NFL Injuries, NCAA Football ESPN Starts out Big Vegas Odds Weekend

Can week 4 NFL picks and NCAA football handicappers bets be as easy as last week? While top sportsbooks took another beating from sharps, the squares gave their money away.

For those who prefer to win bets, here is the Bodog newsletter. It takes a look at Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State, but NFL injuries and college football injuries.

Quite possibly the highest-scoring college football game of the week will come on Thursday night between two unbeaten yet unranked (in the AP poll) Big 12 South teams in Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are 3.5-point favorites on Bodog’s NCAA Football Odds with a total set at a whopping 67 – there will be live betting available on the ESPN game.

New offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen has Oklahoma State’s offense humming at a level unlike any in Cowboys history. Led by QB Brandon Weeden (73.3 percent completions, 975 yards passing, 11 TDs), running back Kendall Hunter (60 carries, 473 yards, 6 TDs) and receiver Justin Blackmon (24 catches, 431 yards, FBS-leading 8 TD catches), the Cowboys are No. 1 overall in total offense and No. 2 in scoring (57 points per game) and passing. Last time out against Tulsa, Weeden had six touchdown passes and the Cowboys put up a school-record 722 yards of offense while scoring on 10 straight possessions in a 65-28 win.

Texas A&M enters having played one of the worst schedules so far in the nation, having beaten Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana Tech and Florida International – and the Aggies were lucky to beat FIU as QB Jerrod Johnson was picked off four times in a row in the second half of the 27-20 win. Other than that, Johnson has been good, ranking in the Top 15 in total offense and passing, while RB Christine Michael hasn’t been held under 100 yards yet. The Aggies rank 9th in the nation in total offense and 10th in total defense, but consider the competition.

OSU has beaten Texas A&M two games in a row in this series but has never won three straight against the Aggies. Oklahoma State is 2-1 when opening the Big 12 season against Texas A&M with a loss in 2001 and wins the past two years. These are just two of 25 unbeaten teams left in the country.

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Now for NFL injuries for week 4 NFL picks.

The winless Cleveland Browns might get starting quarterback Jake Delhomme back on Sunday as Delhomme, who hasn’t played since Week 1, is expected to return to practice for the first time since injuring his ankle. Cleveland hosts Cincinnati on Sunday – bet on the game with Bodog’s NFL Odds.

Delhomme won’t practice Wednesday but coach Eric Mangini said he expected Delhomme back on the practice field either Thursday or Friday. Delhomme, who suffered a high ankle sprain against the Bucs, has been in a walking boot ever since. If he can’t practice or is still limited, Seneca Wallace will start again.

“I anticipate Jake coming back (to practice),” said Mangini. “We’ll see where he is. I want Jake to be healthy. That’s not a knock on Seneca. But Jake does some good things for us offensively (too).”

The Browns are 0-3 but have lost those three by just a combined 12 points. They have had a fourth-quarter lead in all three games this season, but are 0-3 for the third straight season and the fourth time in five years. Wallace was pretty good this past week against a great Ravens defense, going 18-for-24 for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Meanwhile, Mangini said the team will stick with Peyton Hillis as the starting running back. Hillis, starting for an injured Jerome Harrison against the Ravens, had 180 yards from scrimmage and his 144 rushing yards (on 22 carries, with a TD) set a career high. Hillis also had seven catches. Harrison could return against the Bengals but will be used more as a change-of-pace back.

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Boise State junior running back D.J. Harper, a key part of the Broncos’ excellent running back rotation, has been lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament – the second year in a row Harper has torn his ACL.

Harper was injured in Boise State’s win over Oregon State on Saturday night. He got hurt while trying to make a cut and immediately grabbed his knee. But he went to the sideline, went through some exercises and returned to the game. He had three carries for 21 yards against the Beavers but 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns overall this season – including a big 71-yard touchdown run in the opener against Virginia Tech. Harper also was injured in the third game of the 2009 season (the same knee) and redshirted.

