It feels like just yesterday that the 2015 NFL season was kicking off, but alas, we have reached the halfway mark as we offer up our NFL Week 8 preview and betting tips.
_ _ _
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (Friday, October 30 at 11.25am AEST)
Thursday night football we have the undefeated Patriots hosting the 3-3 Miami Dolphins. The Patriots are favoured by 8 points with the total currently sitting at 51.0.
There are a number of factors going against the Patriots in terms of covering the 8 points. The Patriots are playing their second game in five days against a division rival that’s has won two straight, after sacking head coach Joe Philbin.
Tom Brady will also have to face one of the better pass defenses in the league which makes me think the Pats will run the ball against the 31st ranked Dolphins run defense. So with that being said I believe the Patriots will win in a lower than average scoring game.
Tip: Miami Dolphins at the line (+8.0) - $1.90 at Sportsbet
+ Total Game Score Under 50.5 - $2.00 at CrownBet
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys (Monday, October 2 at 8.25am AEST)
The Seahawks will be hoping they can get some momentum going after grabbing a 20-3 victory against the 49ers in week 7. While the Dallas Cowboys have lost four straight after losing quarterback Tony Romo.
I just can’t see a way that the Dallas Cowboys can win this game. Their quarterback Matt Cassell looked terrible against a bad defense (NYG) and now he will face a Seattle defense that looked very sharp in week 7. The only strategy the Cowboys can adopt is running the ball with Darren McFadden but the Seahawks allow just 94 yards on the ground and I’m guessing a whole lot less if they know it’s coming.
Tip: Seattle Seahawks at the line (-6.0) - $1.92 at CrownBet
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos (Monday, October 2 at 12:30pm AEST)
A Sunday night primetime matchup between two undefeated teams featuring two hall of fame quarterbacks.
The 6-0 Green Bay Packers have looked and played like super bowl favourites however they haven’t faced a top team such as the Denver Broncos (also 6-0)obviously tonight’s game will provide a very good gauge at where these two teams are actually at.
The Broncos have the number 1 ranked defense allowing just 1688 total yards. Although I question this stat and tonight’s game will show that.
The Packers are known for having an amazing quarterback and Offense although their defense is often forgotten about and they are actually a very stout defense. Ranking 11th overall allowing 2130 yards and although they allow more yards than Denver they actually allow just 16.8 points per game compared to Denver who allow 17 points per game.
I believe Denver is very lucky to be 6-0 and Green Bay will make a statement at Mile High stadium.
Tip: Green Bay Packers at the line (-3.0) - $2.00 at CrownBet
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers (Tuesday, October 3 at 12:30pm AEST)
Monday night football has two divisional leaders doing battle. AFC South leaders the Indianapolis Colts travel to Carolina and face the undefeated NFC South Panthers. It’s hard to believe the Colts are on top with a losing record (3-4) but that’s how bad the AFC South is at the moment. Meanwhile the Carolina Panthers are 6-0 and playing some old school “punch them in the mouth” style football and I love watching this style of football.
Carolina will welcome the last ranked (32nd) defense in the country with the Colts allowing 24.9 points per game.
The Colts will not be looking forward to the Panthers number 5 ranked rushing attack that have been consistently putting up 27 points per game. The line started in favour of the Panthers at 5.5 and is now sitting at 7. I am not 100% confident the Panthers can cover although I think they will win and their should be plenty of points scored.
Tip: Colts / Panthers Total Game Score Over 4.65 - $1.95 at CrownBet
_ _ _
If you like betting on the NFL, you're going to love these promotions!
Consider placing your NFL Multi bets at Sportsbet - get a 20% boost up to $200 on all 4+ leg head-to-head multis this NFL season!
This is great value from MadBookie - place any head-to-head NFL bet up to $100 this week and if your team leads at half time, but lose, get your stake back as a bonus bet!
Click to sign-up to MadBookie and get a $600 bonus for a $500 deposit!
Another great NFL betting promotion - place an 'in-play' live bet on any Week 6 game and if your selected team scores last, but you lose your bet, get money back up to $50!
Want a $700 sign-up bonus? Then click here to sign-up to William Hill!
If you place a 4+leg head-to-head multi at Sportsbet and get just one leg wrong, you will get a matched bonus bet equal to your stake up to $50.
This is a greta value one from Palmerbet - place a Monday Night Fotball head-to-head bet and if your team lead at any break, but lose, get your money back up to $100!
Click here to sign-up to Palmerbet and also claim a big $500 sign-up bonus!
Make sure to read full terms and conditions of any betting promotion before placing any bets.
_ _ _
Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly. Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!
The third edition of the National Electronic Sports Tournament gets underway this weekend with 8 of the best Chinese League of Legends teams duelling it out. we preview the event and give our betting tips here read more
Indigenous Round continues on Sunday with another three games on the card to wrap up AFL Round 10! We preview all the games and give our best bets here! read more
Racing returns to headquarters in Melbourne this Saturday, with a nine-race card at Flemington. Check out our preview and betting tips for every race on the card here! read more
There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more
Harness racing form can be daunting to punters that are new to the sport and form analysis for the trots is certainly different to that of the gallops or greyhounds. We've listed what we think the most important factors to consider are when studying the form for a trots race. read more
Barrier draws are crucial in racing and they are especially important in harness racing. We've explained why barriers are such a key part of harness racing form study and their importance to determining a horse's chances here. read more
There are many common terms used in harness racing that may not make sense to those new to the sport. Our harness racing glossary will help you understand what some of the key terminology means. read more
Round 10 of the AFL season offers a fantastic nine game slate kicking off Friday night with the Swans hosting the Magpies! We have all of the odds for the Round 10 action here read more
Our 2019 Brownlow Medal leader was the only contender to pick up votes during Round 9 according to our vote predictions. Do we have it right? Check out our thoughts for each AFL match here. read more
We have nine players within three votes of the leader in the race for the 2019 Brownlow Medal after Round 8 of the AFL season. Check out where our votes went and who the big movers are here: read more
We're up to Round 9 of the 2019 AFL season, with the action kicking off on Friday night with West Coast hosting Melbourne. Here's the Round 9 betting odds and lines for every match of the round, with thanks to BetEasy. read more