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Tiger Woods Marital Affair and Car Accident Betting Odds Released by


You knew it was only a matter of time before the online sportsbooks would take advantage of the crazy happenings with Tiger Woods and his wife. Oddsmakers at posted the following odds surrounding Tiger Woods rumors of cheating on his wife and the crazy car accident over Thanksgiving weekend.

Will Tiger lose any of his sponsorships?

Yes 5/1
No 1/10

Will he win / lose his next major?

Yes 2/1
No 1/3

Which club will Tiger’s wife use to smash his windshield with next?

Woods 3/2
Irons 1/1
Putters 2/1

Will Tiger file assault charges against wife?

Yes 2/1
No 1/3

Will Tiger’s wife join LPGA

Yes 6/1
No 1/12

Over/under on number of clubs it takes tiger’s wife to smash a windshield:

Over 2.5 5/6
Under 2.5 5/6

Odds on what Tiger’s facial lacerations are from:

His wife beating him 1/2
Air bag 2/1
Caddy 3/2

Odds on Tiger getting a DWI by 2012:

Yes 5/1
No 1/10

Who is involved in a lawsuit first:

Tiger 2/1
Tigers wife 3/2
Caddy 6/5

Who has an affair first:

Tiger 5/6
Wife 5/6

Odds that tigers wife is having an affair

Yes 2/1
No 1/3

Will Charges be laid against Tiger?

Yes 5/6
No 5/6

Will rumors of an affair ring true – will a “new woman” come forward as having been w/ Tiger?

Yes 3/1
No 1/5

Will he divorce in next 24 months?

Yes 3/1
No 1/5

Patriots vs. Saints Monday Night Football Pick and Betting Preview

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Monday Night Football will host the marquee game of the week when the New England Patriots travel to New Orleans to play the Saints. The line currently has the Saints favored by 1.5 points, essentially making this game a pick’em. With how these teams score points, there is no way that 1.5 points will decide the outcome of this game. New Orleans will be looking to continue their pursuit of perfection while the 7-3 New England Patriots will look to win out the rest of the season in hopes of hosting a playoff game or two in January.

I believe William Dillard said it best; it is all about “location, location, location.” It is hard to argue against New Orleans and their perfect 5-0 record at home when compared to New England’s 1-3 mark on the road. It is not a huge surprise to see a team improve in most statistical categories when playing at home. New Orleans is clearly not the exception to this rule. They gain 40 more yards at home when compared to the road at 440 yard per game, average more first downs, complete almost 10% more 3rd downs at 52.4%, and Drew Brees is a lot better. On the road, Brees has thrown for 1191 yards with 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions this season. At home, he has thrown for 1555 yards with 13 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions. Defensively, all of this looks almost identical to the offense but its inverse. Opposing teams gain fewer yards and first downs, and convert the leagues 5th fewest 3rd downs at 31.7%. New England’s continued struggles on the road this year will only serve to magnify these stats.

New England is 1-3 on the road. The only when came in London when playing Tampa Bay. In their 3 road defeats, opponents have torn apart their defensive secondary. The Pats are ranked 6th in the league pass defense of 187 yards per game, but that number jumps to well over 230 yards when playing on the road. Expect Drew Brees to pick this secondary apart at home, as he throws for 75 more yards when returning to the Superdome bringing his average up to 305 per game. At home New Orleans will attempt to stretch the field significantly. Their yards per completion and yards per attempt both rise significantly as 40% of all of Brees’ pass attempts go over 21 yards.

The Patriots have also suffered from a lack of “killer instinct” on the road. In all 3 road loses, New England has scored a combined a 10 points in the second half of all of those games with all 10 coming against Indianapolis. New Orleans averages a league best 36.9 points per game. So it would be in New England’s best interest to solve this problem or face being run of the Superdome like the New York Giants did in their week 6 trouncing 48-27.

