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The Dolphins are a Bad Investment

The Miami Dolphins look like they may have already packed it in this season after last week’s 30-14 loss, but bettors have already learned to stay far away from the Phins this season. The Dolphins are just 4-10 ATS on the season and have not covered in their past five games. Miami will take a trip to Lucas Oil Stadium to visit the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

The Dolphins have now ensured their first losing season since 2012, the first year under lame duck coach Joe Philbin. The past two weeks have seen the Dolphins defense allow seven passing touchdowns while only mustering one lone sack.

Despite a 6-8 record, the Colts are still very much alive in the AFC South picture, but they will need some help to make the playoffs.  Indy is on a three-game losing streak that has seen them surrender 45 or more points twice. 

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701265
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Titans vs Texans: Week 16 Odds and Pick

JJ Watt

The Houston Texans will look to grab a strangle hold on the AFC South division lead when they visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Texans have been as close as it gets to being a sure thing vs the Titans, as they’ve gone 8-1 ATS in their last nine games against them.

There’s no other way to put it—the Titans are a horrible bet against division opponents. They’ve gone a pathetic 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games against divisional foes. The Titans will once again be in contention for the top draft pick in the NFL draft, but will have the opportunity to “improve” upon their AFC worst 1-6 SU home record.

After two losses in a row the Texans got back on track with an ugly 16-10 win over the Colts in Week 15. Brandon Weeden stepped for an injured T.J. Yates and he could get the call vs the Titans if injured started Brian Hoyer doesn’t get cleared. It could be a battle of the back-ups as Zach Mettenberger is set to start in place of Marcus Mariota (knee).

This one has the makings of the can miss game of the year. 

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701270
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MNF Preview: Lions at Saints Odds

The New Orleans Saints tend to fall apart when they’re expected to win as they are just 2-9-1 ATS in their past 12 games as the favorite. New Orleans will be the fave when they host the Detroit Lions Sunday.

The Saints defense bounced back last week after one of their worst performances of the season the week before as they held the Bucs to just 17 points and 291 offensive yards. Drew Brees has been phenomenal at home this season with a 71.5 completion percentage with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. 

The Lions are coming off a loss to the St. Louis Rams, which is far from good. Detroit has faltered on the road this season, going 1-5 SU, but have only lost by less than three points per game. 

 

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701258
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SNF Betting Preview: Cardinals at Eagles

Arizona Cardinals NFL

The Arizona Cardinals have clinched themselves a playoff spot, but with positioning still yet to be determined, you can expect them to go all out when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. The Cards can take solace in the fact that they are 4-1 SU and 4-0-1 ATS in their past five games against Philly.

The Cardinals have won seven consecutive games with an average scoring margin of +9.2 points. Carson Palmer has been lighting it up during that span as he has thrown 17 touchdowns to eight different receivers while only throwing four interceptions.

The Eagles are coming off back-to-back wins for the first time since Week 7 as they have victories over the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills in the past two weeks. Sam Bradford has surprisingly done very well at protecting the ball with just one interception in the past four games.

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701251
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Nover: Five Best NFL Coaches This Year

Who have done the five best coaching jobs in the NFL this season? Here are my five choices based on record, pointspread mark, comparison of their before-the-season win total using Bovada over/under figures and my own eye test.

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NFL Week 15 Expert Betting Odds Picks

Two underdogs and a total are the NFL Week 15 ticket. Let's start with Chicago getting 5.5 points at Minnesota.

The Vikings are improved under Mike Zimmer, but they are far from a powerhouse. I see the Bears keeping this one close, which was the case in Week 8 when Minnesota won, 23-20, on a field goal at the gun. The Bears had more passing yards, first downs and clock possession in that loss.

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Are Double-Digit Faves Worth the Chalk?

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson

It’s widely known in the sports betting world how much “Joe Public” loves betting on favorites, but how much chalk is too much chalk? When it comes to wagering on big spreads in the NFL, heavily favored teams have been medicore at best for their bettors.

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NFL Week 15 Betting Trends Analysis

Be it Lucas Oil Stadium or the RCA Dome, the Houston Texans have never beaten the Colts in Indianapolis. The Texans try to end their 0-13 mark there Sunday with first place in the AFC South at stake.

The quarterback situation is less than ideal for both teams. The Texans' Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion versus New England this past Sunday and has been ruled out for this week; T.J. Yates will start in his place. The Colts' Andrew Luck (kidney) is out for Sunday as well, while Matt Hasselbeck (ribs, back spasms) is banged up but is expected to start.

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Nover: Falcons to Pull Off a Rare Feat?

No NFL team has started 5-0 and finished below .500 since the leagues merged in 1970. That string could be broken by the 6-7 Atlanta Falcons.

Since averaging 29.8 points during their first five games - all victories - the Falcons have averaged a puny 14.6 points during their last eight games going 1-7. The Falcons have been burying bettors since the second Sunday of October going 0-9 against the spread. Atlanta is plus three at Jacksonville Sunday.

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NFL MVP Odds: Newton's to Lose

Cam Newton

With three weeks remaining in the NFL season, Cam Newton has taken a commanding lead in the MVP odds at Bovada, and with good reason. Newton has been the catalyst for the Carolina Panthers’ perfect season, having already set a career high with 28 touchdown passes along with a career best 96.9 quarterback rating.

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