Another Sunday filled with NFL awaits us, as we are now almost at the midway point of the 2012 NFL season. In week 8, we will see some great matchups and terrific winning betting opportunities.
The 1 PM slate of games features 9 games, out of which I will give you my two best picks for you to bank on. Teams enjoying bye weeks this time around are: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Houston.
My first winning pick comes from an AFC East math up, as the (3-3) Miami Dolphins [+2] travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the (3-4) New York Jets [-2]. The OVER/UNDER in this game is set at a combined total of 39.5 points.
When opening lines for this game were first announced, the Jets were actually favored by a field goal (3 points). However, all the action in Miami’s way has forced NFL oddsmakers to readjust their lines. As we near kickoff, the most recent lines have the Jets as favorites by a safety.
If I were you, I would tell all the betting population “thank you very much,” and then I will put my money on the Jets. Now only has NY played much better teams thus far this season, but their defense is also much improved. Look for Sanchez to have a big day through the air, and perhaps even Tim Tebow will get a few touches. In the end, I like the Jets by at least a field goal in this AFC East showdown.
My second winning pick for Sunday’s 1 PM games features the (3-3) San Diego Chargers [-3] paying a visit to the (1-6) Cleveland Browns [+3]. The OVER/UNDER for this game is set at a total of 43.5 points. This is another game in which I find myself scratching my head going “What in the world are NFL oddsmakers thinking?”
Again, much like in the case of the Fins-jets game, there’s nothing to do with this NFL betting odds matchup except saying, “Thanks a bunch,” taking the Bolts by at least two touchdowns over the Browns and collecting what’s yours. Coming off a bye week, and more so a loss, I expect this game to be a blowout in favor of the Chargers by the time it reaches halftime. I also like the OVER in this one!
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