Betting Cheat Sheet NFL Week 9

Betting Cheat Sheet NFL Week 9

Another week of NFL betting action is in the books. If you’re gearing up for the upcoming slate of Week 9 NFL action, then what could be better than a complete cheat sheet for every NFL game on the upcoming docket?

Betting Cheat Sheet NFL Week 9

Buffalo -3.5 at NY Jets
Thursday, Nov. 2 8:25 PM ET

The Bills are the only one-loss ATS team (5-1-1 ATS) in the league people! But then again, the Jets are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Still, it’s kind of hard to win when you can’t score. The Bills win and cover!

Indianapolis at Houston -13
Sun. Nov. 5 1:00 PM ET CBS

Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games and the Colts are trying really hard to get Chuck Pagano fired. Oh, did I forget to mention that Deshaun Watson is a flat-out star?

Tampa Bay at New Orleans -7
Sun. Nov. 5 1:00 PM ET FOX

New Orleans (5-2 ATS) has won five straight and Tampa Bay (1-5-1 ATS) looks like a ‘hot mess’ having lost four straight as the young people say!

Baltimore at Tennessee (OFF)
Sun. Nov. 5 1:00 PM ET CBS

Baltimore blew Miami out of the water 40- while Tennessee looked awful in squeaking past Cleveland 12-9. Based on their most recent performances, the Ravens are the pick in this one…I guess.

Atlanta at Carolina -2
Sun. Nov. 5 1:00 PM ET FOX

Don’t watch this game or you could go blind! Seriously, does anyone know what to make of these two wildly inconsistent NFC South playoff hopefuls right now? I like Carolina at home. No, make that Atlanta. Hold on, I’m going with the Panthers. Oh hell!

Cincinnati at Jacksonville -4.5
Sun. Nov. 5 1:00 PM ET CBS

The Bengals are completely desperate and have a solid defense that gives up just over 19.0 points per game. Oh, did I forget to mention that Andy Dalton is way better than Blake Bortles on his worst day and that Cincy is 4-1 ATS in their last five road games?

LA Rams -3.5 at NY Giants
Sun. Nov. 5 1:00 PM ET FOX

It’s a new day people. Jared Goff and the Rams are on their way up the ladder while Eli Manning and the Giants are clearly heading in the opposite direction. The Giants simply don’t have enough offensive firepower to keep up with the Rams in this one!

Denver at Philadelphia -7.5
Sun. Nov. 5 1:00 PM ET CBS

The Broncos are 0-3 ATS on the road this season following their Monday night loss to Kansas City as a 7-point road dog. More importantly, Denver would probably sell its franchise ‘soul’ to have Philly’s Carson Wentz as its franchise quarterback as opposed to Trevor Siemian. The Eagles addition of beast rusher Jay Ajayi makes Philly unstoppable.

Arizona -2.5 at San Francisco
Sun. Nov. 5 4:05 PM ET FOX

It’s all fine and well that San Francisco went out and signed Jimmy Garoppolo, but I personally would have stuck with rookie C.J. Beathard at this point. Either way, I like the completely desperate Cardinals to get the road win in this Week 9 NFC West matchup to record their sixth straight win over the 49ers.

Washington at Seattle -7
Sun. Nov. 5 4:05 PM ET FOX

Seattle’s defense didn’t couldn’t stop Deshaun Watson last week, but then again, no has this season. Still, after watching Russell Wilson lead Seattle to a pair of 40-point-plus performances over his last four games, I like Seattle to win and cover the chalk against a Washington team that is really missing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

Kansas City at Dallas PK
Sun. Nov. 5 4:25 PM ET CBS

I don’t know why the Cowboys are a Pick ‘Em after opening as a 1-point favorite on Monday when the Kansas City Chiefs are clearly the better team in all three phases. Oh well, take the ‘free money’ in this one as Kansas City rolls to improve on its incendiary 10-1 ATS mark in its last 11 games!

