Fantasy Football and Sports Betting News and Notes

By Mike Godsey

Here are real-time fantasy football and
football betting news and notes for today’s NFL directly from the staff of OffshoreInsiders.com

 

In an ugly battle, the Raiders take on the Dolphins. Dante
Culpepper gets the start for Oakland
at quarterback. Miami is a
four-point favorite (NFL betting odds). For the
Fins, middle linebacker Zach Thomas is a game time decision.

 

Speaking of game time decisions, Houston
running back Ahman Green is just that, with Ron Dayne his replacement. They will be sans big weapon, wide
receiver Andre Johnson. Playing at Atlanta,
the Texans are 2.5 point road favorites according to BetUs
Sportsbook

The Ravens are laying four-points on the road to the
Browns. Cleveland
tight end Kellen Winslow says he will play. The
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The Rams are without running back Steven Jackson, who led
the NFL in total yards from scrimmage last year. St. Louis
is getting 13 points from Dallas
according to NewBodog

 

The Bears are laying three-points at the Detroit Lions, but Chicago
has several injuries on defense. They will be without starting cornerbacks
Charles Tillman and Nate Vasher.
Meanwhile defensive tackle Tommie Harris and linebacker Lance Briggs are
questionable.

 

Detroit’s star
weapon, wideout Calvin Johnson is also a game time
decision.

 

Tampa is getting three-points at Carolina according to BetUs
Sportsbook
, but the home favorites are without quarterback Jake Delhomme
and instead have journeyman David Carr starting. The Panthers are also without
linebacker Dan Morgan.

 

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Fantasy Football and Sports Betting News and Notes For Week 4

By Mike Godsey

Here are sports betting and fantasy football
news and notes for Sunday’s action.

Houston-Atlanta

So-called “intangibles” handicappers, note that Houston
starting quarterback Matt Schaub returns to Atlanta
where he backed up disgraced signal caller Michael Vick. Houston
running back Ahman Green is questionable and wide receiver Andre Johnson is
likely out.

Green Bay-Minnesota

Green Bay,
with Dallas, is one of two NFC
undefeated teams. The Packers have a seven-game winning streak dating back to
last year, the longest in the NFL. Minnesota,
much like last year, has a dominant run defense. They allow a conference best 67.3 yards per
game. Though Pack QB Brett Favre lost nine of his first 11 starts at the
Metrodome, he has turned it around winning 3-of-4 in the Twin Cities.

Who will start at quarterback for Minnesota,
Tarvaris Jackson or Kelly Holcomb, still remains to be seen. NFL guru, Mike Godsey of GodsTips, echoes a
common theme among sharpies, “It’s not that consequential from a handicapping
standpoint. Jackson will have
growing pains and the jury is still out. Holcomb is what he is—a journeyman
emergency starter.”

Oakland-Miami

Dante Culpepper gets the start at QB for Oakland.
Culpepper is another quarterback returning to play the team he played for last
year. Fresh off a knee injury, he had a career worst season in his brief four-game
stint with the Fins. Miami
is 6-0 straight up in the series.

Bears-Lions

As the world knows, the Bears have finally benched
incompetent quarterback Rex Grossman in favor of Brian Griese. Chicago
has some injuries on defense. Defensive tackle Tommy Harris is doubtful. Starting linebacker Lance Briggs is
questionable to probable and starting cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Nate
Vasher are questionable.

Rams-Cowboys

Admitting he has not fully handicapped this game in
particular, OffshoreInsiders.com expert Cy
McCormick of the MasterLockLine, warns “beware the oddsmakers know the public
will love an undefeated home team against a winless road team,” while
emphasizing it’s a rule of thumb, he continued, “the betting value is almost
always with the road team.”

Neutralizing that fact is that the Rams will be without
Steven Jackson, who led the NFL in yards from scrimmage last year. Dallas
defense is improving each week allowing just 10 points and 239 yards to Chicago
last week. But then again, it was the
Bears and Rex Grossman.