New England’s only advantage on the road is the hope that Drew Brees continues his fairly pedestrian effort in recent weeks. If we ignore the outstanding performance of Brees last week against Tampa Bay, in weeks 7 through 10, he hit his mid-season slump with only 6 touchdowns to 7 interceptions. However, he busted out of that little slump in a big way last week with 3 touchdown passes to 0 interceptions and the team has still managed to remain perfect in all of those less than stellar games. Outside of a Drew Brees meltdown, it is looking awful difficult for New England to pull off this upset. Reggie Bush is expected to return for the Saints while New England’s ground game will be without Fred Taylor with an ankle injury.

This season New England is 5-4-1 ATS while New Orleans is 7-3 ATS. In head to head matchups, New Orleans is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New England. Following the points, the O/U is at 56. This year New England is 4-5-1 O/U while New Orleans is 6-4. Neither record is all that reassuring for betting the points but when following the recent history of when these teams play, the total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’s last 7 games when playing New England.

Patriots vs. Saints MNF Pick: New Orleans will cover the 1.5 points as Brees will put up big numbers. I’m always a little wary of picking the O/U especially at 56 but if you are a trend bettor, the trend is for this game to go the over according to recent history.

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In a potential Super Bowl preview, the Patriots will travel down to New Orleans to face the undefeated Saints in a Monday night clash. Here’s a breakdown of all 16 games:

Green Bay Packers (-10.5) at Detroit Lions (48.5)

The Packers rolled to a 26-0 win over Detroit in week 6 but two key defensive performers are out for the year after suffering injuries last week. Detroit has improved over the course of the season despite its 2-8 record. On a short week, the Lions should build on last week’s wild win to give Green Bay a good game on Turkey day.

Oakland Raiders (40.5) at Dallas Cowboys (-13.5)

Oakland pulled out an upset win last week but the club has lost four games by at least 20 points this season. Dallas has traditionally feasted on visiting foes on Thanksgiving. After being held to just seven points in each of the last two weeks, the Cowboys are expected to bust out on Thursday.
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New York Giants (-6) at Denver Broncos (42)

Each team started 5-0 but are now 6-4 entering this key Thanksgiving night matchup. The Giants ended their slide last week but the defense continues to falter in late-game situations. The Broncos losing streak may continue but the home squad will keep it close, if they fall again.
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Indianapolis Colts (-3.5) at Houston Texans (49)

The Colts have won by 4, 3, 1 and 2 points over the last four weeks to remain perfect. With only one victory over Indy in franchise history, Houston will be fired up to get the Colts at home after a 20-17 setback on the road in week 9. While the Colts have a three-game edge for home field advantage in the AFC, the Texans have to win down the stretch just to get a wild-card spot.
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Cleveland Browns (38.5) at Cincinnati Bengals (-14)

The Buckeye State battle appears one-sided but Cleveland let the first meeting between the squads slip away in a 23-20 OT defeat at home in week 4. The Bengals will rebound from last week’s upset defeat to win but the rivalry nature of the game will enable the Browns to compete on Sunday.
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Chicago Bears (47) at Minnesota Vikings (-10)

The Bears have lost each of their last two outings by four points to fall out of realistic playoff contention. Minnesota is building momentum with a chance to catch New Orleans for the best record in the NFC. The Vikings should roll to another big home win on Sunday.
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Washington Redskins (41) at Philadelphia Eagles (-9)

A couple of missed field goals cost the Redskins a chance to upset Dallas last week. Philly is in the thick of the playoff race after pulling out a win at Chicago last Sunday night. The Eagles protect their home turf in this NFC East matchup but the Redskins will hang around again for a possible win on the road for the second week in a row.
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Miami Dolphins (-3) at Buffalo Bills (39.5)

Miami has rallied from an 0-3 start to get back into the playoff hunt at 5-5. A coaching change didn’t help Buffalo in another loss last week. With some extra prep time after a Thursday game, the Dolphins move above the .500 mark against a Buffalo squad that is already looking towards 2010.

