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. [...]

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 [...]

College football betting preview: LSU Tigers

LSU Tigers Head coach: Ed Orgeron (fourth year) Last year’s record: 10-3 (5-3 SEC), Fiesta Bowl win against UCF, 40-32 Final AP ranking: No. 6 Recruiting Ranking: No. 5 (3 5-stars, 11 4-stars, 10 3-stars) First game: Aug. 31 against Georgia Southern (Futures available on BetAmerica) O/U win total: 9 In Ed Orgeron’s second full year as head coach, he led the Tigers to a 10-3 season behind solid defense. In 2019, however, LSU will need to replace a handful [...]

Finding value in college football futures market

College football is the most exciting sport in the world. But as the elites of the sport–namely Alabama and Clemson—continue to distance themselves from the others, fans and bettors are finding themselves pushed to the outer fringes when it comes to the futures market. Futures Value Recognition As we look for value in this always-intriguing, yet incredibly top-heavy market, we first must recognize that the proliferation of recruiting sites, attention to high school film, and increased top-level camps are making [...]

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 [...]