2014 NFL Week 17 Odds – Week 17 Lines Breakdown

December 26th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

The final week of the 2014 NFL regular season is upon us. There is still some playoff positioning to take place, but here’s a run down of the games, odds courtesy of JustBet. All times Eastern.

Cleveland at Baltimore (NL) 1:00 PM CBS

The Cleveland Browns will take on the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC North Battle. The Ravens had a poor performance last weekend losing to Houston and will need a win and some help to get the final wildcard berth.

Dallas (-6, 49.5) at Washington 1:00 PM FOX

The Dallas Cowboys clinched the NFC East with a dominating 42-7 win over Indianapolis last weekend. They can still clinch a first round bye with some help, but will need a win first and foremost against a Washington team that spoiled Philadelphia’s playoff plans last week.

Indianapolis (-7, 46) at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS

The Indianapolis Colts will look to end the regular season on a positive note after their 42-7 loss at Dallas. They are locked in with the #4 seed and can’t improve their playoff position.

Jacksonville at Houston (-9.5, 40) 1:00 PM FOX

Houston has an outside shot of getting into the playoffs but will need losses by Baltimore, San Diego, and Kansas City. However you can be certain Jacksonville will be looking to spoil their season.

San Diego at Kansas City (-3, 42) 1:00 PM CBS

The San Diego Chargers are in the playoffs with a win, but Kansas City can take that final playoff spot with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie.

NY Jets at Miami (-5.5., 41.5) 1:00 PM CBS

It might be Rex Ryan’s last game as HC of the NYJ, but we might get another stellar defensive effort from the Jets, who will take on AFC East Rival Miami from Sun Life Stadium.

Chicago at Minnesota (-6.5, 43.5) 1:00 PM FOX

Jay Cutler will get the start for the Bears due to Jimmy Claussen suffering a concussion. They’ll try to end the season on a positive note when they take on the Minnesota Vikings, who are still giving teams all they can handle.

Buffalo at New England (-4.5, 44) 1:00 PM CBS

The New England Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills in an AFC battle of no significance. The Patriots secured the #1 seed in the AFC beating the New York Jets last weekend, along with a Denver loss at Cincinnati.

Philadelphia at NY Giants (-3, 52) 1:00 PM FOX

Don’t look now, but the Giants have won 3 games in a row, they’ll look to make it 4 in a row when they host the Philadelphia Eagles, who were knocked out of the playoffs last weekend.

New Orleans (-4, 47) at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX

The New Orleans Saints have to be one of the biggest disappointments this season; they’ll take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who with a loss will clinch the #1 pick.

Carolina at Atlanta (-4, 48) 4:25 PM CBS

The Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons take the field in a game of great significance as the winner will get the #4 seed and win the NFC South crown.

Detroit at Green Bay (-7.5, 47.5) 4:25 PM FOX

Green Bay and Detroit lock horns with the winner grabbing the NFC South title. Green Bay can clinch the division and a first round bye with a win, a loss by Seattle would get them the #1 seed. Detroit can clinch a first round bye with a win or a tie with a Dallas loss, and a Seattle and Arizona loss. Clinching the #1 seed would need a win with a Seattle and Arizona loss or tie and a Dallas loss.

Oakland at Denver (-14, 48) 4:25 PM CBS

Denver can clinch the second seed with a win at home over Oakland or a Cincinnati loss. The Raiders are improving, and won again over Buffalo last Sunday.

Arizona at San Francisco (-6, 36.5) 4:25 PM FOX

The Arizona Cardinals can clinch the NFC West with a win or a tie along with a Seattle loss. They can also clinch home field throughout with a win and a Seattle and Green Bay loss. From what it looks like, this could be Jim Harbaugh’s last game as 49ers head coach.

St. Louis at Seattle (-12.5, 41) 4:25 PM FOX

Seattle can clinch the #1 seed in the NFC with a win. I’m sure they won’t need any more motivation, but St. Louis comes to town, a team that beat them back in week 7, 28-26.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (-3.5, 48) 8:30 PM NBC

How fitting is it to have what is possibly the most competitive division being decided in the last game of the regular season? The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to clinch the AFC North with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals. If the Bengals win, they will clinch the North, but can also clinch the #2 seed with a Denver loss. These two teams met back on December 7th, with the Steelers winning 42-21.


2014 NCAA College Football Bowl Breakdown

December 19th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

The 2014 bowl season is upon us, we’ll take a quick look at the bowl matchups and odds, this breakdown will be updated periodically throughout the bowl season. Lines courtesy of JustBet, all times Eastern. Best of luck and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Bankroll Sports!