Arizona Cardinals (PK) at Tennessee Titans (46.5)

The Cardinals are unbeaten on the road but quarterback Kurt Warner isn’t a lock to play after getting banged up in last week’s game. With a comfortable three-game lead in the NFC West, Arizona’s lack of urgency should help the rejuvenated Titans win this one.
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Seattle Seahawks (-2.5) at St. Louis Rams (42)

Seattle is 0-5 on the road this season with all five defeats coming by double-digits. St. Louis should have a lot more interest for this contest after being shutout 28-0 in Seattle to open the season. The Rams should gain some revenge on Sunday.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (46) at Atlanta Falcons (-11.5)

Tampa Bay was overwhelmed by the Saints last week. Despite losing four of its last five, Atlanta is just one game out of a playoff bid with plenty of football to play. The Falcons will get back on the winning track with a resounding victory over the rebuilding Bucs.
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Carolina Panthers (41.5) at New York Jets (-3)

Both teams are 4-6 after posting winning records a year ago. Carolina is more of a disappointment after recording 12 victories in 2008. The Jets have been slumping but New York should be more interested to play this one with a rookie quarterback and head coach.
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Jacksonville Jaguars (41) at San Francisco 49ers (-3)

Jacksonville has won each of its last four victories by a field goal or less while the 49ers have dropped four games by a touchdown or less since coming off of a bye in week 7. The trends continue on Sunday in a narrow win by the Jaguars.
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Kansas City Chiefs (45) at San Diego Chargers (-13.5)

Kansas City is riding high after last week’s dramatic win over Pittsburgh and the club has won two of its last three on the road. San Diego began its current five-game winning streak with a 37-7 win in Kansas City in week 7. The Chiefs are a lot more competitive this time around in what is expected to be a closer loss to the Chargers.
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Pittsburgh Steelers (PK) at Baltimore Ravens (42)

Both participants from last year’s AFC title game are struggling heading into this year’s rematch. Pittsburgh has dropped two straight and is heading to Baltimore with a pair of banged up quarterbacks. The Ravens have lost five of seven but the home team will step up to keep its fading playoff hopes alive on Sunday night.
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New England Patriots (56) at New Orleans Saints (-3)

The Patriots return to the venue of their first Super Bowl triumph in 2001. The Superdome will be in a frenzy as the New Orleans fans will try to help their team remain perfect in 2009. In a Monday night shootout, the Saints just may outgun the Patriots to improve to 11-0.
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NY Giants vs. Denver Broncos Thanksgiving Night Betting Picks and Preview

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The night game on Thanksgiving features two struggling teams when the 6-4 New York Giants trave to Invesco field to play the 6-4 Denver Broncos. The Giants are 7 point favorites on the road. Ending their 4 game losing streak last week against the Falcons, the Giants have to keep pace with the Cowboys, who will most likely destroy the Raiders earlier on turkey day. The Broncos just need a win, forget playoff talk, this team just needs to go out and somehow kick, scratch, and claw their way to a victory.

Kyle Orton is expected to start Thursday’s game even with an ankle that is less than 100%. Denver really has no other option as the Chris Simms experiment was an utter disaster. Orton came in after 3 terrible offensive series for Simms and managed a 15 for 29 performance for 179 yards and 1 interception. In his first 6 games of the season Orton threw 9 touchdowns and just 1 interception. In his last 4 games, he has thrown 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. The problems extend past Orton in recent weeks as the Denver defense has been awful. In week 9, the 3-4 defense of Denver ranked 1st in total yards allowed, 3rd against the rush, and 2nd in points allowed. Since then the team has added 3 consecutive losses and have given up more than 29 points per game during the stretch. Teams are now averaging over 307 yards per game with 164 of those coming on the ground. Luckily for them, the Giants have not played much better in recent weeks.

The Giants snapped their own 4 game slide last week with a 34-31 victory against the Atlanta Falcons. It was certainly a needed win, but it does not hide the fact that there are many holes in this team. The 5-0 record early on was clearly a smoke screen as it came against Washington, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Oakland. The next 4 losses all came against potential playoff teams in New Orleans, Arizona, Philadelphia, and San Diego. Manning received some criticism during the streak with his 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. The larger issue remains the Giant defense, namely the depleted secondary which has been burned by the big play far too often this season. During the 4 game losing streak, teams have scored over 40 points twice. Fortunately for New York, they play a Denver team that is 19th in the league in passing offense.

