Although there are many people that do not like the idea of betting and gambling, it is true that such activities have played a major role throughout America’s history. Betting on sports is something that Americans have engaged in for an extensive period of time and it is unlikely such activities will stop any time soon. Of course, it is essential to be a little realistic and precautious when gambling your money. These activities can be fun, but they can quickly lead to debt, depression and other problems. Below, you’ll learn how to bet your money wisely, without getting in over your head.
The New England Patriots would have been fearing the worst for the start of their 2016 season after quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for the deflategate scandal was reinstated. The four-time Super Bowl champion opted not to take his fight to the Supreme Court, allowing the NFL to claim victory in the matter and leave the AFC East outfit without their starting signal-caller for the opening quarter of the campaign.
The NFL regular season is upon as, and with it, the speculation on whose year 2016-17 will be. So without further ado, let the prognosticating begin.
The Denver Broncos are going to come down from their mile-high perch and won’t repeat as Super Bowl champions. Minus both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, the Broncos are in such dire straits at quarterback it’s amazing Tim Tebow isn’t trying out for them again.
The advancements in technology have caused virtually every aspect of our day to day lives to change at breakneck speeds. The old way of doing things is no longer valid and we must either keep up or be left behind.
This is true for many things, even professional sports. The age of the internet has created a new breed of fans who are interested in more than just the simple gameplay that we got used to in the old days. These fans want interaction, up-to-date news, and special offers – and they will not settle for anything less.
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, 3:30PM ET
The most anticipated matchup of Week 3 will take place at Kyle Field in College Station today. One thing that has made Nick Saban so successful is his ability to get his team focused on one game at a time. But you know he and the Crimson Tide have circled this date since Johnny Manziel and A&M rolled into Tuscaloosa and upset ‘Bama a year ago. The Aggies are just 1-4 all-time at home against top-ranked teams and since the start of the 2008 season, the Tide are 41-0 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponent. Look for ‘Bama to limit its mistakes, keep the ball on the ground (they’re 51-0 when rushing for at least 140 yards) and generate pressure on Manziel. If they can stay disciplined defensively and maintain good gap responsibility, they should get their revenge. PREDICTION: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE -9
Tennessee vs. No. 2 Oregon, 3:30PM ET
Butch Jones tried to ratchet up the tempo this week in practice in order to get his players ready for what they’ll see today in Eugene. But Oregon is too fast, too athletic and too skilled on the perimeter for an overmatched Tennessee squad. The Ducks are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win. The Vols, meanwhile, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games versus the Pac-12 and 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win. Look for Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas to run wild on a gassed Tennessee defense in the second half. PREDICTION: OREGON DUCKS -28
No. 19 Washington vs. Illinois, 6:00PM ET
This game has become more interesting in the past two weeks. Washington turn heads by crushing Boise State in Week 1 and Illinois surprised the masses by routing a previously underrated Cincinnati team 45-17 last Saturday. While quarterbacks Keith Price and Nathan Scheelhaase will receive all of the attention tonight, keep an eye on Huskies junior middle linebacker and defensive leader John Timu (13 tackles vs. Boise), and the duo of Jonathan Brown and Mason Monheim for the Illini. The under is 5-1 in Illinois’ last six neutral-site games and 4-0 in the Huskies’ last four games in September. While defense won’t dominate this game, the combined score should fall under the total. PREDICTION: UNDER 63
No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Purdue, 8:00PM ET
The Fighting Irish have won five straight games against the Boilermakers but two of those contests were decided on Notre Dame’s final drive. The Irish have new players on both sides of the ball that are growing on the job, which is part of the reason why their defense allowed 411 yards per game over their first two contests. Quarterback Tommy Rees is still trying to find his rhythm as a passer too, so look for this game to be somewhat tight. The underdog is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams and the Irish are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. PREDICTION: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS +18.5