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Bullish on the Bolts

We’ll have to be brief today.  It has been rather hectic around here, but that is a very good thing.  Thursday’s game didn’t have the mojo for us to write about it as a strong play.  We did bet the Preds -155 and had them at 6-1 to with the Cup, but didn’t want to post an article with our lack of confidence in them before the puck dropped.  Something just didn’t feel as good as tonight’s game in Beautiful Tampa.  The Preds laid an early egg last night with Rinne giving Winnipeg a 2-0 head start on super soft goals.  Nashville couldn’t recover after the 2nd cupcake he let in the net.

Tonight’s bet on the Tampa Bay Lightning will most likely be our largest single bet game in Round 3.  Our big bet on the Bolts to seal the Bruins series was awesome.  TBL played the solid game we thought.  We expect the same type of performance by the Bolts tonight.

As Jon Cooper said recently, Game 1 with Boston was exactly what the Lightning needed as a wake-up call and it sure worked wonders.  We have been bullish on the Bolts since last Fall and have been dropping Stanley Cup bets on them when we cashed after some big wins during football season.  That being said, we pressed this bet recently after that loss to Boston.

That ass-kicking Boston put on the TBL in the 1st game of Round 2 was exactly what a quality team needs to propel them into the Stanley Cup Finals.  That series was over after Tampa crushed the Bruins in Game 3 to take back Home Ice.  Tampa won’t lose Home Ice to the Capitals.  It starts tonight with a complete game tonight at Amalie Arena.  The Bolts smashed Boston with 4 straight.  We are not sure if the Bolts can win 4 straight against the Caps, but we do expect them to send Washington home after 5 or 6 games(max).

Tampa Bay is the hottest team in the league.  We are long and strong The Bolts tonight.  Once again, this will probably be our largest single-game bet of Round 3 (in both conferences).  #GoBolts

Sitting on the Lightning -175 and might press it at a higher number, but we are in pretty deep right now.

Pens and Bolts lead the way…

May has started on a good note.   Solid wins in the NHL with Pittsburgh on May 3rd and with Tampa Bay on the 6th.   Maybe it was just good timing,  but we’ll take it as a good sign for things to come.   Playoff Hockey is more fun when you win.   We won’t be writing everyday,  but will when there seems to be a game of interest that deserves more than 140 characters to explain our thoughts.  For now, we’re in the mix until the Stanley Cup engraving starts.

We’ll be back before tonight’s game in Nashville (5:00PM PST).  One team seems to have an edge or two that will make a difference.   The home team is a solid favorite, but a whole lot of money is being bet on the Jets to win outright.   It’s definitely a game of interest for a few reasons, including who to will be the Golden Knights’ next opponent.

 

 

Bolts have Bruins right where they want them… on thin ice

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a golden opportunity to close out Boston and rest for their final push to win the Stanley Cup.  We bet the Lightning yesterday after the line to today’s game verses Boston was posted.  Our first bet was on Tampa Bay -175.  We think there is value with the line.  We expected TBL -195/-205.

Home ice at this time of year is extremely valuable.   Although,  last night,  home ice failed the Nashville Predators.  The Preds were not ready for Winnipeg.   The Winnipeg Jets were focused and took the game to Nashville in the 2nd.  The defense didn’t seem to show up for the Preds and Rinne got peppered all game.  Game 6 should be a lot of fun to watch.  Hopefully this series goes seven and these teams will beat the heck out of each other before the next round.

Home ice is a huge advantage for those teams that have learned to thrive on it.  Tampa Bay and Vegas have been two teams that have excelled on home ice this season.  Granted,  the Bolts laid an egg in Game 1 verses Boston.  Like we mentioned with Nashville above,  the home team has to be primed for the game too.

Our founder worked with the Lightning a while ago(when Phil Esposito was putting together the pieces of the organization).  Back then,  Espo worked with a Japanese development company to put funding together.  Now with Vinik in charge,  the organization is financially stable and focused on the greatest trophy in all of sports.  This organization has put together an incredible team.  The Bolts have a solid goaltender in Vazina Trophy candidate Andrei Vasilevskiy,  an All-Star Front line and a solid D.  Now add in the recent play of Brayden Point.   Plus,  we liked the moves they made before the trading deadline.  The “Rangers South” looks like a good formula for the Bolts.  We expect them to represent the Eastern Conference in June(with a bet on them at 5-1 to hoist the cup).