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Ravens-Browns

Baltimore was
6-2 outright on the road last year. They
are 5-3 at Cleveland. Starting
quarterback Steve McNair is hurting and head coach Brian Billick promised to be
“cautious”. Former starter Kyle Boller has shown some spark in relief.

Browns running back Jamal Lewis will have extra incentive
going against his former team which cut him despite being the franchise leader
in total yards and touchdowns. In the last nine series matchups, Cleveland
has been held to 256 yards or less.

Jets-Bills

A healthy Jets quarterback Chad Pennington goes against a
ravaged Bills defense. Also, Buffalo
starting quarterback J.P. Losman is likely out with a knee injury which means
rookie Trent Edwards gets the call.

Seahawks-49ers

Seattle’s
Shaun Alexander will play with a broken wrist. San
Francisco
will be without Vernon Davis, their reliable
target at tight end. Second half bettors note that Seattle
has given up only 17 combined second half points. The Niners swept the series last year
following a six game Hawk winning streak.

Buccaneers-Panthers

David Carr appears the likely starter at QB for Carolina
as Jake Delhomme has an elbow injury. Carolina
is 7-1 straight up to Tampa, but
with Delhomme as the starter. Tampa,
led by new quarterback Jeff Garcia, has averaged 27.5 points per game in their
last two. Oft injured Panther middle linebacker Dan Morgan is questionable with
an ankle injury.

Chiefs-Chargers

KC ranks 31st of 32 teams in scoring at 8.7.

Denver-Indianapolis

“Indy has all the makings of a top dichotomous ATS and SU
team,” says OffshoreInsiders.com NFL Guru Mike Godsey of GodsTips. Often used
in the NBA, he explains, “We discount 98 percent of trends, but this has proven
to be the exception to the rule. Explained in our articles around the Net,
basically if a team has a great SU record but horrid ATS record or visa versa,
you ride for that to continue as it is the sign of which teams are most under
or overvalued.” The Colts are 3-0 SU,
yet just 1-2 in the back pocket.

The Colts are 19-2 straight up in September under Tony
Dungy including 11 straight wins. Denver
is the No. 1 pass defense in the NFL. However, their last two trips to Indianapolis,
they’ve allowed a combined 90 points.

Steelers-Cardinals

Arizona’s
head coach Ken Whisenhunt and assistant head coach Russ Grimm know the Steelers
players and many think one of them should have gotten the job that went to Mike
Tomlin. Pittsburgh has outscored
their first three teams by 97-26. Pittsburgh
is 13-1 straight up to the AFC, but will likely be without top wide receiver
Hines Ward.

Arizona is
1-2 with all three games being decided by a field goal in the closing seconds.

Eagles-Giants

Eagle’s running back Brian Westbrook is questionable.
Giants are without their top running back Brandon Jacobs. Their top weapon
Plaxico Burress is seeing a specialist because his injured ankle is not
improving.

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Bet on Dancing With the Stars

By Mike Godsey

Tonight I’m watching my winning
bet
on the MNF game between the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.
For years, Monday Night Football was on ABC, but now it’s on ESPN.

My wife will be watching the over-the-air Disney Channel
ABC. “Dancing with the Stars” is on tonight. Boring, unless one can wager on it. Luckily one can!

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Who will be the Dancing with the Stars winner? The top sportsbook betting odds say Melanie Brown is the favorite
at 4-1 followed by Helio Castroneves at 5-1. More
concerned about winning NFL bets, I must confess that I have no idea who Helio Castroneves is, but with a name like Helio, he has to be able to
dance.

The person who will get American sports bettors and sports
punters interested is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. I picture him as being
Al Gore’s twin on the dance floor. Cuban is 21-2. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is 9-2 to knockout the competition,
while Josie Maran is 6-1.

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MNF Winner

By Mike Godsey

Are you ready for some football betting winners? The
Tennessee Titans travel to New Orleans
to take on the Saints. New Orleans
is a 4.5 point favorite, though it’s five at some sportsbooks. The posted total is 45.5.

