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Super Bowl 50 Game Previews and Predictions
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos Pick (6:30PM EST) - 2/7
Line moves: The point spread on Super Bowl 50 opened with the Panthers as a 3-point favorite and quickly shot up to as high as 6 points. Currently the recreational books are hanging a Carolina -6 with the sharp books putting up -5 to -5.5 on the board. The public loves the Panthers ATS with 63% of the action landing on them. The total opened at 45 and has fallen a point to 44 or 44.5 at the majority of the shops.
Weather: Sunny skies with a temperature in the low 70ís. Winds are expected to be mild around 8 MPH.
Injury Notes: Carolina WLB Thomas Davis broke his forearm in the NFC title game and after surgery is expected to not only play but start. DE Jared Allen returns after missing the last game with a foot injury. Denverís secondary has been dinged up, Especially LCB Chris Harris and SS TJ Ward and FS Darian Stewart, but all practiced in full late in the week.
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New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos Pick (3:05PM EST) - 1/24
Line Moves: Available closer to game time.
Weather: An 18% chance of showers turning to snow later in the game. Light winds with a kickoff temperature in the low 40ís.
Injury Notes (Updated): Itís the same old Patriots who list a ridiculous 21 players on their injury report with 16 of the players listed as questionable. The defense has lost MLB Jared Mayo (IR) and SLB Dont'a Hightower (Knee) and WLB Jamie Collins (Back) and sack leader DE Chandler Jones (Leg) are now expected to play. Denver is very healthy for this time of the season with really just Chris Harris Jr. dealing with a shoulder issue but he is expected to play.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers Pick (6:40PM EST) - 1/24
Line Moves: Details posted closer to game time.
Weather: Light breeze with a kickoff temperature in the mid 30ís in Carolina.
Injury Notes: All of the Cardinals active players were reported as practicing in full on Friday. The Panthers will be without DE Jared Allen, but back up RB Fozzy Whittaker returns after missing three games to add some depth.
Super Bowl 50 Odds (Prior to Conference Championship Games)
New England Patriots +205
Carolina Panthers +212
Arizona Cardinals +345
Denver Broncos +440
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots Pick (4:35PM EST) - 1/16
Line moves: The Patriots opened as a 5-point favorite and have dropped to -4.5 at some shops. Betting has been close to even with the public siding to KC.
Weather: Chance of light rain early and light wind maxing out at 7MPH. Kickoff temperature is forecasted to be 34 F.
Injury Notes: Kansas City LG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is out and C Mitch Morse remains out. The Chiefsí wideout situation is not good with WR Jeremy Maclin missing the last three practices with an ankle injury and is expected to be a GTD while fellow WR Albert Wilson is questionable, but should play. On defense OLBís Tamba Hali and Justin Houston are both questionable, but are expected to play. New Englandís OL continues to be an issue with RG Treí Jackson out and RT Sebastian Vollmer expected to be a GTD. WRís Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, TE Rob Gronkowski and LB Donítía Hightower are expected to play. DE Chandler Jones disciplinary is a question mark.
Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick (8:15PM EST)
Line Moves: This line opened with the Cardinals as a 7-point favorite and has held there at the majority of the sportsbooks. The public has a slight lean on the Packers with the sharps are mostly passing on this game with the ones who are playing it landing on the Cardinals. The total has dropped a point to 49 from its 50 opener.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 50ís.
Injury Notes: Green Bay WR Davante Adams has been ruled out. LT David Bakhtiari is expected to return after missing two games. Top CB Sam Shields looks likely to return after being sidelined since Dec 11 but still needs to pass concussion protocol. Arizona is relatively healthy with all five of the players on the injury report listed as probable or questionable expected to play.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers Pick (1:05PM EST) - 1/17
Line Moves: The line has dropped from the Panthers -3 to -1.5 mostly in response to the news of likelihood of Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch's return. Early action was all Carolina.
Weather: Cloudy with very light winds and temperatures in the mid 40ís.
Injury Notes: Seattle is reporting once again that RB Marshawn Lynch will play, but he has left with the team to Charlotte this time around, so he should be dressed and play this week for the first time since Nov 15. Seahawks TE Luke Wilson is expected back after missing two games. Carolina CB Charles Tillman is out leaving them thin out CB after losing back up CB Benwikere in December. RB Jonathan Stewart is set to return as will WR Ted Ginn.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos Pick (4:40PM EST)
Line Moves: The Broncos opened on the board at -7 and have now climbed to a consensus line of -7.5 at the sportsbooks.
