NFL Odds – Underdog Bills Could Take Down banged-up Jets

NFL Odds – Underdog Bills Could Take Down banged-up JetsWarm up for Saturday’s Florida vs Alabama picks with some NFL action on Thursday night, as Buffalo “hosts” the New York Jets in Toronto. The Bills come into this game as the underdog, but they could take advantage of an ailing Jets quarterback who had a nightmare the last time he faced Buffalo.

Jets vs Bills odds – Thursday, December 3, 8:20 PM ET

The Jets (4-7) fell 16-13 in overtime at home in Week 6 to the Bills, and Sanchez was a major culprit, going 10-of-29 for 119 yards and five picks in the worst game of his career to date. This overshadowed a career day for running back Thomas Jones, who had 210 yards and a score on 22 carries as the Jets ran for 318 yards. The Jets also committed 14 penalties on the day, and they’re not good enough to overcome that many mistakes, even after a 17-6 win over Carolina last week.

In that win over the Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick took over for the injured Trent Edwards, going 10-of-25 for 116 yards and a touchdown, along with a pick. Now, Fitzpatrick is entrenched as the starter and he’s built a good connection with Terrell Owens, who has averaged 126 yards over the last three games. The Bills are coming off of a 31-14 pasting of Miami in which they exploded for 24 points in the final quarter, and as NFL odds has made them an underdog, they could even more motivation.

NFL odds in your online sportsbook have the Jets as a 3-point favorite, but they’ve dropped six of their last 10 against the Bills overall. Even though their defense was on fire against the Panthers, it’s tough to put the Jets in your NFL picks until Sanchez gets his head back the game, throwing seven picks in his last three games with only a pair of touchdowns. Also, he left the Carolina game with a knee injury and even though he says he’ll be fine, you may want to check out the news wire after Wednesday’s practice. If he’s at less than 100%, even the New York defense can’t save them on Thursday.

NFL picks: Buffalo +3

NFL Betting – Week 13 Early Look The Florida Alabama odds will take the cake as the biggest sports betting event of the week, so we should probably take an early look at NFL picks before the big college game distracts us. Check out these matchups.

New York Jets (-2.5) @ Buffalo Bills

Thursday, December 3, 8:20 p.m. ET

The Jets and Bills head north of the border to visit Toronto in the game being billed as “T.O. in T.O.” It’s true that Terrell Owens has enjoyed quite the resurgence under interim head coach Perry Fewell, but his two monster games came against Jacksonville and Miami. Each of those teams plays shaky pass defense. The Jets, meanwhile, defend the pass very well and can shut down pretty much any wideout in the league using phenomenal corner Darrelle Revis. I’d bet at my online sportsbook that Owens disappears this week.

The Jets have the second-best rushing offense in the NFL and the Bills rank dead last against the run. Expect Gang Green to run the ball down Buffalo’s throat and neutralize the Bills’ offense en route to a stifling win.

NFL betting pick: Jets -2.5

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts (-7)

Sunday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. ET

What a comeback for Vince Young. The former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has been a throwback to his Texas days this season, winning all five of his starts and helping Tennessee become the first team in NFL history to win five straight after starting 0-6.

The undefeated Colts, however, have a record of their own. They’ve won five straight games after trailing to start the fourth quarter – a stat that reflects Peyton Manning’s brilliance in the clutch. It seems no lead is safe with him at the helm and, versus a Titans secondary he shredded once already this season, we should expect another big day from him. Don’t be surprised if this game turns into a shootout, as the Titans lead the NFL in rushing and should do some damage through the air too, but the Colts always pull away. Manning leads his team downfield and Indy’s “D” usually comes up with a big play or two, as it did against Houston last week. Stick with Indy.

NFL betting pick: Colts -7

NFL Betting – More Week 12 Picks

NFL Betting – More Week 12 PicksOur busy sports betting weekend rages on and we have more NFL games ahead. Consider these Week 12 picks after you finish your holiday shopping.

Indianapolis Colts (-3.5) @ Houston Texans

Sunday, November 29, 1:00 p.m. ET

Every week, we ask if “this is the week” when Indy finally loses at the sportsbook. Can you blame us? The Colts have won their last four games by a combined 10 points. It seems they squeak out wins by the skin of their teeth every week. Some bettors will thus pile onto Houston’s NFL odds this week. The Texans only lost by a field goal at Indianapolis early this season and they certainly put points on the board.

Fact of the matter is that the Colts are an elite offensive team and the Texans are a poor defensive team. They have just 13 sacks in 10 games; it’s frightening to wonder what Peyton Manning can do if he has all day to throw. Indy is 14-1 all-time against Houston so we have to keep betting on the Colts with our football picks.

NFL betting pick: Colts -3.5

Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings (-11)

Sunday, November 29, 4:15 p.m. ET

Who could’ve imagined the Bears would be 11-point underdogs for any game at the start of the season? 2009 has been a massive disappointment for the Bears, as the “D” gets burned for big plays, the O-line has been weak and Jay Cutler makes mistakes galore. In theory, the Vikings are a deadly matchup for Chicago. Jared Allen will terrorize Cutler, the Williams Wall will swallow Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson should tenderize a sagging Bears “D.” But Cutler, even when he struggles, still takes shots downfield and completes big plays. The Vikings allow over 230 passing yards per game, so Cutler may put enough points on the board to keep this game close. Remember, this is a divisional rivalry game. The Bears won’t go quietly and should at least stay within 11 points.

NFL betting pick: Bears +11

NFL Week 12 Weekend Betting ParlayIf the NFL odds for Thanksgiving Day games burned you, don’t worry; you can redeem yourself on the weekend. Give these picks a try.

