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Jets vs. Dolphins MNF Point Spread Preview, Expert Picks, Score Prediction

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Part of the reason why many think the Miami Dolphins can still make the playoffs is because they still have two games left against the New York Jets. The first of those games is in Week 13 on Monday Night Football, and the Fins are giving 4.5 on the road in the Meadowlands. The ‘total’ starts off the week at 41.5.


DOLPHINS – NY JETS MNF POINT SPREAD WEEK 13 2014:

OPEN: DOLPHINS -4.5 | CURRENT: DOLPHINS -4.5 | O/U: 41.5
 

1. Why the DOLPHINS will cover the spread: Did you watch the Jets play on Monday against the Buffalo Bills? That 38-3 game wasn’t even remotely that close, and there were problems all over the place. The defense had no answer for QB Kyle Orton for the second time in the span of a month, the offensive line couldn’t block DE Mario Williams to save its life, and both QB Michael Vick and QB Geno Smith were just flat out terrible. New York doesn’t have a legit quarterback, and that’s a major problem in this league. On top of that, the Dolphins have really played well of late, and we don’t see a 39-36 loss in Denver being an indictment. Miami can play for sure, and if it is even playing a B- game in this one, it should be enough to cover the Jets.


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2. Why the NY JETS will cover the spread: The best reason why the Jets might not cover this spread is because the Dolphins are in a bit of a sandwich spot on their schedule. They have the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots in their next two games after this one, and they are on the heels of that three-point loss in Denver. New York does have two wins this season at home, and that includes beating a very comparable Pittsburgh Steelers outfit here three weeks ago. Aside from that, one would have to dig quite a bit to find a reason to want to back Gang Green.


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3. Total Talk DOLPHINS/JETS: The Jets have now played three straight ‘under’ contests after three straight ‘over’ games in the middle of the campaign. Not surprisingly, the offense has been awful in these three games, averaging 11.0 points per game. The Fins have been trending towards the ‘under’ as well of late. They were on a run of five straight ‘under’ duels before the uncharacteristic 75-point shootout against the Broncos at Mile High.

4. Betting Trends for DOLPHINS/JETS: Miami has covered five of its last six games, and it has won four of the six SU. In that stretch, the defense has had one game in which it has allowed more than 20 points (last week). New York is the worst ATS team in the league this year at 2-8-1 ATS. In respect to this series, the Jets did win last season’s meeting in South Beach 20-7 at the end of the year, but they are still just 4-8 SU and ATS in their last 12 duels in this series.

DOLPHINS – NY JETS WEEK 13 MNF PREDICTION 2014:

Dolphins 20 – Jets 14


Broncos-Chiefs Odds, Point Spread Picks, Week 13 Score Prediction

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A huge week of NFL betting action awaits in Week 13, but the biggest of the bunch might be the duel between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. Eight teams are 7-4 or better in the AFC and four others are within two games of that as we head towards the final quarter of the campaign. Denver is a slight one-point favorite on the road, while the ‘total’ at Arrowhead Stadium for Sunday Night Football is 49.5.

BRONCOS – CHIEFS 2014 WEEK 13 LINE:
OPEN: CHIEFS -1 | CURRENT: BRONCOS -2 | O/U: 49.5



1. Why the CHIEFS will cover the spread: There are a number of reasons why the Chiefs could end up covering this game at home. They have already beaten the Seattle Seahawks here at Arrowhead, and there is little reason to think that Denver has a better chance than the defending champs. Denver has failed to cover two straight games, and it hasn’t covered against a team which has any chance to make the playoffs since October 23rd against the San Diego Chargers. The team hasn’t won a game on the road against a potential postseason team all year. RB Jamaal Charles is running as hard as any back in the league right now, and he only had two carries for four yards the last time these two teams met in Week 2. Even with that game being played in Denver, the Chiefs still only lost by a touchdown, and they had a chance to win the game at the end. Remember as well that TE Julius Thomas could be out of this duel as well, which will only further hurt the Broncos offensively.


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2. Why the BRONCOS will cover the spread: There is clearly something wrong with the Broncos right now offensively. Maybe it’s the fact that RB C.J. Anderson just isn’t as talented of a back as RB Montee Ball or RB Ronnie Hillman, and maybe it’s because teams are starting to catch on to what QB Peyton Manning is doing. That said, these are the types of games in which Manning can take over and throw for five touchdowns.