Saturday, December 20th

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl    

Nevada (-2, 63.5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 11 a.m. ESPN

The 7-5 Nevada Wolfpack take on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns in the New Orleans bowl to kick off the 2014-2015 bowl season. The Wolfpack come in with a 7-5 record winning 3 out of their last 5, while the Ragin Cajuns boast an 8-4 mark. Louisiana-Lafayette is undefeated in bowls with a 3-0 record in postseason play.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl     

UTEP vs. Utah State (-10, 44) 2:20 p.m. ESPN

The 9-4 Utah State Aggies make their fourth consecutive bowl appearance when they take on the UTEP Miners from University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These Miners will be familiar to their surroundings however, picking up their first win of the season in this stadium over New Mexico.

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl         

Colorado St. vs. #22 Utah (-2.5, 57.5) 3:30 p.m. ABC

The Utah Utes, one of the more physical teams in the PAC-12 will take on the Colorado State Rams in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Utes have quite a few impressive victories on their resume, and the Rams will be without head coach Jim McElwain, who bolted for Florida.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl   

Western Michigan vs. Air Force (+2, 58) 5:45 p.m. ESPN

The 8-4 Western Michigan Broncos out of the MAC will look to finally get a bowl win against the triple option attack of Air Force, who have 10 bowl wins in their program’s history. The Broncos have been to five bowls in their history and have come up short in every appearance.

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Bowling Green vs. South Alabama (-2.5, 53.5) 9:15 p.m. ESPN

Bowling Green is coming off a loss to Northern Illinois in the MAC championship game. They’ll sure get a max effort from a South Alabama, who hasn’t made a postseason appearance since 2009.

Monday, December 22nd

Miami Beach Bowl

BYU vs. Memphis (-2, 56) 2 p.m. ESPN

The 8-4 BYU Cougars take on the 9-3 Memphis Tigers in the Miami Beach Bowl from Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The Cougars season was derailed after a season-ending injury to Taysom Hill, but rebounded nicely with a 4 game win streak to finish out the regular season. The Memphis Tigers improved greatly this season, and finished the season with 6 straight wins.

Tuesday, December 23rd     

Boca Raton Bowl

Marshall (-10, 67) vs. Northern Illinois 6 p.m. ESPN

The Conference USA champion Marshall Thundering Herd will take on the MAC Champion Northern Illinois

San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl

Navy (+2.5, 53.5) vs. San Diego State 9:30 p.m. ESPN

The San Diego State Aztecs will look to make it 7 straight wins over a service academy when they take on the Navy Midshipmen, who have won 4 out of their last 5.

 

Wednesday, December 24th

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Western Kentucky (-3, 67) vs. Central Michigan 12 p.m. ESPN

Western Kentucky became bowl eligible by winning the final 4 games down the stretch, including an upset win over Marshall. They’ll take on Central Michigan, who finished 4th in the MAC West.

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Rice (-2, 59.5) vs. Fresno State 8 p.m. ESPN

The Rice Owls closed the regular season on a sour note, being beat down by Louisiana Tech 76-31. They’ll take on Fresno State, who will look to do better than last years bowl performance, being beaten soundly by USC in the Las Vegas Bowl.

 

Friday, December 26th

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech (-6, 58) 1 p.m. ESPN

Louisiana Tech is coming off a 26-23 loss to Marshall in the Conference USA game. They’ll take on Illinois, who got two big wins at the end of the season over Penn State and Northwestern to become bowl eligible.

Quick Lane Bowl      

Rutgers vs. North Carolina (-3, 67) 4:30 p.m. ESPN

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are in a bowl in their first year in the Big Ten. They’ll take on the North Carolina Tar Heels, who finished 3rd in the ACC Coastal division.

BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl

NC State vs. UCF (-2, 49) 8 p.m. ESPN

The NC State Wolfpack ended their season on a solid note dominating intrastate rival North Carolina 35-7. They’ll look to get a bowl win against Central Florida, who defeated East Carolina in the AAC Conference championship.

 

December 27th

Military Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati (-2.5, 51) 1 p.m. ESPN

The Virginia Tech Hokies out of the ACC take on the Cincinnati Bearcats out of the AAC. This will be the 22nd consecutive bowl appearance for the Hokies, who will have their hands full against a Bearcats squad that has won 7 straight games.

Hyundai Sun Bowl     

Duke vs. Arizona State (-7.5, 65) 2 p.m. CBS

In what could be one of the more intriguing matchups of the bowl season, the Duke Blue Devils take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Sun Devils were in the national championship hunt before falling to Oregon State. The Blue Devils have now been in consecutive bowl games for the first time in the schools history.

