit.

Seattle is favorite with an early point spread of -3.5, along a total betting line of 43.5 points.

The Seahawks’ season starts will two consecutive games as visitors, in St. Louis and Green Bay respectively. They will get their first game at home on September 27, hosting the Bears. The last time Seattle started the season with back to back road games was in 2011, facing the 49ers and Steelers, losing both games. The Rams at home are always a tough nut to crack for Seattle, suffering two defeats in their last three meeting at Edward Jones Dome.

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The Seahawks made a bold move trading lineman Max Unger for tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans. They still depend heavily on Marshawn Lynch, having no certainty on who will take on the wide receiver job.

The Rams made headlines drafting RB Todd Gurley in the first round ignoring last year’s suspension and injury issues. Gurley is very talented player who will join Rob Havenstein and Jamon Brown. QB Nick Foles will rely heavily in the running game in his first season with the Rams.

Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games when playing Seattle

This will be a tough physical game in which St. Louis will depend on their defense and impose a rushing game early, fully displaying their new addition Todd Gurley. Beating the Seahawks at home happens more often than not as of recently, so getting the 3.5 points certainly adds to St. Louis appeal. We believe they will take this one outright, however check back in a few months for and updated preview. In the meantime take the points.

Pick: Rams +3.5

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Aug 202014
 

2014 NFL Week 1 Predictions 49ers vs Cowboys Betting Odds

The Dallas Cowboys will open the NFL regular season at AT&T Stadium by taking on the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday September 7th, 2014 at 4:25 PM ET.

The visiting 49ers are 5 ½ point favorites with a total of 50 for this NFC matchup, according to BetOnline Sportsbook

If one there is one thing that we are used to with the Dallas Cowboys is 8-8 finishes and pretty bad defenses. Last year the Dallas Cowboys defense allowed more yards per game than any other team and ranked dead last in the league. You would think that after such a performance there would be moves and additions in order to improve the unit, but you would be wrong. Not only that, they waived all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware, along with Pro Bowler Jason Hatcher, who had the most sacks by a Cowboys’ defensive tackle in 31 years. Seriously, we might be looking at the worst Dallas Cowboys defense in years.

Offensively however we do find plenty of stability. The Tony Romo-Dez Bryant connection is entering its 5th year and reports from camp tell us just how good Bryant is playing. Running back DeMarco Murray is finally healthy and looks fast; and expectations are high for second-year wide out Terrance Williams for a team that will likely be playing from behind.

On the other side of the ball, and from what we have seen so far in camp and preseason, San Francisco is playing really bad. In two games the 49ers allowed 57 points and scored 3, and looked far from the dominant team from the past three seasons. The right side of the offensive line with guard Joe Looney and tackle Jonathan Martin is struggling.The Alex Boone holdout cannot end soon enough and right tackle Anthony Davis is supposed to be ready for the regular season. There are also reports of players unhappy with the management of the team and the long and severe training sessions.

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The Baltimore Ravens marched 80 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown against San Francisco’s starting defense on August 7th and the Broncos kicked a field goal and scored a touchdown on their first two drives last Sunday, with most of the 49ers’ starting defense on the field. Of particular concern, Manning moved the Broncos offense with ease and the 49ers looked confused most of the time.

Quarterback Collin Kaepernick hasn’t had a ton to do with the preseason statistics however. He has, in fact, played in just three drives in two games and all three of them have crossed into opponent territory, but none of them resulted in a touchdown. This year, he will have a healthy Michael Crabtree with whom he has developed certain chemistry in camp, and we also like what we see from rookie running back Carlos Hyde coming in for veteran Frank Gore.

Despite having plenty of question marks at defense the Cowboys enter a year with high expectations. Head coach Jason Garrett will not be allowed another 8-8 season, and will have to rely mainly on his offense. We have not seen anything yet from San Francisco to convince us that they will get on the road and beat the cowboys to cover the spread, but a third preseason game where the starters play most of the snaps will certainly shine some light in this regard. We are inclined towards the Cowboys early, however one thing is sure when two “bad” defenses are involved, and that is plenty of points to go around. Our prediction: Bet the over 50 points at Bovada and Get 50% in bonuses!