If there’s good news it’s that the Broncos are deep at the position. Senior Jeremy Avery, a 1,000-yard rusher last year, will step into Harper’s role as the second option behind Doug Martin. Avery has been used in special packages this season while Martin and Harper handled the base plays.

Boise State, which has won 17 games in a row, now enters WAC play and will be a huge favorite on every week the rest of the season other than Nov. 26 at Nevada. The Broncos are -42.5 this week on Bodog’s NCAA odds against winless New Mexico State. The Aggies shouldn’t put up much of a fight as they have lost 10 in a row overall and are second-to-last in the FBS in defense. Boise is 10th in the nation in offense.

NFL Schedule Week 4 Trends, Part 2 Against the Spread

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We continue our Week 4 NFL betting trend breakdown with the late games and Monday nighter. It’s pretty clear what the game of the week is.


Colts (2-1) vs Jaguars (0-3)

For all the talk over the years about the Colts having a strange problem beating Jacksonville, it doesn’t apply at the sportsbook. Indy is 4-1-1 against the spread in its last six meetings with the Jaguars. The road team has also beaten the spread six straight times in this AFC South rivalry.

Cardinals (2-1) vs Chargers (1-2)

Though the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between Arizona and San Diego, the two teams haven’t met for several years, so bettors shouldn’t necessarily pounce on Arizona’s line. Also, the Chargers should come out angry at home after a frustrating loss to Seattle. They’re 5-0 ATS over their last five games following an ATS loss. The OVER looks like a solid play here; it’s 5-1 over San  Diego’s last six home games.

Redskins (1-2) vs Eagles (2-1)

The game of the week pits Donovan McNabb against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, who have the piping-hot Michael Vick leading them under center. But is the spread too wide for a divisional rivalry game? The road team (and underdog) is 5-1-1 over the last seven meetings. But Washington is 1-4-1 ATS over its last six overall.

Bears (3-0) vs Giants (1-2)

The hosting Giants are one of the colder teams around in betting circles. They’re 1-8 ATS over their last nine against teams with winning records. The road team has also beaten five straight spreads in this series. To top it off, Chicago is 4-1 ATS over its last five games. Could the Mike Martz era be a success?


Patriots (2-1) vs Dolphins (2-1)

The Dolphins don’t take underdog status likely. They’re 7-1 ATS over their last eight games as a dog. They also relish divisional rivalry, having gone 8-2 ATS over their last 10 against the AFC East and 4-1 ATS over their last five against the visiting Patriots. The road team is, however, 5-1 ATS over the last six meetings between these two squads.

Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma Kicks off College Football Spread Trends

Lots of big college football betting matchups between ranked teams pop up on the schedule this week. Most of them are the late games. As a warmup, let’s look at some trends for the Thursday nighter and Saturday’s early games.


Texas A&M (3-0) vs (24) Oklahoma State (3-0)

The OVER looks great in this matchup; it’s 5-1 over the last six meetings and 4-0 over the last four meetings at Oklahoma State. Against the spread, bettors may lean toward Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are 11-4 ATS over their last 15 games as a home favorite whereas the Aggies are 17-36-1 ATS over their last 54 road games.


(2) Ohio State (4-0) vs Illinois (2-1)

The spread online betting trends absolutely sizzle for Ohio State; I may as well just rhyme off the impressive list. 43-18 ATS over their last 61 games overall; 21-5 ATS over their last 26 road games; 9-1 ATS over their last 10 against teams with winning records; 8-0 ATS over their last eight games after accumulating more than 280 passing yards in their previous game. Wow.

(17) Miami (2-1) vs Clemson (2-1)

Are the Miami Hurricanes chokers under pressure? They’re just 12-25-1 ATS over their last 38 games as a favorite. Clemson is 19-7 ATS over its last 26 as an underdog – a trend that could trump its 1-4 ATS record over its last five home games.

Virginia Tech (2-2) vs North Carolina State (4-0)

Everyone keeps underestimating the N.C. State Wolfpack, who are 6-1 ATS over their last seven games as a home underdog. Virginia Tech, however, is 4-0 ATS over its last four games as a road favorite, so something has to give. The Hokies could also be riding high after shutting out Boston College on the road last week.

