|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NFL football gambling will kick off with the annual Hall of Fame Game from Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio in the first preseason sports betting matchup of 2009. NFL football handicapping for the game will be a sports betting matchup of the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans with a special twist for the occasion.
The Hall of Fame weekend will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the old American Football League, which was absorbed into NFL football as the American Football Conference in 1970. For this sports betting matchup the Bills and Titans will wear throwback uniforms from the 1960’s AFL era and, in fact, some NFL betting fans might get thrown off as the Titans will play the game as the Houston Oilers, who they were when they began as a franchise in 1960.
In a special irony for this NFL football matchup the two owners are the only surviving men from when the AFL was founded and known as the “Foolish Club.” Ralph Wilson of the Bills will be enshrined into the NFL football Hall of Fame as a builder of the game while Bud Adams of the Titans founded them as the Oilers and has owned them throughout their existence.
This NFL football preseason opener will be broadcast on NBC television as well as Westwood One radio as the only preseason game to have a national radio audience.The Titans were the number one seed in the AFC last year and were one of the most dominating defensive teams in NFL football last year. Tennessee was stunned in the NFL football post season, however, as they were upset at home by the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bills had a great start but collapsed down the stretch during the 2008 NFL football season and are looking to rebound with a more consistent effort. Head coach Dick Jauron is on the “firing line” as another losing season will likely be his last as coach of the Bills. You can expect a lot of substituting and obscure players getting a lot of playing time in this one.
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.