I did hear on WPEN Sports Radio
950, some radio tout Tony Smith from Las Vegas
is 14-1 and he owns tonight’s game. It’s said there are some crooks feeding on
the suckers, but for every Tony Smith and Jonathan Stone there are legitimate
handicappers like Dr. Bob, Couch Potato and honest ones like Mark Lawrence,
Jeff Benton and Oscar Dooley

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They also, as their free sports betting pick say go with
the over tonight. Here is the rationale.

Despite the high posted total, we have to like the over. Simply
put, the Saints defense is almost as bad as they’ve looked this year, but their
offense is much better.

The Saints are giving up 36 points per game on 7.3 yards
per play and a stunning 11.5 yards per pass. While no defense is that bad,
Tennessee QB Vince Young always finds a way, so he will have a lot of success
tonight.

But playing at home on the fast turf, it is breakout time
for their high powered offense. Remember, we had the Colts and Buccaneers in
their respective games to New Orleans because the Saints offense would face a
fired up team and crowd in the Colts first game since winning the Super Bowl
and the Tampa defense and ball control offense, perfectly designed to slow a
high powered offense. This game goes over early in the fourth quarter.

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Fantasy Football and Sports Betting News and Notes

By Mike Godsey

Cardinals-Ravens

Young Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart faces perhaps the
toughest challenge of his career going on the road against one of the best
defenses. Leinart was more comfortable in his second game of the year, a 23-20
win over Seattle and part of a 6-1
Sunday NFL by GodsTips.com. A major reason was that head coach Ken Whisenhunt simplified the playbook from week one.

49ers-Steelers

Both teams are 2-0 but San Francisco
has won their two games by a combined four points, while the Steelers have won
each game by 20 points. However, NFL
guru Mike Godsey reminds, “The Steelers pulverized a bad and injury riddled
Bills team last week.” Pittsburgh
has allowed a combined 10 points, which is 10 fewer than any other team. Pittsburgh
is 11-1 their last 12 straight up in interconference
games.

Colts-Texans

Going back to last year, the Texans have won four in a
row. Houston will likely be without
their best receiver Andre Johnson. He has 14 catches for 262 yards and three
touchdowns.

Chargers-Packers

Green Bay is
2-0 after starting out 1-4 each of the last three seasons. Head coach Mike McCarthy believes adjustments
made in training camp, which called for more rest and recovery time, is a major
reason. However, 13 players missed all or part of practice Wednesday.

Rams-Buccaneers

Last year during a wave of injuries to the offensive line,
St. Louis won 4-of-5. Nevertheless, they are 0-2 this year and
their offensive line is banged up. Seven time Pro
Bowler Orlando Pace is out, guard Rich Incognito is doubtful, plus ace backup
guard and tackle Todd Steussie is out. Quarterback
Marc Bulger has been limited in practice because of sore ribs.

Cowboys-Bears

Dallas has
scored the most points in the league with 82, though are fourth in yards. Chicago
has allowed the fourth fewest points and fifth fewest yards. Chicago
has won 13-of-15 at home holding 12 of those teams to 10 or fewer points. Their
defense though has the third fewest yards and fourth fewest points. Dallas
will again be without starting wide receiver Terry Glenn.

Titans-Saints

New Orleans is
0-2 but this is their home opener. Tennessee
has won seven of their last nine games, but one of their losses a close one to Indianapolis
22-20 last week.

Panthers-Falcons

Atlanta has
scored just 10 points in an 0-2 start and Joey
Harrington has been sacked 13 times. Atlanta
did sign former Jacksonville
starting quarterback Byron Leftwich, but according to coach
Bobby Petrino, Leftwich will be the No. 3 quarterback
until he learns the offense. Harrington
is 23-45 as a starting quarterback.