Why do we like Tampa Bay so much?  There are a few reasons other than home ice.  The Bolts have found the formula to stifle and frustrate Brad Marchand so much so that the Boston All-Star is using a rile and juvenile tactic to disrupt the opposition.  This is an incredibly telling sign of a loser(not the person),  but his mental state.  The Bruins best offensive weapon has subconsciously shown that the series with Tampa Bay has been lost.  After Game 4,  we couldn’t wait for the line on today’s game to be  posted.

The bet was pressed when the news last night confirmed that Krug will not suit up for this vital game.  We love playoff hockey and if there is a will and a way,  these guys will skate.  His injury was strange and looked uncomfortable for anyone that saw it.  It was a bit of a freak accident,  but enough to keep Krug out and open a major hole in the Bruins defense.

Expect the Bolts to press the Bruins early and often.  At Vegas Sports®,  we like betting the moneyline,  not the puck line,  in hockey.  We bet the Bolts on Friday morning at -175,  last night at -175 and again this morning at -165 on the moneyline.

#GoBolts

Home Ice Just Adds to the Pens Advantage tonight

It has been a while since we put ‘pen’ to pad, but it is time.

We love #PlayoffHockey. Something about watching live has an intensity like no other sport.  Maybe that year going to all those Blueshirt games at MSG forged a loyalty unlike we have with any other sport. Eddie Giacomin in goal.  Brad Smith was the only one sporting a helmet back then and the safety net was a distant concern.  Something about our bet tonight is about player safety and how it will affect the outcome of the game.  It seems like all those memories have Chestnuts, Sarbretts and a pretzel with mustard on the menu.

We think that the game tonight when the Washington Capitals visit the PPG Paints Arena and play a game (must-win for the home team) hosted by the 2-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins presents a good opportunity to win a bet.

Really, we can cut it there.

In reality, we see a very strong home team playing in front of a top-tier hockey town fans.  Generational fans must have you.

Probably could stop there too.

Add in Crosby, Malkin, Murray, Kessel, Guentzel, Dumoulin and we could keep going, but we’ll stop there with Dumoulin.

Again, we could stop there, but we won’t.  Maybe a decent article is all part of the path to the plan. Who know we just keep pressing, in games and in life.

Speaking of pressing and Dumoulin.  We have one last bit of thought to pass along.  Granted that our bets are all ready in place,  so like on Twitter @VegasSports this is just to provide our thoughts on a solid sports gambling opportunity that we feel is valid enough to provide the public.

To address pressing, we bet the Pens -165 last night and again at -170 once we saw the early moves.

Now,  back to the emotional shot-in-arm given to the 2-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.  Dumoulin (and Malkin) participated in the morning skate and plan on playing tonight in front of the generational, raucous home crowd.  Dumoulin got pasted by the now-suspended Tom Wilson in Game 2.  It was nasty.  Although it wasn’t as nasty as Wilson’s shot that broke the jaw of Aston-Reese. Nobody wants to deal with a broken jaw.

The set-up is in place.  The bet size is decent (guess the bet is more than decent size since we pressed).  Washington has some playmakers, but tonight they will not have the freedom on ice when Wilson was clearing paths.

Go Pens.

Gonzaga lost the National Championship on Saturday night, not tonight

We respect how Mark Few has developed the basketball program at the Gonzaga University over the past two decades.  He has built Gonzaga into a national powerhouse that should set the foundation for many years to come.

 

This year was a tremendous proving ground for Mark Few.  The Bulldogs were finally a Number 1 seed in the tournament.  They deserved this seeding after a tremendous year in which they dominated all but one team on the schedule.  They have impressive wins at Florida, at Arizona and verses Iowa State.  All three of those teams won at least one game in March Madness.

 
That been said, this is where we see a flaw in Cinderella’s path to the National Championship. Gonzaga has had one of the least challenging path to the final game of any team in history.  They dominated an over-matched South Dakota State team that was only down by 4 at half. Next game, they almost melted down verses an 8th seed.  Northwestern took them to the brink and if not for a missed goaltending and subsequent technical foul, the game might have had a different outcome.  Ask any Northwestern alum, Gonzaga was lucky to escape into the Sweet 16.

