Week 8 NFL Odds: The Kansas City Chiefs are favored at home on Sunday as they host the St. Louis Rams in the Battle of Missouri. Both teams are coming off big wins last week as the St. Louis Rams upset the defending champion Seattle Seahawks while the Kansas City Chiefs went on the road and ended the San Diego Chargers winning streak. The question in this game is whether either team will have a letdown after their big wins last week?Here is a look at the matchup and Week 8 NFL picks.
NFL Spreads: It is a battle for first place in the AFC North on Sunday as the Baltimore Ravens visit the Cincinnati Bengals. The Baltimore Ravens come into the game at 5-2 overall and having won two straight while the Cincinnati Bengals are 3-2-1 but winless in their last three games. These teams met in Week 1 and it was the Cincinnati Bengals winning 23-16 on the road in Baltimore. Both teams are playing much differently than they were back in Week 1. The Cincinnati Bengals opened up as slight favorites in this contest for Sunday.Here is a look at the game and NFL picks against the spread.
NFL Betting Lines: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are slight favorites at home on Sunday as they host the Minnesota Vikings. Both teams come into this contest playing poorly as the Minnesota Vikings have just two wins on the season while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have just one. Despite the fact that they have just a single victory on the season, the Bucs are favored at home in this contest. It is expected to be a low scoring contest as the total on the game at 42.5 is the second lowest of any game in Week 8.Here is a look at the matchup and NFL betting picks.
NFL Betting Odds: The defending Super Bowl champs, the Seattle Seahawks, will look to break their two-game losing streak as they visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The champs have not played nearly as well defensively and their special teams have been very poor this season. The offense has looked better and Russell Wilson is showing he is an elite quarterback but the good fortune the team had last year has not been evident this season.Here is a look at Sunday’s game and free NFL picks.
NFL Odds: It is a very early start on Sunday as the Detroit Lions play the Atlanta Falcons in London, England. Normally the games on Sunday start at 1 pm Eastern but this game will start at 9:30 am Eastern. The game can be seen nationally on FOX television. Tickets for the game in London sold out in two weeks so more than 83,000 will be in attendance. It will be the second of three games in London this season as the Cowboys and Jaguars will play early next month.Here is a look at the matchup and NFL predictions.
NFL Betting Odds: It is a battle for first place in the AFC West on Thursday night on CBS and NFL Network as the San Diego Chargers visit the Denver Broncos. Each team has started the season strongly and you can make a case that the winner of this team will be one of the favorites in the AFC to make it to the Super Bowl. The San Diego Chargers will be road underdogs against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos but keep in mind that the San Diego Chargers have taken 6 of the last 10 on the road in Denver.Here is a look at the matchup and NFL betting picks.
Monday Night Football Odds: The Houston Texans have shown better than expected betting value so far in 2014 after their Titanic of a season in 2013 as head coach Bill O’Brien has improved team focus and discipline but the metrics of the Houston Texans are still indicative of a team that will struggle to maintain success both on the field and at the betting window. The Pittsburgh Steelers are sporting much improved metrics, especially on offense, but that has not translated into consistent success with the betting line as of yet. The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Houston Texans on ESPN Monday Night Football with coverage starting at 8:30 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and Monday Night Football picks.
NFL Odds: It is bounce back time in Week 7 for the Against the Grain picks as last week they went just 1-3-1. That brings the season record to 20-15-1. The public is still down for the season but they did bounce back last week and since we go against the public each week that meant a losing week. There are five games that the public really likes for Week 7 and surprisingly, one of the games they like is an underdog. Normally the public plays all favorites but there is one exception this week.Here is a look at all of the games.
NFL Odds: After a slow start the San Francisco 49ers have reverted back to their old formula of pounding the rock on offense and slamming the door on defense to jump back into the NFC West Division race. The Denver Broncos are again using their proven formula for success, at least for the regular season, which is to hand the offense to future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning and then clear out of the way. The Denver Broncos will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night with coverage on NBC starting at 8:30 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL picks.
NFL Lines: After making the playoffs last year in the first year with head coach Andy Reid and QB Alex Smith the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled with injuries, inconsistency, and a much tougher schedule so far in 2014. The San Diego Chargers have proven to be the “Real McCoy” under head coach Mike McCoy as their momentum built from last year’s late season playoff drive has been maintained so far in 2014. The San Diego Chargers will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday with coverage on CBS starting at 4:05 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and free NFL picks.
NFL Odds: The red-hot Dallas Cowboys will host the New York Giants on Sunday in a game that can be seen on FOX. The Dallas Cowboys are making a case that they are the best team in the NFL as they come into this game at 5-1 and off a win against the defending Super Champion Seahawks in Seattle. The New York Giants had been playing better until last week when they completely laid an egg in a shutout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Dallas Cowboys will host the New York Giants on Sunday with coverage on FOX starting at 4:25 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL picks.
NFL Odds: For the current generation of NFL fans and bettors it is impossible to fathom that the Oakland Raiders were once upon a time the most successful and winningest pro sports franchise for a 25 year period before the late Al Davis lost it and the Oakland Raiders have never been able to recover and restore the roar of the Coliseum where they now wallow as the worst team in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals have often been in the positon of being one of the worst teams in the NFL but not lately has head coach Bruce Arians has transformed them into a top shelf NFC playoff contender. The Oakland Raiders will host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday with coverage on FOX starting at 4:25 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL predictions.