Bills (+3) over Dolphins

I like the Bills to pull off a minor sportsbook
surprise here. They’re playing in their chilly home, hosting warm-weather Miami, which has to make a long road trip up North for the game. The Dolphins’ run defense should be weakened with defensive tackle Jason Ferguson out due to a torn quad. Terrell Owens also exploded last week, catching nine passes for 197 yards and a touchdown – coincidentally in the Bills’ first game since Dick Jauron got fired. May he and Lee Evans get behind the shaky Dolphin pass defense?

Colts (-3.5) over Texans

While it’s true that the Colts are coming “closer” to losing their first game in this NFL betting season – they’ve won their last four games by a combined 10 points – everything about Sunday’s game at Houston still favors them. The Texans have just 13 sacks in 10 games, meaning Peyton Manning should have lots of time to throw the ball on Sunday. Houston really struggles to stop the run, as the Titans showed on Monday night, and Joseph Addai is hitting holes like it’s his rookie season again. Indy is 14-1 all-time against Houston. Even though Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson and the Texans offense will score, Houston won’t keep Indy off the board. Go with the Colts, whose Super Bowl odds are climbing rapidly.

Jaguars (+3) over 49ers

Sure doesn’t feel like the Jags are 6-4 but they are. Maurice Jones-Drew is running like a mad man and he may keep doing so against San Francisco. The 49ers can only ride Mike Singletary’s reputation for so long; the truth is that they’re not playing great “D” at all right now, ranking 30th against the pass and 22nd in total defense. Even if they stop MJD, David Garrard and Mike Sims-Walker could burn them. Since Alex Smith hasn’t been too effective when not operating out of the shotgun, I like the Jags to squeak past San Fran.

NCAA Football Betting – Rivalry Week Picks

NCAA Football Betting – Rivalry Week Picks Sportsbook bettors have a lot on their plates this week and that doesn’t even include Thanksgiving turkey. As if NFL picks weren’t enough, the NCAA treats us to some big rivalry games throughout the weekend. Let’s make some picks for the Thursday and Friday matchups.

(3) Texas @ Texas A&M

Thursday, November 26, 8:00 p.m. ET

Sports betting favorite: Texas -22

Heisman Trophy candidate Colt McCoy seems poised to be a high pick in next spring’s NFL draft but his work at the collegiate level isn’t finished. He may be the winningest quarterback in NCAA history but he wants a national title. Standing in Texas’ way is its Lone Star State rival Texas A&M. The spread is huge, especially with the Longhorns on the road, but A&M gave up huge points against the likes of Kansas State, Colorado and Utah State. I don’t see how Texas doesn’t post a huge number here. Don’t know if the Cowboys will do the same in NFL betting, though.

Pick: Texas -22

(2) Alabama @ Auburn

Friday, November 27, 2:30 p.m. ET

Sports betting favorite: Alabama -12

Sure, the Auburn Tigers are “playing for a better bowl game,” but the truth is that they just want to ruin their rival Alabama’s BCS title hopes. There’s just one big problem: Auburn can’t stop the run. It ranks 88th in the nation in yards allowed. That means Alabama’s Mark Ingram, a dark horse Heisman contender, should run through Auburn’s front seven. With the nation’s No. 1 defense also there to hold the lead, Alabama should cover the spread without much hassle.

Pick: Alabama -12

(8) Pittsburgh @ West Virginia

Friday, November 27, 7:00 p.m. ET

Sports betting favorite: Pittsburgh -1

West Virginia had its heart broken by Pittsburgh in the past and would like nothing more than to crush the Panthers’ BCS dreams in the Backyard Brawl. I don’t see it happening. Pittsburgh is 5-0 against its own conference and hungry for a date with Cincinnati to battle for the Big East crown. It has a better offense and defense than West Virginia so what’s not to like?

Pick: Pittsburgh -1

Rivalry Week: Title Contenders Texas, Alabama will Cover A lot of football fans are focused on NFL betting right now, but that's no excuse to ignore Rivalry Week in college football. There are some lopsided spreads but, as well all now, hated enemies have a knack for defying the odds and derailing their rival's bowl hopes. Let's take a look at a few of the bigger games on this week's NCAA football odds.

Texas at Texas A&M: Texas -22

Thursday, Nov. 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET

The Longhorns (11-0) need one more win to make the Big12 Championship, and they're so close the BCS Championship game they can taste it. A&M, meanwhile, has been very mediocre at 6-5. Texas has the advantage pretty much across the board. Colt McCoy leads an offense that can hang up a lot of points in a hurry, while the defense has surrendered 20 points or more in just two games all season.

The Aggies' offense looked very sharp last week, racking up 375 yards on the ground, but they can't be expected to do that every week—especially against the tough Longhorns. Even if they do, it won't matter; A&M's defense has been shoved around all season, including 65 points to Oklahoma. That should be a good barometer of what Texas will do this week. Take the Longhorns on Texas Texas A&M betting.

Alabama at Auburn: Alabama -12

Friday, Nov. 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET

The Iron Bowl is especially important for 11-0 Alabama, which is ranked second in the nation and driving toward the BCS Championship. Auburn, on the other hand, suffered a meltdown after winning its first five games; the Tigers have lost four of six since then.

Offensively, Auburn can probably hang with 'Bama—assuming it brings its A-game. The Tigers have cooled as of late, particularly on the road (Ben Tate, the team's leading rusher, has rushed for 100 yards just once in his last four games). Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram is a Heisman candidate and has racked up 1399 yards and 15 total scores this season.

