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New England Patriots versus Atlanta Falcons NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The New England Patriots are facing the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl on Sunday February 5th. The Falcons and Patriots get things started from Atlanta at 6:30PM Eastern Time and FOX 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 have the New England Patriots favored by -3 points with over under odds lined at 58 ½ points.

This game involves the highest scoring team in the NFL in the Atlanta Falcons against the top scoring defense in the NFL in the New England Patriots. Atlanta averages nearly 34 points per game while the Patriots are allowing just 15.6 points per game. The Falcons troubles in the past has been scoring touchdowns in the red zone. That came up a lot last year and some this year where the Falcons are held to field goals instead of getting into the end zone. Atlanta should be able to move the football between the 20’s but what happens when the Falcons get in the red zone. That is where the Patriots defense is going to thrive. Expect New England to play off the receivers in zones allowing the underneath patterns avoiding big plays from the Falcons offense. Atlanta has five losses on the year while the Patriots had two and only one with Tom Brady on the field. The Falcons defense has given up lots of points to good passing teams in the Chargers, Buccaneers, Packers in the regular season and the Saints as these opponents scored 30 or greater points. Atlanta is the 28th ranked passing defense in the NFL as they allow 266 yards per game. The Falcons is giving up 25.4 points per game which is 27th and fourth worst in the NFL. New England figures to score on this Falcons defense and the Patriots play good red zone defense. What makes this game really puzzling is the Patriots did not play a tough schedule. But in the AFC Championship Game New England faced a quality opponent in the Pittsburgh Steelers and allowed just 9 points to the Steelers offense in the first 56 ½ minutes of the game until Pittsburgh put up a touchdown and two point conversion late when the outcome was already decided.

Atlanta Falcons Team and Player Props Super Bowl Betting Preview

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

The Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday February 5th at 6:30PM Eastern Time from Houston Texas on FOX. Let’s take a look at some of the prop bets available for Atlanta Falcons team and players. This is just a small sample of the many available for wagering.

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Quarterback Matt Ryan is coming off a tremendous season as he led the team to the number one ranking in scoring offense. The total number of pass completions for Matt Ryan has been lined at 26 ½ with the over favored at -130 odds. His pass attempts are lined at 38 ½ with the over favored at -120 odds. If you believe that Ryan will throw more than two touchdown passes the return is -240 odds. The total number of touchdown passes thrown by Ryan has been lined at 3 ½ with the over returning +350 odds.

Running back Devonta Freeman has been lined as rushing for 56 ½ yards. His total rushing attempts has been set at 13 ½ carries. Freeman’s longest run from scrimmage is set at 16 ½ yards.

Wide receiver Julio Jones will be a key factor in the passing game for Atlanta. The question is can the New England defense take the best offensive weapon in the Falcons arsenal away from Atlanta. The total number of receptions by Jones has been set at 6 ½ catches with over favored by -160 odds and under returning +130 odds. The total number of receiving yardage for Jones has been set at 97 ½ yards with under favored by -120 odds. The longest reception for Jones is set at 26 ½ yards with over favored by -130 odds.

Kicker Matt Ryan has been lined with 8 ½ points. Bryant has been lined at 1 ½ field goals made.

In the team props the total number of points scored by Atlanta is set at 28 ½ points. First half points for Atlanta is set at 14 ½ points. If you believe that the Falcons can win by 10-14 points the return is +1000 odds. MPV odds have Matt Ryan at +180 odds, Julio Jones +925 odds and Devonta Freeman at +1800 odds.

New England Patriots Team and Player Props Super Bowl Betting Preview

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday February 5th at 6:30PM Eastern Time from Houston Texas on FOX. Let’s take a look at some of the prop bets available for New England Patriots team and players. This is just a small sample of the many available for wagering.

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Quarterback Tom Brady has several props attached to him. The current odds on the total number of completions is lined at 25 ½ with over favored by -140 odds and the under returning +110 odds. His pass attempts are lined at 38 ½ with the over shaded at -125 odds and the under -105 odds. Passing yards for Tom Brady is lined at 310 ½ with over favored at -120 odds and the under returning -110 odds.

