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Sean Green hosts the Sports Gambling Podcast and is our expert on losing money.
San Francisco 49ers At Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano has gone from almost being fired to being on fire, helping his team win and cover in four of their last five games. The 49ers, meanwhile, are a West Coast team going to the East Coast for a 1 p.m. kickoff, which is always tough, especially after a physical game against the Seahawks.
Teams playing the Seahawks are 4-8 ATS the following week, and I don’t see the 49ers bucking this trend. Some have compared Tampa QB Mike Glennon to Napoleon Dynamite, but with his arm strength I see him more as an Uncle Rico, fully capable of throwing a football “over them mountains.”
Buffalo Bills At Jacksonville Jaguars
Much like their Florida counterparts in Tampa Bay, the Jacksonville Jaguars also started 0-8 and then went 4-1 straight up and against the spread in their past five games.
The Bills continue their cursed existence, losing five of their last six, and showing little signs of a late resurgence. It was clearly going to be a long year for the Bills when a misplaced floor mat took out their free agent QB Kevin Kolb. I promised to never bet on the Jaguars again this season, but honestly if I had any self control I wouldn’t be blogging about bets in the first place.
Arizona Cardinals At Tennessee Titans
The Arizona Cardinals have already exceeded expectations this year by being in the playoff picture going into December. Besides their 8-5 straight up record, they’ve been great to gamblers as well, going 9-4 against the spread.
The Titans, meanwhile, are the teacup Yorkies of the NFL (awful small dogs), going 1-4 when getting 0-6 pts. Arizona’s defense is in the top five, and John Abraham is a sack machine. Will Ryan Fitzmagic have enough to beat the Cardinals? Outlook not so good…
Prosperous Prop Bets
1st Score: San Diego vs Denver
With legalization in Colorado, the only thing higher than the fans will be the total score.
Shortest Field Goal Made: San Diego vs Denver
Over 25.5 yards
At this elevation, a 26-yard field goal is easier than kicking a baby, but seriously, don’t kick the baby!