AFC West Futures: Chiefs on the Rise

Kansas City Chiefs Eric Barry

Not many people could have predicted the Kansas City Chiefs would give the Denver Broncos a run for their money for the AFC West a month into the NFL season, but that’s exactly what’s happened as the campaign hits the home stretch. Need some proof as to how much of a long shot Kansas City was? Just look at the shift in odds.


TNF Betting Preview: Buccaneers at Rams

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Thanks to a 24-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 14, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came back down to life after an impressive stretch that saw them win three of their previous four. Next up for Jameis Winston and company is a Thursday Night Football matchup with the St. Louis Rams in Missouri.

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<li>The visiting team is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games in this matchup.</li>
<li>The Buccaneers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road in December.</li>
<li>The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Buccaneers' last 11 games on the road.</li>

St. Louis is simply going through the motions at this point in a lost season, but they have had the edge against the Bucs in recent meetings. The Rams have covered the closing spread in their last four clashes with Tampa Bay. 

The Rams have been one of the top UNDER teams in the NFL this season due largely due to an inefficient offense. The OVER/UNDER has gone 3-10 in the Rams’ 2015 campaign. 

With the eyes of the nation squarely upon them, St. Louis has been a terrible bet when appearing on Thursday Night Football. The Rams are 1-6 ATS in their prior seven Thursday affairs.

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NFL Week 15 OddsShark Computer Picks

I don’t think many people expected a 51-point day from the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, but it was exactly what we got. The Jags put up the most points in their team’s not-so-illustrious existence thanks to a performance that saw the offense, defense and special teams all score. The OddsShark Super Computer is a supporter of the Jags as it has tabbed Jacksonville to pound the Atlanta Falcons 31.1-16.6.


AFC North Futures: Can Cincy Hang On?

Just a short time ago it seemed the AFC North was already spoken for, but a red-hot surge combined with one broken thumb has put a lot of different scenarios on the table. With a two-game lead after Week 14, the Cincinnati Bengals are rightfully the heavy -1500 favorite to win the division with the Pittsburgh Steelers being listed as +700.


2015 NFC North Futures: Two Team Race

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson

As we hit the home stretch of the 2015 NFL season, the NFC North is down to two teams that could not be more different. The Green Bay Packers are the elder statesmen of the division, having won it four years in a row thanks to a perennially dominant offense under star signal caller Aaron Rodgers. The Minnesota Vikings, however, have not claimed a division title since 2009 and are the new kids on the block this year.


NFL Week 15 Opening Odds Analysis

It still seems strange for old-timers like myself, brought up on the Vince Lombardi power sweep, to see NFL totals in the 50's.

There have been totals of 50 points or higher in all but two of the weeks this NFL season. This Week 15 is no exception with an over/under of 51 in the Detroit-New Orleans Monday night game and 50.5 in the Arizona-Philadelphia matchup.


Chargers are Lights Out on the UNDER

Miami Dolphins Jarvis Landry

It’s not the most attractive matchup on the Week 15 NFL slate, but there’s plenty of betting value to be found in the Miami Dolphins-San Diego Chargers contest in the Golden State. Miami has historically enjoyed facing San Diego, as the Fish are 9-2 SU in their last 11 against the Bolts.

Shark Bites
  • The Dolphins are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against the Chargers.
  • The Chargers are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games.
  • The Dolphins are 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four games on the road.

Neither side has been particularly great at the betting window this season. Miami (4-9 ATS) has covered the spread just once in their prior seven games, while San Diego is 5-8 ATS on the season. The Chargers have scored three points on three different occasions in their last four games which has unsurprisingly been a nice boost for UNDER bettors. The UNDER has cashed three times during that span.

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Week 15 Odds: Steelers vs Broncos

Tomlin Ben Steelers

Two of the hottest teams in the AFC meet in Steeltown when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Denver Broncos.  Both teams are entering the stretch run hot, but the favorite is just 2-5 ATS in the past seven games between the Steelers and Broncos. 

Brock Osweiler was pretty much fed to the wolves in the Broncos’ last game. Despite being just Osweiler’s fifth career start, he was forced to throw 51 times and ended up being sacked five times by Khalil Mack. Defensively, the Broncos are still the best in the NFL and have allowed a combined 57 points in their last four outings.

The Steelers are 4-1 SU in their past five games thanks to an explosive offense that has averaged 35.2 points during that span. Pittsburgh’s aerial attack has been the leading cause for this offensive boom as the passing game has accounted for nearly 80 percent of their offensive yardage.

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Browns Have Been A Bad Investment

Manziel Browns

The Cleveland Browns are not good, but you already knew that. The Browns are just 3-10 SU and 4-8-1 ATS this season while failing to cover in six of their last seven games. It’s not going to be easy for the Browns to rectify that situation this week as they visit the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.


Johnny Manziel is back and aside from ruining $100 bills, he performed admirably last week with 270 yards passing with one touchdown and one pick.  Running back Isaiah Crowell blew up last week with 145 yards and two touchdowns. But remember, all of these numbers came against the 49ers, so take it with a grain of salt.


Why do we ever question the Seahawks? After starting the season 2-3 they went on a run and are now 8-5 and in prime position to make the playoffs. Quietly, Russell Wilson has become one of the best passers in the NFL with the signal caller throwing for 14 touchdowns and no interceptions in the past four games.


<h5>Shark Bites</h5>


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               <li>The visiting team is 0-3 SU in the last three games between these teams.</li>

               <li>The Seahawks will be without leading rusher Thomas Rawls as he broke his ankle last week.</li>

               <li>The Seahawks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games in December.</li>


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