|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines were not beaten by either the Indianapolis Colts or the New Orleans Saints but both teams did score straight up NFL betting wins last week. NFL betting lines will likely continue to offer less NFL betting value on both the Colts and Saints as they continue to roll up wins and head towards the playoffs.
The Colts were 3-point chalks with the NFL betting lines in their 35-34 home win over the New England Patriots that was gift wrapped by Patriot coach Bill Belichick’s call to go for a 4th and 2 deep in his own territory late in the 4th quarter rather than punt. The play failed and set up a short field for Peyton Manning who threw the game winning touchdown pass shortly thereafter. New England may be a NFL betting team to handle with care after such a defeat. The Colts have now failed to cover their last 3 games with the NFL betting lines.
The New Orleans Saints were 14-point NFL football betting road favorites in their 28-23 win over the St. Louis Rams. The Saints have also failed to cover their last 3 games with the NFL betting lines.
The problem with the Saints and Colts is that they are attracting far too much public/casual money, which is driving up their line prices and driving down their overall value with the NFL betting lines.
The Dallas Cowboys and head coach Wade Phillips started making believers out of skeptics with a 6-2 straight up start while the Green Bay Packers lost a lot of followers after their debacle with the NFL betting lines at Tampa Bay. This set up the perfect sucker’s bet on Dallas last week in which the Packers won 17-7 as 2-point home dogs to get back into the wild card race.
The Chicago Bears continue to struggle with the NFL betting lines as they were defeated 6-10 at San Francisco. Quarterback Jay Cutler was highly touted entering the season but has played worse by the week and threw 5 interceptions in the loss.
The heat is growing more intense on head coach Lovie Smith’s seat. The San Diego Chargers have climbed into a first place tie with the Denver Broncos in the AFC West as they covered the NFL betting lines in a 31-23 home win over Philadelphia while their AFC West rival Denver Broncos lost their third straight game with a 17-27 loss at Washington. Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings remain hot as they covered the 15.5-point spread in a 27-10 home win over the Detroit Lions.