The difference-maker in this game? Defense. Alabama has the top defense in the nation, including the second-ranked rush defense and fifth-ranked pass defense. With Tate struggling to get going, that's trouble. Ingram, on the other hand, should have plenty of room to run—Auburn is 88th in rush defense and allowed 169 rush yards in last week's loss to Georgia.

Alabama is ranked second in the country for good reason—this is an excellent football team. The Crimson Tide will run the ball early and often so the scores may not pile up quickly. Don't fret, however; they'll cover the 12-point spread by the end of the game on Alabama Auburn betting.

NFL Betting – Week 12 Early Look

NFL Betting – Week 12 Early Look Every sportsbook will be a bit busier than normal this week as the NFL hosts three Thanksgiving games this Thursday. Let’s get a head start with a Thanksgiving Day NFL pick and an early peek at Sunday’s action.

New York Giants (-6.5) @ Denver Broncos

Thursday, November 26, 8:20 p.m. ET

The luster has quickly worn off Josh McDaniels and the upstart Denver Broncos, who defied the NFL odds with a 6-0 start only to lose four straight games. When it rains, it pours; Kyle Orton is battling injury and not guaranteed to play for a second straight week, Brandon Marshall and Knowshon Moreno had a shoving match on the sidelines during Denver’s blowout loss on Sunday, and the Broncos suddenly can’t stop the run. They’ve allowed at least 174 rushing yards in three straight games.

New York’s power running game should give Denver plenty of trouble and their aggressive pass rush will terrorize either Orton or Chris Simms. Even if the Broncos’ contain Eli Manning, the Giants will dominate every other facet of the game.

NFL betting pick: Giants -6.5

Miami Dolphins (-3) @ Buffalo Bills

Sunday, November 29, 1:00 p.m. ET

In theory, the Dolphins should win this game, right? They’re clearly the better team and their No. 4 rushing offense should wreak havoc on the Bills’ No. 31 rushing defense. However, savvy NFL picks makers know to expect the unexpected and there’s reason to believe the Bills can pull an upset this week.

First off, Miami is making a long road trip from its nice, cozy climate to frigid Buffalo, which is long overdue for some snow after a surprisingly mild fall. The warm-to-cold weather adjustment never treats players from southern teams well. Secondly, the Dolphins just lost nose tackle Jason Ferguson for the season to a torn quad and their run defense may suffer in the short term, opening up holes for Fred Jackson and maybe Marshawn Lynch. Thirdly, Terrell Owens exploded last week; was it a coincidence that he did so in his first game under a new coach? Now he faces a very suspect Dolphins secondary.

Lastly, there’s the rivalry factor; no matter how mismatched a rivalry game seems, there’s always the possibility that emotion wills a team to victory. We should thus take a flier on the Bills this weekend.

NFL betting pick: Bills +3

NFL Week 12 Betting Parlay – Thanksgiving EditionNFL odds for week 12 are getting some early action at sportsbooks this week. Why? Gobble gobble – it’s Thanksgiving week. That means we’ll see three games this Thursday. No time to waste in our NFL picks, is there?

Packers (No line) over Lions

Due to question marks over Matthew Stafford’s clavicle injury, the sportsbook line isn’t posted yet for the Packers/Lions game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make up your mind yet. Even if the Lions get Stafford back in the lineup, even though Green Bay just lost cornerback Al Harris for the season, Detroit still faces the NFL’s No. 3 overall defense. The Packers have battled tougher foes than Detroit and survived. Though the Pack got caught looking past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this season, I think they’ll win this reason for that exact reason; they’re unlikely to make the same mistake twice. Look for Aaron Rodgers to have an even bigger game than normal, as the Lions don’t pressure the passer very well.

Raiders +13.5 over Cowboys

Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense are entering the time of year when they often tank – especially Romo. He could barely get anything going against Washington last week and the Raiders actually have a respectable pass defense. While I don’t see the Raiders totally shocking Dallas the way they did Cincy last week, I think they can keep this game within two touchdowns. Over the last three seasons, the Cowboys are 3-6 against the spread when favored by 10 or more points.

Giants -6.5 over Broncos

The Broncos’ ship is beyond sinking right now. They’ve dropped four straight games, their quarterback is battling injury and their skill players are getting into sideline spats. NFL betting players need to crunch the numbers carefully to understand why Denver isn’t recovering from its slump any time soon; the Broncos have allowed 174 or more rushing yards in three straight games. Their stout run defense isn’t stout anymore and the Giants’ power running game can exploit that problem. While the Giants may not totally romp at home, they’re a good bet to win convincingly.

The Mentor System is a Level II card counting strategy that is quite popular among professional blackjack players. I would definitely place it in my top 5, although my preferred is the Zen Count.

This Mentor was first introduced in the book "Blackjack Bluebook II" by Fred Renzey.  It quickly gained a solid reputation because of it's high degree of betting accuracy.

In many ways, the Mentor is similar to the Zen Count, which is probably why I like it so much.  While there is no substantial difference between the two systems, the Mentor performs slightly better with multiple decks (but the difference is so small it is meaningless).

Remember, the Mentor is a balanced count, so divide your running count by the number of decks left in play to get the true count.

Falcons Giants Preview – Giants Will Put Matty on Ice

Falcons Giants Preview – Giants Will Put Matty on Ice Amidst the many solid NFL betting matchups this weekend is one featuring two teams who are struggling after hot starts. The Giants started 5-0 and have lost four straight; the Falcons started 4-1 and have gone 1-3 since. Each team seeks redemption but only one will get it this week.

