The second week of the NFL preseason has begun. In a game that produced some exhilarating last-second complete drama for those who decided to wet their beak on the game, the Chicago Bears defeated the Seattle Seahawks last night. After Seattle scored late and recovered an onside kick to make things interesting, an overturned touchdown prevented under bettors from losing money.
Three additional games in the preseason will be played on Friday. Preseason wagering is a dangerous venture, but if you keep up with the news, you can definitely outperform the market. Of all, beating the odds is no guarantee of a successful wager, particularly early in the season.
At home against the Carolina Panthers, the New England Patriots started out as a 1-point favorite. However, Matt Rhule had stated that he planned to use his second and third strings the majority of the time. In their first game, New England only used a small number of its starters, so on Friday night, they’re likely to give them some work. The Patriots are now 4.5-point favorites over the Panthers at BetMGM as a result.
Rhule reportedly elected to start Baker Mayfield at quarterback in Week 1 according to reports. On Friday night, it’s unlikely that either Mayfield or backup Sam Darnold will see much action. P.J. Walker, who is likely to be cut by the Panthers, should be seen a lot. You might also run with rookie Matt Corral, who had a poor weekend in his pro debut, going 0-for-9.
The Patriots, on the other hand, are still working to set up their offensive. Joe Judge and Matt Patricia are now switching off as the play-callers for the upcoming season. Bill Belichick hasn’t ruled out calling the offensive plays himself, but it’ll probably be one of those two. On Friday night, Mac Jones is probably going to show up. We’ll also see Bailey Zappe, a rookie who, when playing for Western Kentucky last year, surpassed Joe Burrow’s single-season collegiate records for passing yards and touchdowns.
Over the last few days, the line has shifted by three and a half points. At BetMGM, around 70% of the wagers are on the Patriots to cover the spread. Even if it may be meaningless football, it’s fantastic to have some Saturday football back.
the additional exhibition matches
On Friday night, there are two further preseason contests.
The Green Bay Packers are a 3-point favorite over the New Orleans Saints. Throughout the preseason, the Packers are not anticipated to use many starters at all. Prior to handing the job over to former LSU quarterback Danny Etling, Jordan Love will probably get a little work first. Jameis Winston will not participate for New Orleans. Expect to see a lot of Ian Book and Andy Dalton early on.
The Los Angeles Rams, who are the defending Super Bowl champions, meet the Houston Texans in the nightcap. It is now well known that Sean McVay does not use his starters during the preseason. At quarterback, expect to see a lot of Bryce Perkins and a little John Wolford. Davis Mills is anticipated to play for the Texans on the other side. More pictures than the two series he played last weekend are expected to be taken by him. The 2-point favorite is Houston.
Do you play baseball?
Although I love football, these contests don’t really matter. The MLB season’s final six weeks are drawing near.
The first of Friday’s fifteen games is the customary afternoon contest at Wrigley Field. With Aaron Ashby starting for the Brewers against the Cubs on the road, they are -145 favorites. For the last NL wildcard slot, the Brewers trail the San Diego Padres by one game.
In another game, the New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays as small -115 favorites. For the first time in a few months, the Yankees’ divisional lead is down to just one game, but it will take a few more defeats before we seriously consider the possibility that the Yankees may lose the division. Jameson Taillon is up against Kevin Gausman on the mound.
The top three clubs in the American League Central are separated by just 2.5 games, making this game crucial. The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox are close behind the Cleveland Guardians, who presently hold the advantage. In a crucial head-to-head series on Friday, the Guardians are -135 home favorites over Chicago. Texas is a -145 underdog compared to Minnesota.
The Atlanta Braves are -125 home favorites over the Houston Astros in a rematch of the World Series. Lance McCullers makes his second start of the year after throwing six innings of two-hit, shutout baseball in his debut. Even though the Athletics lost because of that, it still makes sense to pick McCullers as the underdog. The Braves are within 3.5 games of the division lead after defeating the Mets in three of their last four games.
The Phillies are a slim -120 home favorite over the aforementioned Mets in the NL East. On the mound for Philadelphia is Aaron Nola. In his previous appearance, he suffered a complete game defeat after being outdueled 1-0 by Jacob deGrom. The Phillies won’t have deGrom since he pitched last night. On Friday, Chris Bassitt pitches for New York.
The five main European leagues are all in action this weekend, signaling the return of soccer. Although the majority of the weekend’s action takes place tomorrow, LaLiga, the Bundesliga, and France’s Ligue 1 all have action on Friday.
There is the BMW Championship in golf. At +650, Justin Thomas is now the live betting favorite.
On Saturday, Salt Lake City, Utah will host UFC 278. Kamaru Usman is the -350 betting favorite to defeat Leon Edwards in the main event.
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