October 1st, 2014
Free NFL Picks Week 4 feature NFL MVP front-runner J.J. Watt and Houston at +4.5 Vegas Odds
NFL Week 5 kicks off with the Green Bay Packers hosting NFC North division rival Minnesota at 8:25 PM ET on the NFL Network on CBS. Kicking off our free NFL Picks Week 4 is Minnesota (+10) Vegas Odds in a rainy game to stuff Green Bay’s running game and cover a fat double-digit spread. A suddenly vulnerable New England (+1) team should respond at home with their backs against the wall against the formidable Bengals on Sunday Night Football. In a game of surprise 3-1 teams our NFL Picks sharps like Houston (+4.5) led by NFL MVP front-runner J.J. Watt to cover against Dallas in a Longhorn State showdown. Wager on NFL Week 5 at BOVADA.LV
Free NFL Picks Week 5 Analysis: Expect two-time Super Bowl winning coach Tom Coughlin and the Giants (-4.5) at home to muscle around a finesse based Atlanta team. Philadelphia (-7) should blow away the Rams at home with their Top Gun offense despite QB Nick Foles playing behind a decimated line. New Orleans (-10) should bounce back in their dome and blowout an overmatched Tampa Bay team. Baltimore (+3.5) is a sleeper that should out-physical the Colts on their home turf. Expect the Jets (+6.5) on the highway to stuff the gun barrel of the Chargers high-octane offense..
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The Lions (-7.5) in their dome will have too many offensive dimensions for a Bills team that is replacing 1st round bust QB E.J. Manuel with trail-horse Kyle Orton. Chicago (+2.5) will be able to quiet a raucous Carolina crowd with All-Pro RB Matt Forte and their big-play offense. Monday Night Football will feature Seattle (-7.5) and the “legion of doom” beating the brakes off an outclassed Redskins team in their backyard.
Free NFL Picks Week 5 Best Bets: Seattle -7.5, Baltimore +3.5, Philadelphia -7
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October 1st, 2014
Jermain Taylor vs Sam Soliman Vegas Odds have Soliman -325 with 60% Fight Picks on the “chalk”
Saturday October 8th former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will get a chance to reclaim past glory when he faces I.B.F. middleweight champion Sam Soliman from Biloxi, Mississippi. Jermain Taylor vs Sam Soliman Vegas Odds have Soliman as a -325 favorite with 60% of the action on the favorite for the ESPN2 bout. The 40-year old champion Soliman, 44-11, 18 KO’s, is coming off a career defining win over Australian rival Anthony Mundine as a 3 to 1 underdog. The 36-year old Taylor, 32-4-1, 20 KO’s, rebounded from a career threatening brain injury to KO a journeyman last December. Does the former star Taylor have anything left in the tank? Our Fight Picks experts give away our free picks. Jermain Taylor vs Sam Soliman Vegas Odds have Taylor as a +250 underdog (Bet $500 to win $1125) at BOVADA.LV
Fight Picks Analysis: Taylor is well past his prime and the agile and still fresh Soliman will outbox the stronger American. The middle-aged Soliman has perfected his awkward style and will give the puncher fits with angles, speed and a video game like workrate. Taylor is big and can still bang but his reflexes are shot and Soliman will have target practice at times. The tall (6’0″) Taylor’s best weapon remains his telephone pole like jab but the elusive Australian is a slick little fighter (5’8″) that never stops moving. Jermain Taylor vs Sam Soliman Vegas Odds have the Total at 9.5 Rounds
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Taylor’s old-school trainer Pat Burns knows his pupil is damaged goods and wisely matched him with a 40-year old champion that can’t punch. Taylor’s stamina has always been ordinary and the fitness freak Soliman throws punches for 3:00 minutes of every round. The always tough Arkansas native “Bad Intentions” Taylor will show plenty of heart but will take a beating on his way to a decision loss in the 117-111 to 116-112 range.
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Jermain Taylor vs Sam Soliman Power Ratings
Boxing Science: 8/6
Edge: Soliman 77/ Taylor 71
October 1st, 2014
Minnesota vs Green Bay Vegas Odds have G.B. -10 with 47% of Free NFL Picks on Teddy Bridgewater and Minnesota
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will try to follow up on a brilliant performance in NFL Week 5 when they host division rival Minnesota at 8:25 PM ET on Thursday Night Football. After a slow start Green Bay (2-2 SU 1-2-1) looked formidable in a 38-17 blowout win at Chicago in NFL Week 4. Minnesota (2-2 SU 2-2 ATS) looked fantastic on both sides pf the ball in rookie Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s first career start in a 41-28 upset win over Atlanta at home. Is Minnesota for real with the dynamic Bridgewater under center? Our sharps give away a Week 5 Free NFL Picks prediction. Minnesota vs Green Bay Vegas Odds have Minnesota as +335 Moneyline underdogs (Bet $1000 to win $3350) at BOVADA.LV
Week 5 Free NFL Picks Analysis: With an 80% chance of rain Minnesota is going to make this ugly with their downhill running game and underrated defense. Despite missing All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson the Vikings have shown that they can hammer opponents with their ground attack. Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater set numerous passing records in his NFL debut and will give the Vikings the type of balance they have desperately needed for years. Despite owning a sledgehammer RB in Eddie Lacy the Packers O-line has failed to open holes averaging a paltry 3.5 yards per carry. Minnesota vs Green Bay Vegas Odds Total is at 47.5 Points
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Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s offense will be one-dimensional which could lead to Minnesota winning the turnover battle. Teddy Bridgewater sprained his ankle in last week’s game and his injury status should be monitored closely. Bridgewater is worth 3.0 points on the spread over backup QB Christian Ponder.
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