Bridgewater Remains Questionable; Packers Favored by Nine In Thursday Night NFL Action

Minnesota at Green Bay -9, Total=48

Teddy Bridgewater says he will be healthy enough to play, but Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t so optimistic.

“We will see how he is doing tomorrow,” said Zimmer. “It’s a long season so we don’t want to put him at risk.”

Bridgewater rolled his ankle on a quarterback sneak Sunday against Atlanta. The injury is minor, but the short week might prevent him from playing. He was limited during Wednesday’s practice and is officially listed as questionable for Thursday Night Football. If he can’t go, Christian Ponder will draw the start in a key NFC North battle.

The Vikings are listed as nine point underdogs at Anonibet.com, the granddaddy of bitcoin books. They will have their hands full even with a healthy Bridgewater, as the Packers offense seems to have put it together after a rout against Chicago. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns against the Bears.

Minnesota is 2-2 straight up and 2-2-0 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 22.7 points per game, and giving up 21 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, Minnesota is averaging 135 rushing yards per game on 29 attempts, 4.7 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 30 times per game for a total of 207 yards, averaging 5.8 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Minnesota has gained 342 total yards per game on an average of 59 plays.

On defense, the Vikings are allowing 354 yards per game on 62 plays for a 5.7 yards per play average. They have given up 16.9 yards per point so far this year. Minnesota’s opponents have run the ball 46% of the time, and are averaging 4 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 67.9% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 241 passing yards per game (7.2 yards per passing attempt).

Green Bay is averaging 23 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 24 points a game to its opponents. They have a 1-2-1 record against the spread, with a 2-2 straight up record. Defensively, Green Bay’s opponents are averaging 175.7 rushing yards per game on 38 attempts, a 4.6 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 32 times per game for a total of 214 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Green Bay’s opponents have gained 390 total yards per game on an average of 70.5 plays.

On offense, the Packers are averaging 307 yards per game on 53 plays, for a 5.8 yards per play average. They are averaging 13.3 yards per point so far this year. Green Bay runs the ball 39% of the time, and are averaging 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 66.2% of its passing attempts, good for 233.5 passing yards per game (7.2 yards per passing attempt).

Thursday Night Football: Battle of Miami in College Football Showdown

Florida Atlantic at Florida International +6.5, Total=46.5

Not much is going on in Miami these days, sporting-wise. The Dolphins are struggling, the Hurricanes aren’t doing much better, Marlins are done for the year, and Heat won’t start up for another month or so. So this rivalry game this week might get more attention than usual for Miami sports fans. Florida International is getting a little better from last year’s disaster, but they still lack the horses needed to compete with quality football teams. Florida Atlantic isn’t great but has taken care of business this year. After getting blown out by Nebraska and Alabama in their first two games, Atlantic beat Tulsa, lost a heartbreaker to Wyoming on the road, and beat Texas San Antonio as five point underdogs. According to Nitrogensports.eu, one of the great bitcoin sportsbooks opening up in recent years, Florida Atlantic is favored by 6.5 points. The total is set at 46.5

Florida Atlantic is 2-3 straight up and 3-1-1 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 23.4 points per game, and giving up 34.8 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, Florida Atlantic is averaging 128.2 rushing yards per game on 34 attempts, 3.8 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 27 times per game for a total of 185 yards, averaging 5 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Florida Atlantic has gained 314 total yards per game on an average of 61 plays.

On defense, Florida Atlantic is allowing 503 yards per game on 77 plays for a 7 yards per play average. They have given up 14 yards per point so far this year. Florida Atlantic’s opponents have run the ball 52% of the time, and are averaging 6 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 52.2% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 281 passing yards per game (8 yards per passing attempt).

Florida International is averaging 22 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 23 points a game to its opponents. They have a 3-1-1 record against the spread, with a 2-3 straight up record. Defensively, Fla International’s opponents are averaging 139.8 rushing yards per game on 43 attempts, a 3.3 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 26 times per game for a total of 178 yards, averaging 5 yards per passing attempt.

Overall, Florida International’s opponents have gained 318 total yards per game on an average of 69 plays. On offense, Florida International is averaging 272 yards per game on 65 plays, for a 4 yards per play average. They are averaging 13 yards per point so far this year. Florida International runs the ball 54% of the time, and are averaging 2.4 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 51.7% of its passing attempts, good for 185.8 passing yards per game (6.2 yards per passing attempt).

Betting the NFL: Chiefs Take On Patriots in Monday Night Showdown

New England at Kansas City +3, Total=47

The noise record for an NFL stadium, according to Guinness, is 137.7 decibels. That’s louder than a jackhammer (95 dB), a motorcycle (100 dB) and a loud rock concert (115 dB). It’s also louder than the self-dubbed “12th Man” was at Century Link Stadium in Seattle on December 2, 2013 (137.6 dB).

