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2014 NFL Week 17 Odds – Week 17 Lines Breakdown

December 26th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in General Handicapping, NFL Football   Comments Off on 2014 NFL Week 17 Odds – Week 17 Lines Breakdown

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 NFL Week 5 Odds – Week 5 Lines Breakdown

October 1st, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2014 NFL Week 5 Odds – Week 5 Lines Breakdown

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 5 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook.

Thursday, October 2nd

Minnesota at Green Bay (-9, 47.5) 8:25 PM (EST) CBS/NFL Network

The Minnesota Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North matchup from Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s first start. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay media to relax last week, and for good reason. The Packers destroyed the Chicago Bears in Soldier Field 38-17.

Sunday, October 5th

Chicago at Carolina (-3, 46.5) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Chicago Bears will look to rebound from a 21 point home loss when they travel to Charlotte, NC to take on the Carolina Panthers. Both teams stand at 2-2, with Carolina losing to straight to AFC North teams Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Cleveland (NL) at Tennessee 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Cleveland Browns are coming off the bye week and will travel to Nashville to take on the 1-3 Titans. After an impressive win in week 1, the Titans have dropped 3 straight, losing by an average 23 points per game.

St. Louis at Philadelphia (-7, 47.5) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered their first loss of the season last Sunday at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. They’ll look to get back on track against the 1-3 St. Louis Rams, who had their bye week last weekend.

Atlanta at NY Giants (-4, 50) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

Eli Manning and the New York Giants offense looked to be clicking last Thursday night.

The Atlanta Falcons came back down to earth in week 4 after their 56 point performance against Tampa Bay. The Falcons were defeated 41-28 by the Minnesota Vikings. The New York Giants were pretty impressive in their 45-14 victory on the road against the Washington Redskins.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans (-10, 48.5) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The New Orleans Saints have turned a lot of heads for the wrong reasons. The Saints are currently 1-3, and were blown out at home last Sunday night against Dallas 38-17. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first game of the year behind quarterback Mike Glennon, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24.

Houston at Dallas (-6, 47) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Dallas Cowboys host the Houston Texans in a matchup of 3-1 teams in the Lone Star State. Dallas is coming off a stellar effort on Sunday night football, while the Texans got a win over Buffalo 23-17.

Buffalo at Detroit (-7, 44) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Detroit Lions return home after a road win over the New York Jets and will host the Buffalo Bills. The Bills made some headlines this week, promoting Kyle Orton to starting quarterback.

Baltimore at Indianapolis (-3, 48) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Indianapolis Colts take on the Baltimore Ravens in what could be the better matchups in week 5. The Colts took care of business last Sunday 41-17, while Baltimore was also impressive defeating Carolina 38-10.

Pittsburgh (-6.5, 46.5) at Jacksonville 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to rebound from their home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Luckily they have the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, who are currently 0-4.

Arizona at Denver (-7, 48.5) 4:05 PM (EST) FOX

The 2-1 Denver Broncos host the 3-0 Arizona Cardinals in the marquee matchup of week 5. It will be a matchup of one of the top offenses in the NFL in Denver against one of the best defenses in Arizona.

Kansas City at San Francisco (-6.5, 44.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

Kansas City QB Alex Smith will go against his former team on Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off an impressive 41-14 victory on Monday night over New England. The 49ers got back on track with an impressive defensive performance in a 26-21 win over Philadelphia. This should be quite and interesting matchup as Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith will face his former team for the first time.

NY Jets at San Diego (-6.5, 43) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

The 1-3 New York Jets will head to the west coast to take on the 3-1 Chargers. The Chargers have been quite impressive and are considered to be a threat in the AFC, while the Jets are struggling losing 3 straight.

Cincinnati (-1.5, 46) at New England 8:30 PM (EST) NBC

It doesn’t get any easier for New England. After the Patriots were embarrassed on Monday night, they’ll face the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals, who have impressed and have one of the better defensive fronts in the league.

