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Posted by: orioles on Jun 9, 2013 at 02:50:48 PM
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Posted by: orioles on Feb 3, 2013 at 07:26:48 PM
The pick is San Francisco. The Ravens have hit their straps at just the right time and the occasionally frustrating Joe Flacco has become the pocket passer par excellence – 8TDs, no picks. That form has been down to the protection Flacco has been afforded by his offensive line, and the 49ers will need to find a way to get pressure on the Ravens’ QB; the worry here is that Justin Smith and Aldon Smith haven’t shown much recently. Despite having a premium back at his disposal, Jim Caldwell must know that letting Flacco throw against the 49ers’ weakest defensive element, their secondary, is Baltimore’s best chance. Pistol packing Colin Kaepernick. The knock is that he lacks Flacco’s experience and will fold in the big game, but I can’t see it. Atlanta challenged him to ...
Posted by: orioles on Jan 20, 2013 at 02:26:32 PM
[u][b]Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots[/b][/u] The Pats look 'the team most likely' here, largely because their offense doesn't miss a step, even when it loses key players. The question for the purposes of picking ATS, is whether the Ravens can get within 8 points. I've opposed Baltimore all year,and they've murdered me, but I'm going to roll with them here: Flacco has been competent (10.8 YPA, and five scores to zero picks) and deep threats that can give the Pats' secondary problems. Torrey Smith will likely draw Aqib Talib, so look for Pitta and Boldin underneath against injured safeties. Baltimore also have run game that, even against this New England defense, is a danger. I'll take the points. [b]Pick: Baltimore Ravens +8 @ 1.91 [i]Pick: 1st TD Ray Rice @ 9 Pick:...
Posted by: orioles on Jan 13, 2013 at 04:06:56 PM
[u][b]Houston Texans at New England Patriots Sky Sports 9.30pm[/b][/u] New England have too many weapons and are too strong against the run for the anaemic Texans to keep pace. [b]Pick: New England Patriots -9 @ 1.91 [i]Pick: 1st TD Aaron Hernandez @ 13 Pick: Anytime TD Andre Johnson @ 2.65[/i][/b] [u][b]Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Sky Sports 6pm[/b][/u] Apart from a couple of nice priced TD scorers, yesterday was a car wreck, and just in case I thought the football gods would give me a break, I spent an hour writing up today's games, only for one of my daughters to climb up and turn the computer off! She's done y'all a favour though - I'm not writing that crap out again. I like the Falcons here, with a couple of reservations; Marshawn Lynch is the Seahawks'...
Posted by: orioles on Jan 12, 2013 at 06:26:15 PM
[u][b]Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos Sky Sports, Saturday 9.30pm[/b][/u] The Ravens have killed me this season, with Flacco alternating between hopeless and highly competent. However, today (even giving up so many points) I'm going to take Denver to finally put an end to my nightmare. Last week, I suggested that Ray Lewis may prove a liability, and although he made 13 tackles in the game, this quote from the Baltimore Sun may be telling, because today I expect Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to make more of Rice’s shortcomings: ‘According to the guys over at Pro Football Focus, Lewis was the team's lowest graded defender Sunday... Of course, these grades are subjective, but Pro Football Focus is a reliable and respected stats website.’ [i]Baltimore Sun, Jan 7[/i] As...
Posted by: orioles on Jan 5, 2013 at 09:39:37 PM
In my season preview, Green Bay was one of my picks to win it all (for the record, my post-season picks were: AFC Champions - Patriots. NFC Champions - Packers. Super Bowl - Packers; Texans) and I'm going to roll with the Pack here, although this is a lot of points to give a side with Adrian Peterson in it. The Vikings aren't exactly a mystery on offense: over the last 10 games of the season, Peterson ran for 1598 yards, Christian Ponder only threw for 1501! Green Bay has surrendered over 400 rushing yards to Minnesota this season. Peterson's heroics last week however, saw him carry the ball a season-high 34 times, and now he plays off a short week. It appears AD is superhuman, but that's a hell of an ask. Also, Peterson hasn't found Green Bay a happy hunting ground; the Packers have...
Posted by: orioles on Jan 5, 2013 at 05:32:03 PM
These teams are strikingly similar in some respects: Andy Dalton has looked poor down the stretch; in the last five games, he has seven turnovers against four touchdowns. Similarly,Matt Schaub has thrown one TD and three picks over the last four games. The gameplans on defense shouldn’t be too hard to divine therefore: Mike Zimmer will blitz all afternoon against Schaub. The Bengals’ D have turned into an excellent unit as the season has gone on. Over the last eight weeks, they rank first in average points against (12.8 per game), second in sacks (31), second in turnovers (19) and third in average yards allowed (307.4) Those stats have flowed mostly from the front seven, who are going to challenge the Texans severely. Similarly, Wade Phillips will throw J.J. Watt at Dalton. Watt...
Posted by: orioles on Dec 30, 2012 at 02:49:12 PM
Once again, the live games are bets I particularly like and they are worth throwing into a multiple: [b]Chicago -3 Green Bay -3 Houston -6.5[/b] [i] £15 Trixie pays £200[/i] [b]Bears at Detroit[/b] I've mentioned before that I'm not a fan of situational betting, but the Bears have to win to have a chance at the post-season and that must play here. More important is the ability of the Chicago' defense to take away the ball, coupled with Detroit's willingness to give it away: the Bears lead the league in causing turnovers and the Lions rank seventh in giveaways in the NFL. Matt Stafford will want to feed megatron to get him over the 2000yd mark and while it's a pretty terrifying thought that one of the finest wide receivers to have ever played football is going to be...
Posted by: orioles on Dec 23, 2012 at 08:27:21 PM
Two horribly out of sorts teams: the Giants struggled to move the chains last week and the Ravens have been badly hit by injuries - the key may be the return of Ahmad Bradshaw. [b]Pick: New York Giants -1.5 @ 1.91 [i] Pick: 1st TD Victor Cruz @ 8 Pick: Anytime TD Martellus Bennett @ 3[/i][/b]
Posted by: orioles on Dec 23, 2012 at 02:58:03 PM
I hope my reader will excuse my brevity, but I've got a house full of family and guests and long write-ups are out! I have to take the Steelers here; a tough defense, at home, against a team it has beaten ten of the last twelve times they've met. I want the half point, though, with a solid Bengals still in the hunt for the post-season. [b]Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -3 @ 1.85 [i] Pick: 1st TD A.J. Green @ 8.5 Pick: Anytime TD Heath Miller @ 2.1[/i][/b]
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