 
In the Sweet 16, Gonzaga played well against a tough West Virginia Mountaineer squad.  This was their most competitive game of the tournament. Few excelled in this situation and won a game that he might have lost in the past.  The Zags then caught their second major break (after the missed call against Northwestern).  11th seeded Xavier upset an Arizona Wildcats team that was primed to revenge their lost to the Zags in Tucson.  Xavier played their best game of the year to beat Arizona.  The Musketeers left everything on the court in one of the biggest upsets in March.  Gonzaga had a match-up with a spent Xavier team that was emotional and physically drained.  The end result was a dominating win by the Bulldogs to reach the Final Four.

 
In the Final Four, Gonzaga faced the 7th seed out of the East (South Carolina).  South Carolina was a 2nd tier SEC team that was making a magical run through the tournament.  The Gamecocks were living off borrowed time, but almost won the game after overcoming a 14-point deficit in the 2nd half. It was after this game that Gonzaga lost the National Championship.

 
As you can see with our picture, the coaches and their teams celebrated wins on Saturday night in completely different fashion.  The Tar Heels and Williams went back to the drawing board. Gonzaga and Few celebrated as if they won the title.

 
Whether it’s putting the toothpaste back in the tube or the genie back in the bottle, it will be very difficult for Gonzaga to capture this emotion and focus so soon after a celebratory win.

 
The advantage here for North Carolina is about focus and coaching.  Carolina and Gonzaga have talented enough players to win every game.   The injury to Berry is definitely a concern.  The experience of playing road games in the ACC has tested the Tar Heels’ mettle more so than Gonzaga had been tested in the West Coast Conference.  The difference in tonight’s game will come down to coaching and big game experience.

 
Williams is an experienced and consistence leader that has won two National Championships.  His last occurred in similar fashion when the Tar Heels were booted out of the ACC Tournament in 2009.  The path is very similar as that championship year.  By the way, Carolina faced the following seeds on their way to this game; 16,8,4,2 and 3.  Their road was much tougher as reflected in their last two games against Oregon and Kentucky.

 
We expect the Tar Heels to throw Theo Pinson at Williams-Goss.   NWG has never faced such a match-up this year.   Pinson is 6’6” and will smother Williams-Goss in a way that will disrupt the timing of his game.  This is the main question of tonight’s game;  how does Roy Williams defend against the main cog of the well-oiled Bulldog team, Nigel Williams-Goss?  NWG has shown the ability to strike at the most opportune time.  He did it again on Saturday night right when Gonzaga was on the brink of defeat to the 7th seeded Gamecocks.  His talent and timing is uncanny.

 
Tonight, will be a showcase of the strength of the North Carolina program.  The Tar Heels will have made a remarkable turnaround from the heartbreaking loss against Villanova.  Rare is the team that can climb the mountain after being so close to its peak only to fall in the final second.  They call it redemption.  We do too.

 
The books have provided a generous point spread with the North Carolina Tar Heels -1 (or -120 on the moneyline).  Since the betting public has brought down the line, you will be on the side of the sports books if you bet on North Carolina.  We always recommend the moneyline on short lines like on tonight’s game.  Vegas Sports® is positioned with bets in place the will reward us with a $3,600 win while only risking $100 (see our previous article).

 
Look again at the meme we created.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  I this case, we think it can be worth thirty-six hundred.  Good luck and Go Heels!

How we were able to bet North Carolina at 36-1 to win the National Championship

That’s right.  We are sitting on a nice payday if the North Carolina Tar Heels win the National Championship on Monday.  We will be risking $100 to win $3,600.   You could have too, if you followed us on Twitter.  Check it out and you might make a few bucks while you are at it.

As our friends know, we are as sound as a pound.  Whether analyzing sporting events, the stock market or making the community a better place to visit and live… our reputation is solid.  We know it sounds crazy, but we are literally risking $100 to win $3,600.

So how in the world did Vegas Sports® manage to risk $100 to make $3,600 if North Carolina wins the National Championship for the 6th time?

It’s a long story, but let’s dig into the details. Details are so key.  Frank, our friend that recently retired from Metro’s Forensic Lab, would be one to stress the importance of details.

We started with a principal balance of $2,000 to risk on future bets to win March Madness (ended up betting an additional $100 to bring our total to $2,100).  Basically, we placed long calls on teams we thought had the capabilities to win it all.

Our first bet was placed at the beautiful Wynn Las Vegas for $500.  This bet was made on November 26th, after Carolina won the Maui Invitational. We could tell that the team used the summer in Chapel Hill to get even stronger than a year before, just like we would expect from the Tar Heels.