Monday, October 6th

Seattle (-7, 46) at Washington 8:30 PM (EST) ESPN

The Seattle Seahawks, fresh off the bye week will look to get back to their winning ways when they travel to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins. Washington will be looking to rebound from a 45-14 defeat at the hands of division rival New York.

Bye week: Oakland, Miami

2014 NFL Week 3 Odds – Week 3 Lines Breakdown

September 17th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2014 NFL Week 3 Odds – Week 3 Lines Breakdown

Listed below you will find the complete listing of all the NFL lines for all the upcoming week 3 matchups from JustBet Sportsbook.

Thursday, September 18th

Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-6.5, 45) 8:25 PM (EST) CBS/NFL Network

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. Tampa continued their disappointing start in week 2, with a second consecutive home loss to St. Louis. Atlanta didn’t fare much better, as they were dominated in Cincinnati losing 24-10 to the Bengals.

Sunday, September 21st

Oakland at New England (-15, 47) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The New England Patriots will play their home opener when they host the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots got a lift from their defense in a 30-7 win at Minnesota, while Oakland was dominated at home by Houston 24-7.

San Diego at Buffalo (-2.5, 44) 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The San Diego Chargers, fresh off their upset win over Seattle, will head to upstate New York to take on the 2-0 Buffalo Bills. The Bills won their home opener in week 2 29-10 over Miami.

Dallas at St. Louis (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Dallas Cowboys got in the win column in week 2 defeating Tennessee 26-10. They’ll try to make it 2 in a row when they head to St. Louis to take on the Rams, who won at Tampa 19-17.

Washington at Philadelphia (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

Kirk Cousins will get the start for the injured Robert Griffin III when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 2-0 Eagles. Cousins led the Redskins to a 41-10 victory over Jacksonville, while Philadelphia defeated Indianapolis 30-27 on Monday night.

Houston (-2, 42) at NY Giants 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The 2-0 Houston Texans have been impressive in their first 2 games, outscoring their opponents 47-20. They’ll take on the New York Giants, who have struggled in the first 2 weeks. The Giants lost to Arizona in week 2, 25-14.

Minnesota at New Orleans (NL) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

The Minnesota Vikings took a step back last week with a 30-7 home loss to New England. They’ll have Adrian Peterson back, but will have a big challenge when they take on the winless New Orleans Saints, who will be in desperation mode after 2 close losses.

Tennessee at Cincinnati (-7, 43.5) 1:00 PM (EST)CBS

The Tennessee Titans head to the Queen City to take on the 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals. After a big road win in Kansas City, Tennessee lost their home opener to Dallas. Cincinnati has been impressive, and they took care of business in week 2 defeating Atlanta 24-10.

Baltimore (-1, 41.5) at Cleveland 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The Baltimore Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns in what should be a great AFC North matchup. Both teams got a win in week 2, with Baltimore defeating Pittsburgh 26-6, while Cleveland shocked New Orleans 26-24.

Green Bay at Detroit (-1.5, 52) 1:00 PM (EST) FOX

In a matchup that could light up the scoreboard, the Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers in a key NFC North matchup. The Lions were manhandled by the Panthers 24-7 in week 2, while the Packers rallied from 18 points down to defeat the New York Jets 31-24.

Indianapolis (-7, 45) at Jacksonville 1:00 PM (EST) CBS

The 0-2 Indianapolis Colts take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC South contest. The Colts are certainly better than their 0-2 record would indicate, while the Jaguars winless record is warranted, being outscored 75-10 in their last 6 quarters.

San Francisco (NL) at Arizona 4:05 PM (EST) FOX

The 1-1 San Francisco 49ers take on the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals in what should be a great NFC West matchup. Arizona backup Drew Stanton led the Cardinals to a 25-14 victory in New York, while the 49ers allowed 21 4th quarter points to the Bears, losing their first regular season game in Levi’s Stadium.

