Week 10 of the NFL season gets underway on Friday as the Oakland Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers from 12.20pm! As usual, we have a full preview and tips for some of the key games across the Week 10 slate below.
Oakland (4-4) is back in the AFC Wildcard race after a thrilling 31-24 home victory over the Lions in Week 9. The Raiders D just held on in the last few seconds as Detroit couldn't find the endzone to tie up the scores at 31. Josh Jacobs continued his impressive rookie season with 120 rushing yards and 2 scores. However, the Raiders secondary is going to be a real concern against the Chargers. Oakland ranks dead last in the NFL for passing yards and now meet the tough combination of Phillip Rivers / Keenan Allen. The other question mark for the Raiders will be moving the chains in the air against a Chargers D that allowed just 11 points to the high flying Packers last week.
A huge 26-11 upset win over the Packers has the 4-5 Chargers back in playoff contention. They've been an inconsistent team for most of the season but it looks like the Bolts are hitting peak form at the moment. Their defence was especially good after keeping the Packers high powered offence in check last week. Rivers has historically owned the Raiders with 45 passing touchdowns in his career and the Chargers have won the last 4 meetings. Last year, they swept the season series with a 20-6 win in Oakland and 26-10 at home.
This looks like another tough matchup for the Raiders D, which has struggled all year to stop the passing game. Chargers RB Melvin Gordon also looks to be back in-form, which should open up play-action for Rivers. On the flip side, the Chargers pass D should be able to contain Derek Carr and his weapons. So we like the Chargers at the line as they've covered in the last 4 meetings with Oakland.
The 6-3 Vikings missed a great opportunity to bridge the gap in the NFC North last week with a 26-23 loss in Kansas City. The 3 point defeat snapped a 4 game winning streak for the Vikes and they'll be back on the road in this clash with the Cowboys. Dalvin Cook had one of his quieter games of the year and it looks like top WR Adam Thielen will miss with a hamstring issue. So Kirk Cousins will need to find his combination with Diggs and hope the Vikings can get a better showing on the ground.
Dallas leads the NFC East with a 5-4 record and have easily disposed of the Giants (37-18) and Eagles (37-10) in this 2 game winning streak. Ezekiel Elliott has now rushed for 100+ yards in 3 straight games and will be looking to exploit the Vikings run D after last week's effort. Prescott comes off 3 TD passes against the Giants and the Cowboys continue to be a strong passing team as they rank 4th in the NFL. Meanwhile, the defence of last year has returned over the last 2 weeks and they'll look to continue that form against Kirk Cousins.
This clash features two of the best running backs in the NFL and we believe that the gameplan for either side will be controlling the clock with the running game. So we have to like the Under. It's 9-2 in the Vikings last 11 games against the NFC and 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Under is also 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and Dallas has allowed just 28 points in the last 2 weeks.
The game of the week has to wait until Tuesday as the undefeated 49ers face the 7-2 Seahawks in a huge NFC West battle. Starting with Seattle, they outlasted the Bucs last time out with a 40-34 OT victory. Wilson starred with 5 TD passes and his combination with Tyler Lockett will be something to watch in this clash. They should be confident of an upset considering they've won all 4 road games this season. However, their pass D has struggled against the Falcons and Bucs over the last 2 weeks and will need to improve against the 49ers.
The undefeated 49ers are back at home in Week 10 and should be well-rested. They survived a scare against the Cardinals last Thursday, coming away with a 28-25 victory. Emmanuel Sanders is enjoying his time in San Francisco after back to back games with a TD. So he'll look to continue the momentum against the struggling Seahawks secondary. In the running game, Matt Breida returned from injury with a solid showing against the Cardinals. Meanwhile, Garoppolo tossed 4 touchdowns and is showing signs of why the 49ers made the trade with the Patriots a few seasons ago. Arguably, the most improved part of this 49ers team is the defence. They've given up 12.8 ppg (2nd) and just 138 passing yards per game (1st).
The best bet in this game looks to be the Over in what should be a shootout between Garoppolo and Wilson. Over has a 6-1 record in the Seahawks last 7 games against the division and the 49ers also have a positive record at 5-1 when playing against a NFC West opponent. Between these two sides, the Over is 5-2 as well.
Round 14 of the NRL season wraps up on Sunday with two big matches. It's the Knights taking on the Sea Eagles, followed by the Tigers and Bulldogs. Our NRL guru Scooby is back with his preview and NRL tips for both Sunday NRL matches. read more
The 2020 AFL season continues on Sunday with a great little three game slate! PuntingInDanger has been on fire of late and he takes a look at all three games and gives his betting tips here! read more
The NBA Playoffs kick off this Tuesday morning and we will have you covered with a series preview for every matchup throughout the post-season! See our full preview and betting picks for all four Western Conference 1st Round matchups HERE! read more
The NBA Playoffs officially kick off on Tuesday morning and we will be bringing you a full preview and betting picks for every series throughout the post-season! We start our coverage by taking a look at the four 1st Round matchups in the Eastern Conference here. read more
Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more
Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more
Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more
Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more
It seems like only suspension can stop Lachie Neale from securing the Brownlow win after another brilliant performance in Round 11, but there are plenty of other Brownlow betting markets that we'll be tackling as markets open. Let's take a closer look at our Round 11 Brownlow vote predictions. read more
Round 12 in the AFL season gets underway on Thrusday night with the 'Battle of the Bridge' between Sydney and GWS taking place at Optus Stadium. As usual, we have all of the odds for the weekend's action, with the Round 12 odds coming via our friends at Sportsbet. read more
WA racing's leviathan owner-breeder Bob Peters has sent six of his best horses across the Nullabor to tackle some of Australia's biggest races this Spring. Tim Geers takes a look at each of the star WA horses and what races we might see them in throughout the Melbourne Spring. read more
Round 11 of the AFL season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we have you covered with all of the odds for every game courtesy of our friends at Sportsbet! read more