We are going to list all of our bets for the National Championship by date:

11/26     Carolina (8-1)                                            $500 at Wynn to win $4,000
12/03     Duke (4.5 to 1)                                          $200 at Red Rock to win $900
12/24     Carolina (12-1)                                          $100 at Red Rock to win $1,200
02/04     Gonzaga (9-1)                                            $200 at Wynn to win $1800
02/04     Iowa State (300-1)                                   $100 at MGM to win $30,000
03/04     UCLA/KU/Duke/Nova (+140)               $800 at South Point to win $1,120
03/04     Kentucky (10-1)                                        $200 at MGM to win $2,000

Total bet: $2,100

 

If Carolina Wins:

+ $4,000 won at Wynn
+ $1,200 won at Red Rock
– $1,600 lost bets

+$3,600 won

 

If Gonzaga Wins:

+$1,800 won at Wynn
-$1,900 loss bets

-$100 lost

 

So, there it is.  Through strong analysis, experience and a little luck.  We have positioned ourselves to risk $100 in order to win $3,600.

The end result is that we have an excellent risk/reward set up for the National Championship game.  Another bonus has been a really fun March Madness.  Looks like it’s time for some popcorn, because we aren’t hedging this baby.  We are letting this bet ride.  Go Heels !!!

 

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Early exits will benefit these rested warriors in the NCAA Tournament

We are always looking for an edge.  An edge is hard to find in this town, but can be beneficial once discovered.

Momentum is probably the most important factor for a team entering the field of 68.  Some teams enter the Big Dance with more than enough energy (e.g., Duke) to carry them to the Sweet 16 and deeper, but what happens to the team that was shown an early ticket back home from their conference tournament?

Rest can lead to rust.  In the right situation, especially at this time of the season, an early exit can be as beneficial as a bye week in the NFL Playoffs. Seven teams standout to us.  The interesting variable is that each team has a solid coach leading the way, so watch out for deep runs from these select seven.  You might want to have these rested warriors making the Sweet 16 in your bracket.

 

North Carolina (Williams) – The Tar Heels won the National Championship the last time they were knocked out of the ACC Tournament as the #1 seed.  Enough said.

Louisville (Pitino) – The early exit might be best suited for this young team to refocus.  Pitino is the last coach anyone wants to face with a week off.

Kansas (Self) – Another quality team.  Our only question is the mindset of Josh Jackson.  Does he respond with his ‘lottery’ talent in full force? We say yes.

Purdue (Painter) – Swanigan, Edwards and Haas might be the best front court in the country.  A tough match-up for any team.

Virginia (Bennett) – The Cavs’ complex defense can confound any offense in the tournament.  Even more dangerous with time to prepare.

Baylor (Drew) – An athletic team that can dominate.  Baylor can make a knockout run at any point in a game, but has a glass jaw.

Dayton (Miller) – A wild card to make the Big Dance.  Three seniors lead the Flyers and will be a tough out if they get invited.  If they are relegated to the NIT, you can bet on them to advance all the way to Madison Square Garden.

Situational bet this Monday night on the Detroit Lions

Recently,  we have been reminded of the importance on reacting to situations that effect a team’s motivation.  The Houston Texans reacted in a positive manner when presented with the opportunity to win the AFC South.  When being criticized for the “ugly” win, Bill O’Brien interrupted the reporter to remind him that they won the AFC South for the second consecutive year.  Their motivation was in place to win.

We tweeted yesterday about this particular betting situation with Houston -150 on the moneyline.  The betting line had already moved from -130 to -150 after Tennessee had lost.  We realized the books were starting to factor in this motivation for Houston.  The opportunity was with Houston winning outright, not the pointspread.

Detroit has been presented a similar opportunity, so we bet them +7 on the pointspread and +240 on the moneyline.

The betting situation unveiled itself when Tampa Bay lost in New Orleans.  We had to watch the Bucs game to the very last minute, literally.  The Pewter Pirates are turning into a must-watch team that is never out of a game.  It was critical for Tampa to lose in order for us to bet in the manner that we had yesterday.

After Tampa Bay lost in New Orleans, the Detroit Lions will now have an opportunity to guarantee themselves a playoff spot with a win in Dallas.  Talk about motivation.  The Lions have worked the entire offseason and regular season to make the playoffs.  They are one game away from obtaining their goal.  A win in Dallas and the dangerous Detroit Lions will enter the Super Bowl tournament.  The motivation to win this Monday becomes even greater when you consider that the Green Bay Packers are their next opponent.  By winning in Dallas, they will be able to avoid the dreaded must-win game verses a red-hot Aaron Rodgers next Sunday (by the way, Thank you A-Rod for the easy cover verses Minnesota).

