|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds, much like the stock market, is all about value and there are some football betting commodities going through significant market corrections after 3 weeks. NFL football odds have been turned upside down on the Miami Dolphins, for example, as they have gone from through a violent up and down football betting journey.
Miami was 1-15 in 2007 but rebounded against the NFL football odds to go 11-5 in the 2008 football betting season to win the AFC east. Now Miami is like an overvalued stock that went up to far too soon and is now coming back down to earth as they have an online betting record of 0-3 both straight up and against the spread.
The defending world champion Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be having a super hangover against the NFL football odds as they have stumbled out of the gate to go 1-2 straight up and 0-3 against the spread. Defending super bowl champions are often overlays against the NFL football odds as Pittsburgh is demonstrating.
Pittsburgh’s super bowl opponent from last year, the Arizona Cardinals, are also coming back to earth against the NFL football odds as they are 1-2 both straight up and against the NFL football odds. The Cardinals have a poor history and are so far indicating that they were a “one hit wonder” against the NFL football odds last year.
The Carolina Panthers have gone from the top seed in the NFC last year to 0-3 both straight up and against the spread this year. After their Monday night loss at Dallas its apparent that Carolina has quarterbacking issues that may kill them off for 2009.
The Tennessee Titans are in a similar predicament to the Panthers in that they have gone from the top seed in the AFC to fall to a mark in 2009 of 0-3 straight up and 1-2 against the NFL football odds. In other angles its obvious that Jon Gruden was far from the real problem at Tampa Bay as coach Raheem Morris is off to an 0-3 start both straight up and against the spread.
Rex Ryan is coach of the year so far as his New York Jets are 3-0 both straight up and against the spread but have a tough game this week at New Orleans against the also undefeated Saints.
Kansas City may challenge Detroit’s infamy of last year by going 0-16 for the season as the 0-3 Chiefs have looked bad and are getting worse. The Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams rank with Kansas City as the least appealing teams on the board so far. But that also means that eventually all of these teams will be getting extra points and added value from the line makers to attract action their way. It also means that the aforementioned hot teams will eventually become expensive overlays as the public becomes more attracted to them. Pittsburgh is a great example of this so far.