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NFL Power Rankings as of Tuesday November 14, 2017:
1. New England Patriots (7-2) — New England made quick and easy work of the Broncos on Sunday Night Football.
2. Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) — Philadelphia took the week off to prepare for a NFC East show down with the Cowboys.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2) — It was not pretty, but Pittsburgh won their 7th game of the season.
4. Los Angeles Rams (7-2) — Jared Goff continues making things look easy against Houston.
5. Minnesota Vikings (7-2) — Case Keenum getting the job done. Now he gets his former teammates in a showdown.
6. New Orleans Saints (7-2) — The Saints running game was outstanding in the win over Buffalo last weekend.
7. Carolina Panthers (7-3) — Cam Newton is heading up for Carolina.
8. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) — The Chiefs took the weekend off, but things went well in the AFC West for them.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-3) — Jacksonville did not make it look pretty, and they can thank the Chargers – but a big 6th win.
10. Dallas Cowboys (5-4) — Dallas looked worlds different without Zeke, and then losing two defensive stars. It’s a must win this weekend against the Eagles.
11. Tennessee Titans (6-3) — The Titans stay right on pace with Jacksonville at the top of the AFC South.
12. Seattle Seahawks (6-3) — Pete Carroll is going to have to do an amazing job to get this Seattle team to where they want to be.
13. Atlanta Falcons (5-4) — The win for the Falcons over Dallas was much needed.
13. Buffalo Bills (5-3) — What a poor loss to the Jets on Thursday Night. The Bills will look to keep their perfect record going at home.
14. Detroit Lions (5-4) — Detroit picked up their 5th win and kept 2 games back of the Vikings in the divisional race. It’s a must win over the Bears this weekend.
15. Green Bay Packers (5-4) — The Packers were able to beat the Bears without Aaron Rodgers. Im sure Green Bay fans will remind Chicago fans of that for years to come.
16. Washington Redskins (4-5) — Two steps forward, one step back for the Redskins after their loss to the Vikings.
17. Oakland Raiders (4-5) — The darlongs of the NFL coming into the season have not performed like many thought they would.
18. Arizona Cardinals (4-5) — Arizona with the loss to Seattle fell another game back in the postseason race.
19. Baltimore Ravens (4-5) — Baltimore was on bye in Week 10.
20. Miami Dolphins (4-5) — This team has become terrible over night.
21. Los Angeles Chargers (3-6) — The Chargers did everything they could to lose that game. And they lost that game.
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) — Nice win for the Buccaneers over the Jets. Not sure it will matter in the toughest division in football.
23. New York Jets (4-5) — The Jets had a great chance to get to .500 and in the AFC wildcard picture. Struggling to score in Tampa Bay didn’t help.
24. Chicago Bears (3-6) — John Fox is on his last leg in Chicago.
25. Cincinnati Bengals (3-6) — The Bengals are one loss closer to firing Marvin Lewis.
26. Denver Broncos (3-6) — The once proud Denver Broncos are among the worst in the league.
28. Indianapolis Colts (3-7) — Competitive at home against the Steelers is nice to see if you are a Colts fan.
29. Houston Texans (3-6) — Injuries have completely derailed this team.
30. San Francisco 49ers (1-9) –– 49ers Win! 49ers Win!
31. New York Giants (1-8) — This is just a terrible team that has completely given up.
32. Cleveland Browns (0-9) — Well – more than half of the way to a winless season!
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How to Bet the NFL
The most popular sport in the world is football. Sport betting on the National Football League is big business and it runs from September to January. It occupies lots of time for the serious fans and passionate bettors for many weekends. The season gets long and then it continues with the playoffs for many more weeks until its conclusion at the Super Bowl.
What do you need to know to bet the NFL? It’s a long season to research and follow closely the injury reports for the teams of interest. Look at the rest and relaxation habits of the team following a bye week. Has the coach made any announcements about players being benched? Look into contract of players. If they are playing on their last year does that make them more motivated? If it is their first year on a new contract or they complacent? Check the weather for game time interference. All and much more needs to be evaluated before a bet should be placed.
Looking to Bet
We got you covered. Again the research part of this equation can not be lessened. The average length of a playing career is near five year and some see about ten season. Know the players. Sportsbooks use hard statistical data to have an understanding of the teams facing each other to make their lines for the game. The people the sportsbooks employ as handicappers are the best to be found. One fact that seems to get lost is the very best gamblers only reach about a 60% success rate. If you can’t reach almost 55% in winnings you likely are losing money.
Read the Lines
Here is what you are looking at when you go to the sportsbooks. You have the rotation number, then a point spread, followed by the money line and ending with the over/under which is also known as the totals number.
Know the Point Spread
The point spread will unveil to bettors who is the favorite when they place a minus sign in front of the spread. It gives the informations as to how much the favorite team is to win by and this determines the pay off at the conclusion of the game.
If the team is an underdog (not expected to in) you will find a plus sign in front and how much they are expected to lose by. From this information you can determine how much you win if the underdog comes through and wins. Tie bets are push, meaning the bettor wins his wager back but no additional money. Point spread odds written into the decimal places, such as 4.5, ensure that no push bets occur, requiring a team to either win or lose by 5 points.
Money Lines and Over/Under
In this type of bet you very simply decide which teams will win and wager on it. If you bet the favorite you pay more and receive less on your wager. Winning the underdog is just the opposite.
When viewing the entries in the sportsbooks you will notice a number written in decimals such as 49.5. This means the two teams together will either go over that amount or under and with you bet you decide which way you believe it will go. The half points is usually there to avoid ties.
One last piece of advice is that it isn’t necessary for you to pay money to a tout (person selling his bets) in order to make money. They are usually expensive and you can likely be just as good as they are. Just shop around for the best lines.
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