|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL It takes a lot to win on the road in the NFL, but there are four teams that possess the ingredients necessary to pull off the difficult feat in Week 10. These four are in a unique position to get a difficult road win based on trends, past history and surrounding circumstances entering this weekend's action, all important factors for betting on sports.
First up on our list, let's look at the sportsbook odds for Minnesota at Chicago. Last time at site: Jay Cutler connected with Devin Aromashodu on a 39-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give the Bears a 36-30 overtime victory in Week 16 last season. The Vikings saved their season for the time being last week with a dramatic rally against the Cardinals. That kind of rousing victory can spark a team, and Minnesota possesses the talent to get on a winning streak. Adrian Peterson has rushed for 437 yards and seven touchdowns in three career games at Soldier Field, and if he can have that kind of production again, the Vikings could find themselves right back in the playoff race at 4-5.
The Bears are just a 1/2 game out of first place in the NFC North and control their own destiny halfway through the season by virtue of their win over the Packers earlier this year. Despite that success, there are warning signs for Chicago. It has lost two consecutive games at home and allowed Cutler to get sacked a combined 10 times in those contests. If the Bears don't protect Cutler against Minnesota, it could result in a third straight defeat in front of their fans.
Tennessee at Miami- Last time at site: The Dolphins picked off Kerry Collins twice and won a defensive battle with the Titans, 13-10, in Week 3 of the 2006 season. The Titans have sportsbook odds which suggest that they play better at home over the years, but they have fared better on the road so far this season. They are 3-1 in enemy territory and have outscored their opponents by 45 points in those games. Then there is the matter of Tennessee's six-game winning streak in the month of November and its 13-8 mark after a bye, and it becomes clear the trends favor the Titans to get this road victory.
There is a lot going on down in Miami. The Dolphins replaced starting quarterback Chad Henne with backup Chad Pennington this week, and cut starting cornerback Jason Allen, and signed ex-Packer Al Harris, who hasn't played in a year. Clearly, coach Tony Sparano is looking to energize his team, which has started 0-3 at home.
It might not be enough, however, against the Titans, who now have Randy Moss. Miami is just 3-6 all-time odds against Moss.