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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
The NFL Trends for week 8 are a good way to gauge teams and how they are progressing throughout the season. A look at the trends will show the likely scenarios for the upcoming week’s games and the probability that a team will cover or not cover the latest line.
For example, the Pittsburgh Steelers are off a big Sunday Night win against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the 2012 Steelers have been unreliable on a regular basis and the trends point that out.
Week 8 of the 2012 NFL betting campaign is about set to kick off on Thursday night, as all 32 teams continue their conquest to lift the Lombardi Trophy. Today, we take a look at our Top 10 Betting Tips, as we point out some of the most important people, teams, and trends that you’ll be hearing all about as the season continues.
You’re not going to find a team that has been more dominating against another team like the streak that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on against the Minnesota Vikings.
BetAnySports.com is back with another great set of NFL betting props for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. Join us for the Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers prop picks for this NFC duel at the HHH Metrodome.
Longest Touchdown of the Game Over 41.5 Yards (-115): It’s a risky play to make in this one, but it seems to be the play that is going to cash more often than not. We have seen WR Percy Harvin do some insane things on special teams, and we have seen defensive players like DB Ronde Barber take a pick 75 yards back for a touchdown without batting an eyelash.
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.
Chicago’s 13-6 victory over Detroit this past Monday night wrapped-up Week 7 of the NFL regular season and while the underdogs have provided a clear advantage so far when betting on the sides, the early results on the total line have been fairly even.
When looking at all the games played, 51.5 percent have gone OVER the total and 48.5 have stayed UNDER. Certain weeks have been out of balance such as Week 3 when 10 of the 16 games stayed UNDER and in Week 6 when 10 of 14 games went OVER, but for the most part the Oddsmakers have done an excellent job of keeping things even all season long.
In a battle of one-loss teams in the AFC, the Houston Texans established themselves as the ‘king of the hill’ in the conference with a convincing victory over Baltimore this past Sunday. After Houston, there is a log jam of teams fighting for position in their division as we approach the halfway point of the season.
The following is a handicapping report for the top three matchups in the AFC this week with lines provided by 5Dimes.
Injuries happen all the time in the NFL and some players play through them while other struggle to make it back to the field and eventually sit out for a long time. That happened on Sunday and the injury was very crucial to the hopes of the entire team.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were playing the Raiders and became one of the few underdogs to cover on the day but it came out a costly price.
NFL Week 7 is just about to wrap up and it is never too early to look at the lines for the NFL games they minute that they are released. The bye weeks are still in affect and there are several teams that will be on a bye in week 8 to include Buffalo, Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Houston.
However there are still plenty of games too choose from.
The last two teams of the week to kick it off on Monday Night Football betting action this week are the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. Check out some of the NFL prop bets that are available at BetDSI, as we analyze the betting lines and see which sides to play.
Mikel Leshoure Under 62.5 Rushing Yards (-115): If you can figure out how the rushing attack works for the Lions, please let us know. It seems as though RB Joique Bell has been stealing some carries of late, and we never know when RB Kevin Smith might get back in the fold as well as a third down type of back.