Vikings-Chiefs

Kansas City
will be without starting wide receiver Eddie Kennison.
Rookie Dwayne Bowe gets the nod. Minnesota
running back Chester Taylor did not practice Wednesday. Minnesota
quarterback Tavaris Jackson missed practice Wednesday
nursing a sore groin. Betting expert Stevie Vincent said expect little line
movement based on who the Vikings starting quarterback is. “Jackson
is quarterback of the future, but he’s certainly shaky in the present.” Minnesota
has incredibly lost 12-of-13 road games to the AFC.

KC is 2-5 this decade on home openers as each of their
first two games were on the road and both losses. The good news is Chiefs
starting quarterback Damon Huard is 6-0 all-time as a
starter in KC and his passer rating is 107.3. KC’s defense ranks eighth in the
league and will be buoyed by the return of defensive end Jarred Allen who
served a two-game suspension. KC is 20-4 outright at home to the NFC since 1995,
the league’s best mark under such paramemters.

Lions-Eagles

Philadelphia
star running back Brian Westbrook did not practice Wednesday because of a knee
injury. We are keeping an eye as well on Detroit
running back Kevin Jones who also missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury.
Philadelphia will also have to deal
with the distraction (or rallying cry) on Donovan McNabb’s outspoken comments
on HBO. Philly has won four straight in the series by a combined 122-76.

Giants-Redskins

Giants quarterback Eli Manning appears recovered from his
shoulder injury, but starting running back Brandon Jacobs is out. Derrick Ward
gets the start.

Dolphins-Jets

Each team is 0-2. Jets starting quarterback Chad
Pennington is nursing an ankle injury and his status will be determined later
in the week. His replacement Kellen Clemens struggled
in the first three quarters last week, but nearly led the Jets back from a 20-3
fourth quarter deficit. OffshoreInsiders.com
Senior Handicapper Stevie Vincent said this game looks to be the
strongest betting game on the board. He will release a Level 5 play on this
game. Pennington is 6-1 to Miami
including 4-0 at Giants Stadium.

Bills-Patriots

New England has beaten the Jets and
Chargers by identical 38-14 routs. On the other hand, Buffalo
has one touchdown this year in two losses and has been outscored 41-17. New
England
is 12-1 the last 13 straight up in the series.

Bengals-Seahawks

Seattle has
won 10-of-12 straight up to the NFC, including 5-1 on the road. But Cincinnati
has lost three straight road games overall since last year, allowing an average
of 36.3 points per game. Seattle is
27-6 at Qwest Field since 2003, the best home mark in the league during that
span.

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Bills-Steelers Free Winning Picks

By Mike Godsey

The Buffalo Bills travel to take on the Pittsburgh
Steelers. Pittsburgh is a 10-point
favorite on the NFL betting odds with an
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J.P. Losman, Buffalo’s
quarterback, is one of our famed “predictably unpredictable” guys. With a good
target in Lee Evans against a defense that we will find out this year had great
stats because they were not on the field we look for plenty of points.

Remember, last week, Losman went
against Champ Bailey and Dre Bly
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loves to blitz, so Ike Taylor and Deshea Townsend in
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On defense, Buffalo
has a lot of injuries at linebacker, so they won’t be able to slow down Pittsburgh.
Their secondary is a celebration of nobodies: Ashton Youboty,
Kiwaukee Thomas, Terrence McGee, Donte
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Sportsbooks Betting Information

By Mike Godsey

All records are against the Las Vegas
pointspread.

Illinois-Syracuse

The Illini have covered at a
13-3 rate after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. Illinois
is also 11-24 after allowing less than 170 yards passing. Despite their recent
struggles to win games outright, covers experts will want to note that Syracuse
has covered the spread 15-of-20 non-conference. The nation’s top TV handicapper, the Couch
Potato has seven televised winners. All
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Mississippi State-Auburn

Who will cover this SEC clash? Auburn
is on a 3-8 overall skid to the Vegas oddsmakers. The Bulldogs are 7-1 versus
the oddsmakers after allowing less than 100 yards rushing last game. They are only 10-23 versus the Vegas line as
an underdog. Auburn has failed in
seven straight as a double digit chalk.