Running back Dion Lewis provides speed in the backfield for the New England Patriots. He has been key in the playoffs thus far. Total rushing yards for Lewis has been lined at 39 ½ yards while his rushing attempts come in at 9 ½.

Wide receiver Chris Hogan has been a pleasant surprise for New England coming over in free agency this season. He has made big plays in the passing game for his team. Hogan is lined at 60 ½ yards for total yardage in the Super Bowl along with 4 ½ catches. The longest reception in the game is lined at 22 ½ yards with over favored at -140 odds.

Tight end Martellus Bennett was a needed acquisition for New England this year with injuries at the position. Bennett is lined at 37 ½ total receiving yards along with 3 ½ catches.

The game is lined as a high scoring affair so kicker Steven Gostkowski is lined for 9 ½ total points in the Super Bowl. An extra point counts as one point with a field goal three points.

In team props the Patriots are favored by -120 odds to score first in the game. The over under for the total number of points scored by New England is 31 ½. Margin of victory props offer some lucrative payouts. If you think this game will be won by New England by 18-21 points the return is +2100 odds.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Sunday

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The NFL Conference Championships are on tap for Sunday January 22nd with two outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The NFC Championship is scheduled for 3PM Eastern Time on FOX as the Atlanta Falcons will host the Green Bay Packers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Atlanta Falcons favored by -6 points with over under odds of 60 ½ points. The Green Bay Packers have been on a roll as the team has won eight straight must win games to get to this point. It was an epic win last week in the Divisional Round as an Aaron Rodgers remarkable pass got Green Bay in position for the game winning 51 yard field as time expired in their 34-31 road win at the top seeded Dallas Cowboys. Green Bay’s offense has been on fire as the team has scored 30 or greater points in six straight games. Atlanta defeated Green bay at home in their regular season meeting back on October 30th 33-32 as a -3 point favorite. Atlanta has strung together five straight victories as they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round last week 36-20 and covering as a -6 ½ point favorite. Atlanta is the number one scoring team in the NFL as they push across 33.8 points per game.

AFC Championship kicks off at 6:40PM Eastern Time on CBS as the New England Patriots are home to the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England is favored by -6 points with over under odds lined at 50 ½ points. New England is in the AFC Championship for a seventh straight time. They weren’t their best last week with three turnovers and numerous penalties yet defeated the Houston Texans at home 34-16 as they covered as a -16 point favorite. Pittsburgh successfully defended a two point conversion late to beat Kansas City 18-6 in their divisional playoff a week ago. The Steelers will need to be better than 0 of 4 inside the red zone as all 18 points by the Steelers came by field goals.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Sunday

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs conclude on Sunday with teams games scheduled to the delight of pro football bettors worldwide.
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It now begins at 4:40PM Eastern Time on FOX as the Dallas Cowboys host the Green Bay Packers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has Dallas favored by -4 ½ points with over under odds lined at 52 points. This is rematch of a regular season matchup between these two teams back on October 16th with Dallas posting the 30-16 road victory as a +5 point underdog. The Cowboys will be rested and coming off a bye week as the number one seed in the NFC. The Packers defensive line will face an extreme test facing the good offensive line of the Cowboys who will be fresh coming off a week of rest. A key injury for Green Bay is they are without main target in the passing game Jordy Nelson who has broken ribs. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot will both be making their playoff debut. Green Bay is a hot team winners of seven straight after their wildcard victory at home to the New York Giants.

There has been a time change as the kickoff is now 8:20PM Eastern Time on NBC TV as the Kansas City Chiefs will be the home team facing the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kansas City is favored by -1 ½ points with a total set at 44 ½ points. The game moves from 1PM Eastern Time as bad weather forces at time change in this playoff game. Kansas City will be coming off a bye week as the number two seed in the AFC. The Chiefs force turnovers and don’t commit any. In their meeting back on October 2nd it was Pittsburgh with the 40-14 home victory against the Chiefs as they gained 436 yards in the win. The Steelers ran their win streak to eight straight after their 30-12 home victory to Miami in the AFC Wildcard playoff game last week. Kansas City has the 26th ranked rushing defense in the NFL as they allow 121 yards per game on the ground.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Saturday

