Saturday, January 31, 2015

Super Bowl Prop Bet Predictions

Last week I posted my official preview and pick for this Sunday’s Super Bowl and while I am beginning to think that this matchup may actually be too close to call, I am not backing down on New England as my pick to win this game by a final score of 24-20.

This week, I am releasing my picks for some of the top prop bets surrounding this game. Betting on props such as which team will score first or which player will score the first touchdown have become as big as the game itself. Not only are prop bets the biggest one-day fantasy fiesta for true NFL junkies, they also offer one last chance to enhance the betting action on the final game of the NFL season.

Below is a link to my prop picks for the Super Bowl in an article that was previously posted on Sports Betting Stats. Go Pats!!!!


Betting on Super Bowl XLIX Props

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets Odds Shopper

The drama of this year’s Super Bowl between New England and Seattle will play itself out on the field this Sunday night in Arizona and so will the fortunes of millions of bettors who have plunked down their hard-earned cash on any number of the hundreds of prop bets that have been released in conjunction with the game.

Just go to online sportsbook sites such as BetOnline, Bovada or Sportsbook and you will find betting odds posted for anything from which team scores first to what color Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach’s head. Prop bets for the Super Bowl are as big as the game itself, but the actual odds that are posted for some of the props are not always created equal.

The following two links are to articles that I recently wrote for Doc’s Sports covering the best betting odds for some of the most popular prop bets for both the teams and the players.

Enjoy the game

Super Bowl Team Props Odds and Predictions: Shopping for the Best Proposition Lines

Super Bowl Player Props Odds and Predictions: Shopping for the Best Proposition Lines

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX Preview & Pick

While a cloud of controversy continues to shroud the New England Patriots over deflated footballs heading into next Sunday's Super Bowl showdown against Seattle, the betting public continues to put its early money on Bill Belichick and Co's chances to add a fourth world title to his team's illustrious resume under the his watch. The Patriots opened as two-point underdogs when the Oddsmakers originally posted betting odds for this game, but on most sportsbooks' current board they are now favored by one or two points.

I did my original preview and pick for the Super Bowl early last week before this whole "Deflate Gate" issue really blew up (no pun intended) and I continue to be amazed how this situation has continued to dominate the majority of the discussion surrounding this game. Hopefully we can move on to some more meaningful topics this week that will actually have an impact on the outcome of this matchup.

To me, this game will come down to which of these two team's top strength (New England on offense and Seattle on defense) does a better job of imposing its will on the other's. They always say that defense win's championships, but I happen to think that points do; especially when you can score more of them than your opponent.

I am sticking with my original pick in this game even if Tom Brady has to throw a fully inflated football to win it. Please check out the link below for my full game preview as originally posted on Sports Betting Stats. I will also be posting links all week long to some of my top player and team prop bet picks for Sunday's game.

Super Bowl XLIX Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots Betting Pick

Saturday, January 17, 2015

NFC Championship Preview & Pick

Before the 2014 NFL regular season got underway, the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks were +300 favorites to win the NFC again on BetOnline's futures odds. The betting odds that Green Bay would win this season's conference title were +700, which were the third-best odds on the board. The only team with lower odds other than the Seahawks was San Francisco at +400 and the 49ers did not even make the playoffs. This makes it safe to assume that the two best teams in the NFC will be battling it out for the title this Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

The big question in this game is how will Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodger's performance be impacted by a nagging calf injury? At full strength on opening day, he had his issues against Seattle's shutdown defense in a 36-16 loss. Green Bay came into that Week 1 clash as a 4.5-point road underdog and this time around the current betting odds at BetOnline have the Packers listed as 7.5-point underdogs.

Given the situation with Rodgers' injury, it is easy to see why most of the betting public's money has gone towards the Seahawks in this matchup. Anyone who follows my picks on a regular basis is well aware that I usually have the tendency to go in the opposite direction when the betting becomes this one-sided. Rodgers may not be 100 percent, but even playing at 80 to 85 percent still makes him a better quarterback than 98 percent of the other signal-callers in this league.

I still do have my doubts that Green Bay can actually go into one of the toughest venues in the NFL and come away with a straight-up win, but I am loving that extra half point in the Packers' favor in what I see as a touchdown spread between Seattle and Green Bay at the final gun.

My complete preview and pick for Sunday's NFC Championship can be found at the link below to an article that was posted earlier this week on SportsBettingStats.com.

Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Pick

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NFL Divisional Playoffs Preview & Pick: Dallas vs. Green Bay

Anyone who read my preview and pick for last Sunday's Detroit at Dallas game is well aware that I was not only on the Cowboys' bandwagon, I was sitting in the front row blowing the horn the loudest. Maybe it was my subconscious way to jinx any true die-hard Eagles' fan's mortal enemy and it almost worked. I thought Dallas was going to roll in that game, but all Jerry's boys showed me was that the stage is starting to get a bit too big for his beloved franchise.

Bad calls go against teams in almost every NFL game, but the refs in that Wild Card matchup did everything within their power to get Dallas the win. The no-call on the obvious pass interference play completely change the complexion of that game and for good measure the homer zebras threw in a few defensive holding/interference penalties on the Lions in the ensuing drive after that blown call to make sure that the Cowboys scored the eventual winning touchdown.

This Sunday is going to be a completely different story in Green Bay as long as Aaron Rodger's injured calf can hold-up for all four quarters. The Packers are not the Lions and the Cowboys are not as good of a team that I may have led you to believe in my previous post. That will be evident in the final score on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field unless the fix is once again in to get the Cowboys another improbable win in the playoffs.

The following is a link to my official preview and pick for Sunday's game in a previous post for Sports Betting Stats.


Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Pick