- Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers – Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 1:00 PM EST – Speaking of punchlines, the 49ers were at the butt end of a Jay Leno monologue last night. Jay knows a lot about comedy and cars, but his knowledge of the inner-workings of the NFL leaves much to be desired 🙂 This is basically a matchup between two struggling teams, hoping to put more “W’s” in their column before it gets too late. The spread is -2.5/+2.5 49ers/Broncos respectively. Mr. Peebles is going with the favorite in this grudge match. Take the 49ers for a win that might be a close call, but all the same a win by 3.
- Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots – Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 4:15 PM EST – Fabulous Favre returns to the gridiron after a heart-breaking loss to Green Bay last week, hoping to bury the Patriots in the graveyard for Halloween. The Pats are the favorite, with a -5.5/+5.5 Patriots/Vikings spread respectively. If anything is true about the Vikings this season, it’s that they’re inconsistent, while the Patriots have taken a slow but steady approach to winning football games. Accordingly, Mister Peebles forecasts the Patriots for the win, perhaps by a touchdown and fieldgoal, but definitely by a touchdown for sure 🙂 .
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints – Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 8:20 PM EST – This is easily the best matchup of the weekend: you’ve got the Steelers, who are doing very well this season, sporting Ben Roethlisberger at the stick. Roethlisberger has gotten rid of enough arm rust to place him among the better performing QBs this seson. Then, there’s Drew Brees and the Saints, who are trying to save face as defending Super Bowl champions. The Saints, like the Vikings, have been inconsistent, and gave up an embarrassing loss to the Browns last weekend. This should be a VERY close game: the spread is -1/+1 Saints/Steelers respectively. Even though Peebles has great respect for the Saints, he’s going with the Dog Steelers on this one. Look for the Steelers to win big, or else Mr. Peebles’ apartment will get toilet-papered by the local hoodlums.
What a ghoulish surprise: it’s the last weekend of October, and Sunday Night Football is now Halloween Night Football! What tricks does the NFL have up its sleeve for us? Or, will there be plenty of treats when you cash out your winnings Monday after blowing the sportsbooks out of the water? The real question is, “witch” games should you bet on, and what teams should you take? That’s where Mr. Peebles comes in, your cheery, already-sick-of-the-Halloween-themed-blog-post, NFL aficionado. A look back at Week 7 shows that everyone – sportsbooks included – just about broke even. There were a few surprises (ahem Saints, WTF?) and a few routine wins that combined to balance everything out. So what’s wrong with that? Well, no one made any money – that’s what’s wrong! Hopefully Week 8 NFL betting will be more productive for bettors, looking to amp up their holiday spending funds with plentiful cash from the bookies. Did Mr. Peebles ever tell you about the guy that always bet 16 team parlays? No, a punchline isn’t coming next, but it’s worth noting that this fool’s time in the NFL betting world was VERY short. Sportsbooks love players who bet 4 or more team parlays, particularly 10 or more team parlays. For obvious reasons, these bets can be big moneymakers, in part because it’s damn near impossible to pick 4 or more winners given all the variables at play in NFL Football. Take a word of advice from Mr. Peebles: if you want to make money, skip the parlays and stay with straight bets. You won’t regret it. Mr. Peebles Free Picks for NFL Betting Week 8