Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Odds for these games will change, so be sure to keep checking here.
  • Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts - CIN -6.5
 It’s no secret that the Colts shut things down in the preseason.   The organizational attitude towards winning clearly resonates amongst the players as they are allowing a pathetic 43 points a game.   Fans will see a lot of JT O’Sullivan and Palmer jr in this game and despite their sporadic play, they should have little problem outperforming the likes of Painter and Hiller.   At the moment, the Colts are more concerned with where the game officials are positioned rather than the opposing teams.    CIN need to lay a touchdown to cover, but that won’t be a problem.   Prediction: Bank CIN -6.5

  • New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans - OVER 41
Two contrasting teams meet up on Thursday when the high-flying Saints take on the low-scoring Titans.    Normally, the smart money would be on the Saints in this one, but Fisher has already announced his intentions to play the starters for close to a half (if not longer).    Don’t expect to see Gage or Washington this week as both are still nursing injuries.   There should be a lot of mismatches on the field throughout the game as both teams will be using different schedules for their starters/backups and this should translate into more scoring opportunities. Prediction: Bank OVER 41.

  • Green Bay Packers vs Kansas City Chiefs - GB +5.5
 As everyone knows, Aaron Rodgers has been on fire this preseason.    This has overshadowed the play of Matt Flynn.   Ok so he put up two touchdowns against a disinterested Colts team, but it’s a nice improvement over his first two games of the preseason.   Thankfully for him, he will be playing a lot against a Chiefs team that is putting all their focus on playing the young guys.     It’s possible that Brodie Croyle returns to the lineup in this game, but with so many starters on the sidelines and so much inexperience in the key backup spots, GB should have little trouble keeping things close.    Take the points with confidence.  Prediction: Bank GB +5.5.