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Jul 25 2014

Chiefs Jamaal Charles Threatens Hold Out

Player contracts are guaranteed in Major League Baseball, the NBA and NHL. If a player gets hurt, he still gets paid his full contract. If he has a lousy season, he gets paid the full amount. Yet player contracts are not guaranteed in the NFL, which is the league with the most injuries and long...
Jul 22 2014

Five Super Bowl Contenders Who Should Question Their Backup Quarterbacks

Quarterbacks get hurt every week in the NFL, and teams that are prepared for that scenario are more likely to win playoff determining games. Here are five Super Bowl contenders with No. 2 quarterback concerns that could affect your NFL bets. 1. Denver (13/2 NFL Super Bowl odds) Peyton Manning,...
Jul 18 2014

The NFL Drought Is Over: Bills Are First Team to Report to Training Camp

Football is back, and the Buffalo Bills are the first team to report to training camp. Their opening practice will take place on July 20. The Bills will face the New York Giants in the first exhibition matchup - the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio on August 5. Not much is expected from...
Jul 15 2014

2014 Strength of Schedule, and How it Affects Your Bet

The first thing many people who bet on NFL do at the end of a season is look at the following year's opponents and the degree of difficulty in each team's schedules. So is there anything to gain from this insight when it comes to the NFL futures? It depends on the projected quality of...
Jul 11 2014

Oakland Raiders Could Be Most Run-Heavy Team in NFL This Season

Donald Penn isn't the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, but Penn, a free-agent signee from Tampa Bay, is the team's projected starting left tackle. So it's wise to listen to his statements about the team's 2014 game plan: "We're gonna run the ball, run the b...
Jul 08 2014

Bills Latest NFL Team to Suffer Season-Ending Linebacker Loss

NFL general managers are crossing their fingers that training camp will start before injury or suspension strikes their teams. That's because the GMs of the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals and now Buffalo Bills already have major holes on defense. Those who bet on NFL ga...
Jul 05 2014

Your Totals Bet on the Eagles Could Be Affected By Four-Game Loss of Lane Johnson

The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East during coach Chip Kelly's first season in 2013 partly because of an effective offensive line that impressively saw all five starters play all 17 games (including playoffs). That's very tough to do with linemen prone to knee and leg injuries. If...
Jul 04 2014

QB Battle Between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris Could Impact Your LSU Bet

One of the most high-profile quarterback battles in college football is at perennial national title contender Louisiana State University. The Tigers finished 10-3 last season. They were 5-7-1 against the spread, and they beat Iowa at the Outback Bowl. What would have been a great season for man...
Jun 30 2014

Patriots Projecting That Rob Gronkowski Will Be Ready For Week 1

Losing tight end Gronkowski to injury would significantly impact the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl odds on football betting sites. After all, Gronkowski was considered the NFL's top tight end until injuries struck. He had perhaps the best season ever in 2011 with 90 catches for 1,327 ...
Jun 25 2014

Jaguars Intend on Starting Henne Coming Season

Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley have made it very clear, since drafting Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles, that if all goes according to plan, Bortles will not start his first game until 2015. Bortles was the No. 3 overall pick in May's draft, but Veter...
Jun 19 2014

New Addition Jake Heaps Could Solve Miami’s Quarterback Quandary

June is supposed to be a dead month for college football. After all, school isn't in session and camps don't open until late July or early August. However, a significant piece of news broke out late last week, and it could affect the national championship race and college football bet...
Jun 18 2014

Houston's Jadeveon Clowney Stands Alone For Defensive Rookie of Year Odds

The No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft often wins the league's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and is usually the NFL betting favorite. For example, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton followed this path in 2011, and St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford the year before. Defense seems to be a...
Jun 14 2014

Broncos Have Highest Win Total of any NFL Team for 2014 Season

Bovada's 2014 NFL win totals have been released in online football betting, and it’s no surprise that Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos have the highest number, set at 11.5. However, the under is a -125 bet on NFL favorite. The Broncos won 13 games in each of the past two regular seas...
Jun 10 2014

NFL Betting: Seahawks Thinking Ahead with Running Back by Committee

The Seattle Seahawks routed the favored Denver Broncos as 2-point underdogs on football betting lines in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks also are 6/1 favorites at football betting sites to win Super Bowl XLIX next February in Glendale, Ariz. So why would the team mess with success? Because the ...
Jun 07 2014

NFL Betting: Daryl Washington Suspension Huge Blow to Cardinals Defense

The Arizona Cardinals were one of the NFL's big overachievers last season. They finished 10-6 in Coach Bruce Arians' first season, a terrific 11-5 ATS on football betting lines, the only team to win double-digit games and miss the postseason. The Cards opened with a 2014 wins total of ...
Jun 03 2014

NFL Betting: 49ers Coach Believes Huge Year Ahead for Colin Kaepernick

The normal worker has no idea what it's like to be in a contract year, which is defined as the final year of a current deal. The vast majority of regular jobs don't involve contract employment, but all major work under contracts. It has been statistically proven by those who give out f...
May 30 2014

NFL Betting: Cowboys Defense in Trouble with Season-Ending Injury of Sean Lee

There is supposed to be no contact in NFL teams' offseason workouts. That is designed to prevent serious injuries and save wear and tear on players' bodies. Tell that to the Dallas Cowboys, whose bet on NFL futures just took a huge hit. On Tuesday, the most important player on the Cowb...
May 28 2014

Michael Vick Concedes Jets Starting Quarterback Job to Geno Smith

There were three quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft: Blake Bortles by Jacksonville, Johnny Manziel by Cleveland and Teddy Bridgewater by Minnesota. The Jaguars and Browns have already stated that their rookies are backups. Bridgewater hasn't officially been designa...
Jan 27 2014

NFL Betting - Super Bowl Preview

The Denver Broncos head into the week as favorites on the odds to win the Super Bowl at Bovada over the Seattle Seahawks, with both teams having to navigate seven more days of hype before the big game gets underway on Sunday night at possibly snowy MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Broncos, Seahawk...
Jan 14 2014

NFL Betting - Conference Championships Preview

It took overtime for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to knock off Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos earlier this season, and those two teams will meet in a game with bigger stakes on Sunday as they hit the field in the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots will be opening as road underd...