Navy (2-1) vs Air Force (3-1)

Navy owns this rivalry at the sportsbook in recent years, going 10-1 ATS over the last 11 meetings. The UNDER is 5-1 over the last six Navy/Air Force matchups. Navy is 4-1 ATS over its last five games as an underdog and 13-3 ATS over its last 16 against the MWC, so the betting prognosis looks positive for the Midshipmen.

Free Sports Picks: Arizona Against MLB Baseball Odds

Your comp winner from Matt Rivers for Wednesday is on the Diamondbacks.

This is certainly far from a play that I truly endorse but on this end of the season semi crappy slate I’ll take my chances fading the San Francisco offense at this number. No Arizona is not very good and is well inferior when compared to the Giants and Rodrigo Lopez is not as good as Jonathan Sanchez, I admit all of that. But the G-Men routinely score low run totals and even if their pitching has been beyond amazing limiting much of anything of late I will take my chances that Bruce Bochy’s offense will once again be very mediocre. Plus Lopez is at least a professional hurler who is coming off of a solid last month as his era is in the 2’s in September.

The Diamondbacks are certainly finishing up a second straight poor season but there is some talent there with Young, Drew, Johnson and LaRoche. Three of these guys do bat from the left side which is tough against a hard throwing southpaw but all in all there is the potential for the San Francisco bats to get can get shut down a bit and we could very easily see both starters go deep into this thing in a low scoring affair that can go either way.

It’s asking a lot of the snakes as the Giants are pitching out of their minds and need this game but at this price I’ll hope for a run or two and another solid effort from Lopez. More than likely San Fran will find a way to win this game but at this price why not?

The pick: Arizona +198 at 5 Dimes

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Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League schedule for Tuesday has Detroit at Cleveland, the Yankees at Toronto, Seattle at Texas, Minnesota at Kansas City, Boston at the White Sox, Oakland at the Angels, and Baltimore at Tampa Bay. Brad Bergesen (8-10, 4.90 ERA) will get the ball for the Orioles on Tuesday, while the Rays counter with David Price (18-6, 2.84 ERA). Righthander Bergesen is coming off a strong outing against the Red Sox last time out, surrendering one run on five hits over six innings of work in a victory. Lefthander Price got back into the win column against the Yankees in his most recent start, giving up three runs on eight hits over six innings of work, while striking out seven.

Over in the National League on Tuesday it’s then Philadelphia at Washington, Milwaukee at the Mets, Houston at Cincinnati, Florida at Atlanta, Pittsburgh at St. Louis, the Dodgers at Colorado, the Cubs at San Diego, and Arizona at San Francisco. The Diamondbacks will send Rodrigo Lopez (7-14, 5.04 ERA) to the hill in that last matchup, while the Giants give the ball to Jonathan Sanchez (11-9, 3.16 ERA). Righthander Lopez picked up a win over the Rockies in his last start, allowing four runs on five hits over his five innings of work. Lefthander Sanchez was a hard-luck loser against the Cubs in his last start, surrendering two runs (one earned) on four hits over 5 2-3 innings.

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Week 4 NFL Best Vegas Spread Trends

After a bunch of shootouts and blow outs in Week 3, should NFL betting fans expect games to go over the totals this week? Let’s explore the early games for week 4 NFL odds.

Lions (0-3) vs Packers (2-1)

We can expect the Pack to romp both straight-up and against the spread in this sports betting matchup. They’ve beaten the spread in seven of their last eight against the Lions and woeful Detroit is 3-9-1 ATS over its last 13 trips to Lambeau Field. The OVER seems tempting as the Pack should score a ton but it’s important to remember that the Lions may not. The UNDER is 6-1 over Detroit’s last seven against NFC North opponents.