Kyle Orton is obviously a better option than Chris Simms, but it will not be good enough to pull off the win or even the cover. Denver is still a running team that relies on good defense and right now their defense is playing bad and the Giants are still solid in the running defense ranking 9th in the league allowing 103.8 yards per game. The area where Denver needs to expose the Giants, their secondary, will be a difficult task for a team that does not stretch the football field and has an injured quarterback.

The Giants are 4-5-1 ATS this season while the Broncos are 6-4 ATS. Over the last few seasons, the Giants are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games on the road. The O/U for the game is 42. The Giants games have gone 6-3-1 O/U while the Broncos are 2-8 O/U. The O/U really speaks to two very different styles of football. The Giants can both score and give up a lot of points as seen in recent weeks and the Broncos play many low scoring and ugly games, rarely going over the posted vegas “Total”.

Giants vs. Broncos Thanksgiving Night Picks: The Giants will cover the 7 points. Take the over 42 points as Denver should be able to expose the Giants secondary to score 14-17 points while the Giants should be able to put up 30-35 against a very poor playing Denver defense.

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Packers vs. Lions Thanksgiving Day Spread and Over-Under Picks

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The early Thanksgiving game features the 6-4 Green Bay Packers against the 2-8 Detroit Lions. The teams will renew their rivalry with the Packers going for the season sweep after winning the first matchup 26-0. Traditionally, most teams do in fact play a little better on Thanksgiving, for no other reason than it is nationally televised and nobody wants to suffer that kind of embarrassment. However, in Detroit’s case, do not expect this underdog to cover the 11 points.

The Lions face a number of hurdles entering the game. If being bad was not problem enough their starting quarter back in Matt Stafford is listed as questionable for the game with a shoulder injury. Coach Jim Schwartz even commented on the injury saying “it’s unlikely that he’s going to play.” This will leave Daunte Culpepper as the potential starter for the game. In addition, the team’s leading receiver, Calvin Johnson, sat out practice with hand and knee injuries. What you have here is a team that already ranks 24th in points per game with 18 and 24th in total yards with 311.8, playing without two of their best offensive weapons. This will put a tremendous amount of pressure on an already terrible Detroit defense to keep Aaron Rodgers and the Packers out of the endzone.

The Detroit defense ranks 31st in yards allowed at 391.5 per game and last in points allowed at over 30 per game. To put into perspective how bad the Lions defense has been this year, the lowly Cleveland Browns who rank 30th in points scored per game at 11.5, put up 37 against the Lions defense. Aaron Rodgers already light up the Lions defense in their first meeting going 29 for 37 for 358 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Packers will enter this game having lost Kampman and Harris for the season on the defensive side of the ball, but remain relatively intact offensively to out score Detroit if necessary.

Green Bay is 5-4-1 ATS this season while the Lions are 2-7-1 ATS. In the head to head matchups, Green Bay is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Detroit and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit. If you are looking at the points, the line currently sits at 47.5. Green Bay is 6-4 O/U while Detroit is 5-5. Neither betting trend is strong enough on their own to place a bet, but going back to the head to head matchup, the total has gone over in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games when playing Detroit and over 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing at home against Green Bay.

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Bookmakers move Tebow down to 5-1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy behind Ingram and McCoy

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The Heisman race is still wide open as the star performers on the top three teams in the nation continue to pile up numbers and wins. Surprisingly, online sportsbook has moved Florida QB Tim Tebow down to +500 or 5/1 to win the 2009 Heisman Trophy. Alabama RB Mark Ingram and Texas QB Colt McCoy continue to be favored to win the Heisman.

Tim Tebow – Florida Gators

Tebow played just over a half in last week’s 62-3 rout of Florida International. He delivered a season-long 55-yard touchdown run to give the top-ranked Gators an early 14-0 lead in the contest. With his arm, Tebow completed 17-of-25 passes for 215 yards with a pair of TD strikes. He has now accounted for 25 total touchdowns (14 pass, 11 rush) this season. However, Tebow’s past accomplishments could prevent him from winning another Heisman Trophy in 2009. He accounted for a whopping 55 touchdowns in 2007 to capture the Heisman. Last year, Tebow had a combined 42 touchdowns through the air and ground. On Saturday, he will play his final home game at Florida against rival Florida State before heading to Atlanta for a showdown with 2nd-ranked Alabama for the SEC championship on December 5th.
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Colt McCoy – Texas Longhorns