Eli Manning and the Giants offense have sputtered during their losing streak but the Falcons offer them a good opportunity to bounce back. The Falcons are poor against the run and the pass. In fact, their 371 yards allowed per game is easily the worst mark by any NFL team with a winning record this season. The Giants rushing attack, which still ranks seventh in the league despite its so-called “struggles,” should have its way with an Atlanta “D” that allows over 130 rushing yards per game. Brandon Jacobs is heating up, too; the bullish runner is averaging 5.1 yards per carry over his last four games.

Normally, the Falcons can answer back with a potent running game of their own, especially since Michael Turner was catching fire, but there’s one problem: Michael Turner almost certainly won’t play this week thanks to a high ankle sprain. With Jerious Norwood possibly out too, Jason Snelling will get the rock. He’s capable of every-down duties but a matchup versus a Giants defense that hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher since Week 2 wouldn’t exactly an easy one for his first career NFL start.

That leaves Matt Ryan to try and keep the Falcons alive in this one and he too has a tough matchup. Ryan started the year looking like a Pro Bowler and, while he’ll probably fly to Hawaii plenty of times before his career is over, he’s suffering through a sophomore slump of late. In his last four games, he has five touchdown passes versus eight interceptions and a 54.2 per cent completion rate. Teams have Ryan figured out; pressure him early and he’ll get jittery. Then he’ll start hurrying throws and sailing balls over his receivers’ heads.

I don’t see why the Giants won’t follow that same strategy this Sunday, sending the NFL’s No. 2 pass defense onto the field at home. The Falcons aren’t done yet in the playoff race but they just don’t match up well against the Giants. Go with New York in a slump-buster for your sports betting

Prediction: Giants 24, Falcons 13

NCAA Football Odds – Golden Bears aim to slow down CardinalSports betting players didn’t expect Stanford to challenge for the Pac-10 title, but the Cardinal are still right there as they head into their Saturday night clash with California, who are looking to end a disappointing season on a high note.

California vs Stanford odds – Saturday, November 21, 8:00 PM ET

Cal (7-3, 4-3) bear Arizona 24-16 at home by scoring nine points in the final 4:46, and Shane Vereen stepped in for the injured Javhid Best quite nicely, running for 159 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries. Kevin Riley was 13-of-22 for 181 yards, a touchdown and two picks, while Giorgio Tavecchio added four field goals for the Golden Bears, who were supposed to be one of the top teams in the conference before midseason beatdowns at the hands of USC and Oregon.

A week after blowing out Oregon at home, the Cardinal (7-2, 6-2) went to Los Angeles and throttled USC 55-21 in a result that no one in the world of NCAA football odds saw coming. Toby Gerhart was having a great year before, but people are taking notice after he lit up the Trojans for 178 yards and three scores on 29 carries. Andrew Luck was 12-of-22 for 144 yards and two touchdowns, while the Stanford defense forced four turnovers.

The Cardinal are 81st in the nation in defense, but if they keep getting performances like that, they may overcome the NCAA football odds and reach the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2000.

NCAA football odds in your sportsbook have the Cardinal as a 7.5-point favorite at home, where they are 5-0 this year. The Golden Bears have a 6-3-1 record against Stanford in their last 10 meetings (they tied 30-30 in 2000 at Cal), but they fell 20-13 in their last trip here in 2007. This looks like it’ll be a shootout as neither defense cracks the top 70 nationally, while the offenses are in the top 35 in terms of scoring.

The running backs will be the story as Vereen and Gerhart open up the field for their quarterbacks. With Stanford averaging 53 points in their last two games, go with the Cardinal.

Bet on sports: Stanford -7.5

NCAA Football Betting – LSU vs Mississippi Preview/Pick

NCAA Football Betting – LSU vs Mississippi Preview/Pick Rivalry week tickles sportsbook bettors’ fancy every year, doesn’t it? The LSU Tigers and Mississippi Rebels may not be national title contenders but they still have plenty to play for right now in their SEC matchup. Let’s continue our football picks.

(10) LSU Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels

Saturday, November 21, 3:30 p.m. ET

Favorite: Mississippi -4

The first question LSU must answer is whether or not it can contain Dexter McCluster. The versatile runner averages 7.1 yards per carry this season for Mississippi Rebels. He absolutely exploded against Tennessee last week, running for 282 yards and churning up 324 all-purpose yards – both school records. Think it’s a coincidence that the Rebels have tallied 80 points in their last two games? With McCluster shouldering the offensive load, the pressure eases up on Jevan Sneed. That’s important, as Sneed has made his share of mistakes this season.

The LSU Tigers are an incomplete unit on defense. Their secondary has been up to snuff this season but their front seven is porous at times. They allowed 178 rushing yards to Louisiana Tech last week; what, then, can McCluster do? He’s surely licking his chops for this sports betting matchup.

LSU had some very solid options to counterattack on offense but they’re dropping like flies. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson missed last week with a sprained ankle and, while he’s expected to return this week, he likely won’t be 100 per cent. The Tigers also lost Charles Scott to a broken clavicle. At least Keiland Williams is a capable replacement in the backfield.

In the end, look for Mississippi to triumph this week. Its defense isn’t dominant but it’s steady, having held opponents under 300 total yards five times this season. Playing at home and sporting the healthier roster, Ole Miss is a safe bet to cover the four-point spread.

NCAA football betting pick: Mississippi -4

NCAA Football Betting – Ohio State/Michigan Pick The sportsbook world will be abuzz this weekend with rivalry week arriving in full force. Though Michigan isn’t the power it once was – not even close – it still always seems to give Ohio State an interesting run. Interestingly enough, the Wolverines have more to play for this week. Ohio State is set to play in the Rose Bowl while Michigan is fighting for its bowl-game life.

