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Super Bowl XLV Steelers vs Packers NFL Betting Lines

February 6th, 2011 No comments

steelers vs packersThe most important player in the Green Bay Packers impressive run to the 2011 Super Bowl betting action wasn’t the franchise QB and superstar QB Aaron Rodgers (although you could make a pretty persuasive case). It wasn’t he long-haired linebacker Clay Matthews who tops almost everyone’s Defensive Player of the Year list. It wasn’t reining Defensive Player of the Year CB Charles Woodson either.

The truth is the most important player on the Packers talented roster so during the playoffs is a player most people have never heard of: RB James Starks. Read more…

NFL Betting Lines Steelers vs Packers Super Bowl Odds

February 5th, 2011 No comments

steelers vs packersNo team can make it through the 4-game preseason, the 16-game regular season, the 2 to 3-game playoffs and the Super Bowl betting action without sustaining some injuries to its roster. The lucky teams have only a handful of injuries and only to supporting cast, no their star players.

But the Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4) have not been that lucky, at least in terms of key injuries. Early in the season they lost their starting DE Aaron Smith, perhaps the most underrate defensive player in the NFL and one of the top D-lineman in the game. He is unlikely to play in the Super Bowl XVL although depending on test results he could be cleared to play later in the week.

But the Steelers have been living with that injury for months. The team’s latest injury to a key player, however, is a bit of different story. Read more…

NFL Betting Lines AFC Championship Jets vs Steelers Gambling

January 22nd, 2011 No comments

jets vs steelersWhen NFL betting odds fans think of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets the passing game isn’t the first thing that pops into their minds. And a quick look at the odds NFL handicappers put together for this weekend’s AFC Championship reveals that the odds makers don’t’ put much stock in the passing game either and as such expect to see a low scoring game.

But if there is any certainty heading into this game between the #2 seeded Steelers (13-4) and the #6 seeded Jets (13-5) it’s that no team has had much success against either team running the ball this post season (or even during the regular season) and the coaching staffs of both these teams are too smart to keep beating a dead horse. Read more…

NFL Betting Lines Bengals vs Ravens Week 17 Free Picks

January 2nd, 2011 No comments

bengals vs ravensThe ‘Game of the Week’ title is always up for dispute depending upon your own personal interests and definitions.

But with so many inconsequential games on the board this week the Baltimore Ravens (11-4) versus the Cincinnati Bengals (4-11) is the best game on the board for a couple of reasons. And you can go ahead and throw their collective records out the window as this should be a dog-fight.

These are two talented teams that are bitter AFC North Rivals and would love nothing better than to hand one another a loss. Read more…

NFL Betting Lines: Bears vs Dolphins Thursday Night Football

November 18th, 2010 No comments

bears vs dolphinsThe Chicago Bears are perhaps the most enigmatic team in the 2011 NFL gambling action. On paper this team has some terrific stats, especially on defense, and has very impressive 6-3 record. It’s also tied with the Green Bay Packers for the best record in the NFC North.

Yet no one believes that this team is a legitimate contender and even some of its stats seem inflated because of the relatively weak schedule this team has played so far.

On Thursday this team will get good road test against the 5-4 Miami Dolphins. Read more…