It is the greatest time of year. All weekend long, you can find football everywhere and, for bettors looking to increase their bankrolls, the possibilities are almost endless. It has actually already begun with Thursday night action in both college and professional football. It continues with a full slate of college games on Saturday and the NFL on Sunday and Monday night.
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Whether you are a bettor looking for value picks or an aspiring bookie searching for the best pay per head service, you will likely have your eye on this weekend’s action. There is plenty of it and a number of great options. Here’s a look at where you may be able to increase that bankroll.
List of NFL Unbeatens to Shrink
At least two of the NFL’s unbeatens are going down on Sunday. New England (3-0) travels to Buffalo (3-0) and the Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) take on the surprising unbeaten Detroit Lions (2-0-1).
The Chiefs are a 6.5-point road chalk with Sunday’s Total set at 54.5. Think about it. Kansas City’s offense indoors and the Lions might be without their top two cornerbacks – Darius Slay and Rashaan Melvin. Ouch!
The Patriots are another big road favorite, but bettors should look to New England’s recent record as a road favorite. As a single-digit road favorite, the Patriots were 1-5. They were 0-3 when favored by 6-9 points away from home. Add in this interesting tidbit: The Patriots are 17-0 in their last 17 games against first- or second-year quarterbacks.
The Patriots also play a lot of man coverage. In fact, they have the second-highest usage rate for man coverage in the league. Bills QB Josh Allen averages 8.0 yards per attempt against zone coverage but just 6.6 yards per attempt against man. Hmmmm?
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Double-Digit Values in College Football
There are some double-digit spreads this weekend in college football that should entice bettors and price per head services alike. Take No. 21 USC traveling to No. 17 Washington. The Huskies are a 10.5-point- home favorite. One would expect a closer game between two ranked opponents playing a huge conference game.
But, the Trojans are down to their final healthy scholarship quarterback, Matt Fink. He came on last week in relief of Kedon Slovis to pull an upset of Utah. Saturday will be the first-ever start for Fink, a 6-3, 200-pound junior. On the road against a defense that gives up just 18 points a game, it could get ugly for USC.
Another big value game involves fifth-ranked Ohio State traveling to Lincoln to take on Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are 3-1 and played the Buckeyes extremely tough a year ago, but this season Nebraska is a 17-point home underdog.
Sure Ohio State has won its last 10 games by an average of 25 points, but the Cornhuskers, under second-year head coach Scott Frost, need a program win and this would be it.
Virginia traveling to No. 10 Notre Dame is another matchup of ranked teams with another double-digit favorite. The home Fighting Irish are favored by 10.5 points. Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall is slowly building something really good at Virginia. Notre Dame was on the other end of the stick last week as a double-digit road dog at Georgia. The Irish covered in a 23-17 loss.
It could be the Cavaliers turn this week to do the same. Virginia allows just 75 rushing yards and 263.8 total yards per game. They slow opponent down and have allowed over 17 points just once in their last five games.
College or professional, there are a numerous games this weekend where bettors can find a nugget. Get in on the action or ramp up your own bookie business with a pay per head free trial. You’ll be glad you did after this weekend.