Denver at Seattle (-5, 48.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

In what will be the marquee game in week 2, the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle will be looking to get back on track after a 31-20 loss at San Diego. The Broncos moved to 2-0 after a 24-17 win over Kansas City.

Kansas City at Miami (-4.5, 41.5) 4:25 PM (EST) CBS

The winless Kansas City Chiefs take on 1-1 Miami Dolphins from Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Kansas City gave Denver a run for their money, only to come up short in a 24-17 loss. The Dolphins might have beaten New England in week 1, but were dominated at Buffalo 29-10 in week 2.

Pittsburgh at Carolina (-3, 41.5) 8:30 PM (EST) NBC

The Carolina Panthers will look to go to 3-0 when they take on the 1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Panthers defense was instrumental in a 24-7 win over Detroit last Sunday, while the Steelers were dominated in a 26-6 loss to Baltimore last Thursday night.

Monday, September 22nd

Chicago at New York (A) (-1.5, 45.5) 8:30 PM (EST) ESPN               

The Chicago Bears will take on the NY Jets on Monday Night Football from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The Bears had an amazing win at San Francisco with a big 4th quarter rally to get a 28-20 win. The Jets were polar opposites in week 2, blowing an 18 point lead in Green Bay, losing to the Packers 31-24.

Free 2013 NFL Playoff Picks – Divisional Weekend Prop Bet Picks

January 11th, 2014 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on Free 2013 NFL Playoff Picks – Divisional Weekend Prop Bet Picks
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Free NFL Team Prop Picks For The Divisional Playoff Weekend

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Will a wild card team team WIN the Super Bowl?
Free Team Prop Bet Picks: YES +200

Will a wild card team team PLAY IN the Super Bowl?
Free Team Prop Bet Picks: YES +110

This prop looks There are currently 3 wildcard teams left in the playoffs and one of them is favored to get to the Conference Championship. The San Francisco 49ers are one of the hottest teams and are poised to get back to the Super Bowl. The Chargers have caught lightning in a bottle and look to be one of those teams that could make an improbable run.  The Saints are a well-coached team that is playing with a huge chip on their shoulder.

Free NFL Playoff Prop Picks For Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saints vs Seahawks (-8, 46.5) – 4:35pm ET on FOX:

Drew Brees – Total Passing Yards
Prop Bet Free Pick: Under 265.5 (-115)
I believe there is some value in this one, as it looks like the Saints are running the ball pretty well. Running the ball and sustaining drives can take the crowd out of the game, and that’s one thing the Saints will need to do to be successful.

Marshawn Lynch – Total Rushing Yards
Prop Bet Free Pick: Under 85.5 (+105)
The Saints held Philadelphia to 80 yards rushing last Saturday. The Eagles had the best rushing attack in all of the NFL last year. The Saints defense is much underrated and they are coming in with a big chip on their shoulder.

Colts vs Patriots (-7, 51) – 8:00pm ET on CBS:

Tom Brady – Total Passing yards
Free Prop Pick –  Under 270.5 (-105)
The Patriots behind LeGarrette Blount and Stevan Ridley have become a run first team behind a dominant offensive line. Brady will get his yards, but I think the running game will be a major factor in some adverse weather conditions.

T.Y. Hilton – Total Receptions
Free Prop Pick – Under 5.5 (+120)
Bill Belichick has a history of taking the biggest threat of an opposing offense out of the game. This New England defense held Jimmy Graham of the Saints without a reception.

Free NFL Playoff Prop Bet Picks For Sunday, January 12, 2014

49ers (-1, 41) vs Panthers – 1:00pm ET on FOX

Colin Kaepernick – Total Rushing yards
Prop Bet Free Pick:  Over 39.5 (-125)
With all of his pass-catching weapons, Kaepernick has at his disposal this time around, I believe it will create a lot more opportunities to take off. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him break off two or three runs of 15-20 yards.

