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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Preseason Week 1, 2011



NFL Picks (Preseason 2011): 0-0 ($0)

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Baltimore Ravens (0-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-0)
Line: Eagles by 3.

Thursday, 7:30 ET

The Game. Edge: None.
Outcomes of preseason games rarely have anything to do with the talent on the respective teams, since the majority of the games are played by second-, third- and fourth-stringers.

Some coaches care about winning preseason games, while others do not. Thus, betting on coaches with great preseason records is an easy way to make money.

Here are recent NFL Betting Trends: Preseason Records for every coach in the NFL.

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John Harbaugh has the record advantage over Andy Reid, especially in Week 1 of preseason tilts. Harbaugh has never lost, while Reid is just 5-8. I went against the Eagles last year in Week 1, and came away with $300, as Jacksonville covered as three-point dogs.

MAJOR UPDATE: I'm going to scale back the Ravens pick and remove the Dolphins selection because of this article. This isn't a normal preseason, so I'd advise caution.


The Psychology. Edge: None.
No psychological edge found.


The Vegas. Edge: .
Vegas trends will be posted in the regular season.
  • Percentage of money on Team: X% (Y bets)


    The Trends. Edge: Ravens.
  • John Harbaugh is 8-4 in preseason games.
  • John Harbaugh is 3-0 in Preseason Week 1 games.
  • Andy Reid is 18-30 in preseason games.
  • Andy Reid is 5-8 in Preseason Week 1 games.


    Preseason Week 1 NFL Pick: Ravens 17, Eagles 13
    Ravens +3 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
    Eagles 13, Ravens 6





    Miami Dolphins (0-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-0)
    Line: Falcons by 2.

    Friday, 7:30 ET

    The Game. Edge: None.
    Outcomes of preseason games rarely have anything to do with the talent on the respective teams, since the majority of the games are played by second-, third- and fourth-stringers.

    Some coaches care about winning preseason games, while others do not. Thus, betting on coaches with great preseason records is an easy way to make money.

    Here are recent NFL Betting Trends: Preseason Records for every coach in the NFL.

    ***

    Tony Sparano loves winning in the preseason. Mike Smith doesn't appear to care unless it's Week 3.

    MAJOR UPDATE: I'm going to scale back the Ravens pick and remove the Dolphins selection because of this article. This isn't a normal preseason, so I'd advise caution.


    The Psychology. Edge: None.
    No psychological edge found.


    The Vegas. Edge: .
    Vegas trends will be posted in the regular season.
  • Percentage of money on Team: X% (Y bets)


    The Trends. Edge: Dolphins.
  • Mike Smith is 6-6 in preseason games.
  • Mike Smith is 1-2 in Preseason Week 1 games.
  • Tony Sparano is 9-3 in preseason games.
  • Tony Sparano is 2-1 in Preseason Week 1 games.


    Preseason Week 1 NFL Pick: Dolphins 20, Falcons 19
    Dolphins +2 (0 Units) -- Correct; $0
    Dolphins 28, Falcons 23






    New York Jets (0-0) at Houston Texans (0-0)
    Line: Texans by 2.5.

    Monday, 8:00 ET

    The Game. Edge: None.
    Outcomes of preseason games rarely have anything to do with the talent on the respective teams, since the majority of the games are played by second-, third- and fourth-stringers.

    Some coaches care about winning preseason games, while others do not. Thus, betting on coaches with great preseason records is an easy way to make money.

    Here are recent NFL Betting Trends: Preseason Records for every coach in the NFL.

    ***

    Rex Ryan had a big matchup against the Giants last year in Week 1 of the preseason, yet he lost 31-16. Ryan is 0-2 in Week 1 preseason tilts, while Gary Kubiak is a solid 3-2.


    The Psychology. Edge: None.
    No psychological edge found.


    The Vegas. Edge: .
    Vegas trends will be posted in the regular season.
  • Percentage of money on Team: X% (Y bets)


    The Trends. Edge: Texans.
  • Rex Ryan is 4-4 in preseason games.
  • Rex Ryan is 0-2 in Preseason Week 1 games.
  • Gary Kubiak is 10-10 in preseason games.
  • Gary Kubiak is 3-2 in Preseason Week 1 games.