(9) Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines

Saturday, November 21, 12:00 p.m. ET

Sports betting favorite: Ohio State -12

We at least know Michigan has an emotional advantage on Saturday, playing in the Big House and with much bigger motivation. But does it have the personnel to hang with Ohio State?

It’s hard to know what we’ll see from the Wolverines this week. Freshman pivot Tate Forcier made decent strides early in the season but took a step back at Wisconsin last week, throwing for just 188 yards. Meanwhile, Michigan’s usually-potent rushing attack, which entered the Wisconsin game averaging 200 yards per contest, fell flat with just 71 yards. Simply put, Michigan’s offensive starters just have to be better to have any chance against a stout Ohio State “D” on Saturday. The Buckeyes have stymied much better teams – they shut down Iowa in overtime to earn their Rose Bowl berth – so they won’t be intimidated by Michigan’s attack.

Ohio State’s offense isn’t the driving force behind its success but quarterback Terrelle Pryor is improving, making more plays with his feet than he did earlier in the season. His scrambling ability will keep Michigan honest; the Wolverines got embarrassed by Wisconsin last week, allowing 45 points – their most ever against the Badgers.

On paper, the natural edge goes to Ohio State, but this isn’t the week to pick the Buckeyes. They had a huge emotional high with their overtime win last week. Rivalry or not, how can we expect them to bring it in a game that has no bearing on the rest of their season? Michigan should get fired up on front of the home crowd and overachieve. It’s just another game to the Buckeyes but it may as well be the Super Bowl odds for the Wolverines. Bet on Michigan to at least beat the 12-point spread.

College football betting pick: Michigan +12

Brian Westbrook Injury

Brian Westbrook InjuryBrian Westbrook has always returned from various injuries throughout his career, a second shock could not leave on this occasion. Westbrook's status is uncertain even after the All-Pro running back for his second concussion in three weeks during Philadelphia's 31-23 defeat in San Diego last Sunday.

Westbrook played back after being rested the previous two duels with a concussion suffered on October 26. Was injured in the third quarter on a screen play in which he was trapped in the block by Eagles receiver Jason Avant and deep Chargers Eric Weddle.

Head Coach Andy Reid of the Eagles said the team would take precautions with Westbrook, and it was too early to decide at what point would return if it does.

"Football is not the most important for Westbrook at this time," Reid said. "Rest assured that is being analyzed, tested, and we're watching, then we will see from where. There is nothing we have not done before. "

"We have experts checking their condition and be sure that the previously heard and as we did. First, here is your brain health. "

Westbrook was not available to reporters Monday. His agent, Todd France did not return calls made to his mobile phone.

Westbrook 30-year-old suffered his first concussion of his career when he hit his head on the knee of a defender during Monday Night Odds against Washington last month. Westbrook lost consciousness briefly, but walked off the field under his own power.

He was inactive for Philadelphia's victory over the New York Giants on November 1st and got the green light to face Dallas last week, but again remained inactive for precautionary reasons after experiencing headaches. Westbrook had no trouble in their game against the Chargers.

"We will leave this to doctors," said Reid. "There was a chance to play a week earlier and kept him and symptoms because of evidence presented."

The eight-year veteran participation has been limited this season because of ankle injuries, knee, and commotion. Westbrook to carry the ball 47 times for 225 yards, an average of 4.8 yards per carry, with 1 touchdown in his credit. He also caught 19 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown.

Westbrook has never played a full season, has lost 16 games by a variety of ankle injuries, knee, ribs and triceps. Before last season, Westbrook signed a three-year contract worth $ 21 million, including $ 13 million guaranteed the first two years. The Eagles have the option of not renewing his contract for 2010.

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Titans owner to pay $250,000 for making an Obscene GestureThe NFL fined Bud Adams for $ 250,000, owner of the Tennessee Titans for making the gesture during a game.

Adams gestured from his luxury box at the end of the third quarter and later repeated it in the playing field in which the Titans defeated the Buffalo Bills 41-17 Sunday.

League commissioner Roger Goodell announced today the penalty Adams and the league spokesman Greg Aiello said the attitude of the owner of the Titans is detrimental to the interests of the NFL Betting.

"I realize that this kind of behavior should not happen," Adams said in a statement. "I need to apologize specifically to the Bills, with all the fans and the league."

Other players also have been fined by the same gestures made by Adams.

Joe Nedney of the San Francisco 49ers, was fined $ 7,500, while Michael Vick received a penalty of $ 10,000 while with the Atlanta Falcons in 2006.

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Card Counting- Revere Point

 As I'm sure you can see, the Revere Point is quite different from many other counting systems.  Where most card counting systems give a point value of -1 to 10's and A's, the Revere Point gives -2. 

Another thing, if you are already used to card counting with more traditional methods (hi-lo, zen, uston ss), it can be tricky to get used to the idea that 3, 4, 5, and 6 are worth +2 instead of +1.  After a few hours of practice your brain will get used to the idea, but to master the count will take much longer.

The good news is, while the Revere Point is a harder count than most, it has an excellent betting correlation at .99.  This means that it is highly accurate at predicting what amount to bet.  This results in you maximizing your winnings, while minimizing losses.  At least we know that all the hours of daunting practice will pay off!

NFLSports betting fans are reeling after a strange weekend in which we saw several upsets. We need to get back on track and we should start early. Here are a few football picks to consider.

Miami Dolphins @ Carolina Panthers (-3)

Thursday, November 19, 8:20 p.m. ET

The Dolphins could be in trouble entering the Thursday nighter at less than 100 per cent. Ronnie Brown’s ankle and foot injuries should hold him out, leaving Ricky Williams to handle starting duties. The Panthers are weak against the run, yes, but the Dolphins can’t keep running the ball if they’re trailing. Jake Delhomme hasn’t been too bad lately, going two games without throwing an interception. Against a Dolphins pass defense that regularly allows big plays, he could hook up with Steve Smith. Even versus a tough Miami run defense, the Panthers should do fine running the ball themselves, as DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are men possessed right now.