Oakland -3 at Miami
Sun. Nov. 5 8:30 PM ET NBC

The Raiders got blown out by Buffalo last week. The Dolphins got shut out by Baltimore last week. Oakland is a road favorite in this one. The Miami brain trust traded one of their top two offensive players signaling the white flag.

Detroit -2.5 at Green Bay
Mon. Nov. 6 8:30 PM ET ESPN

The Lions should be jumping for joy that Aaron Rodgers is sidelined for this Week 9 Monday Night Football affair. it’s that simple. Detroit wins in Green Bay for like the first time since JFK was in office!

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NFL Betting Stats & Trends Recap Week 8

If you’re getting ready for the upcoming slate of Week 9 NFL games, then taking a look back at the week that was and some of the things that transpired both on the field and betting-wise, is always a good way to help you formulate your betting plans for the new week.

NFL Betting Stats & Trends Recap Week 8

Monday night’s 29-19 victory by Kansas City over Denver helped home teams improve to 8-5 SU on the week (61.54%). It also dropped the Broncos to 0-3 ATS on the road this season as they get set to visit a red-hot Philadelphia in Week 10.

You’re My Favorite

If you bet favorites this past week, then you should be one happy camper with those faves posting a stellar 9-4 ATS mark (69.23%). better yet, if you took favorites to simply win against the money line, then you had a near-perfect week with faves going 12-1 SU against their underdog opponents.

There’s No Place Like Home

While home teams went a modest 7-6 ATS this past week (53.85%) home favorites posted an encouraging 6-3 ATS mark this past week (66.67%) while home faves went 8-1 SU (88.89%) against their visiting opponents,

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo’s 34-14 beatdown of the Oakland Raiders last week as a 1.5-point home favorite helped the Bills to improve to a blistering 5-1-1 ATS mark on the season.

Top Billing

By the way, that win by the Bills means they’re the only team in the league heading into Week 9 with just one ATS loss this season.

Dualies

However, there are five teams that have only two ATS losses heading into the new week.

  • Philadelphia 6-2 ATS
  • Kansas City 6-2 ATS
  • New Orleans 5-2 ATS
  • Houston 5-2 ATS
  • NY Jets 5-2-1 ATS

The Upside Down

At the opposite end of the ATS spectrum, the Arizona Cardinals (1-6 ATS) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-5-1 ATS) are the only two teams in the league with just one ATS win heading into Week 9.

Double Trouble

Covering the spread in just two games are the following teams and they are all in trouble heading into Week 9.

  • Cleveland 2-6 ATS
  • Washington 2-5 ATS
  • Atlanta 2-5 ATS
  • Denver 2-4-1 ATS

Someone Forgot To Let The Dogs Out

Goodness gracious, somebody let the dog off the damn leash in Week 9. Underdogs took a serious beatdown this past week.

  • Underdogs went 1-12 SU (7.69%)
  • Away Dogs went 1-8 SU (11.11%)
  • Home Dogs went 0-4 SU(0.00%)
  • Dogs also went 4-9 ATS ((30.77%)
  • Home Dogs went 1-3 ATS (25.00%)

Over the Rainbow!

The Over went 8-5 this past week people!

College Football Betting Cheat Sheet Thanksgiving Week 2017

College Football Week 10 Betting Cheat Sheet

Everyone is still talking about Ohio State’s 39-38 comeback win over Penn State this past Saturday. If you are smart you are already looking ahead to what is going to be another stellar week of college football action.

It will all start with the legendary Lee Corso and his headgear selection on College Gameday. Then one after another the nation will be serenaded with heavyweight tilt after heavyweight tilt until the final tweet of #Pac12AfterDark in the depth of weekend’s mayhem. This Saturday will shake up the College Football Playoff pool once again.

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College Football Week 10 Betting Cheat Sheet 

Thursday, Nov. 2

Navy -7 at Temple
ESPN at 8:00 pm ET

Temple might not be as strong this season as they were in 2015 and 2016. No worries. The Owls are fantastic in Thursday games. They’ve gone 4 and 1 ATS in their last 5 games on a Thursday night. Temple is also 8 and 2 ATS in their last 10 versus a team with a winning record.

