Tag Archives: nfl picks
The battle on the NFL odds in the NFC North will be hot and heavy on Sunday afternoon at the Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions battle it out for playoff positioning.
The Vikings are really falling from grace and have been over the course of the last several weeks. They were beaten by the Seattle Seahawks last week 30-20 on the road, which knocked them to the wrong side of the playoff picture for the first time all year long.
The NFL Super Contest has passed the halfway point in the contest and the leaderboard is starting to take form with the best football handicappers rising to the top.
The NFL Super contest is the No. 1 contest to decide who the best handicapper in the entire world is. There are smart handicappers that are both professional and recreational come from all over to try their luck. Every week here at bangthebook.com we will cover a recp of the previous week with a quick look at the leaderboard and the consensus for the current week.
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 10!
The Colts and the Jaguars have had a fierce rivalry over the years, but the men that had the most impact in this series, QB Peyton Manning and RB Maurice Jones-Drew are both not playing. RB Rashad Jennings was long billed to be the next MJD, but in this chance to prove himself, he really has come up short of the mark and hasn’t reached 70 rushing yards in a game.
AFC South rivals meet up in the Sunshine State on Thursday Night Football betting action, where the Jacksonville Jaguars hope to upset the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts are actually right on the verge of the postseason this year, and the way that the schedule pans out, there is a real chance that they could get in. QB Andrew Luck is going to put together arguably the most successful year that any rookie quarterback has ever had in spite of the fact that he gives himself a C for a grade.
This season has certainly not gone as planned for Philadelphia and it appears to be getting worse by the week with a three-game losing streak heading into Monday night’s game. The Eagles 30-17 loss to Atlanta last Sunday as three-point home favorites dropped them to 3-4 straight-up and a costly 1-5-1 against the spread. The total has gone OVER in their last two games.
Head coach Andy Reid tried to fix the defense by firing his coordinator and it gave-up 30 points to the Falcons.
The Cowboys were literally inches away from sweeping the New York Giants this season, but a late touchdown was ruled out of bounds in last Sunday’s heart-breaking 29-24 loss to their NFC East rivals. The loss dropped Dallas under .500 on the year at 3-4 both straight-up and against the spread. The total has gone OVER in three of its last four games.
Minnesota comes into this matchup looking to keep pace with Chicago in the NFC North after posting a surprising 5-3 straight-up record in the first half of the regular season. It is 3-4-1 against the spread this year with the total staying UNDER in five of its last seven games.
The turnaround in fortunes has been led by a resurgent Adrian Peterson, who has successfully returned from a torn ACL to rush for a league-high 775 yards so far.
The New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers have won a bunch of Super Bowls between the two of them of late, and they are going to meet in NFL betting action in a crucial tilt on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.
The Steelers are clearly the team in need of the win the more of these two squads. Of course, in the AFC, 4-3 doesn’t look all that bad, especially with the Baltimore Ravens looking all dinged up in the AFC North.
The Denver Broncos are fresh off a huge win at home against the New Orleans Saints. The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off a bye week. Cincinnati was beaten by Pittsburgh at home two weeks ago. The Bengals have lost three straight games, and badly need a win to stay in the playoff race. Denver seems to be getting better every week, and there is no doubt that Peyton Manning is making this team far more dangerous.
If you don’t know by now, the NFL Super Contest is the biggest and best NFL handicapping contest in the world. The NFL contest is hosted by the Las Vegas Hilton and features the best football handicappers in the world picking five games every week. The handicapper that has the highest number of points by the end of the season based on winning picks will be crowned the champion.