Cam Newton – Total Passing Yards
Prop Bet Free Pick: Under 219.5 (+105)
With the emergence of Keenan Allen and the addition of Danny Woodhead, Antonio Gates’ role has somewhat diminished this season. I still think he’s one of the best offensive weapons on San Diego’s roster. It might be a little too good to be true, but I think Gates could manage to get over this number.

Chargers vs Broncos (-9, 54.5) – 4:30pm ET on CBS

Philip Rivers – Total Passing yards
Prop Bet Free Pick – Under 270.5 (-115)
The Chargers are a ball control offense, and that has definitely been the case in their two previous meetings against Denver. I would expect the Chargers to try to control the clock and have success running the ball.

Peyton Manning – Total Passing Yards
Prop Bet Free Pick – Under 325.5 (-105)
If the Chargers control the clock like they have in the two previous games, I don’t see Manning getting above 300 yards. San Diego’s defense is also playing at a very high level.

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2013 NFL Playoff Odds – Wildcard Weekend Game Lines

January 2nd, 2014 by Bankroll Sports Staff | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2013 NFL Playoff Odds – Wildcard Weekend Game Lines
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Wildcard Game Lines On Saturday, January 4, 2013

Kansas City at Indianapolis (-2.5, 46.5) 4:35 PM EST on NBC
The AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts host the Kansas City Chiefs in what will be a rematch from week 16. The Colts Indianapolis (11-5 SU, 9-6-1 ATS) upset the Chiefs 23-7 in Arrowhead Stadium, forcing 4 turnovers. Andrew Luck led the offensive charge with 241 yards passing while Donald Brown had 120 total yards and two touchdowns. Indianapolis has won three straight games while Kansas City comes in on a two game skid. Kansas City Kansas City (11–5 SU, 9–7 ATS) did rest their starters in the final regular season game losing in overtime 27-24 to Kansas City.

New Orleans at Philadelphia (-2.5, 53.5) 8:00 PM EST on NBC
Two of the higher scoring teams in the NFL will meet at Lincoln Financial field as the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles host the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles (10-6 SU, 8-7-1 ATS) are coming off a 24-22 victory over Dallas to win their division, clinching the #3 seed in the process. New Orleans (11-5, SU, 8-8 ATS) clinched the final wildcard spot with a dominant 42-17 win over TampaBay. The Saints hit a rough patch in December, and have lost three out of their last five games. Philadelphia is one of the hotter teams in the league, winning seven out their last eight.

Wildcard Weekend Odds On Sunday, January 5, 2013

San Diego at Cincinnati (-7, 46.5) 1:00 PM EST on CBS
The San Diego Chargers will have their work cut out for them when they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. These two teams met in week 13, with Cincinnati winning 17-10. The Bengals (11-5 SU, 10-5-1 ATS) have been dominant at home this year, going 8-0 at Paul Brown Stadium. What’s even more impressive is that they are also 8-0 against the spread at home as well. Cincinnati put an end to Baltimore’s playoff hopes, defeating the Ravens 34-17 last Sunday despite 3 interceptions thrown by quarterback Andy Dalton. San Diego (9-7 SU, 8-7-1 ATS) comes in to Sundays matchup off a 27-24 overtime win over Kansas City and have won five out of their last six games.

San Francisco (-2.5, 48) at Green Bay 4:30 PM EST on FOX
San Francisco will travel to Lambeau Field for the second meeting this season with the Green Bay Packers (8-7-1 SU, 6-10 ATS). The 49ers defeated the Packers 34-28 in week 1 and was one of the more entertaining contests of the season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned last Sunday after missing the previous seven games with a collarbone injury. The result was positive, as Green Bay defeated Chicago last week 33-28 to clinch the NFC North title and the #4 seed. San Francisco (12–4 SU, 10–5-1 ATS) notched their sixth win in a row defeating Arizona 23-20 last Sunday.

