|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 29 June 2009 10:06|
NFL preseason action this year will have plenty of good motivational sports betting angles to consider when handicapping this summer’s exhibition slate. NFL preseason games have an entirely different set of circumstances and checkpoints to consider for sports betting action and this year offers more potential for profit than ever before.
One team that will have no NFL preseason motivation at all except to escape unscathed will be the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a perennial powerhouse, contender, and defending Super Bowl champions the Steelers will not be much of a sports betting value for games that do not count. Pittsburgh, in fact, may be a NFL betting commodity to oppose as their big name reputation and lack of motivation could likely make them a poor NFL preseason value.
Much is the same for the New England Patriots, who simply want to get through the NFL preseason without a major injury. Tom Brady will be back at quarterback after missing last season due to an opening day injury and there is no way the Patriots will want to expose him to injury during the NFL preseason.
Both Pittsburgh and New England will be giving their backup quarterbacks, running backs, and receivers plenty of work and opportunity during the NFL preseason.
On the other side of the NFL preseason coin will be the Kansas City Chiefs, who have an entirely new administration and coaching staff along with a new quarterback and several other new starters. Not only will the Chiefs want to set a new and more positive tone during the NFL preseason but their starters may get extra time in order to learn their new system and signals and to develop playing chemistry for the regular season. The Chiefs will likely want to use the exhibition slate to work out as many kinks as possible.
The Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns will also be looking to establish a new tone and better vibes in August as they have new coaches as well. Teams like Buffalo and Cincinnati may not have new coaches but have a bad taste in their mouths from last year and would like an August that is positive and upbeat.
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.