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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Preseason Week 4, 2012



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

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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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    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.
    Scoot 11-11-2012 06:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.36 (total posts: 73)
    7     5

    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)
    7     4

    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)
    6     10

    @GURU
    Great day for you...keep it up!
    Kyle 11-11-2012 05:55 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 245)
    8     7

    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)
    5     6

    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)
    7     6

    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)
    12     5

    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)
    104     29

    (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)
    4     14

    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)
    3     6

    Damn I need low ten


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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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