Duck Commander Independence Bowl    

Miami (Fl.) (-3.5, 61) vs. South Carolina 3:30 p.m. ABC

The Miami Hurricanes have gave fans a glimpse into what could be a promising future with freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya. The Gamecocks have had a disappionting season and will look to avoid the first losing season with Steve Spurrier at the helm.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl        

Boston College (-2.5, 40) vs. Penn State 4:30 p.m. ESPN

If you like tough hardnosed football, then you’re in for a treat when Boston College and Penn State lock horns in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl from Yankee Stadium. These two teams last met in 2004, with Eagles winning 21-7..

National University Holiday Bowl   

Nebraska vs. USC (-7.5, 62) 8 p.m. ESPN

The Nebraska Cornuhuskers will be without now former head coach Bo Pelini, who was fired after the regular season. They’ll take on a USC squad who was last seen getting demolished by UCLA, and will be looking to end the season on a positive note in Steve Sarkisian’s first year as head coach.

 

December 29 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

West Virginia (-3.5, 67) vs. Texas A&M 2 p.m. ESPN

Two of the bigger surprises will meet in Nashville for the Autozone Liberty Bowl. The Mountaineers were a pleasant surprise at 7-5, while Texas A&M was a big disappointment finishing 7-5. West Virginia will be looking to cap off a nice bounceback season after going 4-8 in 2013.

Russell Athletic Bowl

Clemson vs. Oklahoma (-3.5, 52.5) 5:30 p.m. ESPN

The Clemson Tigers take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Sooners had asomewhat disappointing regular season ending with a loss to rival Oklahoma State. Clemson will be playing without the direction of offensive coordinator Chad Morris, who left for the SMU head coaching position.

AdvoCare Texas Bowl          

Texas vs. Arkansas (-6, 44.5) 9 p.m. ESPN

Texas will look to get their first bowl win for head coach Charlie Strong against an Arkansas team that played really strong down the stretch with wins over Ole Miss and LSU.

 

December 30  

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Notre Dame vs. LSU (-7.5, 52.5) 3 p.m.       ESPN

The Notre Dame fighting Irish struggled down the stretch losing their last 4 games. They’ll try to right the ship against a young LSU team that definitely improved throughout the year.

Belk Bowl

Louisville vs. Georgia (-7, 56.5) 6:30 p.m. ESPN

The Belk Bowl will be quite the intriguing matchup with Louisville’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham going against his former team in Georgia. Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino isn’t the most popular guy in Georgia either.

Foster Farms Bowl

Maryland vs. Stanford (-14, 48) 10 p.m. ESPN

The Maryland Terrapins have had their fair share of struggles against physical teams. They’ll definitely be up against it when they take on Stanford, who will be playing in a non-BCS bowl for the first time in 4 seasons.

 

December 31

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl   

Ole Miss vs. TCU (-3, 56.5) 12:30 p.m. ESPN

The Ole Miss Rebels will take on the TCU Horned Frogs in a matchup of a top ranked defense against a top ranked offense. TCU might feel a little slighted after being pushed out of the national championship playoff and might be in an angry mood.

Vizio Fiesta Bowl      

Boise State vs. Arizona (-3, 68) 4 p.m. ESPN

The Boise State will look to continue their success in the Fiesta Bowl, where they are 2-0 all time. They’ll take on the Arizona Wildcats, who are coming off a loss to Oregon in the PAC-12 championship.

Capital One Orange Bowl    

Mississippi State (-7.5, 61.5) vs. Georgia Tech 8 p.m. ESPN

The Mississippi State Bulldogs certainly have had a lot of success this season being ranked in the top 5 for a better part of the season. They’ll take on the triple-option attack of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who took Florida State to the limit in the ACC championship game.

 

January 1

Outback Bowl

Wisconsin vs. Auburn (-7, 63.5) 12 p.m. ESPN2

Two of the top rushing attacks will take the field in the Outback Bowl when Melvin Gordon and the Wisconsin Badgers take on Nick Marshall and the Auburn Tigers. Wisconsin will most certainly want to bounce back after being pummeled by Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl         

Michigan State vs. Baylor (-2.5, 71.5) 12:30 p.m. ESPN

The Michigan State Spartans will look to slow down the Baylor Bears in the Cotton Bowl from Dallas, Texas. Baylor will look to improve on last years bowl performance, an upset loss to Central Florida.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl      

Minnesota vs. Missouri (-5, 47.5) 1 p.m. ABC

The Minnesota Golden Gophers out of the Big Ten take on the Missouri Tigers out of the SEC in a mathcup of two of the more surprising success stories this season.