McCoy is building some momentum for the Heisman after his best statistical game of the year. In last week’s 51-20 win over Kansas, he completed 32-of-41 passes for 396 yards with four touchdown tosses. McCoy became the winningest quarterback in the history of college football in the victory. He is now 43-7 in his career as a starter. McCoy continues to lead the nation in completion percentage at 73 percent. With 23 TD passes in 2009, McCoy has thrown for more than 20 touchdowns in each of his four collegiate campaigns. This week, the 3rd-ranked Longhorns will look to complete a perfect regular season with a Thanksgiving visit to rival Texas A & M before the Big 12 title game against Nebraska on December 5th in Dallas.
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Mark Ingram – Alabama Crimson Tide

Ingram didn’t need to exert much of an effort in last week’s 45-0 blowout of Chattanooga. He had only 11 carries for Alabama in the win. Ingram gained 102 yards with a pair of touchdown runs in the contest. The sophomore is fourth in the nation in rushing with 1399 yards. His 12 rushing touchdowns match the total he accumulated as a freshman in 2008. On Friday, Ingram will face a major test as the Crimson Tide head across the state to face bitter rival Auburn before the SEC title matchup against Florida.
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C.J. Spiller – Clemson Tigers

The senior running back only needs 26 yards to reach 7,000 all-purpose yards in his career. He has rushed for 894 yards this season for the Tigers. In his four years at Clemson, Spiller has rushed for over 3,000 yards with 27 touchdowns on the ground. He has also caught over 100 passes at Clemson with 11 TD grabs. Spiller has returned three kickoffs for scores this season while adding a punt return TD. He has also thrown a touchdown pass for the Tigers this season. This week, Clemson travels to Columbia to face the South Carolina Gamecocks before traveling down to Tampa to meet Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game on December 5th.
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College Football Picks Upset Alert for Clemson, Arizona and Tennessee in Week 13

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The Kentucky Wildcats could finally be ready to end their lengthy losing skid against the Tennessee Volunteers this week.

1.) Arizona State over Arizona

The 4-7 Sun Devils will certainly treat this rivalry matchup as their bowl game on Saturday. The Arizona State seniors want to go out on a high note for their home finale. Despite their record, the Sun Devils have a defense that is capable of controlling a game. The club leads the Pac-10 in total and passing defense. Arizona was in a position to go to the Rose Bowl a couple of weeks ago but two straight setbacks have the team out of the conference title chase.

The Wildcats are trying to rebound from a crushing overtime defeat against Oregon last week in Tucson. While Arizona is a 2.5-point favorite in the matchup, the Wildcats are just 3-7 in their last ten meetings against Arizona State with three straight losses in Tempe. The Sun Devils will be eager to gain some revenge after suffering a 31-10 setback at Tucson against the Wildcats in 2008.

2.) South Carolina over Clemson

These two in-state rivals have met annually since 1909. Clemson has controlled the series with a 61-36-4 record. While the Tigers are a 2.5-point favorite for Saturday’s contest in Columbia, the Gamecocks appear to be catching Clemson at just the right time. Next week, the Tigers will play a much bigger game against Georgia Tech for the ACC championship in Tampa. On the other side, South Carolina is eager to face their cross-state rival with a chance to secure a winning season after three straight defeats.

With an open date last week, the Gamecocks have had some extra time to get ready for this one. The club’s strong defense (17th in the country in total defense) will present a stern challenge for Heisman candidate C.J. Spiller. The South Carolina seniors will be especially fired up for their final home game in Columbia.

3.) Kentucky over Tennessee

Kentucky hasn’t defeated Tennessee on the gridiron since 1984. The Wildcats have endured 24 straight defeats to the Volunteers heading into Saturday’s rivalry contest in Lexington. Despite having a better record than Tennessee, Kentucky is a 3.5-point underdog in the matchup. The Wildcats have plenty of momentum entering this game with a 5-1 record in their last six outings. The club is able to effectively move the ball on the ground with the 20th-ranked rushing offense in the nation. The defense is also sound for Kentucky. The Wildcats are a solid 38th in the country in scoring defense.

