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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Preseason Week 3, 2012



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

NFL Picks (2012): 1-2-1 (-$350)
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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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    Actionedge 02-03-2014 02:29 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.153 (total posts: 1)
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    NICE finish to the year Mr.Walt! Ran with ya hard down the stetch and it worked. God Bless your hard working self!! CYA next year for sure.........
    chuckster 02-03-2014 02:19 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.104 (total posts: 3)
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    @Walter: Congrats buddy on again killing that Play of the month (7 units). First time all season I did not trail your play of the month and of course it cost me. Great job Bubba!! Back later with some picks. Congrats to all winners yesterday.
    The Truth 02-03-2014 02:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.125 (total posts: 78)
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    I am so glad I took the day off. I have a 4pm flight today so should make it home around 7-8pm.

    I won another 25k last night on blackjack so up around 10k yesterday after all my bets.

    It was an absolute waste of my time watching that game yesterday. What a joke. Manning should just retire. I am sick of watching his garbage dinking and dunking and regular season garbage stat piling.

    The Truth needs a vacation.
    The Truth is OUT...................
    casualreader 02-03-2014 01:58 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.50 (total posts: 4)
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    Nice rebound year Walt. Been a follower for ~4yrs...after the prior year it was refreshing to see you bounce back to your former winning ways. You were locked in down the stretch. Congrats. TY.
    steelwil 02-03-2014 01:36 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.84 (total posts: 14)
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    Hey board, general question. I opened bovada account for first time this year, and want to cash out some winnings. It says on website they deliver payment by courier as free option. Is this just regular mail in mailbox or something I need to be at home to receive and/or sign for? I know with all the winners on here, somebody knows this answer! Thanks guys.
    AL CIEN 02-03-2014 12:36 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.178 (total posts: 14)
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    WENT 2-0 LAST NIGHT AND BANKING 100 UNITS!! CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!! THIS IS THE PART I HATE HAVING TO WAIT FOR NEXT SEASON...

    LAST GAME OF THE SEASON BOYS.. LETS GO BALLS OUT!!

    SEAHAWKS +3 70 UNITS-winner

    OVER 47 30 UNITS-winner
    The Truth 02-03-2014 12:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.99 (total posts: 15)
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    hi guys. great year. I hope you went with my seattle pick.











    THE TRUTH IS OUTA
    Jcurve09 02-03-2014 11:53 am xxx.xxx.xxx.249 (total posts: 147)
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    Congrats to you Walt! Great year..

    @bigredtlc...congrats man. Good job! See you next year. It was a fun ride!


    FleXXo 02-03-2014 11:32 am xxx.xxx.xxx.183 (total posts: 24)
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    I don't know how Walt does it. A perfect 5-0 ATS with his picks of the month. Great call!!!!

    Vegas came off big time with the Seahawks winning and the over hitting
    Dolomite 02-03-2014 10:27 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.35 (total posts: 17)
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    @Walter

    Great way to end the year! Great season. You made some adjustments that worked well. Keep up the good work!
    JETHRO 02-03-2014 08:20 am xxx.xxx.xxx9.73 (total posts: 1)
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    WALT- WHATEVER ADJUSTMENTS YOU MADE FOR THIS YEAR WORKED. WAY TO END THE SEASON. CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR ESP. GOM'S.
    JG 02-03-2014 07:58 am xxx.xxx.xxx.200 (total posts: 1)
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    Very nice call Walt!!
    GURUBALL 02-03-2014 07:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx.169 (total posts: 155)
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    YEAR OF THE HORSE SXHIT! HAHAH
    BAD BAD READ FOR ME... GOOD PICK WALT. WELL DONE. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN BETTER TO PICK AGAINST YOUR PLAY OF THE MONTH. MANNN WHAT AN ONSLAUGHT. DON'T KNOW WHERE MY HEAD WAS FOR THIS SUPERBOWL. ANYWAYS,
    CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!! AND CHEERS FOR A POSITIVE SEASON. AT LEAST I COULD BE HAPPY ABOUT THAT. UNTIL NEXT TIME SEE YA'LL NEXT YEAR HITTER$$$!!
    PEACE
    LOL 02-03-2014 06:04 am xxx.xxx.xxx.105 (total posts: 30)
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    1st i want to say congrats to walter and all who were on sea. And to the seahawks team. Myself i was on the wrong side. The N.F.C could be trouble for some time to come if the afc HAW HAW dont figure out how to play the whole pkg....Hey peyton just think another in 30 ys you can do another commercial of you thinking back to 2014 when you and your team got your azzes handed to you. You could eat a slice of pie and throw on the safety dance song.....Oh wait??? that happened on the 1st snap of the game... And it was over from there and papa john couldnt even help you. You have been great for football..... ITS TIME TO LET IT GO...Dont be brett..... And thank you for all you have done for the game.
    Lucky ducks 02-03-2014 05:56 am xxx.xxx.xxx4.14 (total posts: 2)
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    Walter > GURU


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    My Team-by-Team ATS Record
    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
    Cardinals: 10-5
    Giants: 7-9
    Packers: 8-8
    Panthers: 8-9
    Rams: 7-9
    Redskins: 9-7
    Vikings: 7-9
    Saints: 13-4
    Seahawks: 9-10
    Bills: 12-4
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    Colts: 11-6
    Broncos: 8-11
    Dolphins: 11-5
    Browns: 3-13
    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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