MNF Prop Picks: Steelers vs. Bengals Predictions 9/16/13

September 16th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on MNF Prop Picks: Steelers vs. Bengals Predictions 9/16/13
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Bengals vs. SteelersOur Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals picks are set and ready to go at Bankroll Sports, but if you’re looking for a bit of a different way to take advantage of some of the Monday Night Football prop bets, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re going to be breaking down some of the best NFL props on the board for Monday Night Football, all of which come courtesy of Diamond Sportsbook.

Ben Roethlisberger Over 1.5 Touchdown Passes (-125) – It’s going to be tough to think that Big Ben is going to be held under two touchdowns again in this one. The Steelers have to have a better offensive team than what we saw last week out of the Titans, and we think that some are going to be fooled into thinking that they are going to just be a dud of a team offensively once again this season. What we do know though, is that there really isn’t much of a way to score a touchdown on this team otherwise. Roethlisberger can throw it to a suspect group of receivers, but the team just can’t run the football. It’ll be really, really tough to get into the end zone on the ground this whole year for Pittsburgh, and as a result, Big Ben is going to have to throw at least three quarters of the touchdowns to lead this team to victories.

Ben Roethlisberger Total Over 0.5 Interceptions (-200) – It’s a steep price, but Roethlisberger is going to get picked off at least two times out of three on the road against a Cincinnati defense that forces a ton of turnovers and puts all sorts of pressure on the quarterback. The implication is that Pittsburgh is going to throw the ball at least 36 times in this game, and if that turns out to be the case, we would need a pick in 2.8% of his passes. That’s not a bad ratio as it is, and Roethlisberger should oblige with at least one ball that gets taken back by a man dressed in red and black.

Giovani Bernard Over 49.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards (-115) – This might be a bit of a donkey play, but we think that the time is coming for Bernard to take over in the backfield over RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. This is a good game to do it as well. RB Chris Johnson ran the ball a ton last week, and he ultimately didn’t get anywhere against a Pittsburgh defense that remains stout on the inside. That could give the opportunity to get Bernard in the game more often, as Green-Ellis is going to have a short leash before getting pulled. We don’t need a heck of a lot out of Bernard, and we know that he is going to be used in the passing game a bit as well. Getting to 50 yards isn’t out of the question, and it is something that could very easily happen on just seven or eight plays in the game.

Longest Touchdown of the Game Over 40.5 Yards (-115) – This is a matter of perception versus reality. The perception is there that the Steelers are going to score 10 points and 10 points only every single time they come on the field, and the perception is there that the Bengals are going to be able to hold this club down for most of the game. The reality is that the Steelers have no choice but to put the ball in the air quite a bit, and that might mean taking some shots down the field. The other reality? No one on the planet is successfully defending WR AJ Green, who can go off for a 40+ yard score at any given point.

NFL Props: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans Predictions 1/5

January 4th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on NFL Props: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans Predictions 1/5
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Texans vs. BengalsThe Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals are set to continue the 2012 NFL season, and as a part of our analysis of the Wild Card betting lines, we are taking a look at some of the best NFL props on the board for this crucial clash.

Total Sacks Over/Under 5.5: There were six sacks when these two teams played last year in the playoffs, and both teams were expert sack masters this year. The Bengals and Texans combined for 95 sacks this year, which would average out to 5.9 sacks per game. DE JJ Watt by himself could be a monster that comes up with three or four sacks. On top of that, the interior linemen for the Bengals are outstanding, and DT Geno Atkins is one of the more underrated players in all of football. QB Matt Schaub has been sacked 10 times over the course of his last three games, and if the Houston offensive line doesn’t improve, this is going to be a slam dunk of an ‘over’ bet. Over 5.5 Sacks (-120)