Seattle fans set the record for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium that night, taking it away from Arrowhead Stadium. Tonight, Chiefs fans will try to get that back. And along the way, they hope to put the Chiefs back into playoff contention and even their record out at 2-2.

“It’s prime time. The lights are going to be on,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said. “It’s going to be fun. Hopefully Arrowhead gives us the rocking stadium that we’re used to and get the Sea of Red jumping.”

Smith will get running back Jamaal Charles back, and knows he’s going to have a tough go at it tonight.

“They’re a very stout defense,” he said. “But as football is, you got to come out and play physical. Take them both physically and mentally out of the game and then from that point on, it’s just based off of execution and making plays when needed.”

BetVIP.com, one of the best bitcoin sportsbook to start up in recent years, opened the game earlier this week at New England -4, with the line currently sitting at New England -3. The consensus average line using 15 different computer models is New England -1.6. What do individual computer models predict? The Computer Adjusted Line has Kansas City +3. Pi-Rite is Kansas City -1.1. Donchess makes it New England -1.9. Dwiggins makes the number New England -3.2, and David/Pasteur has the line at Kansas City -0.4.

New England is 2-1 straight up and 1-2-0 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 22 points per game, and giving up 16.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, the Patriots are averaging 105 rushing yards per game on 30 attempts, 3.5 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 38 times per game for a total of 196 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per passing attempt. Overall, New England has gained 301 total yards per game on an average of 68 plays.

On defense, New England is allowing 273 yards per game on 60 plays for a 4.5 yards per play average. They have given up 16.7 yards per point so far this year. New England’s opponents have run the ball 44% of the time, and are averaging 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 56.9% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 169 passing yards per game (5 yards per passing attempt).

The Chiefs are averaging 20 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 22 points a game to its opponents. They have a 2-1-0 record against the spread, with a 1-2 straight up record. Defensively, Kansas City’s opponents are averaging 130.3 rushing yards per game on 26 attempts, a 5.1 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 34 times per game for a total of 223.7 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Kansas City’s opponents have gained 354 total yards per game on an average of 59.7 plays.

On offense, the Chiefs averaging 322 yards per game on 64 plays, for a 5.1 yards per play average. They are averaging 15.9 yards per point so far this year. Kansas City runs the ball 47% of the time, and are averaging 4.2 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 62.7% of its passing attempts, good for 197.7 passing yards per game (5.8 yards per passing attempt).

Sunday Night Football: Cowboys Host Saints as Three Point Underdogs

New Orleans at Dallas +3, Total=54.5

The New Orleans Saints will look to even up their record at 2-2 when they square off against the Dallas Cowboys on the Sunday night prime time game on ABC. The Saints struggled in their first two games but broke through on the win column with a 20-9 victory over the Adrian Peterson-less Minnesota Vikins.

The Cowboys have won two straight after dropping their first game of the year. Their offense is one of the most efficient in the NFL, led by RB DeMarco Murray. Murray is leading the NFL in rushing with 75 carries for 385 yards (5.1 avg.) with three touchdowns.

Dallas holds a 15-11 edge in the all-time series, but the Saints have won eight of the last nine games between the two teams. New Orleans destroyed the Cowboys in their last matchup, a 49-17 whipping on November 10, 2013 the Superdome.

Nitrogensports.eu opened the game earlier this week at New Orleans -3, with the line currently sitting at New Orleans -3. The consensus average line using 15 different computer models is New Orleans -1.4. What do individual computer models predict? The Computer Adjusted Line has Dallas 3. Pi-Rite is Dallas 3.9. Donchess makes it Dallas -3.9. Dwiggins makes the number Dallas 1, and David/Pasteur has the line at Dallas -2.4.

New Orleans is 1-2 straight up and 1-2-0 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 26 points per game, and giving up 24 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, New Orleans is averaging 140.3 rushing yards per game on 29 attempts, 4.8 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 39 times per game for a total of 281 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per passing attempt. Overall, New Orleans has gained 422 total yards per game on an average of 68 plays.

On defense, New Orleans is allowing 380 yards per game on 64 plays for a 6 yards per play average. They have given up 15.8 yards per point so far this year. New Orleans’s opponents have run the ball 40% of the time, and are averaging 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 63.2% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 278 passing yards per game (7.3 yards per passing attempt).

Dallas is averaging 26 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 23 points a game to its opponents. They have a 2-1-0 record against the spread, with a 2-1 straight up record. Defensively, Dallas’s opponents are averaging 110 rushing yards per game on 24 attempts, a 4.5 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 33 times per game for a total of 250.3 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Dallas’s opponents have gained 360 total yards per game on an average of 57.3 plays.

