NFL Wagering Totals Reflect Lack Of Defense Being Played

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In years past, this late into the season teams have usually defined the structure of the league, and this year, that structure includes plenty of offense and a lack of defense.

Of the thirteen games that will be played this weekend, ten of them have betting totals that are 40 or above, a sign that there is not much defense being played in the NFL this season.

Sunday’s games are highlighted by two games with totals of 48. The Giants and Dolphins are playing all the way on the other side of the World, in London, and odds makers feel that they will put on an offensive show.

The other game with a total of 48 is the Steelers and the Bengals, both of whom bring high powered offenses into the game. The total seems a bit high, though, considering the Steelers have given up the fewest points in the league so far.

The Monday night game between Green Bay and Denver is the next highest total at 47.5. The Packers have been scoring a lot of points with Brett Favre seeming to be rejuvenated, and the Broncos might be back on track offensively after a strong showing against Pittsburgh last year.

Another surprise arises in the next tier of games with high totals as the Bears, with their usually stingy defense, will be facing a Lions team that has been scoring points in bunches. The total for this game is 45.

Usually, as the season wears on and teams find their grooves the betting totals come down, but this is not the case this year as the offenses have been dominant, leading to weeks such as this with totals stretching into the upper 40’s.…

NFL Smoke Clears From Epic Game And Gambling Begins For Week 10

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The Patriots and colts game last weekend lived up to its hype as the game came down to the last five minutes and the Patriots pulled out the victory, but they did not cover the point spread of five, they won by four.

Now gamblers have turned their attention to week 10 and there are a number of intriguing match ups for bettors to feast their eyes on.

The highly anticipated rematch of week ones game between the Giants and Cowboys is this Sunday, but New York is a different team than the first time they met and the point spread reflects that.

The Cowboys, with one loss on the season, are favored by 1.5.

Another divisional game with surprising importance is the Steelers and Browns. the two teams will be playing in Pittsburgh with the winner coming out of the game with the division lead. The Steelers are 9.5 point favorites.

In the AFC, the upstart Tennessee Titans travel to play Jacksonville, the game has no spread yet due to the status of some injuries to key players.

The Colts and Chargers in what seemed like an eye catching game before the season started, but San Diego has played poorly and the Colts are a 3.5 point favorite on the road in this one.

The season is heading into a crucial part of its season as divisional games could mean the difference in tiebreakers for teams with the same record at the end of the year, so gamblers will have to proceed with caution when trying to handicap this weeks games.…