Andy Dalton Passing Yards Over/Under 234.5: We continue to reference last year’s playoff game because it is our best point of reference for this one. Dalton, as a rookie, threw for 257 yards in his first ever playoff game, and though he did toss three interceptions, it’s not the picks, but the yards that we’re ultimately worried about. It seems like a bit of a joke to try to bet the ‘over’ in this game, knowing that Dalton only got there once in the last seven games that he played from start to finish (forget about Week 17). Prior to that though, the Bengals’ signal caller threw for at least 235 yards six times in his first eight games. The Texans did rank 16th in the league this year, allowing 225.6 passing yards per game, which seems like it should lead to a lower scoring passing total for Dalton, but this secondary has been downright atrocious over the course of the last several weeks. The truth of the matter is that this might be the best prop play of the bunch. Andy Dalton Over 230.5 Passing Yards (-115)

Arian Foster Over/Under 96.5 Rushing Yards: Foster continues to be the workhorse of the Houston offense this year, and with the way that QB Matt Schaub has played (1 TDs in his L/4 games), there is no reason to think that Foster won’t get force fed the ball the same way that he did last year after Schaub was knocked out of the lineup and replaced with QB Matt Leinart and then QB TJ Yates. Foster is generally an awfully smooth runner, though he averaged just 4.1 yards per carry this year. He logged at least 100 rushing yards seven times this year, and we think that this is No. 8 against a Cincinnati defense that is allowing 107.2 rushing yards per game on average. Arian Foster Over 96.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

Kevin Walter Over/Under 2.5 Receptions: We really like what Walter brings to this Houston team, but the truth of the matter is that he has fallen out of favor over the course of the last few weeks. The Eastern Michigan grad has just six total receptions in his last four games, and he has only exceeded 2.5 receptions three times since Week 7. That just doesn’t cut it for us in this one. Schaub does a lot more looking to his tight ends and his H-Back than he does to his second wide receiver, and both WR Lester Jean and WR Keshawn Martin have had bigger roles in the lineup as well over the course of the last several weeks. It just doesn’t seem like Walter is going to get enough looks to get to this reception total. Kevin Walter Under 2.5 Receptions (+100)

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans NFL Props @ Diamond Sportsbook (as of 1/5/13):
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Score in the First 6:30 Minutes of the Game -120
No Score in the First 6:30 Minutes of the Game -110

Bengals Score First +115
Texans Score First -145

First Score a Touchdown -160
First Score Not a Touchdown +130

Longest Touchdown of the Game Over 41.5 Yards -115
Longest Touchdown of the Game Under 41.5 Yards -115

Longest Field Goal of the Game Over 44.5 Yards -115
Longest Field Goal of the Game Under 44.5 Yards -115

Shortest Field Goal of the Game Over 25.5 Yards -115
Shortest Field Goal of the Game Under 25.5 Yards -115

Total Field Goals Made by Both Teams Over 3.5 +100
Total Field Goals Made by Both Teams Under 3.5 -130

Total Punts by Both Teams Over 9.5 -115
Total Punts by Both Teams Under 9.5 -115

Total Sacks by Both Teams Over 5.5 -120
Total Sacks by Both Teams Under 5.5 -110

Game Will Be Decided By Exactly 3 Points +280
Game Will Not Be Decided By Exactly 3 Points -360

Defensive Or Special Teams Touchdown Scored +150
No Defensive Or Special Teams Touchdown Scored -180

Largest Lead of the Game Over 13.5 -115
Largest Lead of the Game Under 13.5 -115

Andy Dalton Completions Over 21.5 -115
Andy Dalton Completions Under 21.5 -115

Andy Dalton Longest Completion Over 37.5 Yards -115
Andy Dalton Longest Completion Under 37.5 Yards -115

Andy Dalton Passing Yards Over 234.5 -115
Andy Dalton Passing Yards Under 234.5 -115

Andy Dalton Throws an Interception -320
Andy Dalton Doesn’t Throw an Interception +240

