|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NFL football fans will get to whet their appetites for the upcoming NFL regular season with a strong lineup of preseason sports betting action on ESPN. NFL football fans will have quite an opening on ESPN with a Super Bowl sports betting matchup on Thursday, August 13 as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Arizona Cardinals.
ESPN will close out the first full week of preseason NFL football with their normal Monday Night sports betting telecast featuring the Carolina Panthers at the New York Giants in what could very well be a NFL betting preview of the NFC championship game this year. While neither team will have a lot to play for in the preseason both will want to fine tune their backup players in case of injury in the regular season.
On Monday, August 24 ESPN will feature a great Monday Night NFL football telecast featuring the “homecoming” of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan as he leads his new team into Baltimore against the Ravens, where he coordinated one of the finest defenses in all of NFL football. Ryan will likely want to use the preseason to set a new tone for the Jets after their horrible collapse in the final third of the 2008 regular season. That being said Ryan is also going to have to use the preseason to settle on a quarterback as there are three signal callers looking to compete for the top gig.
Monday, August 31 will be the final ESPN preseason NFL football telecast as the Houston Texans will host the Minnesota Vikings in another matchup of NFL football playoff contenders. The big story here is the likely return of Brett Favre to NFL football after a second “retirement.” Favre last year was traded during the preseason from the Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets. This year he is all but signed with the Vikings as he wants a shot at getting revenge against the Packers this NFL football season after their ugly split last year.
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.