Rose Bowl Game      

Oregon (-9, 58.5) vs. Florida State 5 p.m. ESPN

The first National Championship Semifinal will feature the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles taking on the PAC-12 champion Oregon Ducks. It will feature the last 2 Heisman Trohy winners Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Alabama (-9, 58.5) vs. Ohio State 8:30 p.m. ESPN

The second national championship semifinal will pit two old rivals in Nick Saban and Urban Meyer as the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Crimson Tide have been the #1 team in the nation since their win over Mississippi State. Ohio State leaped into the national championship playoff picture with their dominant win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship.

 

January 2

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Pittsburgh (-3, 53.5) vs. Houston 12:00 p.m. ESPN

The Pitt Panthers will be without head coach paul Chryst who left for Wisconsin and Houston will be without their head coach Tony Levine, who was fired at the end of the season.

TaxSlayer Bowl       

Iowa vs. Tennessee (-3.5, 51.5) 3:20 p.m. ESPN

The Tennessee Volunteers showed signs of promise towards the end of the season and will look to get their first bowl win since 2007 against Iowa. Iowa closed the regular season on a sour note losing at home to Nebraska.

Valero Alamo Bowl   

Kansas State vs. UCLA (-1.5, 59) 6:45 p.m. ESPN

Kansas State was a surprise this season in the Big 12 while UCLA was one of the bigger disappointments after being talked about being a potential title contender.

Cactus Bowl

Oklahoma St. vs. Washington (-5.5, 56.5) 10:15 p.m. ESPN

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have had a down year but ended the regular season on a positive note with a win over Oklahoma. They’ll take on the Washington Huskies, who will be playing in their first bowl under head coach Chris Peterson.

 

January 3th   

Birmingham Bowl

Florida (-6.5, 56) vs. East Carolina 1 p.m. ESPN2

East Carolina was ranked in the top 25 for a better part of the season before falling to Temple and Cincinnati. They’ll take on Florida, who will be without the now former head coach Will Muschamp, who was fired and is now the defensive coordinator at Auburn.

 

January 4th   

Go Daddy Bowl

Toledo (-4, 67) vs. Arkansas State 9:00 p.m. ESPN

The Toledo Rockets out of the MAC will take on The Arkansas State Red Wolves out of the Sun Belt in the Go Daddy Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The scoreboard operator might be busy as both teams are averaging almost 500 yards of total offense per game.

January 12th 

College Football Championship Game

Teams TBD 8:30 p.m. ESPN

 

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2014 NFL Week 16 Odds – Week 16 Lines Breakdown

December 18th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

The 2014 NFL regular season is winding down but the playoff race is heating up! We’ll take a look at the matchups and lines (courtesy of JustBet) for week 16. All times eastern.

Thursday, December 18th

Tennessee at Jacksonville (-3, 40) 8:25 PM NFL

Both 2 win teams in the AFC South will meet on Thursday to kick off week 16 on the 2014 NFL season. These two teams met in October, with the Titans squeaking out a 2 point win in Nashville.

Saturday, December 20th

Philadelphia (-7.5, 50) at Washington 4:30 PM NFL

The Eagles will look to keep their playoff and divisional hopes alive when they take on the Washington Redskins. Robert Griffin III will get the start for Washington, who lost by 3 in Philadelphia back in late September.

San Diego at San Francisco (NL) 8:25 PM CBS

The San Diego Chargers can’t afford another loss if they want a shot at the playoffs. They’ll travel north to take on the struggling San Francisco 49ers, who sit at 7-7 and were eliminated from playoff contention last Sunday in a 17-7 loss to Seattle.

Sunday, December 21st

Minnesota at Miami (-6.5, 42) 1:00 PM FOX

The Miami Dolphins at 7-7 are still alive for an AFC wildcard, but they have little room for error. They’ll take on the 6-8 Minnesota Vikings, who took Detroit to the limit last Sunday in a 16-14 loss.

Baltimore (-5.5, 41) at Houston 1:00 PM CBS

The Baltimore Ravens are still in the playoff hunt and currently own the #6 seed. They took care of business last Sunday against Jacksonville. They’ll face a hungry Houston teams with slim playoff hopes and are very thin at the quarterback position.

Detroit (-7, 46) at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX

The Detroit Lions are currently 1st in the NFC North and control their own destiny. They’ll take on a Chicago Bears squad that was once again embarrassed on national TV, losing to New Orleans on Monday night football.

Cleveland at Carolina (NL) 1:00 PM CBS

The 7-7 Cleveland Browns playoff chances are slim, but they’re sticking with Johnny Manziel after his less than stellar debut last Sunday. They’ll take on the 5-8-1 Carolina Panthers, who are still alive in the putrid NFC South.

