|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLFootball betting fans have taken notice of the strong showing of the Green Bay Packers against the preseason NFL odds as the Pack looks to be back for 2009! Football betting handicappers were paid in all 3 of the Pack’s first 3 exhibition games against the NFL odds and in impressive fashion.
Green Bay opened the football betting preseason with a 17-0 win over the Cleveland Browns as 3-point home chalks against the NFL odds. That was followed by a 31-21 home win over the Buffalo Bills as 3-point favorites and then a 44-37 NFL betting payoff at Arizona over the Cardinals as 3.5-point dogs. Against Buffalo and Arizona the Pack jumped out to a huge lead with its starting lineup and then held on with backups.
The Green Bay offense has been particularly impressive in the football betting preseason as it ranks 2nd in scoring and 3rd in rushing yards. The Packers were a whopping +10 in turnover ratio. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers did his best to make the few remaining Brett Favre fans convert to his side as he has lit up the football betting preseason with a quarterback rating of 151.1 based on a completion percentage of 71.1 and a 6/0 touchdown to interception ratio. Rodgers had nice numbers for the 2008 football betting season but looks to have taken his game to the next level so far in the football betting preseason and is ready to quarterback a champion.
The ground attack this football betting preseason has been led by Tyrell Sutton, who has 154 yards on 30 carries for a 5.1 yards per rush average along with 1 touchdown. Sutton is a rookie out of Northwestern. Ryan Grant has also been impressive out of the backfield with 93 yards on 21 attempts for a 4.4 yards per carry average and 2 touchdowns. Grant is a 3 year pro out of Notre Dame who ran for 1203 yards last year.
The Packers defense and special teams were atrocious last year and a major reason for their football betting problems. Both have performed far better in the exhibition season making everyone in the great white north optimistic that the Pack is back for 2009!
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.