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3. Total Talk: Earlier this season when these two teams met in Denver, the game didn’t come anywhere near the number. The ‘under’ is 6-1-1 in the last eight games in this series dating back to the middle of the 2010 season. The ‘over’ is 7-1 in Denver’s last eight games, though. The Chiefs have played two straight ‘over’ games after playing five straight ‘under’ performances dating back to October 5th.


4. Betting Trends for Broncos/Chiefs: The Chiefs haven’t won a game in this series since New Year’s Day 2012, thus they haven’t beaten Manning since his move to the Rockies. KC did cover the spread when these two teams met in Week 2, but it is still just 3-6 ATS in the last nine. The Chiefs are one of the best ATS teams this year at 8-3, and they have covered eight of their last 10 since failing miserably in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans.


DENVER BRONCOS vs. KC CHIEFS WEEK 13 PREDICTION:

Chiefs 34 – Broncos 28


NFL Upset Picks Week 13: Jags over the Giants?

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There are a few big underdogs every week who seem to bark in the NFL, and Week 13 certainly won’t be an exception. There will be a few pups at every week who look like ridiculous steals by the time the clock reaches 0:00, and we’re going to highlight a few of those in on the NFL betting odds in Week 13.

Tennessee Titans (+235 ML) @ Houston Texans – The Texans feel to us like they are about set to fall off the planet. QB Ryan Mallett is done for the year with torn pectoral injury, and that will turn the ball back over to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. That’s not a good sign for Houston backers, especially as seven-point favorites on the opening lines. Tennessee has been getting closer and closer in recent weeks, and QB Zach Mettenberger has been improving steadily. This is the second time that he has gone up against the Houston defense, and we expect him to once again have a rock solid game.

It’s a stretch for sure to think that Tennessee can win this one, knowing that the Texans have to have this game to stay in the playoff hunt, but we think it that the self-destruction button is going to be pressed on the hosts at NRG Stadium.


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New England Patriots (+155 ML) @ Green Bay Packers – Sure, the Packers are unstoppable at home, but we think this is the game where they finally get beaten. It’s not the biggest game on the docket, knowing that it isn’t even a conference game. However, QB Tom Brady has been putting the ball wherever he wants to.

The common thread in Green Bay’s big wins is that WR Jordy Nelson has been able to run all over the field. In this one, he won’t be able to do that. DB Darrelle Revis and DB Brandon Browner will be matched up against Nelson and WR Randall Cobb all game long, and that’s going to put a lot of pressure on QB Aaron Rodgers to make some plays to other receivers. Can he really do it consistently? We’re really questioning it.

If New England was able to go on the road and beat the Indianapolis Colts, it can go on the road and beat the Packers as well.


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Jacksonville Jaguars (+120 ML) vs. New York Giants – You just get the feeling that the wheels are finally going to come off of the Giants this week after losing at the death against the Dallas Cowboys last week. Jacksonville has nothing to play for but to improve, and as the weeks have progressed, it has shown some real signs of advancement. No, the Jaguars aren’t really all that good, but are the Giants anything to write home about?

The Jacksonville offense will have a better day against a significantly worse New York defense, and the end result could be an upset. Watch out for the Jags. They have a schedule down the stretch which lends itself to some upsets. They could finish the year on a roll.









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There are a few big underdogs every week who seem to bark in the NFL, and Week 12 certainly won’t be an exception. There will be a few pups every week who look like ridiculous steals by the time the clock reaches 0:00, and we’re going to highlight a few of those in on the NFL betting odds in Week 12.

Cleveland Browns (+150 ML) @ Atlanta Falcons – The AFC North has dominated the NFC South this year, and we’re a bit surprised that the oddsmakers are showing any fait whatsoever here in Atlanta. Sure, the Falcons would be hosting a playoff game if the postseason started today, but we know that they aren’t amongst the best 20 teams in the league. They have only beaten divisional teams, and they are 0-6 against the rest of the NFL. Cleveland hasn’t really beaten all that many great teams either, but at least it has a game plan going into this one.