Atlanta at New Orleans (-6, 55.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The Atlanta Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints with the control of the NFC South division on the line. The Falcons defeated the Saints in week 1 this season, 37-34.

Green Bay (-10.5, 48.5) at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX

The Green Bay Packers will look to get back on the winning track when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Should the Packers win this week, next weekend’s game against Detroit could be a winner take all scenario in the NFC North.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh (-3, 46.5) 1:00 PM CBS

Despite losing 3 out of their last 5 games, the 8-6 Kansas City Chiefs are still alive for an AFC Wildcard spot. They’ll take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, who at 9-5 own the 5th wildcard spot in the AFC.

New England (-10, 47.5) at NY Jets 1:00 PM CBS

The New England Patriots will look to keep a grip on the top seed when they take on the division rival New York Jets. The Patriots defeated the Jets in a tightly contested affair 27-25 back in October.

NY Giants at St. Louis (-5, 43.5) 4:05 PM FOX

The New York Giants are trying to end their season on winning run, and have won 2 games in a row. They’ll take on the St. Louis Rams, who were eliminated from playoff contention in a loss to Arizona last Thursday.

Buffalo (-5.5, 39) at Oakland 4:25 PM CBS

The Oakland Raiders came back down to earth once again after winning in week 14, getting beaten in Kansas City 31-13. They’ll take on the Buffalo Bills, who are alive for a playoff berth and coming off an upset over Green Bay.

Indianapolis at Dallas (-3, 56) 4:25 PM CBS

The Dallas Cowboys have little room for error and they’ll look to stay atop the NFC East when they take on the Indianapolis Colts, who clinched the AFC South last Sunday with a win over Houston.

Seattle (-7.5, 36.5) at Arizona 8:30 PM NBC

The Seattle Seahawks will look to take sole possession of 1st place in the NFC West when they travel to Arizona to take on the 11-3 Cardinals. Last weekend’s win over St. Louis was costly, as they lost QB Drew Stanton for at least a week with a knee injury.

Monday, December 22nd

Denver (-3, 47.5) at Cincinnati 8:30 PM ESPN

Monday night football will have the AFC West Champion Denver Broncos taking on the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals in a contest with huge playoff ramifications. The Benglas haven’t had much success in primetime this season, so it will be interesting to see which Bengals team shows up for this one.


2014 NFL Week 15 Odds – Week 15 Lines Breakdown

December 10th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 15 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook. All times Eastern.

Thursday, December 11th

Arizona (-4, 40.5) at St. Louis 8:25 PM NFL Network

The Arizona Cardinals broke their two game losing skid last Sunday with a 17-14 win over Kansas City. They’ll travel to St. Louis to take on a Rams team that has won 3 out their last 4 games and are playing their best football of the season.

Sunday, December 14th

Pittsburgh (-2, 55) at Atlanta 1:00 PM CBS

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like the team we saw in mid-season last Sunday when they destroyed the Bengals 42-21. They’ll take on an Atlanta squad that is still in the hunt in the NFC South.

Washington at NY Giants (-6.5, 46) 1:00 PM FOX

Two of the bottom teams in the NFC East, or NFC for that matter will meet when the 3-10 New York Giants take on the 2-11 Washington Redskins. There is no word yet on who will start at quarterback for Washington. New York finally broke back into the win column last weekend with a victory over Tennessee.

Miami at New England (-7.5, 47.5) 1:00 PM CBS

The 10-3 New England Patriots will look to clinch the AFC East when they take on the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins won the season’s first meeting in Miami back in week one, 33-20.

Oakland at Kansas City (-10, 41.5)1:00 PM CBS

Payback might be in order when the Oakland Raiders take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Some may remember the Raiders upset victory over the Chiefs back in week 12, which was the first of a 3 game losing streak for Kansas City.

Houston at Indianapolis (-6.5, 49.5) 1:00 PM CBS

The Indianapolis Colts will look to clinch the AFC South when the division rival Houston Texans. The Colts defeated the Texans back in week 8 in a Thursday night barnburner.

Jacksonville at Baltimore (-14, 45) 1:00 PM CBS

The Baltimore Ravens got a big 28-13 win over Miami last Sunday, they’ll look to continue their push for a postseason berth when they take on the 2-11 Jacksonville Jaguars.

Green Bay (-4, 50) at Buffalo 1:00 PM FOX

The Green Bay Packers will look to continue their impressive run when they head to upstate New York to take on the Buffalo Bills. The Packers are coming off a 43-37 win on Monday night. The Bills are currently 7-6 and coming off a 24-17 loss at Denver.

