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The NFL Consensus report is always a valuable handicapping tool and it reveals a few teams in Week 6 that are worth a wager. The key to using the consensus report is to go against the public. The perception in football betting is that teams do not win if the public is betting on them.
So nowadays with increased technology several sites to include Bang The Book offer consensus reports showing who is getting most of the action.
The Injury report is a very valuable handicapping tool and that is why every week here at Bang The Book we focus on writing up a injury report article that covers some of the big names that are hurt heading into the next week. This report can be used in more ways than one, which is where this week’s betting strategy comes into play.
Middling a bet in football basically, means betting both sides of a game and hoping that the number falls in the best making both sides a winner.
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 6!
The name of the game here on Thursday Night Football is sticking around for the push for the playoffs in the AFC. The Titans are probably said and done with four losses already, especially knowing how many insanely difficult games are still on the docket for a team that was a second place outfit last year. Pittsburgh though, still clearly has all to play for at 2-2.
Arch rivals from the AFC are going to meet in a crucial tilt of teams that are trying to get back in the AFC playoff picture. The Pittsburgh Steelers will go on the road to take on the Tennessee Titans.
The Steelers at least looked remotely healthy for a half of football or so in last week’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. RB Rashard Mendenhall came back to the fold and gave some life to a running game that had been completed drab, while both LB James Harrison and S Troy Polamalu came back after missing games with various injuries.
The last two teams of the week to kick it off on Monday Night Football betting action this week are the New York Jets and the Houston Texans. 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.
Mark Sanchez Passing Touchdowns Under 1.5 (-180): Doesn’t it just feel like Sanchez is going to have a hard time stringing two completed passes together, let alone two completed touchdown passes?
While it is a bit too early to crown the Texans AFC champs, they have certainly been the most complete team in the conference so far with a 4-0 start both straight-up and against the spread. The total has been split 2-2 in their first four games.
Houston’s offense, led by quarterback Matt Schaub, has rolled-up 31.5 points a game behind a passing attack that is averaging 233.8 yards a game to complement a running game that is adding another 136.5 yards on the ground.
Every week in the NFL there is an upset. The league is so talented that on any given Sunday a team can beat the odds and take down a team that is supposed to be better than them. In fact, every week it seems like an upset is bound to happen.
In previous week’s big underdogs have come through with big upsets.
There are no concerns about a slow start for San Diego this season with three straight-up victories in its first four games and a 3-1 record against the spread as well. The only setback was an ugly 27-3 loss to Atlanta as three-point favorites at home, but the Chargers won their other three games by a combined 43 points.
Their offense, behind a revitalized Philip Rivers at quarterback, has been very efficient with the ball.
Peyton Manning gets a chance to face an old nemesis this Sunday afternoon with his new team. The Broncos come into this matchup at 2-2 both straight-up and against the spread after pounding Oakland 37-6 last Sunday as 6.5-point favorites at home. It was clearly Manning’s best performance this season after missing all last year recovering from neck surgery.
The key to pulling off the upset on the road clearly lies in his hands,
NFC teams that are hoping to get into the playoffs this year meet in a critical battle on Tobacco Road on Sunday, as the Carolina Panthers play host to the Seattle Seahawks.
QB Russell Wilson finds himself in a little bit of hot water this week. The truth of the matter though, is that he hasn’t played as badly as his numbers suggest, and he really hasn’t had the training wheels taken off of him by Head Coach Pete Carroll.