Expect the Browns to be able to move the ball on the ground a lot better than they did last week against the Houston Texans, and when they end up doing that, they should open up the passing game more as well. QB Brian Hoyer won’t be under nearly as much pressure this week as he was last week, and the Browns will make the oddsmakers look silly for making them underdogs.


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Cincinnati Bengals (+113 ML) @ Houston Texans – The Texans are playing for their playoff lives right now, and now that the public has gotten a first look at QB Ryan Mallett, many are going to be on their side. That said, this is a bad matchup for the Bengals. QB Andy Dalton has an explosive set of receivers at his disposal, and we would expect that WR Mohammed Sanu and WR AJ Green could be in for huge days against the lousy Houston corners.

We aren’t all that sure if RB Arian Foster will be back in this one or not for the Texans. If he doesn’t, it will put all the more pressure on Mallett, and we doubt that he can pull this one out if he doesn’t have help from the rest of his mates.


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+205 ML) @ Chicago Bears – How poetic would it be if the Buccaneers were able to go on the road and win in Chicago? Head Coach Lovie Smith and QB Josh McCown have to think that this is the equivalent of the Super Bowl. The Bears did beat the Minnesota Vikings last week, but for our money, this is a tougher challenge, especially with all of the motivation that Tampa Bay is going to have on its side.

The Buccaneers are coming off of their second win of the season, and they have proven that they can go on the road and win games. This is going to be a fantastic price on a team which has really played great football for a bad team ever since its bye week.





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There are a few big underdogs every week who seem to bark in the NFL, and Week 11 NFL Picks certainly won’t be an exception. There will be a few pups barking in November that may have looked awful in September and October, and we’re going to highlight a few of those on the Week 10 NFL odds.
 

Houston Texans (+155) @ Cleveland Browns – This really just isn’t a good matchup for the Browns as we see it. Houston is coming off of its bye, and it has made a change at the quarterback position. QB Ryan Mallett is a complete unknown, but he could end up being the real deal, especially with two weeks to get ready for the biggest game of his career. Cleveland’s defense is rock solid, but the team is going to try to run the ball at least 30 times we would think. That’s not a bad recipe against most teams to loosen up for the passing downs with QB Brian Hoyer, but it won’t be the formula to beat the Texans.

Houston’s weakness is over the top, and if Hoyer can’t pick on these corners, we don’t see a ton of long, sustained drives to produce points. On top of that, no one is underestimating Cleveland right now after a 6-3 start to the season, but it has still been living life dangerously for the most part in 2014.


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New York Giants (+180) vs. San Francisco 49ers – For about a half of football, the Giants were able to hang in there against the Seahawks. This time around though, they are getting a San Francisco team making its second straight trip to the East Coast. The reserves are on their way for the 49ers, as they should be getting back LB Aldon Smith this week.

However, this long trip, especially after essentially playing five quarters of football last week in a surprisingly physical game against the New Orleans Saints, could end up taking a toll. We still don’t think that the Niners are quite right this year. Sure, winning in the Bayou could have changed all that, but we’ll take our chances at nearly a full 2 to 1 that QB Eli Manning can generate an upset.


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New England Patriots (+130) @ Indianapolis Colts – This is a really, really big game for sure. If the Pats can go on the road and win this one, their path to the #1 seed in the AFC is wide open with wins over both of the top contenders. The Colts know that they need to win this one to prove that they can beat good teams. However, after watching QB Ben Roethlisberger tear up this defense for six touchdown passes, we can only imagine what QB Tom Brady is going to do, especially off of his bye week.

Just as we found it a bit odd that New England was a dog against the Broncos a few weeks ago, we find it equally odd this time around against Indy.





Seahawks vs. 49ers Thanksgiving Odds, Expert Picks, Prediction

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With as well as the Arizona Cardinals have been playing this year, there might only be one playoff spot up for grabs for either the Seattle Seahawks or the San Francisco 49ers. The two will fight it out for the first time this year at Levi’s Stadium on Thanksgiving Night. The Niners are lined at -1.5, while the ‘total’ is one of the lowest of the entire season at 40.