Tampa Bay at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX

The Carolina Panthers finally snapped their 6 game losing streak when they went to the Superdome and laid the smackdown on the Saints 41-10. The 4-8-1 Panthers are back in contention in the NFC South after the Monday night loss by the Falcons. Derek Anderson will make the start for Cam Newton, who was in an automobile accident on Tuesday.

Cincinnati at Cleveland (-1, 43.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to avenge their 24-7 home loss to Cleveland back in early November. They’ll also be looking to spoil the first NFL start for Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel, who was named the starter this week replacing Brian Hoyer.

NY Jets (-2, 42.5) at Tennessee 4:05 PM CBS

In what could be the least watched game of week 15, the 2-11 New York Jets take on the 2-11 Tennessee Titans in a matchup of two teams that should be jockeying for draft position.

Denver (-4, 50.5) at San Diego 4:05 PM CBS

The 10-3 Denver Broncos can clinch the AFC West this Sunday with a win, but it won’t come easy as they’ll travel to San Diego to take on the 8-5 Chargers. This one could be a lot closer than the 35-21 result back in late October.

Minnesota at Detroit (-8, 42.5) 4:25 PM FOX

The 9-4 Detroit Lions will look to keep pace in the NFC North when they host the 6-7 Minnesota Vikings. Should the Lions win thew next two games, they will meet the Packers in week 17 for the NFC North division crown.

San Francisco at Seattle (-10, 37.5) 4:25 PM FOX

One of the biggest rivalries will be on tap for America’s game of the week on Fox when the surging Seattle Seahawks take on the struggling San Francisco 49ers in an NFC West tilt. The Seahawks took it to the 49ers on Thanksgiving night, winning in convincing fashion 19-3.

Dallas at Philadelphia (-3, 55) 8:30 PM NBC

The NFC East division lead will be at stake when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Eagles embarrassed the Cowboys just two weeks ago on Thanksgiving, winning in Dallas 33-10.

Monday, December 15th

 New Orleans (-3, 54) at Chicago 8:30 PM ESPN

Two 5-8 teams take the field on Monday night as the New Orleans Saints will look to keep pace in the NFC South when they take on the disappointing Chicago Bears. The Saints have lost four of their last five games, while the Bears have lost two of their last five.


2014 NCAA Week 15 Line Breakdown

December 3rd, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Conference championship weekend of the 2014 college football season is upon us. Here are some of the marquee matchups and the lines for the upcoming weekend of action, courtesy of JustBet Sportsbook. All NCAA football bettors and sports fans will get their fill of quality action this weekend as there are quite a few interesting matchups on tap in the SEC, and PAC-12, and Big Ten conferences. All times Eastern.

Thursday, December 4th

UCF (-7, 54.5) at East Carolina 7:30 PM ESPN

The Central Florida Knights take on the East Carolina Pirates to kick off week 15 in an American Athletic Conference tilt. These two schools last met in 2012, with UCF picking up a 40-20 victory.

Friday, December 5th

#7  Arizona vs. #2 Oregon (-14.5, 73) 9:00 PM FOX Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

The Oregon Ducks will take on the Arizona Wildcats and will be looking to avenge a 31-28 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats back in September. The Ducks have lost 2 straight to Arizona, and should they win on Friday, they will have their spot in the national championship playoff solidified.

Saturday, December 6th

Iowa State at #3 TCU (-34, 68) 12:00 PM ABC

The #3 ranked TCU Horned Frogs moved up significantly in the playoff rankings, and should they win in Ames on Saturday, and win impressively, they should be in the playoff. Baylor’s performance against Kansas State could also impact the outcome as well.

Louisiana Tech at No. 24 Marshall (-11.5, 68.5) 12:00 PM ESPN2

The Marshall Thundering Herd had their perfect season spoiled last Saturday losing to Western Kentucky in a 77-76 shootout. They’ll have to regain focus quickly as they have a Louisiana Tech team coming into Huntington that’s clicking on all cylinders.

# 1 Alabama (-14.5, 48.5) vs. #17 Missouri 4:00 PM CBS Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Missouri Tigers meet in the Georgia Dome for the SEC conference title. The Tide are coming off a huge 55-44 come from behind win over Auburn. Missouri is coming off a 21-14 win over Arkansas, and are making their second straight SEC championship game appearance.

#9 Kansas State at #6 Baylor (-8, 66) 7:45 PM ESPN

The #6 ranked Baylor Bears will take on the Kansas State Wildcats in their regular season finale. The Bears will be looking to make their case for a national championship playoff spot, while Kansas State will be looking to spoil Baylor’s chances at a share of the Big 12 championship.

