[VIDEO] 2019 AFC Championship Breakdown ft. Scully and Shapiro

Scott Shapiro and James Scully come together to offer a tight run down of the 2019 AFC Championship game featuring the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. This is the first time in eons where the Patriots are underdogs, and the narrative of late has been around the frigid, arctic blast that is supposed to roll through Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Who's got the advantage? The New England Patriots have been doubted before, including last week where many thought [...]

Scott Shapiro’s AFC Championship Game Analysis – New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

Championship Sunday continues with another rematch of a high-scoring contest that took place during the middle of the 2018 NFL season. The difference, though, is that the loser of the regular season showdown is now the host with New England visiting Kansas City with a Super Bowl berth on the line. When the Chiefs visited the Patriots on Sunday night in Week 6 it was all New England early, but ended up being a tight one late. Probable MVP Patrick [...]

2019 AFC Championship Betting – Can Chiefs Hold As Favorites Against Patriots?

The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs meet at Arrowhead Stadium in the 2019 AFC Championship betting battle we've all been waiting for, and the weather could play a pivotal role. The total has dropped from the opener of 57 to 55, and a winter storm ‘arctic blast’ is scheduled to hit Kansas City throughout the weekend with a wintry mix of 1-3 inches of snow and added rain settling in the area. There could be some clearing Sunday, [...]

Updated 2019 Super Bowl Futures – Rams Are Technically “The Longshot”

The recently updated 2019 Super Bowl futures essentially took the prices heading in to last week, and shaved somewhere between 25 and 40 percent off the top. The math checks out, but what's perhaps the most interesting element is just how tight these numbers are. There aren't any true longshots. There are no, crazy, underdog stories. Even the betting lines themselves are hovering around the natural home line, with the Saints posting as -3.5 favorites at home against the Rams, [...]

Scott Shapiro’s NFL Playoffs Selections and Analysis- Saturday’s Divisional Round

After a Wild Card round that was kind to those who backed underdogs, another great slate of playoff games is on tap this weekend in the National Football League. History suggests that relying on dogs to get the job done in the divisional round both outright or against the number can be a dangerous endeavor, but I think this season is unique. In years’ past, the majority of top seeds come into the playoffs playing their best ball, but I [...]

Odds to win Super Bowl Llll – Saints Posting As Clear +225 Favorites

Three underdogs pulled outright upsets in the Wild Card round. That runs the against the spread record to 10-0 since last year's playoffs. The race to win the Vince Lombardi trophy looks wide open. As has been the case all year long, there's been no, true front runner, but the oddsmakers have pushed the New Orleans Saints to the top of the pile by a strong margin. They are nearly half the price of the Kansas City Chiefs, who are [...]

2019 AFC Divisional Playoff Betting- Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Indianapolis Colts look to continue their winning ways after topping the Houston Texans 21-7 in opening round playoff action last week. The Colts have won 10 of their last 11 games including five straight as they head to Kanas City to take on the AFC’s No. 1 seed. The Chiefs high-powered offense led the league in scoring with 35.3 points per game this season, and the highest scoring game of the playoffs thus far is expected. The total here [...]

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 [...]

Week 16 Prime Time Free Pick – Can Seattle Keep Up With Kansas City?

Following the results Saturday and earlier in the day Sunday, Seattle and Kansas City will know where they stand as their push for the playoffs and positioning continues in a game that will draw significant betting action. Afternoon rain showers won’t dampen the impact on the game, but it could impact the two quarterbacks' ability to deliver the ball more accurately and on the move. Discerning a side in my Week 16 prime time free pick might require some savvy [...]

NFL Week 16 Sunday Night Football – Mahomes Faces Daunting Task Against Seahawks

The final NFL Sunday Night Football game of the season takes place on Sunday, Dec. 23, and, oh, man, it’s a doozy!  The Kansas City Chiefs head to Seattle to battle the Seahawks with a lot on the line. The Chiefs must win and hope the Ravens beat the L.A. Chargers to ensure an AFC West division title. Although KC’s locked down a playoff spot, they have yet to lock down the division. If they lose this game, which is [...]