SF 49ERS – SEAHAWKS THANKSGIVING POINT SPREAD 2014:

OPEN: 49ERS -1.5 | CURRENT: 49ERS -1 | O/U: 40
 

1. Why the SEAHAWKS will cover the spread: Have the Seahawks figured this season out? They played their best defensive game of the season last week against the Arizona Cardinals, holding them down to just a single field goal. The offense has had some moments of question on the offensive side of the ball without WR Percy Harvin or WR Golden Tate. That said, QB Russell Wilson does a remarkable job of taking care of the football, and settling for field goals isn’t the worst thing in the world when you’ve got a defense which is this good.

San Francisco is seemingly a one-man offense right now, as WR Anquan Boldin is the only man able to stretch out the field. If that’s the case, DB Richard Sherman could lock him down and force QB Colin Kaepernick to find some different options to get the ball to. As we will discuss in a moment as well, the Seahawks have dominated in this series, which is all the more reason to believe that they can win and cover this game.


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2. Why the SF 49ERS will cover the spread: Very quietly, the 49ers have won three straight games and covered two of the three, and it feels as though their win at the New Orleans Saints back on November 9th was the turning point of the season. This is a tough game on a short week, but with the way the Niners have been playing defensively, it might not matter. LB Aldon Smith is making a difference already. He had two sacks last week against the Washington Redskins, and he could have a field day running down Wilson as well on Thursday. Seattle’s offensive line is banged up right now, and the 49ers could take advantage of that.


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3. Total Talk 49ERS/SEAHAWKS: Six of the last nine games for the 49ers have failed to reach the ‘total’, including four straight games here at Levi’s Stadium. Seattle had played three straight past the number prior to the easy ‘under’ last Sunday in the 19-3 win over Arizona.

The last three games in this series and five of the last six have failed to get to the ‘total’, too. The average points per game tally in the last six is just 36.3 points per game.

4. Betting Trends for 49ERS/SEAHAWKS : The biggest trend here to follow is that the Seahawks are 6-0 ATS in the last six in this series in spite of the fact that they are only 3-3 SU in those duels. Seattle though, is just 1-4 ATS on the road this season, and it hasn’t covered a game away from CenturyLink Field since October 6th.

SF 49ERS – SEAHAWKS THANKSGIVING PREDICTION 2014:

49ers 19 – Seahawks 16


Eagles vs. Cowboys Point Spread Preview, Expert Picks & Score Prediction

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The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are going to be playing each other twice in the next three weeks. The first of these two meetings will be played in Big D, and the Cowboys are three-point favorites with a ‘total’ posted at 51.5, the highest of the three ‘totals’ of any of the three Thanksgiving Day games.


EAGLES – COWBOYS THANKSGIVING POINT SPREAD WEEK 13 2014:

OPEN: COWBOYS -3 | CURRENT: COWBOYS -3 | O/U: 51
 

1. Why the EAGLES will cover the spread: The Eagles really ran into a buzz saw a couple weeks ago against the Green Bay Packers, but aside from that, they have been fantastic since QB Mark Sanchez took over as the starter for the injured QB Nick Foles. RB LeSean McCoy finally got going last week when he rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and he could be in for a good one as well.

Dallas’ secondary has had some problems going against big time wide receivers that can stretch the field. We saw it last week when WR Odell Beckham went crazy, and we might see it this week with WR Jeremy Maclin as well.


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2. Why the COWBOYS will cover the spread: This is a huge game for the ego of the Cowboys, as they would love to get that ninth win to get over the .500 hump that has alluded them for years and years. Dallas’ offensive line has been fantastic all season long, and the Eagles don’t have a defensive line which can get to QB Tony Romo in all likelihood.

Philadelphia’s corners are prone to the deep ball, and WR Dez Bryant could have a field day as well. But most importantly, OC Scott Linehan should keep RB DeMarco Murray involved, and if he gets the ball in his gut 25 times in this one, you know that the Eagles aren’t going to have all that much possession of the ball. That’s the key to slowing this team down, and Dallas has all of the makings of a team which could give Philly a tough time.


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3. Total Talk EAGLES/COWBOYS: Ever since Sanchez has taken over for the Eagles, every game they have played has gone past the ‘total’ (4-0). Dallas is 2-0-1 for ‘over’ bettors as well in its last three games, though the ‘over’ is only 2-3-1 in its six home games thus far this season.

