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NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Sunday January 19, 2020

Friday, January 17th, 2020

The NFL Conference Championships will be played on Sunday January 19th with two games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 3PM Eastern Time on CBS TV with the AFC Championship as the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Kansas City Chiefs favored by -7 points with the over under line set at 52 ½ points. These teams met over two months ago with the Titans posting the 35-32 home win. Titans were successful running the football with 225 yards. A clutch Ryan Tannehill touchdown pass in the closing seconds won the game. Tennessee plays their fourth straight road game in four weeks. They had to go on the road to beat the Texans in Week 17 to make the playoffs. Then the team pulled upset wins at New England and Tennessee in the post season. In those three wins the Titans allowed an average of 13 points per game. KC spotted the Texans a 24-0 lead in the second quarter then put up 41 unanswered points in a 51-31 win at home in the Divisional Round last week. Chiefs threw for 316 yards in victory.

The NFC Championship kicks off at 6:40PM Eastern Time on FOX TV as the San Francisco 49ers will be home to the Green Bay Packers. San Francisco is favored by -7 ½ points with the total set at 46 ½ points. They went head to head five weeks ago with San Francisco posting the 37-8 home win. Packers struggled on third down and gained only 198 yards. Packers have won six straight after their 28-23 home win to Seattle in the Divisional Round. Green Bay built the 21-10 fourth quarter lead and had to hang on for the win. San Francisco got past Minnesota in the Divisional Round last week 27-10. 49ers got healthy on defense and dominated the line of scrimmage. 49ers held the Vikings to only 147 yards with 21 on the ground on 10 carries. San Francisco had success running on the Vikings posting 186 yards.

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NCAA College Football Sports Prop Odds 2020 National Championship Game

Monday, January 13th, 2020

The college football national championship game has been set as the LSU Tigers meet the Clemson Tigers at 8PM Eastern Time Monday January 13th on ESPN TV. Let’s look at the props available to wager in this game.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has LSU favored on the money line by -220 odds with the return on Clemson the underdog at +180 odds. This is a wager on who wins the game straight up with no point spread attached to the game. Each team is 14-0 entering play. Clemson is the defending national champion from a season ago by blowing out Alabama in the championship game. LSU is the top ranked offense in college football as they average 554 yards per game. Clemson has the best defense in the nation holding opponents to 244 yards per game.

Bettors can choose a wager on the first half. LSU is favored by -3 ½ points with the over under line of 34 ½ points. Both teams have got off to good starts in games with each averaging 27 first half points per game. LSU has allowed 9.2 points per game in the first half while Clemson surrendered. Only 4.6 points.

LSU is favored in the first quarter by ½ point with the over under of 14.5 points. Clemson defense allowed an average of only 1.9 points per game in the first half.

Other props to bet include the team to score first. LSU is favored in this prop by -150 odds with the return on Clemson at +120 odds. Clemson toughest opponent this season came in the semifinal game against Ohio St. The Buckeyes outscored the Tigers 10-0 in the first quarter and at the half held a 16-14 lead. Clemson gave up a season high in yardage to the Buckeyes. Ohio St scored two touchdowns and kicked three field goals in the first 27 minutes holding a 16-0 lead until Clemson pushed across two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the half. LSU battled Oklahoma in their semifinal game winning 63-28 gaining 692 yards. LSU against their four best defensive opponents in Georgia, Auburn, Alabama and Florida the team averaged 481 yards or greater offensively in each. They posted an average of 514 yards per game against those four strong defensive teams.

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Clemson vs. LSU NCAA Championship Game College Football Betting Preview

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

The college football championship game is scheduled for Monday January 13th to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide as the LSU Tigers meet the Clemson Tigers. Things begin from New Orleans Louisiana Superdome at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the LSU Tigers favored by -5 ½ points with the over under line of 68 ½ points.

