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NFL Betting: NFL Matchups for Week 8

Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2012 NFL betting campaign covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchups for Week 8!

As badly as the 2-4 Bucs have looked at times this year, they really aren’t all that far out of the thick of the fight for the playoffs in the NFC, where seemingly no one really wants to put a chokehold on the few available slots. Minnesota is one of the teams that really could make a difference in the conference this year, as it needs perhaps just five more wins over the course of the rest of the campaign to ultimately end up in the second season in the rough and tumble NFC North

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick

The Minnesota Vikings hope to continue to be the surprising team of the NFC on the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football this week when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bucs might be just 2-4 this year, but they are showing some spunk for sure and will pick off teams like this one if they aren’t careful.

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College Football Trends To Watch in Week 9

The college football schedule and odds are out and the investigation has begun to find the best tips and tools to correctly pick a winner. When looking over the information it is important to take a quick look at the college football trends for week 9.

Here is a look at a few of the trends that are important to know heading into a big week of college football games.

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College Football Betting Strategies Week 9: Extra Rest Helps

The college football season is a long and grueling season. The players have plenty to worry about as college students to include football, school, and the social scene. With all of this to deal with it always helps a college student/athlete when they get some rest. This is also something that is critical to college football betting strategies.

Extra rest gives a team extra time to rest injuries and extra time to prepare for their upcoming opponent.

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Big 12 Football-Week 9 Handicapping Guide

Kansas State remained at the top of the Big 12 and moved to No.3 in the latest BCS rankings after blasting West Virginia, which plummeted to No.19. Oklahoma is the next highest-ranked team in the conference at No.8 followed by Texas Tech at No.14. Texas is the only other ranked Big 12 team at No.23 after both TCU and Iowa State fell out of the Top 25 with losses.

The following is a look at a couple of the top matchups this week in the Big 12 along with the opening spreads as provided by UcaBet.

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SEC Football Week 9 Handicapping Guide

Alabama continued its march to the SEC title game and possible berth in the BCS championship with another blow-out win to remain the top-ranked team in the nation. Florida is right behind the Tide at No.2 after an impressive rout of South Carolina. The Gamecocks fell all the way to No.13 in the latest BCS poll, while LSU remained at No.6 and Georgia climbed back into the top 10 at No.10. The surprising Mississippi State Bulldogs are hanging tough at No.11 and Texas A&M fell to No.20 after losing to LSU.

The following is a look at a couple of the top matchups for Week 9 in the SEC along with betting lines as provided by 5Dimes.

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College Football Week 9 Odds: Early lines to bet on now

The best part about betting college football is getting the early football odds the minute they are released. The best reason to get the odds the minute they are released is because the lines are raw they have yet to be bet on by the public and the sharp bettors.

So betting on college football the minute the lines are put out is the best way to go. There are a few games that have value for week 9 and betting on the now will provide the best value.

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New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick

Two teams that are in the gutter right now in the NFC South are going to meet in NFL betting action on Sunday, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium.

New Orleans is getting a ton of public action this week, and that’s hoping that QB Drew Brees is going to have another big time game.

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Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans Pick

The Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens battle it out for the top spot in the AFC playoff picture in what might prove to be the determining factor in which team hosts the AFC Championship Game in 2013.

The Ravens really got some big time bad news this week along their defense. They not only will be without LB Ray Lewis for the rest of the year,

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Kansas State Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers Free Pick

Kansas State comes into this huge conference showdown as the highest ranked team in the Big 12. The Wildcats are a perfect 6-0 straight-up this season and a profitable 4-1-1 against the spread. This includes an impressive 24-19 victory over then-No.6 Oklahoma in Week 4 as 15.5-point underdogs on the road. The total has gone OVER in three of their last five games.

The Wildcats continue to get it done on offense by running the ball down their opponent’s throat.

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