Broncos (1-2) vs Titans (2-1)

Could we have a high-octane affair on our hands? The Broncos have gone OVER the total in seven of their last eight games overall. Should the Titans also worry about Kyle Orton’s surprising play? He threw for 476 yards last week and Tennessee is also 2-9 ATS over their last 11 when allowing 250-plus passing yards the previous game.

49ers (0-3) vs Falcons (2-1)

Though the underdog is 9-4 ATS over the last 13 meetings in the series, this sports betting blog wonders if the Falcons aren’t getting enough credit. Why else would they be 6-1 ATS over their last seven games? Maybe oddsmakers are undervaluing them. Could San Francisco bottle up Michael Turner this week? The UNDER is 9-0 in San Fran’s last nine after allowing 150 or more rushing yards the previous game.

Seahawks (2-1) vs Rams (1-2)

Both teams’ spread trends look ice-cold. Seattle is 1-9 ATS over its last nine road games whereas the Rams are 10-21 ATS over their last 31 at home. Maybe the divisional rivalry is the best trend to follow at your sportsbook. Seattle has beaten the spread six straight times against St. Louis. But will Sam Bradford’s presence change things? This may be a game to avoid altogether.

Ravens (2-1) vs Steelers (3-0)

We always expect a smashmouth affair when these teams meet – but do books overcompensate? Surprisingly, this series has gone OVER the total in six of the last eight meetings. The Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS over their last five overall.

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CHICAGO +3 Green Bay

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With Ryan Grant out for the season, Brandon Jackson became the main back. In Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, the Packers had only 91 yards on the ground. Grant’s loss is going to be a big one.

The shock is that Martz has used the short passing game. He has two good receiving backs in Matt Forte and Chester Taylor, and heavy blitz defenses leave big holes on the second level. The screen play has become a staple of this offense, and if the Packers continue to attack on defense, it could be an effective weapon.

In the early parts of the Week 2 game, Cutler was getting destroyed by the Dallas rush. Martz and OL coach Mike Tice made some adjustments—going to shorter three- and five-step drops—and he got the ball out quicker and started being effective.

Chicago is deep in the secondary the cover-2 that Chicago employs is built to slow down high-powered offenses.

It’s a big, big home game for the Bears and they enter with a ton of confidence. They certainly cover.

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Trent Edwards, Jimmy Raye Axed, Monday Night Football Continues Vegas Odds Windfall

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Trent Edwards and Jimmy Raye are both out of a job. Ryder Cup odds are posted and of course it’s ESPN Monday Night Football. Bodog takes a look at them all.

First the ESPN Packers vs. Bears preview. The NFL’s oldest rivalry takes on added importance on Monday night as Green Bay visits Chicago with the two tied atop the NFC North at 2-0 — the last time they played each other when they were both undefeated in Week 3 or later was 1962. Green Bay is a 3-point favorite on Bodog’s NFL Odds.

The Pack swept the Bears last year thanks in large part to QB Aaron Rodgers, who in the two games completed 33 of 52 passes for 364 yards with one TD, no interceptions and a 90.5 passer rating. But those Bears didn’t have a healthy Brian Urlacher, who was lost for the year in the season-opening loss at Green Bay. This Chicago defense seems appreciably better, as it has generated three takeaways in each of its first two games and ranks first in the NFL against the run.

Chicago QB Jay Cutler has been fantastic in the season’s first two games under new offensive coordinator Mike Martz, but he seems to struggle at night for some reason. This will be Cutler’s 16th prime-time game of his career. He has a 5-10 record at night and has 24 touchdown passes, 24 interceptions and a passer rating of 78.8. Through two games the Packer defense led the league with 10 sacks.

Injury-wise every key Packer who should play will, while Chicago will be without starting tackle Chris Williams and rookie safety Major Wright.

This is the 180th meeting between the teams, the most in the NFL. Green Bay has had major success in the Windy City of late, winning 13 of the past 17 matchups at Soldier Field. Since Mike McCarthy took over as head coach, the Packers have a 6-1 on the road in the month of September.