UCLA-Utah

UCLA is 9-1 against the sportsbooks to the Mountain West. However, they have covered the pointspread at just a 7-21 rate their last 28 against teams with a
losing record. The Utes are 25-7 as an underdog. America’s
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Notre Dame-Michigan

The Fighting Irish have beaten the online sportsbooks 7-of-10 against teams with
a losing record. But they are a pitiful 8-20 after scoring less than 20 points
last game. The Wolverines are 8-22 as a favorite of 3.5-10.

Arkansas-Alabama

The Crimson Tide are 23-11 after
allowing less than 275 total yards last game. All-world sports handicapper
Stevie Vincent reminds the world why he replaced handicapper Dr. Bob as the
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Southern California-Nebraska

USC is 5-0 when the offshore bookmakers post them as a
favorite of 3.5-10. They are also 23-10
their last 33 following a win of 20 or more. Nebraska
plays their best against the best. The
Cornhuskers are an impressive 18-2 their last 20 at home to teams with a
winning road record. Yet they are 1-15
against the football pointspread after allowing more than 200 yards rushing
last game.

Florida State-Colorado

FSU is 8-20 as a favorite and 1-11 as a chalk of 3.5-10
according to sports betting databases. Colorado
is 18-38 after getting less than 100 yards rushing last game.

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Sports Betting Tips For Vegas Experts

By Mike Godsey

More college football betting news and notes for this
weekend’s action in both college football and the NFL

First the college betting advice:

Louisiana Monroe-Texas A&M

Sports handicappers have several factors to weigh. On one
hand, A&M may be tempted to rest key players, not to mention look-ahead.
The Aggies get their first test following this game. Off a short-week, they play at Miami
on Thursday.

However, this is a final chance for Texas A&M to fine-tune their struggling passing game. In beating Fresno
State
last Saturday, the Aggies ran the ball on 28 of their final 29 games. Oh, that game went into three overtimes, so a
letdown is also something to consider.

Arkansas-Alabama

Arkansas
star wide receiver Marcus Monk is out.

Fresno State-Oregon

Oregon must
guard against a letdown, fresh of their 39-7 pulverizing of Michigan.
Oregon has won four straight in
the series, but all by a touchdown or less.
However, Fresno must
mentally regroup following a heart-wrenching triple overtime loss at Texas A&M. Hence, this
is the second straight road game against a nationally ranked team for the
Bulldogs.

Army-Wake Forest

Wake Forest
will again be without starting quarterback Riley Skinner.

Now to the NFL betting edge as well as information useful
to the fantasy
football
player:

49ers-Rams

The 49ers star running back Frank Gore will be playing
with a heavy heart. His mother died
Wednesday following a long illness. Gore rushed for a franchise record 1,695
yards last year.

San Diego-New England

Sportsbooks and
wise guy NFL bettors alike raised an eyebrow when Chargers All-Pro tight end
Antonio Gates missed practice on Wednesday.
However, he did practice fully Thursday and will start Sunday.

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NFL Pointspread Betting News and Notes For Week 2

By Mike Godsey

NFL fantasy
football
and sports betting news and notes for Sunday, September 16

Jets-Ravens

Jets quarterback Chad Pennington says he will prepare as
if he is starting Sunday. The Jets have
been tight lipped about his injured right ankle, not even confirming if he had
an MRI. If he does not play, second-year quarterback Kellen Clemens will get his first start. “Clemens is the
classic looks like a Hall of Famer in the preseason,
but many such quarterbacks have flopped when given a chance in the regular
season,” says Mike Godsey of GodsTips.com,
widely considered the top NFL handicapping expert on earth. Keep an eye on the
injury status of Baltimore quarterback Steve McNair. The team website is calling him a game time
decision. If he can’t go, disappointment
Kyle Boller would get the start. Baltimore
went 7-1 at home last year allowing just 12 points per game. Ravens left tackle
Jonathan Ogden is doubtful with a toe injury. Ravens middle linebacker Ray
Lewis is considered a game time decision with an arm injury that limited him
Monday night.

