NFL Playoffs Odds: Jaguars Big Longshot

Welcome to the 2013-14 NFL season, Jets fans. The season begins with the Buffalo Bills having a better chance of making the playoffs than the Jets.

The biggest underdog is Jacksonville and the safest bet is Denver.

Sportsbooks released each team’s odds of reaching the playoffs Monday. The Jets are 6-to-1 (+600) underdogs to reach the postseason. The Bills are 4-to-1 to make the playoffs for the first time in seemingly ever.


Patriots at Eagles Betting Preview

This preseason may mean a little more to the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles than in years past. 
Those two teams, both attempting to move past troubled offseasons, will kick off a Friday night preseason NFL doubleheader in Philadelphia (7:30 p.m., NFL Network).
On New England’s sideline, you have the aftereffects of a murder investigation that has tight end Aaron Hernandez locked up instead of on the field. 

NFL Preseason Betting: Thursday Glance

The NFL preseason kicks into high gear Thursday with six games, including first looks at a legitimate Super Bowl contender and an AFC darkhorse. The Atlanta Falcons host the Cincinnati Bengals (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) on Thursday in both teams’ preseason debut. 
The Falcons were around 2 1/2-point favorites as of Wednesday, with a few shops offering juiced-up -3s. The total was sitting at 37. 

Hall of Fame Game Betting





NFL Preseason Betting Overview

The NFL preseason kicks off on Sunday with plenty of betting storylines. Andy Reid may be the biggest.


How will the longtime Eagles coach handle his first preseason in Kansas City?


For the majority of Reid’s tenure in Philadelphia, the Eagles were a losing bet in the preseason. But with Reid’s job security dwindling, the Eagles went 7-1 straight-up and 6-2 against the spread in the last two preseasons.



NFL MVP Odds: Bets on Tebow

Tim Tebow for MVP? Some bettors think the New England Patriots' backup has a shot.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada, the book has taken approximately a “half a dozen” bets on Tebow winning the MVP award at 250-to-1. Amazing.

NFL Preview: Betting After Bye Weeks

Sometimes it’s just that simple - betting NFL teams coming off a bye week is a money-maker.
Since 1994, teams coming off a bye week have covered the spread in 57.6 percent of games (271-199-15 ATS), an impressive mark that, at a minimum, will challenge any NFL betting system out there. 

NFL Preview: Best, Worst September Bets

Football is just around the corner. Are you ready? With NFL training camps opening up next week, it’s time for handicappers to kick in and start preparing for the season. Let’s look at some of the teams that have consistently gotten off to hot starts to the season and a few that haven’t.
Hot Septembers

NFL Betting: Underdogs to know

The New England Patriots have been underdogs only 14 times in the last seven years. They covered the spread in 11 of those occasions.
With a troubled offseason and one of the toughest schedules in the league, the Patriots could find themselves in the underdog role much more this season. 

NFL Betting: Raiders dreadful as favorites

Betting against the Oakland Raiders, especially in the rare times they’re favored, has been one of the best bets in the NFL over the last seven seasons.
Since 2006, the Raiders are 4-17-1 (19.0 percent) against the spread as favorites. That’s not good. Oakland has been favored on the road just once over the last seven seasons and just four times at home. 


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