Both teams enter with identical 14-0 records. LSU drew the Oklahoma Sooners in the semifinal playoffs and came away with the 63-28 victory behind 692 yards of offense. Heisman trophy winning quarterback Joe Burrow completed 29 of 39 passes for 493 yards with seven touchdowns. Defensively the Tigers held a very good offensive attack of Oklahoma to just 322 yards. They defended the run well as the Sooners finished with only 97 yards rushing on 28 carries. By far the Tigers faced the more difficult schedule. They even had to travel to Texas to face the Longhorns in an early season non-conference game. Team averaged 554 yards with 397 yards in the passing game with 76.3% completion rate. In conference LSU faced tough competition from Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M and Georgia and came away undefeated with the top rated offense in the country with 554 yards per game.

Clemson from the ACC conference did not face nearly as tough competition week in and week out that LSU faced. Their offensive numbers are near the top of the country at number three. They are rated the top defense in the country surrendering only 244 yards per game with 138 in the passing game. Clemson are the defending national champions from a year ago as they blew out Alabama in the championship game. The team faced the previously undefeated Ohio St Buckeyes in the semifinals and earned the 29-23 victory behind 417 yards offensively. They did surrender 516 yards to the Buckeyes offense but forced Ohio St to settle for three fields and one touchdown in the first half as Clemson fell behind 16-0 midway through the second quarter. Clemson rallied as Trevor Lawrence completed a 34 yard touchdown pass in the final two minutes and the defense held on for the win.

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NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Ups Sunday January 12, 2020

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The NFL Divisional Playoffs for Sunday January 12th features two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 3PM Eastern Time on CBS TV as the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Kansas City Chiefs favored by -10 points with the over under line of 51 points. These teams met in October with the Houston Texans posting the 31-24 upset road win at Kansas City. Houston was successful moving the football in the win putting up 472 yards with 192 rushing and 280 yards through the air. KC did not have their run game going as they gained 53 yards in defeat. Houston were champions of the AFC South and was forced to host the wildcard game against Buffalo. Texans fell behind 16-0 and rallied to force overtime until they posted the 22-19 victory. Houston did pick up clutch wins late to win the division by beating the Patriots and Colts at home then traveling to Tennessee with the division on the line and winning 24-21. Kansas City the second seed in the AFC comes off the bye week winning six straight. During this span the Chiefs defense has played well allowing 21 or fewer points in all those games.

At 6:40PM Eastern Time on FOX TV it will be the Green Bay Packers at home to the Seattle Seahawks. Green Bay is favored by -4 ½ points with the total set at 47 points. Minnesota the second place team in the NFC North was forced to play the wildcard game on the road to New Orleans. They were up 20-10 in the second half but saw the Saints rally for the 20-20 tie to force overtime. Vikings won the toss and Kirk Cousins made clutch throws to lead the team to the game winning touchdown with the only possession in overtime. San Francisco the top seed in the NFC will come off the bye. The team struggled covering the pass late in the season, but they are getting back injured players on defense in time for the playoffs.

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NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Saturday January 11, 2020

Friday, January 10th, 2020

The NFL Divisional playoffs begin on Saturday January 11th with two games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 4:35PM Eastern Time on NBC TV as the San Francisco 49ers are home to the Minnesota Vikings. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side San Francisco 49ers favored by -7 points with the over under line of 44 ½ points. San Francisco earned a first round bye in the playoffs by having the best record in the NFC with a mark of 13-3. They could not rest starters in Week 17 as they needed a win to be crowned NFC West champions as they held off the Seattle Seahawks on the road 26-21. 49ers were able to hold off a late rally by the Seahawks inside their five yard line by tackling a wide receiver at the one yard line to force a turnover on downs. 49ers lost two of their final five games with losses at home to the Falcons and at the Ravens by three. Minnesota a sixth seed in the Wildcard round was able to pull out an upset win at the New Orleans Saints 26-20 in overtime. Minnesota put great pressure on the quarterback and got off the field on third down. They also got clutch quarterback play by Kirk Cousins.

On CBS TV at 8:15PM Eastern Time the Baltimore Ravens host the Tennessee Titans. Baltimore is favored by -9 ½ points with the total set at 47 points. Baltimore has the best record in the NFL this season with a mark of 14-2 and come off a bye. Ravens were afforded the opportunity to rest starters in Week 17 yet were still able to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers who were alive for a playoff spot 28-10. They held the Steelers offense to only 168 yards. Tennessee were the sixth seed Wildcard and traveled to New England and came away with the 20-13 win. Titans win despite only 272 yards offensively and 71 passing yards. Derrick Henry led a rushing attack that finished with 201 yards in victory.