Expect Carolina to grab an early lead and force Miami to pass. That doesn’t bode well for the Dolphins, as their No. 30 passing offense is no match for the Panthers’ No. 4 pass “D.”

NFL betting pick: Panthers -3

Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) @ Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, November 22, 1:00 p.m. ET

Can we trust the Steelers to cover a 10-point spread? Everyone liked the Packers over Tampa in Week 9 and the Saints over the Rams in Week 10 but neither team covered. Will our hearts get broken again if we try the Steelers at the sportsbook? Maybe, but I still like them for this week. Their devastating run defense should have its way with Kansas City’s suspect line; they can blitz Matt Cassel all day; Ben Roethlisberger should stretch the field; Rashard Mendenhall should run through K.C.’s front seven. There’s always the slight risk that the Chiefs get fired up at home and overachieve but nothing else about the matchup is scary for Pittsburgh.

NFL betting pick: Steelers -10

NFL Week 11 Betting Parlay NFL betting is getting tougher instead of easier as the season progresses. Big favorites like the undefeated Saints didn’t cover the spread last week. The rolling Cowboys lost to Green Bay. The NFL is throwing us curveballs every week, so advance preparation for our football picks is all the more important. Let’s get a parlay going.

Panthers -3 over Dolphins

The Dolphins’ bread and butter is their running game but Ronnie Brown almost certainly won’t play Thursday night after injuring his ankle. Can Ricky Williams shoulder a full workload? Tough to say. Even if he does, the Dolphins have other problems. They won’t pass on Carolina’s fourth-ranked pass defense and their leaky secondary could allow a big play to Steve Smith. Even though the Dolphins’ stout run defense could contain the Panthers’ NFC-leading rushing attack, Carolina looks good to cover at home. With wins over Arizona and Atlanta in recent weeks, the Panthers are forcing us to take them seriously.

Steelers -10 over Chiefs

It seems no lock is legit these days but the Steelers do seem like solid sportsbook picks to win this week after a frustrating home loss to Cincinnati in Week 10. The Chiefs don’t do anything well on defense so you have to think Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall will put some major points on the board for the Steelers. The Steelers’ dominant run defense should swallow Jamaal Charles whole.

Packers -6.5 over 49ers

Is there a more frustrating team in sports betting than the Green Bay Packers? They lose to Tampa, breaking our hearts, then upset the Cowboys? Come on. Based on the matchup, we’re cautiously optimistic about the Pack hosting San Francisco this week. If their “D” can contain the Cowboys’ offense, it should handle Alex Smith, Frank Gore and the 49ers. San Francisco’s pass defense is still suspect. It picked Jay Cutler off five times last week but still allowed over 300 yards, suggesting that Cutler may have been giving them the ball with dumb throws as opposed to them taking it. As long as Rodgers gets some semblance of pocket protection, he should lead Green Bay to a second straight win.

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NFL Betting – More Week 10 Picks

NFL Betting – More Week 10 Picks On a busy sportsbook weekend, it makes sense to do our NFL picks in two installments, doesn’t it? We started you out on Monday with a few games; here are a few more to choose from.

Atlanta Falcons (-1.5) @ Carolina Panthers

Sunday, November 15, 1:00 p.m. ET

There are trap games hidden among NFL picks every week and this could be one of them. Matt Ryan has a bright future in the NFL and he’s looked like a Pro Bowler at times this season but he’s quietly struggling of late. He’s failed to top 200 yards in three of his last four games. Over that span, he’s been sacked 10 times and thrown eight interceptions versus six touchdown passes. He has a tough assignment again this week against the Panthers’ No. 6 pass defense.

The Falcons and Panthers each allow 120-plus rushing yards per game, so we should see big days from Michael Turner and DeAngelo Williams (if he’s healthy enough to play). Since the Falcons don’t stop the pass or the run too well, however, I like Carolina to outscore them and ride the home crowd to a minor upset.

Online betting pick: Panthers +1.5

New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)

Sunday, November 15, 8:20 p.m. ET

In the sports hierarchy this weekend, Pacquiao Cotto odds and this Sunday night football game reign supreme. The Colts remain undefeated but have cruised through a powder-puff schedule thus far. They may not have the killer instinct to handle a very confident Patriots team this week. Even though the Colts rush the passer well, the Pats are prepared for it; Tom Brady’s line only allowed one sack over two games against the aggressive Jets and Ravens. Brady is really clicking with his receivers right now and won’t hesitate to take shots downfield against an injury-riddled Colts secondary.

Online betting pick: Patriots +2.5

Sportsbook players everywhere are anxiously awaiting on Sunday night’s televised showdown between New England and Indianapolis, which is annually one of the most anticipated games of the season. As usual, the spotlight should be planted on the game’s star quarterbacks, New England’s Tom Brady and Indianapolis’ Peyton Manning.

Patriots vs Colts odds – Sunday, November 15, 8:20 PM ET

The Patriots (6-2) returned from their bye to win their third straight game, beating Miami 27-17 behind 332 yards on 25-of-37 passing from Brady, along with a touchdown and a pick. The duo of Brady and Randy Moss again proved to be too much for the opposition at Moss had six catches for 147 yards and a score for the Patriots, who also got 82 yards and a touchdown on the ground from Laurance Maroney. If the Patriots’ offense could get some balance, their already-good NFL odds would probably go through the roof.