No. 3 Florida State (NL) vs. No. 16 Georgia Tech* 8:00 PM ABC Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

The Florida State Seminoles dropped a spot to #4 in the national championship playoff rankings. They’ll look to clinch their second straight ACC title against a surging Georgia Tech squad that has won 5 straight, including a win over Georgia last Saturday.

#14 Wisconsin (-4.5, 52.5) vs. #6 Ohio State 8:17 PM FOX Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to win the Big Ten Conference championship without the services of JT Barrett, who was lost for the season with an ankle injury suffered in the win over rival Michigan. Sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones will get the start for the Buckeyes against a Wisconsin team that has won 7 straight games since an upset loss to Northwestern back in early October.


2014 NFL Week 14 Odds – Week 14 Lines Breakdown

December 3rd, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 12 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook. All times Eastern.

Thursday, December 7th

Dallas (-3.5, 51.5) at Chicago 8:25 PM NFL Network

The Dallas Cowboys will look to rebound from their 33-10 Thanksgiving Day loss to Philadelphia when they take on the struggling Chicago Bears, who were also dismantled on Thanksgiving Day by Detroit.

Sunday, December 7th

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (-3, 47) 1:00 PM CBS

The 7-5 Pittsburgh Steelers take on the 8-3-1 Cincinnati Bengals in a key AFC North matchup. The Steelers are coming off a 35-32 home loss to New Orleans, while the Bengals won their third straight road game last Sunday, 14-13 over Tampa Bay.

St. Louis (-2.5, 44.5) at Washington 1:00 PM FOX

The two teams involved in the notable RG III trade will meet in the nation’s capital. The Rams are coming off a 52-0 blowout win over Oakland, while Washington was blown out 49-27 in Indianapolis. Strangely enough it will be Colt McCoy starting for Washington.

NY Giants (-1, 46) at Tennessee 1:00 PM FOX

Two struggling teams will meet in Nashville as the 2-9 New York Giants take on the 2-9 Tennessee Titans. The Giants blew a 21 point lead losing to Jacksonville last Sunday, while Tennessee was rocked by Houston 45-21.

Carolina at New Orleans (-10, 49.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The 5-8 New Orleans Saints will look to take control in the putrid NFC South when they host the Carolina Panthers, who have lost 6 games in a row.

NY Jets at Minnesota (-6, 40) 1:00 PM CBS

The Jets continued their losing ways last Monday night losing to Miami 16-13. They’ll try to break their losing skid when they travel to Minnesota to take on the 5-7 Vikings.

Baltimore at Miami (-3, 45.5) 1:00 PM CBS

Two teams in the AFC wildcard hunt will meet in South Florida when the 7-5 Miami Dolphins host the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens, who suffered a setback at home losing to San Diego 34-33.

Indianapolis (-3.5, 49.5) at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS

It was announced that Brian Hoyer will get the start at quarterback for 7-5 Cleveland, but either way they’ll be up against it when they take on the high octane offense of the Indianapolis Colts, who have won 3 of their last 4.

Tampa Bay at Detroit (-10, 41.5) 1:00 PM FOX

The 8-4 Detroit Lions will look to keep pace in the NFC North when they host the 2-10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lost at home last Sunday 14-13 to Cincinnati.

Houston (-5, 42.5) at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS

The Houston Texans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC South tilt. Jacksonville picked up their second win of the season defeating New York 25-24, while Houston dominated Tennessee 45-24.

Buffalo at Denver (-9.5, 47.5) 4:05 PM CBS

The 7-5 Buffalo Bills, winners of 2 in a row, will travel to Denver to take on the 9-3 Broncos. It should be interesting to see how the Broncos’ offensive line will handle the league’s best pass rush.

Kansas City at Arizona (PK, 40.5) 4:05 PM CBS

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost 2 straight and they’ll have a tough time breaking their skid when they take on the 9-3 Arizona Cardinals, who have suddenly lost 2 straight as well. Jamal Charles will have a rough go of it against one of the league’s best run defenses.

Seattle at Philadelphia (-1, 48.5) 4:25 PM FOX

In what could be the marquee matchup in week 14, the Seattle Seahawks and their smothering defense take on the high octane offense of the Philadelphia Eagles. Strange as it may seem, but the Eagles, not the Seahawks have the better pass rush this season.

San Francisco (-8, 41) at Oakland 4:25 PM FOX

Amid rumors of his coaching future, Jim Harbaugh will lead the San Francisco 49ers into Oakland to take on the 1-11 Oakland Raiders in the battle of the bay area.

New England (-3, 51) at San Diego 8:30 PM NBC

New England will look to rebound off their first loss since late September when they take on the surging San Diego Chargers. New England lost at Green Bay 26-21 last Sunday, while San Diego got a come from behind win at Baltimore 34-33.

