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8/23/2013 3:05:00 PM
Saturday is a big day in the NFL, and with all the games going on today, there is bound to be some value lying around. Let’s take a look at the NFL Odds and see which games are the most intriguing.
Chiefs vs. Steelers
of these two offenses have been looking good at all in the preseason, but while
their offenses have been playing poorly, their defenses are looking improved
and healthy. Even though they didn’t put up much of a fight, the 49ers only
scored 15 points on the Chiefs last week, while the Steelers first-string
defense (though it doesn’t appear this way from the box score) did not give up
a touchdown last week. The NFL Odds for this game favor the Steelers at -2 ½,
with a total of 40 points.
Bell is now out for the Steelers, and their plans of a run heavy offense look
like they’re going away. On top of the lackluster running game, the Steelers
have a brand new offensive line, and it has not looked very good so far.
Tomlin has cashed the under twice so far this season, and for his career is
16-10-1 cashing the ‘Under’. Seeing as neither of these teams have much
offensive upside, and a ton of defensive potential, I’m going with the under.
My Pick: ‘Under’ 40 ½ @ 5Dimes
Bucs vs. Dolphins
will likely use this game as a warm-up for the regular season, which means the
two young coaches will likely play their young teams a little longer in this
game. The Bucs come in winless this preseason, while the Dolphins haven’t done
much better. The only win they have is against the Jaguars, the worst of the
simply a value play, but since the first half money line will likely be above
even money, I think a play on the Bucs in the first half is the best bet here.
We should see a lower scoring game between these two teams, and that always
favors the underdog. The Bucs have been soundly beaten twice this preseason,
and if ever it was time to get a win, it’s now. In the battle between the two
sets of starters in the first half, I think Tampa Bay has the slight edge.
My Pick: Bucs 1H ML
Falcons vs. Titans
Falcons have been playing it easy so far in the preseason, but I have a feeling
that is about to change. Even though Mike Smith and the Falcons have been
coasting through the preseason so far, they have a get right game against the
Titans here, and Smith has always brought it in Week 3. In his career with the
Falcons, Smith is 4-1 SU in Week 3 of the preseason. Against the shaky Titans,
I see the Falcons coming out and playing their starters for most of the first
indeed is the case, I see no reason why the Falcons are +3 underdogs in this
game. This line is simply judging the Falcons on what they have done this
preseason, not what they are going to do. With Smith’s track record of gunning
for the win in Week 3, I’ll take points with the Falcons for this NFL pick. If they get a lead by
the half, the Titans will likely not have enough to come back.
My Pick: Falcons +3