Saturday, Nov. 4

#4 Wisconsin -9 at Indiana
ABC at 12:00 pm ET

Wisconsin has one of the absolute best defenses in college football. Indiana’s defense yields 26.8 points per game. It’s not like Wisconsin is a covering machine, but Indiana’s game plan is about outscoring their opponents.

#7 Penn State -11 at #24 Michigan State
FOX at 12:00 pm ET

Penn State had no business losing 38 to 39 to Ohio State in Week 9. Michigan State was actually a 1.5 dog in their 31 to 39 overtime loss to Northwestern in Week 9. No matter. Sparty plays tough. They’re just not good enough to hang with the Nittany Lions.

#16 Auburn -12.5 at Texas A&M
ESPN at 12:00 pm ET

Wow, Texas A&M looked bad in Week 9! The Aggies were flat out embarrassed in a Mississippi State romp this past Saturday. State dominated A&M 35 to 13. Auburn could dominate A&M like Mississippi State did. I don’t believe they will.

South Carolina at #2 Georgia -21.5
CBS at 3:30 pm ET

This could be a trap game for Georgia. South Carolina is much better than many give them credit for being. The Gamecocks have an improving defense. Still, Georgia should win. I believe they only win by 20, though.

#3 Ohio State -17 at Iowa
ESPN at 3:30 pm ET

Many already feel that Ohio State has a letdown after their tough win over Penn State. I don’t believe the Buckeyes do. If anything, now that OSU is ranked third in the nation they’re going to be tougher to beat.

Wake Forest at #5 Notre Dame -15
NBC at 3:30 pm ET

Wake Forest has a decent defense. Too bad the Deacons offense has no shot at keeping it close versus one of the Top 5 teams in the nation. The Irish should have no trouble making this an easy win.

#6 Clemson at #20 NC State -7
ABC at 3:30 pm ET

Clemson played much better than I thought they would versus the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this past Saturday. I thought Clemson might lose straight up. The Tigers managed to push as a -14-home favorite. That’s enough for me to call the money line upset.

#18 Stanford +3 at #25 Washington State -3
FOX at 3:30 pm ET

Stanford looked terrible, absolutely terrible, beating Oregon State 15 to 14 in Week 9. Washington State looked worse in their 37 to 58 loss to Arizona. But, the Arizona Wildcats can score. Stanford? Not so much.

Texas at #10 TCU -7
ESPN at 7:15 pm ET

I love Texas in this matchup. Here’s a crazy stat for you: the Texas Longhorns are 6 and 2 straight up and 6-1-1 against the spread.

#19 LSU at #1 Alabama -22
CBS at 8:00 pm ET

Alabama is only 2 and 3 ATS at home for a reason. The spreads that Bama faces are downright unfair. I don’t see Alabama losing this game. I also don’t see Alabama covering a -22 spread. These two always play a tight game.

Pick: Alabama 17, LSU 9

#13 Virginia Tech -2.5 at #9 Miami
ABC at 8:00 pm ET

Tech is favored over the Canes in ABC’s Saturday Night Primetime affair. Can Virginia Tech upset undefeated Miami on the road? I don’t believe they can. Miami might win ugly. But, the Canes are still win.

#23 Arizona at #17 USC -8
ESPN at 10:45 pm ET

Here’s the thing, USC is a better football team than Arizona. But, there are few, if any, college football opponents that can stick with Arizona’s high-powered offense. I think Zona blows the doors off the Coliseum with over 40 points in this game.

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Betting Stats & Trends From CFB Week 9

Despite their stunning, late-game collapse, Penn State remained one of the few teams in the country with just one ATS loss. The Nittany Lions covered the spread as touchdown road dogs in a game they led for pretty much 57 minutes.

At the opposite end of the ATS spectrum was Stanford who never came close to covering the spread as an 21-point road favorite against pitiful Oregon State.