Monday, September 8th

Atlanta at Green Bay (-12.5, 55) 8:30 PM ESPN

The Green Bay Packers, fresh off a 26-21 victory over New England, will look to keep things rolling when they host the Atlanta Falcons for Monday Night Football. The Falcons are coming off a big win over Arizona, keeping pace with New Orleans in the NFC South.


2014 NFL Week 12 Odds – Week 12 Lines Breakdown

November 20th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 12 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook. All times Eastern.

Thursday, November 20th

Kansas City (-7, 42.5) at Oakland 8:25 PM NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs, fresh off their 24-20 win over Seattle, will head to the Black Hole to take on the league’s only winless team, the Oakland Raiders.

Sunday, November 23rd

Detroit at New England (-6.5, 47) 1:00 PM FOX

The New England Patriots will put their 6 game winning streak on the line when they take on the 7-3 Detroit Lions. Detroit’s stout defense will be put to the test taking on a Patriot team that has scored 40 or more points in 3 straight contests.

Cleveland at Atlanta (-3, 47) 1:00 PM CBS

The Cleveland Browns will look to rebound off a 23-7 home loss to Houston when they take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are suddenly leading the NFC South with a 4-6 record. Yes…4-6.

Tennessee at Philadelphia (-11, 48.5) 1:00 PM CBS

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to rebound off a 33 point loss to Green Bay when they host the 2-8 Tennessee Titans. The Titans are coming off a 27-24 home loss to Pittsburgh last Monday night

Green Bay (-9, 48.5) at Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX

The Green Bay Packers will look to keep it rolling when they travel to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North battle. The Packers have scored over 50 points in 2 straight games and are coming off a 53-20 win over Philadelphia.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis (-13.5, 50.5) 1:00 PM CBS

The Jacksonville Jaguars, fresh off their bye week will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to take on the AFC South division leading Indianapolis Colts, who are coming off a 42–20 loss to New England last Sunday night.

Cincinnati at Houston (-1, 43.5) 1:00 PM CBS

The Houston Texans, behind new starter Ryan Mallett pulled off a 23–7 mild upset over Cleveland last Sunday. They look to make it two in a row when they host a Cincinnati Bengals team that won in New Orleans last Sunday 27–7.

NY Jets at Buffalo (-4.5, 39) 1:00 PM CBS

The New York Jets travel to upstate New York to take on the Buffalo Bills and in an AFC East contest. The 2–8 Jets are coming off their bye week while Buffalo is coming off a 22–7 loss at Miami. The Jets might be looking for revenge after a 43-23 loss to Buffalo in late October.

Tampa Bay at Chicago (-5.5, 46) 1:00 PM FOX

Two struggling teams coming off rare wins meet at Soldier Field in Chicago when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Chicago Bears. Both teams got in the win column last week, with Chicago defeating Minnesota 21-13, and Tampa downing Washington 27-7.

Arizona at Seattle (-6.5, 41.5) 4:05 PM FOX

The 9-1 Arizona Cardinals will head to Seattle to take on their division rival Seahawks in a key NFC West tilt. The Cardinals were the only team to defeat the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field last season.

St. Louis at San Diego (-5, 43.5) 4:05 PM FOX

The St. Louis Rams will look to defeat a second straight AFC West team after upsetting Denver when they take on the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers won in ugly fashion last Sunday over Oakland 13-6.

Miami at Denver (-7, 48.5) 4:25 PM CBS

The Denver Broncos have suddenly found themselves losing 2 out of their last 3 games and will look to get back on track when they take on the Miami Dolphins. The Broncos lost at St. Louis 22-7 last Sunday, while the Dolphins finally got a win over the Buffalo Bills, 22-9.

Washington at San Francisco (-9, 44) 4:25 PM CBS

Two teams going in different directions meet when the struggling Washington Redskins take on the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have won 2 in a row, while Washington has lost 2 in a row, recently being beaten soundly at home by Tampa Bay, 27-7.

Dallas (-3, 47.5) at NY Giants 8:30 PM NBC

The Dallas Cowboys, fresh off their bye week, will travel to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ to take on the struggling New York Giants. The Giants are coming off a 16-10 loss against San Francisco, as Eli Manning threw 5 interceptions.

Monday, November 24th

Baltimore at New Orleans (-3, 50) 8:30 PM ESPN

New Orleans will look to avoid their third straight home loss when they host the Baltimore Ravens, who are coming off their bye week. New Orleans lost 27-10 to Cincinnati on Sunday and was as high as 8 point favorites.

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