Tennessee has shown some life under first-year head coach Lane Kiffin but the Vols are 0-3 on the road this season. The club battled Florida and Alabama well away from home but Tennessee was embarrassed in their last road contest at Mississippi two weeks ago. The seniors on the Kentucky team have a special chance to enhance their legacy with a win against Tennessee in their final game at Commonwealth Stadium.

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NFL ATS Betting Recap for Week 11

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The Colts and Saints both improved to 10-0 after winning again last week. Here are some highlights from last Sunday’s action:

Colts pull out another one

The Indianapolis Colts continue to live on the edge this season. For the fourth week in a row, Indy escaped with a narrow victory to remain the lone unbeaten in the AFC. A late interception enabled the Colts to escape Baltimore with a 17-15 win as a 1-point favorite. In their previous three games, the Colts won by margins of 4, 3 and 1 points. Six of the club’s ten wins this season have been by four points or less. While the Colts have covered in all five of its road games this season, the team has covered only once at home in 2009.

Saints end cover slump

New Orleans had a much easier time en route to their 10-0 start. The Saints rolled to a 38-7 victory at Tampa Bay as a 10.5-point favorite. New Orleans covered in its first six games but the club failed to cover in its next three contests before cashing in against the Bucs. The Saints will get a much bigger test this week when the Patriots come to town for a Monday night battle.

Steelers, Bengals stumble

A week after their battle for first place in the AFC North, the Steelers and Bengals hit the road for what appeared to be easy contests against the Chiefs and Raiders. Pittsburgh closed as a 10.5-point favorite at Kansas City last week. The Steelers seemed to be in good shape after taking a 17-7 halftime lead but the Chiefs stormed back to force overtime. Kansas City was able to pull out a 27-24 victory despite being out gained by over 200 yards. Pittsburgh is just 3-7 against the point spread on the year. The Bengals had a chance to open up a commanding two-game lead in the division by the time their game in Oakland kicked off. Cincinnati had the Raiders on the ropes with a 14-0 lead midway through the second quarter. However, Oakland battled back to trail by only seven points entering the final quarter. The Raiders scored the tying touchdown with only 33 seconds to play and then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to setup the game-winning field goal with just 15 seconds to play in a 20-17 win. Cincinnati was a 9-point favorite in the game.

Chargers humble reeling Broncos

Last year, the Chargers overcame a three-game deficit with three contests to play to steal the AFC West crown from the Broncos. This year, San Diego has started its playoff push much earlier. The Chargers recorded their fifth straight win with a 32-3 victory over the Broncos in Denver. San Diego easily covered as a 6.5-point favorite to avenge a 34-23 home defeat in week 6 to Denver. The Chargers have covered in four of its five wins during the streak. Denver has now lost four in a row after a 6-0 start to fall a game behind San Diego in the divisional race. The four losses have been by an average margin of 20 points.

NFL Week 11 ATS Betting Results:

Team             Score        Odds           Bet Final

Dolphins             24           +3.5            Cover: + 10.5

Panthers             17            -3.5            Under: 42

Browns               37           +3.5            Cover: + 2.5

Lions                   38           -3.5             Over: 37.5

Bills                     15            +9               Cover: + 6

Jaguars                18            -9                Under: 41

Steelers               24            -10.5            Over: 39.5

Chiefs                  27            +10.5           Cover: + 13.5

Colts                   17              -1                Cover: + 1

Ravens                15              +1               Under: 44

Falcons                31              +7               Cover: + 4

Giants                  34              -7                Over: 45

49ers                   24               +6              Over: 42

Packers               30                -6               Push

Seahawks              9              +10.5          Under: 47

Vikings                 35              -10.5           Cover: + 15.5

Redskins                 6              +11              Cover: + 10

Cowboys                7               -11              Under: 41.5

Saints                     38             -10.5          Cover: + 20.5

Buccaneers               7             +10.5         Under: 51

Cardinals                21              -9.5           Under: 46.5

Rams                      13               +9.5         Cover: + 1.5

Jets                         14               +10.5       Push: 45

Patriots                   31               -10.5        Cover: + 6.5

Bengals                   17                 -9             Over: 36

Raiders                   20                 +9            Cover: + 12

Chargers                 32                 -6.5          Cover: + 22.5

Broncos                    3                 +6.5          Under: 41.5

Eagles                     24                 -3.5          Cover: + 0.5

Bears                       20                +3.5          Under: 46.5

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Titans at Texans Monday Night Football Pick and Preview

