Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Odds for these games will change, so be sure to keep checking here.

  • St. Louis Rams vs New England Patriots - NE -7.5
Normally I would stay far away from a favorite laying down 7.5 in a preseason game, but we have found ourselves an exception.  A perfect storm has come together to give us a game that should be laying at least 10 points down.   Belichick and Brady both have solid preseason records in their careers and have come out guns blazing so far this year. Last week Maroney was dancing around too much at the line of scrimmage, but this week he should be dancing straight to the end zone.  Meanwhile for the Rams, things couldn't be worse.  A.J. Feeley is out with an injury which means Bradford will get an early introduction to the NFL by playing in New England in week 3 of the preseason.  The depth behind him is even worse so don't expect an upgrade after he gets put on the bench.    Prediction: Bank NE -7.5. 

  • Indianapolis Colts vs Green Bay Packers - OVER 44.5
I could cut and paste my write up from the Saints/Texans matchup and just switch the names for this game because I expect much of the same here.  Aaron Rodgers has been on fire since he entered the league and his offense is already hitting on all cylinders.  Both teams will play their first team lineup for at least a half and maybe more depending on how the game goes.   That should be more than enough to put up some big points as both teams will air it out.  This should leave an easy job for the backups to cover the OVER in the second half as the third stringers won't see much action at all.  Prediction: Bank the OVER.