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 [...]

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  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 Monday Night Football Betting – Will Saints Bury Panthers’ Playoff Hopes?

One of the best rivalries in the NFL resumes on Monday, December 17 when current NFC top-seed New Orleans travels to Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina to battle Came Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Saints and Panthers have yet to face each other this season. Their game in Week 15 Monday Night Football betting is the first of two in the final weeks of the regular season. New Orleans can set the tone by dominating the Panthers. The [...]

NFL Week 14 Free Picks – Full Sunday Gauntlet Run!

Trying to make sense of my NFL Week 14 free picks took some time! There’s a lot going on this Sunday starting with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Baltimore Ravens as a  -7.0 points favorite. The Chiefs have come back to earth since starting the season on fire against the spread. On Sunday, KC battles the Baltimore Ravens and their top ranked defense. Baltimore’s only a half a game behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North. The Ravens have a [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 14 NFL 4-Pack

After a one-sided Thursday night game dominated by Derrick Henry and the Titans to start off a week full of divisional battles, a plethora of meaningful games are on tap this weekend in the National Football League. Here is my Week 14 4-Pack: Dallas Cowboys (-3.5) vs Philadelphia Eagles The defending champions may have won two in a row, but do not be fooled by them outscoring their last two opponents and getting back into a position to potentially win [...]

NFL Power Rankings Week 13

NFL Power Rankings Week 13 1. Los Angeles Rams (11-1 SU and 5-5-2 ATS) Todd Gurley pulling the "I'll just score this touchdown untouched in a few plays anyways" thing where he burned more time off the clock is the ultimate swagger move. Next Game: LAR -3.0 at Chicago 2. New Orleans Saints (10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS) You don't get to keep the spot after you lose a game, especially one that EVERYONE saw. Thanks to less-than-spectacular performances from his counterparts [...]

NFL Week 13 Betting – Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sitting 6-2 three weeks ago and surging towards the playoffs, the Carolina Panthers are now 6-5 and fighting for their playoff lives. A division title is lost as the New Orleans Saints (10-1) are running away with the NFC South and four games clear of the second place Panthers. Carolina is now in a 3-way tie for the second and final NFC wild card spot, but the Panthers should bounce back and explode on offense against the deficient defense of [...]