The Colts (8-0) adhered to the phrase, “you have to be good to be lucky” as Houston missed a field goal at the end of regulation in a 20-17 Indianapolis win at home. It looked like the Colts were about to roll, as they led 10-0 after 15 minutes and Manning was on fire. He still finished 34-of-50 for 318 yards, a touchdown and a pick, but the Colts really didn’t put away the Texans, who committed 13 penalties. The defense came through when it was needed, though, and they’re essential to the Colts’ Super Bowl odds.

Online betting odds are favoring the Colts at home by 2.5 points, and they’ve won four of their last five against the Patriots. However, this is a rare chance for the Patriots to overcome NFL odds as an underdog, as the Colts’ secondary is beat up, and this means that Brady and Moss could have a monster day, especially if Indianapolis goes away from the running game. New England is also fourth in the league in pass defense, which means they should be able to contain Manning, as much as possible anyway.

NFL picks: New England +2.5

NCAA Football Betting – West Virginia vs Cincinnati Preview/Pick

NCAA Football Betting – West Virginia vs Cincinnati Preview/Pick Sportsbook bettors have witnessed a strange season of college football, haven’t they? Here we are approaching bowl season with TCU and Cincinnati of all teams undefeated and cracking the national top five. The Cincinnati Bearcats get West Virginia at home this week and hope to exploit some key injuries to the Mountaineers. Let’s get our weekend sports picks going.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs (5) Cincinnati Bearcats

Friday, November 13, 8:00 p.m. ET

Favorite: Cincinnati -9.5

There’s plenty on the line for both teams Friday night. Believe it or not, West Virginia can still win the Big East if it beats Cincy this week and Pittsburgh next week. Cincinnati has even more at stake; if it keeps winning and one of the top four nationally ranked teams falters, the Bearcats could wind up in the BCS title game.

Offensively, West Virginia won’t match up with Cincinnati as well as it normally can. Quarterback Jarrett Brown is getting over a concussion and may be tentative in the pocket if he’s cleared to play. Speedy running back Noel Devine has a sprained ankle – a tough injury to play with for a guy who relies on explosiveness. With the Mountaineers top starters not at 100 per cent, the Bearcats should take over at home on “D.” They’ve allowed 20-plus points just once this season and give up just 12.3 points per game against their own conference.

Cincinnati’s offense is a consistent, well-oiled machine right now, having scored 28 or more points in every game this season. Quarterbacks Tony Pike and Zach Collaros are both effective signal callers, so the Bearcats can get it done with either guy starting. It also certainly helps to have a big-play threat like Mardy Gilyard. West Virginia’s defense is a Jekyll-and-Hyde show this year, kind of like the Carolina Panthers in NFL betting. It kept Louisville out of the end zone last week but got torched by South Florida for 431 yards the week prior. The difference: the South Florida game was a road matchup. We should thus expect the “Hyde” version of West Virginia’s defense to rear its ugly head at Cincinnati.

Here’s a parlay for you; pick the Mountaineers to romp at home Friday, then pick Pac-Man’s Pacquiao vs Cotto odds to romp on Saturday.

Pick: Cincinnati -9.5

NCAA Football Betting – Utah/TCU Pick

NCAA Football Betting – Utah/TCU Pick NFL odds and the slew of big fights will get lots of sportsbook attention this weekend. If you get too caught up in just those events, however, you’ll miss a pretty big college football matchup. In fact, Saturday’s battle with Utah may be the biggest game TCU has ever played. It’s not exactly Super Bowl betting but it’s pretty darned important.

(16) Utah Utes @ (4) TCU Horned Frogs

Saturday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. ET

Sportsbook favorite: TCU -19.5

Well, TCU, this game and the Mountain West Conference are yours to lose. The Horned Frogs are undefeated, enjoying their best season ever and warranting serious BCS title contention. Utah won’t sniff a national championship but could derail TCU’s dream season and challenge for the MWC with a road victory.

The 19.5-point spread seems a bit much but it’s a reflection of how dominant TCU’s offense has been of late (and of TCU playing at home). These guys can run the football like few other teams; they’ve hit 300 yards on the ground in two straight games and have seen eight different Horned Frogs find the end zone. Utah has its hands full facing a team ranking sixth in rushing and eighth in total offense.

On paper, Utah seems like it has a chance to bottle up TCU, as it hasn’t allowed more than 17 points in a game. But this isn’t last season’s smothering group; Utah simply hasn’t faced anyone worthwhile yet. It will need to score plenty of points to keep pace, but can the Utes’ O-line protect freshman quarterback Jordan Wynn?

It’s scary to think about what Wynn has ahead of him – travelling to TCU to battle the nation’s third-ranked defense. Only Florida and Texas rank higher than the Horned Frogs’ unit. That tells you how special this season is for TCU.

The first instinct is to bet against TCU covering that huge spread, but the matchup against a freshman QB is just too tempting. I like TCU to cover and keep generating BCS buzz. Pick TCU, then get ready for the Pacquiao Cotto odds.

Pick: TCU -19.5
Panthers, Falcons will run the ball like crazy; Delhomme will blow the game It's not a hair-raising bout like Pacquiao Cotto odds, but Atlanta vs. Carolina should still have nice entertainment value, particularly if you like seeing lots of rushing yards.

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Sunday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET

NFL betting line: Falcons -1.5

The Falcons (5-3) snapped a two-game losing streak by knocking off the Redskins 31-17. Michael Turner destroyed Washington with 166 yards; he's on fire right now, as he busted loose for 151 two weeks ago against New Orleans. Matt Ryan was a little underwhelming though he didn't need to do much last Sunday. He's been steady this season, but it hasn't been the breakout campaign many expected.