Chiefs-Bears

The Bears lost starting safety Mike Brown and starting
defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek for the year in their
14-3 loss to San Diego. Danieal Manning,
who started 14 games as a rookie, will replace Brown. Darwin Walker starts for Dvoracek. The two injured starters were key reasons why the
Bears stymied Charger running back LaDainian Tomlinson to 25 yards on 17
carries. Now they face Chiefs Pro-Bowler Larry Johnson. Johnson was rusty after
being a holdout most of the preseason.
He had just 43 yards rushing at Houston
last week. New quarterback Damon Huard struggled
more, passing for just 168 yards, throwing two interceptions.

Cowboys-Dolphins

Dallas lost
nose tackle Jason Ferguson with torn biceps. Cornerback starter Terence Newman
could be available, but has not practiced in three weeks previous, so we will
keep a close eye on his status. He did not practice Wednesday. Dallas
gave up 35 points in their opening win to the NY Giants. Pokes starting wide
receiver Terry Glenn is definitely out this week. Stevie Vincent, one of the OffshoreInsiders.com experts
believes Dallas will not be able to
sustain their offensive productivity without Glenn.

Seahawks-Cardinals

Stat of the week: Arizona
actually had a better divisional record than Seattle
last year. Zona
was 4-2 inside the division but 1-9 outside. The teams split the head-to-head
last year. Seattle will be without
starting wideout D.J.
Hackett.

Chargers-Patriots

For those who handicap “intangibles” this game has plenty of subplots. New England
will have the distraction (or rally cry) of the burgeoning spy scandal. Also
this is revenge for San Diego as New
England
eliminated them from the postseason last year. Chargers
running back LaDainian Tomlinson accused New England of
showing up the Chargers in the post game celebration. Chargers all-universe
tight end Antonio Gates missed practice Wednesday and the Chargers are very mum
as to why. Reports say it was a sore back and he will return to practice
Thursday.

Bengals-Browns

Last week’s Browns starting quarterback Charlie Frye was
traded to Seattle. This elevates Derek Anderson to starter and
most agree he’s only keeping the seat warm for rookie Brady Quinn. Anderson
was 0-3 last year as a starter while filling in for an injured Frye. Bengals
starting wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh missed
practice Wednesday with a knee injury, but is expected to start. Cincinnati
expects their offensive line to be healthier than they were Monday night.

Saints-Buccaneers

We will keep a close eye on Tampa
running back Carnell Williams. He was
very limited in practice Wednesday with sore ribs. Backup Michael Pittman would go in his
absence.

Packers-Giants

Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning was originally
reported to be out for a month with a shoulder injury, now he is considered
“day to day”. Manning has started 42 straight games including the postseason.
If he is not able to start, the Pillsbury Throw Boy Jared Lorenzen
gets the start. Our sources say Lorenzen looks like
the likely starter as Manning did only some light throwing on Wednesday but did
not practice. Starting running back Brandon Jacobs is out with Derrick Ward
getting the start. Defensive end Osi
Umenyiora
did not practice Wednesday but
worked out on a stationary bike. His
status for Sunday is uncertain.

Buffalo-Pittsburgh

The Bills are probably leading the league in key injuries.
Tight end Kevin Everett and safety Ko Simpson are out
for the year following injuries suffered in their last-second loss to Denver.
They join linebacker Keith Ellison, his replacement Coy Wire, and cornerback
Jason Webster as out. Also defensive end Anthony Hargrove will serve the second
game of a four-game suspension. Despite the low scoring game, Buffalo
gave up 470 yards last Sunday and faces a Pittsburgh
team that just scored 37 points. Cy McCormick of MasterLockLine.com
assures us that Pittsburgh’s
offensive explosion last week was no aberration. “They will be much more wide
open than in the Cowher era.”