Weather: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 30ís with light winds.
Injury Notes: Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown and RB DeAngelo Williams have been ruled out. QB Ben Roethlisberger practiced in full on Friday and is expected to start. Denver QB Peyton Manning is expected to start with QB Brock Osweiler backing him up. All other players on the injury listed as probable practiced in some form on Friday and are expected to be on the field on Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans Pick (4:20PM EST) - 1/9
Line Moves: Kansas City opened at -3and was quickly bet up to -3.5 before falling to -3 against a public bias.
Weather: Low 60ís wind expected to be 15 MPH and may hit 20 MPH.
Injury Notes: Kansas City will be without C Mitch Morse but should get back arguably their best pass rusher in OLB Justin Houston. Fellow OLB Dee Ford is expected to play and OLB Tamba Hali has a good shot to suit up. Chiefs FS Houston Husain Abdullah who hasnít played since November is expected to be a go. Houston LT Duane Brown is out and OLB Jadeveon Clowney will probably be a game time decision, but should be considered very iffy after missing two practices this week.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick (8:15PM EST)
Line Moves: Pittsburgh opened at 2.5 but quickly moved to -3 pus money before settling now at -3 -110 at most shops.
Weather: High 40ís with a high probability of moderate rain showers. Injury Notes: Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams has been ruled out and RB Fitz Toussaint is expected to get most of the carries. His numbers on the season are 18 carries for 42 yards with the lionís share coming last week against the Browns. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton remains out so QB A.J. McCarron will make his fourth straight start.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick (1:05PM EST) - 1/10
Line Moves: Seattle opened as a -4.5 point spread favorite moved to as high as -6 at the more recreational sportsbooks with reports that RB Marshawn Lynch would play. Lynch has now been ruled out and the line has fallen to Vikings -4. The total has seen a 2.5-point drop from itís 42 opener to -39.5 at the majority of shops.
Weather: Temperature is expected to be a frosty 4 degrees at kickoff. Wind shouldnít be much of a factor at 5-8 MPH but will effect wind chill numbers.
Injuries: Seattle RB Marshawn has been RULED OUT after reports were out as late as Friday night that he would play. LT Russell Okung and RG J.R. Sweezy are expected to return and start. Minnesota NT Linval Joeseph should be back after missing last week which will allow Sharrif Floyd to go back to his LDT spot after filling in for Joeseph last week at nose tackle.
Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins Pick (4:40PM EST)
Line Moves: This game opened on the board with Washington a -1-point favorite and has held there at most shops although some of the recreational books are hanging Packers -1. The total has fallen one point to 45.5.
Weather: High 50ís with a chance of rain. Winds are expected to be 12-15 MPH.
Injury Notes: Green Bay CB Sam Shields is doubtful and LT David Bakhtiari will be a game time decision. Washington C Kory Lichtensteiger is expected back after missing 8 games while Matt Jones is unlikely but hasnít been ruled out. RB Alfred Morris should coming off of a 100 yard game against Dallas is expected to get the majority of the carries against Green Bay.
Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (1:00PM EST) - 1/3
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (1:00PM EST)
New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Pick (1:00PM EST)
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Pick (1:00PM EST)
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Pick (1:00PM EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Pick (1:00PM EST)
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick (1:00PM EST)
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Pick (1:00PM EST)
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick (4:25PM EST)
San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Pick (4:25PM EST)
Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick (4:25PM EST)
St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (4:25PM EST)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Pick (4:25PM EST)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers Pick (8:30PM EST)
The Bills game opened at pickíem and was quickly bet up to Jets -3 under heavy public action. The books havenít moved the Patriots off of the -10 line even though the public is decidedly on NE. Atlanta opened as a -3.5 favorite and has now moved to -6 at most sportsbooks. The Texans are getting the lionís share of the bets has climbed up to -6.5 from a -6 opener and some -7ís are popping up at the more recreational sportsbooks. The Steelers like the Pats are getting all the public money, but have only moved .5 of a point to -11. Dallas opened at pickíem and has risen to -4 against the public consensus. The Giants have moved to -5.5 from a -3 opener. The Broncos opened as an -8 favorite over the Chargers and have now hit -10 across the board. Arizona hit the board at -4 and currently sit at -6.5.
