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Week 2 Showdown: Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders

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Texans- Raiders Time: 4:25 Line: HOU -3 Total: 40 The Houston Texans had lost 14 straight dating back to last season, but snapped that streak with a strong defensive effort despite missing No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, who will be out the next 3-5 weeks. The Texans sacked Robert Griffin III three times, […]

NFL Betting Picks Week 2: Saint Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Rams- Bucs Time: 4:05 PM EST Line: TB -6 Total: 37.5 M/L: TB -260; SEA +215 One of these teams will score its first victory of the season as both the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both opened the season with Week 1 losses. The Rams have used three QBs already, and Shaun […]

NFL Week 2 Betting Odds: Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans

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Cowboys-Titans Time: 1 PM EST Line: TEN -3.5 Total: 49 Betting odds courtesy of Bookmaker Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker has never been bad; he’s just seemingly always injured. Locker had six TDs and no INTs in the Titans win over the New York Jets last season. After a 3-1 start, the Titans lost eight […]

NFL Week 2 Preview: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

E.J. Manuel-bills-2014

Dolphins- Bills Time: 1 PM EST Line: MIA -1 Total: 43 Both the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills scored victories in Week 1. Now, “undefeated” (after one game), one of these teams will be .500 when it’s said and done. The Bills are transitioning to new ownership, but it is with a sense of positivity […]

Week 2 NFL Betting Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III-redskins-2013

Jaguars- Redskins Time: 1 PM EST Line: WAS -6 Total: 43.5 Betting odds courtesy of Bookmaker Dating back to last season the Washington Redskins have now lost their last nine games. Despite that, the Skins made the postseason two seasons ago while winning the NFC East division. Last season, however, the scoring dipped to just […]

NFL Betting Preview: Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers

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    Lions- Panthers Time: 1 PM EST Line: CAR -3 Total: 43.5 Betting odds courtesy of Bookmaker The Carolina Panthers were able to score a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite missing QB Cam Newton, the Panthers won 20 to 14. Backup QB Derek Anderson had an excellent game, completing 70.6 percent of […]

Week 3 NCAA Football Picks: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Everett Golson-notre-dame

Purdue-Notre Dame Line: ND -28 Time: 7:30 PM EST Line courtesy of Bovada Notre Dame is 2-0 and ranked 11th in the nation, following a big win over Michigan in which the Fighting Irish shutout the Wolverines with a 31-0 victory. The previous week, the Irish destroyed lowly Rice to a tune of 48-17. The […]

Week 3 Betting Odds: Army Black Knights vs. Stanford Cardinal

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Army-Stanford Time: 5 PM EST Line: STA -28 Line courtesy of Bovada Army is 1-0 after a 47-39 victory over Buffalo on Sept. 6. Army, as usual, is almost exclusively reliant on its running game. Accordingly, the team ranks 9th in the nation in rushing yardage per game, with 341.0 yards. Larry Dixon has led […]

Week 3 Matchup: N.C. State Wolfpack vs. South Florida Bulls

Shadrach Thornton-nc-state-2014

NC State-South Florida Time: 3:30 EST Line: NCST -1.5 Total: 52 M/L: NCST -120; SF EVEN Betting odds courtesy of Bookmaker NC State has opened the season 2-0 with victories over Georgia Southern and Old Dominion. South Florida represents more a test, with the Wolfpack favored by just 1.5-points according to college football oddsmakers. The […]

Big Ten Matchup Week 3: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

christian hackenberg-penn-state-2014

Penn State-Rutgers Line: PEN -3.5 Betting Line Courtesy of Bovada The Penn State Nittany Lions have opened the season 2-0. Week 1 the Penn State faced UCF, and won the game by a mere two points on a game winning field goal by Sam Ficken. Penn State dominated yardage and time of possession, amassing 511 […]

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