Bears favored over Colts in Week 1

The Indianapolis Colts start a new era at quarterback this Sunday when they visit the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field this Sunday Andrew Luck makes his much-anticipated NFL debut Sunday going up against a very tough defense on the road.

He and the Colts were a 9.5-point underdogs AT but the line has moved higher, perhaps with good reason since the Colts are 0-4 ATS in the past four season openers and that was with Peyton Manning at the helm.

Chicago is 4-2 straight up in its last six home games. The total has gone OVER in five of those games.


Giants vs Cowboys Betting Preview

The Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants kick off the 2012 NFL season at MetLife Stadium this Wednesday night.

The defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants are a 4-point favorite at home at 5Dimes over their hated division rival.

The Cowboys are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 8-8 campaign in 2011. New York is 7-2 both straight up and ATS in its last nine games against Dallas.


NFL Betting: Week 1 Opening Lines

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys will be looking for a win as an underdog on the NFL betting lines on Wednesday night as the season gets started at MetLife Stadium.

That's just one of 16 games on the National Football League slate for this week, with 13 more games on Sunday and another two on tap in a Monday Night Football doubleheader. Here's a look at the week's opening lines . . .

Week 1 Opening NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)

Wed - Dallas at N.Y. Giants (-4) (8:30pm ET)


NFL Preseason Betting Wraps Up

Next Wednesday the defending Super Bowl champion Giants host the Cowboys in the league's season opener.

But before that we've got one more night of exhibition ball on Thursday and the last opportunities to pad your football betting bankroll.

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Down in Houston the Vikings might get their first look at re-habbing RB Adrian Peterson as the Vikings take on the Texans.


Consensus Picks: Steelers and Texans

When more than 70 percent of the NFL betting public is on one side of the game, bettors must sit up and ask why.

And that's the scenario Saturday in Week 3 of the NFL preseason schedule when both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans are seeing so much betting action.


Cardinals at Titans betting preview

Tennessee settled its QB situation earlier this week. Arizona is still trying to figure out who its signal-caller is going to be.


Browns Biggest NFL Playoff Longshot

They might not be the worst team on paper or on the field but they have the worst odds to make the NFL playoffs of all 32 teams.

The Cleveland Browns are -2000 to miss the playoffs in odds posted this week at online sportsbook Bovada, a longer shot than the Indianapolis Colts or Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bettors who believe in the Dawgs would get a 10/1 payout if they somehow escape the tough AFC North with even victories in 2012.


Eagles at Patriots Betting Preview

The Eagles’ starters are expected to play as much as three quarters in tonight’s Week 2 preseason game at New England. Bill Belichick hasn’t been as forthcoming with his plans for the Patriots’ first unit, but don’t be surprised if Tom Brady plays through the first half.


Free NFL Bankroll Contest

NFL contests return to Odds Shark today as the site launches its second annual NFL Bankroll Contest, sponsored by TopBet.
The contest gives you $1,000 and challenges you to earn as much as possible picking NFL games. Sound good so far?


AFC West Odds: 2012 Preview

A changing of the guard at quarterback has the Denver Broncos as big favorites to repeat as AFC West champions this season.



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