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NFL Divisional Round Betting Odds and Predictions

The NFL Divisional Round is set to begin on Saturday, Jan 12 and NFL fans will be treated to four terrific games. The home teams are favored in each contest, with the biggest spread being just 8.0 points. Let’s take a look at the four divisional round games before picking a winner for each game.

Kansas City Chiefs -5.5 vs. Indianapolis Colts:

The AFC’s top overall seed, the Kansas City Chiefs, will host the upset-minded Indianapolis Colts on Saturday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts were able to reach this round by beating the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round. There is no doubt that the Chiefs were the much better team during the regular season, but the Colts are red-hot. Kansas City has also had a rough past in terms of winning playoff games, and head coach Andy Reid will have a big monkey on his back in this game. The only way that the Colts will be able to stay in this game is if they get another huge game from their defense. Indianapolis allowed just seven points in their first playoff game, and rookie linebacker Darius Leonard is the leading tackler in the NFL. I think that this will be close for most of the game, but Patrick Mahomes is simply too good for the Chiefs. Mahomes threw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during the regular season, and he will put on a show in his first ever playoff game. Bet the Kansas City Chiefs -5.5 over the Indianapolis Colts.

Los Angeles Rams -7.0 vs. Dallas Cowboys:

The Rams looked like the favorites to win the Super Bowl for much of the season, but then the month of December hit. Los Angeles lost two of their final four games of the season, and quarterback Jared Goff took a big step back. The Rams still have one of the best players in the NFL in running back Todd Gurley, who appears to be fully healthy for this game. Dallas meanwhile, won seven of their final eight games, and their offense is really starting to click. The Cowboys have played terrific defense all season, allowing just over 20 points per game, but they can now win on both sides of the ball. I’m still not completely sold on quarterback Dak Prescott, but running back Ezekiel Elliott is good enough to carry that offense. Elliott ran for over 130 yards in the Wild Card Round and should have a big game against a struggling Rams defense. The Rams will find a way to win this game, but it will be close. Take the points and bet on the Dallas Cowboys +7.0 in this game.

New England Patriots -4.0 vs. Los Angeles Chargers:

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are looking to make another run to the Super Bowl. Standing in the Patriots way is Philip Rivers and the red-hot Los Angeles Chargers. Rivers is having the best season of his career, throwing for over 4,300 yards this season in leading the Chargers to a 12-4 record. Los Angeles has a ton of offensive weapons, most notably Melvin Gordon. Gordon ran for just 40 yards in the Wild Card Round, but he should be able to feast on a weak Patriots defense. The Chargers offense will be able to put up some points in this game. New England doesn’t look like the same team from a season ago, and there are plenty of holes in their game. The Patriots did go 8-0 at Foxboro Stadium during the regular season, but Tom Brady started to show some signs of age. It just feels like the Chargers are the much better team in this game, and they will go into Foxboro and take down Brady and the Patriots. Bet the Los Angeles Chargers +4.0 over the New England Patriots.

New Orleans Saints -8.0 vs. Philadelphia Eagles:

The defending champion Eagles just refuse to be eliminated and were able to survive against the Chicago Bears in the Wild Card Round. Nick Foles has now led the Eagles to four straight playoff victories but will face an extremely tough test this weekend. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints were almost unstoppable all season long on offense, and they are nearly impossible to beat at home. The Saints averaged over 31 points per game this season, and they should destroy an Eagles team that has struggled to defend the pass. The Eagles have had a terrific turnaround of late behind Foles, but there is a reason that they went just 9-7 during the regular season. Philadelphia lost by a score of 48-7 earlier this season, and this game likely won’t go much better. New Orleans has way too much offense for the Eagles, and they will get a comfortable win. Bet the New Orleans Saints -8.0 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL Week 13 Betting Odds and Predictions

The 2018 NFL regular season is nearing the home stretch as teams are making a run at the playoffs. There are several terrific matchups on the schedule for week 13. Let’s take a look at the five best games to bet on around the NFL this weekend.

