NFL Football Picks
It seems odd to be breaking down the every move of treasured Motown songstress Gladys Knight as we approach Super Bowl 53. We should be thinking about football, not singers, right? But sportsbooks open up the betting options for the Super Bowl. Suddenly everything that happens on the field is in play! Today we’ll take a look at betting on the length of the national anthem.
Sportsbooks may be offering hundreds of proposition bets and that number possibly jumps to over 1000 when you consider the different versions, rules, and combinations that bettors can choose from. Keith Allen takes a look at 15 of his favorite online sportsbook prop bets and where you can bet them.
Not only has the Super Bowl prop bet menu grown exponentially since online sportsbooks came on the scene in the late 90s, but now also find big menus of bets on subcategories like the hundreds of ways you can bet on Tom Brady’s performance or all the ways you can bet on the Gatorade applied to a very cold head coach! Bovada Sportsbook, one of the biggest for prop betting has a nice menu as usual and Mike Mann has combed through them all to give us his top Super Bowl prop bet picks.
Julian Edelman continues to be Brady’s favorite target, and has at least 69 yards receiving in nine of his past ten games. With sixteen receptions this postseason he moved into second place all time in playoff receptions behind Jerry Rice and promises to be a focal point of the Patriots passing game against the Rams. But there is more involved in picking the Patriots than the obvious offensive weapon. Mike Mann breaks down why he is giving up the points and betting New England!
NFL Super Bowl 53 Betting Preview Date/Time: Sunday February 3rd, 2019. 6:30PM (EST) Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, G.A. TV: CBSBy: Jay Horne, NFL Football Handicapper, Predictem.com On Sunday February 3rd, the nation will convene for the biggest annual viewing...
57 is a lot of points for an NFL game but not when you consider the recent scores involving these two teams. Loot Levinson takes a close look at the Super Bowl over under total line of 57 and why he thinks betting on the under with your bookie is the value play. Read LL’s pick!
By the time Super Bowl Sunday is here, there will be more prop bets available than a single website can list. There are so many different ways to bet the big game that when we would ask the GM’s of online sportsbooks which team they needed to win, they would commonly say “it doesn’t matter because there is so much prop betting”. Today we take a look at one category of prop bet, quarterback props, while focusing on the Rams’ Jared Goff.
Over the course of the season, we see a lot of great things on the field on offense and defense. We’ve seen big plays from both teams all year. But it’s not a coincidence that the Patriots are in their third straight Super Bowl and are a perennial participant in this event. Have sportsbooks overvalued New England’s experience? Loot has his early Super Bowl prediction!
Kevin West breaks down the high scoring matchup and looks at some very interesting betting angles: “When I think NFL playoffs, I think New England Patriots. How can you not? They’ve been a mainstay in post-season play for as long as I can remember. Also in that picture in my mind, is Foxboro. The Pats seemingly always have home field advantage, don’t they? So leaves one to wonder how Belichick, Brady and Co. have fared away from home. The answer is somewhat shocking. They’re 3-4 both straight up and against the spread.” Does that make you think twice about backing the Pats? West gives his pick.
No one will confuse either the LA or New Orleans defenses as being great, but they have been better as of late. The Rams’ defense underachieved for the most part this season, as the big-name collection of talent never quite clicked. But this is where they make their money. This is what counts. Sportsbooks opened the Rams at -3.5. How big does the defense need to be for the Rams to cover?
These are two of the highest scoring teams in the NFL. For what the weatherman is worth, it’s going to be frigid in Kansas City, but it shouldn’t be wet. Kansas City thrived in the snow. The Patriots mutilated the Chargers in freezing cold weather. LL looks at how that impacts the scoring and total bets.
The key to the Saints offense will be the battle at the line of scrimmage. The Saints bring in the league’s 6th best rushing attack and the Rams defense allowed the league’ most yards per rushing attempt. In week 9 Alvin Kamara rushed for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns and Mark Ingram pitched in 33 yards. The Rams allowed over 100 rushing yards in each of the last 5 regular season games before selling out to stop the run last week against the Cowboys. Does this matchup on the ground mean you should bet on the Saints? See Keith Allen’s breakdown and pick.
The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles come to New Orleans this Sunday to take on this year’s favorite to take home the Lombardi Trophy. It’s a rematch of week 11. Will the result be the same? Read Keith Allen’s NFL Football pick!
Julian Edelman is the likely target for Brady. In the last four games he has been passed to 39 times, which has resulted in 27 catches including three touchdowns. Unfortunately he has also had a recent run of penalties and dropped passes. Mike Mann looks closer at the Pats offense and offers his NFL playoff selection on the Los Angeles Chargers versus the New England Patriots. Most online bookies are offering Pats at -4. See Mike’s pick!
While the Cowboys will be trying to end their NFC Divisional drought, the Rams will be trying to overcome a similar historical hurdle. Los Angeles is making just their 4th postseason appearance since 2001 when they lost to the New England Patriots. The Rams are also winless in the Divisional Round of the playoffs going 0-3 in the previous 16 seasons. Which team can shed the monkey from their back? Dallas backers have 7 points to work with and Jay Horne has your NFL pick!
The AFC Divisional Playoffs kickoff Saturday afternoon with the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Kansas City to battle the Chiefs. Online Sportsbooks opened the Chiefs around -4.5 but since the line has reached as high as 6. Are the Colts ripe for a dog bet as the public continues to bet the line north? Mr. Allen has the breakdown and NFL pick!