Now let’s look at the home team, the Dallas Cowboys.  They have already locked up the home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  Jerry Jones will make bank and good for him and his organization.  The Cowboys have had an amazing season and are destined to make a solid playoff run, but how is their mindset?

Seeing Carr and Mariota going down with broken legs will force Dallas to factor in such an unfortunate situation.  Whether it plays a role or not in their starting lineup won’t matter.  The mindset has creeped into the team psyche.  This game is of zero importance to the Cowboys’ franchise, other than getting it over without injury.

We won a close one on Houston in a situational bet and are still feeling the sting of going against one with San Diego State.  It is always a good thing to learn from previous mistakes.  Hopefully this time we are on the right side of a situation that is presented to the Detroit Lions, courtesy of the New Orleans Saints.

An additional nugget on this game is that Matthew Stafford will get to play in his dream game.  He gets to face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football in AT&T Stadium.  The stadium will be packed and we expect to seeing him at his best. Stafford won the state championship as a 5-star recruit at Highland Park High School in Dallas.  His motivation to play at a champion’s level should be in place.

We are betting three times as much on Detroit +7 than we are on the moneyline, but have the moneyline bet to be a nice kicker if the Lions can win outright.

Our Bets:

Detroit +7
Detroit +240 on the moneyline.

Rolling the dice on the Houston Cougars in the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl

This year, the Las Vegas Bowl is our favorite game to bet of the 2016-17 NCAA College Football Bowl season.  Like 2015, we will start the bowl season with our largest bet of the bowl season.  We placed our biggest bet of the 2015-16 bowl season on the San Diego State Aztecs in the Hawaii Bowl. The Aztecs easily won 42-7 over the Cincinnati Bearcats.  The set up for the Hawaii Bowl was one of the strongest we have seen in years.  Betting against Tuberville in a bowl is always a smart way to go, plus SDSU had key factors in its favor and dominated the game as we forecasted.  On December 17th 2016, the Houston Cougars will be our biggest bet of this year’s bowl season.

In an ironic twist, our bet will be on the Houston Cougars over the San Diego State Aztecs. Both teams were early candidates for the coveted Cotton Bowl spot, which was taken by the undefeated Western Michigan Broncos.  SDSU and UH failed to maintain their high expectations, even though they both started with wins against PAC 12 and BIG 12 schools, respectively.  Houston showed their first chink in the amour against Navy, while San Diego State lost to South Alabama as a 19-point road favorite.

Like most analysts, we look for an edge.  Which team is more motivated to be in this bowl and will play with the urgency to win?  This year that edge rests with the Houston Cougars.  One of the reasons is because of the talented roster of experienced athletes, no doubt that the Cougars can compete with anyone, just ask Bob Stoops.  San Diego State has a talented team too, although the quarterback advantage is solidly in the camp of the Cougars with Greg Ward, Jr. under center.

A key differential is the coaching situation.  Rocky Long has been a beast when it comes to winning games for us.  We have leaned on Rocky during his days in ABQ and Sunny San Diego.  His teams are well coached and fundamentally solid. In the meantime, Houston lost coach Tom Herman to University of Texas. So why would Houston have a coaching edge?  It is because the regents at the University of Houston moved quickly to name Major Applewhite as their new head coach, replacing the departed Herman.

Count us as fans of Major Applewhite.  While not physically imposing, Major was a much better quarterback than Chris Sims and could have lead the Longhorns to more victories.  Longhorn fans will remember how Sims seemed to always choke in the most important games of the year.  Major was always more fundamentally sound than Phil Sims’ son.  Applewhite was a winner as a college quarterback, as an offensive coordinator and he will be as the head coach of the Houston Cougars.  We think this was the best move for the program.  UH shot to the top of our list of bowl teams after it was made official with the announcement of Applewhite as their head coach.  Also, there was good news in hearing that Todd Orlando will stay as the Defensive Coordinator of the Cougars for the Las Vegas Bowl.  His defense is loaded with Upperclassmen and we liked hearing that he wanted to be in Las Vegas for their final collegiate football game.   After the game, he will catch a NetJet to Austin and join Herman to lead the Longhorns back to the glory days.