Atlanta Falcons -1.0 vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens will head into Atlanta on Sunday and will be trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Falcons will need to win out to even have a chance at the playoffs after a disappointing start to the season. Atlanta has lost three straight games, and their offense is all out of sorts of late. Quarterback Matt Ryan has thrown for over 3,600 yards this season but has been inconsistent in the red zone. The Falcons have also given up 27.9 points per game, and their defense has taken a big step back from a season ago. Baltimore intends to start rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson again this week in this game, and he has provided a spark to the Ravens offense. Jackson has been running like crazy in the past two games, but he has taken advantage of a pair of horrible defenses. Baltimore is making a late push at a playoff run, but those dreams will take a big hit in this game. The Falcons should be able to score on the Ravens, and they will win this game at home. Bet the Atlanta Falcons -1.0 over the Baltimore Ravens.

Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams -10.0

The Los Angeles Rams will return from their bye week by taking on the Detroit Lions during week 13. The Rams enter this game with a 10-1 record, and still have their sights set on the top seed in the NFC. Detroit has struggled this season and suffered a crushing loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions offense has been a mess all season long, and they will be without two of their top playmakers in this game. Wide receiver Marvin Jones was recently placed on injured reserve by the team, and running back Kerryon Johnson is still injured. The Rams are led by quarterback Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, and their offense has been unstoppable all season long. Los Angeles should be focused and refreshed coming off of their bye week, and they will blow out the Lions. Bet the Rams -10.0 over the Lions.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers -3.5

The Carolina Panthers will try to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers looked like one of the top teams in the NFC through the first 10 weeks of the season, but the wheels have started to fall off. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was sharp in the week 12 victory over the San Francisco 49ers but will face a much tougher defense in this matchup. Tampa Bay has struggled to play defense this season, and that won’t work against Christian McCaffrey and the Panthers offense. Look for the Panthers to snap their losing streak with a big win in Tampa Bay. Bet the Carolina Panthers -3.5 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Houston Texans -5.5 vs. Cleveland Browns

The red-hot Houston Texans will host the improving Cleveland Browns on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The Texans have won eight straight games after their win over the Titans on Monday Night Football, and have all but locked up the AFC South. The Houston defense has been playing at a high level, allowing just 20.2 points per game this season. Quarterback Deshaun Watson is starting to look like the player he was last season, and the Texans should be able to score some points against a young Browns defense. Cleveland has gone 4-6-1 so far this season, and with rookie quarterback, Baker Mayfield leading the way, look like a team that could make the playoffs next season. Mayfield and the Cleveland offense are in for a tough test in this game, and things won’t go well for them on Sunday. Bet the Houston Texans -5.5 over the Cleveland Browns.

New England Patriots -5.0 vs. Minnesota Vikings

Perhaps the best game on the week 13 schedule is a matchup between the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings. This game was billed as a potential Super Bowl preview in the preseason, and both teams are starting to show signs of that taking place. The Patriots are starting to get healthy again, and tight end Rob Gronkowski was a monster in their week 12 victory over the Jets. The Vikings got a great performance from Kirk Cousins in a Sunday night win over the Green Bay Packers last weekend. This should be a terrific football game that will come down to the last few minutes. Fortunately for the Patriots they still have Tom Brady, and he will lead New England on a late game-winning touchdown drive. Bet the Patriots -5.0 over the Vikings.

Updated Betting Odds to win Super Bowl 53

The 2018 National Football League season is in the preseason stage, where teams are preparing for the 16 game grind of the season. The updated betting odds have been released, and let’s take a look at some of the favorites to come away with the Super Bowl in February of 2019.

New England Patriots +650

The Patriots are the runaway favorites out of the AFC East. New England is still loaded with talent, and have one of the best quarterback/head coach combinations in the history of the National Football League. New England changes many parts of their team, but the core is still in tact and the team is still loaded. The Patriots are once again the favorites to win the Super Bowl, despite losing last season to the Eagles in the final game.

Philadelphia Eagles +850

The Eagles are the defending champions, and one of the teams with not many question marks coming into the season. The biggest question for Doug Pedersen’s group is their quarterback position. Will Nick Foles start the season or is Carson Wentz ready to take back over behind center? The Eagles are the huge favorites out of the NFC East, but if they do not watch it, teams like the Cowboys or Giants could sneak up on them.

Pittsburgh Steelers +1000

Many say this is the final run that the Steelers have in them. The core is aging, and talk about Le’Veon Bell going elsewhere is pretty popular. Antonio Brown is a little banged up in the preseason, and there are question marks throughout the roster. This is going to be a challenge for Mike Tomlin, but as the third favorite in the NFL, you never know what you will get from this squad. The Steelers should run away with the AFC North.