Aug 182014
 

2014 NFL Week 1 Predictions Packers vs Seahawks Betting Odds

The reigning Super Bowl champs Seattle Seahawks will open the 2014 NFL Season at noisy CenturyLink Field against NFC Powerhouse Green Bay Packers on Thursday September 4th, 2014 at 8:30 PM ET.

Odds makers at BetOnline Sportsbook have listed the Seahawks as -5 ½ point favorites with a total of 44 ½ for this exciting kickoff matchup.

The last time Seattle hosted Green Bay in the regular season was back in 2012, where we all witnessed one of the most infamous plays in recent history: The Fail Mary. In case you don’t remember it here is that precious moment once again:

If there is one team with hype going into the season is the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers looks rejuvenated this Preseason after recovering from a broken collar bone, but more importantly the first team offense already looks in mid-season form and capable of delivering a one two punch through the air with the likes of Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin combined with a powerful running game brought by second year back Eddie Lacy.

The tendency is to always speak about offense when referring to the Green Bay Packers, however the most notable changes from last season have clearly been on defense. A healthy Clay Matthews will be huge for the Green Bay Packers in 2014, as will the return of cornerback Casey Hayward from injury last year. The drafting of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will be important too; however one move above all others is expected to be the key for this Dom Capers led defense, and that is the addition of outside linebacker Julius Peppers. With Peppers the expectation is that they’ll finally have the pass rush and edge protection needed to stop the Russell Wilsons of the world.

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Unfortunately for the Seattle Seahawks, there are some holes surfacing in its defensive backfield. Kam Chancellor is coming off hip surgery and may not be 100 percent. Meanwhile, the team lost corners Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond to the Patriots and Giants, respectively so there’s no question that their secondary depth has been depleted. There are some concerns on the defensive line also, Chris Clemons, Red Bryant and Clinton McDonald all left this offseason so the team signed former Viking Kevin Williams, who should provide help in the interior.

The offensive line probably won’t be as strong either. The team lost Breno Giacomini to the Jets in free agency, prompting the front office to spend a second-round pick on right tackle Justin Britt, however it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to play well right away. At left guard James Carpenter struggled in 2013, though he has reportedly been in better shape this offseason and training camp. Seattle seems to be fine at both left tackle and center, provided that Russell Okung can stay healthy for a change. Okung has missed 19 games in four seasons, including eight in 2013.

The Seahawks are 17-1 at home for the past two seasons and one can never underestimate the role of 12th man and its deafening noise. Fans should be much more hyped this year as defending champs, so it isn’t getting any better in this sense for visiting teams.

It is also unwise to discard special situations that affect or “jinx” a game, and in this case there is clearly a need for Divine Justice to allow the Packers to avenge the way the lost their last game in this stadium. They will come out hard against a really good defense and an extremely noisy crowd that will not allow Rodgers to have a field day. With a revamped defense Green Bay should also be able to hypothetically slow down the Seahawks offense.

At this stage it is hard to predict a winner for the game, however it is safe to say that it will likely be a low scoring affair as it has been historically between these two teams. Our prediction: Bet the under 44 ½ at Bovada and get 50% in bonuses!

Aug 162014
 

NFl-Preseason-2014

The Denver Broncos will visit the San Francisco 49ers for their second game of the 2014 NFL preseason on Sunday August 17th, 2014. San Francisco is favorite by 4 ½ with a total of 41 ½ according to Bovada Sportsbook

It will be the 49ers first game at Levi’s Stadium, their new home located in Santa Clara, California and plenty of attention will be on the venue itself, a state-of-the-art stadium that will receive its first glimpses for the spectator to enjoy. San Francisco is 0-1 in the preseason after dropping their first bout to the Baltimore Ravens 23-3 on August 7.

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After defeating the Seattle Seahawks in their preseason opener, the Broncos now face another NFC West opponent. While it is still preseason, having back-to-back games against the two teams that played in the NFC Championship Game is a good way to measure your talent level.

Still, evaluating the players the team has at positions such as running back and linebacker will be far more important than the final score in this one.

And since the teams also meet in Denver in Week 7 of the regular season, they probably won’t show all that much. Our guess this will be a conservative game once Peyton Manning is off the field, and suggest you bet the under 41 ½ at Bovada NOW!