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Louisiana vs. Miami Ohio Lending Tree Bowl College Football Betting Preview

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

The college football bowl season is winding down with the Lending Tree Bowl game scheduled over national television on Monday January 6th to the delight of sports bettors worldwide. It will be the Louisiana Rajin Cajuns battling the Miami Ohio Redhawks. Things begin from Mobile Alabama at 7:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Louisiana Rajin Cajuns favored by -14 points with the over under line of 55 points.

Louisiana from the Sun Belt conference finished with a record of 10-3. Rajin Cajuns a very good offensive team as they average 501 yards and 38.8 points per game. The team was balanced offensively. Rajin Cajuns ran the football for 265 yards on the season posting an impressive 6.4 yards per rush average. They had their six game win streak snapped in a 45-38 road defeat in the Sun Belt championship game to Appalachian St Mountaineers. It was an uphill battle for Louisiana as they spotted the Mountaineers a 21-0 lead late in the first quarter. They trailed 42-17 midway through the fourth quarter and rallied to make it a one possession game at the end. Rajin Cajuns lost both games to the Sun Belt champion this season. In their Sun Belt title game defeat, Louisiana was able to gain 513 yards of offense with 354 coming in the passing game. But the Rajin Cajuns defense struggled stopping the run in the defeat by allowing 267 rushing yards.

Miami Ohio enters the Lending Tree Bowl as the MAC conference champions. They come off the 26-21 victory to Central Michigan in the MAC title game despite gaining only 272 yards offensively. Redhawks ran for only 76 yards on 35 carries but were able to make 4 of 4 field goals. Miami Ohio offense produced very poor numbers this season as they sat 122nd in the nation posting only 307 yards per game. Season long the Redhawks had issues running the football with a 3.6 yards per rush average. Quarterback play was inaccurate with a 52.6% completion rate.

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NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Sunday January 5, 2020

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The NFL Wildcard playoffs for Sunday January 5th features two NFC games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 1PM Eastern Time on FOX TV as the New Orleans Saints have a home date with the Minnesota Vikings. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side New Orleans Saints favored by -7 ½ points with the over under line set at 50 points. The Vikings travels to New Orleans with a record of 10-6. The team is 4-4 on the road. Running back Dalvin Cook is expected to return to the lineup after missing two weeks with a shoulder injury. Minnesota lost all three games on the road against playoff teams, but no loss was greater than seven points. Vikings did a good job of running the football this season as the team averaged 4.5 yards per run attempt. Behind quarterback Kirk Cousins the team completed 68.5% of their passes. New Orleans completed regular season play at 13-3 and 6-2 at home. They are in the wildcard game despite winning six of their past seven games. Second time that a 13-3 team winning in the division was forced to play in the wildcard round. Saints defense did give up a lot of yardage against playoff bound teams.

On NBC TV at 4:40PM Eastern Time it will be the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is favored by -1 ½ points with the total lined at 45 points. Both teams dealing with injuries. Seahawks depleted at running back and the Eagles at wide receiver. These teams met in late November with Seattle posting the 17-9 road win. Seahawks had success running the football with 348 yards, but they were healthy at the running back position. Seahawks are forced to hit the road in the Wildcard round because of a 26-21 home defeat to San Francisco in Week 17. Eagles enter the playoffs on a four game win streak. They win the NFC East division as they closed the season with a 17-9 win at home to Dallas then 34-17 on the road to New York Giants.

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NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Saturday January 4, 2020

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The NFL playoffs begin with the AFC Wildcard on Saturday January 4th with two games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The AFC Wildcard action gets underway at 4:35PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Houston Texans are home to the Buffalo Bills. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Texans favored by -2 ½ points with the over under line of 44 points. Buffalo hits the playoffs with a 10-5 record. They played in five games against playoff teams this season and was only able to win once. That came early in the season against Tennessee winning 14-7 but that was with Marcus Mariota under center for the Titans who has since been benched for ineffectiveness. Bills have struggled offensively this season ranking 26th in the league in passing and 23rd in scoring. Houston is also 10-6 and were champions of the AFC South. Texans earned late clutch victories to help win the division against New England at home and a huge win at Tennessee. Texans defense has not been good this year with the team ranking 29th in the league against the pass and 25th defending the run.