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The Monday Night game for week 11 features the Tennessee Titans traveling to Reliant Stadium to play the Houston Texans for their final meeting of the season. The line currently has the Texans -4. In the first game, Houston outlasted Tennessee 34-30. Matt Schaub had a huge day for Houston with 357 yards, 4 touchdowns, and no interceptions. Titans RB Chris Johnson had a historic day with 3 touchdowns of over 50 yards. Since then, the Titans have piled on the loses, changed quarterbacks and slid out of playoff contention at 3-6. Houston has played uninspired football leading to a 5-4 mark with a chance to potentially emerge as a playoff football team after this week.

The Titans were 0-6 with Kerry Collins as the starter and in the last 3 weeks with Vince Young being handed the starting job, they are now 3-0. The Kerry Collins era of 0-6 means nothing to me as a bettor, so we focus on what the 3-0 Titans are with Vince Young under center. This team is…well…unsurprisingly predictable in about every way. Sure, the Titans have won with Vince Young as the quarterback and he appears to be managing the game with only 2 interceptions to go along with his 2 touchdowns but the passing offense is still bad. Young is averaging 169 yards per game with 48 of his total 67 attempts in 3 games coming either behind the line of scrimmage or within 10 yards. Only 9 times has Vince been asked to throw the ball over 20 yards. The Titans best weapon in moving the ball continues to be Chris Johnson.

Chris Johnson is all too familiar with the Houston defense as he ran for 2 touchdowns of 57 and 91 yards along with a 69 yard TD reception in their last meeting. It was certainly a career day that ended in defeat. If there is a reason to bet the Titans, Johnson is that reason. I am no longer certain that Houston can be content with letting Johnson just “get his” as long as they shut down Vince Young. Shutting down Young will be easy, with 2 weeks to prepare for the stale Titans passing offense. However, a game from Johnson that resembles anything like he had in week 2, leaves a very small margin of error for the Houston offense to cover the 4 points in this matchup.

The Texans have proven to have an explosive offense this year. Houston is 6th in the league in total yards with 374.9 yards per game with most of them coming through the air. Ranking 3rd in the league in passing offense, averaging 283.7 yards per game, Matt Schaub has a favorite target in Andre Johnson. Johnson is 3rd in the league in receiving yards and has already put up huge numbers against the Titan’s secondary. Johnson caught 10 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown in their last meeting exposing the Titans passing defense along with Matt Schaub who threw for his 357 total yards. Following the week 2 game, the Titans have done little to improve their passing defense, giving up 270.4 yards per game, good for 31st in the league.

The Texans enter this game coming off a bye week in which they had to sit on a tough loss to the Colts. Andre Johnson summed it up pretty well after the defeat, “there are no moral victories.” Teams coming off a bye and playing at home this year are 11-3. The Texans have improved their rushing defense in recent weeks. The Houston’s rush defense is 14th in the league at 108.6 yards per game, but in their last 3 games opponents have averaged 76 yards per game which would be good for 2nd against the league. Combine this with the extra week of prep and the Texans should be able to have a competent game plan in place for containing Johnson and stopping Vince Young.

On the road it will be a tall task for Vince Young and the Titans to pull off a victory so the only question is will they be able to cover the spread? The answer is no. I do not care that Young is 3-0 as a starter. He is still a very poor quarterback and the wins are in spite of what he is doing under the center. Chris Johnson will literally have to duplicate his historic week 2 performance to keep the game close. Meanwhile, the Texans just have to continue to do what they have much of the year, throw the ball for a lot of yards and continue to stop the run. The formula could not be simpler for a fairly lop-sided Monday night game.

Monday Night Football Pick: Houston Texans -4

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