Seahawks at 27-2 SU in Last 29 at Home

The Detroit Lions have left a lot to be desired this season, something that’s extended to the betting window as well.

The Lions, who are set to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the not-so-friendly confines of CenturyLink Field in Monday Night Football, have yet to pick up a straight up win and cover through the first three weeks of the 2015 NFL campaign.

With defensive stud Kam Chancellor back in the fold following an extended contract holdout, the Seahawks looked more like the team we’ve become accustomed to seeing over the last few years in the form of a 26-0 shutout of the Chicago Bears at home. 

The struggling Lions have failed to get the job done on both sides of the ball, ranking 27th in total offensive yards and 28th in total yards allowed per game.

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Philbin Cashes as First NFL Coach Fired

Joe Philbin became the first coaching casualty of the 2015 NFL season on Monday after the Miami Dolphins relieved the embattled bench boss of his duties.

Prior to kickoff in Week 1, Philbin was +1200 to be the first coach fired at Bovada. But after a rough start to the campaign, Philbin became the +225 favorite to be removed from his position as of September 30 at the sportsbook.


Can Brady and Belichick Go 16-0 Again?

Although the season is only three weeks old, the Patriots already stand out as the AFC’s best team. With a 3-0 record and a +49 point differential, they could be well on their way to another Super Bowl appearance.


Dallas is 10-1 SU in Last 11 Road Games

Despite their winless record, the New Orleans Saints find themselves as favorites against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this weekend.

With Tony Romo sidelined until later in the season, the Brandon Weeden era started off with a 39-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Weeden filled in admirably, however, completing 22 out of his 26 passes for 232 yards.

The Cowboys lead the underwhelming NFC East at 2-1 SU while the Giants, Redskins and Eagles rank below them at 1-2 SU after three weeks. 

Saints star signal caller Drew Brees was forced to sit out Sunday’s 27-22 loss to Carolina with a shoulder injury, causing journeyman QB Luke McCown to fill in. Brees’ Week 4 status remains up in the air, but the Purdue product said Monday he plans and expects to start against the Cowboys.

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MIN 6-0 SU in Last 6 Games Before Bye

Bettors of the Denver Broncos have been taking it to the books so far in the 2015 NFL season and could make that a perfect 4-0 ATS record in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Denver dispatched Detroit by a score of 24-12 thanks to 324 passing yards and two touchdowns from Manning, covering the -3 number in the process.

If you’re looking for an edge in this game, it’s going to be in the rushing department. Minnesota comes in as the third-best running team in the league at 144.3 yards on the ground per game while Denver has averaged a mere 57 per contest, the second-worst mark in the NFL.

The Vikes will have an off week after Sunday’s tilt, a trend that will surely appeal to bettors of the Norseman. Minny is 6-0 SU and ATS in the last six seasons before the bye. 

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Chargers 3-11 ATS in Last 14 Games

San Diego and Cleveland are 1-2 straight up and ATS after three weeks have elapsed on the season and will be seeking to right the ship, something their backers will be hoping for as well.

<h5>Shark Bites</h5>

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    <li>The UNDER is 11-5 in the Browns past 15 games.</li>
    <li>Chargers WR Keenan Allen is averaging 105 receiving yards per game this season.</li>
    <li>The Browns are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs.<li>

The Browns raised a few eyebrows by opting to hand the keys back to journeyman Josh McCown as the starting quarterback in Week 3 after Johnny Manziel did an admirable job filling in, but once again weren’t able to get the job done, allowing the Oakland Raiders to pick up their first road win since 2013. 

San Diego, who closed at -2.5 vs Minnesota last Sunday, looked like a shell of their former selves thanks to a 31-14 beat down at the hands of the Vikings.

The Browns have been a hot bet when it comes to totals betting in the young season. The over has paid out in each of Cleveland’s opening three games, with the Chargers going 1-2 O/U. Books opened the tilt with a total of 45.

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UNDER is at 7-1 in 49ers Last 8 at Home

It’s been quite some time since San Francisco has been this low, but after Sunday’s 47-7 blowout at the hands of division rival Arizona, it’s safe to say the future is not exactly bright in the Bay Area.

Things won’t get any easier for the Niners as a tough home matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the high-flying Green Bay Packers is on tap for Week 4. 

Many predicted the 49ers would regress after a brutal offseason riddled with surprising retirements, players departing via free agency, and the loss of ex-coach Jim Harbaugh, but it appears the drop off could be even worse than originally expected. 

San Fran is ranked dead last in the NFL in points scored per game, averaging only 15 points per game. Their defense hasn’t fared much better, allowing 31 points per game, ranking second to last in that department.

Considering the defense has allowed an average of 284.3 passing yards per game, San Francisco could be in for another long day with quarterback Aaron Rodgers coming to town.


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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.



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