Five games to watch during the NFL preseason

The NFL preseason kicks off Aug. 1. Here are some of the more interesting matchups. Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons, Aug. 1 Both teams participating in the annual Hall of Fame game are borderline playoff squads, so it will be interesting to see if their young talent plays well. Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns, Aug. 8 The Browns are favored to win the AFC North, and this will be our first look at the team with Odell Beckham Jr. on [...]

Los Angeles Rams Open As Super Bowl 54 Co-Favorite

The blood on Jared Goff's hand isn't even dry, but sports betting is a forward-looking type of hobby so let's wait a minute to digest the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl 53 and look ahead to the Super Bowl 54 futures. Los Angeles Rams +750 to win Super Bowl 54 No touchdowns in Super Bowl LIII? Apparently...no problem? Yes, they just lost the Super Bowl three hours ago, but that hasn't faded their future value in the eyes' of [...]

SBLIII – Do NFL Running Backs Matter?

Over the past few seasons, a very strange debate has broken out. Do NFL running backs matter in the grand scheme of the game? With Super Bowl LIII barreling down our throats on Sunday, February 3rd, it's a discussion worth having especially when you consider how much one team is paying for the services of their running game compared to their opponent. Yes, of course we're talking Todd Gurley here. Before we broach his impact on this subject, we should [...]

2019 NFL Pro Bowl Betting – The Super Bowl has a higher total

The NFL has made it a mission to turn the 2019 Pro Bowl betting matchup into something more than just a glorified, meaningless, celebration. They’ve sort of succeeded? The last two Pro Bowls have been dink and dunk contests both won by the AFC, 20-13 in 2016 and 24-23 in 2017, and each has turned the clock back on the idea that the OVER in the Pro Bowl is guaranteed money like it used to be. You want to know [...]

Bruce Arians Leads List of New NFL Coaching Hires for 2019

We're still a ways away from the oddsmakers releasing the 2019 season win totals (aka, the best non-game betting market in football) but the new NFL coaching hires are already underway. It's never too early to try and get out ahead of next season. The Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins have yet to name their new leader as of this writing and we'll update when all three have finally figured out who's going to lead them to [...]

Seahawks Host Cardinals to Close NFL Week 17

News out of Arizona this week is that the Cardinals are going to fire their clueless head coach Steve Wilks after just one season coaching the Cardinals. Arizona has suffered through a disastrous 3-12 season with one final knockout game ahead at Seattle against the Seahawks to close out NFL Week 17 and their season. NFL WEEK 17 FOOTBALL BETTING Arizona Cardinals (3-12) at Seattle Seahawks (9-6)   Sunday, December 30th – CenturyLink Field – 4:25pm ET Odds: Seahawks -13 [...]

NFL Week 17 Free Picks – Drama, Karma and Playoff Implications!

The final week of the current NFL Regular Season is here and wouldn’t you know it? Drama’s present in plenty of games. At least nine games could have serious playoff implications. There's even future consequences for teams involved in otherwise meaningless skirmishes. Will the Giants stick with Eli Manning? Could the Buccaneers actually extend Jameis Winston? Which coaches will finally burn up on the hot seat? NFL Week 17 isn’t time to turn off the television and plan your New [...]

NFL Week 16 Late Game Free Picks

The Rams (11-3) and Bears (10-4) are still battling for the NFC No. 2 seed and first round bye in the upcoming playoffs. Here’s an analysis of their value in NFL Week 16 late game free picks  against the NFC West's worst teams Sunday afternoon. Chicago Bears (-3.5) at San Francisco 49ers Both the side and total (44.0) have dropped one point from the opener, and the Bears travel to Northern California off their NFC North division clinching win against [...]

NFL Week 16  Free Picks – A Truly Difficult Sunday of Handicapping

Nick Foles took Carson Wentz’s place under center for the Philadelphia Eagles and promptly led the defending champs to a big upset win over the Los Angeles Rams in what would be a shocker if we hadn't also seen this same backup quarterback become a Super Bowl MVP. Foles must continue his late season heroics when the Eagles host AFC South winner Houston on Sunday. If the season ended today, the Texans would be the second seed in the AFC, [...]

NFL Week 15 Free Picks – Sunday’s Best Bets!

Every matchup I'm about to break down for my NFL Week 15 free picks means something. Soon, front offices around the league will start looking at players at key positions and coaching staffs that underperformed. If you’re one of those players or coaches, you’ve got a ton to play for in the final 3 weeks even if there’s no chance of a postseason berth. There are also plenty of playoff implication games in Week 15. Minnesota must beat the Miami [...]