Defensively, Atlanta could be better. Holding the Redskins to 17 points is no big deal but the Falcons were shredded two weeks ago against the Saints (of course, who isn't?). Atlanta's rush defense is among the worst in the NFL at 123 yards per game.

That's good news for the Panthers, who have run the ball brilliantly lately. DeAngelo Williams is averaging nearly 140 yards per game in his last four starts while adding five touchdowns. He's also had a lot of help from running mate Jonathan Stewart, who has three touchdowns in the same span. The less quarterback Jake Delhomme throws the ball, the better.

Carolina allowed 24 second-half points to lose to New Orleans last week. The Panthers did a solid job against the run, but that's usually not the case; the Panthers allow 122 yards rushing per game. Pressure on the quarterback was very insignificant, though, as Drew Brees was sacked just one time. That doesn't inspire confidence in sportsbook bettors.

Both Carolina and Atlanta like running the ball and, right now, they're excelling at it. There should be wide open spaces since neither can stop the ground game, which puts added pressure on the quarterbacks. With both teams playing grind-it-out, possession-type football, one or two mistakes by the quarterback can change the game. That gives a big edge to Ryan and the Falcons over mistake-prone Delhomme. Bet on the Panthers with your NFL picks.

NFL Betting – Week 10 Early Look

NFL Betting – Week 10 Early Look Sportsbook action will be on fire this week with superstar fighters Manny Pacquiao and Randy Couture competing in their respective sports. It’s fitting, then, that NFL Week 10 features some epic slugfests of its own. Let’s take an early peek at the schedule and make a few football picks.

Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers (-3)

Thursday, November 12, 8:20 p.m. ET

You know the games are getting big in NFL betting when the Thursday matchups arrive. The freefalling Bears and 49ers are both desperate for a win. After many experts labeled Chicago a Super Bowl contender entering the season, we’re learning that the Bears are simply flawed. The O-line struggles to open up holes for Matt Forte; the Bears are 28th in the league in rushing. The Bears are also struggling to overcome injuries to Brian Urlacher and now Charles Tillman. They’re getting beaten for big plays, especially in the deep passing game, and have seen opposing quarterbacks toss five touchdown passes on them twice in the last three weeks.

The 49ers’ rep as a defensive juggernaut is fading fast. They can stop the run but teams are passing on them with ease of late. Now that the 49ers’ O-line is decimated by injury, it’s tough to imagine them consistently scoring enough to overcome their defensive woes. Bet on the Bears, who have the better big-play potential thanks to Jay Cutler’s arm.

Online betting pick: Bears +3

Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) @ Green Bay Packers

Sunday, November 15, 4:15 p.m. ET

Chins up, Packer fans. The truth is that 2009 wasn’t really your year. The Vikings have their day now and your guys will contend for a decade starting in 2010. There’s no questioning Green Bay’s talent, especially that of Aaron Rodgers. But this team is still gelling and maturing and won’t go anywhere until it learns how to protect its quarterback. Tampa Bay – Tampa Bay! -- sacked Rodgers six times. That’s horrible news for the Pack this week, as they face a much more legitimate pass rush. What’s the over/under on sacks for DaMarcus Ware in this game – 4.5? Rodgers needs better protection and needs to release the ball earlier. I don’t see the either of those things happening this week.

Green Bay’s pass defense is still pretty good – we’ll give them a mulligan on the Josh Freeman surprise – but the Cowboys moved the ball well enough to beat a superior Eagles defense last week. If in doubt, they’ll put the ball in Marion Barber and Felix Jones’ hands. Bet on Dallas.

Online betting pick: Cowboys -2.5

New England Patriots at Indianapolis ColtsNew England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8:20 p.m. ET

NFL betting odds: Colts -3

The Colts have opened the season with eight straight wins, but the past two came with a much higher degree of difficulty than the first six. The Colts dodged a bullet by beating Houston 20-17 last week, while topping San Francisco 18-14 two weeks earlier. The offense hasn't been quiet as effective in recent weeks; perhaps the 29th-ranked running game is finally catching up to the team. Peyton Manning is still excelling, of course. The veteran quarterback is making a run at the MVP award after surpassing 300 yards in all but one game this season.

New England can match Indy's offense. Tom Brady has thrown 10 touchdowns in his last three starts and finally looks like his old self. Randy Moss remains his most dangerous target, catching 19 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns in that span. Like Indianapolis, New England won't rely much on its running game. Something your betting system might have predicted: Laurence Maroney has enjoyed more action in recent weeks; he's averaging 82 yards per game with three touchdowns in his last three games.

Defensively, the Colts lead the NFL in fewest points per game. The "D" came through in a big way the past few weeks, bailing out the cool offense. Problems could be on the horizon, however. Marlin Jackson tore up his knee last week and will miss the season. Paired with Kelvin Hayden's knee injury and the Indy secondary is quite thin; two rookies—Jerraud Powers and Jacob Lacey—will start on Sunday. They'll need Indianapolis' active pass rush to create some havoc in the backfield.

The Patriots have been nearly as impressive on defense. They rank third in the NFL in fewest points per game and, while they aren't as sack-happy as the Colts, head coach Bill Belichick always creates schemes that confuse his opponents. Sportsbook fans have witnessed his genius plenty over the years.

Brady and Manning continue their rivalry but, in this one, Brady gets a big edge—he'll be facing two rookies. Yes, Indy's pass rush can cover some of those holes, but Brady is bound to slice and dice a few big plays. Randy Moss and Wes Welker will be too much for the Colts to handle; expect the Pats to outgun Indy on your NFL picks.