Los Angeles Rams +1100

Only behind the Eagles in the NFC – fans are pumped for the second season in Los Angeles. The Rams are loaded on offense, and their head coach is an offensive guru. Todd Gurley is a good choice for league MVP, especially after getting paid in the offseason. Aaron Donald is the big question mark for the Rams, as he does not appear to be starting the season on the roster. The Rams are a good value when you are betting on a Super Bowl 53 champion.

Minnesota Vikings +1100

The Vikings are a season removed from losing in the NFC title game. Remember that game last season where they came away with a miracle against the Saints? They will need more skill than luck this season. The Vikings are the favorites out of the NFC North, but Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are lurking just behind them. It will be a new Vikings offense with a new quarterback, but can the defense continue to be outstanding is the big question?

Green Bay Packers +1400

The Packers are the top team in the betting odds that are NOT favorites to win their division. The Packers are projected to finish behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. Can Aaron Rodgers regain some magic and lead his team to the Super Bowl again? Green Bay has plenty of challenges, but their biggest could be at receiver, where there are several new names in the mix for Rodgers to throw to.

New Orleans Saints +1800

Another NFC team in the mix. The favorite out of the NFC South, and still stinging coming off their divisional loss to the Vikings a season ago. The offense will face some challenges early, while the defense is the question mark the entire season. Look for the Saints to be in the mix. New Orleans is the favorite to win the NFC South.

Houston Texans +1800

If you are betting the Houston Texans you are putting many eggs in the same basket for a quarterback that missed last season. DeShaun Watson is talented, but is he able to come away with enough to get his team to the Super Bowl, or first things first win the AFC South. The Texans need to stay healthy, but that is the name of the game in the National Football League.

San Francisco 49ers +2000

The 49ers are fully ready for the Jimmy G full season. It will be interesting coming into the season for the 49ers as a team that has struggled in the division to be a favorite to reach a wildcard spot. The Rams and Seahawks appear to be obstacles for sure.

There is a look at the most recent betting odds to win Super Bowl 53. Best of luck with all your Super Bowl bets, and we hope you are able to cash some great bets when February of 2019 arrives. Enjoy the season!

NFL Betting: Top 5 Super Bowl Betting Odds Favorites

As the calendar has now shifted to July, NFL teams will be set to open up training camps later this month. The first regular season game will take place on September 6th, which is just under two months away. Last year’s Super Bowl was an absolute thriller that was won by the underdog Philadelphia Eagles. Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s never too early to start thinking about who will hoist the Lombardi Trophy next February. Let’s take a look at the top five favorites to win the Super Bowl this season.

New England Patriots +650

 It should come as no surprise that the New England Patriots are the early favorite to win Super Bowl LIII, even after falling to the Eagles last season. The Patriots still have the dynamic combination of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and they are always a top contender. One key for the Patriots will be keeping tight end, Rob Gronkowski, healthy for the entire 2018 season. New England made some great free agent signings and trades this offseason that should shore up some of their weaker areas. The Patriots signed cornerback, Stephon Gilmore, to a large contract this season, but he improves their defense greatly. The Patriots will need to find a way to replace the loss of both Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola, but Belichick always seems to make things work out. New England will have a say in who wins the Super Bowl this year.

Philadelphia Eagles +850

The Philadelphia Eagles burst onto the scene last season, and rode the momentum all the way to a Super Bowl victory. The Eagles enjoyed playing the role of underdog last season, but now they are one of the favorites. Quarterback, Carson Wentz, is on schedule to return to the Eagles in time for the season opener, but Nick Foles remains as a viable backup option. Philadelphia made a few key moves this offseason that improved their chances of repeating. The Eagles signed veteran wide receiver, Mike Wallace, who will provide them play making capability. They also added Michael Bennett in a trade with the Seahawks, which will improve their defense. The Eagles play in a tough NFC East Division, but they appear to have the most talent in the NFC.

Pittsburgh Steelers +1000

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a rough end to their 2017 season when they were stunned by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Round. The Steelers defense was torched in that game, and gave up a whopping 45 points in the loss. Pittsburgh must find a way to improve on defense if they are going to contend in 2018. The Steelers will once again feature a potent offense with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leading the way. The steady quarterback will also have his favorite weapon, Antonio Bryant, back with him for another season. Running back, Le’veon Bell, is the third All-Pro player on the offensive side of the ball for the steelers. Pittsburgh has the offensive tools needed to win, but the defense must play better.