On offense, Dallas is averaging 363 yards per game on 61 plays, for a 5.9 yards per play average. They are averaging 14.2 yards per point so far this year. Dallas runs the ball 52% of the time, and are averaging 4.9 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 67.4% of its passing attempts, good for 206.7 passing yards per game (7 yards per passing attempt).

Carolina Underdogs at Baltimore in Sunday NFL Action

Carolina at Baltimore -3.5, Total=41

The Panthers were embarrassed on Sunday night, allowing the Steelers to run all over their vaunted defense for 264 yards. Baltimore likely won’t have that much fortune; they are reduced to 4th round running back Lorenzo Taliaferro to carry the ball after the Ray Rice dismissal and injury problems to Bernard Pierce. Dennis Pitta, a key weapon for quarterback Joe Flacco, will also miss the game for Baltimore.

Jetwin.com opened the game earlier this week at Carolina +3, with the line currently sitting at Carolina +3.5. The consensus average line using 15 different computer models is Carolina 4.4. What do individual computer models predict? The Computer Adjusted Line has Baltimore -3.5. Pi-Rite is Baltimore -1.9. Donchess makes it Baltimore -3.5. Dwiggins makes the number Baltimore -8.2, and David/Pasteur has the line at Baltimore -1.8.

Carolina is 2-1 straight up and 2-1-0 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 21 points per game, and giving up 19.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, Carolina is averaging 72.3 rushing yards per game on 22 attempts, 3.2 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 36 times per game for a total of 260 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Carolina has gained 332 total yards per game on an average of 59 plays.

On defense, Carolina is allowing 347 yards per game on 61 plays for a 5.7 yards per play average. They have given up 17.9 yards per point so far this year. Carolina’s opponents have run the ball 38% of the time, and are averaging a whopping 6.3 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 62.8% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 202 passing yards per game (5.4 yards per passing attempt).

Baltimore is averaging 22 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 17 points a game to its opponents. They have a 2-1-0 record against the spread, with a 2-1 straight up record. Defensively, Baltimore’s opponents are averaging 89.7 rushing yards per game on 24 attempts, a 3.7 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 33 times per game for a total of 262.3 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Baltimore’s opponents have gained 352 total yards per game on an average of 57.7 plays.

On offense, Baltimore is averaging 373 yards per game on 70 plays, for a 5.3 yards per play average. They are averaging 17.2 yards per point so far this year. Baltimore runs the ball 42% of the time, and are averaging 4.6 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 61.5% of its passing attempts, good for 237.3 passing yards per game (5.8 yards per passing attempt).

Betting the NFL: Buffalo At Houston

Buffalo at Houston -3, Total=42.5

Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick started the season out strong, but ran into a hiccup last week against the New York Giants, throwing three interceptions in the process. He wasn’t helped when Arian Foster, the leading rusher in the NFL after two games, sat out the game with hamstring problems.

Betcoin.ag opened the game earlier this week at Buffalo 4, with the line currently sitting at Buffalo 3. The consensus average line using 15 different computer models is Buffalo +0.3. What do individual computer models predict? The Computer Adjusted Line has Houston -2.5. Pi-Rite is Houston -1.4. Donchess makes it Houston +3.5. Dwiggins makes the number Houston -1.5, and David/Pasteur has the line at Houston -2.

Buffalo is 2-1 straight up and 2-1-0 against the line so far this year. They are averaging 20.7 points per game, and giving up 17.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, Buffalo is averaging 131 rushing yards per game on 29 attempts, 4.5 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 29 times per game for a total of 191 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per passing attempt. Overall, Buffalo has gained 322 total yards per game on an average of 59 plays.

On defense, Buffalo is allowing 351 yards per game on 66 plays for a 5.3 yards per play average. They have given up 20.2 yards per point so far this year. Buffalo’s opponents have run the ball 38% of the time, and are averaging 3.3 yards per rushing attempt. The team has allowed completions on 67.5% of its opponents’ passing attempts, good for 267 passing yards per game (6.5 yards per passing attempt).

Houston is averaging 21 points per game so far in 2014, while allowing 17 points a game to its opponents. They have a 2-1-0 record against the spread, with a 2-1 straight up record. Defensively, Houston’s opponents are averaging 141.7 rushing yards per game on 27 attempts, a 5.2 yards per carry average. They are throwing the ball 36 times per game for a total of 243.3 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per passing attempt.

Overall, Houston’s opponents have gained 385 total yards per game on an average of 63 plays. On offense, Houston is averaging 351 yards per game on 60 plays, for a 5.9 yards per play average. They are averaging 16.5 yards per point so far this year. Houston runs the ball 58% of the time, and are averaging 4.1 yards per rushing attempt. The team has completed 64.5% of its passing attempts, good for 210.7 passing yards per game (8.3 yards per passing attempt).