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NFL preseason action for AFC teams this year will feature sports betting commodities that are the best in pro football. NFL preseason handicapping factors are far different, however, in August compared to September so there are some important potential strategy sports betting angles to consider.

Backup quarterbacks love the NFL preseason as it is their one chance to shine and see action, since during the regular season they are mostly holding clipboards and charting plays.  This changes the sports betting dynamics of the NFL betting for exhibition action.  Another factor to consider in regards to backup quarterbacks is on teams where they might be able to steal the starting position if they show well in the NFL preseason.

The Oakland Raiders would be one strong team for this NFL preseason factor as even though Jeff Garcia has been named the backup quarterback, he has already gone public in saying that he wants the number one gig.  Handicappers doing their NFL preseason homework would be well advised to check and see how much playing time Garcia will get as the more action he sees in the exhibition slate the better value the Raiders may become.

The New York Jets, on the other hand, do not have a clear cut starting quarterback named for the regular season and may give up to 3 different signal callers significant amounts of NFL preseason action.   Since the Jets lack a quarterback with a lot of experience this may not be the same NFL preseason strength as it would be on other teams.

The New England Patriots will all but barricade Tom Brady from much action in the NFL preseason as they want him ready and healthy for the regular season.  New England traded backup Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs and lacks a solid backup so, like the Jets, they will be playing most of their time in preseason with inexperienced signal callers.

Expect Cassel to get a good share of work with the Chiefs as they have a new coach and system to develop and want Cassel as sharp and confident as possible for when the games count.


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.

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