Many NFL betting experts are already comparing the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles to the NBA’s Miami Heat after their flurry of moves during free agency this preseason. That isn’t necessarily a good thing for the Eagles considering the Heat fell short in their quest for the NBA championship this past June. But you can bet Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid and his team would be more than happy to be playing in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5.
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2011 UEFA Champions League Final
Manchester United vs FC Barcelona
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 2:45 pm Eastern, TV: Fox
Goal Line: Barcelona -1 (+160) / Man-U +1 (-210)
Three Way Money Line: FCB Even-MNU +275-Draw +250
Total: under 2 1/2 -160 / over 2 1/2 +125
Odds to win outright: FCB -225 / MNU +165 (includes overtime and shootout)
We have finally made it to the start of NFL training camps – the next step on the road to the much anticipated start of the season. The first teams report as soon as this weekend. If you’re like me then you’re going to devour all of the news you possibly can out of camps because you’re starved for real football action. While following the news out of camps is never a bad idea – more information is almost always better for bettors – there are some kinds of information that you should be paying more attention to than others. Here’s a look at five things to pay attention to, and four things to ignore:
NFL teams are absolutely obsessed with the defensive line. Finding players who can consistently provide pass rushing pressure is very hard to do, but teams use a lot of draft picks and spend millions on free agents in an attempt to do so. A team that can pressure the quarterback gets all sorts of attention form the public and the media. One that can stuff the run is a bit more under the radar, but no less valued by team management. The best way for a defensive front to provide apply pressure is a topic of much debate and contention, and there are about as many advocates of 3-4 schemes as those that back a 4-3.
Another week in the books and we are one step closer to NFL preseason football. The hall of fame game is less than 3 weeks away and the NFL handicappers at Maddux Sports are locked and loaded for another wallet stuffing NFL season. Here are a few of the stories we are talking about in our war room.
If you’re using the same information to handicap NFL football games as everyone else then you’re going to come to a lot of the same conclusions and fall int a lot of the same traps as everyone else as well. The nice thing about NFL handicapping is that there is so much information out there and so may people doing some really serious thinking about the game that with a little desire and research you can access some really phenomenal stats that will help you understand the game better, identify strengths and weaknesses quicker, and generally become a better bettor. Trying to figure out new stats can be very intimidating, though, because they can seem complicated and hard to understand. To ease you into your search for new stats here’s a look at four that are pretty easy to figure out, yet are very powerful:
We are a little under 2 months away before the NFL regular season kicks off with the Minnesota Vikings traveling to the superdome in New Orleans to take on the super bowl champion Saints. With the NFL season approaching we thought it would be a good time to revisit the Week 1 NFL lines and see if there have been any major changes in the NFL odds since our last post. Here are the current NFL point spreads for week 1 as well as some notes on the moves thus far.
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NFL weekly recap July 5th-July 11th. As usual this weekly edition of NFL news will include Michael Vick once again. There were also a few contract signings as well as more news on superstar corner Darrelle Revis prepared to sit out training camp until he gets a new contract. Onto the weekly news.
Here is the weekly recap for last weeks NCAA football action. Not as many major happenings as in weeks past, but still some interesting and useful nuggets to consider when looking at the upcoming season of college football handicapping.
The weekly NFL recap for this week saw 4 major stories, all of which could have an impact on handicapping this years NFL season. With week 1 NFL games a little over 2 months away it is important to keep up to date with this news and at it to your betting arsenal.