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NFL Preseason action is coming up in early August and it’s never too early to prepare for NFL betting. NFL Preseason gambling is different than regular season NFL betting and its good to understand the different angles that make up exhibition action.

The first thing to understand about NFL Preseason games is that they do, indeed, mean nothing.  However they may mean less to some teams than others, which is what makes for potentially strong NFL betting angles.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, for example, as defending super bowl champions and annual contenders, have only one real motivation for the NFL Preseason which is to get out of it healthy.  The Steelers will not want to use key personnel much in the NFL Preseason as they are already prepared by and large for the regular season.

The same is true of the New England Patriots.  The last thing that the Patriots will want to do is risk quarterback Tom Brady to injury as they are weak at backup.  They will have little incentive to go all out to win games in the NFL Preseason.

Other teams, however, do have some important business to attend to in the
NFL Preseason.  The Detroit Lions have an entire new management staff along with a new coaching staff and the top pick in the draft.  They will also want to begin the process of healing after a humiliating 0-16 season last year and may use the NFL Preseason as a stepping stone for positive vibes in the regular season.

The Kansas City Chiefs are another team with a new front office, coaching staff, and quarterback.  The Chiefs will use the NFL Preseason to also build up morale and momentum after a 2-14 campaign last year.

Starters for both the Lions and Chiefs will see more action than would be the case for the Patriots and Steelers because the Lions and Chiefs do not have established lineups and will be working with new systems.

Teams that play the second string quarterback a lot will often make for good preseason wagers as that is often the only action that signal caller will get all year and they tend to make the most of it.


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