|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NFL football will kick off the preseason with an attractive sports betting matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans on August 9. NFL football handicapping for this one includes factoring the sports betting intangibles for this exhibition opener as well as some key matchups.
The Titans were the top seed in the AFC playoffs but suffered one of the biggest NFL football upset losses of the post season when they were defeated against the sports betting line by the Baltimore Ravens. Tennessee is an established contender that has little to gain from risking top players in the NFL betting preseason.
The Buffalo Bills, on the other hand, could use the NFL football preseason as a way to turn around their team morale and attitude heading into the regular season campaign. Buffalo has come off three consecutive NFL football campaigns in which they went 7-9 straight up and last year they faded badly down the stretch. A solid NFL football preseason run could prove to be just what the Bills need to improve their psyche.
Another intangible for this NFL football matchup is that the Bills will be celebrating the enshrinement of two members of their organization for Hall of Fame weekend as owner Ralph Wilson and defensive lineman Bruce Smith will be inducted into the Hall on the day before the game. With plenty of fan support expected the Bills may have extra incentive to come through with a win in this NFL football preseason matchup.
The Titans will want to address their weak passing attack during the NFL football preseason and should give backup quarterbacks Vince Young and Patrick Ramsey plenty of work in this game. Number one draft pick Kenny Britt, a wide receiver out of Rutgers, should also see a lot of time.
The Bills struggled in all aspects of offense last year and will want to use the preseason to improve their attack as well. Quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Gibran Hamdan will see a lot of snaps as will center Eric Wood, a 2nd round draft pick out of Louisville.
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.