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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Preseason Week 3, 2012



NFL Picks (Preseason 2012): 3-4-1 (-$380)

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Arizona Cardinals (1-2) at Tennessee Titans (1-1)
Line: Titans by 3.

Thursday, 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.

***

Ken Whisenhunt doesn't put too much stock into these preseason games. He's coming off a win, so maybe he'll take it easy. Mike Munchak, on the other hand, has shown that he cares more. There's not a big sample size though, which is why I'm making this a small play.


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: Titans.
  • Ken Whisenhunt is 8-15 in preseason games.
  • Ken Whisenhunt is 2-3 in Preseason Week 3 games.
  • Mike Munchak is 4-2 in preseason games.


    Preseason Week 3 NFL Pick: Titans 27, Cardinals 16
    Titans -3 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100






    Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) at Cleveland Browns (2-0)
    Line: Browns by 3.5.

    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.

    ***

    The Eagles just played Monday in what was their dress rehearsal. They'll be sitting their starters. The Browns, as a young team, can't really afford to do that. I think that gives them an edge, especially considering that they're coming off much more rest.


    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: Browns.
  • Andy Reid is 23-31 in preseason games.
  • Andy Reid is 8-5 in Preseason Week 3 games (3-10 in Week 4).
  • Pat Shurmur is 3-3 in preseason games.


    Preseason Week 3 NFL Pick: Browns 23, Eagles 13
    Browns -3.5 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220







    New England Patriots (1-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)
    Line: Patriots by 6.

    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.

    ***

    The Patriots sat all of their starters Monday night, so they're going to treat this game as their dress rehearsal. Greg Schiano hasn't shown that he cares about preseason contests, so New England might be able to win easily.


    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: Patriots.
  • Bill Belichick is 29-23 in preseason games.
  • Bill Belichick is 6-6 in Preseason Week 3 games.
  • Greg Schiano is 1-1 in preseason games.


    Preseason Week 3 NFL Pick: Patriots 31, Buccaneers 17
    Patriots -6 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220







    Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at Buffalo Bills (0-2)
    Line: Bills by 1.

    Saturday, 7:00 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.

    ***

    Mike Tomlin loves winning preseason games. Chan Gailey doesn't. The one thing keeping me from making this a huge play is that Gailey is 2-0 in Week 3. However, he beat Marvin Lewis and Jack Del Rio in those contests, and those coaches definitely didn't take their matchup as seriously as Tomlin will.


    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: Steelers.
  • Mike Tomlin is 17-6 in preseason games.
  • Mike Tomlin is 4-1 in Preseason Week 3 games.
  • Chan Gailey is 3-7 in preseason games.
  • Chan Gailey is 2-0 in Preseason Week 3 games.


    Preseason Week 3 NFL Pick: Steelers 26, Bills 20
    Steelers +1 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300



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    Stampede 11-04-2012 05:06 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.50 (total posts: 1)
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    I should start a pick em website. Walter is knowsvery little about The NFL. I read the Bears Titans story of his and thought this guy is totally clueless. What a joke of a website. I picked the bears because the titans have no way of matching up with the position matchups. Walter... go do something else and save your time.
    chuckster 11-04-2012 05:02 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.210 (total posts: 309)
    13     6

    QBDK: deserves all the heat thrown on him. In this country we don't kill off our four legged friends for sport. If you do you need some counseling. As far as the law is concerned he has paid his debt to society, but really, what does this say about the man??
    @travis 11-04-2012 04:19 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.166 (total posts: 21)
    6     10

    How's cinny looking now? Like I said if it's obvious go the other way!!!!
    Erik, San Diego 11-04-2012 04:10 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.152 (total posts: 2)
    10     5

    Man I'm liking the Seahawks in today's matinee
    Kyle 11-04-2012 02:48 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 245)
    9     5

    Purelock, good thing you cut that bet in half cause the Titans are getting rolled early. Feel bad for anyone having to go against the Bears D this week.
    Ivar 11-04-2012 02:04 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.96 (total posts: 1)
    10     5

    My picks for this week: http://ivarstake.blogspot.com/2012/10/nfl-picks-week-9.html

    Miami, Carolina, Baltimore, Seattle, Giants, Falcons are biggest plays.
    Faceplant 11-04-2012 01:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.28 (total posts: 2)
    5     85

    To against the public today I guarantee easy money... Buff/cinn/tenn/cle Vegas is gong to kill at 1 o'clock!!!!!!
    PureLock 11-04-2012 01:28 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.218 (total posts: 236)
    5     8

    Units Bet Change ALERT TO ALL BETTORS

    For Chi at Tenn: 1:00PM I still like Tenn for just for 4units.
    BooBoo 11-04-2012 01:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.232 (total posts: 1)
    9     20

    Cutting your Ravens bet in half, really? Handicap the game dude, not some dumass trend with a ridiculously small sample size.
    BHPicks 11-04-2012 01:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.232 (total posts: 2)
    3     15

    FREE PICK:

    Colts +2

    PREMIUM PICKS:

    Bengals - Broncos
    Bears - Titans
    Ravens - Browns
    Cowboys - Falcons
    theguru66 11-04-2012 12:56 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.234 (total posts: 1)
    6     5

    @rolltide

    That Indy game is rigjt where it should be. The sharps are onto the Colts. No play there, avoid.
    Kurt 11-04-2012 12:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.66 (total posts: 2)
    5     6

    @ pure lock
    Thanks for your picks
    Keep up the good work
    Great day on college
    Lets hope nfl goes good to
    omie_g 11-04-2012 12:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.198 (total posts: 1)
    13     5

    My Week 9 Picks (Got them in early this week)

    Baltimore -4
    Chicago Bears -3.5
    Detroit Lions -4
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1.5
    New Orleans Saints -3

    For an explanation of my selections, check out my blog... http://tossinghorseshoes.blogspot.ca/2012/11/week-9-tosing-horseshoes-happy-movember.html
    Lock 11-04-2012 12:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.26 (total posts: 3)
    9     13

    Minny goes into Seattle for an afternoon matchup at Quest Field. The Seahawks sit at 4-4 but have a had a tough schedule and they are a completely different team at home. The Seahawks front 4 will make it tough for Peterson and put ponder into tough 3rd down situations.


    Big play on Seattle
    PureLock 11-04-2012 12:42 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.218 (total posts: 236)
    6     5

    just reminder my 8 units is my Max bet, I never bet more then $800 a game. My 8 units = $800


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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.

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