Bookies Speculate on New England Patriots’ Chances without Star Quarterback Tom Brady

NFL free betThe NFL season begins next week and one of the most interesting NFL bets is on how the Patriots will fare in their first four games without Tom Brady.

Brady was given a four game suspension last spring for the so-called Deflategate controversy.

“Since the Patriots’ star quarterback got suspended for the first four games of the regular season it’ll be interesting to see how they will perform without him,” noted an Intertops Sportsbook  oddsmaker, “The pressure’s really on their backup QB, Jimmy Garoppolo.”

“We ran a Madden NFL 17 simulation of the Patriots’ first four games without suspended quarterback Tom Brady,” wrote Will Brinson, a senior writer at CBS Sports.  “New England didn’t do very well with Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo starting. Garoppolo himself wasn’t terrible, but the Patriots finished 1-3 during their first four games of the season.”

New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals is one of 13 games being played Sunday, September 11.  Odds on the Patriots first game of the season are currently Patriots +5.5@-110.

The Broncos are also a big question this season now that Peyton Manning has retired.  The 2016 NFL season opens September 8th when the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers.  Current odds have the Broncos at +3@-110.

It’s early days yet but oddsmakers favor the Seattle Seahawks (+750) to win the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston next February.  The New England Patriots (+800) and Carolina Panthers (+950) are also looking good.


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Can Spartans upset top US college basketball teams?

Underdog Spartans could beat Kentucky in college basketballEven though the Kentucky Wildcats have been a strong favorite to win the US college basketball championship in Indianapolis since March Madness began, bookmakers say there’s been a surprising number of people betting on the underdog Michigan Spartans to win.   Why is that?

It’s partly because you stand to win a helluva lot more if you get lucky on an underdog. There’s not a lot of money to be made on an obvious favorite. But perhaps more people, deep down, identify more with underdogs than with favorites.

By Tuesday it’ll be a done deal.  For now, it’s anyone’s game.  Well, it’s the Kentucky Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers, Duke Blue Devils or maybe even Michigan Spartans game.

“The Wildcats first have to beat the Wisconsin Badgers. That could be harder than they think,” said the sportsbook manager at AllYouBet.  “Meanwhile, Michigan State takes on Duke.  I say, if Tom Izzo can get his number 7 seed team this far it’s certainly possible the Spartans could go all the way. A lot of guys that bet on them early seem to think so!”

AllYouBet sportsbook has attractive odds on the semi-final and final games this weekend. Kentucky, at -149, is currently favored to win the championship on Monday with Wisconsin at +450, Duke +325 and the Spartans are +800. (Odds as of today are subject to change.) Bonuses and a free bet offer continue through the weekend.

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US college basketball: 3 no. 1 seeds, 1 dangerous underdog

US college basketball betting Intertops SportsbookI wish I could tell you who to bet on as the Final Four finals in US college basketball take place this weekend in Indianapolis.  But even though the field has been narrowed down from 96 to the Final Four, it’s still a tough call.  The Kentucky Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils – three number one seeds and one dangerous underdog.  Anybody’s game.

The Kentucky Wildcats began as the obvious but the Wisconsin  Badgers have looked good in the tourney so far and there is no reason why they couldn’t eliminate their rival early. Michigan State and Duke is  a battle between two of the highest-profile coaches in the game. Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski, each capable of taking their boys to victory.

Final Four bets at Intertops Sportsbook“Our players really know their hoops,” said the sportsbook manager at Intertops Sportsbook. “We’ve had some heavy action on the Spartans to surprise in the South from the word go. Many customers who bet on Michigan State to win it all at odds of +5000 will be facing a nail-biting Easter weekend now!”

“Early upsets mean that none of our customers had a perfect March Madness bracket, but the $25,000 prize we put up will be split between the top 25 entries.”

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To win outright:
Kentucky -150
Duke +325
Wisconsin +450
Michigan State +800
(Today’s odds are subject to change.)