Who knew that Boston College would be the latest team to beat Florida State despite being surprising home dogs against the reeling Seminoles. BC completely steamrolled FSU 35-3 on Friday night.

Betting Stats & Trends Week 9 College Football

DYK Moment No. 1

Did You Know that Florida State is the nation’s only team without a single ATS victory? The Seminoles are 0-5-2 ATS and things aren’t looking very good at all in Tallahassee.

Week 9 Betting Trends:

  • Underdogs 28-25-3 ATS
  • Visitors 28-24-3 ATS
  • Teams getting less than 30 percent of bets went 9-6 ATS
  • Overs 28-28

We’re In the Money-line!

There were some serious Moneyline upsets this past weekend, highlighted by UNLV cashing in as a +843 underdog against Fresno State despite being a whopping 22.5-point road dog.

Florida International cashed in as a whopping +500 underdog at Marshall. UAB won outright at Southern Miss as a +359 dog and Houston did the same as a +313 underdog against previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked South Florida.

DYK Moment No. 2

Did You Know that there’s only one team in all the land with an unblemished ATS mark heading into Week 10 and it’s…the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 6-0-1 ATS.

Risky Business

You can go ahead and bet against Iowa State if you want, but I wouldn’t do it right now! The red-hot, 14th-ranked Cyclones got their third money line upset this year by beating TCU 14-7 on Saturday as a +250 underdog. Iowa State also cashed in as an insane +4500 dog at Oklahoma and +193 dog at Texas Tech earlier this season.

O-Fer Franklin

While I still love Penn State’s chances of potentially reaching the four-team College Football Playoff, it should be noted that head coach James Franklin is now 0-9 in road games vs AP nationally-ranked opponents, including 0-4 at Penn State.

Bad Bets – Or Good – Depending On How You Look at them!

You’d probably shouldn’t back any of these teams moving forward – or better yet, just bet against them. The worst of the worst ATS teams are:

  • BYU 1-8 ATS
  • Bowling Green 1-7 ATS
  • Western Kentucky 1-7 ATS
  • Mississippi 1-6-1 ATS
  • Hawaii 1-6-1 ATS
  • North Carolina 2-7 ATS
  • USC 2-7 ATS
  • Louisville 2-7 ATS
  • Coastal Carolina 2-6 ATS
  • Tennessee 2-6 ATS
Betting Cheat Sheet NFL Week 8

Betting Cheat Sheet NFL Week 8

No matter what they do or who’s coaching them, the Cleveland Browns just can’t seem to find the franchise quarterback they’ve been looking forever since Bernie Kosar hung up his cleats over two decades ago. Since then the Browns brain trust has passed over Ben Roethlisberger, who grew up in Ohio and played collegiately in Ohio, Aaron Rodgers, Andy Dalton, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson.

Carson Wentz continues to show why he’s no a star in the making, but now a flat-out star while Cam Newton continues to look more like Clark Kent than that guy with an ‘S’ on his chest. Oh yeah, a lot went down in Week 7 and now, with Week 8 looming, NFL betting buffs everywhere need to know what’s likely to go down this coming week.

Betting Cheat Sheet NFL Week 8

Minnesota -10½ +110 at Cleveland
9:30 AM ET (NFL Network) in London

Maybe it’s me, but right now I’m thinking I’d rather see Johnny Manziel or RG3 suit up for the Browns than whoever they’re going with under center these days. Cleveland has no chance of beating a Vikings team that is playing its usual brand of lockdown defense.

Oakland at Buffalo -2½ -115
1 PM ET (CBS)

A lot of folks have been high on the Raiders since last season, but I’m not one of them because they play little to no defense. And speaking of defense, the Bills are smash-mouthing their opponents all over the place this season under first-year head coach Sean McDermott. I’m thinking Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy lead the way to victory for the surprising Bills in this one.