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Now Bodog takes a look at Trent Edwards getting the axe. Just a week ago Trent Edwards was a starting quarterback in the National Football League, but in an as abrupt fall from grace as you will see Edwards was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday.

In two games this season Edwards went a combined 29 of 42 for 241 yards passing with a touchdown and two interceptions. He was sacked seven times. Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him as the starter in Week 3 against New England and was pretty good, going 20-for-28 for 247 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 38-30 loss. The Bills are now 0-3 and they seem a lock to take a quarterback with their 2011 first-round pick, which could well be No. 1 overall.

Bills coach Chan Gailey had defended Edwards when he made the switch last week, saying the lack of production in the first two games weren’t all his fault. Reportedly Buffalo had been shopping the former 2007 third-rounder from Stanford but couldn’t even get a late-round draft pick for him. As a rookie Edwards stepped in for an injured J.P. Losman and played well, then earned the starting job in 2008 when he completed more than 65 percent of his passes while throwing for just under 2,700 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He had a career record of 14-18 as a starting quarterback for the Bills and had been earning a $1.65 million base salary in the final year of his rookie contract. Someone will sign him to be a backup.

This means Brian Brohm moves up to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Brohm has just two games of NFL experience, both with the Bills last season. Buffalo seems likely to drop to 0-4 as it hosts the Jets this week – bet on the game with Bodog’s NFL Odds.

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Finally it’s the Ryder Cup preview.

Ready for the weekend at the Ryder Cup? If the Bodog golf oddsmakers have it right, Rory McIlory will be at the top with several golfers following closely behind.

McIlroy heads the list with 5/1 odds, though he isn’t playing particularly well right now. The Irishman has finished 37th, 37th and 56th in his past three tournaments, respectively. That’s a tremendous cool-down for McIlroy, as he’d racked up three straight finishes in the Top-10 before that, including third-place finishes at the PGA Championship and U.S. Open.

England’s Lee Westwood is nipping at McIlroy’s heels with 6/1 odds to be the top European scorer at the Ryder Cup. The England native hasn’t made too many stops on the PGA Tour this season but when he has, he’s been brilliant. Westwood has finished in the Top-10 six times despite playing in just 11 tournaments. That includes some very impressive efforts at the majors, as Westwood finished second at both the U.S. Open and The Masters. Pressure obviously won’t affect him at all.

Like Westwood, Martin Kaymer checks in with 6/1 Ryder Cup odds among European players. He, too, has spent most of his time across the pond. When he did play on the PGA Tour, the German fared quite well, finishing among the Top-10 in three of his last four starts — all of them majors. That includes a victory at the PGA Championship in August.

Graeme McDowell isn’t far behind with 7/1 odds. McDowell hasn’t been quite as hot. He’s finished higher than 22nd just once in his last seven stops on the PGA Tour, although that one time was pretty impressive — a victory at the U.S. Open.

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Today in the Daily Sports Roundup courtesy of The Yankees hit the road to play the Blue Jays, the Phillies take on the Nationals, and the Packers head to Chicago for the Monday nighter.
Colliding on the gridiron . . .

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Monday Night Football this week has the Bears playing host to the Packers. Chicago (2-0 SU, 1-1 ATS) rolled to a 27-20 road win in Dallas last weekend, with Jay Cutler going 21-of-29 for 277 yards passing with three touchdown strikes. Matt Forte was held to just 29 rushing yards on 10 attempts for Chicago in that win. Green Bay (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) pounded the Bills 34-7 at home last week, as Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 29 pass attempts for 255 yards and two touchdowns. Jermichael Finley caught four passes for 104 yards in that contest. The oddsmakers like the road team in the Monday night matchup, pegging the Packers as the 3-point favorites. The total for the game sits at 46.

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Meeting up on the diamond . . .