Even for Top Seeded US College Basketball Teams, One March Madness Loss Can Mean its Over

US college basketball betting in March MadnessAs US college basketball competition begins in earnest this week, it comes as no surprise that the University of Kentucky is the overall No. 1 seed in the Midwest as Kansas hangs on to a No. 2 seed despite losing in the Big 12 title game. In the East, The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up at No. 2 in what could be a very unpredictable bracket. Duke is the favorite in the South but  Gonzaga and Iowa State could yet have a word or two to say about that. When a single loss means it’s all over, no one should get too comfortable.

It’s early days, but at this point Kentucky (+120) is favored to win the Championship on April 6th in Indianapolis followed by Wisconsin and Arizona (both +700).

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As March Madness Begins, Early Wagering Suggests Notre Dame and Gonzaga Could be Teams to Watch

March madness bonuses and bracket contestWith Selection Sunday behind us US college basketball betting is picking up at online sportsbooks this week.  64 teams are competing in regional tournaments hoping to be one of the Final Four that goes to Indianapolis April 6th.  Kentucky, Duke, Wisconsin and Villanova are all top seeds, but it’s early days. Anything can and does happen during March Madness.

“At 34-0 for the season Kentucky is obviously the best in the country and quite possibly the best college basketball team we’ve seen in many years,” observed the sportsbook manager at Intertops Sportsbook.  “Outside of the top four, early wagering would indicate that Notre Dame and Gonzaga could be teams to watch.

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Who’ll Make the NFL Playoffs?

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NFL regular season begins next week

The NFL regular season doesn’t even begin until next week and already one of the hottest NFL bets is “Who’ll Make the NFL Playoffs”? The Denver Broncos (-714), New England Patriots (-500) and Seattle Seahawks (-400) are obviously favorites. According to early odds on NFL playoff bets, so are the San Francisco 49ers (-303), the Indianapolis Colts (-222), and the Green Bay Packers (-200). Odds on other teams and dozens of other NFL odds and props are posted and regularly updated at the world’s original online sportsbook, Intertops Sportsbook.

The 2014 NFL Regular Season opens on September 4th when the Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers. The defending Super Bowl champions enter this campaign at +550 favorites to go back-to-back. Intertops Sportsbook expects the hosts to start with a win over Green Bay, with the money line at -5.

The visitors will be out to improve on last year, when they went 8-7-1 in the regular season but lost out to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game.

“The Seahawks dominated last year’s Super Bowl, and we expect them to be in the mix once again this year,” said Intertops’ oddsmaker. “Green Bay shouldn’t cause their opponents too many problems in theory, but the NFL can always throw up surprises.”
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The Gamblogger gambling blogLARRY COLCY (TheGamblogger) is one of the editors of BettingInstinct. He talks mainly about poker and casino games in his gambling blog and on his YouTube channel but can’t help but get caught up in sports betting during World Cup, Super Bowl and March Madness.

March Madness — What’s Up with the Underdog Betting?!

Underdog bets have March Madness bookies scratching their heads

No surprise the Gators are getting a lot of betting action as US college basketball betting heats up. At +450 Florida is a clear favorite. But bookmakers say they’ve also seen unusual interest in a couple of March Madness underdog bets this year. Let’s face it, Wisconsin (+2500) and Villanova (+2000) are hardly contendors for the American college basketball title, yet a lot of players have been betting on them. Go figger.

Wisconsin was defeated last weekend by Nebraska so their popularity with bettors could change. But Villanova scored over 60 points in all but one of its 31 games in the regular season so who knows?! One thing we know about March Madness is: anything’s possible.

“Wichita State (+1000) and the Michigan Spartans (+2000) are two teams that players seem to like as well,” said an AllYouBet bookmaker.  “Syracuse Orange (+1400) has also seen some action, although the team has struggled recently.”

The Final Four tournament will culminate when the men’s college basketball title is decided April 7th at AT&T Stadium, North Texas.

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The Gamblogger gambling blogGAMBLOGGER (gamblogger) is one of the editors of BettingInstinct. He talks mainly about poker and casino games in his gambling blog and on his YouTube channel but can’t help but get caught up in sports betting during Super Bowl and March Madness.