|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLFootball betting Sunday offers a rare preseason game with a serious grudge sports betting angle as the Denver Broncos host the Chicago Bears on NBC-TV. Football betting fans will see former Bronco quarterback Jay Cutler try and show up Denver head coach Josh McDaniels in this bad blood sports betting showdown.
When McDaniels took over as Denver coach last January he immediately alienated Cutler, who soon demanded to be traded in the football betting off season. Cutler ended up with the Bears in an even trade for their quarterback Kyle Orton.
Cutler has been erratic so far in the sports betting preseason with a quarterback rating of 79.1 with 1 touchdown pass and 1 interception and a completion percentage of 56%. Orton has been downright embarrassing for the Broncos so far in the NFL betting preseason as he has a quarterback rating of 50.9 with 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions with a completion percentage of 64%.
The Chicago Bears are 1-1 both straight up and against the football betting odds in exhibition action and are 1-1 on over/unders as well. Last week the Bears scored a 17-3 home win over the New York Giants as 3-point home chalks with the game staying under the football betting total of 35.5.
The Broncos are 0-2 straight up and 1-1 against the football betting spread so far in exhibition action. Denver is 1-1 on the football betting over/under board. Last week the Broncos lost at Seattle 13-27 as 3-point dogs with the game going over the football betting total of 37.5.
Chicago backup quarterback Caleb Hanie has been impressive in the football betting preseason so far as he has a quarterback rating of 95.0 and a completion percentage of 62% with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. Kicker Robbie Gould is 3-3 on field goals.
Chris Simms has been far more effective at quarterback than Orton for the Broncos. Simms has a quarterback rating of 117.7 with 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and a completion percentage of 67%. Darius Walker has been impressive out of the backfield with 67 yards on 15 attempts. Denver’s defense ranks 4th best in yards allowed so far in exhibition action.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.