The Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins open up
the NFL preseason in the Hall-of-Fame Game, but as expert football handicapper Mike Godsey of
GodsTips says, “It’s the opening of the regular season for sports bettors”.
Though it is a “neutral” game, there is little doubt that
the Redskins will have the partisan crowd. Several thousand faithful Redskin
fans will make the pilgrimage to
as two of their all-time greats Art Monk and Darrell Green are being inducted
into the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame.
The current sportsbooks
six-point favorite with a total of 31.5 or 32.
Totals players will want to note that Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said
that his defense is way ahead of the offense and that his offensive line will
take some time to gel.
Many bettors believe first year head coaches are good to
bet with. Jim Zorn will be coaching his first game as head man anywhere for the
Zorn has made various comments that would lead one to
believe he is putting a priority on winning the game.
will be without injured quarterback Peyton Manning and wide receiver Marvin
Harrison is questionable. “Even if
is no doubt (Colts head coach Tony) Dungy will be very cautious,” says Vegas
expert Cy McCormick, head of the online betting
However, perennial backup quarterback Jim Sorgi is expected to get a lot of playing time including a
rare chance with the first-teamers.
Betting trends (all preseason) tell us that the Colts have
gone over 9-1 on grass since 1993.