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs features two games scheduled on Saturday January 14th on national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 4:35PM Eastern Time on FOX as the Atlanta Falcons will host the Seattle Seahawks. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Atlanta Falcons favored by -5 points with over under odds of 51.5 points. This will be a rematch of a regular season game held in Seattle back on October 16th that saw Seattle pull out a 26-24 home victory as a 7 point favorite. Seattle jumped out to a 17-3 halftime lead then Atlanta rallied for 21 unanswered points in the third quarter until the Seahawks scored a touchdown and got a Steven Hauschka 44 yard field goal with two minutes left. Atlanta was stopped on their ensuing drive as the Seahawks held onto the two point victory. Seattle hosted a wildcard round game against Detroit last week as they came away with the 26-6 victory as they found their running game that amassed 177 yards on 38 carries. The Seahawks defense limited the Lions to 231 offensive yards. Atlanta earned a bye in the first round behind a 11-5 record but went only 5-3 at home. The Falcons give up 266 yards in passing this year which ranks 28th in the league.

At 8:15PM Eastern Time on CBS TV the New England Patriots are home to the Houston Texans. New England is favored by -15 ½ points with over under odds of 44 ½ points. Behind a third string quarterback the Patriots won their regular season meeting with the Texans at home back on September 22nd 27-0. Houston hosted an AFC Wildcard game against the Oakland Raiders who had to utilize a third string quarterback as the Texans prevailed 27-14. Houston has the top rated defense in the NFL. The Patriots closed out their regular season with seven straight victories and have the fourth rated offense in the NFL. New England has limited teams to 15.6 points per game ranking the Patriots defense first in points allowed.

Clemson Tigers versus Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Betting Preview

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The college football championship game will feature the Clemson Tigers facing the Alabama Crimson Tide in a rematch of last year’s meeting for the title. The Tigers and Crimson Tide get things started from Tampa Florida 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 have the Alabama Crimson Tide favored by -6 ½ points with over under odds 51 points.

Alabama was able to win the National Championship a season ago beating Clemson 45-40 but failing to cover the spread as a -6 point favorite. The Crimson Tide on defense has no answer for a Tigers offense that produced 550 yards. Deshaun Watson threw for 405 yards with four touchdowns and a pick. Clemson and Alabama were tied at 24-24 then the Crimson Tide had a couple of back breaking big plays. Jake Coker completed a 51 yard touchdown pass then after a Clemson field goal the Crimson Tide returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to take a 38-27 lead that held up in the end.

Clemson faced Ohio St in their semifinal game and put on a dominating defensive effort in a 31-0 victory as a +1 point underdog. They held the Ohio St offense to a combined 3 of 16 on third and fourth down plays. They forced three turnovers in the win. At issue was Deshaun Watson throwing for one touchdown but two picks. Turnovers have been an issue for this Clemson team as they better be careful because Alabama is the king of scoring touchdowns on defense this season. Watson may have hurt his draft status as the threw for 38 touchdowns but 17 interceptions which is a poor ratio for college quarterbacks being targeted as an NFL prospect.

Alabama is playing for an undefeated season as the team is 14-0. Their defense led them to a 24-7 victory in the semifinals to the Washington Huskies covering as a -12 ½ point favorite. Alabama held the Huskies to just 194 yards and produced a defensive touchdown on a pick six. Bo Scarebrough led the Alabama offense on the ground with 180 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was unimpressive passing for 57 yards.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Sunday

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

The NFL Wildcard round of the playoffs conclude on Sunday January 8th with two outstanding games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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It all begins with an AFC Wildcard playoff game at 1PM Eastern Time on CBS TV as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Miami Dolphins. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has Pittsburgh favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 45 ½ points. This is a rematch of a regular season game between these teams played back on October 16th with Miami winning at home 30-15 as a +7 ½ point underdog and the total going under 49 ½ points. Miami had good success in the victory moving the football gaining 474 yards with 222 on the ground and 252 yards through the air. Miami had won 10 of 11 games until Week 17 where they got beat at home to New England 35-14. Locked in as an AFC wildcard there was very little to play for. Pittsburgh enters as champions of the AFC North division as it was won in a Week 16 four point victory at home on Christmas Day to the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers carry at seven game win streak into this game with Miami.

