Cards are Averaging 42 Points Per Game

The St. Louis Rams will have their hands full when they travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in a Week 4 NFC West clash.

The Cardinals are on an absolute tear to begin the season. In the wake of three-straight victories over the Saints, Bears, and 49ers, the Cards have put 126 points on the board – the fourth-most points through the first three games in NFL history.
Arizona has covered the spread by margins of 10, 23, and 33 points during that span. 

The Rams have gone 1-2 both SU and ATS in the young season, but have averaged just 16.7 points per game (well behind Arizona’s staggeringly high 42). 

According to recent history, betting trends are working in the Cardinals favor. Arizona has covered the spread in each of its last four meetings with St. Louis.

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Dolphins are 1-7 ATS Over Last 8 Games

The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins travel to Jolly Old England Sunday for a European twist on a divisional matchup.

Both clubs enter the game seeking to get back on track after a pair of losses. Miami was embarrassed at home 41-14 at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, while New York fell to Philadelphia 24-17.

Despite the major offseason acquisition of DT Ndamukong Suh, Miami’s defense has allowed 24.7 points per game through three weeks. The Jets have fared much better in that department, surrendering an average of 13.7 points per game. 

Going back to last season, both teams head into the clash on different patterns at the betting window. The Jets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games, but the ‘Fins are a paltry 1-7 ATS in their previous eight. 

Under bettors have cashed tickets in four out of the last five times the teams have collided.

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Nover: Road-Favored Raiders on the Rise

Periodically noise comes from the Bay Area about how this is the year the Oakland Raiders return to glory, or at least finish above .500.

It hasn't happened, though, since the Raiders reached the Super Bowl during the 2002 season. Only twice during the past 12 years have the Raiders even won more than five games in a season.


SuperContest: Arizona Top Week 4 Pick

The unbeaten Arizona Cardinals are not only 3-0 straight-up this season but also a perfect 3-0 against the spread.


UNDER 8-1 in Last 9 Between KC and Cin

Up until this season, the Cincinnati Bengals were rarely mentioned in the same category of upper echelon NFL teams. But after a 3-0 SU and ATS start to the 2015 campaign, Andy Dalton and company are turning some heads.

The Bengals have rattled off wins over Oakland, San Diego, and division rival Baltimore heading into Week 4’s meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs while averaging 418 total offensive yards per game – the second highest in the league.

The friendly confines of Paul Brown Stadium have resulted in big profits for Bengals backers as of late. In their last 19 home games, Cincy is 14-4-1 ATS and 15-3-1 SU.

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Over is at 6-0 in Raiders Last Six Games

Don’t look now, but the Oakland Raiders are 2-1 after three weeks of play and are seemingly full of confidence ahead of Week 4’s tilt with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

One reason the Raiders can feel good about themselves stems from their 27-20 win over the Browns in Ohio on Sunday. Oakland effectively ended a road losing streak that stretched back to November of 2013 while picking up back to back wins for the first time since October, 2012.

The Bears (0-3 SU, ATS) failed to register a single point in a dispirited 26-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Week 3. John Fox’s squad is allowing an ugly 35 points per game to opposing offenses so far while mustering up a mere 15.3 of their own.

Starting quarterback Jay Cutler was sidelined in the losing effort due to a strained hamstring, meaning Jimmy Clausen was forced to fill in under center. Cutler’s return date is up in the air, which could force Clausen to start once again versus Oakland. 

The Notre Dame product fell to 1-11 lifetime in a starter in the loss.

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Falcons at 3-0 SU and ATS This Season

The Atlanta Falcons will attempt their fourth cover in a row opposite the Houston Texans in Week 4 NFL action at the Georgia Dome Sunday.

Atlanta had no issue covering the closing -1 spread on Sunday in the form of a 39-28 win over the Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys, while Houston topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-9 and cashed -6 tickets in the process.

Through three weeks, both teams are sitting with identical 1-2 Over/Under records. Books opened the total for the clash at 46.5.

Ryan Mallett has gotten the job done since relieving Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback, notching his second career NFL victory on Sunday while throwing for one touchdown and 228 yards.

Atlanta’s offense has been a well-oiled machine through the opening three weeks of the season. The Falcons rank third in total yards (411.7), second in passing yards (305.3) and fourth in points scored (29.7).

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Props on Julio Jones Making NFL History

Julio Jones’ red-hot start to the 2015 season (34 receptions, 440 receiving yards, four touchdowns) has people talking about the Atlanta Falcons superstar’s chances to potentially put himself into the record books, causing online shop Bovada to open up some prop specials for the occasion.


Breeders' Cup: Challenge Races Betting

It is last call for top horses hoping to make it to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and we have seven Win and You’re In races on tap on Saturday between Belmont Park and Keeneland.


UFC 192: Cormier Big Fave vs Gustafsson

UFC 192 will see Daniel Cormier defend his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson, with DC as a sizable -340 favorite to retain the strap according to 5Dimes.

“Jon Jones' run notwithstanding, historically, the 205-lbs. belt has been a very difficult one to defend. So on the surface, it may seem that the price on Cormier is inflated here,” says UFC commentator Jon Anik. “But I don't necessarily see it that way.”



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