On the American League schedule for Monday it’ll be Detroit at Cleveland, Baltimore at Tampa  Bay, Seattle at Texas, Minnesota at Kansas City, Boston at the White Sox, Oakland at the Angels, and the Yankees at Toronto. A.J. Burnett (10-14, 5.05 ERA) is slated to get the ball for New York in that last matchup, while the Blue Jays counter with Marc Rzepczynski (2-4, 5.75 ERA). Righthander Burnett faced Toronto back on August 2, getting knocked around for eight runs on eight hits over 4 2-3 innings of work in a loss. Lefthander Rzepczynski is coming off a win over the Mariners in which he gave up two runs on seven hits over 6 1-3 innings pitched. Rzepczynski fanned eight in that win.

Meanwhile, the National League on Monday offers up Milwaukee at the Mets, Florida at Atlanta, Pittsburgh at St. Louis, the Dodgers at Colorado, the Cubs at San Diego, and Philadelphia at Washington. Roy Halladay (20-10, 2.53 ERA) is set to take on John Lannan (8-7, 4.58 ERA) in that Phillies/Nationals contest. Righthander Halladay is riding a four-game winning streak into Monday’s game, holding the Braves to three runs on seven hits over seven innings of work in his most recent trip to the mound. Lefthander Lannan had to settle for a no-decision against the Astros last time out, surrendering three runs on six hits over seven innings. Washington is 7-3 over Lannan’s last 10 starts.

The free pick Monday is on the Baltimore Orioles +158 at BetUssays Matt Rivers of

The Rays certainly need to continue to win ballgames if they want to take the AL East crown and do have the better team than the Orioles but this price is just too much. Baltimore is an extremely capable club and Brian Matusz is an extremely capable pitcher. In fact if Matusz is better than Wade Davis today I would not be all that shocked. Both hurlers are solid young guys with a bright future with neither being that much better than the other.

Ever since Buck Showalter became the manager not only have the O’s been a much more competitive squad but Matusz has really risen his game. The lefty has allowed only seven earned runs in his last 33 innings and should be just fine here. He’s a tough lefty that will be fairly confident and at the very least hold his own.

Tampa did not look very good yesterday in the loss to Seattle and quite possibly could be without Evan Longoria once again today. Even if that isn’t the case I can’t help but take my chances with a solid enough Baltimore offense with the likes of Roberts, Markakis, Scott, Wigginton, Jones that at times is very good. I’m not saying they can match Longoria, Crawford and Pena in a 162 game season but it’s not what I would call night and day and with basically even pitchers on the mound this overinflated price is a semi steal.

I understand that 61-94 is not a very good record and the O’s just had a lost weekend up north in Toronto but Baltimore has won two in a row against Tampa Bay and a third straight very well could be in the cards.

Expert pick: Baltimore in MLB

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1008 Russia +3000
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1016 Denmark +8000
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NFL Monday Night Football ESPN: Packers at Bears Preview For Sports Handicappers

NFL odds odds are up for NCAA football point spread picks and predictions on ESPN Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears.

Bettors and fantasy football players will both note that he offshore sportsbook point spread and Las Vegas betting odds are Green Bay -3 +100 at Bodog or -2.5 -122 at BetUs.

Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): Packers are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games on grass, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite, 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 road games, 37-17-2 ATS in their last 56 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 35-17-2 overall, 9-2 in the series.

Bears are 7-18-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on grass, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

Over/under trends: Over is 14-3 in Packers last 17 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0, over 9-2 their last 11 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game, over 25-9 last 34 games following a ATS win.

Under is 5-0 in Bears last 5 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, under 14-4 last 18 games as a home underdog of 0.5-3, under 24-9-1 last 34 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0.

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NFL Injuries and Week 4 NFL Odds

Whether you play fantasy football or bet football, it’s always important to stay on top of injuries. Here’s an early look at who went down in Week 3.

Steven Jackson, Rs: GROIN

The St. Louis Rs were an NFL betting surprise this week, toppling Washington, but their success could be short-lived if Steven Jackson is out long-term. Their workhorse back injured his groin yesterday and will have an MRI today (no word on the results as of press time).

