Sportsbetting Breakdown: Check out Who’s Hot and Who’s Not!

Posted by Aaron . on October 29, 2015 in

If you’re a sports betting enthusiast that loves any of the four major North American sports, then you’ve come to the right place! Thanks to this expert four sportsbetting breakdown, you’re going to find out who’s hot and who’s not in the NFL, NCAA college football, NBA and NHL. With that said and a plethora of sports action taking place tonight and over the coming weekend, let’s get started,

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If you’re looking to increase the annual NFL betting bankroll with an exciting Week 8 schedule quickly approaching, then here’s what you need to know!

 

Minnesota -2 at Chicago
Only one team has managed to cover the spread in five straight games and it’s the Minnesota Vikings people! The Vikes are limiting the opposition to just 16.4 points per game, leading me to think Jay Cutler and the Bears are in trouble on Sunday, even at home.

New York Giants at New Orleans -3
The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last five games despite allowing more points per game (25.6) than they average (24.6). Somehow, I’m thinking Drew Brees and company have a great chance to win their third straight this weekend.

Green Bay and Carolina
The Packers and Panthers are the only other teams to have gone 4-1 ATS or better over their last five games.

Carolina Panthers

Aaron Rodgers and the Pack are 2-point road favorites, but I like them to win outright against Peyton Manning and the Broncos because of Denver’s suddenly mediocre offense.

Cam Newton and Carolina get the pleasure of hosting Andrew Luck and an absolutely reeling Indianapolis Colts team on Monday night, although I’m not real fond of the 7-point spread.

At the opposite end of the ATS spectrum, the Cowboys, Lions, Chargers, Chiefs and Ravens have all managed to go 1-4 ATS over their last five games respectively.

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With Week 9 on tap, college football bettors need to know which games are looking attractive and which ones to potentially stay away from. Here’s my expert opinion.

Just three teams have managed to cover the spread in each of their last five games.

Notre Dame will put their red-hot ATS mark on the line as road favorites against unbeaten Temple on Saturday while Stanford tries to cover the spread as a near two-touchdown favorite at Washington.

High-scoring Toledo Rockets will look to extend their winning ways against Northern Illinois after scoring an insane 114 points over their last two games.

When it comes to top 20 teams cashing in consistently, three, unbeaten teams 7-0 teams (Houston, Baylor and Oklahoma State) have all covered the spread in four of their last five games as has one-loss Florida (6-1.,

A bevy of other, less heralded teams have also gone 4-1 ATS over their last five games including, Marshall, San Diego State, San Jose State, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington State.

West Virginia at No. 5 TCU -14
My guy, Trevone Boykin will look to lead the well-rested Horned Frogs to a win as two-touchdown favorites against a West Virginia defense that gave up 62 points against Baylor the last time out while allowing a whopping average of 46.3 points per game in losing their last three.

TCU Horned Frogs

Tulane at No. 16 Memphis -30.5
The Green Wave have not scored more than 14 points in losing three straight and will take on a talented Memphis team that lost its first game of the season last weekend. Can the Tigers cover the spread as insane 30.5-point home faves? As Marv Albert says…Yes!

North Carolina at No. 24 Pittsburgh
Carolina is unranked, but favored over No. 24 Pittsburgh and I say there’s a reason! Because the Heels are the better team and will bring home the bacon as 3-point road faves.

Avoid at all costs?
I’m not particularly fond of these lines and you should be careful too!

No. 3 Clemson at NC State +10
Maybe it’s me, but NC State signal-caller Jacoby Brissett reminds me of a young Randall Cunningham. I like the underrated Wolfpack to cover the spread in a thriller against Clemson at home. If you haven’t seen NC State running back Matt Dayes, just know that the unheralded back rushed for a jaw-dropping 205 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries against Wake Forest on Saturday.

No. 8 Stanford at Washington +13
The Washington Huskies have scored at least 45 points in taking out Oregon, Oregon State and Arizona in their last thee games. I like Washington to cover the spread with room to spare – although I think Stanford running back Christian McCaffery is the best all-around back in the country!

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With opening night taking place this evening for the majority of NBA teams, here’s what roundball bettors across the globe need to know.

 

Washington -3.5 at Orlando
I like the Wizards, behind a now, very serious John Wall to handle the young Magic and cover the spread. Washington is loaded with talent and possesses one of the best young trios in the league in Wall, Bradley Beal and blossoming small forward Otto Porter.

Minnesota at L.A. Lakers -5.5
With longtime Minnesota head coach and GM Flip Saunders passing away this week, I think the young Timberwolves are going to give Kobe Bryant and the Lakers all they can handle and then some, thanks to some sort of fiery pre-game speech from team leader Kevin Garnett!

Timberwolves

L.A. Clippers -4.5 at Sacramento
Ho-hum…the Sacramento Kings are going to get smacked around by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of what I expect to be a title-contending L.A. Clippers ballclub.

Cleveland at Memphis -1.5
Last but not least, I think the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking at an 0-2 start after losing their regular season opener against Chicago on Wednesday. The defensive-minded Memphis Grizzlies probably want to send a message to everyone that has forgotten all about them being legitimate Western Conference title contenders.

 

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With the 2015-16 NHL season rolling right along, here’s what hockey bettors need to know.

Los Angeles Kings (5-0)
The Kings are one of two teams to have won five straight heading into Thursday night.

Pittsburgh at Washington -136
The Capitols are also 5-0 over their last five games as they get set to host a Pittsburgh Penguins team that has gone 4-1 over their last five.

Chicago at Winnipeg (4-1)
The defending champion Blackhawks haven’t missed a beat in winning four straight heading into Thursday night.

NY Islanders (4-1)
The Islanders have won two straight and four of their last five as they get set to host a Carolina Hurricanes team that has lost three of its L/5 games.

Montreal (4-1)
The Canadiens had their four-game winning streak snapped the last time out but will visit an Edmonton team that has lost three straight.

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Dallas (4-1)
The Stars have won four of their last five games and will host a Vancouver Canucks team that snapped its three-game losing streak the last time out.

New Jersey (4-4)
The Devils may be 4-1 in their last five games, but the Devils will visit a Philadelphia Flyers team that has won three of five, including a surprising 3-0 shutout over Chicago on October 14.

Boston (4-3)
The Bruins have won two straight and four of five as they get set to visit a struggling Florida Panthers team that has lost three of its last five.