NY Jets RB Bilal Powell is very iffy, but RT Breno Giacomini is expected to play. Buffalo RB LeSean McCoy and WLB Nigel Bradham have been ruled out again. New England has a long list of injuries starting WR Julian Edelman, SLB Donítía Hightower and Depth LB Jonathan Freeny, RT Sebastian Vollmer and sack leader DE Chandler have been ruled out. TE Scott Chandler, WR Danny Amendola and Danny Amendola are saying that theyíll play. Miami is also beat up with WR Rishard Matthews placed on IR and C Mike Pouncey expected to miss his second straight. On defense RDT Earl Mitchell and SLB Jelani Jenkins are unlikely to play and WLB Koa Misi and his back up Chris McCain have been placed on IR. Baltimore placed WR Marlon Brown on IR, but he hasnít played since 11/22. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton remains out, but TE Tyler Eifert is expected to play after missing two weeks. Pittsburgh WR Martavis Bryant is said to be playing. QB Johnny Manziel is out with a concussion making Austin Davis the starter this week. Cleveland RCB Tramon Williams is out and ILB Karlos Dansby has missed practice all week and is very iffy. The Browns are already down three CBís and may be without or with a limited CB with K'Waun Williams questionable. Jacksonville WLB Telvin Smith and RB T.J. Yeldon and DT Abry Jones have been ruled out. RT Jermey Parnell will be a game-time decision. Houston OLB Jadeveon Clowney is out and WR Cecil Shorts will miss his second straight. J.J Watt has had the cast removed that altered his play. Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota remains out and is joined by WR Kendall Wright and LT Taylor Lewan. NT Sammie Hill is expected to play according to HC Mike Mularkey. Indianapolis QB Matt Hasselbeck and Andrew Luck are out and a replacement hasnít been named. Oakland FB Marcel Reese (suspension) will miss again. Kansas City OLBís Justin Houston and Tamba Hali are questionable, but will probably be held out for an extra week. FS Husain Abdullah has a chance to return this week. Washington CB Quinton Dunbar and FS Dashon Goldson are out. RB Matt Jones is unlikely and LT Trent Williams will be a game-time decision, but logic suggests that he wonít play in a meaningless game. Same goes for WR DeSean Jackson who is dealing with a knee issue. Dallas LG La'el Collins is doubtful and WLB Sean Lee and RCB Morris Claiborne are question marks. Philadelphia will be without RCB Byron Maxwell and are already without LCB Nolan Carroll Jr. The Eagles will also be missing NT Ben Logan. NY Giants get back WR Odell Beckham after a one game suspension. RT Marshall Newhouse, WLB James Thomas SSí Craig Dahl and back up Cooper Taylor are out as is LS Daniel Aiken. DE Jason Pierre-Paul is dealing with a wonky ankle and will be a GTD. Detroit C Travis Swanson has been ruled out DE Jason Jones is unlikely to play. Most of the players listed as questionable including WR Calvin Johnson are expected to play. Chicago WR Eddie Royal is doubtful and Zach Miller is iffy with a toe issue which doesnít leave QB Jay Cutler with many options in the passing attack. C Hroniss Grasu and DE Jarvis Jenkins are reported to be unlikely this week. There are a slew of defensive players listed as questionable making a look at the inactive list a priority if youíre looking to bet the game. Minnesota DT Linval Joseph returned last week, but appears to be unlikely to suit up. Green Bay LT David Bakhtiari will probably be a game-time decision. DT B.J. Raji and LB Mike Neal have been upgraded to probable while Sam Shields appears to be doubtful to return. New Orleans WR Marques Colston and WLB Dannell Ellerbe are out. Atlanta back up RB Tevin Coleman remains out. Tampa Bay SS Chris Conty is out. Carolina RBís Johnathan Stewart and Fozzy Whittaker are out and Ted Ginn Jr. is doubtful making him highly unlikely to play this week. On defense SS Kurtis Coleman is unlikely to be active. San Diegoís offensive line is really beat up with LT King Dunlap likely to be out and his back up Chris Hairston very questionable. Center Trevor Robinson is also very iffy and LG Orlando Franklin has already been ruled out. On defense FS Eric Weddle is out and ILB Manti Te'o will probably be a game-time decision. CBís Jason Verrett and Patrick Robinson are banged up. Denver had all of its players on the active roster practice on some level on Friday. LB Brandon Marshall the Broncos leading tackler and TJ Ward are both question marks for Week 17. Seattle LT Russell Okung is likely to miss his second straight game and RG Juston Sweezy, TE Luke Wilson and RB Marshawn Lynch have been ruled out. Arizona SS Rashad Johnson should return after missing two weeks and HC Bruce Arians has stated that WR Michael Floyd and DT Frostee Rucker should play. St. Louis RB Todd Gurley is doubtful and if doesnít go Tre Mason should get the bulk of the carries. San Francisco C Marcus Martin is set to miss his second straight. Already ruled out for the 49ers are RDE Quinton Dial and ILB Michael Wilhoite.
