|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLFootball betting fans will get a special preseason sports betting treat as Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings travel to Houston to meet the Texans on ESPN. Football betting has gone well so far in the preseason for the Vikings while the Texans have been a break even sports betting commodity so far in exhibition play.
The Vikings improved to 2-0 both straight up and against the football betting board with a 17-13 win last week over the Kansas City Chiefs as 3-point home favorites with the game staying under the total of 37. It was Favre’s first sports betting appearance in purple and it was not exactly one for the record books as he was 1-4 for 4 yards. Tarvaris Jackson was far more impressive in that NFL betting payoff as he went 12-15 for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns. Both of Minnesota’s preseason games went under the football betting total.
The Texans were clobbered in their football betting exhibition last week by the New Orleans Saints 14-38 as 3-point home chalks as the game went over the total of 38.5. The Vikings strength so far in football betting exhibition action has been their defense. Minnesota ranks 2nd overall in both points and yards allowed and has compiled 9 sacks. The Vikings are +3 in turnover ratio so far in the football betting preseason. Jackson may start a football betting quarterback controversy as he has a preseason quarterback rating of 110.6. Sage Rosenfels has a 95.4 quarterback rating. Receiver Visanthe Shiancoe has 6 catches for 97 yards and 1 touchdown. Albert Young had 75 yards on 19 carries to lead the ground attack.
The Houston Texans have not been impressive in the football betting preseason as they ranked 23rd overall in points scored and an even worse 28th in points allowed. Quarterback Matt Schaub has been strong, however, with a rating of 111.4 and an eye popping completion percentage of 78.3. Backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky has a quarterback rating of 73.8. Running back Ryan Moats had 77 yards on 19 carries. Kicker Kris Brown was 3-3 on field goals. While Favre won’t see a lot of action he should get more throws than his debut last week against KC.
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.