    Preseason Week 1 NFL Pick: Texans 23, Jets 17
    Texans -2.5 (0.5 Units) -- Correct; +$50
    Texans 20, Jets 16


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    Scoot 11-11-2012 06:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.36 (total posts: 73)
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    If the weather gets too bad then I'm thinking turnovers are how it could go over. Not sure what I'm gonna do but total has dropped 6 points already.
    Kyle 11-11-2012 06:00 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 245)
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    Wow....SF trails 14-0 early? Who saw that coming? Not this guy!
    Roll Tide 11-11-2012 05:56 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.122 (total posts: 51)
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    @GURU
    Great day for you...keep it up!
    Kyle 11-11-2012 05:55 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 245)
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    From what I've seen BH's NFL free picks more often than not lose. Keep that in mind. Free money! I went TN today and made good coin. Thanks Ivar too!
    Roll Tide 11-11-2012 05:48 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.122 (total posts: 51)
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    If you boys plan on playing tonights game, know this:The wind is blowing so hard, looks like rain is about to come in. I do not see how anyone can pass OR kick a field goal in the Chicago game, weather is really bad.
    Faceplant 11-11-2012 05:27 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.22 (total posts: 1)
    4     4

    On tonight's game... Everybody is yelling about the bears defense and how amazing they have played.... Look at who they played and you can see why
    Ivar 11-11-2012 05:15 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.69 (total posts: 27)
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    I was going to get all mopey about being -$40 in the early games, and then I saw the 1 unit I put on TEN moneyline at +220. So +$180 in the early games, pissed that I lost 4 units on Atlanta, but whatever. Tampa covered, Tennessee covered and those were big. My picks are at my blog:
    http://ivarstake.blogspot.com/2012/11/nfl-picks-week-10.html
    Seattle and Houston are my favorite picks for the remaining games.
    larry 11-11-2012 05:11 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.188 (total posts: 14)
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    walter totally fukkin nailed the saints write-up. if you re-read it he is spot on on every single aspect. congrats walter you know your stuff and sold me on this play and i tailed
    Bigleftygolfer 11-11-2012 04:59 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.57 (total posts: 98)
    7     8

    Fourth and goal at the one for Atlanta and they went backwards ugh!

    That is 10 units!
    JETHRO 11-11-2012 04:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.86 (total posts: 349)
    6     5

    THESE LOOK LIKE COLLEGE SCORES. GLAD I HAD FOUR OVERS.
    GURUBALL 11-11-2012 04:48 pm xxx.xxx.xxx9.33 (total posts: 261)
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    (49ERS UNDER 38) 7 UNITS
    (SEATTLE -5.5) 5 UNITS
    (PHILLY +1) 5 UNITS


    ROLLIN THIS WEEK. LOOKS LIKE IM ALSO GONNA HIT MY 4 TEAMER AND 3 TEAMER. IF THESE GAMES STAY THAT WAY. BRINGN ME OVER 50 UNITS THIS WEEK. GOIN WITH THE HOME TEAMS THIS AFTERNOON AND AN UNDER PLAY...GLTA!
    JETHRO 11-11-2012 04:47 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.86 (total posts: 349)
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    4:00 UPSET SPECIAL- NY JETS. SAME SYSTEM APPLIES TO THIS GAME AS TO CINCINNATI GAME.
    DALLAS -1.5
    ST. LOUIS +13
    ST. L/S.F. UNDER 38.5

    SNF HOU. AND UNDER 38
    Lili 11-11-2012 04:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.157 (total posts: 6)
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    Damn I need low ten
    CBrown 11-11-2012 04:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.158 (total posts: 33)
    7     7

    Guru66: Don't quit your day job, bro
    theguru66 11-11-2012 04:24 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.223 (total posts: 1)
    6     5

    You guys see some of these scores today?

    Wow.


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    This section shows how well I do when picking each team this year. The purpose is to see how well I read each team. Pushes are not displayed. Winning/losing streak in parentheses.

    Cowboys: 9-7
    Bears: 7-7
    Bucs: 8-8
    49ers: 8-9
    Eagles: 7-10
    Lions: 11-5
    Falcons: 5-10
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    Panthers: 8-9
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    Bills: 12-4
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    Broncos: 8-11
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    Jaguars: 7-8
    Chargers: 11-6
    Jets: 8-8
    Ravens: 9-6
    Texans: 10-5
    Chiefs: 6-11
    Patriots: 10-8
    Steelers: 6-10
    Titans: 5-7
    Raiders: 9-7
    Divisional: 51-44 (2011-12: 90-93)
    2x Game Edge: 14-22 (2011-12: 41-40)
    2x Psych Edge: 35-26 (2011-12: 57-54)
    2x Vegas Edge: 40-38 (2011-12: 89-104)
    2x Trend Edge: 24-23 (2011-12: 48-55)
    Double Edge: 9-10 (2011-12: 17-23)
    Triple Edge: 1-0 (2011-12: 1-1)
    Quad Edge: 0-0 (2011: 0-0)

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