September 24, 2012

NFL Odds, Week 3: Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks

The Green Bay Packers do a lot of things well, on and off the field, too many to list here. One thing they don’t do well is defend the run. Their numbers from last season show that they gave up 111.8 rushing yards per game, 14th in the league, a figure that’s acceptable when Aaron Rodgers is your quarterback.

September 22, 2012

NFL Odds, Week 3: Around the League

This darned spread betting is difficult to judge at the best of times. The best of times are anywhere after Week 4, when statistical lines are becoming consistent and, more importantly, the pattern begins to emerge of which teams are covering the spread or, as is the vernacular, winning ATS (against the spread).

September 19, 2012

NFL Odds, Week 2: Around the League

I can only hope you heeded my advice last week. Against my better judgement, I decided to proffer an opinion on every game in Week 1 of the NFL, giving those of you who thrive on the challenge of outwitting the sportsbooks a look at where you could have placed your hard earned. 

Having already warned caveat emptor, I did treat it as an exercise in enjoyment, taking a relatively light hearted look at the schedule, just to gauge how good or bad my predictions would look after the first sixteen games of the season.

September 12, 2012

NFL Odds, Week 2: Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks


September 05, 2012

NFL Odds, Week 1: Around the League

Having already given you my ‘can’t miss’ bet of the week (the ‘Aaron Curry’, as it shall now become known), when laying it on pretty thick how much of a good thing the Seahawks are against the spread (ATS) this week in Arizona, it’s time to introduce you to how the rest of the NFL is shaping up in the various sportsbooks online...if you aren’t fortunate enough to be in Vegas.

NFL Odds, Week 1: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals

Please gamble responsibly. That’s the sage advice that rightfully accompanies any betting advertisement. Last year, I gave spread betting advice on every game of the 2011 season (that can still be seen at Rob’s NFL Yard, but why would you wish to revisit that?), which, while proving to be almost the most fun you can have on this side of the pond, I quickly grew to realise that tipping up teams based on the spread on offer in Vegas (or elsewhere, as I’ll be pointing out this season) can prove ridiculously treacherous; hardly responsible tipping. If I may be so bold as to type this, it’s one thing to pick your winners from scratch, quite another when trying to justify why your hard earned should be placed with faith on the Rams +7 points at home to the Cowboys.

NFL Preseason: Seattle Seahawks @ Kansas City Chiefs

Pete Carroll, you’ve made me start all over again. I had the perfect pitch for this post. Russell Wilson, as had been the case in the first two preseason games, would heed the call for the second half in Kansas City this week after Matt Flynn had hopefully impressed enough over the first two quarters and I was going to write how the Seahawks were the biggest of all locks this week on the handicap because of it.

NFL Preseason: Seattle Seahawks @ Denver Broncos

Not a bad way to begin matters, eh? Last Saturday went very smoothly. One down and we own a 100% record.
Oh yeah, and the Seahawks dismantled the Titans of Tennessee, 27-17.