49ers-Rams

St. Louis will
be without seven time Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Pace, who is out for the year
with a shoulder injury.

Texans-Panthers

Home field advantage? Carolina
has not won a home opener since 2003 and went only 4-4 overall straight up at
home last year.

Vikings-Lions

Lions starting running back Kevin Jones has been limited
with a foot injury. We expect capable
backup Tatum Bell to get the start as he did last week. Likewise Minnesota
running back Chester Taylor is questionable to doubtful. However Jeff Warnick of BettorsAdvice.com believes this could be a
blessing in disguise. “His backup Adrian Peterson is the NFL’s next star”. Histoy says don’t
get too excited about Detroit’s win as they’ve won their opener four of the
last five years, yet finished 3-13 last year for their sixth straight losing
season. Minnesota has won all
five of their games at Ford Field, where Detroit
was just 2-6 last year.

Raiders-Broncos

Raiders shaky starting
quarterback Josh McCown did not practice Wednesday
because of a broken finger. It isn’t likely to shake up the line much, but we
look for Dante Culpepper to get the nod.

Joe Duffy is CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com,
already the top source for premium handicapping information, now has
free sports betting databases, previews, computer trends and more.

We recommend www.newbodog.com
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Sports Betting College Football News and Notes

By Mike Godsey

Joe Duffy, CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com
takes a look at early week sports betting news and notes for this
week’s games.

Tennessee-Florida

Florida will
be without their most experienced playmaker as senior receiver Andre Caldwell
is out. Caldwell was a first-team
preseason All-SEC selection. Sophomore Riley Cooper gets the start.

Duke-Northwestern

The betting line will be affected based on the injury
updates on Northwestern star running back Tyrell Sutton. Sutton was icing his
ankle after injuring it Saturday against Nevada. He did return briefly after the injury, but
then sat out the remainder of the game.

Pittsburgh-Michigan State

Pittsburgh
lost starting defensive tackle Gus Mustakas to a torn
ACL. He joins the following players lost since the beginning of training camp:
All-Big East receiver Derek Kinder as well as tailback Kevin Collier, offensive
lineman Chris Jacobson, and quarterback Bill Stull.

A great run stopper, Mustakas
will be missed as MSU has 335 yards rushing to the
Panthers last season. Two redshirt sophomores Tommie Duhart
and Mick Williams will take his place.

Ohio-Virginia Tech

Not only did Tech look sluggish in a season opening win at
home to East Carolina, but they were humiliated Saturday on national television
losing to LSU 48-7.
Sources close to Mike Godsey, Senior Sports Handicapper of GodsTips, say
that Hokies quarterback Sean Glennon is completely
unnerved. The starter from last year who
led V Tech to 10 wins was pulled midway through the second quarter against LSU.

Head coach Frank Beamer has declined to name a quarterback
starter for Saturday. Freshman blue chipper Tyrod
Taylor started out slowly but played well against the vaunted Bayou Bengals
defense.

Notre Dame-Michigan

For sports gamblers who handicap “bulletin board
material”, note that Michigan
tailback Mike Hart guaranteed victory in this battle of 0-2 fallen giants.

Hart is playing through a thigh bruise and quarterback
Chad Henne is doubtful. Michigan is 0-4 straight up since legendary coach Bo Schembechler died last November.

Miami Florida-Florida International

With such a huge pointspread, Cy
McCormick of MasterLockLine.com reminds us last year’s infamous brawl may have
Miami bending over backwards to not
run up the score. UM coach Randy Shannon has not named
a starter behind center as each part of their two-headed quarterback rotation
of Kyle Wright and Kirby Freeman is struggling.

Joe Duffy’s sports betting selections are at www.GodsTips.com He is former General Manager of the
Freescoreboard scorephone network and CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com,
the premier hub of world-class handicappers.

 


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