|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLFootball betting on Saturday will include an attractive sports betting night cap from San Diego as the Chargers host the Seattle Seahawks. Football betting fans will get a first look at new Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, Jr., who will try and use the sports betting preseason to remake the Seahawks attitude.
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off an injury plagued and disastrous 2008 football betting season in which they went 4-12 straight up with just 7 payoffs against the sports betting line. Seattle was horrible on both sides of the line but might make for a strong NFL betting value this year if they can stay healthy and with Mora’s fresh leadership.
The San Diego Chargers will want to use the football betting preseason to shore up their defense, which was one of the worst in football last year. Until San Diego improves their defense they will be a suspect football betting commodity. Superstar quarterback Philip Rivers does not figure to see a lot of preseason football betting action so backups Billy Volek and Charlie Whitehurst should get the majority of exhibition snaps.
Three out of San Diego’s first four draft picks this year were on the defensive side of the ball. Number one draft pick Larry English, a defensive end out of Northern Illinois, should get plenty of work in the exhibition season. Defensive coordinator Ron Rivera took over the Charger unit at the midway point of the 2008 football betting season and there was improvement but it is hoped that Rivera will make the unit consistent for the entire 2009 football betting campaign.
Seattle has just signed their number one draft pick Aaron Curry, a linebacker from Wake Forest. Curry should get plenty of football betting action in the preseason in order to get a handle on the pro game. Matt Hasselbeck returns to the starting quarterback position after missing much of last year due to injury. Backup Seneca Wallace should see a lot of preseason snaps. Last year Wallace played in 10 games with a quarterback rating of 87 as he passed for 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. San Diego opened as a 3.5-point chalk with a total of 36.
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.