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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Preseason Week 4, 2012



NFL Picks (Preseason 2012): 5-6-1 (-$420)

NFL Picks (2012): 1-2-1 (-$350)
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Buffalo Bills (0-3) at Detroit Lions (1-2)
Line: Lions by 3.

Thursday, 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.

***

As I discussed last week, Chan Gailey doesn't care about winning preseason games. Jim Schwartz does, so he may want to finish strong with a victory after losing at Oakland this past weekend.


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: Lions.
  • Chan Gailey is 3-8 in preseason games.
  • Chan Gailey is 0-2 in Preseason Week 4 games.
  • Jim Schwartz is 11-4 in preseason games.
  • Jim Schwartz is 3-0 in Preseason Week 4 games.


    Preseason Week 4 NFL Pick: Lions 26, Bills 13
    Lions -3 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300






    Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) at Green Bay Packers (1-2)
    Line: Packers by 1.

    Thursday, 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 McCarthy doesn't give a damn about Week 4 preseason games. I'm not sure if Romeo Crennel does, but he may want to end the exhibition on a high note after getting blown out against Seattle.


    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: Chiefs.
  • Romeo Crennel is 9-10 in preseason games.
  • Romeo Crennel is 2-2 in Preseason Week 4 games.
  • Mike McCarthy is 13-14 in preseason games.
  • Mike McCarthy is 1-5 in Preseason Week 4 games.


    Preseason Week 4 NFL Pick: Chiefs 17, Packers 10
    Chiefs +1 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220







    New York Jets (0-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)
    Line: Eagles by 5.5.

    Thursday, 6:30 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.

    ***

    I cannot believe the Eagles are favored by this much. Andy Reid completely mails in the last preseason game every year, so there's no reason the spread should be this high. Rex Ryan, meanwhile, will want his team to get into the end zone. This is my August NFL Pick of the Month because this line is so ridiculous.


    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: Jets.
  • Rex Ryan is 6-9 in preseason games.
  • Rex Ryan is 2-1 in Preseason Week 4 games.
  • Andy Reid is 24-31 in preseason games.
  • Andy Reid is 3-10 in Preseason Week 4 games.


    Preseason Week 4 NFL Pick: Jets 17, Eagles 16
    Jets +5.5 (7 Units - August NFL Pick of the Month) -- Incorrect; -$770







    Carolina Panthers (2-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)
    Line: Steelers by 3.5.

    Thursday, 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 is insane and loves to win these meaningless preseason games. Ron Rivera doesn't seem to care one way or the other. I wish this spread weren't larger than a field goal, but Pittsburgh is still worth a moderately sized wager; Tomlin has won all five of his Week 4 preseason games by 16, 16, 11, 3 and 16 ponts, so odds say that he's going to cover.


    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.
  • Ron Rivera is 3-4 in preseason games.
  • Ron Rivera is 0-1 in Preseason Week 4 games.
  • Mike Tomlin is 18-6 in preseason games.
  • Mike Tomlin is 5-0 in Preseason Week 4 games.


    Preseason Week 4 NFL Pick: Steelers 19, Panthers 6
    Steelers -3.5 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330



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    Ivar 11-11-2012 11:03 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.69 (total posts: 27)
    13     3

    And one more thing... PureLock: What book are you going to that's allowing you to parlay a spread and an O/U from the same game?
    Ivar 11-11-2012 11:02 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.69 (total posts: 27)
    5     5

    Thanks for the compliment Kyle. So I go to a lot of work for my 4:00 picks, and I finish up $10 for the 4:00 games. Classic. +$335 on the week, +$1,452 on the year. I've got 3 units on Houston in what's a topsy-turvy contest. Why on earth did I put $50 on the over? Picks on my blog:
    http://ivarstake.blogspot.com/2012/11/nfl-picks-week-10.html
    NOIDEA 11-11-2012 10:19 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.92 (total posts: 1)
    18     6

    Just thought id stop by and see how everyones doin .OH WALT???? VERY NICE SUNDAY. LOOKS TO BE A PLUS OF 1270 GIVE OR TAKE YOUR KC PICK GREAT JOB.
    theguru66 11-11-2012 09:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 5)
    3     9

    @bigleftygolfer

    Always nice to hear from an original passenger. Hope all is well!
    PureLock 11-11-2012 09:18 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.218 (total posts: 236)
    8     38

    TOP PLAY: HOUSTON(+1) FOR 50 UNITS

    PARLEY OF THE DAY: HOU + OVER(37) FOR 10 UNITS

    GLTA
    GURUBALL 11-11-2012 09:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.123 (total posts: 1)
    107     6

    (BEARS -1) 15 units
    (Under 37.5) 5 units

    GLTA!
    ChoMp 11-11-2012 09:06 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.12 (total posts: 1)
    26     3

    Bears will stop Houston run game which will make them one dimensional I see turnovers all night gonna be a boring defensive game ... But who knows there might be pick 6s from both teams..

    Leaning
    Bears**
    Under***. 19-16
    Bigleftygolfer 11-11-2012 08:59 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.57 (total posts: 98)
    4     13

    @guru66 nice run and yeah the Atlanta game was tough they just could not push it through... I also like Chicago pickem and /or the over 36.5 wind subsided and blowing straight down the field from north west so I am feeling the over here since the line dropped a bunch due to early weather scare.
    andy w 11-11-2012 08:20 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.111 (total posts: 206)
    9     3

    @cbrown

    My thoughts exactly. I handicapped the game at CHI - 1.5 as well. Was about to lean toward CHI b/c of the weather, but then Cutler popped into my head.

    I'm counting on the HOU D to rattle him.
    I think they can get it done.
    CBrown 11-11-2012 08:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.158 (total posts: 33)
    16     3

    I love how PURELOCK throws out 20 unit bets.

    Hence, 1 Unit = 1 Peso
    theguru66 11-11-2012 08:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 5)
    6     3

    @CBrown

    I will definitely not quit my day job, thank you.

    @RollTide

    Thanks I'll take 3-2 and if Atlanta didn't choke I would have been 4-1. Unreal how they can't get one yard against the Saints defense...disgusting.
    andy w 11-11-2012 08:05 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.111 (total posts: 206)
    9     4

    Oh Ram Man ... Philly win big?

    I said it before and I'll say it again.

    The Eagles are 4 points removed from being winless this year ... WINLESS .

    Lay off them Bro .. it's a losing proposition.

    CBrown 11-11-2012 07:55 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.158 (total posts: 33)
    6     5

    Texans All Day--Cutler chokes here..
    Roll Tide 11-11-2012 07:52 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.122 (total posts: 51)
    5     6

    30,000 homes without power due to wind n Chitown, this will be run run run and it is now raining...great game for a no play
    Scoot 11-11-2012 07:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.36 (total posts: 73)
    5     7

    I might wait till kickoff and go over. They are both opportunistic d's. Screw it, it's been a nice day.


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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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    Bears: 7-7
    Bucs: 8-8
    49ers: 8-9
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    Texans: 10-5
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    Patriots: 10-8
    Steelers: 6-10
    Titans: 5-7
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    2x Psych Edge: 35-26 (2011-12: 57-54)
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    2x Trend Edge: 24-23 (2011-12: 48-55)
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    Triple Edge: 1-0 (2011-12: 1-1)
    Quad Edge: 0-0 (2011: 0-0)

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