NFL: Finding an edge with good defenses

With all of the variables in play betting the NFL, it is sometimes important to step back and recognize when a defense is capable of taking over a game. The 2000 Ravens are probably the greatest modern example of a team that won games and covered spreads almost exclusively on the overwhelming strength of their defense, but every year there are teams that have elite defenses that excel at throwing sticks in the wheel spokes of an NFL offense. Last [...]

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Early look NFL preview: New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints Head coach: Sean Payton (13th year) Last year’s record: 13-3-0, lost NFC Championship vs. Los Angeles Rams, 26-23 First game: Sept. 9 vs. Houston Texans Win total: Over/Under 10.5 (Over 10.5 +100, Under 10.5 -120) Super Bowl odds: +800 Who could forget the controversial no-call to end New Orleans’ season in the NFC championship against the Rams? The Saints certainly haven't, and most everyone from last year’s team is back in 2019 to seek vengeance on the [...]

NFL: Creative betting in the age of offense

Last year's final four in the NFL reinforced the age off offense in the league. Rules have been trending toward offense for years, and the recent emphasis on player safety has allowed for even more freedom of movement to offenses and prompted more penalties that provide the dreaded (or cheered) automatic first down. Athletes are continuing to evolve (see: Saquon Barkley), and the proliferation of elite quarterback camps over the last two decades has had an impact. As we saw [...]

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Intriguing Week 1 matchups in the NFL

The NFL regular season will be here before we know it. Here are some Week 1 matchups to look forward to. Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (-4), Sept. 5 Green Bay has a new head coach in Matt LaFleur, and if quarterback Aaron Rodgers excels in LaFleur's system, the Packers could get back to the top of the NFC. Chicago will try to solidify its position as the best team in the NFC North after last year's 12-win season. [...]

Looking for value in NFL futures markets

In just 13 weeks, the 2019 NFL regular season kicks off. In less time than that, the preseason gets underway. And in less time than that, Sportscenter will begin showing sideline videos of Cowboys receivers getting into fights with cornerbacks at practice. Before we bet way more than we care to admit on the Hall of Fame Game, let’s look at some futures prices at BetAmerica to determine which plays can give us both value and create some excitement over [...]

Early look NFL preview: Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs Head coach: Andy Reid (seventh year) Last year’s record: 12-4, lost AFC Championship vs. New England Patriots, 37-31 First game: Sept. 8 at Jacksonville Jaguars Win total: Over/Under 10.5 (Under -135, Over +115) Super Bowl odds: +750 The Kansas City Chiefs did just about everything right in last season. Led by second-year pro and 2018 MVP Patrick Mahomes, the offensive powerhouse topped the AFC West and achieved a 12-4 record, one of the best in the league. [...]

Early look NFL preview: Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Rams Head coach: Sean McVay (third year) Last year’s record: 13-3-0, lost Super Bowl LIII vs. New England Patriots, 13-3 First game: Sept. 8 at Carolina Panthers Win total: Over/Under 10.5 (Over 10.5 +105, Under 10.5 -125) Super Bowl odds: +800 You can’t blame the LA Rams too much for losing on the biggest stage to New England in Super Bowl LIII. Third-year pro Jared Goff, at the age of 24, faced the unenviable task of matching up [...]

Early Look NFL Preview: New England Patriots

New England Patriots Head coach: Bill Belichick (19th season, also assuming role of defensive coordinator in 2019) Last year’s record: 11-5-0, won Super Bowl LIII versus LA Rams, 13-3 First game: Sept. 8 versus Pittsburgh Steelers Win total: Over/Under 11 Super Bowl Odds: +600 It’s only a matter of time before you’ll be sitting comfortably on your couch, sipping a cold beer and tuning in to watch your favorite team on NFL Sundays. With the league taking new shape following [...]

NFL Futures: Patriots and Chiefs Still Favorites

The NFL regular season will be here before you know it. Check BetAmerica's updated odds on NFL Futures. Super Bowl LIV Odds New England Patriots +600 and Kansas City Chiefs +600 The Patriots and Chiefs offer the lowest odds to win the Super Bowl. New England must find a way to replace retired tight end Rob Gronkowski, one of Tom Brady's favorite targets, but questions surround Kansas City, as well. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill might be suspended for the entire [...]

Top NFL Draft Proposition Bets

Heisman-winning quarterback Kyler Murray is far from a sure thing as the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick on Thursday in Nashville. While Murray is the favorite to be taken first by the Arizona Cardinals, debate has swirled around Arizona’s draft plan heading into the evening. Are the Cardinals looking to stick with 2018 first-round QB selection Josh Rosen, better off building up their defense with a guy like Quinnen Williams, or will Oakland convince the Cardinals to trade their [...]