Our main concern with this bet is Donnel Pumphrey and that is quite a concern.  He should have been in the mix with Jackson and Watson for the Heisman Trophy.  Dude ran for over 2000 yards and got very little national press.  Pumphrey is, by far, the key factor in this game.  He will be playing his final college football game in his home town and down the road from Canyon Springs High School where he was Nevada’s Gatorade High School Football Player of the Year.  If this cat gets going, we could very well lose this bet.

Our analytics isolated a strong edge to the Houston Cougars rushing defense to negate Pumphrey.  This will be the best defense that the San Diego State Aztecs has faced in 2016.  We think the Cougars can make the Aztecs’ offense one dimensional and thereby limiting Pumphrey’s production.  Early points by Houston will be extremely important.  They must put SDSU in catch-up mode.  The Greg Ward, Jr. led offense of the Cougars should be able to move the ball and score on the Aztec defense.  This is another reason why maintaining Applewhite was pivotal to us betting large on Houston.

The blue print on how to defeat the Aztecs was drawn up by Colorado State a few weeks ago.  We think that Applewhite and Orlando will be applying a similar, albeit adjusted game plan, to defeat San Diego State.  Even though the game is closer in proximity to San Diego, we think that Houston fans might equal and possibly outnumber Aztec fans in Sam Boyd Stadium.

Add into the mix, Greg Ward, Jr.  The dynamic signal caller of the Houston Cougars is poised to have another solid game.  He has had time to heal the bumps and bruises of the regular season, plus he will be very motivated in his last college football game.  A stellar performance this Saturday and his draft stock will rise to place him in the 2nd round of next year’s NFL Draft.  Again, this is where maintaining the continuity of Applewhite on the sideline will benefit UH in this game.  Applewhite is the Offensive Coordinator of the Cougars and knows how to utilize the skill set of #1.

We like the fact that Orlando wanted to stay to coach his guys one last time.  He wanted the head coaching gig at Houston, but was 3rd on the list after Kiffin and Applewhite.  Kiffin was passed on for a few reasons, although he was still their top choice until the lawyers got involved.

Like we said, the Houston Cougars bolted to the top of the bowl list because Applewhite was chosen over all the other candidates for the job.  He had 2 days of recruiting distraction to deal with until being freed to prepare and focus on the Aztecs.

We like the Houston Cougars to win the game, but we don’t want to touch the -3 or -3.5 pointspread and get beat with the dreaded backdoor cover  We bet the Cougars -165 on the moneyline last Saturday afternoon at Westgate and Station Casinos.  The good news was that Station Casinos bumped the line to -170 right after we placed our bet.  We aren’t the largest gamblers in town, but we impact the betting line many times.  Plus, the staff at Vegas Sports loves seeing the line move right after our bet is placed.  This tends to be a positive indicator that we are on the winning side of the action.

#HTownTakeover has hit the Vegas Strip and our cash is going along for the ride.

Bet the Houston Cougars this Saturday to win over the San Diego State Aztecs in the 25th Las Vegas Bowl.

Roaring back with a strong teaser

It’s been a while since we wrote, but this set up was too good to pass.  We love to bet teasers.  They always look so nice when bet, but they look even better when they are cashed.  This teaser stood out to us as our favorite bet for this Sunday.

 

This weekend will be a little mellow.  It’s time to take it a little easy and a step back with some light wagering.

 

This type of teaser bet has tended to be a rewarding strategy for us.  It involves two teams that are playing at home and have a solid shot at making the NFL Playoffs.  In addition, the Vegas line needs to be manageable enough so that we can tease the line down to the teams only needing to win the game.

 

This teaser has both games kicking off at 10:00 am, so we get the bonus of enjoying (hopefully) the games at the same time.

 

No need for a big write up.  We like Detroit and Dallas against two of the weaker teams in the AFC.  ‘Any Given Sunday’ give the Jags and Ravens hope to win on the road, but the both home teams are solid and should win.  The offenses of Dallas and Detroit will maintain constant pressure the opposition’s defense.  The Lions and Cowboys defenses have proven to be very capable of forcing punting situations.  A nice bonus with this teaser is the strong home field advantages.  Dallas and Detroit will have loud and proud crowds in each home dome.

 

We are riding with a 6 ½ point, 2 team teaser on:

Dallas -1/2
Detroit (pick)

 

Good Luck and have a great weekend