Indianapolis at Cincinnati -10½
1 PM ET (CBS)

I picked Chuck Pagano to be the first head coach fired this season despite the fact that many were going with the favored Jets head coach Todd Bowles. Looks like I might be right. Indianapolis is completely awful. Cincinnati, despite their blemishes and the fact that Vontaze Burfict puts the ‘dirt’ in dirty, wins and cover the spread with ease!

Los Angeles Chargers at New England -8½ +110
1 PM ET (CBS)

I’m still trying to figure out why everyone is oh-so-fired-up about New England’s 27-7 beatdown over Atlanta last weekend when it’s clear the Falcons are a mess right now. Philip Rivers and the Chargers aren’t flying all the way across the country for nothing. I like the Bolts to get the big upset in something of a shootout against Tom Brady and a Patriots defense I’m still on the fence about.

Chicago at New Orleans -10 +105
1 PM ET (Fox)

The Bears got past Carolina in a shocker last weekend 17-3 but that’s because Cam Newton kept giving the ball away. Mitch Trubisky completed all of four passes in the win and there’s no way an offensive effort like that is going to cut it against Drew Brees and the Saints team that is suddenly playing competent defense this season.

Atlanta -5 at New York Jets
1 PM ET (Fox)

The Falcons are clearly still reeling from their Super Bowl beatdown and look nothing like the explosive team they were a year ago. The Jets got absolutely robbed against the Patriots two weeks ago and lost a heartbreaker to Miami this past weekend. New York is just due for something good to happen to them. I smell an ‘upset’ brewing.

San Francisco at Philadelphia -12½
1 PM ET (Fox)

After seeing the Niners get all kinds of smacked around by Dallas in their 40-10 loss last weekend, I’m thinking Carson Wentz and the high-flying Eagles have this game well in hand by the time halftime rolls around. I’m also wondering why Kyle Shanahan no longer looks like the offensive ‘genius’ everyone kept saying he was with Atlanta last season while Sean McVay has immediately transformed the lowly Rams into an offensive juggernaut.

Carolina at Tampa Bay -1½
1 PM ET (Fox)

He’s certainly not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, nor is he faster than a locomotive. As a matter of fact, Cam Newton can’t find his third option on most passing plays and looks like he’s regressing faster than LeBron James’ miraculously reappeared hairline. Jameis Winston outplays Newton to lead Tampa Bay to the hard-fought NFC South divisional win at home.

Houston at Seattle -5½
4:05 PM ET (CBS)

I kept telling everyone almost two years ago when he was leading Clemson to the first of back-to-back national championship appearances, that Deshaun Watson was going to be a flat-out superstar. Apparently, the Browns, the Niners – and every other team that needed a quarterback – weren’t listening. Still, I like Seattle’s still daunting defense to make Watson finally look like a rookie for the first time this season while Russell Wilson and their improving offense to put some points on the board.

Dallas -2 at Washington
4:25 PM ET (Fox)

The Cowboys blew out San Francisco last weekend while the Redskins took a humbling loss on the chin on Monday night. Still, even on a short week, I like Kirk Cousins and company to get past their NFC East rivals at home in a high-scoring affair. Maybe everyone’s forgotten Dallas has a pitiful pass defense, but I haven’t.

Pittsburgh -2½ -120 at Detroit
8:30 PM ET (NBC)

Matthew Stafford and the Lions are well-rested after getting a bye last week, but it won’t matter with Ben Roethlisberger and company playing solid football on both sides of the ball coming into this contest. Jacksonville ‘opened up a can of whup-ass’ on the Steelers three weeks ago in a stunning 30-9 road win over Pittsburgh and that apparently woke up a Steelers team that had been sleep-walking through the first few weeks of the season.

Denver at Kansas City -7½ +105
Monday, 8:30 PM ET (ESPN)

These longtime AFC West rivals have both lost two straight, but really, Kansas City hasn’t looked that bad in either defeat. Denver, on the other hand, suddenly has problems scoring the ball and many are wondering if 2016 first round pick Paxton Lynch should be starting over Trevor Siemian – again. Alex Smith, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce make just enough plays against Von Miller and Denver’s stout defense to make a narrow home win stand up.