Los Angeles Rams +1100

 No team in the National Football League has seen their odds to win the Super Bowl rise as much as the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have had a terrific offseason, and are now seen as a real threat to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC. The Rams made great improvements last season, and were the highest scoring team in the NFL. Los Angeles made a total of six trades this offseason, but their biggest move occurred in free agency, when they signed defensive star, Ndamukong Suh. The Rams also tried to fix their defensive woes by bringing in cornerbacks, Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, and Sam Shields. It is pretty clear that the Los Angeles Rams are going for it this season, and the talent on their roster might just be enough to win the Super Bowl.

Minnesota Vikings +1100

The biggest question for the Vikings this offseason was deciding which quarterback they were going to employ as their starter. Minnesota appeared to have capable quarterbacks on the roster, but brought in former Redskins’ quarterback, Kirk Cousins, this offseason. Cousins will now have the pressure of leading the Vikings back to the Super Bowl squarely on his shoulders. The Vikings also added a key piece on the defensive side of the ball by signing defensive end, Sheldon Richardson, as a free agent this winter. Minnesota is still looking to add a third receiver before training camp begins, but the Vikings are bringing a majority of the Division champion team back from 2017. Minnesota will have to find a way to get past the Packers again this season, but the Vikings are a team that should factor into the playoff mix in 2018.

Super Bowl Sunday Features the New England Patriots as Favorites over Philadelphia Eagles

The big game. The biggest game in all of United States sports will take place this Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday, and the game will take place in Minneapolis Minnesota – the home of the Vikings. Super Bowl Sunday will feature the top two teams in the league all during the regular season. The AFC team will feature the defending champion New England Patriots. The Patriots took care of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars to get to this game, while the Philadelphia Eagles downed the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. The New England Patriots are looking for back to back Super Bowl titles, and are the favorites in this game. The New England Patriots are -5 over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday.

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Patriots Keep Winning

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are plenty used to getting to the big game. Remember last season – the Patriots were getting smoked by the Atlanta Falcons, trailing 28-3 – and they came from behind to win the game. The Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is seeking his 6th Super Bowl title. Brady is one of the candidates to be the Most Valuable Player during the regular season, and would love to cap it off with a postseason MVP award as well.

The quarterback threw for more than 4,500 yards in the regular season. New England during the postseason are scoring 29.5 points per game. That’s just a bit more than 28.6 points per game. Rob Gronkowski was the top target all season long for the Patriots, with nearly 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns. The tight end is questionable for this game with concussion like symptoms, but is fully expected to play in the game.

The Patriots running game was anchored  most of the season by a combination of Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead and James White. Lewis led the way with just under 900 yards on the season. New England started the season with 2 losses in their first four games. In those two losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers, they allowed 37.5 points per game. The Patriots defense finished the regular season ranked 5th in all of the league, as they allowed 18.5 per game.

Eagles Underdogs in Super Bowl 52

The winners of the NFC were the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were underdogs in the divisional round against the Atlanta Falcons, despite being the top seed. Philadelphia came away with a 15-10 win in that game. Then – the Eagles were the underdogs in the NFC title game – and they blasted the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. The Eagles won the NFC East during the regular season by 4 games over the Dallas Cowboys.

Nick Foles started just three games in the regular season for the Eagles. Carson Wentz was on pace to be a MVP contender until he tore his ACL in a win over the Los Angeles Rams. Foles went 4-1 as a starter, with the lone loss coming in the regular season finale where starters sat for most of the game. The passing game for Philadelphia finished with more than 233 yards per game, while the running game was third in the league with 132.2 yards per game. The Eagles scored 28.6 points per game, and allowing opponents just 18.4.

The receiving core for the Philadelphia Eagles seems to go under appreciated. Alshon Jeffrey caught two touchdowns in the blowout win over the Vikings. The name that most will talk about is the tight end Zach Ertz. He caught 74 passes for 824 yards and 8 touchdowns during the season. Philadelphia led all teams in the NFL in touchdowns caught by tight ends. Philadelphia added Jay Ajayi during the season to go along with LeGarrette Blount as the dual running backs.

Super Bowl 52 Prediction

Best of luck with all your Super Bowl bets. Do not forget – get your bets in before the game, and make sure you check out all the great Super Bowl prop bets as well. When we make our final pick for the game – we are going to take the defending champions. The final bet for Super Bowl 52 is the New England Patriots -5 over the Philadelphia Eagles. Best of luck with all your US sports betting.

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