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NFL Betting Preview: NFC West Predictions & Picks 2018

Todd Gurley: NFC West PredictionsLike many of the NFL’s divisions last year, a surprise winner emerged in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams’ rebuild ran ahead of schedule, as the squad went from four wins to 11 in just one campaign.

The Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers all had somewhat disappointing seasons while more …

NFL Betting Preview: NFC South Predictions & Picks 2018

Drew Brees: NFC South PredictionsThe NFC South is the best division in NFL. This shouldn’t be a debatable statement after three of its teams won 10 games and made the playoffs in the league’s tougher conference. The New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons all return strong teams, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are building a better roster.

Various oddsmakers have more …

NFL: 2018 NFC North Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Aaron Rodgers: NFC North PredictionsThe Minnesota Vikings ran away with the NFC North in 2017. It was somewhat surprising considering they had to start backup quarterback Case Keenum basically the entire season and were just 8-8 the year before. However, the Vikes’ very good defense turned dominant and the offense complemented it perfectly.

The rest of the more …

NFL: 2018 NFC East Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Carson Wentz: NFC East PredictionsThe NFC East was the home of the 2017 Super Bowl champion. It wasn’t the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants or Washington Redskins, who all posted winning records the prior year. It was the Philadelphia Eagles, who improved from 7-9 to 13-3 and rode elite performances on both sides of the football to an unexpected championship.

Philadelphia brought back most of its more …

NFL Betting Preview: AFC West Predictions & Picks 2018

Philip Rivers: AFC West PredictionsJust one year ago, the AFC West may have been the best division in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers combined to win 26 of their 40 games against the rest of the league.

In 2017, the group took a step back. Only the Chargers (now in Los Angeles) improved upon their record, while the more …

NFL Futures: AFC South Predictions 2018, Preview & Betting Picks

Andrew Luck: AFC South Predictions 2018The AFC South turned upside down in 2017. The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts, who had combined for 13 of the previous 14 division championships, both finished 4-12.

The Jacksonville Jaguars won the four-team group for the first time since the NFL restructured its more …

NFL: 2018 AFC East Preview, Predictions and Betting Picks

Tom Brady: AFC East PredictionsIf there’s one division winner you can pencil in this year, it’s the New England Patriots triumphing over their three AFC East rivals: the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

New England has won nine consecutive division titles and still has the two future Hall of Famers that have spurred on more …

NFL Betting Preview: AFC North Predictions & Picks

Ben Roethlisberger: AFC North PredictionsIt was a pretty standard year for the NFL’s AFC North division in 2017. The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated with 13 wins, achieving their third division title in four years. The Baltimore Ravens edged out the Cincinnati Bengals for second place, and the Cleveland Browns had another horrible year, losing all 16 of their games.

The division as a whole looks more …

NFL Super Bowl Prop Bets Predictions, Betting Picks & Preview

Rob Gronkowski: Super Bowl Prop Bets PredictionsOne of the most fun and bizarre parts of Super Bowl Sunday comes in the form of the various prop bets that the sportsbooks offer.

This year, there are over 1,000 prop bets to place wagers on, and they run the gamut. From the traditional bets of which color the Gatorade poured on the winning coach will be to how more …

NFL Pro Bowl Preview: AFC vs NFC All-Stars Predictions & Betting Picks

Russell Wilson: Pro Bowl PredictionsWith several of the league’s best players biding their time for Super Bowl LII, the best of the rest will be on the field to showcase their talent today, as part of the annual NFL Pro Bowl (3 PM ET Sunday on ESPN).

For the most part, the Pro Bowl is nothing more than a fun pick-up game between two teams, each representing both of more …

NFL Picks & Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings Predictions

Drew Brees: New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings PredictionsWith the NFC up for grabs, two of the recent favorites to win the conference championship will meet on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Minnesota Vikings host the New Orleans Saints for a chance to advance in the playoffs (4:40 PM ET).

Both Minnesota and New Orleans are playing some of their best football right now and look like teams that more …

NFL Betting Picks Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers Predictions

Antonio Brown: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers PredictionsFollowing their skin-of-the-teeth victory last week against the Tennessee Titans, the Jacksonville Jaguars managed to keep their playoff hopes alive. This week, they’ll be looking for a similar result as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in the AFC divisional round of the postseason (1:05 PM ET Sunday on CBS).

As many will remember, Jacksonville gave more …

NFL Betting Preview: Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Predictions & Picks

Drew Brees: Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints PredictionsThey say that third time’s the charm and that’s exactly what the Carolina Panthers will be hoping as they head into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints for the third time this season (4:40 PM ET Sunday on FOX).

There’s no denying that the Saints have had the Panthers’ number this year. The NFC South’s champ defeated their more …

Sugar Bowl Betting Preview & Picks: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers Predictions

Bo Scarbrough: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers PredictionsFor the third straight season, No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide take on No. 1 Clemson Tigers in the college football postseason when they meet in the Sugar Bowl today (8:45 PM ET Monday). This year however, the two won’t be colliding in the championship but rather a semifinal, one that could be the most anticipated of all-time.

In 2016, in a galaxy not so more …

Rose Bowl Preview & Betting Picks: Georgia Bulldogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Predictions

Baker Mayfield plays in Rose Bowl, Bulldogs vs Sooners PredictionsOnly two more games separate the four remaining college football playoff teams from achieving the ultimate glory of a national championship. The first of these two games is the Rose Bowl (January 1 @ 5 PM ET), which pits No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs against No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners in a match-up that has never been seen before.

One of the biggest and more …

NFL Betting Picks & Preview: Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons Predictions

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons PredictionsThe playoff fates of two teams hangs in the balance as the (9-6) Atlanta Falcons host the (11-4) Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in game 16 of the NFL season (Sunday @ 4:25 PM ET on FOX).

Tied atop the NFC South standings are the Panthers, who are in the midst of a three-game winning streak as more …

NFL Betting Preview: Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles Predictions & Picks

Nick Foles: Oakland at Philadelphia PicksAll the Philadelphia Eagles want for Christmas is the No. 1 seed in the NFC and they are in prime position to get it as they take on the (6-8) Oakland Raiders at home this Monday night (8.30pm ET Christmas Day).

It’s hard to believe given how poorly they have played as of late but the Raiders are actually still more …

NFL Betting Preview: New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers Predictions & Picks

Tom Brady: New England at Pittsburgh PicksHome field advantage throughout the AFC Championship is on the line as the (11-2) Pittsburgh Steelers and (10-3) New England Patriots meet in what could be the biggest game of the season (4:25 PM ET Sunday on CBS).

We will start this preview with a review of New England’s season. Following a stunning 15-point opening week loss to more …

NBA Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Predictions & Picks

Le’Veon Bell: Baltimore at Pittsburgh PicksWhile the (10-2) Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have control over the AFC North, it could all change tonight when the Steelers host their biggest divisional rivals, the (7-5) Baltimore Ravens, at Heinz Field (8:30 PM ET Sunday).

The rivalry between the Steelers and Ravens has been one of the most intense in all of the NFL. Since the 2000s, it has even more …

NFL Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs LA Rams Predictions & Picks

Carson Wentz: Philadelphia at LA Rams PicksWith just a few weeks left of the regular season, the (10-2) Philadelphia Eagles head to the Los Angeles Coliseum to take on the (9-3) LA Rams, in what could be the biggest game left on the schedule (4:25pm ET Sunday).

Both the Eagles and Rams are still very much alive in the race to be the NFC’s best team, a distinction that more …