Snow expected in Buffalo and chance of snow in Cleveland. Rain expected in Miami.
San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders Pick (8:25PM EST) - 12/24
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick (8:25PM EST) - 12/26
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (1:00PM EST) - 12/27
Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick (1:00PM EST)
Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills Pick (1:00PM EST)
Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins Pick (1:00PM EST)
San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions Pick (1:00PM EST)
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Pick (1:00PM EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (1:00PM EST)
Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick (1:00PM EST)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (4:05PM EST)
St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick (4:25PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick (4:25PM EST)
New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick (8:30PM EST)
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos Pick (8:30PM EST) - 12/28
Injury Notes (Updated 12/27 9:30 AM ET )
Pittsburgh and Baltimore donít have any new key injuries this week. Ravens are starting Ryan Mallett at QB. Jacksonville RB T.J. Yeldon is likely to miss his second straight and LB Telvin Smith is doubtful but they should have back depth CB Dwayne Gratz. New Orleans OLB Dannell Ellerbe is out and a list of question marks with QB Drew Brees questionable but he says heíll play and LT Terron Armstead, RT Zach Strief, WR Marques Colston and Ben Watson missed practice on Friday and are questionable. Indianapolis QB Matt Hasselback will play and start and WR Donte Moncrief is probable. Miami still hurting at LB but should get back SLB Jelani Jenkins after missing last week as well as WR Rishard Matthews. New England SS Patrick Chung, FS Devin McCourty and WR Danny Amendola have been ruled out. Back up MLB Jonathan Freeny is out and Julian Edelman is doubtful and not expected to play. NY Jets Back up CB Dee Milner is unlikely. Houston QB Brian Hoyer is out making Brandon Weeden the starter. FS Rahid Moore and WR Cecil Shorts have also been ruled out and DE Jared Crick is iffy and will be a game time. Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota is out so Zach Mettenberger will get the start. WR Kendall Wright and SS DaíNorris Searcy are expected back. Cleveland sack leader OLB Armonty Bryant was arrested and is out. The Brownsí OL is beat up but all should be a go. Kansas City FS Husain Abdullah and OLB Justin Houston remain out and OLB Tamba Hali hasnít been ruled out so may be a game time. San Francisco has OL issues with LG Alex Boone expected to miss his second straight and now C Marcus Martin is also out. Detroitís questionables all practiced in some form on Friday. NY Giants will still be without DT Marcus Kuhn and SLB Devon Kennard and lose WR Odell Beckham. Minnesota SLB Anthony Barr and DT Linval Joseph are expected back this week and should start. Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart will miss his second straight. Atlanta DT RaíShede Hageman and his back up DT Grady Jarret are both questionable. Chicago WR Alshon Jeffries and ILB Shea McClellin are not expected to play. Tampa Bay WR Vicent Jackson remains out but MLB Bruce Carter returns after missing last week and SS Chris Conte is doubtful. Dallas WR Dez Bryant and CB Morris Claiborne are out and MLB Rolando McClain returns after missing last week. Buffalo RB LeSean McCoy, TE Charles Clay, WR Robert Woods (IR) and ILB Nigel Bradham are out. CB Ronald Darby is questionable and will probably be a GTD. Green Bay CB Sam Shields and LT David Bakhtiari are out. Arizona FS Tyrann Mathieu is out and RB Andre Ellington is expected back. DT may be an issue so keep an eye out for the inactives with Frostee Rucker and Cory Redding both questionable. St. Louis SS T.J. McDonald is out and slot CB Lamarcus Joyner and depth CB Eric Patterson are questionable. Seattle SS Cam Chancellor and LT Russell Okung missed practices but still have a chance to play listed as questionable.
12/27 10:10 AM ET: Rain at Buffalo with moderate winds; Mixed weather at Kansas City with ice pellets possible and winds exceeding 15 MPH; Sligh chance of a thunderstorm at Tennessee; Light rain expected at Seattle.
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