Here are sports betting and fantasy football
news and notes for Sunday’s action.
So-called “intangibles” handicappers, note that
starting quarterback Matt Schaub returns to
where he backed up disgraced signal caller Michael Vick.
running back Ahman Green is questionable and wide receiver Andre Johnson is
undefeated teams. The Packers have a seven-game winning streak dating back to
last year, the longest in the NFL.
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
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
growing pains and the jury is still out. Holcomb is what he is—a journeyman
Dante Culpepper gets the start at QB for
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.
is 6-0 straight up in the series.
As the world knows, the Bears have finally benched
incompetent quarterback Rex Grossman in favor of Brian Griese.
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.
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.
defense is improving each week allowing just 10 points and 239 yards to
last week. But then again, it was the
Bears and Rex Grossman.
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6-2 outright on the road last year. They
are 5-3 at
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,
has been held to 256 yards or less.
A healthy Jets quarterback Chad Pennington goes against a
ravaged Bills defense. Also,
starting quarterback J.P. Losman is likely out with a knee injury which means
rookie Trent Edwards gets the call.
Shaun Alexander will play with a broken wrist.
target at tight end. Second half bettors note that
has given up only 17 combined second half points. The Niners swept the series last year
following a six game Hawk winning streak.
David Carr appears the likely starter at QB for
as Jake Delhomme has an elbow injury.
is 7-1 straight up to
with Delhomme as the starter.
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.
KC ranks 31st of 32 teams in scoring at 8.7.
“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.
is the No. 1 pass defense in the NFL. However, their last two trips to
they’ve allowed a combined 90 points.
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
their first three teams by 97-26.
is 13-1 straight up to the AFC, but will likely be without top wide receiver
1-2 with all three games being decided by a field goal in the closing seconds.
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