College Football Week 9 Betting Cheat Sheet

College Football Week 9 Betting Cheat Sheet

Week 9 of the 2017 college football season is about to kick-off and there are a bevy of must watch games.

No. 6 Oho State hosts No. 2 Penn State in what looks like the best game of the week. Although No. 4 TCU at No. 25 Iowa State should be interesting and No. 14 NC State at No. 9 Notre Dame as well will be are barn burner!

Now, let’s find out what’s going to go down when all of these title hopefuls square off this coming weekend.

College Football Week 9 Betting Cheat Sheet

Florida State -4½ at Boston College
Friday, October 27 at 8 PM ET (ESPN)

I feel bad for Florida State seeing as how their season went completely down the drain in Week1 when Deondre Francois was lost for the season. I like BC to get their third straight win in this Week 9 ACC matchup.

No. 11 Oklahoma State -7½ +100 at No. 22 West Virginia
Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 PM ET (ABC)

The Mountaineers average almost the same amount of points as Oklahoma State and they’ve got a really good quarterback in former Florida bad boy Will Grier that can play with Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph.

No. 8 Miami -20 at North Carolina
Saturday, October 28, 12:00 PM (ESPN2)

North Carolina rolled over against Virginia Tech like a trained dog in last week’s embarrassing 59-7 blowout and they have no shot at beating Miami – or covering the spread as a 20.5-point underdog for that matter!

No. 5 Wisconsin -26½ at Illinois
Saturday, October 28, 12:00 PM ET (ESPN)

I’ve always liked Lovie Smith, but it’s clear that he belongs back in the NFL as a defensive coordinator. Illinois is mediocre on its best day while No. 5 Wisconsin has legitimate national championship hopes.

No. 3 Georgia -13½ at Florida
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (CBS)

It’s a damned shame that Florida’s Jim McElwain reported this week that he’s getting death threats. It’s even worse that his team has no chance of beating fifth-ranked Georgia, even at home, in their Week 9 SEC showdown. The Bulldogs are going to both, shut down the Gators’ modest offense and have their way both, through the air and on the ground!

No.16 Michigan State -2½ -115 at Northwestern
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (ESPN)

I have no idea why Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio isn’t mentioned as one of the very best coaches in all of college football, but I think he is. Northwestern has won two straight and they won’t get embarrassed, but the Wildcats aren’t winning either, although I expect a thriller!

No. 14 NC State at No. 9 Notre Dame -7½ +110
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (NBC)

This should be an entertaining game, but the Fighting Irish have a superior defense and now, one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in all the land in Brandon Wimbush. Or maybe you didn’t see how thoroughly he outplayed USC preseason Heisman favorite Sam Darnold in last week’s blowout win over the Trojans where he passes for two TDs and rushed for two more?

No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State -7 +100
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (FOX)

Penn State has two Heisman Trophy candidates in running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley and Ohio State has one (J.T. Barrett). The Nittany Lions also have the nation’s stingiest defense as the limit the opposition to less than 10 points per game (amazing).

No. 4 TCU -5½ at No. 25 Iowa State
Saturday, October 28, 3:30 PM ET (ABC)

I don’t know what’s gotten into now, No. 25 Iowa State recently, but the Cyclones are looking great having won three straight while lighting up the scoreboard. Too bad they’re going to see that winning streak come to an abrupt halt against a TCU squad that is limiting the opposition to just 14.9 points per game this season.

Houston at No. 17 South Florida -11
Saturday, October 28, 3:45 PM ET (ESPNU)

Houston has lost two straight while giving up at least 42 points in each game and that simply doesn’t bode well against a 17th-ranked South Florida team that has set an NCAA record by scoring at least 30 points in 24 consecutive games. What I want to know is, will the Bulls move up the national rankings following their latest win after being ranked at No. 17 seemingly forever this season?