At 4:40PM Eastern Time on FOX TV the Green Bay Packers host the New York Giants in an NFC Wildcard game. Green Bay is favored by -5 points with a total set at 44 ½ points. A pair of hot teams meet in the marquee game of the Wildcard round. Green Bay had the look of a team out of the playoffs in Week 11 after they dropped a 42-24 decision at Washington for their fourth straight defeat to fall to 4-6 on the season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers then declared the Packers would run the table and they did just that winning six straight including an NFC North clinching 31-24 road victory at Detroit last week. The Giants behind a much improved defense have won eight of their past ten games as they hit the road in this spot. Offense production is an issue as New York has not scored more than 19 points the past five games.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Saturday

Friday, January 6th, 2017

The NFL Wildcard Round of the playoffs begin on Saturday January 7th with two games on the schedule to the delight of NFL bettors worldwide.

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The playoffs begin at 4:35PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV with the AFC Wildcard round as the Houston Texans host the Oakland Raiders. 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 -3.5 points with over under odds 36.5 points. This is a rematch of a regular season meeting where the Raiders beat the Texans 27-20 in a game held in Mexico City. A lot has changed since that meeting. Oakland is without Derek Carr who suffered a broken leg in Week 16. Backup Matt McGloin is out with a shoulder injury so it will be third string Connor Cook under center for the Raiders. Texan’s quarterback Brock Osweiler lost his starting job to Tom Savage. Savage suffered a concussion in Week 17 so the unproductive Osweiler returns as the starter. In Oakland’s first game without Carr the offense produced only six points that sent the Raiders on the road in the Wildcard round instead of getting a bye week and hosting a playoff game in the divisional round.

On NBC TV at 8:15PM Eastern Time it is an NFC Wildcard matchup as the Seattle Seahawks are home to the Detroit Lions. Seattle is favored by -8 points with over under odds 43.5 points. It is very hard to look at the Seahawks as a lock to cover this line. Seattle lost the #2 seed and a bye week by losing at home to a playoff eliminated Arizona team in Week 16. It has been well documented how Matthew Stafford has had trouble beating quality opponents on the road during his career. This Detroit team is playing good and discipline defense this year. The Lions have the 13th ranked scoring defense in the NFL as the team allows just 22.4 points per game. Seattle has put up some good stats defensively but the team has been hit with injuries to that unit down the stretch.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Monday

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

The College Football Bowls action on Monday January 2nd features four games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 1PM Eastern Time on ABC TV in the Outback Bowl as the Iowa Hawkeyes meet the Florida Gators. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has Florida favored by -3 points with the over under line of 40 ½ points. Both teams enter play at 8-4 on the season. The Gators try and recover after blow out losses to Florida St and Alabama in the SEC Championship game. Iowa has won three straight entering this New Year’s Day bowl game. After their 14-13 home upset victory to Michigan the Hawkeyes posted victories at Illinois and home to Nebraska.

The Cotton Bowl begins at 1PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Wisconsin Badgers meet the Western Michigan Broncos. Wisconsin is favored by -8 ½ points with the over under of 52 ½ points. Western Michigan ran the table as this MAC conference entrant is 13-0 coming off a win against Ohio in their conference championship game. Wisconsin fell to 10-3 as they dropped a 38-31 defeat in the Big Ten Championship game to Penn St to break a six game win streak.

On ESPN TV at 5PM Eastern Time it is the Rose Bowl as the Penn St Nittany Lions facing the USC Trojans. USC is favored by -7 points with an over under of 59 ½ points. After a blowout road loss to Michigan the Nittany Lions have strung together nine straight victories with notable victories to Ohio St, Iowa and Wisconsin. USC has won eight straight and playing great football since the switch to freshman quarterback Sam Darnold.

The Sugar Bowl begins at 8:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Oklahoma Sooners meet the Auburn Tigers. Oklahoma is favored by -3 points with a total set at 65 points. Oklahoma suffered two early losses in the non-conference season losing to Houston and Ohio St. To the Sooners credit they recovered and beat every Big 12 conference team to earn a Sugar Bowl berth. Auburn is 8-4 showing an improvement on defense but inconsistent play on offense.