4. Betting Trends for EAGLES/COWBOYS: Dallas has been good all season long, but it is just 1-3 ATS in its last four games. The Eagles are 3-1 ATS in their last four, though. The Eagles dominated this series last year, winning 24-22 when these two teams played against each other in Arlington and 17-3 in the City of Brotherly Love.

Philly is 7-4 ATS in the last 11 in this series as well. For as good as the Eagles have been, they don’t have the horses in this one as we see it to be able to beat the Cowboys on the road. This should be a high scoring duel as well.

EAGLES – COWBOYS THANKSGIVING PREDICTION 2014:

Cowboys 31 – Eagles 24


College Football Championship Odds

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College Football National Title Odds from SPORTSBOOK.AG
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Alabama 2/1
Oregon 9/2
Florida State 13/2
Baylor 8/1
Mississippi State 8/1
TCU 8/1
Ohio State 13/1
UCLA 25/1
Georgia 33/1
Missouri 50/1


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The 2014-15 college football betting season is closer than you think, and this season is like none other, knowing that there is a playoff pitting the four best teams in America against each other. Will it make a difference in deciding the National Champions? We’ll check in with some of the best teams in the land this year and analyze their chances of winning the whole enchilada. Finally, we can say “see ya” to the BCS system.

Florida State Seminoles (9/2): You really have no choice but to start your discussion for the National Championship with the garnet and gold. The Seminoles legitimately have one of the best teams in the land again, and the schedule is going to set up once again in such a way that there won’t be a game in which FSU isn’t favored in.

That said, even with the defending Heisman Trophy winner returning under center in Jameis Winston, it’s going to be really, really tough to go wire-to-wire and win a second straight title. Head Coach Jimbo Fisher has a defense with a number of holes that need to be replaced. Remember that the Noles could have three men drafted in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft.

Alabama Crimson Tide (6/1): There really isn’t a tremendous knock on the Tide once again this year, and we have to think that they will get luckier this season going against an Auburn team which they probably should have beaten in the Iron Bowl this past season. Jacob Coker comes in from FSU, and he could legitimately be as good as the departing AJ McCarron.

The SEC, believe it or not, could be down this year, and if that really is the case, the Tide could once again roll towards a perfect season. Even going 11-1 should be good enough to get Alabama into the playoff.

Baylor Bears (28/1): It isn’t all that likely that Baylor is going to end up going undefeated deep into the season once again this year, but we will say this: Head Coach Art Briles can flat out coach, and Bryce Petty isn’t afraid to chuck the ball all over the field.

There isn’t another team in the Big XII which scares us this year, and this could be the first time since the departure of Robert Griffin III that Baylor is legitimately one of the best teams in the nation once again.


Ravens vs. Saints MNF Odds & Picks Week 12

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Week 12 of the season wraps up on Monday Night Football in the Bayou. The New Orleans Saints have lost two consecutive games at home, and they are going to try to avoid a third straight defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. The oddsmakers are still showing a lot of confidence in the Saints, posting them at -3. The ‘total’ is a relatively high 49.5.


RAVENS – SAINTS MNF POINT SPREAD WEEK 12 2014:

OPEN: SAINTS -3 | CURRENT: SAINTS-3 | O/U: 50
 

1. Why the RAVENS will cover the spread: Is anyone really that sure that the Saints are any good whatsoever this year? New Orleans hasn’t done a thing to prove that it is anywhere near an elite team. On top of that, the AFC North has absolutely embarrassed the NFC South this year. From an on-the-field standpoint, the Ravens are coming off of their bye week, and they should be well-rested at this point and ready to rock and roll again.

This offense has had the potential to be explosive all season long, and 26.1 points per game shows just that. Odds have it, it will take at least that many points to knock off the Saints in their hometown.


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2. Why the SAINTS will cover the spread: The Saints can’t really lose three games in a row at home… can they? QB Drew Brees has barely averaged six yards per pass attempt over the course of each of his last two games. He has gone against two really good secondaries in that stretch, though. This week, he is going against a Baltimore secondary which just recently lost DB Jimmy Smith for the season.

History will tell you that the second corner has had a terrible time defending big time wide receivers. Now, without Smith in there, the Ravens are going to be stuck with a pair of corners who could be very vulnerable.


