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NFL Injuries: Hobbled McFadden

This week’s midweek NFL injury report has its share of question marks with many key players around the league currently being considered questionable for this Sunday’s action, but one star player in worse shape than that is Darren McFadden.

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Cowboys, Packers Head ATS Trends

NFL fans who enjoy trend betting love it when they find a solid angle and love it even more when they find two or more angles that support the same trend.

Imagine how excited they will be in the Dallas vs Seattle game, the Green Bay vs San Diego game and New Orleans vs Tampa Bay game when a half dozen trends all point to an against-the-spread victory for one team.

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Opening Odds: Steelers Ravens Betting

Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers highlighted a great week of NFL betting action by taking on one of the AFC’s toughest teams in a battle for conference supremacy. This week, they’ll have to do the same; this time against their hated division rival, the Baltimore Ravens.

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Mathews Favored to Score First TD

The spread favors the visiting Chargers, but not by much and the total is sticking at 44.5 - those are just two of hundreds of Monday Night Football bet types on the board tonight.

The Chiefs are +3.5 at home according to Bovada, which has the best Chiefs number. Bur what about Philip Rovers passing yards or who will be the first player to score a TD?

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Monday Night Betting: SD vs KC

Kansas City pulled off a Pick 6 against the Raiders last week, with a half dozen interceptions in their 28-0 whitewashing of Oakland.

This week they face a more polished passer in Philip Rivers as the Chiefs try to beat the Monday Night Football odds and upset the San Diego Chargers.

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NFL Odds: Week 8 Betting Props

Plenty of storylines dominated the headlines this week with Terrell Owens working out, Cam Newton continuing to excel, and the “Andrew Luck Sweepstakes” in full swing. As usual, Bovada has turned these headlines into proposition bets.

Here are some of the most interesting prop bets available in Week 8.

Will Cam Newton break records?

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Sunday Setup: NFL Betting Board

Throughout the week, NFL coaches keep their fingers crossed that they’ll have their injured key players ready to go when Sunday rolls around. Near the end of the week, it becomes clearer how realistic or unrealistic those hopes are.

Here are some key injury updates from late in the week heading into Week 8’s action.

A.J. Feeley to start in place of Sam Bradford again

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Seahawks vs Bengals Wagering Preview

Cincinnati has been a lousy bet following its bye week the past dozen years, but this year's Bengal team is different from years past.

The Bengals are just 3-9 ATS in 12 post-bye games dating back to 2000. But they get a weak Seahawks that managed just a field goal in losing 6-3 to Cleveland last week.

Cincy is favored by just a point and maye be great value. More than 60% of the betting action is on the Bengals here according to Consensus data here at OddsShark.com.

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Browns open as underdog vs 49ers

There are very few sure things in NFL betting but one angle that appears in this game has been perfect 11 seasons in row.

When the San Francisco 49ers come out of a bye week, they play OVER. Maintaining that trend in 2011 could be challenging facing the sluggish Cleveland Browns, 6-3 winners against Seattle last week.

The Browns opened as double-digit favorites as they continue their surprising 5-1 start. If the trend holds up, the total will be the best bet. The best OVER line was at 5Dimes late Saturday, check the latest Sunday.

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Steelers Patriots Week 8 Betting Preview

The Steelers look dangerous again after consecutive wins but they run into a Patriots team that has been dominant after its bye week in recent seasons.

The Patriots have won and covered six in a row on the road after a bye and they are small favorites here in Steeltown. The best OVER number late Saturday was at BetOnline at 52, -110.

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