At 8:15PM Eastern Time on CBS TV it will be the New England Patriots hosting the Tennessee Titans. New England is favored by -5 points with an over under line set at 44 points. New England is forced to play in the wildcard instead of enjoying a first round bye after their 27-24 home defeat to Miami. Patriots closed their regular season losing three of their final five games. New England has scored 24 or fewer points in seven of their final eight games. Tennessee enters the playoffs at 9-7. Team saw major improvement offensively by benching Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill. Titans have won seven of ten after their 35-14 win at Houston to clinch a spot into the playoffs. Tennessee a good defensive team holding opponents to 359 yards per game. Titans give help to Tannehill with a very good running attack that generates five yards per rush.

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NCAA College Football Bowl Sports Betting Match Ups Saturday January 4, 2020

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The College Football bowl card for Saturday January 4th features a single game over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide. The Armed Forces Bowl will feature the Tulane Green Wave facing Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Things begin from Fort Worth Texas at 11:30AM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Tulane Green Wave favored by -7 points with the over under line of 56 ½ points.

Southern Miss from Conference USA concluded their regular season at 7-5. They finished their season on a down note as they faced two of the best teams in the conference resulting in losses 28-10 at home to Western Kentucky and a 34-17 defeat at FAU. In another step up game against Conference USA the Golden Eagles fell at Louisiana Tech 45-10. They did pile up wins against the down teams in the conference defeating UTSA, Rice and UTEP. Golden Eagles picked up another win against weak competition by beating FCS Alcorn St to begin the season. Southern Miss is a passing team that generated 288 yards per game. Quarterback Jack Abraham was an accurate quarterback hitting on 67.5% with 18 touchdowns but 15 interceptions. Abraham did not get help from his run game as the Golden Eagles averaged only 122 yards per game for 3.6 per attempt.

Tulane finished their regular season at 6-6 and must be labeled as a disappointment for this team from the AAC conference. They were 5-1 until they faced the heart of their conference schedule. Green Wave lost all of their last five step up games down the stretch ending on a three game losing streak. Their only win in that span came against a non-bowl bound team in Tulsa at home. Their five defeats down the stretch came against bowls team from the AAC. Green Wave concluded the regular season with a 37-20 road defeat at SMU. Tulane was able to move the football for 458 yards running for 251 yards for 5.4 yards per rush this season. Green Wave defense struggled forcing turnovers and getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

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Ohio vs. Nevada Potato Bowl College Football Preview Friday January 3, 2020

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

The college football bowl action continues Friday January 3rd with a single game over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide. It will be the Potato Bowl as Nevada will face Ohio. Things begin from Boise Idaho at 3:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Ohio Bobcats favored by -8 ½ points with the over under line of 58 ½ points.

Ohio finished the regular season with a disappointing 6-6 record. More is expected from this good MAC program as the team is usually in the mix for a conference title. The Bobcats suffered through a lot of close losses with four of their losses by three points or fewer. They were in danger of missing a bowl game as the Bobcats were 4-6 following their first ten games of the season. They faced two of the worst teams in the MAC to close the regular season on the road. Ohio traveled to Bowling Green beating the Falcons 66-24 then the following weak crushed Akron 52-3. In the non-conference the Bobcats lost all their games against bowl teams to Louisiana at home plus road defeats at Marshall and Pittsburgh. One of their six wins came at home to an FCS team in Rhode Island 41-20. Ohio is a good offensive team as they average 443 yards per game which is 33rd in the nation.

Nevada concluded their regular season at 7-5. This is not a strong offensive team that ranks 103rd in the nation with only 360 yards per game running for 123 ranking 117th. This is a low scoring team pushing across 21.3 points sitting 111th in all of college football. They did close their regular season winning three of their final four games. The notable win was on the road to bowl bound San Diego St 17-13. Wolf Pack closed the regular season behind a disappointing 33-30 home defeat in overtime to a down UNLV team in their rivalry game. Nevada did open the season with a 34-31 home win to Purdue.

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