NFL Odds: The Miami Dolphins remain one of the most challenging handicaps in the NFL as their inconsistency is their one consistency that makes them difficult to get a read on. The Chicago Bears have gone through a massive personality transformation under second year head coach Mark Trestman as their defense has been rendered helpless more often than not and QB Jay Cutler remains an enigma and unfulfilled promise. The Chicago Bears will host the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field on Sunday with coverage on CBS starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL predictions.
NFL Lines: The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have maintained the same recipe for success that they have used the past two seasons as they have combined a top notch ground attack with a defense that remains one of the best in the NFL. Their problem as defending champs is that every team is ready for them this season. The St. Louis Rams season ended before it even started when QB Sam Bradford went down to injury as their defense is among the worst in the NFL and the offense is not there to make up the difference. The St. Louis Rams will host the Seattle Seahawks at the Edwards Jones Dome Sunday with coverage on FOX starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and free NFL picks.
NFL Lines: The Green Bay Packers may be in the thick of the race in the NFC North but have the metrics of a team that is nowhere near championship status and of a team that could go bust both on the field and at the betting window. The Carolina Panthers have shown a drop in defensive production that is a cause for concern as their offense remains inconsistent and the rushing attack virtually nonexistent. The Green Bay Packers will host the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on Sunday with coverage on FOX starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL predictions.
NFL Spreads: Last year Rob Ryan generated a phenomenal turnaround of the Saints defense which was the worst in franchise history in 2012 but so far in 2014 the New Orleans Saints look to be slipping back into their poor defensive habits with one of the worst ranked units in the NFL. Meanwhile defense has been a pleasant surprise asset for the Detroit Lions who are playing well and hard for new head coach Jim Caldwell as a contender in the NFC North. The Detroit Lions will host the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on Sunday with coverage on FOX starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL picks.
NFL Spreads: After their 26-10 opening day win at Kansas City the Tennessee Titans caught the attention of handicappers as a potential sleeper team but that payout over the Chiefs has proven to be a false illusion as the Titans have struggled ever since and have the metrics of a team that could be in for a blood bath both on the field and at the cashier’s cage. The Washington Redskins have had a similar path as Kirk Cousins was thought to be a potential permanent solution at QB when Robert Griffin III went down to injury but instead has faltered after the spotlight burned too bright. The Washington Redskins will host the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field on Sunday with coverage on CBS starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and free NFL picks.
NFL Picks: The Cincinnati Bengals are again expected to be a top shelf contender to win the AFC North and make the playoffs as QB Andy Dalton has been proving the worth of his big new contract and the defense is among the toughest in the NFL come red zone time. With Andrew Luck the Indianapolis Colts have developed into a perennial AFC playoff contender with one of the top ranked passing units in the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts will host the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday with coverage on CBS starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL picks.
NFL Odds: The Atlanta Falcons lost a lot of trust among fans and gamblers last year as they went from a top shelf NFC favorite to a team that was discredited with a losing record and drowning in red ink. The Baltimore Ravens went through a similar though less extreme experience last year and both the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens have been inconsistent so far in 2014. The Baltimore Ravens will host the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday with coverage on FOX starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and NFL picks.
NFL Lines: The Buffalo Bills have emerged as a surprise contender in the AFC East as second year head coach Doug Marrone has put them in position for a potential run in what could be a perfect storm of a season but only if they can win this type of game on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings are struggling through the on the job training of rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater as they build towards the future with a present look that does not inspire confidence at the betting window. The Buffalo Bills will host the Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday with coverage on FOX starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and free NFL picks.
NFL Lines: Inconsistency is the one consistency of the New York Jets as they continue to frustrate fans and handicappers with their up and down play and inability to generate a reliable passing attack. The New England Patriots seem to rally to the cause when written off as too old or past their prime but there are plenty of legitimate questions about their long term post season viability although playing in the weak AFC East may be their saving grace. The New England Patriots will host the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night with coverage on CBS and NFL Network starting at 8:25 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and free NFL picks.
NFL Odds: The Cleveland Browns have been a surprisingly competitive team that has also shown better than expected value on the betting board but their defense is one of the worst in the NFL and that is cause for concern for their long term viability both on the board and at the cashier’s cage. The Jacksonville Jaguars remain one of the least appealing teams on the NFL card as a horrible board value that reflects their inept play on the field. The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field on Sunday with coverage on CBS starting at 1 PM ET.Let’s look at the contest and free NFL picks.
NFL Betting Odds: It was a break even week last week with the Against the Grain picks as we went 3-3. That brings the season record to 19-12. The public likes five games this week which means we have five plays as we go against the public.Most of the games this week are predictable as there are certain teams that the public doesn’t like. The interesting thing about the games this week is that all five of the plays are home underdogs including the Monday Night Football game.Here is a look at all six plays.
Monday Night Football Odds: The San Francisco 49ers are 3-point favorites on Monday on ESPN as they visit the St. Louis Rams. The San Francisco 49ers have won their last two games to get above .500 and back into contention in the NFC West while the St. Louis Rams are struggling at 1-3.Oddsmakers are expecting a low scoring game as the total of 43.5 is one of the lowest on the board for Week 6 but it should be noted that neither defense ranks in the Top 10 in the league.Here is a look at the contest and Monday Night Football picks.
NFL Spreads: The Dallas Cowboys visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in a matchup of first place teams. The Dallas Cowboys are a surprising 4-1 this season and tied for first in the NFC East with Philadelphia while the Seattle Seahawks are 3-1 and tied for first in the NFC West with Arizona. The Seattle Seahawks rarely lose at home (won 16 of last 17) and they are laying more than a touchdown in this contest. The game could be high scoring as the total is nearly 50.Here is a look at the game and NFL picks.