Ray Rice, Ravens: KNEE

Ray Rice was another outstanding all-purpose back to get dinged up on Sunday. He tweaked his knee but the Ravens are optimistic the injury isn’t serious. He’ll have some tests today. If he misses time, Wills McGahee will get the start in his place against Pittsburgh’s stout front seven next week.

Jahvid Best, Lions: TOE

A week after going crazy against the Philadelphia Eagles, super rookie runner Jahvid Best got grounded quickly against the Minnesota Vikings. He injured his big toe and had trouble putting weight on it afterwards. The early diagnosis is a ligent sprain. Don’t be surprised if he sits out Week 4 against Green Bay. Betting sharps shouldn’t be picking Detroit in that matchup anyway.

Cedric Benson, Bengals: LEG

What’s with all the feature backs getting hurt yesterday? Cedric Benson’s boo-boo hardly qualifies, however. He left the ge late and the Bengals had a very capable replacement in Bernard Scott. Early indications are that Benson will be just fine.

Andre Johnson, Texans: ANKLE

All-world Texans receiver Andre Johnson has the dreaded high ankle sprain but is playing through it for now. He tweaked it on Sunday but still managed four catches for 64 yards. The good news is that it doesn’t sound like Houston will lose his services; the bad news is that he may not be as dominant as normal until the injury heals.

Demaryius Thomas, Broncos: HAND/WRIST

The explosive rookie wideout Demaryius Thomas banged up his hand and wrist late in Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis. While the injury didn’t look too serious, the Broncos may err on the side of caution and sit Thomas in Week 4. Kyle Orton was spreading the wealth anyway, hooking up with nine different receivers against Indy, so Denver can probably afford to rest Thomas.

Brett Favre, Vikings: STINGER

It’s not often that guys return to ges after stingers, which are always scary injuries. But Brett Favre is football’s ultimate iron man for a reason. He played through it against Detroit and now gets a bye week to heal up. I’d bet at any sportsbook that he’s OK.

Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings: LEG

Just like Favre, Shiancoe should be good to go in two weeks. Shiancoe called the leg injury “a little tweak” but added that “I need the bye right now.”

Now here are the week 4 NFL odds

199 Denver Broncos +6.5 +102 +252 OVER 41.5 -105
10:00 200 Tennessee Titans -6.5 -110 -285 UNDER 41.5 -105
201 Baltimore Ravens +1 +107 +111 OVER 34.5 -107
10:00 202 Pittsburgh Steelers -1 -116 -123 UNDER 34.5 -103
203 Cincinnati Bengals -3 -117 -175 OVER 37.5 -105
10:00 204 Cleveland Browns +3 +108 +158 UNDER 37.5 -105
207 Carolina Panthers +13.5 -106 +555 OVER 45 -105
10:00 208 New Orleans Saints -13.5 -102 -680 UNDER 45 -105
209 San Francisco 49ers +7 -110 +264 OVER 41.5 -102
10:00 210 Atlanta Falcons -7 +102 -300 UNDER 41.5 -108
211 Seattle Seahawks -1.5 -110 -123 OVER 38.5 -105
10:00 212 St Louis Rs +1.5 +102 +111 UNDER 38.5 -105
213 New York Jets -4.5 -106 -220 OVER 37 -105
10:00 214 Buffalo Bills +4.5 -102 +197 UNDER 37 -105
215 Indianapolis Colts -9 +108 -400 OVER 46.5 +100
01:05 216 Jacksonville Jaguars +9 -117 +346 UNDER 46.5 -110
217 Houston Texans -3.5 -104 -190 OVER 44 -108
01:05 218 Oakland Raiders +3.5 -104 +171 UNDER 44 -102
219 Arizona Cardinals +9 -116 +334 OVER 46 -108
01:15 220 San Diego Chargers -9 +107 -385 UNDER 46 -102
221 Washington Redskins +6.5 +100 +244 OVER 43 -105
01:15 222 Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 -108 -275 UNDER 43 -105
Mon 10/4 225 New England Patriots -1 -101 OVER 46 -102
05:35 226 Mii Dolphins +1 -107 UNDER 46 -108