BenJarvus Green-Ellis Rushing Yards Over 64.5 -115
BenJarvus Green-Ellis Rushing Yards Under 64.5 -115

BenJarvus Green-Ellis Scores a Touchdown +180
BenJarvus Green-Ellis Doesn’t Score a Touchdown -240

AJ Green Receptions Over 6.5 +100
AJ Green Receptions Under 6.5 -130

AJ Green Longest Reception Over 25.5 Yards -130
AJ Green Longest Reception Under 25.5 Yards +100

AJ Green Scores a Touchdown -105
AJ Green Doesn’t Score a Touchdown -125

Jermaine Gresham Receiving Yards Over 42.5 -115
Jermaine Gresham Receiving Yards Under 42.5 -115

Jermaine Gresham Scores a Touchdown +220
Jermaine Gresham Doesn’t Score a Touchdown -300

Andrew Hawkins Receiving Yards Over 40.5 -115
Andrew Hawkins Receiving Yards Under 40.5 -115

Geno Atkins Records a Sack or Half Sack -200
Geno Atkins Doesn’t Record a Sack or Hal Sack +160

Vontaze Burfict Tackles Over 8.5 -115
Vontaze Burfict Tackles Under 8.5 -115

Rey Maualuga Tackles Over 7.5 -115
Rey Maualuga Tackles Under 7.5 -115

Josh Brown Points Over 8.5 -110
Josh Brown Points Under 8.5 -120

Matt Schaub Throws a Touchdown First -260
Matt Schaub Throws an Interception First +200

Matt Schaub Completions Over 21.5 +100
Matt Schaub Completions Under 21.5 -130

Matt Schaub Longest Completion Over 35.5 Yards -115
Matt Schaub Longest Completion Under 35.5 Yards -115

Matt Schaub Passing Yards Over 240.5 -115
Matt Schaub Passing Yards Under 240.5 -115

Matt Schaub Touchdown Passes Over 1.5 +130
Matt Schaub Touchdown Passes Under 1.5 -160

Arian Foster Rushing Yards Over 96.5 -115
Arian Foster Rushing Yards Under 96.5 -115

Arian Foster Yards on First Rushing Attempt Over 3.5 -115
Arian Foster Yards on First Rushing Attempt Under 3.5 -115

Arian Foster Longest Rush Over 20.5 Yards -115
Arian Foster Longest Rush Under 20.5 Yards -115

Arian Foster Receptions Over 2.5 -120
Arian Foster Receptions Under 2.5 -110

Arian Foster Scores a First Half Touchdown +115
Arian Foster Doesn’t Score a First Half Touchdown -145

Andre Johnson Receptions Over 7.5 +105
Andre Johnson Receptions Under 75 -135

Andre Johnson Receiving Yards Over 90.5 -115
Andre Johnson Receiving Yards Under 90.5 -115

Andre Johnson Scores a Touchdown +180
Andre Johnson Doesn’t Score a Touchdown -240

Kevin Walter Receptions Over 2.5 -130
Kevin Walter Receptions Under 2.5 +100

Kevin Walter Receiving Yards Over 33.5 -115
Kevin Walter Receiving Yards Under 33.5 -115

Owen Daniels Receptions Over 3.5 -145
Owen Daniels Receptions Under 3.5 +115

Owen Daniels Receiving Yards Over 42.5 -115
Owen Daniels Receiving Yards Under 42.5 -115

Owen Daniels Scores a Touchdown +170
Owen Daniels Doesn’t Score a Touchdown -220

JJ Watt Tackles Over 4.5 -135
JJ Watt Tackles Under 4.5 +105

JJ Watt Sacks Over 1.5 +130
JJ Watt Sacks Under 1.5 -160

Kareem Jackson Intercepts a Pass +300
Kareem Jackson Doesn’t Intercept a Pass -400

Shayne Graham Points Over 8.5 -115
Shayne Graham Points Under 8.5 -115