Who will lead the NFL in rushing yardage in 2019?

When it comes to pounding the rock, every NFL team wants a guy who can both put his head down to get that extra yard and break a tackle to go 70 yards to the house.  It’s hard to find a running back who can do both, but each year it seems a new athletic freak enters the league that changes the expectations of the position. Let’s take a look at who we think might win the rushing title for [...]

NFL: Which quarterback will throw for the most yards in 2019?

When trying to determine which quarterback is going to have the most passing yards in the 2019 NFL season, there are so many variables to consider that it can make your head spin. Rather than narrow down to a single selection, let's consider which 10 quarterbacks deserve most consideration for this prop wager. Patrick Mahomes +400 Mahomes came in second last year in passing yardage and was also second in yards per attempt. He presumably will only get better, as [...]

Will the Indianapolis Colts make the playoffs? Not so fast…

Andrew Luck is back! After many thought his career might be over following multiple injury issues and an entire lost season, Luck proved last year he is still a tremendous talent. With his triumphant return and the team's competitive playoff run last season, the Indianapolis Colts find themselves favorites to win the competitive AFC South in 2019. Luck is back, the offensive line is considered one of the very best pass blocking units in football and the defense has a [...]

Which NFL teams will make the playoffs?

Twelve teams every year get to play in the NFL playoffs. Eight advance as division winners, while another four get in on the grace of the wildcard. On the other side there are probably about eight teams each year that we can count out of the playoff picture before the first game even gets played. This means nearly half of the legit playoff contenders will find themselves in the postseason tournament. Let's take a look at five teams to advance [...]

Early look NFL preview: Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts Head coach: Frank Reich (second year) Last year’s record: 10-6, lost in divisional round vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 31-13 First game: Sept. 8 at Los Angeles Chargers Win total: Over/Under 9.5 (Over 9.5 -160, Under 9.5 +130) Super Bowl odds: +1600 No one expected much from a Colts team that went 4-12 in 2017 and kicked off the following season with a 1-5 record. In Frank Reich’s first year as head coach, it looked like Indianapolis had plenty [...]

Using negative stats to your advantage when betting the NFL

When it comes to the NFL, just about everything is tracked. It's easy to get lost in the statistics, trying to determine which have value relative to the spread and which don't. Here are five key statistics that tell me I don't want to wager on a team. Turnovers If a team doesn't take care of the football, it is destined to be on the losing end of the spread more often than not. While turnover ratio directly measures fumbles [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

Five stats to lean on for NFL wagering

While some NFL stats show up like a big red flag before you decide to place a wager, others appear as a green light prompting you to fire away. Let's take a look at five key stats that indicate one team is in a better position than its opponent. Interception rate A low interception rate can directly translate to covering the spread. In the last 10 years, the two teams with the best record against the spread are the New [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: NFL, SportsWire|Tags: , , , |

Five intriguing wagers at the sportsbook ‘buffet’

When it comes to betting, an online sportsbook is like the greatest Vegas buffet in the world. There's plenty to choose from. You might overindulge, you'll probably enjoy making all your selections and it could cost you a little bit of money, but you won't quickly forget the experience. Here are some of my favorite offerings from the gambler's buffet. Team totals I'm an "Unders" football bettor most of the time, and many times it is because of my opinion [...]

Who will be the 2019 NFL MVP?

Winning a Most Valuable Player award is the most significant individual résumé builder any athlete can hope to achieve. The award will never go to a player on a losing team in the NFL. Over the last 20 years, no MVP winner has ever played for a team that has won fewer than 10 games. More often than not the MVP comes from one of the best teams in the league. Although he's only won two MVP awards, Aaron Rodgers [...]

Early look NFL preview: Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys Head coach: Jason Garrett (10th year) Last year’s record: 10-6-0, lost in divisional round vs. LA Rams, 30-22 First game: Sept. 8 vs. New York Giants Win total: Over/Under 9 (Over 9 -115, Under 9 -115) Super Bowl odds: +2400 The Cowboys started 2018 on shaky footing before they won seven of eight games to close out the regular season. Dallas earned a wild-card spot in the playoffs, where they took down Seattle 24-22, then fell to the [...]