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3. Total Talk SAINTS/RAVENS: The Ravens have been an incredibly balanced team this year in terms of ‘totals’, going a level 5-5 for the ‘over’ and the ‘under’. However, Baltimore has played three straight ‘over’ games on the road, and here at the Superdome, that could end up being the case once again.

New Orleans has played five of its last seven games ‘over’ the ‘total’, including taking three of its last four here at home past the number.

4. Betting Trends for SAINTS/RAVENS: The Saints really looked like they were about to go on a tear. They had covered three straight games off of their bye. However, they have run into two straight duds here at home where they have been beaten both SU and ATS.

Baltimore has gone just 1-2-1 ATS this season when playing on the road, though its one cover did come in its other game on the road against an AFC South foe. The Ravens beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-17 in a game in which QB Joe Flacco threw five touchdowns in the first 18 minutes.

RAVENS – SAINTS WEEK 12 MNF PREDICTION 2014:

Ravens 38 – Saints 31


Cowboys vs. Giants SNF Point Spread Preview, Expert Picks & Prediction Week 12

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There aren’t many rivalries like that of the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. They’ll renew that rivalry on Sunday Night Football in Week 12. Dallas has opened up as a 2.5-point choice of the oddsmakers. The ‘total’ has been set at 47.


COWBOYS – NY GIANTS SNF POINT SPREAD WEEK 12 2014:

OPEN: COWBOYS -2.5 | CURRENT: COWBOYS -3 | O/U: 47


1. Why the COWBOYS will cover the spread: The Giants have a very suspect defensive line, especially against the run. RB DeMarco Murray had 128 yards when these two teams met the first time this year, and the fact that he was able to do what he wanted up front gave QB Tony Romo plenty of time to make up his mind what he wants to do in the pocket.

Dallas is coming off of its bye week, which will only surely help as well, especially after the physical game which the Giants played last week in their loss to the San Francisco 49ers. On top of that, QB Eli Manning is coming off of a five-interception game, and if history repeats itself, he could be set to go on a horrid stretch for the G-Men.


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2. Why the NY GIANTS will cover the spread: It’s really tough to justify right now how the Giants are going to win games like these. They have failed to cover or win five games in a row, and they haven’t come closer than six in any of those duels.

However, if you’re looking for bright spots for Big Blue, there are some weapons here offensively. RB Rashad Jennings is healthy, and he carried the full workload last Sunday against the Niners. WR Odell Beckham Jr. scored two touchdowns when these two teams met in Week 7, and he could be in line for another really good game this week as well.


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3. Total Talk Cowboys/Giants: The Giants had watched three straight games go past the ‘total’ before last week when they played to just a total of 26 points against San Francisco.

Dallas started off the year with two straight ‘under’ games, but since that point, it is 5-2-1 for ‘over’ backers. Four straight games in this series have made it past the ‘total’ as well.

4. Betting Trends for Cowboys/Giants: We have seen the Cowboys dominate in this series over the course of the last year and a half. They are 3-0 SU and ATS in the three games these two have played, and as we mentioned earlier, all three have managed to go past the number. The Giants are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five, and the favored team in their games is now 6-0 SU and ATS.

Dallas has been a good cover team this season, going 6-3 ATS in its last nine games, including picking up that 31-21 victory at home back on October 19th. In games which Romo has both started and finished, the Cowboys are 6-1 ATS since losing in Week 1 of the season to the 49ers.

COWBOYS – NY GIANTS SNF PREDICTION 2014:

Cowboys 30 – Giants 17


Titans vs. Steelers MNF Betting Preview & ATS Picks

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be playing in their 11th game in a row to start the season on Monday Night Football when the take on the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Pittsburgh, which will go on bye next week, is -6 on the road. The ‘total’ has opened up this week at 47.


STEELERS – TITANS MNF POINT SPREAD WEEK 11 2014:

OPEN: STEELERS -6 | CURRENT: STEELERS -6 | O/U: 47
 

1. Why the STEELERS will cover the spread: The Titans have dropped three games in a row, and they really don’t look comfortable offensively at all. The Pittsburgh defense hasn’t been fantastic statistically, but it has been getting after the passer, something that could cause some real problems for rookie QB Zach Mettenberger in his first primetime start.

You also have to think that last week’s loss to the New York Jets was a bit of an anomaly, as the Steelers are favored by more points now than they were last week against New York when they were handed their first setback in nearly a month.


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2. Why the TITANS will cover the spread: Teams get tired when they have to play three consecutive months of games without a bye week, and we wonder if we saw some of that last week with the Steelers in New York. That said, Pittsburgh just hasn’t been good on the road this year. The win over the Carolina Panthers is looking worse and worse with each passing loss for QB Cam Newton and the gang, and there are three-touchdown losses in the mix as well against the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens.

QB Ben Roethlisberger just isn’t the same guy away from Heinz Field that he is at home. In fact, he had more touchdown passes in those two games against the Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts than the entire Pittsburgh team has had in five road games this season.


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3. Total Talk STEELERS/TITANS: After playing three straight ‘over’ contests, the Steelers came back to earth last week with an ‘under’ game that was never even all that close to the number. In fact, Pittsburgh has been a much different team for ‘total’ bettors at home (5-0 towards the ‘over’) than it has been on the road (4-1 towards the ‘under’). Tennessee has played three of its last four games ‘under’ the number, though the ‘total’ is only 1-1 in games in which Mettenberger has started.

4. Betting Trends for STEELERS/TITANS: There’s a lot of recent history between these two, but there aren’t a lot of trends from that. Pittsburgh has been the favored team in each of the last two meetings in this series, but it has been beaten in each of those games SU. Last year, the Titans came on the road and held the Steelers without a touchdown in a 16-9 victory. We don’t see that same sort of result this time around, as we think this has the potential to be a slightly higher scoring game than that, but in the end, taking the points is still probably a good call.

STEELERS – TITANS MNF PREDICTION 2014:

Steelers 23 – Titans 20


Colts vs. Patriots Odds, Point Spread Picks & Score Prediction 2014

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Two of the best offenses in the NFL will square off on Sunday Night Football in Week 11, as the New England Patriots will meet the Indianapolis Colts in what very well could be an eventual playoff showdown in the AFC. These two are very familiar with each other, and home field advantage is usually quite key. The Colts are giving 2.5 in this one, while the ‘total’ is not surprisingly high at 57.


COLTS – PATRIOTS POINT SPREAD WEEK 11 2014:

OPEN: COLTS -2.5 | CURRENT: COLTS -3 | O/U: 57


1. Why the COLTS will cover the spread: Home field advantage is key at Lucas Oil Field, and you know that the Drum is going to be rocking on Sunday. Though WR Reggie Wayne will have a one-way ticket to Revis Island on Sunday, WR TY Hilton could be in for a big game with off coverage.

New England has had problems slowing down pass-catching running backs this year, and that could play right into the hands of RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who has had a massive year out of the backfield. The defense for the Colts could be tested, but they have a history of getting after the passer even against great offensive lines such as this one.


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2. Why the PATRIOTS will cover the spread: Indianapolis’ strength is in throwing the ball with QB Andrew Luck, and we just don’t see the New England secondary giving up tons of big plays. Sure, the Pats were torched for over 400 yards by QB Peyton Manning two weeks ago in a very similar offense, but Luck relies more on the big play and less on the screen game to move the ball up the field. This is where New England excels.

On top of that, QB Tom Brady is on fire right now, and he surely will have watched tape of the Colts struggling in bunch formations over the course of his last two weeks. It could be a huge day for WR Julian Edelman and TE Rob Gronkowski once again.


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3. Total Talk Colts/Pats: This number is just insanely high, and there’s a chance that it could end up being the highest ‘total’ in a game in NFL history when it’s all said and done with. That said, the Colts are one of the best ‘over’ teams in the league this year at 7-2. New England has played six straight ‘over’ contests as well, and these last two have gotten to 74 and 64 points.

4. Betting Trends for Colts/Pats: New England has covered four of its last five games, and it is regularly a strong team off of its bye week. The Colts have covered six out of seven, and they are rolling as well. This is a tough one to call, but history will suggest that the advantage here could go to the veteran Brady over the young gun Luck. The Pats are 4-0 SU in their last four games in this series, including winning the two Brady vs. Luck meetings 43-22 and 59-24 respectively.

COLTS – PATRIOTS SNF PREDICTION 2014:

Patriots 28 – Colts 20


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